The carpet on the van is to serve 2 purposes, 1 to add a little bit more insulation to the van and 2, to make it a bit cozier inside. I bought some 4way stretch car fabric from good ol’ ebay, this stuff isn’t that cheap but you wouldn’t want to use anything else and the one I bought comes with the spray glue, you … Continue reading Carpeting

Visa stress 1

We are edging slowly into March and on the cusp of one of the Visa deadlines: the Turkmenistan LOI. Still faffing about was not an option, we want to do the southern route through Iran (with a plan B to go through the Caspian Sea) and need to get this down. Going through the Visa Machine was our first thought as it frees up time; someone … Continue reading Visa stress 1

Sound Deadening

These vans aren’t built of much and what they are built of vibrates a lot, with that vibration comes noise and a lot of it. The idea is to stick something on the side if these sprawling panels to stop them vibrating so much. You can buy special sound deadening stuff for cars but Bitumen is (apparently) exactly the same stuff and a damn sight cheaper. … Continue reading Sound Deadening


Part of our Rally challenge is fundraising for Cool Earth, an NGO that works with the indigenous community within rainforests, helping them to find alternative livelihoods to deforestation, whilst protecting the precious habitat.  The first £500 all Rally racers raise will go to Cool Earth; but then as Khane Diem, we wanted to think more about the worthy cause we will be raising awareness and funds … Continue reading Fundraising