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Old 02-19-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Do you know if you can buy solar panels to put on a car to charge the electric engine?
Sure, if truly an EV it must have storage!

Top-it-off!

There will be specific models / systems more lent to Solar. Most current production EV's prefer a LOT of CURRENT! (quick charge focus). Not very eco / minimal focused. That can be overcome with T-I-M-E. (You will have plenty of that!)

I would build something very stout (Strong) / light and simple.

It would be a nice way to improve on my exotic metal welding skills!

 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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Camping? Are you prepared for wildlife?
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Camping? Are you prepared for wildlife?
Yes
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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Yes
How?
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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How's your ability to self-treat medical needs? My sister can't tolerate many common anti-malarial drugs and managed to get malaria in South Sudan badly enough her employer had her medically evacuated to Germany.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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You ever hear the expression TIA?
I've been to Africa 4 times. It's not for the meek. As experienced as I am in travel, I still needed a tour guide in Egypt, and a military convoy to make it near Sudan, I need essentially a driver/bodyguard in S. Africa for my last business trip. Simply - as exotic and alluring as the place is, things just don't work right there.

You are going to cross roads that may exist on the map, but not in reality, or be washed out or otherwise impassable - no worries - "This is Africa".
You are going to lawless regions in some cases - OK but "This is Africa"
You will run into police and military, sometimes local militia, roadblocks with corrupt officials that will expect bribes or they will put you in jail, they will most likely steal everything you own - well of course, "This is Africa"
You will run into stretches of country where there is no food, no gas, no electricity, no hotels - yup. "This is Africa"
You will likely cross frontiers in areas with active armed conflict with this or that group, or have to arrange wide detours, to avoid conflict zones - everyone there understand it cuz "this is Africa"

You run into problems? Well expect no help, you will be on your own, because....TIA - THIS IS AFRICA.

Listen to someone who has been there.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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How?
I have a zip on my tent
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Listen to someone who has been there.
No.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I have a zip on my tent


lol even in California, people need more protection than a tent from wild life, when camping in wilderness areas.

If you want to spend some time in Africa, why not volunteer or find a job there for a while.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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I have a zip on my tent
Yeah, elephants, lions, hyenas, buffalo etc. are terrified of zippers. While I salute your spirit of adventure, I agree with others that you are being incredibly naive and willfully ignorant of the dangers of such a journey. Some very experienced travelers have given you good advice here. Heed it or ignore at your own peril.
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