Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation

Everyone knows Wayne. On our way to Romania, we stopped at a campsite in rural Hungary. The owner was British. He knew Wayne. One evening, as we were watching Ben Fogle’s documentary Harbour Lives on TV, Wayne popped up on our screen. It came as no surprise. The first part of this post is theContinue reading “Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation”

Collecting The Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 1 – Staffal to Rotterdam

Monday: Staffal – Pont St Martin As part of our Brexit-Busting plan to abandon Europe for Mongolia, Mark and I have bought a 24.5 tonne truck to convert into our new home. She is a Volvo N10. She is HUGE, so we named her The Beast. We fully accepted that the purchase, unseen, of anContinue reading “Collecting The Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 1 – Staffal to Rotterdam”

The Birth of The Beast – How To Source & Spec. an Overland Truck

With the election of Boris Johnson and the prospect of Brexit becoming inevitable, we formulated a Brexit Busting plan. “Let’s go to Mongolia!” With Big Blue & Kismet, we truly did courageously split our infinitives and ‘Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before’ – across the Carpathian mountains and along a footpath in Romania.Continue reading “The Birth of The Beast – How To Source & Spec. an Overland Truck”