The Ultra Light Hiker

Found Space:

Underneath our caravan sink was a mess of plumbing. As you can see a large fitting and poorly routed hose stole most of our already limited storage space. I purchased the much shorter and more compact fitting online and installed … Continued

Enginesaver: Low Engine Water Alarm:

  For many years we have had these fitted to our Subarus and Land Rovers. I also add a Piezo wired in (in parallel) with the Low Oil Sensor light so that an audible alarm sounds when oil pressure is … Continued

Girard Tankless Water Heater:

This piece of gear is certainly a win/win. I will certainly be fitting one and swapping my existing storage heater out. There is a kit so it will fit in the same entry hole so no structural damage to the … Continued

Tray Back Campers and Other Heavy Loads:

I have just finished fitting the suspension/steering hardware I mentioned here: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/twin-shock-absorbers/ I then loaded up the camper on the Defender. Let me say the difference is astonishing. The whole rig now handles like a passenger car; the ride is … Continued

Twin Shock Absorbers:

You may not know you can fit twin shocks front and rear to improve handling on rough roads or under heavy loads. I already fitted twin shocks to the rear of our vehicle and it made a huge difference. Pictured … Continued

Rokon Scout, a 2WD motorbike:

  I like the green colour. If you find muscle power alone won’t get you where you want to go any more. You might try one of these: https://www.rokon.com/bikes/scout Would be a fitting accompaniment to your Mokai: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/?s=mokai See also: … Continued

Mobile Phone Antennae: 64 x Signal Strength

It is a delight to venture into the mountains far from ‘civilisation’; when we do however we don’t have to forego the opportunity of all contact. A carefully chosen antenna system will draw in mobile phone and internet connectivity to … Continued

Buying Gear Online

If you have difficulty buying stuff online, check out http://www.shipito.com/ You can (for example) buy that stuff on Amazon (which has free US shipping but which they won’t send to Oz) and have shipito forward it. Some sites won’t even … Continued

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