Monday, August 06, 2007

Cracking the Whip!

With just days to go before the start of the SRE07 we are at full throttle with preparations. We were able to partially outfit this expedition with the help of some friends who brought over some of the needed outback gear last November. As for our equipment deficit we are going to wing it and hope for the best.

Unfortunately there was mix-up with the tents we ordered from the States…we ordered 2 four-season tents that would withstand the High Asia climate, but ended up with lightweight summer tents with mesh see-thru ceilings/roofs.
Our truck is still without a bull bar, winch and heavy bumper…and we are hoping to make do with a pair of hand crank come-alongs for our river crossings.

On the high are such a blessing! Its kind of like having your own personal Sherpas. We put them to work with practicing the quick set up and tear down of our tents last week. Their starting time was 30 minutes…right now they have it down to 8 minutes a tent. We will crack the whip this week and see if that can’t improve a bit. They may be slow…but aren’t they cute?

1 comment:

Our Family said...

My how the kids have grown! The second picture, E reminds me of a dancer. She looks very gracful in both pictures. Wow S! You're getting so tall!
We miss you guiys so much!
Love ya, Brenda

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World

Living, Traveling, and Wandering on the Far Side of the World