I'm Packing my Land Cruiser for an overland trip. Q&A LIVE BROADCAST. Patreon-exclusive

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Taylor Wellstead · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hey mate where can I buy one of those cutlery rolls you had? Looks very handy cheers

Si Crewe · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Random tip: If you're using a socket and a breaker bar for removing wheelnuts, wrap a bit of insulation tape around the socket so it doesn't chip the paint off your alloys and cause corrosion.

I keep seeing people on the internet using sockets to remove wheelnuts and I don't think I've EVER seen anybody doing this but all the wheel & tyre places around here do it.

Thomas Maresh · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Pro Tip on the propane:

You can re-fill those little green bottles!

Get this adapter: https://ebay.to/32SzE8P

1. Put the green bottle in the freezer for a few hours (to lower the internal pressure)

2. Screw the adapter onto your big propane tank
3. Screw the green propane bottle onto the adapter
4. Turn the big tank over so the green bottle is on the floor/ground
5. Wait a few minutes
6. Turn the big tank over
7. Unscrew everything

Soooo much cheaper

Owen Mawbey · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Wide tyres again won't they scrub on the rear guards with the track correction?

Chris York · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

There art already a few "list" apps out there, but they appear to be one dimensional?? You're thinking of a drawer with sub-pockets where you can drill down on each item?

James Heppell · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Can't wait for the App. Great Idea

reubs91 · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

In regards to your previous video:

I on holiday traveling up the coast of WA and I’m currently in Broome about to do the gibb. The “too many people” “too crowded” is completely true. But I think it can easily be solved, open more spaces.WA has a fraction of the camping spots compared to other states. WA is such a hypocritical place, mine site on one hill and then an eco camping ground that costs $30 to enter on the next. WA needs to open more beaches and more land and be more open to roadside campers. Queensland is very open and friendly and despite a huge population, all the camp sites seem empty and secluded, with very little to no rubbish at all.

You should do a video about how locked up WA is and how hypocritical it is. To many cattle stations backing into beaches that should be open to the public with access, just like the other states.

Ganbayar Erdenebaatar · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hello sir, what is load capacity of rear leaf spring od troopy?

4x4 Pete · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Andrew, who is that Bloke in Joondalup, that was servicing your troopie? I am also looking for someone in Perth to regularly service my 76.

Zac S · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Why don’t many Overlanders use a skinny version of their main tyres for the spare’s? Same rolling diameter – less weight – less strain when changing.

ilian madjarov · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

In the absence of other solutions, you can "lubricate" the zippers by rubbing them with ordinary soap.

Grumluck luckgrum · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

3 times : Giiiiivvvveeeeee me the cat !!!!! 🙂

Stuart Nicholson · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Not sure about a 'packing app', being in IT and a 4×4'er, I've always got by with paper or the default note taker on android/iphone. I would not open an app just for that, unless it really had a unique feature. Hope you don't go about creating an app, for the sake of having an app.

Sebasitan Munoz · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Andrew , you're a great youtube personality! I love this video format, much more "1 on 1 " feeling.

Ibrahim Almarshood · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Thanks for your time and good luck. From Saudi Arabia

Zelko Dejanovic · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Good way to spend 2 hours. Very informative and some great tips👍 and yes I would love to know about your photography gear.

vivian simons · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

bike dry chain lube for the zips

Attila Rozgonyi · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

What about drawing up your box in a 3D printing app and then just allowing people anywhere to purchase a copy of the 3D plan so they can print it at home? (Not sure if plastics are same… probably not…)

Attila Rozgonyi · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hi Andrew, just thinking… what happens if the wheel carrier closes in the night? You won’t be able to open the back door from the inside…?!

Sebastian Gawin · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Actually with the jack issue you could simply dig a small hole in the ground and put the jack there so it would fit under the axle even with the flat tire 😉

lez Carcary · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

You can dig a hole to put in 😄

David Woods · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

This springs to mind…How many spares did they carry for the lunar rover?

Steve Fisher · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Love the “cheap parachute” analogy Andrew, almost spat my coffee out 😂

Antonio Gomes · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Have you looked at a 6×6 or a 6×4 land cruiser 79 or Hilux?

Attila Rozgonyi · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hi Andrew, Peak Offroad Equipment in Wetherill Park, Sydney specialise in Alu-Cab installations, including the Hercules and Icarus roof conversions. They have done hundreds and are a great bunch of guys. Experts.

Bradley Perkins · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

The first Aid Kits look like the ones you can get from 4WD Supercenter

Flyingcrocodile46 · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Let me know when you have edited it back to 30 minutes or less

Dimitris Christou · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I watch all the videos because they are extremely useful. You must also take a walk in Greece (and in general in the Balkans). No mosquitoes and flies, no sharks, no bans on its beautiful mountains, no suplies, because the longest route from the remotest trails in the mountains to the seas is from one and a half to three hours. Continue the wonderful work.

Antonio Gomes · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Morning great video. That spare tyre looks shot or is it the Camera angle

Ocean & Earth Adventures · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Enjoyed the video mate….thanks.
First Aid stickers – plenty on ebay
Have a look at Drifta.com.au – plenty of great products….they do custom drawer builds with tables incorporated. Check out their Snow Peak IGT range…they also have adjustable legs (600mm to 1100mm high). Good luck!

Jason Hotchkiss · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Bar soap is an excellent zipper lube.

Antonio Oliveira · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hello there Mr. Andrew. Thank You for sharing the video on YouTube.
Could You tell us where You bought those canvas tool bags? Specially the big one.

Robert Lewis · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

How power use when using most in the camping site

retry tobuy · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

You should do the ‘Anne Beadell’.

Western Australia Now and Then · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I have just discovered that watching someone else pack for a trip is actually a form of torture …

EMU4WD · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

79 series. Arhhhh. Sooo boring , every second YTuber does them. Be different… Steve

Juard van Dijkhorst · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Not a fan of anything plastic purchase wise going forward, but it might be worth reaching out to Plano and/or Pelican stateside for your box. Can only imagine how much goes into tooling and mold making, good luck!

streetles wa · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hope the flies aren't toooooo bad for you this time ….😁

Rockbiter Hd · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Your toilet is so bulky try the good old Aussie dunny called jimmy thunder box you use biodegradable bags straight in the hole fantastic takes up no room

Mahn England · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

App!!! I have a large blackboard on the back of the door in the shed with a tick column alongside the items. Have you weighed the troop when it is loaded?

Shekhar Moona · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I can't wait to see his new personal build. I wonder what it's going to be.

Jason howe · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I've always recommended for people purchasing a land cruiser whether this be a 60, 70, 80, 100 or 200 series whether this be ute format single/double cab, the many door variants of gxl/gx models or clasical troopy whether this 4×4 or 6×6 conversion ..

I pretty much think andrew whether you single or dual cabs a chassi option I think pretty much you will be removing the tray to do it or you wi cutting the rear wall and rouf off making the saeting area as part of the cabin space..
I think where a lot of people go wrong in storage on a ute chassis they tend go the heaviest option 1st this is tray (500-1000 kg) then assorted bolt to options (2,000-2,500 kg) then wonders why the handling is way off , Ronny Dahl is likely the classic example in not what to do in a camping setup.. aand typically these bolt on options are typically meant for trade use.. and then adapted for leisure use..

it will likely be a better option if doing a ute again at some point 1 unit option because have a try plus bolt on option is likely going to inclease the weight before you put anything in..

I might also suggest 6×6 conversion for the ute ..

 Mandatory inclusion full exo skeleton roll cage with rated cable winch front and rear so you have a roof side recovery point point this the shilft to aluminum you will removing the tray to do it stock..

in regards to shore power options wheher you use site power or you set the vehicle up to use a genset you will require a mains inlet rated to 20 amps and it will have to be fused to comply with safety laws and insurance needs..

I would suggest as a mandatory inclusion atleast 2 high lift jacks and a trolley jack as much as I like the included jacks toyota may supply typically pretty useless in on country roads of Australia, having the pleasures of replacing sedan tyres on the side of the road can be done however can be a bit of a pain in de arse okay if you are on tarmac or concrete pretty piss poor otherwise

from the point of the included jack/jacks supplied with a cruiser not on your life..

If you are increasing the weight capacity of said vehicle i would purchase jacks suitable to the weight of the the new GVN of the vehicle and i would suggest to exceed it if possible..

for what you do Andrew you are likely have to bite the bullet in future builds and consider using the vehicle as a editing den and using a trailer to sleep in and live out of, even knowing you hate towing stuff however the amount of fire bans we have here in australia I would likely suggest a patriot camper or something within the 23 foot class or higher caravan/5th wheel that way you can have some version of a base station to live out of rather than use the cruiser all the time..

I know you like your camper fantasy so much though from a practical use application long term not so much you are getting up there in age how long do you think you and your lovely wife can go before you face the reality you can't get up and down into that camping canopy you have your health today Andrew what you have in the next 10-15 years may differ from today's use..

Seth Williamson · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

You mentioned being a fan of Milwaukee Tool and you brought up charging them. Milwaukee (and every other manufacturer I can think of) make a portable charger that runs off 12 vdc power for use in vehicles. I know of tradesman that have them in their trucks to charge batteries while they travel between jobs and the like. No need to add an inverter and AC power system for that. Between that and the explosion of USB based power systems for electronics, it is quite possible to eliminate the need for an inverter entirely.

Christo Jacobs · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Hi Andrew. Stickers are available.


Australian Grumpy · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I believe that your boxes can be purchased at Macro!

Charles Show · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am


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Western Australia Now and Then · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I like the idea of having a secondary tent for emergencies. We haven't done a great deal of 4×4 only trips without the camper trailer but we intend to do more, so that is a great idea. I always find packing is the most stressful part of any trip. I have taken to videoing what I pack so that I can quickly review where everything is, remembering isn't an option with early onset dementia. I do have a standard list of what to pack but not where everything goes. If anyone would like a copy of our list which is for the 4×4 and camper you can see it at : http://www.wanowandthen.com/Lists/packing%20list%20for%20camper%20trailers.pdf It will be interesting to see the app when it comes out as anything that will make packing for different types of trip easier, would be great. We use the Coaster, the 4×4 on its own with the annexe, the 4×4 and camper trailer and sometimes the 4×4 and one of our other two trailers with a tent on other occasions so having easily modifiable separate lists would be very handy.

Andy Askew · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

Backup tent is a great idea. Only 4 min in and already a gold nugget…

robdotcom71 · July 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

I mean zero disrespect Andrew, but you're nearly a spitting image of Benny Hill.

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