24 Sep 2013

A day in the life: Nystrom Adventures African Overland


Our days vary a lot, as you have seen, but we thought we would put this list together to give you an idea of a typical day…
  • Alarm 6.15
  • Get up 6.30
  • Pack inside of tent: sleeping bags (It’s cold at night!), fold sheets, water bottle, books, nightclothes, small lamp, close all windows.
  • Let tent air
  • Get chairs down from roof (animal safety zone)
  • Boil kettle on gas – make tea,
  • Make cereal, maybe bread roll with marmite (for John only!)
  • Take Anti-malarial
  • Washing up from last night & this morning
  • Remove pegs & rain cover pegs
  • Fold tent away
  • Zip cover on & straps down
  • Pack away stepladder
  • Wash face & brush teeth
  • Fill water bottles
  • Set off 8.00
  • Drive, experience, adventure
  • Lunch 12.30 – leftovers from last night’s dinner with cold drink from fridge (& maybe a biscuit!)
  • Drive, experience, adventure
  • Arrive at campsite 16.00
  • Unpack chairs16.01
  • Cold drink in hand 16.03
  • Start the fire 16.30
  • Unpack table
  • Unzip the cover & straps
  • Unfold the tent
  • Insert all pegs (& ladder extension if necessary)
  • Open tent windows – important for air circulation
  • Put sleeping bags & night bag up in tent
  • Start cooking
  • Lay the table
  • Meet other campers
  • Eat 17.30
  • Watch the sunset 18.30
  • Sit with fire until it goes out: tea/coffee & prepare for next day
  • Pack washing up into bowl for tomorrow
  • Chairs on the roof
  • Pack away table
  • Clean & pack away pots, grill & tripod
  • Brush teeth
  • Get into the tent
  • Stargaze from the tent
  • Read
  • Sleep 22.00

*For all of the above, give or take 2 hours!


I hope to make this into a video, but have yet to find the time…perhaps this is one technological step too far…we shall see.



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