Peter and Carol join us for an in depth talk on overlanding as a family of five. In 2015 the van Stralen family of five decided on an Epic Family Road Trip around North America. Time being more precious than money, memories more valuable than things and experiencing new places, new people and cultures, was going to be much more valuable to them and their children than reading about them in books. After their daughter Caroline presented the idea of New Zealand, their seed for overlanding adventure was planted.
This two part episode walks you through from the very beginning, all their tips and ideas, along with a few Epic stories of their time together as a family, overlanding and exploring. From Canada to New Zealand, to Oregon and Utah, Peter and Carol provide Epic insights and inspiration for your next Overland Adventure.
GHT Overland Podcast - Show Notes
Vehicle: 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK - “Vandi”
Fuel Capacity: 22.5 gl. factory tank + 10 gl. AEV 10.2 gl. Fuel Caddy
Water Capacity: 20+ gl. Only caring what's needed for each area; saving weight
Water Filtration: LifeStraw
Electrical: 120 watt Solar by Overland Solar and Dual Battery system
Refrigerator: ARB 80 qt
Clothes Washing: primarily Laundromats
Kitchen Setup: TemboTusk Skottle & Solar Oven with a slide-out 2 burner stove.
Favorite Locations: “It’s not as much about the place, but about the experiences you have in a place” - Peter
- New Zealand - saving beached whales
- Haiti - providing solar lighting for a village
- Yosemite National Park - tackling personal challenges with diabetes
Favorite Overlanding Recipes:
Chicken Thai Curry - making due with what you have