Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide .... Edition 4.1

by Tom Sheppard and Jonathan Hanson          ISBN 978-0-9575385-4-2

ISBN 978-0-9575385-4-2. Size 221 x 170 mm. Available June 2017 from single outlets in UK and US.
624pp inc Index; c.750 mono images and diagrams, colour jacket and addendum. Softback, sewn.
Authors: Tom Sheppard (UK) and Jonathan Hanson (US)

An expedition can be a half day exploring a hill track near home, two weeks off-road in Turkey or the Pyrenees, a major journey in Africa – or a development, aid or research project in a remote area. The demands are similar.

Work or pure adventure, every expedition needs planning, selection, training and reliability as its ethos. To a combined 60 years’ expeditioning experience has been added a cumulative six years’ concentrated research to produce and continually revise this book – shipping, equipment, clothing, fuels, oil,  communications, vehicles, driver training and navigation are dealt with, distilled and summarised.

But the book is still only a guide; a mid-2017 snapshot of the ever-changing, ascending technology and spiral of ideas that ignite overland travel. The final arbiter for your expedition plans will be you.

The fourth edition was a major update and expanded by 100 pages; Edition 4.1 has further minor updates and totally revised section The erstwhile separate full colour Photo Gear addendum, revised, is now part of the book.

‘ … the most comprehensive edition of this revered title.’ (Edn 4)

‘ … as a resource, VDEG is indispensible … ‘

‘ … one of the most comprehensive guides we have seen … ‘

‘ … Anyone who is serious about overland vehicle-dependent travel from a day to a year needs to have this
book in their kit. It's a lot of book to enjoy and expand your knowledge base.’

‘ … great update to an already excellent resource … ‘

“ ... an outstanding book ... very impressed. .... thoroughness ... a hallmark of the Sheppard stable.”
Royal Geographical Society