The great es’cape’-Part 1

Part 1

(Credit to Barb for the title)

Landrover Defender x 110 -2022

Finally, we can head out for some much-needed R&R. This year we are still treading carefully after all the covid restrictions etc and have decided to stay in Nova Scotia and head for Cape Breton! Fortunately, our backyard is incredibly beautiful, and we don’t have to go too far for a great adventure!

We are travelling in a convoy of three vehicles comprising of:

1. Ram Dually 3500 – King Bundutop, added canopy and room and square back bunduawn with walls.

2. Ford F150 – Standard Bundutop, added canopy and half wing bunduawn.

3. Landrover Defender x 110 (2022) Standard Bundutop

All three vehicles are totally rigged out for off grid travelling and exploring., with fridges, travel ovens, hot water systems, solar panels, dual battery setups, kayaks and so much more.

We head out tomorrow for two weeks, to explore the hidden gems of Cape Breton.

Dropping off our two rotties early and head towards Cape Breton, meeting up with our great mates on the way up. First night stay not planned, in fact nothing is set in stone, let’s just see what hidden gems we will come across.

As we go along, we will be posting hopefully every two days or so if we have reception and hope you follow along and enjoy this adventure with us…


Thanks to Landrover Halifax for their excellent customer service and help getting me my Defender before our trip! The best customer service and what a fantastic rig! I just love it… contact them for your defender 🙂


Many thanks go out to Isaak Cape Breton Overlanding for helping us find some great spots in Cape Breton. He offers a self drive vehicle and will be offering tours too. He is extremely knowledgeable on Cape Breton so if you are heading up their way give him a shout!

The Updated Wild Coast Sandpiper Roof Top Tent

Sandpipers are now in stock!

Below are all the specs for the tent, however this will not give you the real idea of how great the tent is! Durable and strong with updated fabric to 600D poly oxford ripstop, waterproof and worry free camping!

FREE shipping in Canada to your nearest Day & Ross Hub

Inside Sandpiper roof top tent
Inside the Sandpiper Annex room
  • Tent Body: 600D rip stop Polyester oxford, W/R W/P PU 2500mm
  • Rainfly Fly: 420D rip stop Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P, W/R. Fireproof coated elevated above body of tent for better ventilation
  • Mattress: High Density 75mm,
  • Base:Light Weight diamond base with plastic insulation Alu alloy connectors
  • Mattress cover – sides and bottom covered in vinyl to prevent moisture wicking , Poly cotton top. Cover is removable.
  • Bungee cords that do not pop open- aids-pulls in the side walls when collapsing the tent.
  • Screens: no-see-um mesh Internal storage pockets to keep all your essentials handy.
  • Travel Cover: Heavy Duty 680g 1200 Density, PVC sealed with Zip, UV resistant strong.
  • Travel Cover Straps stronger, stainless steel clasp, straps will not come loose.
  • Internal Frame: Aluminium Pole dia 12″
  • Internal frame covered
  • Led light strip and bag
  • 1mm skirt around base of tent in black poly-cotton
  • Window in the Extension our OEM window
  • Ladder: Aluminium Telescopic Ladder adjustable to 2.36m
  • Ladder on the inside of Annex room
  • Gear bags: Bag can be inserted behind or on the sides of the ladder even on the side of the base if not using the annex room Window on veranda
  • Cable Inlets: Two velcro-sealed cable inlets (very useful for devices powered from within your car)
  • Pockets for window and entrance pegs to go through
  • Weight bar on the bottom to prevent the wind blowing in
  • Additional tie downs for high winds
  • Snap to hold the tent fabric in place when closing the tent
  • Adjustable Straps for tie downs
  • Annex : Orange rip stop 420D poly oxford Adjustable height 190-210cm
  • Annex Floor see attached image
  • Fabric : 420D Polyester Oxford PU 2500mm, W/P Adjustable height 1.8m-2.1m
  • Annex attachment to base and Attaches to the bottom of the tent for additional space for any use.
  • Removable PVC Floor which attaches to annex room base with high quality Zip
  • Two entry doors as well as two windows, no-see-um netting on the windows
  • 1 pcs bar on the annex door
  • An additional PVC window on the veranda of the tent, with zippered privacy screen
  • Weight Bar and velcro strip on the bottom of the annex door to prevent wind blowing in
  • Additional pegs on either side of the door to prevent the annex from lifting when unzipping from the bottom.
  • Universal mounting system, fits on just about any roof rack (this is a sturdy product, please check static and dynamic load capacity of your roof rack specifications) Avoids damage by not getting in contact with the car roof and can easily be removed from roof bars.
  • Entrance can be mounted either to the side or the back of the vehicle
  • Two extra large gear bags
  • Stainless steel 304 for all mounting parts

Wildcoasttents to see more info on our roof top tents

Day 5 – to Kegashka we go!

Our day started early and as we packed up the black flies and mosquitos literally ate us alive! Could not get out of there fast enough.

We stopped off at a look-off point called Baie-Johan-Beetz and literally found thousands of blueberries and had a nice early morning feast 😊 Wind blown but what a stunning day!

A long drive about 450kms through valleys that looked very similar to the Labrador tundra. At least three old style snowmobiles that seemed to abandoned along the way on the trails for some reason.

Finally we arrived at Kegashka, literally the end of the road, one restaurant in this town – surprise it was not open on Monday or Tuesday fortunately we had our own lunch so stopped near the sign to eat and change the mud flaps on our truck as the gravel was once again flying up onto our trailer, fine talcum dust was filtering into the trailer!

Kegashka is a very quaint fishing village with a population of only 120.

In winter there is a trail called the white trail which is a snowmobile takes you all the way to Blanc Sablon. 😊

There are many snowmobile bridges here the most famous is the one across the Manicouagan River, in the Baie-Comeau area. At 213 metres long (700 feet), it is the highest snowmobile bridge in the world! The trails here are exceptional and so are the rivers

There are also endless beautiful rivers for those keen on fishing, this is prime country!

Just a little more info to keep you on your toes. 🤣

The awesome foursome at the end of the road!

Heading back we started looking for a camp site for the night, the wind was howling and beach sand was flying.

We went down many side windy dusty roads and came across this Inukshuk cut out of granite, which must have been at least 10 feet tall, pretty cool but no campsite to be found.😊Stopped at an Natashquan (means where one hunts for bear) another small village population of about 265. We went into the “liquor” store to fuel up 😂 although these stores carry literally everything. I ran to snap this sign which was pretty cool, getting sand blasted in the process from the flying beach sand.

Pretty neat to think we were in Blanc Sablon last year!

Late afternoon and finally a campsite!Camping de la Plage at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.

Lovely spot right on the beach, stunning night and even better chats around the fire! Nothing better than going to sleep listening to the waves crashing on shore!

Where in the world …Wild Coast Tents!

A Wild Coast Roof Top Tent on the Wild Coast Of Africa!

Fantastic isn’t it..?!

We shipped our first roof top tent to South Africa and wouldn’t you know it, it ended up on the wild coast of South Africa this weekend!

Coming from South Africa myself this just thrills me beyond words 🙂 especially since there are so many roof top tent manufacturing companies in SA.

We are so proud of our roof top tents, which we have improved by leaps and bounds since 2012. Our product is simply great and although they are made with the Canadian market in mind, they are now tried and tested in South Africa too.

We stand behind our products 100%, our roof top tent customers we are proud to call our friends

Beautiful rig below now loaded up with the best roof top tent in Canada!

Stunning scenery from the Wild Coast of South Africa, a perfect place for

 

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Any guess where in the world the next one is heading….. stay tuned for the next “where in the world wild coast tents” 🙂

 

Lala Phezulu 2016

Off road, off the ground in our roof top tent!

What a incredible start to something which will now become a yearly event!

We not only have fantastic customers but now are blessed to have them as friends to, thank you to all of you that made it out to our event this year!

Next year bigger and Better…

Great setups- Robert & Cathy winning best glamping, Rod & Tia the most unique, Best battle scar to Shaun & Jenny & The best gear head went to Jim in his incredible rig!

Rod & Tia lucked out winning the draw of the frontier stove..!

 

Get your roof top tent and join our roof top tent family, next year dates are set for July14-16th

Join us and lets have some fun!

 

 

LY Tarp is not just a tarp!

LY Tarp

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The lightest shelter of them all is the tarp. It can be used in any situation, from a quick lunch to a camp. With a strong and lightweight fabric, strong reflective guy lines and a creative use of trees and other natural elements, the tarp can be used in countless setups. The LY Tarp is perfect for this type of use.With guy line tensioners designed to be used around objects, and quick attach movable guy lines, the tarp can easily be modified for any campsite. A strong siliconized fabric and reinforced guy points keep the weight down, while keeping the tarp strong and durable.

– Pack bag with roll closure
– Reflective move able guy lines
– Strong guy line points with guy line collectors
– Guy line tensioners to be used around objects

Outer fabric: Helsport Super light 1000, 4000 mm

Http://www.wildcoasttents.com

 

Winter Camping in a Varanger Camp

Varanger Camp

The most perfect way to camp in the cold months.

Don’t stop camping just because its winter… all you need is a Varanger and a wood stove for the most wonderful winter camping experience! Enjoy your camping experiences year long, there is nothing better than being outdoors, so play outside on the cold winter days and come back to a warm wood stove in a cozy Varanger, no need to huddle or shiver just relax and enjoy!

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