listen to africa

an audio adventure through africa


The kit list

Audio
Photographic
Miscellaneous electrical
Bike related
Camping
Personal / miscellaneous


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Audio

(Check this blog post for more in-depth information).

  • Fostex FR2LE solid state audio recorder
  • PortaBrace AR-FR2LE (audio recorder case)
  • Beyer Dynamic M58 (omnidirectional dynamic microphone)
  • Audio-Technica ATM 63H (unidirectional hypercardioid dynamic microphone)
  • Audio-Technica AT897 (short shotgun line and gradient condenser microphone)
  • Sennheiser MKH 30 condenser microphone
  • Sennheiser MKH 40 condenser microphone
  • Fel MicBooster MB-1 pre-amp
  • Microphone leads
  • Pistol grip
  • Boom pole
  • Wind protection
  • 3 Compact Flash 4 GB cards
  • 1 USB lead recorder to computer
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Photographic

  • 1 Canon G9 (compact)
  • 1 Cybershot (semi-compact)
  • 1 Nikon D90 (DSLR)
  • 2 x 4 GB Flash cards for the Cybershot
  • 2 x 4 GB Flash cards for the G9
  • 3 x 4 GB Flash cards for D90
  • 1 recharger plus set of spare batteries (AA) for the Cybershot
  • 1 recharger plus set of spare batteries for the G9
  • 1 recharger  plus set of spare batteries for the D90
  • 1 cleaning kit for cameras
  • 2 lenses (standard and tele zooms)
  • selection of filters
  • 2 USB leads for camera to computer
  • 1 Velbon Sherpa 600 tripod
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Miscellaneous electrical

  • 1 Voltaic Converter rucksack with solar panel, powerpack and connectors
  • 2 Mac laptops
  • 1 x 500 GB external hard drive
  • 1 Firewire lead for hard drive
  • 2 mains power supplies
  • 2 x 4 GB memory sticks
  • 1 Garmin GPS12
  • 1 set of spare batteries (AA) for GPS
  • 1 mobile phone
  • 1 mobile phone charger
  • 1 short wave radio
  • 1 mini screw driver
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Bike related

  • 2 Dawes bikes
  • 2 pairs of front panniers
  • 2 pairs of rear panniers
  • 2 handle bar bags
  • 2 bike computers
  • 4 water bottles
  • 2 bicycle pumps
  • 1 set of spare spokes
  • 4 chains
  • 2 spare tyres
  • 8 spare inner tubes
  • 1 tool kit
  • 2 multi tools
  • 2 Leathermans
  • 2 tyre levers and puncture repair kits
  • 1 set of spare patches and glue
  • miscellaneous bike spares (cables, ball bearings etc)
  • 2 helmets
  • 2 pairs of gloves
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Camping

  • 1 tent
  • 1 mosquito net
  • 2 sleeping bags
  • 2 camping mats
  • 1 multi-fuel stove
  • 2 fuel bottles
  • 1 nest of billies
  • 2 bowls
  • 2 mugs
  • 2 knives / forks / spoons
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 small chopping board
  • 2 roll up water bags
  • 1 water filter
  • 2 head torches
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Personal / miscellaneous

  • 2 passports
  • 2 vaccination certificates
  • copies of documents
  • 2 driving licenses
  • 1 pair of binoculars
  • 1 bird book
  • 1 other identification book
  • 1 hand magnifying glass
  • 2 Moleskin diaries
  • 1 fountain pen (for Huw when he’s had enough of technology)
  • 3 fiction books (for Bex when she’s had enough of Huw)
  • Pens, pencils and ruler
  • Maps
  • 1 compass
  • letter writing things
  • cards and money
  • 1 first aid kit
  • 2 sets of  personal clothing
  • 2 hats
  • 1 wash kit
  • 1 towel
  • 2 pairs of glasses
  • 2 pairs of sunglasses
  • 1 sun block
  • malaria prophylactics (doxycyclin)