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As what Tim says.

it also depends if you plan to walk or drive.....

They are spread over quite an area, around here: N29 39.748 W8 58.161

We drove through in a Mog, but I've met folks who walked, and one person who explored the whole area in an electric wheelchair.
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Hello

That's it , I'm leaving my house now heading to Morocco .

thank you all for your input and if you want, you can follow my adventure here Clubman's blog

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Hi

In case you didn't read on the travel reports, we returned to Portugal safe and sound, already planning the next trip back

about what to take, well books have been writen on this subject , 2 I strongly recommend is "Sahara overland" from our own moderator Chris Scott, and the other is "Vehicle dependent expedition guide" from Tom Sheppard.

Best advice I can give is to try and take the minimum possible, I know is difficult , but try to avoid the "this might be usefull" syndrome.

In my particular case I took 2 boxes with spares for the car, the only thing I used was a new set of spark plugs that I always carry with me anyway, but then again I was travelling just with my wife, if I had another car travelling with me probably I wouln't had taken so much.

The only thing I really miss was lip balm, when we arrived at Merzouga after week in the pistes our lips where really dry and painfull.

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I popped into a chemist in a town (can't remember the name but it was full of old Transit vans) and bought some vaseline in a tube for my lips.

They didn't understand my charades for lip balm but they did understand vaseline.
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I always stick some sun block on my nose, then wipe the remainder over my lips. Achieves two in one.

My hands get chapped and I get split finger tip skin with the dry air, so carrying some fairly thick cream is helpful.

My medical kit is extremely comprehensive, mainly filled with tubes of things that are three-quarters empty so they take less space.
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