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a truly impressive site:


Wikipedia   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

While a lot of trash can be found in the Internet world, Wikipedia is definitely an absolute highlight. When I grew up, knowledge came in form  of heavy books,  expensive encyclopaedias categorized from "A" to "Z". One of those books alone cost a fortune and for most people the way into the nearest library was the only option to quench their thirst for knowledge.

I have to admit that in these times I wasn't very “thirsty”, but now I'm a strong believer that education, progressiveness and enlightenment are important pillars for peace and freedom. Wikipedia facilitates access to knowledge and science with the costs reduced to Internet access for a lot of people in different societies not able to afford costly books and education, thus contributing heavily to enlightenment for a better world.

If it would be up to me: the next candidate for the Nobel Prize in Peace would be Wikipedia!









sites covering a wide range of the 4x4 and offroad world, but also other interesting stuff:


Collyn Rivers’s website  http://www.caravanandmotorhomebooks.com/articles/old/index.htm

…a lot of interesting reading can be found on his web page; if you still have questions I made the experience that he is very approachable and responds in a very friendly and timely manner on email enquiries.


Robert Pepper’s website   http://www.gpsvehiclenavigation.com/rmp/author

…again, a lot of interesting reading here; I can also highly recommend his books (I read and own both):

GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia, and

The 4WD Handbook

The 4WD Handbook is the most comprehensive book about 4WDs and 4x4 driving I ever read. It covers every realm in a very balanced approach wrt the physics behind 4x4 driving, thus making it a rewarding experience for any reader, no matter whether she/he has a technical background or not. His book about GPS will answer all your questions about navigating in the bush.


Campertrailers  http://www.campertrailers.org/

…very good technical tips for CTs  http://www.campertrailers.org/tech_tips.htm

and also excellent trip reports  http://www.campertrailers.org/trip_reports.htm  …and a lot more…


Hyundai Terracan Info Portal   http://www.hyundai-terracan.de

…German website with great information about spare part lists and documentation…


4WD-fun.de  http://www.4wd-fun.de

…another Terracan Nerd from Germany …great trip reports and great modifications - despite the German TUEV! … well done…




4x4 forums (note: only sites listed where Willem is a member of)


Offroad Freunde  http://www.offroad-freunde.de

…a very friendly German Off Road Community … I had to relocate to Australia to find out that such communities exist in Germany!


Hyundai Terracan Forum  http://www.hyundai-forums.com/155-terracan-forum/

…to learn more about the Terracan and to share my own experience…


4x4 Earth Australia  http://www.4x4earth.com.au/

…includes “find a track” and “find a campsite” features, very useful information…





…other fun stuff:


Dr Karl  http://www.drkarl.com/home/

…makes always interesting and entertaining reading…


ZonalMarking  http://www.zonalmarking.net/

…a must for soccer fans … especially after a champions league evening…   

links to other sites and communities


…praise

makes good men better and mugs worse…


sometimes Wikipedia asks for donations..IMO well spent $$$
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p. issued: June, 2013  -  last update: 24-02-2013

…here some of my favourite links, sources and communities…

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