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CamperDefender: Road trip with a Landrover Defender

Current status (05.07.2020): After a long time of no action, I finally get to write again. Last year in August I was in Norway for 3 weeks with the Defender and a VW T1.

Currently I am sitting at Lake Como after we have already been driving around for 8 days through Italy (primary Lake Garda and Lake Idro). Now we are going to the Western Alps for the next 7 days. Pictures and articles will follow as well!

Fennek table grill field report

05.07.2020, um 16:44 Uhr

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Since a few months the Fennek table grill is in use at my place. Unfortunately there are too many bought...uh...sponsored test- and field reports about this grill, so I decided to write a fair and unpaid report.

Road trip through the Western Balkans

21.11.2018, um 18:29 Uhr

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My first trip to the Balkans or even to Eastern Europe. The journey went through great coastal areas, to historical cities and to hardly inhabited plateaus. This impressive journey convinced me of the beauty and hospitality of the countries.

Amazon Fire Tablet as navigation system

10.11.2018, um 09:49 Uhr

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The Fire HD Tablet from Amazon is relatively cheap and good enough to build a navigation system out of. I will show you step by step how to set it up so that you have GPS and can navigate on- and offline.

Road trip Spain Portugal Andorra

18.10.2018, um 08:00 Uhr

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Test trip with Camperdefender Resi, the Hivo and me. With 6500km in 2 weeks it was a monster tour and of course totally exaggerated. But exactly that was right for the test trip with the removed Defender.

Timeline: from expansion to travel with Defender

Route Osteuropa Heimat

  • From 1.07.2019
    Scandinavia + Finland for 3-4 months
  • Since 28.11.2018
    Germany
  • 21.11. - 28.11.
    Italy
  • 20.10. - 20.11
    Greece
  • 15.10. - 19.10.
    Montenegro, Albania
  • 13.10. - 15.10.
    Bosnia & Herzigovina
  • 7.10. - 13.10.
    Croatia
  • 16.9. - 28.9.2018
    Spain, Portugal, Andorra
  • 16.9.2018
    Planned departure! Before planning road trip.
  • 1.4. - 31.8.2018
    Conversion of the Defender from a 9-seater to a self-sufficient 2-seater Camperdefender
  • 30.12.2017:
    Purchase of the Landrover Defender 110 TD5 (year 2005).
  • 2017:
    Search for a suitable Defender.
  • 2016:
    Purchase of a Defender 90 300tdi (year of construction 1995) and directly in love. After a road trip through Scotland it was clear that a Defender would be purchased for my project
  • 2013:
    Start of self-employment and development of passive income channels

Who am I?

Hi, my name is Johannes, I come from beautiful Bavaria and for several years I have been building the foundation to explore the world with my Landrover Defender for an indefinite period of time. For this purpose I have built up my company over a decade and created various (passive) sources of income. In the year 2018 it was so far:

  1. Financially secured for the time being
  2. Defender purchased
  3. Journey started

So that family, friends and all those interested can accompany me on this journey, I have created this page in addition to my normal travel blog(www.glohbe.de). It will be about the development of the Defender, the tours with the Defender, the financing & camping.

The idea in short form:

It was clear to me early on that I would like to travel the world freely. Dependence on the employer is the biggest obstacle to this. Therefore, the only solution for me was the path to independence.

Funding

In order not to have to work non-stop, but to get by with a few hours a week, I started to build up purely passive income channels. That means: to earn money without having to work for it. In addition, I or my company(www.wmie.de) support various customers in the implementation of their plans with individual solutions.

Laptop & Internet

Since I only need a laptop and internet to work, I have the freedom to work from anywhere. Combined with the independence from the employer and passive income, this creates the ideal basis to travel without getting into financial difficulties.

The implementation of the idea

Of course, this didn't happen overnight, but I have been planning it over the last few years and have had it as a fixed goal. Since the beginning of 2018 the plan is also visible in the form of the purchase of the Landrover Defender. In January I bought it in good condition. From April to August I was busy with the conversion. So the 9-seater family vehicle became a 2-seater offroad camper, or just a: Camperdefender!

Aktuell in Deutschland

Deutschland Fahne

Bisherige Route

Route Osteuropa

Tank-Logbuch

03.10.2148,28l62,28€402,20km
18.07.2175,96l105,58€580,50km
18.07.2183,72l137,30€761,10km
16.07.2132,24l45,14€318,90km
12.07.2198,02l148,01€953,20km
12.07.2198,02l1.532,05€953,20km

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