The Overland Workshop

The World's Most Comprehensive Guide to Overlanding.

Multiple on-line courses with advice, facts, teaching and inspiration on every aspect of remote vehicular expedition travel and off-grid living.

 

Your main lecturers are Andrew St Pierre White and Paul Marsh, two of the world’s most experienced overlanders, with a combined 70 years and two million miles of global expedition tracks behind them. Joining them and adding to the instructor pool are other experts in their fields.

So if you're looking for the real deal - YOU'VE FOUND IT.

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OUR NEWEST COURSE

HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD A DC ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR YOUR OVERLANDER

Included in 12-month membership or available separately.

Of all the elements in building a 4wd tourer, it's the electrical installations that are least understood, even by so called 'qualified' workshops. But with Heiner Klarmann as your guide, its simple to understand, based on simple to follow rules, you can now build a system yourself - or know exactly what to expect from your service facility. 

  • Batteries. Which type will suit you best?

  • Fuses and wire thicknesses.

  • DIY installations. It's not difficult as long as you follow the rules.

  • Charging batteries by solar, DC-DC and more.

  • Suitable locations for batteries, chargers and inverters.

  • Wiring techniques for practicality and safety.

  • Minimising voltage drops.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 28 awesome presentations and notes to follow every step.

  • Presented by Heiner Klaarman (mechatronics engineer).

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Your Instructors

Andrew St Pierre White

 

Andrew St Pierre White is one of the world’s best known 4×4 writers, consultants, commentators and adventure-travel filmmakers. He first made his mark in the 4×4 overland community in 1993 when he wrote 'The Complete Guide to Four-Wheel Drive in Southern Africa'. 

Since then, Andrew’s influence on the 4×4 community and accessory industry is arguably unmatched in his lifetime. He is now most commonly referred to as 'The David Attenborough of 4WD'.

His brand of passion, directness and humour has resulted in trust levels as high as is possible with his huge YouTube audience. He may have inspired more overland expeditions and vehicle builds than anyone on Earth. He is also an inspired and passionate teacher.

Andrew lives in Western Australia.

Heiner and Andrew working together

Watch Andrew's movies introducing Heiner as a long time friend and travelling companion, as well as the co-presenter of The Overland Workshop.

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COURSES AVAILABLE

 

FITTING AND KITTING A TOURER 4WD

$47 or included in 12-month membership

Understanding the rules of accessibility and effective use of space will result in a vehicle that is a pleasure to live with. It will be comfortable, safe when driving, as well as efficient when setting up and breaking down your camp site. It will be suited to YOUR ultimate travel goals.

  • Accessibility is a vital factor for successful travel.

  • Weight distribution is important for safety.

  • Wheels and Tyres. Make good choices based on sound principles.

  • Learn examples of how to make every piece of kit do many jobs.

  • Packing techniques for practicality and safety.

  • And much more!
  • Includes 19 lectures and presentations by Andrew and Paul.

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OVERLAND OPERATIONS

$47 or included in 12-month membership

Andrew and Paul share their experiences of expedition vision, purpose, safety and inspiration

 

  • Safety and security
  • How to prepare mentally, emotionally & physically for overland travel to remote places.
  • Driving skills.
  • Border posts and bureaucracy.
  • Maintaining your vehicle when on a trip.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 33 lectures presented by Andrew and Paul.
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CHOOSING A 4WD. What will be best suited for your overland aspirations?

$47 or included in 12-month membership

What vehicle will be right for you? If you know, how did you reach that decision? Or are you not sure yet? Do you know the real world differences between operating vehicles large and small, pickup and wagon, van and compact? Have you asked all the right questions? 

 

  • adapting vehicle choice to the most-flexible vs least-flexible approach to decision-making.

  • New or used?

  • Camping comfort vs off-road ability.
  • Brand choice, pros and cons. 

  • How size effects things.

  • And much more!
  • Includes 12 tutorials presented by Andrew and Paul.

 

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GUIDE TO RECONDITIONING AN OLDER 4WD FOR TOURING

Only available with the 12 month membership plan for just AU$139

Are you considering buying an older 4WD for overland travel? Or do you already own a vehicle you want to prep for touring and are unsure of what mechanical issues you need to consider? Then this course is for you. The content is based on an actual project Paul and Andrew undertook with a team of experts to refurbish and prepare a 1998 Land Cruiser 105 for overland travel in Africa. 

  • Purchasing a vehicle sight-unseen.
  • How to inspect an older vehicle to determine maintenance and refurbishment priorities.
  • Determining priorities for replacing parts.
  • How to go about engine, transmission, brake, and fuel system upgrades and checks.
  • Getting the most out of test runs.
  • Guide to keeping costs to a minimum while not compromising reliability.

This course is only available to our subscription clients. A version of this series of videos was first published on YouTube in 2019. This is the same story now re-edited with a lot of additional material added.

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH THE 12-MONTH MEMBERSHIP

HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD A DC ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR YOUR OVERLANDER

Included in 12-month membership or available separately.

Of all the elements in building a 4wd tourer, it's the electrical installations that are least understood, even by so called 'qualified' workshops. But with Heiner Klarmann as your guide, its simple to understand, based on simple to follow rules, you can now build a system yourself - or know exactly what to expect from your service facility. 

  • Batteries. Which type will suit you best?

  • Fuses and wire thicknesses.

  • DIY installations. It's not difficult as long as you follow the rules.

  • Charging batteries by solar, DC-DC and more.

  • Suitable locations for batteries, chargers and inverters.

  • Wiring techniques for practicality and safety.

  • Minimising voltage drops.
  • And much more!
  • Includes 28 awesome presentations and notes to follow every step.

  • Presented by Heiner Klaarman (mechatronics engineer).

AVAILABLE WITH THE 12-MONTH MEMBERSHIP

MECHANICAL PREP AND MAINTENANCE OF AN OVERLANDER

Included in 12-month membership or available separately.

Want to have an unforgettable Overlanding trip without safety concerns, vehicle issues and complications?
  • The must-have vehicle upgrades, refurbishment & why you should consider them

  • Used vehicle overhaul and refurbishment checklist

  • Build in Reliability and Safety.

  • Vehicle mechanical modifications & enhancements.

  • Maintaining your vehicle when on a trip.  
  • Travel friendly vehicle first-aid kit list

  •  Must do vehicle maintenance to minimize breakdowns

  • Tool kit must haves

 

 

 

 

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COMPLETE GUIDE TO OVERLAND TOURING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

COMING JAN. 2023. Included in 12-month membership or available separately.

Southern Africa remains one of the world's most exciting overland touring destinations. But because the region is so diverse, having local knowledge is a significant advantage. 

  • Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

  • This in-depth course will arm you with everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable expedition in Southern Africa.

  • Choose your routes and destinations according to your main goals.

  • Wild camping do's and don'ts.

  • Animal encounters.

  • Safety and security.

  • Make border crossings painless.

  • Best times of year for the various countries.
  • And much more!
  • Maps and travel data

  • This is a source of Africa travel information unmatched in the world today and includes hours of videos filmed in the countries and regions spoken of.

COMING JANUARY 2023

Need Inspiration?

Sit back and watch two full length films of Andrew and Paul traveling through two of the world's most remote locations.

The first (left) in Western Australia, and the second (right) through the remotest parts of Botswana and Namibia.