We have taken the following;

  •     IBM/Lenovo T61 Thinkpad laptop (plus two Lacie “Rugged” external hard drives) for maintaining website/blog and managing photos;
  •     Two quadband mobile phones, one with a SIM4Travel SIM card which enables us to call/text from anywhere we can get mobile reception and receive calls/texts for free. We will buy SIM cards locally for making in-country calls with the other phone;
  •       Iridium 9505A Satphone. Even though we were able to get one secondhand, this was still a big investment both in terms of initial outlay and airtime. It does however mean that if necessary we can make or receive phonecalls or text messages from wherever we are on our travels.