In my kitbag
Johann Marais is an attorney from Stellenbosch who is always keen to turn an ordinary weekend into a long weekend. He says he makes sure that he travels with good friends. He showed Albertus van Wyk the three things he always has in his Land Cruiser.
“The Piet-fluit is a South African invention – it’s a super-energy-efficient kettle that will get your coffee water boiling over the fire faster than anything. “The secret is apparently in its shape – the heat and steam inside circulates in such a way as to accelerate the process.
“It’s also robust, so you can put it directly on top of the coals.
“A Piet-fluit is hard to come by – but try the Midas store in Kuruman.”
“We often camp at places where there are no facilities such as bins. I put one of these exceptionally tough refuse bags out, and everybody puts their rubbish in it. When we leave, we just tie the bag and put it on the roof rack. The chances of it tearing are minimal. You can buy them at the supermarket – they’re just a bit more expensive than ordinary black refuse bags.”
Fire extinguisher pump
“Often you need to let some air out of your tyres to avoid getting stuck in the sand or
just to make it a more comfortable ride on a rugged road. But then you have to inflate
your tyres again, even when there’s no service station around.
“Instead of using a compresser, I use this old fire extinguisher to inflate my tyres. I fill it with oxygen, to 215 bars, which is enough to fill 20 tyres. It does the job in seconds.”