Wish List: Expeditions gear and gadgets needed – for the River Gambia Expedition-1000km source to sea African odyssey

‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea Africa odyssey’  team thanks all the product sponsors, backers and collaborators we have on board so far – for their unprecedented support and product donations. We are extremely grateful and thankful.

Alas, we still have a number of items  – our ‘Wish List’ – which we’d really appreciate some help with…whether through total product sponsorship or ‘expedition discount’ from suppliers and manufacturers. All our sponsors will receive full coverage on all our media outlets, along with mentions in press interviews (whenever/wherever we can get a plug in there):

Aug 2012 Press:

Outside Magazine – Adventure Lab/Expedition Watch – Interview Jason Florio, award-winning photographer and expedition co-leader, about the forthcoming River Gambia Expedition

Outside Mag: Do you have a main sponsor?
Jason Florio: “We don’t have a main sponsor. It’s more a collaboration. We have some great product backers: SteriPEN, Yellowbrick, Peli UK, OverBoard, DPx Gear, and Gambia Experience…”

Jason Florio, will also get some great on-the-road-and-river shots of all the product we receive, whilst we are the on the expedition – for all our sponsors to use for their own marketing purposes.

Please click here to find out when, where, who and why…

SteriPEN™ Opti Adventurer © Jason Florio

Here’s what we still have yet to check off our ‘Wish List’:

1 x 16-17ft folding canoes – i.e. Ally or PakBoat)

4 x Buoyancy Aids/Life Jackets

1 x Ruggedized Laptop – i.e. Panasonic Toughbook™ laptop CF 52 or 53 Performance Model & battery pack or equivalent – needs to be durable, shock-protected, waterproof

1 x GoPro HD2 Hero Camera (sponsoring pending)

Satellite Phone (sponsoring pending)

1 x Adventure Medical Kit – i.e. Life Systems ‘Mountain Leader’

4 x Gerber or Leatherman multi-tools

1 x Lightweight cooking stove – i.e. Kelly Kettle or BioLite CampStove

2 x Two-man tent or 4 x One-man tent – lightweight

4 x Mild weather sleeping bags – lightweight

Ready-made meals – i.e. ‘Expedition Foods’™ or ‘Travel Foods’™

4 x Mosquito hats

2 x ActionPacker™ Cargo Boxes (or equivalent)

4 x Lightweight rain jackets/ponchos (3 men, 1 woman – sizes on request)

2 x Pairs of hiking boots (for tropical climates – sizes on request)

4 x Sets of quick-dry clothing (sizes on request)

Mosquito repellent and factor 30+ sunblock

Overboard™ – ‘The Leaders in Waterproof Bags & Cases’

If anyone can help, in any way, or recommend us to suppliers  – to help us check off the remainder of ‘Wish List’  items – we’d greatly appreciate it. Contact: helen.jones@floriophoto.com for full information on product sponsorship.

Please help spread the word: why, where, what and who

Thanks a million

Helen & Florio

P.S. Check out Florio on YouTube, talking about the expedition (click on the image to view the video) – and how individual sponsors can support us, in ‘An Exchange’: exclusive, limited edition,  fine art photography prints – from a series of images Florio will take whilst on the journey – for donations.

Please click image to watch the video


About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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