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Democratic Republic of Congo: JUST READ IT!

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  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    mjohn617

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    I found this story a couple weeks ago...IT BLEW MY MIND! If your half way interested with the first page just read it. It will become very interesting in the first couple pages, I don't think I have the courage to embark on a journey this deep.

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50799
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  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Bump for some bored souls at work.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    Dear OP,

    Thank you.

    From,
    A Bored Soul at Work
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Lost_Humanity

    Lost_Humanity Bad decisions make great stories.

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    This is a repost.

    But the story is amazing. I probably wasted 3 days at work reading this. Amazing what they did.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Wow, just like an Ernest Hemingway novel. Well, almost! I enjoied it.:)
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    repost! but its such an amazing journey and it was written so well

    they didnt even bring a winch
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Time to start reading!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    I read this a while ago. Such a cool story! They encountered some crazy shit!
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    Check Build Thread!!
    x2

    I only made i through the first page, before my ADD drew me to the coffee crisp in the near by vending machines, but it was definitely a valiant effort OP
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    I'm on page 3 right now. So fuckin epic of a journey. These two have got some serious balls or some serious faith. I'm loving this read so much that I'm texting my girlfriend about it. Thanks so much! Not so bored anymore.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    :laugh: ...nice to see your back!

    it's get soo much better...

    Sorry guys, I didn't realize it was a repost....this was actually posted two months ago, maybe that is why no one looked the first time.

    EDIT:
    I still can't find the original?
     
  12. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Well I'm happy you reposted. An adventure like this Should not- no- CAN NOT- be passed up.

    Page 6 now
     
  13. Jun 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    That story is freaking incredible. THE best on the expo portal for sure. I read it a while back, someone mentioned it in Barlows build thread I think. Stretch it out over a few days and work will be a breeze!
    All those a holes on the portal who give them crap about not winching can eat a dee! They would never, eva eva eva, do that trip, therefore should not criticize!!
     
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    ^^^ 100% agree. You can't deny that these are definitely experienced off roaders. More than half of us in here (including myself) don't even have the nutt hairs to even begin going on an expedition like this to the Congo. These are some brave hombres.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I've been reading it for 3 hours...and still reading!! Thank you for posting...amazing story.
     
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    Thanks!!

    It has been very inspirational for me and the future. I love the overland concept...retirement hopefully will allow me to do something like this.
     
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  18. Jun 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Ah! Finally have time to read more. Had to get home and do things. Here I go.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    Story definitely has me wanting to do some expeditions, though I'd never be adventurous to travel to places like the Congo without weapons or someone who lives there.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    Thanks mjohn617, I didn't have anything planned for the evening. Wow I couldn't stop reading it.
     
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