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Lost and Found

December 8, 2013 - 3:01pm by Anonymous (not verified)

October and November were rough months for us, in which we were hit with a series of challenges that really set us back a bit. Unfortunately, this resulted in us getting a bit behind on our blog updates. I thought I would just give a brief recap here of some of the things we lost, and found, in the last few months.

Baby bat

December 5, 2013 - 3:13am by Anonymous (not verified)

Processing samples late into the night… As a baby bat sits on our tent watching us…


October 28, 2013 - 6:21am by Anonymous (not verified)

Took me two skewers to figure out where the skewers came from….recycled bicycle tire spokes. The meat was fantastic.


October 16, 2013 - 2:58pm by Anonymous (not verified)

A few days ago we had a minor breakdown.  It was the day before I was scheduled to go to Tanzania.  Which…makes it a bit more of a stressful breakdown.
One of the main support bolts came loose for one of the tie-rods.  It fell out somewhere along the way from Talek to Emarti.  We noticed it pretty quickly because the steering became erratic just after Aitong.