Blimey…we woke up in West Africa!!

Departed 16/10/12: Gatwick Airport, UK – on a very cold October early morn

H & Florio – Departures, Gatwick Airport – Oct 16th 2012 (thanks to Dad/Rodger & mum/Wendy Florio for getting us there!)

 

Arrived 16/10/12: Yundum International Airport, The Gambia, West Africa – on a bi candita baci (very hot!) October mid-afternoon

Florio, Yundum Airport, The Gambia (is that the President’s plane in the background?).

We were dreading our arrival into The Gambia – only in the respect of going through customs with all our luggage + two canoes…we were a custom officers dream – and our nightmare. So, imagine our complete delight to see a pretty young Gambian woman, holding a card up with our names written on it, on the luggage pick-up side of the customs barrier! Fotou, from the Gambia Tourist Board had come, permission letter in hand, to guide us seamlessly through customs – bypassing masses of bemused (and some, I swear, looking downright hostile), hot and sweaty tourists waiting in line, as we swanned through the barrier, on the coat tails of the GTB; with not even a peek in our ‘heavy weight’ bags. Thank you to the Director General, Benjamin Roberts, Lazar and Fatou, of the GTB, for facilitating our extremely easy entry into The Gambia. ‘Welcome to the smiling coast’ – it was indeed.

‘The Twins’ – 2 x Ally Canoes – and the Overboard bags are on board, African style. Image © Helen Jones-Florio (‘Tijan the Birdman’ to the far left

We were met in arrivals by ‘Tajin the Birdman’. Not only is the ‘Birdman’ an extremely knowledgeable ornithologist (he has even presented on the subject at schools in Norfolk, UK), but he also has a mini-bus to transport all our gear – and, not only that, he is an amazing source of information, having travelled to some of the areas we are about to , in Senegal (thanks to our friend, Owen, for the intro)

So, here we are, ensconced at Sandele Eco Retreat – with big thanks to old friends, Geri and Maurice – enjoying a few short days of luxury: electricity, running water – hot water too! and the Atlantic Ocean, within spitting distance. It doesn’t get much better than this. Actually, we hope it will (no disrespect to Sandele)…once we start the River Gambia Expedition proper.

An update and a few words of thanks, from us two (and, introducing the Sandele cat) to everyone who made this happen.

A message from Helen & Florio (and introducing the Sandele cat) – Sandele Eco Retreat, The Gambia, West Africa – Oct 17th 2012

More updates coming as soon as – such as meeting up with our old friends, and Gambian team mates, Abdou & Ibu, on Friday. So, please keep checking in.
The Florios (H & Flo)

P.S. And, if you want to see where we are on the map, right now, check out our Yellowbrick Tracking webpage here

Yellowbrick 'YB3' Tracking Device - follow our (almost) every move on the expedition

Please click on the logo to go to our River Gambia Expedition map

The winner of: ‘What’s in the bag, Jason Florio?’ – Yesterdays fine art print comp.

Well done to Richard Glynn - Wideyed Photography Collective – UK, for answering our question: ‘What’s in the bag, Jason Florio?’

A: The ’811 16.5′ Ally Folding Canoe’ made by Bergan’s of Norway

The ’811 16.5 folding Ally Canoe’ by Bergan’s of Norway – Image © Helen Jones-Florio (as modelled by Florio)

And, because Richard was the first to get the answer right, and he pledged $50 to our Kickstarter campaign, this entitles him to one 8×10″ of award-winning photographer, Jason Florio’s, limited edition fine art prints (which would usually require at least a $100 KS pledge) worth $175.00. Richard will get to choose his print from an exclusive series of images, which Florio will take whilst we are on the River Gambia Expedition, over the coming months. Alternatively, he can make his choice from Florio’s fine art on-line gallery of B&W and Colour Collections

Some of the other, but no cigar, answers we received on our FB page:

Jacqui Jones Kimberlin Jason’s in the bag!!!
Jacqui Jones Kimberlin An inflatable Hippo?
  • Robert Jones At first, I thought it was Jason, but I believe he was made in the UK. So now i’M going with ….CANOE (sorry Robert – close…but we wanted specifics)
    Again, well done, Glynn! And, thanks for joining in everyone. Better luck next time!
    We still have 16 days to go to the Kickstarter deadline – so, there is still time to get your hands on one of Florio’s fine art prints…check it out!

    16 days to go!! Please click on the image to view details

    Please for the blog for more updates.

    The Florios (Helen & Flo)

    Click on image to view – Jason Florio talks about the River Gambia Expedition

We’ve got the ‘Kickstarter’ ball rolling! The River Gambia is getting nearer. 21 days to go!

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Jason Florio - at work – photographing the village chief (the ‘Alkalo’) of Kalaji, The Gambia, West Africa. Filmed by Helen Jones-Florio (for ‘Wobbly Productions’) on A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’. The portraits of village chiefs and elders became an award-winning body of work: ‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’

BIG thanks to all who have jumped on board so far, with their support for the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’. Your support and belief in what we are endeavoring to do is just what we need, to help bring this photography documentary to realization.

More updates coming soon. Please help to spread the word! Kickstarter

Many, many thanks

Jason & Helen (‘The Florios’)

River Gambia Expedition Leaders

Meet the 2012 Team

Image #1: Px3 (Prix de la Photographie) 2012 – Jason Florio ‘Silver Medal’ Portraiture

Image#2: Gambian woman waits for the ferry to cross the River Gambia at Karantaba, The Gambia, West Africa 2009 © Jason Florio

2009 West Africa Expedition -Youtube: Jason Florio photographs Gambian village chiefs, The Gambia

Jason Florio Photographs Gambian Village Chiefs, The Gambia, West Africa 2009 – from ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’click image to view. Filmed by Helen Jones-Florio for ‘Wobbly Productions’ (and mucky lens’!)

From our 2009 expedition A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’, we shot this footage when we stayed with Alkalo (village chief) Landing Jammeh of Khalaji village – who can be seen in the video (tall man, wearing a blue and white grand bubu – and pictured below) kindly ‘assisting’ Florio whilst he made a portrait of the neighbouring Alkalo, Julu Sanyang.

‘Silafando’ – portraits of village chiefs and elders © Jason Florio L-R: Landing Jammeh & Julu Sanyang, The Gambia, West Africa

The photo shoot resulted in what became an award-winning body of work for Florio – called ‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ : the traditional method of greeting village chiefs and elders, when you meet them and ask something from them (in our case, to ask permission to camp in their villages and for Florio to make the portraits). We found out about this cultural tradition from one of our team mates, Samba Leigh, when we arrived in The Gambia, to prep for the walk.

Excerpt from Helen Jones-Florio’s forthcoming book ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - minty abanta!’:

‘Nevertheless, and more importantly as it turned out, Samba introduced us to the traditional intricacies of ‘Silafando’. The age-old tradition was something that we were not aware of and perhaps would never have been, but for Samba’s cultural knowledge on local protocol and tradition. “We need to plan our route so that we arrive in a village at the end of each day of walking” he told us “then we have to ask the permission of the Alkalo (the village chief) if we can set up our camp in his compound or in the village”. Protocol dictates that the Alkalo has a duty to welcome travelers and strangers, but only after the correct procedure is followed. This is what is known as ‘Silafando’ – which roughly translates as ‘a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ and involves presenting the village chief with a gift – traditionally, a handful of kola nuts; bitter, walnut sized nuts. These nuts play an important roll in Gambian traditional culture and social life. Once the gift is given, the Alkalo shares them with his closest village elders. They break open the nuts and chew them. They are valued for their apparent pharmacological properties – acting as a natural stimulant and, allegedly, as an aphrodisiac.’

‘Silafando’ – giving of Kola Nuts © Jason Florio

To find out how you can get involved in ‘An Exchange’ - and get one of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints, please check the photographer (and River Gambia Expedition 2012 co-leader) himself on Youtube:

Please click on image to view

More updates, photos and stories coming soon…

The Florios (Helen & Flo)

Kelly Kettle Company on board!! BIG thanks to Patrick Kelly and the guys for the ‘Base Camp Kettle Sets’!

What’s in the bag, Florio? Image © Helen Jones-Florio

We just this minute took delivery of two Kelly Kettle Base Camp Sets. So, its with HUGE thanks to Patrick Kelly and the guys over in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, for their support – and faith in what we are doing. And, as with all our product sponsors, we’ll be providing the Kelly Kettle Company with professional images of their product in use, and promoting them here on the blog, FB, Twitter etc. when we are on the forthcoming River Gambia Expedition

“Have a GREAT trip! What an adventure that will be!” Patrick Kelly – Kelly Kettle Company Director & Co-Founder

We are absolutely thrilled to have the ingenious little gadgets for the expedition – and another thing, with thanks to companies like the Kelly Kettle Company, to tick off our now-not-so-lengthy ‘Wish List’!

‘Kelly Kettle® essential Camping equipment for the Outdoors. [for Scouts, Fishing, Picnics, Disaster Kits, etc. ...'

It also means we won't be burning charcoal ('kembo' - Mandinka word) on the expedition either, to cook and boil water, when we get down to West Africa this time. With the Kelly Kettle, we can use dry grass, paper, and bits of twigs to get it going - altogether much kinder on the environment. And, the kettles are super light weight, compact and durable - which is essential, as we will need to account for every ounce we carry, when we are trekking and canoeing our way along the course of the River Gambia.

Product Dimensions (Stainless Steel 'Base Camp Full Kit'):
Kettle Height ....... 34cm / 13 inches (packed)
Kettle Diameter....18.7cm / 7.4 inches (widest point at rim of fire base)
Kettle Capacity.....2.6 Pints (UK)/ 1.5ltr
Pot Capacity........ 30oz / 0.85ltr
Total Kit Weight....3.49lb / 1.58kg

We'll be unleashing the little beauties from their bags shortly, to test out the 'Kettles...more images to come soon, of these fantastic gadgets in action!

Thanks, as always for stopping by.

The Florios (Helen & Flo)

What, where, why...our resident, award-winning photographer and co-leader, Jason Florio, talks about all things River Gambia Expedition on YouTube:

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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

If you don’t have $100+ to exchange for one of Jason Florio’s limited edition prints, $25 could get your name on a banner, photographed and blogged about, from the middle of the River Gambia, West Africa! Read on…

This could be your name/website on the banner.
Jason Florio on the banks of the River Gambia, at Karantaba, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio, 2009 – taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’

So, you don’t have $100/£65 + to spare? That’s all good too…because every penny and cent will help us get this River Gambia Expedition 2012 rolling. OK, it won’t get you one of Jason’s prints – as with the ‘An Exchange’ deal, but every single person who donates, even with $25 USD/£16 GBP, will have their name, and/or your company website, linked, added to the blogroll list of thanks and all on our other social media sites (such as Twitter & FB).

PLUS, PLUS, PLUS each and every donor – regardless of whether its $25/£16 or $1500/£970 – will get the following:

Your name, or company name/website, written (in BOLD) on a piece of card, wood, fabric, the canoe paddles, if it comes to it – basically, whatever raw materials we can find when we’re down in West Africa!

One of the expedition team will hold up the banner and a photograph will be taken – whether we are in the Fouta Djallon highlands or paddling through hippo-abundant waters Niokolo Koba National Park, Senegal, or standing on the historical Kunta Kinteh Island, in The Gambia – said photo will be posted onto the blog, twit-pic’d, Facebooked, Tumblr’d – the lot! (If you prefer not to be social media’ed, that’s all good too – just let us know when you donate).

To find out why we are doing this and why we need your support, please click here and here

Image © Jason Florio 2009. Chief Landing Jammeh – one of the award-winning portraits - ‘Silafando’ - available in ‘An Exchange’ (donations of $100 +) from the 2009 expedition

To support the ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’, please go Paypal to create an account. But, if you already have one, then all you have to do is click on the following Paypal icon:

1. If you aren’t registered for PayPal you need to register an email address and password – it takes 2 minutes. You will then receive an email from PayPal asking you to confirm your account

2. Once logged in – from ‘my account’ page go to ’send money’ tab on the left of the top tool bar

3. Enter ‘who to’ – the expedition email address – : 700miles@floriophoto.com

4. Enter Amount: scroll down for relevant currency

5. Choose ‘personal’ tab then ‘gift’ then ‘continue’

6. Check amount and then press ’send money’ tab

And that’s it! It takes but a few minutes. All additional, or unused, funds raised over our target amount will be donated to our partner charity – please email helen.jones@floriophoto.com for more information on the charity we support.

And, if you do find yourself with $100/£65 + to spare, then check out ‘An Exchange’ to see how you can get one of Jason Florio’s exclusive, limited edition, fine art photography prints from the forthcoming River Gambia Expedition 2012.

Here are just a couple more of Florio’s fine art photography prints from the 2009 expedition ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’

‘Kunta Kinteh Island at Dusk’ (formally James Island), Juffereh, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2009

‘Children standing on the scared stones at Kerr Batch’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2009

L-R: Alkalo Dam Sallah, Kerr Sait Maram and Alkalo Fatou Dansu, Kabba Kama, Basse, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio – one of the award-winning portraits available in ‘An Exchange’ (donations of $100 +) from the 2009 expedition. ‘Silafando’

Check out Florio, talking all things River Gambia Expedition on YouTube

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A massive thanks to everyone who has supported us so far – with $25 and upwards – you are all helping to make this journey possible and, for that, we are eternally grateful.

Big Love

The Florios (H & Flo)

Travel Plans Update: The River Gambia Expedition 2012 – things are falling into place and our leaving date for West Africa is in sight. At last.

The Florios Travel

Just to keep you all updated on our progress…plans are falling onto place, ‘domading, domading’ (Mandinka for slowly, slowly), for our pending departure down to West Africa – and to begin the River Gambia Expedition 2012 proper. Once down there, our journey will take us to the source of the river (the River Gambia) – with some trekking alongside it to begin with – until a point whereby the river gets wide enough for us to get the canoes in – across borders and through three West African countries: beginning in Guinea, on into the South East of Senegal (and the hippo infested waters of Niokolo Koba National Park – an estimated 6000 of the mammoth mammals!) and, finally, into The Republic of the Gambia (the country derives its name from the river) and onto the Atlantic Ocean and our journey’s end.

The Route Map

We’re working hard on fundraising for the expedition (Jason’s fine art photography prints in ‘an exchange‘ for donations); meeting with ambassadors from the relevant countries; researching (researching and…more researching); sourcing the best in-country guides for the Guinea and Senegal sections; beg, borrowing and stealing equipment ((ok, not the stealing bit – we have some fantastic gear sponsors on boardwe need more though! ); building canoes, twittering / twottering and Facebooking...and, in between all of that, we’re training hard on the river with the one canoe we have so far (we have yet to raise the funds to get the second canoe that we need – hint, hint!).

Florio out runs the swans in the ’811 16.5 Ally′ folding canoe! Lets just hope we can do the same with the hippos on the River Gambia! Image © Helen Jones-Florio

In between all this work, revisiting old West London haunts on the ‘Bella (Portobello Road, to the uninitiated) has been on the agenda. My, how things have changed. However, its good to see some things remain the same…(factoid: back in the day, a young Mr Florio used to work at ‘Slam City Skates’ when they had a shop downstairs at Rough Trade, off Portobello Road)

Image © Helen Jones-Florio, 2012

Phew! Alas, non of the above will abate until we get down on the river, in West Africa – even then, we’ll be trying damn hard, as often as we can, to get a signal to update this blog, and our sponsors and donors. However, we’ll still be making the most of the journey and the inevitable adventures it will bring.

And, importantly, lets hope we can bring back more road stories , river tales, and beautiful images – photos that tell stories – as we did from the our Short Walk expedition.

‘Silafando’ Gambian Chiefs & Elders © Jason Florio, 2009

Boys playing in the River Gambia, Tendaba, The Gambia © Jason Florio, 2009

The Short Walk team – leaving the village of Kalaji at dawn, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio, 2009

For more of Florio’s award-winning portraits, from A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush, please visit his website and for ‘road stories’ and more photographs from the 2009 expedition, please visit the blog

One other thing that we’ve been collecting are stories of hippo’s…and, the more we hear, the more trepidacious we are of encountering these colossal, extremely territorial, unpredictable, hefty mammals, on route – and, from what we’ve been told, there is little doubt that we will come face to face with them.

Hippos – Ngorongoro © Jason Florio

Leaving date? Hmmm…as soon as possible but, in reality, we hope to fly down to West Africa by mid-late September. Firstly, to The Gambia to prep with our Gambian team mates, Abdou and Ebou, for a week or so. Then we’ll drive down to Guinea, to begin our epic journey…more updates on that as and when.

If you’d like to know more about how to support the expedition, in an exchange, for one of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints, taken from image whilst we are on the River Gambia Expedition, check our Florio talking about this in YouTube:

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Thank you to everyone who has jumped on board to support us so far – gear sponsors and individual donors alike – without whom this journey, basically, wouldn’t happen (unless our trust funds suddenly materialise – yeah right, what trust fund?!).

Please stop by for more updates…coming soon.

The Florios (Helen & Flo)

UPDATE: SATURDAY 1ST SEPT: TODAY’S THE DAY! for the ‘Print Draw’- $25/£16 and a chance to get one of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints.

PDF Image#4 ‘Angkor Wat’ Cambodia © Jason Florio

UPDATE: The ‘Print Draw’ winner will be announced TODAY – Saturday 1st September. YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER 2 HOURS (It’s 10am GMT here, right now) to enter the competition! Watch this space for the name of the lucky winner. We’ll also announce it on our FB page and Twitter

A one-off chance to acquire one of, multi award-winning photographer (and River Gambia Expedition 2012 Co-leader), Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints for a song!

'Sardhu Walking in the Holy City of Pushkar' India

PDF Image#8 – ‘Sardu Walking in the Holy City of Pushkar’ India Indian Dancer © Jason Florio

OK… we don’t exactly expect you to sing us a song – although, any good ones will be greatly received and blogged about! – for as little as $25/£16 we are offering you the chance to win one of a series of 8, 16″x20″ Pre-Expedition 2012 Donation prints 2012 (please click on the link to download the pdf of images) – in exchange for your donation.

PDF Image#5 – Indian Dancer © Jason Florio

Here’s how the print draw exchange works:

$25/£16 will get your name put into the hat one time

$100/£65 will get your name put into the hat five times (5 for the price of 4 and a better chance of getting a print!).

The winner will be announced, after the names have been drawn from the hat, on Saturday 1st September!

Paypal Instructions – click on this link for a step by step guide on how to donate. Please add the words ‘An Exchange’ in the notes section when you make your payment.

As an added bonus: the winner will also receive an exclusive 8″x10″ River Gambia Expedition print, once we get back from the journey.

If you don’t want to take a chance then, to guarantee you get a print for your donation you can always go through the usual donations channels (open until 1st October, 2012): ‘An Exchange: donations for fine art prints from the River Gambia Expedition 2012′ Please Note: Anyone who donates $100/£65 and over, through the usual channels, before the 31st August, will automatically have their name included in the August 31st print draw.


PDF Image#7 – ‘Sky Over Texas’ © Jason Florio

Come on, you know it makes sense!

Love, thanks and respect

The Florios x

P.S. FYI: Through the gallery, Florio’s 16×20 fine art photography prints normally retail at $1,200-$1,500/£770-£970

If you want to see how to guarantee a print, in exchange for a donation, please check out Jason Florio on YouTube (click the image to view):

Field testing adventure products for Backpacker Magazine, whilst on the River Gambia Expedition 2012

The Gear Editor over at Backpacker Magazine,where Florio is a contributor, are giving us a whole bunch of outdoor gear for all the River Gambia Expedition team to ‘field test’ for them – from Outdoor Research ‘Sentinal Hats’;

Outdoor Research ‘Sentinel’ Hats

ExOfficio ‘Halo Shirts’ and ‘Ziwa Pants’; Hennessy Hammocks ‘Deep Jungle’

Women's Insect Shield® Halo™ Check Long-Sleeve Shirt

Women’s Insect Shield® Halo™ Check Long-Sleeve Shirt

Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle

Grand Trunk Goods ‘Mozzy Nets’ & ‘Skeetbeeter’ mosquito hammocks; Lawson HammocksSleep like a rock, not on one‘ – ‘Blue Ridge Camping Hammock’

Lawson Hammocks – ‘Blue Ridge Camping Hammock’

Buff ‘Insect Shields’Insect Shield® UV Buff® headwear blocks 95% of UV rays* and is infused with an odorless insect repellent that’s effective against many biting insects.’; Insect Shield ‘Crew Socks’ & ‘Wicking’ T-Shirts.

Thanks to Backpacker Magazine, we’re really looking forward to putting the gear to the test – whilst we are trekking and paddling along the River Gambia in West Africa. We’ll also be photographing all the products in situ, down there. Watch this space…

Thanks for stopping by

The Florios (Helen & Florio)

Watch Florio on YouTube talking about the expedition and his fine art prints ‘exchange’

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