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The Mud Life Issue 23 February 2021

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I may be heading towards being a hoarder, as I do like to keep things around for those ‘unforeseen circumstances‘. For example, I have 14 multitools scattered around the house and in cars. I don’t really need 14 multitools (shhh, don’t tell Muddy Madam I said that) as my two go-to multitools are my Leatherman Wave and Victorinox Spirit XC.

The Mud Life Issue 23 February 2021
Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 98 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life Issue 23 February 2021

Turner’s Torque

Well, that was a rubbish January, wasn’t it?

So much for my winter green laning and camping plans!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, we all have to live with the same restrictions, and do our part to help ease the pressure on the NHS, but I’m scratching at the walls to go out on a proper 4×4 adventure!

Judging by social media, a lot of folk had quite a lot of fun in the snow last month, lucky them, as they trundled through snowdrifts on the way to ASDA. Muddy Towers, on the other hand, only saw an inch, and just after I took this photo of Deux Smurf, it started to rain.

After finishing my part of the magazine earlier than normal due to lockdown, I had a bit of free time at Muddy Towers, so I decided to have a stock check of all the gear I’ve been sent to review over the years.

As Muddy Madam will grumpily attest to, our 2 up 2 down terraced house is busting at the seams with BBQs, tents, toolsand other 4×4 stuff that I haven’t been able to use for a while.

I may be heading towards being a hoarder, as I do like to keep things around for those ‘unforeseen circumstances‘. For example, I have 14 multitools scattered around the house and in cars. I don’t really need 14 multitools (shhh, don’t tell Muddy Madam I said that) as my two go-to multitools are my Leatherman Wave and Victorinox Spirit XC. That said, my Gerber Centre-Drive is really handy, and so is my Gerber Steady, and my… don’t even get me started on stoves and BBQs!

On another subject, have you subscribed to our Youtube channel yet? – www.youtube.com/themudlifemagazine

You haven’t? Really? Then you should.

Granted, there may not be a huge amount on it at the moment, but there’s more coming, Muddy Madam and I have plans, we just have to get out of this bl**dy lockdown first!

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

<strong>What’s in this Issue</strong>

TURNER’S TORQUE 4-5

NEWS 6-12

LANING LIFE 14-17

TRAVELLING IN STYLE 18-20

DIRECTORIES 22-25

MITSUBISHI SHOGUN SPORT 26-34

AUDI Q3 36-44

GOODS & GEAR 46-51

ROAD TO MOROCCO 52-61

MOOCH – GOOSNARGH 63-67

FB PAGE of the MONTH 68-69

SIMON SAYS 70-71

COMPANY PROFILE – BRITPART 72-79

IN OUR GARAGE 82-83

READER’S RIDES 84-89

HOW IT ALL BEGAN PT.2 90-93

RETRO SNAPS 94-95

<strong>Muddy Madam’s Moment</strong>

Import taxes, who wants ’em?

Back in late 2020, when I was trying to decide on a partner to print our Live The Mud Life apparel, I got the choice down to a couple of businesses – one in the UK, one based in Europe.

I realised then, with us rapidly heading towards Brexit, that things may not go so good between the UK and Europe/the rest of the world when it came to customs, and seeing as the majority of our readers are based in the UK, leaning towards a British based company seemed to be the more sensible option.

Unfortunately I have been proved right, and in the last month some people have been getting walloped with huge bills. I read about one woman who ordered an £80 coat from a Scandinavian website, only to be presented with a £210 bill for delivery, customs and payment collection fees!

That better be a bloody good coat!

Not only was a UK based business better because of importing issues, it also meant we could get clothing made out of 100% organic material, from a sustainable and transparent creation process, and we also get recyclable packaging to boot.

So you get exclusive designs made by me, printed in the UK on quality organic clothes, and all without scary hidden costs. What more could you want?

Just headover to livethemudlife.co.uk and get ordering!

Karen Lee A.K.A. Muddy Madam

<strong>Copyright Information</strong>
Important information

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the contents of The Mud Life magazine are accurate, we accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, nor the consequence of actions made as a result of these. When responding to any advertisements in The Mud Life magazine, you should make appropriate enquiries before sending money or entering into a contract. The publishers and owners take reasonable care to ensure advertiser’s probity, but will not be liable for any losses incurred as a result of responding to adverts.

Copyright

All images and material on these pages are protected by copyright © Damian Turner. All rights reserved. None of the images or material within this magazine may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly authorised by Damian Turner or Karen Lee Turner.

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