During my three days away in the shopping town of Arusha, I bought a foot pump for the tires on the car. Last week, I had a tire that was going down and tried to find a pump in the village of Olbalbal. The only pump around is one owned by the police station (one policeman). He uses it to pump up the tires on his bicycle. When I attached the rubber hose to my tire, it became evident that the hose was split. I feel sure that the criminal element of Olbalbal is safe from pursuit. Anyway, with my new pump, new tire irons and patches, I feel more confident about going to the Maasai villages out on the plains.