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#151

Jaros
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12 November 2019 12:15 pm

I suppose you shouldn't do these things alone considering the odds of being injured or bitten by a snake etc.--hope he's found safe.


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#152

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12 November 2019 01:26 pm

YEP, a lot of us might like some solitude & our own company occassionally, & being a fit experienced hiker is one thing, BUT, you also need bush survival skills in good measure if you're going it alone on a few day trek into isloated or remote areas, and of course to be properly equipped with food, water, 1st aid kit, etc, & a PLB should be considered an essential part of the kit.


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#153

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12 November 2019 01:32 pm

Definately a PLB and Satphone + water---at least.


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#154

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29 November 2019 05:02 pm

3 People missing in the NT
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-29/ … a/11750612


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#155

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29 November 2019 07:49 pm

17 days on from that report and still no news sad cry Theories.. had a fall down a hill or ravine, his gear might be found after the next flood. Tragic!

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29 November 2019 08:20 pm

We get a few European staying in my building on the GC, I sometimes get the chance to talk with them about their plans and it astounds me how little research they have done, they rarely have a clue about Australian distances and conditions.

Had a couple of youngsters recently planning on an 'Eastern Circle' trip in a $5k van (not 4x4) sad Goldy to the Cape, the down to Mt Isa, Uluru, Adelaide, Melbourne and finishing in Sydney! No reality that Gold Coast to the Cape is like half way across Europe, or how inhospitable the country is, no idea of water consumption and that it can be hard to find in the outback, likewise fuel! They ask me about Lizzy my 6x6 and are staggered that I carry 70l of water and 350l of diesel as a basic and work on the 1/3rds rule for every trip.

I don't hear how they went as the GC is never their return destination. sad

Did a trip as a Cameraman around 10 yrs ago with a crew, Goldy to Mt Isa, across to Townsville and back down the coast. 5 vehicles and part way in before we got to Dalby the van ran out of fuel, I didn't know it ran on LPG and wasn't dual fuel yikes Low and behold, no tow rope so they tried using an extension cord roll

Around an hour later they hadn't showed so I backtracked, cord had snapped and they were out of ideas clap Much to their astonishment I headed into the scrub, with echoes of where the *^!#* are you going! Soon found some old #8 and the 150km tow was under way, you guessed it, all City slickers mad mad mad

Cappuccinos set shouldn't go bush!!

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#157

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29 November 2019 08:38 pm

I always reckon that tourist maps of Australia should have an overlay of Europe over it to show how vast this country is.


One of these days Ma!

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#158

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29 November 2019 08:43 pm

So you have to go prepared for anything. It's a long time to be out there at those temperatures.
I hope the news will be good. sad


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29 November 2019 11:53 pm

Ive lost count of the number of times I have stopped to help people, not only tourists, but sometimes our own city slickers!, who cant understand or read a map properly , especially the scale. Seems a lot of people envisage 100km on a map as being about 10km on the road awful
this includes understanding a distance on a gps map!!!

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03 December 2019 12:14 pm

Ded Driver wrote:

Update for above, 2 found, one to go.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/nt-ne … 9367f335d6

Sad story about splitting up to get help. When will people learn? sad

Cheers

Doug


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03 December 2019 12:59 pm

seen that this morning .. you beat me to the update Doug wink
good news so far on 2, hopefully they find the 3rd guy alive too.


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#162

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03 December 2019 03:12 pm

Yes but the third guy will probably get annoyed with you Ded as it's a she. lol

Cheers

Doug


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#163

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03 December 2019 03:26 pm

yeaah RH, but you know, guys/girls/grirls/girluys etc ... girls be boys & boys be girls, all legit now playful


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#164

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03 December 2019 04:13 pm

Haha DD lol lol lol

Man o man you make me laugh lol lol lol

Goody wink

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#165

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03 December 2019 04:15 pm

Manpa wrote:

I always reckon that tourist maps of Australia should have an overlay of Europe over it to show how vast this country is.

It's an amazing comparison:1575349978_australia-europe_area_comparison.jpg


Where it is, there it is.

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#166

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03 December 2019 04:38 pm

Really handy grubstake, going to take this in for reception so they can bring reality to the European travelers

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#167

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03 December 2019 06:02 pm

Very nice Grubstake, as they say “a picture paints a thousand words”


One of these days Ma!

#168

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03 December 2019 08:59 pm

thats a dammed good reference map alright. It would give a few would-be foreign trekkers a touch of reality


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#169

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03 December 2019 09:35 pm

Excellent grubstake clap and a great thought Manpa clap. Grubstake did you smash that together or find it on the Web.

All good I stumbled on the answer big_smile from a post in August smile
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=31747

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#170

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04 December 2019 05:37 pm

Sadly the third person lost near Alice Springs has been found deceased today.


One of these days Ma!

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#171

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04 December 2019 05:52 pm

sad sad Sad news,,,,


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#172

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04 December 2019 06:57 pm

aagghh shite, that is rotten news skull awful


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