simpson desert sat phones

Submitted: Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 21:06
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We have just spent 2& a half weeks through the simpson had a great time. We hired a sat phone from mt dare left it at birdsville great deal.ONLY DOWN SIDE OF TRIP TRAILERS SHOULD BE BANND AND SHOULD LEARN TO LET THERE TYERS DOWN.
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Reply By: DmaxQld - Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 21:39

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 21:39
What a load of rubbish. Camper trailers do not cause damage to the desert. Inexperienced drivers with tyre pressures too high and four wheel drive not engaged plus other idiots racing up the dunes, spinning tyres in their haste to get to the top then braking as they go down the other face of the dunes. Yes, lots of reasons that dunes are damaged and none of them can be blamed on unpowered camper trailers.
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Follow Up By: Member - kenneth bruce - Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 21:58

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 21:58
As I said about trailers we had one with us it was way over loaded .we had no trouble till we hit the french line on the eastern side what a bloody mess.People have got to learn if you do take trailers please light load low tyre presure.
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Follow Up By: fredwho - Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 23:01

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 23:01
Camper trailers should be banned - the environment would be better off without the 140,000 tonnes of green house gas emissions it takes to produce each trailer. Take a sleeping bag instead of a bedroom. Take a one burner stove instead of Jamie Oliver's kitchen. Don't shower for 3 days rather than use of a power shower in a popup shower room and soap on a rope.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 05:26

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 05:26
Good idea Fred. 4wds should also be banned and save another 850,000 tons of greenhouse gas.

You should stay home for the environment.

Oh, get of that computer you are using, there is obviously only hot air coming out of that too. Best you stick with your soap on a rope, it's better for everyone involved.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 06:22

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 06:22
Yep Fred, I agree.

In future all areas accessible to both two wheel and four wheel drives shall only be accessible to nude hikers. Thus preventing any use of any man made product or by product. I am glad common sense has prevailed.
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Follow Up By: fredwho - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 07:38

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 07:38
"only be accessible to nude hikers"

Agreed, as long as methane emissions can be effectively sequestered

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 08:21

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 08:21
Never had a problem pulling a camper through the Simpson and I have seen a lot of people not towing have difficulties where we have got through with little effort.

Trailers don't wreck the tracks and nether does tyre pressure, the biggest cause of damage is nature and inexperience.
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Follow Up By: Member - kev.h - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 13:34

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 13:34
You are right Olcoolone but I think the biggest single issue is the way they pack the car mostly the bit they put between the seat and the steering wheel that causes most damage
Cheers Kev
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 19:06

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 19:06
LOL this thread has to set the world record for the OP sending his own thread 100% off topic with a stupid comment in the original post. The distraction has completely overtaken the comments.

I guess the OP is getting the respect he deserves with lame comments like that.



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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 19:21

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 19:21
hear hear!!
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Follow Up By: DmaxQld - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 12:09

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 12:09
Yeah wasn't sure what he was trying to tell us. Oh I spent 2 and a half weeks crossing the Simpson which most people take less than a week to do. Or that he hired a sat phone which everybody does. Or that he was having a whinge about trailers in the desert. I guessed it was the latter as he SHOUTED about that one so I responded accordingly LOL
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