Cape York

Submitted: Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:52
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Hi

I am travelling to the top of Cape York from the Goldcoast early June,in a 100 series TD,two of us in the vehicle anyone else going about that time?
Trying to decide if to take swags or light weight hiking tents,what are your thoughts
I like to set up camp fast,concerned swags maybe to hot?
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Reply By: Bros - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:21

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:21
lozza,
Went to the tip in August 2002. Everone in party were in tents of varying size and make. Depending where you are going and how long you are staying in the one place. If staying in camp grounds/caravan parks, a light weight tent should be ok. If camping out overnight. a swag would be ok. The overriding factor is whether the swag/s had built in nets. Bities can be a bother. Even though you are way up there it can still get cool enough at night for a blanket. Hope this helps in some way.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:35

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 14:35
Go the Swag and get a big mozzie net to hang from a tree/tent pole off the roof rack. carry a tarp for/if any wet nights.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:46

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 17:46
Lozza If your a couple use a southern cross double swag it has biult in mozzie net.
If alone southerncross singles also have biult in nets.And if your not sure if your going to be a couple get one of each.

All the best
Eric

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Follow Up By: lozza - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 19:44

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 19:44
HI
Eric thanks for the reply,checked southern cross web site swags look good,do you find them hot on the cape,and do you get condensation inside.
regards lozza.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 20:49

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 20:49
Lozza No they are ok they have a good sized rear window and a good sized lid so the ventalation isnt to bad.
The only thing I have found is in the rain or drizzle in a hot climate they arnt to good . On our singles and double swag I have had a awning sewn into the head end of the swags and they roll up and stay in place with velcro tape when not in use. The awnings cost about $ 40 to get sewn in. The condesation can also be a bit of a problem in cold camping but with the rear awning out this helps. The awning is full width and comes out about 900 mm.
Hope this helps
All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Troopster - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:59

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:59
lozza
What time in June are you going and for how long. I cant help with the swag but a group of us, also from the southern end of the coast are going on the 10th for about three or four weeks.

Troopster.
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Reply By: lozza - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:22

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:22
Troopster,
My mate and I havent decided as yet what date to go in june,it took me a while to find somebody with the spare time that was interested in going,we want to go the sooner the better,of course we need to dodge the wet.
However our departure date is flexible,it would be good to meet up with other travellers we intend be away 3 to 4 weeks.

Regards LOZZA
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Reply By: Troopster - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:45

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:45
lozza
Do you drive a blue Hilux around the Currumbin area, there is a blue Hilux with the same number plate.
Troopster.
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Follow Up By: lozza - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:30

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:30
Troopster
No I live in the carrara area and drive a 100 series TD,kitted with ARB gear,bullbar,sidesteps & protection bars,kaymar rear dual spare wheel carrier etc,I am in my early fiftys.
(we are leaving our wives home on this trip)
What vehicles are u guys going in and how many and what gear are u taking.

Lozza
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