Travel good luck charm/token

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Hi All, I am curious do any of you have travel charms or tokens etc that you carry with you when you travel? If so what are they and could I ask why. Thanks in advance. Safe travels to all. Greg & Di
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 23:58

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 at 23:58
Top level "roadside assist" card with RACV....because you never know!.

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:38

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:38
Fuel filter as you are bound to need it when most unexpected

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:49

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:49
And you can bet if ever you leave it home without it, you'll need it !!
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Reply By: Member - Woodsy - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:48

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:48
Hi Greg & Dianne
Over 20 years ago at our first Alice Springs Masters Games we, The Woods Point Wood Ducks, had a small fluffy yellow duck mascot.
It has been in my 4WDs ever since then and sits between the rear view mirror and the windscreen, bum facing the oncoming traffic.
The Wood Ducks still attend these games. They are great fun!
Happy 4 wheeling

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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:18

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:18
A couple of sand filled camels on the dashboard...

Always had them there, but not even sure why, probably a good idea at the time, now it wouldn't be cricket without them!

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:50

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:50
I have never had any issues or problems when I go on trips with a good stock of beer in the fridge, so that'll do me for a good luck charm :D
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Reply By: Member - batsy - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:58

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:58
My travel 'charm' is my wife of nearly 43 years & why....well she is the financial advisor & the board of control in one....& other things as well !!
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:49

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:49
A Victorinox Swiss Army knife is my travel charm. It's always there for fall-back support when a sharp knife can't be found - or a pair of pliers or scissors is needed - or even a pair of tweezers to pull out a prickle, or an embedded piece of metal or wood.

Never needed a medallion or a lucky rabbits foot - superstition never held any sway in our family.
Mind you, I avoid walking under ladders, I'm always alert to black cats crossing my path - and I wouldn't have a numberplate that adds up to 8, under any circumstances! [;-)

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 13:17

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 13:17


From left to right.
Ted - he’s followed me around since I was a baby. He’s looking forward to his next trip around Australia. Would’t seem right to leave him behind.

Mister Mina. - a multi eyed alien who jumped on board when camped at a private slice of heaven up on the Dampier Peninsula, known as ‘Mina’s block’.

Liz - the frill necked lizard who somehow befriended us

Hector - the Green Tree Frog who always knows the right time to fall off the dash.
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Reply By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 13:33

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 13:33
Froggy, my little stuffed frog who's gone everywhere with me since I was a little kid. Wouldn't seem right to travel without him, he's now a regular on all our 4WD and outback trips, he's one well travelled little frog! Even had his photo at the tip of Cape York a few years back!
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Reply By: Member - Tony F8 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 18:32

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 18:32
My old black dogs collar, went everywhere with me, the big lap, the Gulf, the Kimberley, 20 plus times to the Cape, she loved Sam Creek up the Cape that much that she's buried there. If your wondering, my mate was a vet who looked after her on the trip up from Bris, came along, aswell as 14 others to see her off. Bloody good wake she had too.

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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 19:27

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 19:27
A 1952 Penny. Why? Because my (late) father would always carry it with him in every car he owned.
1952 is the year he immigrated to Australia from Italy. He loved this country and so do I. Not sure if it was the first penny he ever earned or anything of any great significance.
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 20:03

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 20:03
that's all very interesting that some of you have life long tokens etc. the reason why I asked is that close friends are currently doing the lap and before they left they were given a small garden gnome and a small scottish terrier figurine as good luck tokens. So that got me wondering who else has travel tokens. thanks everyone for sharing.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 21:05

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 21:05
Hi G&D

They could always drop the Gnome off at Gnomesville in the Ferguson Valley - That's were all the cool gnomes go :-)

Cheers
Alan


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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 22:52

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 22:52
A set of no 4 fish hooks set up as a tailor rig.

My old dad made them with me 2 weeks before he died, intended for a fishing trip to Moore River in WA.

Dad died, I went to get away from everything. I used all my other tailor rigs and caught nothing but weed and lost all my rigs. Tied the rig we made on looked to the sky and said "Just one'll do Old Boy!" Straight on - biggest tailor I have ever caught. "Ok, one each then!" Straight on - another one slightly bigger. Haven't caught another one in 14 years.

Cut the rig of and put it on the dashmat. It has been there ever since on every 4 WD I have owned since he left us. I have taken it on all my trips and when I go somewhere new a give it a little rub on the way.

I have taken it to all the geographical extremities on both mainland and Tasmania and I give it a little wash in the water.

I'll never use it again and I know he is always with me.

I miss ya Old Boy!

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