Further to " Is this getting older" thread 131569

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 07:07
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As an older traveller what items are in your kit that would not have been there in your younger years?
My kit now includes a rubber kneeling mat used not for prayer but for saving my knees when getting down under the vehicle or camper.
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Reply By: Member - bill f (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 07:50

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 07:50
Besides the panadol & a packet of band-aids: 4 different pain killers, assorted pills to keep various other bits functioning, a wheelie walker & 2 walking sticks.

All packed & rarin to go. but I do get there. Bill
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Reply By: taswegian - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:04

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:04
A tube of Starters!
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:24

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:24
It's not just for only age reasons, a long term illness doesn't help, but I can't lift the spare onto the rear carrier. So I got a jack strap and had made a bracket that mounts on the carrier and supports a Jack Strap and we lift the spare up that way. The bracket looks like an inverted capital "L" with some extra bracing. The picture explains it.

The one that annoys me and I know that I shouldn't feel anything - just ignore it. Bending down to put the socks on. I know that we do "wear down" as we age but why the bloody hell do the feet and toes seem further away. Beats me.

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Follow Up By: Roachie Silverado - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 17:58

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 17:58
That is a much larger tyre than most of us would have to hoik around.....even compared to my 35s!!!

I have had to buy an aluminium fold-up motor bike ramp which I place against the side of my canopy in order to get my spares up/down. I slide them down the ramp on their side, but to get them up I roll them up the slope.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 18:52

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 18:52
The only photo I could find. Not my tyre or even my place. Just to give an idea.

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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:27

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 08:27
Gday
I always thought that a good scotch fixed all those aches and pains. Thats the system i have been using .
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 09:44

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 09:44
Muz, relief is only temporary....................................
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:59

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:59
Not if you keep up the Scotch.
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Reply By: Grizzle - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:26

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:26
Vegetables!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:29

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:29
Don't try and cross State borders or you won't see the inside of the nursing home again
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:03

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:03
Prescription sunnies, 3 different prescription drugs(pretty mild stuff), a sat phone and an air conditioned vehicle.

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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:13

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:13
Howdy


When I was younger, I took young women 4wdriving and camping !

Now I'm much older, I take old women 4wdriving and camping lol !!


Happy and safe travels ( albeit a bit slower )

Cheers

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:31

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 19:31
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Hearing Aid Batteries !!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 22:17

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 22:17
All part of our battery management systems
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Reply By: Kenell - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 20:10

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 20:10
Apparently I am on a journey to hell !! Reading all your posts really has me worried. In a few weeks I have a significant birthday that everyone is telling me is a turning point. I wish it had a 5 in it but alas it doesn't. After considering what I have to look forward to I fear I am indeed on a slippery slope. Tell me do you have to inform Meals on Wheels before you go bush? Do you take an aged care nurse or do you just inform the "Home" of your whereabouts? Still soft foods and incontinence products probably take up less room than meat and red wine in the truck / van.
Tell me you are all exaggerating ------ please.

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Follow Up By: Member - KeithB - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 23:59

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 23:59
How about you take Sonny Bill Williams and a set of jumper leads?
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:37

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:37
Ken, we are all exaggerating.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:43

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:43
Gday
I seem to take more children now than ever before , you know the ones that are bout 45 and can lift a wheel and tyre , cook and assemble a good camping spot.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:49

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:49
Hi Ross and the other oldies

Seems this getting "old" is catching and like most of the other replies it is a bugger. One reply mentions putting socks on. For the life of me I cannot understand how my legs are getting longer as I age. We always carry a well stocked first aid kit and there are now more prescription drugs than band aids LOL. We still love to travel and with the AOR Quantum it is more comfortable than with the Trak Shak - with no time at all in setting up.

I am looking at getting a local business to alter the bracket that carries the spare wheel on the Quantum as it is a long way off the ground and like all 4x4 wheels it is dammed heavy.

Age travels all.

I like Muz's idea of the scotch keeping the pains at bay.

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Reply By: Bigfish - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 13:11

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 13:11
I now have a windscreen on the front of the motorbike and an air cushion to look after my bum.....all due to date of birth issues!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:44

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:44
At least, though, I guess the bike doesn't have three wheels
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Reply By: Member - Gary R M (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 19:39

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 19:39
G'day Ross, not sure if this'll get past the moderator but being well into my mid 60's I've been advised that there are certain things you cannot ignore and I agree with their sentiment.

These being, never walk past a toilet, never trust a fart and never waste an erection.

Obviously you can't pack these in your kit but they are useful concepts all the same.

Cheers, Gary M.

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Reply By: Member - Blue M - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 03:03

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 03:03
I was just saying to the wife the other day, the port that now holds our tablets, liniments, Cpap machine and other medical stuff, is the port I used to pack 15 years ago to go away for 2 weeks to work.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:48

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 04:48
I'm with you there.
One friend of mine thinks I'm really a travelling pharmacy
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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 15:08

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 15:08
hey blue, you gotta be a queenslander, its not often to hear it called a port these days.

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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 01:25

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 01:25
Yes Damien, born and bred in St. George, lived most of my working life in Sarina, finally retired to a little place called Morven.

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