We hae purchased some "Glow sticks" they are great

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Hi guys,
We are about to go on a trip around Australia. We have had some great advice that GLOW STICKS are great to keep an eye on the kids in picture black darkness. They also act as a special something if they have been good. They work well. GLOW for 24 hours approx-more if you out them in the freezer & use them as a light. You can get them on "EBAY" Cheers Rachel & Paul
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Reply By: paul - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 18:33
what do you mean "out them" or do you mean putting them in the freezer stops the chemical reaction that makes them glow and when they defrost the reaction resumes ?

thanks
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Follow Up By: hardingprj - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:03

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:03
opps thanks for that
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 18:41

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 18:41
Rachel and Paul,
Glow sticks can also be brought from camping stores. I use them when camping and there is a long drop (dunny) in the area. One stick on the out side of the door so that you can find your way there and one on the inside so that you are not sitting there in the dark. Work realy well.
Wayne
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 20:17

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 20:17
Hi All,

I totally agree with how valuable the glow sticks are. There is nothing like loosing the thunderbox at 3am in the morning

Plus the kids have fun with them also.

Thanks

TonyG
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Reply By: snow - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 02:30

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 02:30
Yep they are great, you can buy them online also directly from the mob. Have done before and had great sservice.

Just atch the kids dont break them open and play with the stuff as it is a chemical and glass substance.
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Follow Up By: hardingprj - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:29

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:29
Ta, will remember that. Don't want glowie stuff on there clothes, they say its not harmful but wouldn't like to take the chance.
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 08:47

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 08:47
I use a similar thing for my kids when camping, as well as when we go to late night things like to watch fireworks on the beach down here at X-mas, but these ones run on AA batteries and you simply switch them on and off.

http://www.kriana.com/

I can't tell you how long they last because I've had them for years and still haven't changed the batteries, they come in dif colours and brightness. I have a bit of cord around them and simply hang them over the younger kids necks when it's dark and they love them. Not that I don't watch the kids, I just don't think you can never be too safe, especialy if you camp somewhere where there are other vehicles around.
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Follow Up By: jabiru - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:16

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:16
These things look good, but is there somewhere in Oz that stocks them? I hate buying online from Yanks.

Jabiru
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 14:17

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 14:17
I got mine from those gadget type stores you see in big shopping centres, the ones that have weird and unusual products, usualy over priced, there's one near the casino in Melbourne..I will ask the facts machine when she gets home, she has record and rewind smarts and will know the name and date of where and when I bought it, I do remember they aren't cheap, but you don't have to throw them away either
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Follow Up By: hardingprj - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:25

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:25
Love to know where you can get them from elsewhere. Would like to stock up before we do the trip thing around Australia. Want to keep a close eye on the 4 year old. Many thanks
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 19:38

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 19:38
It's been several years now, so I can't remember the shop name, but it was at Chadstone shopping centre. I did a search online and found them here
http://www.katech.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30_56&products_id=158

I have never used the company so I can't say if they are any good or not, the price may put you off anyway. It may sound a bit over the top but I like the fact they can run for 50-120 hours non stop depending on the model you buy, some are more intense, and some are only illuminated on one half, with velcro on the other.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 19:54

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 19:54
back again, I just downloaded the Chadstone directory and tried calling a few shops that I thought might be where I got them, but no luck, so that web site might be your only hope unless someone else knows where to get them.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:16

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:16
http://www.platypusoutdoors.com.au/products.htm
Found them here too, seem to have the full range of colours, and on their links page they had stores in a couple of states.....it's a bit like a dog with a bone now, I can't let it go. I'd like to be able to get another one myself. let me know how you go
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Reply By: hardingprj - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:00

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:00
THANKYOU, these sites are great thankyou for your time & effort. "God luv ya" :)They are really helpful. Any other ideas we would appreciate them TA.
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