What have I forgoten

Submitted: Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:03
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One week to go befor we set of for Innamincka & Birdsville.
The question is ,"What have I forgoten"
Checked and rechecked the gear list.
Checked the SA road report and ALL the roads we want are open.
The truck is booked in for a service and check over on Monday.
The camper is packed.
the Cryovaced meat is ordered.
Just about to ring Ruth to book into Birdsville CP.
Now what do I do to make the time fly for the next week

Hope to catch up with other EO formites while we are out there
Regards
Vince
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:17

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:17
A Bog Roll
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Follow Up By: diatribus - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:32

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:32
Apply for SA Desert Parks Pass for Innamincka region, incl Coongie Lakes, Cullyamurra w/hole. $98 for 1 yr or $16 per person per nite.

Fishing/yabby/shrimp gear. Yellowbelly and grunter still biting in C'murra.

Road from Fort Grey to Cam Cnr and beyond is quite corrrugggattted.

Merty Merty is pretty short on firewood at campsite. No firewood to be collected at Cullyamurra w/h.

Interesting track from Milparinka to Cam Cnr via Theldarpa and onwards; fully signposted and no traffic. Through properties and some small sand dunes, no need for 4WD if track open (after rain).
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:49

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:49
Thanks Diatribus,
Got the pass
Got the fishing / yabby gear.
Thanks for the track info. We were going to take the Bore Track to Innamincka but I will look at the maps tonight. Thanks for the tip
Vince
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 19:32

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 19:32
....and a decent shovel ;-)
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:23

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:23
Nail clippers
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Reply By: Rob W. - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:26

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:26
ME !
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:40

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:40
Sorry all seats FULL
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:28

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:28
Here's one you may not have thought of. We always take some alum (aluminium sulphate). It is terrific to settle the colloidal clay from the river water you use from the Cooper for showering. Make an alum solution and sprinkle a couple of tea spoons on top of a bucket of creek water, allow to settle and then use the clear water for washing or showering.

We'll be following the same route in four weeks.

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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:36

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:36
Peter,

I have heard of Alum before but where do you buy it. Is it a supermarket thing, chemist or Hardware shop. My try it myself sometime
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:37

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:37
Best place would be a pool shop. It's also used for cleaning dirty pools.

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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:02

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:02
You can buy it from the local hardware store too.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:36

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:36
Just remember NOT to drink the water. Research indicates it's use in the past has significantly contributed to aluminium ingestion .... Alzeheimers. No where was I again??
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:56

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:56
More Crap research!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:45

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:45
so there's nothing wrong with Quickeze then....phew!
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Follow Up By: Brad - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:00

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:00
I've heard that a few ashes from last night's fire will do the same thing - a sort of survival tip 'thingy' - not sure where i read it, possibly in one of Len Beadell's books.
Regards,
Brad.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:49

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:49
Bunch of softies !!!!!
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Follow Up By: Brad - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:07

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:07
Len Beadall was a softie ?????
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:28

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 19:28
I hear that if you drink the clay water, then in a few days you can produce nice porcelain clay vases. Just get a stick and make a hole in the top of it.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:14

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:14
Brad...whats your point...first you say possibly then you say definitely...I wasn't replying to your post anyway it just happened to be in the thread below yours. You are only going to get sick if you drink contaminated water. Most water in Aus is potable. As to washing and showering can't see the point .. hence the comment.
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Follow Up By: Brad - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 11:26

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 11:26
Hmmm......'definitely' isn't a word I use often.....can't remember using it recently.....
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:40

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:40
EO membership card! Yabby nets?
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:44

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:44
So far, apart from the Nail clippers, it seems I have remembered everything.
Got the EO membership card for all those wonderfull discounts. (lol)

Another question is can you BUY firewood in Innamincka ?
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Follow Up By: Puddin (Sydney) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 09:48

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 09:48
Answer, No you have to take it with you from outside the reserve.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:26

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:26
Gday
Have you remembered the yabby trap? Got some lovely crawchies out of the Cooper at the town common. Also some sonic lures for those Yellow belly fish.
If you are doing the dig tree, i suggest you do the round trip, as the back road is marvelous.
Andrew
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Follow Up By: j j - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:46

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:46
Crawchies? Is that another name for yabbies? Did you catch them with an opera house trap?
Do you know if the water is flowing over the causeway at the moment?
Great country up there -going ourselves soon. What's the firewood situation like??
Nari
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 12:49

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 12:49
Hi JJ
Yes we used an opera house trap and i think you are right, they were fresh water cray, so i should not have called them crawchies.
As for the other questions, i cant say, as it has been 2 years this easter gone since we were there last :-(
Best thing is that the main Innamincka store can supply all these things that i mentioned at a competitive price to NSW.
Andrew
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:30

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:30
Lay out everything on the driveweay...halve it
Go down to the bank...double ya money
Have a good trip.
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Reply By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:12

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:12
For the "just in case" get a list of UHF Channels of Cameron Corner (#11) and other stations & SES along the way.
You could start with SES in Tibooburra.

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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:56

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:56
Got em, Dick Smith sell a book that has all Freq used by everyone in australia. found it's great for finding the local UHF repeater.
thanks
Vince
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:14

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:14
Enjoy your trip, something to look forward too.

Strzlecki

DIG TREE

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:22

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:22
Nice pics Baz anyone know where to purchase a microscope???

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:50

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:50
These might be bigger, ROFLMAO when i saw the others.

Strezlecki

DIG TREE

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:01

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:01
Thanks Baz. Mouth watering already just thinking of the red sand again
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:19

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:19
Thats much better Baz
What site did you go to for the setup ??
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:25

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:25
Hey Bernie, this is photobucket.com it's free and you can upload as many photo's as you like, it works on a donation system i'll send them a donation after i come back from Eildon.

Mad Dog put me on to them.

The first photo's, i did'nt open them up thats why they were so small.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:44

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:44
Surf Board? LOL
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:04

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:04
I was going to put one in but I discovered that the SA boating Lic is needed for any thing with a motor and I figured I would be paddleing so fast due to the cold water, I would get booked.
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:49

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 14:49
"TOOTHBRUSH"!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:05

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:05
See you in Birdsville.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 10:25

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 10:25
When are you going up Glen. we will be in b'ville around 4 or 5 july
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:12

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 17:12
cold weather warmer uppers (alcohol supplies )
have a good trip only 56 more sleeps

steve
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:16

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:16
Hi Vince,
Doing the same trip next year with the boys. So dont forget the trip notes and reports etc. Just wish it was now ,gotta get out of this cold hole.
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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 23:25

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 23:25
Just keep in mind that the fact that the roads are open now in no eway means they'll be open when you get there. It takes just a few hours of rain to close them and you just have to wait where you are. We were stuck in Tibooburra and friends were stuck on the roadside near Moomba. If it's dry you could drive a Commodore up there but if it rasins you can't drive anything! Just carry enough food for a few days camped by the road in case. Plenty of food and fuel and services available at Tibooburra, Cameron Corner, Innamincka and Birdsville so it's really not a very diffficult trip.
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Reply By: Member - Brian B (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 07:32

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 07:32
Hey Vince,

Enjoy it.
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Reply By: Puddin (Sydney) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 09:51

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 09:51
Sounds like you have more than you will need so go and enjoy. To make the week go fast go to sleep & ask SHMBO to wake you next week.
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