What not to wear

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:05
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Sorry to use the title of a tv show,however what type of clothing do people take when 4wdriving for 2 days or 2 months and is there a magic piece of clothing that does just about everything?

Terry
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:14

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:14
Cameron Corner offers new Akubras, elastic sided boots and button-down shirt pockets. Rag hats, thongs and T-shirts also work well at times.
Whatever you feel comfortable in, and what your activities are.
Enjoy quietly,
.. Jeff H.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:20

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:20
Terry,

I think that a good pair of boots and rain coat is all you need.
Blundstones and Drizabone.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 04:32

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 04:32
Hey Wayne,

Just boots and a Drizabone.

Are you some kind of kinky bush flasher?
Bill


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Follow Up By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:21

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:21
He has a pocket full of boiled lollies as well lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:21

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:21
Ye forgot your bag of lollies! Wayne lol.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:23

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:23
Beat me Tony........
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Reply By: Laura B - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:38

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:38
jeans, a pair of shorts a few shirts, drizabone boots and thongs.....plus if going for a while i roll my clothes up...dont fold...they take up less room this way...trick i learnt from travelling in usa......

oh yeah...socks....must have!! if going for more than 4 days i take 4 days worth of clothes a bar of sunlight soap and a grater.....grate the soap and wash clothes in water no real need to rince!do this when we go out to territory...

Laura B
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:47

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:47
ANYTHING WITHOUT SHOELACES...

*Ducks for cover*
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:49

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:49
Everything everyone else has said and more if going south, if going North......Just jocks will do
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:56

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 22:56
Good footwear is essential.
Drizabone? After living in Vic for a few years we moved back to Qld. Bought our Drizabones with us. Have had then in the 4B for over a year without using them. I'll leave them there another year. If not used by then, I think I'll use the space for something else.
No such thing as cold rain in Qld.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:40

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:40
G'day Norm,

"Good footwear is essential" To be good has to be thongs. On reflection in our last two major trips to the Cape and Kimberley our thongs got the most use. T shirts and board shorts made up the rest.

Took boots and joggers on both occasions and the boots never saw the light of day (in a total of 5 months). So I guess everyone has a different idea about what "good" might be.

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Reply By: peterll - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 03:29

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 03:29
Hi Terryfied,

We travel back to Australia every year and then with the trusty LC wander around for anything up to 3 months. What do we bring ?

All the clothes we need fit into one carry-on each. Ok so my wifes is really full, make up and absolute must haves.

1 pr solid walking shoes, 1pr thongs, 2 prs shorts (1pr that double as swimming attire), 2 cotton shirts (can be dried on nearby tree over night), 2 pr socks (wool), 2 pr undies, CD's (got to have them for when there is no radio reception), sometimes the gps, sat phone, soap, razor and a small towel. The wife adds, the must have plastic bag with the lippy, aspro, bursh, mirror, tweezers and the swiss army knife.

If we need a raincoat, buy a cheapo plasitc one. And one garbage bag. Either to put the carryon in if it rains or to put things to be washed in.

And all that fits in one bag. It is surprising just what you can leave at home.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:31

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:31
Sorry to disagree with a few of you. Elastic side boots (blundstones and alike) are fine for travelling and as general footwear but if you intend to do some serious bush walking, etc get a pair of lace-up hiking boots. Most are now light weight such as Hi-Techs and very comfortable.

With clothing, you need to move into the 21st century if want clothing that is light weight yet comfortable. We have a couple of sets of Colombia pants that have the zip off legs to make shorts and the shirts. They are light, comfortable, dry fast when wet and take up less room than jeans, etc. Items such as jeans, wool jumpers, etc take ages to dry and take up a lot of room.

A good quality polar fleece and thermal under shirt/skivvie.

A good quality Gortex rain coat. They cost a little more tha a Drizabone, but are lighter, don't rot, don't get heavy when wet.

We have had most of our travel clothing for over 4 years and all are in excellent order and repair and have a few years left in them.

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