Lost and found section

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:02
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Post 31720 got me thinking that maybe we should have a lost and found section on here. I know I have lost a few things during trips...from CT parts to a shower tent...which we found again after 150k's of back tracking.

With nearly 480,000 readers a month there is a good chance of finding some of the stuff again. I know a hell of a lot will never be recovered, but it would be worth a shot. I know I would be happy to help anyone get back something they lost if I found it, and there are always ways to check if the person wanting the item is genuine.

So what does anyone else think? It could be in the Trader section, and set up similar to that, with lost and found instead of for sale and wanted. David is always looking for something to do with all his spare time right....

I think it would attract a lot of new people to the site to...travellers could put the word out that EO has a lost n found section, so they should have a look there if you lose something.

Any thoughts or comments welcome

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:14

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:14
G'day Gajim,

Good idea. But not sure it would work. Was looking at a video produced by Kedron Caravans about their trip to the Kimberley. These guys were in a bit of an hurry (as they were on their Cape York trip) and somehow managed to lose their spare wheel carrier on the back of their van along the GRR. It had two wheels attached and would make a sizeable package. They were in too much of a hurry to go back as they were looking at about 300K of possible drop zone. I could just see me picking up this bar, complete with two spares no chance of me finding a home for it on my rig. These guys had already written it off and I reckon that's what most people would do if you lose something out there.

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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:31

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:31
Yeah true, I wouldn't want to lug that around either, but some things with in reason wouldn't be a prob, could even drop them off at next town
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:14

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:14
I think that it's an excellent idea. I don't know if it would fly but well worth pursueing. Those who travel are usually pretty honest, most are more than honest.
I know that I'd be happy to get something back to its owner.
Of course there would have to be some moderation otherwise we'd get ads like,
"Lost, one handbrake. Reward for non return." etc :))
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:35

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:35
lol...I meant it for smaller things...not things we abandon on purpose. How about a lost and found and please do not visit this area. GPS co-ordinates blah blah....for another 7 days section
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:32

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:32
Guys,

The chances of another ExplorOz person following behind someone who has lost something, then pick it up, bring it home and wait for another forumite to announce they have lost it doesn't sound too practical to me.

Am I missing something in the logic somewhere?
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:38

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:38
Nope, you missed nothing...just with 480,000 readers it was worth a go. I remember even David mentioned losing his personal number plate on here once, so it could be worth pursuing. I put it under the worth a shot department
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:38

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:38
Perhaps we should ask how many of us have picked something up and wished to return it to its owner but had no idea of how to find them ?
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:43

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:43
Thats a good idea...I have pretty well only lost things
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 14:40

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 14:40
OK, I'll make a start.

2 x swags, 1 x XXL warm bomber jacket and 1 x tin full of .22LR and 45-70 ammo about the size of a big shoebox somewhere in the vicinity of Three Rivers Station in WA. The Geo neglected to close the canvas canopy on the Cruiser one morning smoko and there's no mirrors or view to the rear in the bush bashers.

Hmmmmmm. Always thought someone would stumble on it all in a hundred years time and wonder how the hell it got into the middle of nowhere (and if the owners were uncomfortable that trip).
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:03

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:03
FOUND SECTION:
29 bottles Shampoo, 38 bottles Conditioner, zillions of safety razors, enough soap to last a lifetime, about 26 pillows, 67 odd socks, at least 30 beach towels, 2 bbq plates, 5 plastic buckets, 16 dolls/teddybears/gollies, 10 pairs plastic thongs (matching and not broken), 8 pairs good leather shoes (mens and womens), numerous pairs pyjama bottoms only (??), very good selection of good T-shirts, Polo shirts, shorts and track pants, lovely collection of bras and knickers, tent pegs, tent poles, annexes, broken eskies, stubby holders, UHF aerials, spotlight covers, fuel drums, very good collection of plastic water containers, jerry cans, ice axe.
Send s.a.e. to collect.
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:19

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:19
So Ruth what do you call youre side busines with all that stuff left behind in youre possesion. Bric & brac Outback Store.LOL.ragards Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:23

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 16:23
Ruth,
I think one of those bra's could be mine......is there a Berlie double D in black? I'm sure I had it at Mungerannie, but I couldn't find it when I looked for it at Dalhousie Springs. Damn, I loved that bra....it accentuated my man-boobs just right!!!! ;-)))
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:16

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:16
MY God Ruth!! You found all the stuff i left behind. I'll send a 40 foot container to collect.. much appreciated.!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 19:41

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 19:41
Oh good, Michael, do you want the container to go via Adelaide or Brisbane - should only cost you about $2,000 in freight. Ha ha ha.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 19:45

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 19:45
Who can put a price on objects of such sentimental value LOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:19

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:19
ice axe? yeah sure, everyone has em in birdsville!!!

anyone picked up 3 tent poles 2/3 of the way up the eastern side of fraser island?

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:08

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:08
Nick, honestly picked it up only last Thursday - down below the units at what we call the 'German tree' (as opposed to the 'Japanese bike tree' out the front, or 'Charlie's tree' near the pump station) and as no-one has camped down there for the past five months I can only assume that a migratory bird, escaping the bird flu in Siberia dropped it on his way to Melbourne for the Games. I have put it in my LC100 - it will be very useful I'm sure.
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:34

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 18:34
I lost my jack rod (to suit a terracan) on Fraser Island a few weeks ago.
Its on the sand dunes approx 1 km north of the Maheno.

[reward if found.}

rs
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:21

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:21
I found a back pack about 85 kilometres east of Well 42 on the CSR near Helena Spring

It belonged to a travelling companion of Peter Vernon and had fallen off the ute.

The back pack had been there 3 years and was pretty buggered. There were some clothes in it but they too were U/S

There were also some bones nearby but on closer inspection I decided they belonged to a passedaway camel. lol

Then I lost our double swag off the roof rack in 2002 between Terowie and Hallett. I still keep my eyes peeled for it :o)

Good idea. Find something on the Anne Beadell and post it on EO. Either a reward or finders keepers
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Reply By: ellen m - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:46

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:46
my husband (still in the Sh**) lost my recipe book with recipes collected from fellow campers over 2 years of travelling oz. He left it on the top of the boat, on top of the CT. It fell off somewhere between adalaide and Cairns.
it is a pink book with a flower on the front.

HAS ANYONE FOUND IT ?

Ellen
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