Not so totally useless

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:45
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Footloose had a post " Totally Useless " post ID 31715. This was about stuff that has been taken on camp and was useless.

This got me thinking, what have you got that is totally useful.

This can be something that was store brought but if it was modified of even better something that you have made yourself that has made camping of driving better.

The reversing camera would have to be the best ever thing that I have, but the one thing that I think is just as good. I made it out of stuff that was in the garage. It cost me nothing, just a bit of time but it has saved me many hours of searching and packing when I go away camping.

It is a tent peg holder. The tent pegs stay there all the time and when I required a tent peg there they are. No searching or did I pack them before I left home.

!MPG:9!

What have you got that you think is the ducks guts.

Wayne
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:55

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:55
Wayne, top post!

For me, it's pretty easy.

I have a 8 ' x 6 ' Canvas Tarp. REALLY heavy duty job. It is disgustingly filthy. It is the base for my swag, tyre change tarp, wind break, trailer cover, and general wrap up thingy.

Never leave home without it...

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:46

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:46
agreed Wolfie,

basic necessity, shelter. and you can never have too many tarps, can you? There are so many ways they can be folded for use. There is something good about rigging a tarp, or just grabbing it to use for something else, even just folding it back up after use, that just clicks "good tarp this..." i have a big old hurricane canvas one plus a huge heavy duty pvc one plus numerous polys etc. oh geez it's starting to sound a bit like a fetish....

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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:08

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:08
For me the most usefull, or should that be least useless item is a fly veil...no question
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:08

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:08
goodday wayne
we also have a tent peg holder normally carried in the front of the van pegs have variety of uses holding down annex poles strecthing out the floor of the awning but they have also been in the useless bag as well when we left the van in alice springs and took the tent to Chambers pillar and left the tent peg bag behind fortunately people beside us had spares
1 useful thing i carry every trip is a 30m steelwire been used once but without it mates truck would probably still be in the creek we had snatch straps etc but on the side of a hill with no grip th ehand winch was the go and to get to some decent trees out came the long cable

steve
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Reply By: revhead307 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:19

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:19
The hardest thing is choosing lol

A good lenght of rope always has a million uses.

I like garden lights, used to use the 'wired' kind. connect them up to a spare battery and have lights round the tent.

Now i take a couple of solar garden lights out, just enough light to see where ur going for those 'midnight walks'

Rev
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:31

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:31
I've cut the sleeves off an old wetsuit, tied one end off and carry our kitchen knives/steak knives etc. When you reach for other utensils no cut fingers.
Milk crates for packing things in which double as stools.
Once when we only owned a Charade and everything didn't fit in the car, we used the wire basket for shoes on one of those free-standing clothes racks as a roofrack.
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:05

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:05
Talking small cars in 1968 the better half and I went Melbourne Perth in a mini with seven suitcases and two cabin trunks a portable TV and camping gear port Augusta --- Ucla (spell) was still dirt...

We then jumped on one of the old sitmar ships and went to the UK arrived flat broke.......

Oh the olden days....

John
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:39

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:39
Hi all ,my most usefull item is the wife she does most things & i can put my hand on her in the dark, & i know where she is at all times lol, BOB.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 06:42

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 06:42
But what happens when you locate her.LOL

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Atropos - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:51

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:51
Well, the better half recons the porta pottie is of some use, and I must admit that sometimes it does save having to take a midnight hike..

But I had a mate who whould not leave home without a packet of plastic drinking straws (after tieing up his broken gear linkage on the freeway one day he recond they were standard toyota repair items)

And I take the dog , gotta have one person that will listen to me !

John
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:31

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:31
Eric i will leave that up to you're darkest imagination,Bob.
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:02

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:02
Wayne,
Never leave without 8 - 10 wraps of fencing wire. Once broke the drawbar on a boat trailer coming out of Bathurst Bay. Two saplings and cobb & co and away we went. Another time bolt vibrated out of rear fuel tank strap up the Cape, tied up with wire until bolt procured.
Cheers,
Bros.
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Follow Up By: Atropos - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:07

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:07
I thought it should read

"Work, is the curse of the Drinking Man"

John
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:15

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:15
Me bush slippers. Theres nothin like kicking your boots off after a hard days driving and slippin into the furlined uggs....lol
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Reply By: Joe King - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:04

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:04
A pair of long handled cresent fencing pliers....
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:21

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:21
Tough choice between the roll of duct tape and cable ties
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:28

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:28
Atropos,
THat as well. HIC.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:16

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:16
My laptop... never know when I'm gonna have to send an offensive email to some cretin wanting to disconnect my home phone because they have made a mistake.... Also lets me store & display my pictures, and provides hours of fun after dark with Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly....
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:34
Head light,

Can't see much without it.

Duncs
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Reply By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 01:26

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 01:26
Doing a trip up to the Cape mates camper trailer fell apart, the top section came away from the trailer.Generator and drill saved the day. Also some tie wire, many uses.
Being the chief cook and bottle washer and having 2 kids I can't do without 2 minute noodles and a packet of wet ones.
Youngest daughter reckons Roachie, or rather inspector gadget as she calls him.

Pud, Barb & sophie
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:51

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:51
Ha ha ha ha - love that Pud & Barb!!! INspector Gadget - hahahaha!
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Reply By: Greg1952 - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:03

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:03
For me it's those velcro cable ties that are normally used to hold data cables together.
I've got a million and one uses for them, from holding fishing rods on to the roof rack, or holding lights up in the C/T annexe. I've even used them to fix a camping stretcher with a broken leg.

And the beauty is, unlike normal cable ties, they come undone and are re usable.

Cheers,

Greg..
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:37

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:37
I am a little suprised taht no one has said this. Life is very messy without it.

Toilet Roll.

I'll bet everyone reading this thread always takes it...................... or wishes they had.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: G.T. - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:21

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:21
Some people think that they can filter oil with it as well !!
Regards G.T.
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Reply By: Qlddisco - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:01

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:01
when we go away its the kids (not that they r a tool or handy for doing anything to the 4b) but the looks on there faces when we go places there friends from school cant because they dont own a 4b !!!! Absolutely priceless !! mrs is yelling out liar >>> she says i cant do with out a carton of beer on every camp trip !!!! jeeeezzz she,s right for once !!!!
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