Easter in the Simpson Desert

Submitted: Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:22
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Hope you all had a good Easter break ,I headed off to the SD for 3 days and had a wow of a time attacking dunes, the drift on the Eastern end of the Rig Road was quite difficult and was a good challenge, No Easter Bilby's, the Dingo's cleaned them out, but plenty of flies but not as bad as usual, check out a few photo's.
And for all the tyre experts , my 2nd set od BF Goodridge's were perfect,

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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:29

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:29
Doug,

Love your travelling companion :))))

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:33

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:33
Yep he is the best little mate ever, the flies annoy him so i put a net on him and he don't mind, hey go back and have another look in about 5 mins and you will see him with his net

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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:55

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:55
That is so cute Doug
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:58

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 23:58
Troll 81
You should see me with mine on .........

Yeh he's quite a larikin and he knows it too
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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 02:00

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 02:00
What breed is he ? He looks cool.
I took my dog camping the same when he was a pup. The flies harrased him bad too. Ever since he hated them with a vengence, used to bark and chase them in the backyard !

He had to be put down about 10 days ago, bit sad as I never got to say goodbye to him as I am at work. Bit hard on the better half too !!!
Going to get another pup soon.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:20

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:20
Doug, missed you yesterday - was busy doing stuff on the computer (bookings actually) - was hoping to have coffee before you went back. Glad to see you are home safely and that Dusty had a good time. Laughing about yout tyre comments - we run the same, and feel the same!!!!! LOL. Thanks for the disk also - was good to see you. Ruth
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:26

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:26
Email on it's way Ruth
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Reply By: Jo and Mark - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:24

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:24
Hey Doug..

ok now we have only been 4bying since december... showed hubby your simpson photos. ok I don't know if this is showing my blonde or not, but hubby couldn't figure it out either... how does the tyre buried with the snatch strap pull you out?
and will there be a test on this??????????
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:01

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:01
Thanks for the contact. The tyre acts as an anchor when no trees are about and when your alone , Believe me it works well if done right.and yes tests have been 100s of times i guess over the years, though it would have been much easier if I had not re-inflated the damn tyres so early or if I had an Exhaust Jack ;

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Follow Up By: Jo and Mark - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:14

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:14
Hey Doug, but how does that pull you out if you don't have another vehicle to pull you forward?
I can see we are going to learn something new today!!!
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Follow Up By: Batboy - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:25

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:25
Its not a snatch strap strap its a winch extension strap and he is using his winch to pull himself out.
Welcome to the fold :)
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Follow Up By: Jo and Mark - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:31

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:31
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well that explains it!!!

I knew we'd learn something new today!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 19:54

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 19:54
Jo, me thinks you may have to join a club or do an off road course, they can show/teach you all types of recovery methods another one is using three star pickets together on angles & much more. Cheer's Bob.
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Follow Up By: Jo and Mark - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 06:44

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 06:44
I thought that is why we had you, Trevor and Perry!!!!!!

But yes you thinks right, we do want to join one to get to learn all the tricks of the trade..
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:54

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:54
Jo and Mark

Batboy was wrong too lol, The blue strap is a Tree trunk protector strap not a snatchum strap , to make this work ok the soil must be reasonably firm to put it as I did, My first try was in deep sand and the more i dug out the more run back in and I had it wrong and it just pulled up and out, so you have to cut a small channel for the strap or cable so it goes out away from the buried wheel on a gradual angle not straight up and over the top of the hole as that lifted my anchor up and out , hope that helps to explain it a bit better for you , of course if you have a high lift jack or exhaust jack one might not need to bust ones gut as i did , so I will be replacing the exhaust jack i sold about 6 years ago.
Using the tyre method was something I learnt from a book way back in the late 1960s .
I'm sure you will have much fun and enjoyment from your 4x4 as I do with mine

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Follow Up By: Batboy - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 19:19

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 19:19
LOL I hate it when i'm wrong. that sure would be a pretty short extension strap
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:02

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:02
Thanks to all who reply . I have to go out on a job and will answer any posts when I return in a few days.

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:21

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:21
A job - about time too Doug! LOL.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:10

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:10
hi doug t

aren't dogs not allowed in National parks???

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:26
Your probably right Richard but hey I live alone and I don't like leaving him ,done that once for 6 months when he was left behind in Wyoming USA and i would hate to think what went through his little mind,Yes he does have feelings and Emotions ,I know because we live together,So if I would never get to see places like the Simpson Desert If he can't go, besides I believe there has been many dogs over there and yes real big ones could cause damage,I forgot to mention too that there 1000s of feral Camels in the Desert so whats a tiny little Dog going to do,Took him to the beach where the Cherry Venture ship wreck was and my Daughter was worried he might get seen , next thing we see a large red dog lying on the beach near it's owners car for all to see, Dusty is very much restricted for his own safety when in places like the desert , and it's not the deserts either where he could get taken , Dingo's are everywhere in this country and if one can take a Baby ....Hmmm well a little dog would be just as much prey to the Dingo. and Dingo's are not native to this country as i explained to you before , Dusty is NOT allowed to chase anything he must at all times stay by me or the car ,He has also been to Thredbo in the semi I used to drive and the Booth where you have to pay said Noooo but I explained that after I unload the truck I was not coming back that way so he had to go into The NP , Don't worry Richard, I love our NPs and Fauna too ,It's worth looking after

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 23:15

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 23:15
That's cool Doug

We also travel with a dog (sorry Benney she doesn't like being called a dog)
But If they say no, we just don't go, plenty of trips we can and will do with her in tow.
also after having a look at the maps we can travel up Walkers track to PC and do some of the Simpson without having to cross it.

Last year we had to travel 6 km twice to and from Kanawarratji to well 33 on the CSR to stay overnight to wait for fuel (we can say we have traveled the canning stock route) LOL.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:52

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:52
Tis ok mate.
Now you have gone and burred me right up cos the Canning is somewhere i have to go yet, Hey i forgot to mention all the damn rabbit holes I seen in the SD too ,Also seen many empty drink cans and stubbies left by humans , PIGS.
did you see my post about the Object on the Barkly Hwy, ....funny post No 33053

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