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Wife, Kids and myself are going around Australia for a year, leaving around Christmas time. Can you guys please reply with your 1 or 2 most important things to take with me when i go. I have dove a list and i don't really want to forget anything. Any help would be must appriciated.
Thanks.
Greg.
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Reply By: V8 Troopie - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:28

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:28
credid card
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:01

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:01
Yeah!! Even better if its got plenty of credit left on it!!!
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:34

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:34
I don't know your personal circumstances but I reckon some method of contraception wouldn't go astray if you don't want the tail end of your trip interupted.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:53

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:53
ROFLMAO

You are a bad, bad man Ray :)))))
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:24

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:24
hmm, actually I thought it was good advice Al
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:25

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:25
ROMFLMAO x2!!!

Nice - must remember that one!!!

Laura
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Follow Up By: Bitchin Bishi - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:39
But i have kids, isn't that the ultimate contraception. After spending a day with them, you would think so lol.
Greg
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:06

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:06
Hahahahahahahahahaha good reply Greg :)))
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 17:47

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 17:47
hahaha, ok good point but remember that half the fun is in the planning.

Gramps, thank you for making today necessary.
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Reply By: Haza - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:26

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:26
Tent I forgot it one time, First aid kit with water purification tablets. Its a hard question to answer you maybe better posting the list and asking what should be added and what can be removed. Also where your planning to travel eg main rds or off the beaten tracken, The problem with taking everything from the beginning is you most likely won't use half the stuff, as stated the best thing is the credit card and then purchase gear as you travel to your requirements by then you'll probably end up towing a trailer.
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Reply By: Wok - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:44

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:44
Apart from the usual stuff...........large pair of nail clippers & cotton buds

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Reply By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:49

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:49
Greg,
The best thing you can take with you along on your trip is the thought of havng a great time, as you will travelling the best country in the world, have a great time mate

Regards Peter A
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:54

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 06:54
Greg, you should make up your list and stockpile with the practice of the previous trips. Don't lend anything to anyone else or it will come off your stockpile and you will lose track of it.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 07:17

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 07:17
The RFDS Safety And Survival Handbook . It has all the lists you need . Very much orientated to outback vehicle travel .
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Reply By: Chambo - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 07:26

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 07:26
A sense of humour and deep pockets. I'm jealous. Enjoy your trip.
Regards, Chambo
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:24

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:24
Deep reserves of patience and common sense.
Have a great trip.
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Reply By: dingbat - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:24

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:24
spare keys
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Reply By: Laura B - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:28

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:28
1. Tea Towel

2. Wife

3. Kids - but you can always leave them somewhere along the way if you need to - just remember where you put them!!

we always forget a can can opener and a peeler..... Ive learnt now and have them in the car all the time in the glove box!!LOL!!

Have fun...

Laura
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:40

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:40
Is there another of that number 2. in your list Laura? You would be very considerate person I can see
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:03

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:03
My all-time favourite is a piece of metal grid to put in the fireplace.

Stand a billy on it, stand the camp oven on it, cook the toast on it, cook the fish in foil on it...
Monday I have Friday on my mind...
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:47

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:47
My contribution would be a determination to RELAX, SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE WHOLE TRIP. You don't have to fight the traffic like at home, you don't have to keep up with the truckies (they are still working but you are on holidays, so let the poor devils pass you) you don't have to go the maximum distance every day, you don't even have to be first out of the camp site every morning.

Hard to do after all the hassles of geting on the road, but becomes infectious very quickly if you work at it.

And have a great trip!

Max
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:19

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:19
Money / credit card / failing that a machine that turns water into Diesel and /or petrol.
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:50

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:50
.................and a nose hair trimmer
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:03

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:03
Battery operated model!!!
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:09

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:09
Michael,

Starter or aux battery connection :))))
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:44

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:44
G'day Greg
Even if you forget something tangible you can always buy along the way. I'll just say that you should always check things out for yourself and not rely too much on what others say about places and tracks.
I hope you have a fantastic trip.
Cheers from the Moose.
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Reply By: Grizzle - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:27

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:27
Portable DVD Player for the kids. i know there is lots to see but sometimes on those long drives it can keep the kids happy a bit longer. Oh, and plenty of beer to keep you happy!!!

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Reply By: Member - Jezza (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:54

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:54
Unassuming - but very practical;

Snap lock bags
Wet wipes

Have a great trip,
Jezza
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 16:45

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 16:45
I use this camp oven lid lifter probably more than any other thing:

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Good for what it made for plus billy lids, poking the fire etc.
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Reply By: gertie - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 17:52

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 17:52
Hi Greg,
You dont mention how old your kids are--when we did similar some years ago I made sure the kids had a walkman each & later trips a gamebot.These days ipod,gameboy or dvd player I guess & your trip will be so much easier. Also depending on their age our kids took a folder as a diary where they wrote each day.To this we addedbrochures etc we picked up--shells,rocks,pebbles etc etc which was not only educational but was gr8 news when they got back & we still often refer to it.If u haven't an offroader take a tent so u can maybe take off for a few days to the places u may not be ableto go.Make sure u go o as many places as u can even if some people u talk to say dont go--we found its all very personal & what u like may be different--what u see in one u might miss in another.Try to make time to mix with the locals--will make your trip so much more value.
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