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Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 21:11
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We want to give a big thankyou to Bilbo for his time today giving us a "Mechanical Survival Lesson". Some of you may remember Post 43165, I was looking for some business to give us some basic tips on mechanical survival in the outback. Bilbo took us through all the things that he could think that may help us if something minor happened out there. He was an excellent teacher.

Thanks again Bilbo



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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 21:43

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 21:43
Good on ya Bilbo. Well done.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 21:59

Thanks for recommendation. I enjoyed the morning. As I said at the time, it should never amaze anybody about what they know and what others don't know - but it always does. We take so much for granted that others know what we know.

We all have fields of expertise, we share them often on here. I hope we'll all share our abilities even more.

In the meantime..........I wonder if I could set up a little part time business here. Is there a demand?

Take care D & B, you'll be a bit safer now,,,,,,,at least you can have a go at fxing it.


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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 23:55

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 23:55
Good on ya Bilbo,
That is true, we do take our knowledge for granted and sometimes cannot understand why other people don't know simple things we take for granted.
I have come accross many people stuck in the middle of no where, got them out of trouble and back to safety. Although I have cheated a little bit. I finished my mechanic trade 15 years ago. Have not worked as a mechanic since but still have the knowledge to get out of a sticky situation. I am always happy to help anyone in need and expect no reward. I have a philosiphy "If it breaks in the middle of nowhere your not going to get out of there unless you try and fix it".
I too have also thought about the same thing but not as a part time business. Am looking at doing it 5 months of the year but also have a few other teachings in my repitoir. See post 43403 for a hint. Plus another interest that you know we share.
Have already got the ball rolling by having 20 mil Public liability. Just got to work out more logistics before I turn it into a reality. Best thing about it is I still have 20 years of work left in me.
Good on ya mate. I hope you save many people from potential disasters.
Keep up the good work.
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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 22:49

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 22:49
Well done Bilbo ....pity theres not a lot more like you out there .......Cheers .......Dave
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 22:57

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 22:57
Hey Bilbo - would you like to have a chat to me about this. I'd be happy to look at turning you into a writer so we can get an article on the site along those lines. Email me: michelle at exploroz dot com
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 23:58

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 at 23:58

Whaddya mean,",,,,turning me into a writer,,,,,,,,,,!".

I am a writer. I've been published I'll have you know, young lady!!

Who dya think taught such literary luminaries as Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Banjo Patterson, Dame Edith Durack, Wordsworth?? Hmmm?. I though so. Ya don't know do ya?

Neither do I!!


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Follow Up By: Member - Steve T (NT) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 00:09

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 00:09
Hi Bilbo

As they say a day with out learning is a day wasted.

I understand your heading off soon, well if your in Jabiru look me up or email me and i'll find a place for your swag .

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 00:24

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 00:24
Thanks Steve. We are heading for Darwin as the final target, but I'd like to find a bit of gold to pay for the fuel as we go along ;)

What!!,",,,,,,,,,As they say a day with out learning is a day wasted,,,,,,,"

The bloke that first told me that as a young man musta had it wrong he said," A day without drinking is a day wasted,,,,,,,,". I've agreed with him every day for the last 44 years!!

Take care,

Bilbo - "Skunk as a drunk hobbit!"
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Reply By: Birdy - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 14:26

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 14:26
Just thought id take this opportunity to also thank Bilbo for his help and taking the time to send me a personal email when I was looking at dropping the 6.5 Ltr chev in my cruiser. The cruiser remains a petrol however I am much more knowledgable about the chev thanks to Bilbos input.

Cheers again - Bundy On !


P.s Any one know where you can do a basic "Mechanical survival course' here in Perth for a petrol 4x4 ? Rang the Tafe and had no luck !
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Follow Up By: Matt.D (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 17:43

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 17:43
Bilbo's house. Ha Ha.
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