Anne Beadell - Do I need a sand flag?

Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 21:15
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I will be travelling the Anne Beadell soon. Do I need a sand flag?? The trip report here doesn't really say.

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Tony
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 21:20

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 21:20
Tony
The Flag is used when in Sand Dunes so if there are Dunes then hoist the flag, That's all the Info I can give you because that is one track I have not been on , Surely someone will come up with the info your looking for.

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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 21:21

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 21:21
Tony,

there are definately sections of the AB - particularly on the SA side, where there are undulating samd hills - whre a sand flag is handy.
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Reply By: nats - Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 22:13

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 22:13
Travelled west to east last July and we came across quite a few oncoming vehicles who were travelling much too fast but never on sandy, dune parts. Quite scary how some people don't drive to conditions. There is no real need for flags but they wouldn't be a ridiculous waste if you have one. Corrugations are dreadful, particularly in SA. Take your time and enjoy it. It is not a test.

Nats.
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Follow Up By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:02

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:02
Hello there
I am trying to find good info on the trip
We will travel east to west in July
Could you tell me
1.Fuel you used and type of vehicle you had,this is to give me an idea of ours
2.Did you find good camp spots that you would recommend,Like any rock holes or places that would be well worth a stop to recommend
3.Anything of special mention for travelling

I have read the track report, I will be driving 3.5 litre pertol with 170 litres of fuel on board and 50 litres of water.
Thanks
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Follow Up By: nats - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 22:35

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 22:35
Trevor W
We were in a GU Patrol and a mate was in a 16 year old Hilux ute. Both diesel. There are lots of good campsites all along the track - when get you jack of the corrugations and want to make camp there is never any drama finding a good spot just off the track. There is fuel at the road house about half way and 50 litres of water would be the minimum. We took 11 days and took it easy, but some travellers keep the right foot down and do it in much less. Poor buggers - don't see much, and put their vehicles under enormous stress. It is a beautiful drive if you take your time. If you try to do it in 7 days you probably won't enjoy it and your passengers won't either.
Nats.
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Follow Up By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:06

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:06
Thanks for reply
Camp Sites- was there much in the way of camp sites near any water holes/soaks that are a must stay- we did the Canning and Gunbarrel 2 years ago and enjoyed it, but there was a lot of corrugations.What we found was that we camped at OK spots and then drove a few k's down the track and found a really good spot,wishing that we had gone on a little.If there are any places that you would highlight,let us know just so that we can mark on our map.I realise this is probable difficult to pin point.
Fuel. could you tell me how much fuel you used in the diesels between Coober Peddy and the Roadhouse and again from the Road house to Laverton. Again this only provides me with an approx idea.
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Reply By: Stu050 - Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 22:26

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 22:26
Carry just the flag, and slip it over the HF aerial when needed.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 00:14

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 00:14
No, not really.

If you hoist one it will probably break after clippng numerous overhanging branches.

And you won't hit anything as you won't be going much over 60kmh

Hope you enjoy the 1300km of corrugations....LOL

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 12:51

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 12:51
take off yor UHFarieland replace it with those little rubber dinkyones. they are te oly one with any chance of survival. I met up with 2 vehicles who had done it and thy did 3 ariels each due to chronic corragations
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