Slightly depressed....

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:39
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Im hanging to get to the desert again and Viv has tried to cheer me up with her "camping spot" - mind you we have rubbed the crocs out.....

Whats your fave camping story that always gets brought up round the camp fire?

Mine would have to be burning the tarp down at Kioloa when I was a kid...it was raining that hard that we had the camp fire under the tarp!! Thats just one of them from the past 20 yrs....

Laura
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:43

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:43
I didn't think you were more than 20 yr old LOL

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:49

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:49
haha, very nice of you there Kev!!!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:52

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 18:52
I just don't think that many others will reply for just the last 20 years though LOL

Don't forget that it is Funny day tomorrow :)
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:54

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:54
I reckon you and I would have to come close to being the squeeky clean young ones!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:11

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:11
Some of my camping trips won't make me squeaky clean :))
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:56

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:56
Hey kev...just did assessment...was supposed to be able to stop and go back later but couldnt figure out how...Ive never flicked through a dictionary and text book so fast in my life before!!!

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Reply By: Member - BIGDOG G (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:19

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:19
Hey Laura,
Yeah, like you we are hanging out for the weather to cool down so we can get to our leases.
Sitting around the campfire last year "seasoning" a new campoven....chuck it in the fire, get it redhot, pull it out and give it a good spray of oil... chuck it back in the fire. did it a couple of times (drinking scotch) and the third time (it was dark) I thought jee that smells funny......Chookie had put a can of Baygon next to the can of oil I was using.

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:47

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:47
hehehehehehe!!!! Good work!!...bet it took a while before you ate out of it without tasting flyspray!

Laura
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:23

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:23
Hi All

A few years ago we were camping off the beach on Fraser Island,
we had just set up our camp ect, and I put up a Toilet Amenities
Tent, for the women & kids in our group, I slaved digging a nice
deep hole put the new thunder box over it, all finished, I went over
to tell the crew that it was ready for use, and sat down to have a
couple of beers, with my mates,
One of the women went over to christen it and let out an all-mighty
scream, a bloke from the next camp site up the beach decided to
use it, he sneaked in and here he was with his pants down around
his ankles, I ran over and told him to vacate the place or else he
would be in it up to his ears, he said he thought it was for public
use.

Cheers
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:15

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:15
Yes, the desert can get into your blood. Espeecially with the pressures that we're all under these days, traffic etc.
I guess it got into mine about 30 years ago, I am hanging for my next trip also.

When I was a kid it was cold, wet and windy so we built a fire, stoked it up, put a can of baked beans on it and like all good bushmen, stood with our backs to the fire.(Too much Lawson perhaps)
Of course being around 10 or so, the inevitable happened.
God they hurt when attached to bare skin LOL
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:31

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:31
good work!!

we use to add in those bits of seaweed that pop....use to get the oldies jumpin!!!....I used to camp at the beach every school holidays from beginning to the end without fail....mostly in the rain...for 11 yrs running!!
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:39

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:39
We didn't have any oldies around, just we kids.
Went camping in the "bush" one year, and I remembered that running water is always fresh. (from the dummy's guide to camping as a 13yo)
How was I to know about the dead cow upstream and round the bend ?
I nearly died from that episode. All my high school mates came round to say goodbye...and were startled to find me sitting up in bed , as fit as a fiddle...mind you the temp had broken by then. Was just up the road from your abode, a place called Albion Park.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:48

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:48
done that too except in good Dog Creek in Cambwearra....it ran through my friends back yrad and always swam and drank from it until the dead cow below the cause way was found the next day on our bikes!!

ah, those were hte memories!!
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:58

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:58
Laura,

I hope this photo lifts your spirits a little.


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The best camp that I have had was back in 2000. Camped in the Simpson Desert, next to the camp fire, under the stars and full moon, with my daughter, Eliza, who was aged 7 at the time.


Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 08:04

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 08:04
I'll have to agree with you, Laura.

When Viv & Ray get settled into their new place, Lyn & I were thinking of looking them up, and then heading up into the Little Desert, Vic..
Then again, we could all meet somewhere up there, in the desert, later on in the year ,,,


In the mean time we are heading up into the High Country next weekend,,,,
Might even see " bambi " ( yum )

Hope you like this therepy ?
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