To all you bush campers

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:44
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Gunmen on the loose

Is it really safe out there?

Appears not.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:49

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:49
Mmmmm.... that explains all the choppers buzzing around.
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Reply By: blue one - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:50

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:50
Yes it's really dangerous and everyone should not travel except me.

LOL


Cheers


Steve
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:00

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:00
Steve - I'm with you :-)

Lets face it, one off incidents will not stop people traveling, but more may start passing you by if you are on the side of the road in trouble.

It pays to be a lot more cautious than we used to be :-)
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Reply By: Flynnie - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:54

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:54
The article reports the incident occurring 10 k north of Alice Springs. Not exactly very remote. Relevance to bush camping safety is very tenuous.

It is safe enough out there.

Flynnie
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Follow Up By: fugwurgin - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:27

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:27
you can be 10k's from a town and still be in the bush.
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Reply By: D200Dug- Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:06

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:06
Perhaps they saw the guy littering the camp site ?

There are a lot of nutters out there but you are more likely to meet one on a city street than in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 22:56

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 22:56
I'm with you D200Dug on this assessment:

"There are a lot of nutters out there but you are more likely to meet one on a city street than in the bush."

Maybe you have found the solution for those whose litter LOL "Perhaps they saw the guy littering the camp site ?"

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Reply By: kcandco - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:08

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:08
Hi

I spent nearly 3 weeks free camping last month and did not feel threatened at any time. The only campspot which we chose to move on from because of previous weeks problems with drunken vagrants was actually a paid camping area with a caretaker. I found free campers to be friendly and considerate...generators included

regards Kc

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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:28

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:28
Yep....just a one off incident.....just like the Falconio affair.

Hang on, whats Doug driving these days.....lol.


Cheers......Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:32

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:32
Yeah...just a one off....like the body they are currently searching for in the same area as well?

Cheers
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Reply By: fugwurgin - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:30

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:30
it would be interesting to know what the circumstances were. did they know them? had he rubbed some one up the wrong way? road rage? he must of had a reason to shoot. i know there are nutters out there but it appears by the report he went out of his way to visit the victim.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:47

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:47
Im sure Ill hear during the week.....Ill let you know.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:50

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:50
The victim is a well known local bloke..........it sounds like it happened just like the paper read from what I heard today?
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Follow Up By: fugwurgin - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 18:01

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 18:01
thats sad to think it was a random attack. still seems strange tho. i still wonder if there was something underlying in the situation.
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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:26

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:26
What can you say...............Toyota drivers! Real worry. Can't be too careful. I'm outa here... :-)))

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:26

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:26
It certainly sounds to me that the gunmen and victim had some history. I find it most unusual that a guy with a shotgun would just drive up and shoot the other guy in the arm and drive off. Sounds like a warning, I have never heard of anyone being a serial wounder. If he was some nutter that got off on killing for the thrill he would have blown the victims head off and probably his female companion as well. He certainly had the weapon to accomplish the job at close range.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:45

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:45
Thats a hell of a statement.....
I very much doubt you know the victim as well as I do, because if you did you would be suggesting he need WARNING about something with a shot gun?
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:46

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:46
sorry "wouldnt"
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:53

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:53
pop2jocem - You have problems :-)

There would be millions and millions and more millions (get the drift) of cases where someone did something for no reason at all.
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 23:07

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 23:07
possibly driving a hilux with a canopy or it could have been a 100 series cruiser....

gee that narrows it down!

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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:07

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:07
I have a light coloured hilux, just don't have the shotgun. but i live in nsw, and the old girl (hilux, not the wife) would make it out there but it would be slow.

lol

so it's not me
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Reply By: 3GoBush - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 00:18

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 00:18
I love the way people on this site speculate before they know the facts,
It is quite amusing to say the least.
Here is a web site full of so called experts, that unfortunately have there say before all the facts are known.
Sorry I am one of these people that just see it and say it.
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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 09:18
What the hell are you on about?

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Follow Up By: jeep cherokee - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:47

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:47
Lighten up 3Go Bush, this is not a court case, just a bit of friendly banter :-)
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:49

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:49
3GoBush - What are you smoking?

And I am with Muntoo - What the hell are you on about?
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Reply By: Member - TonBon (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 05:26

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 05:26
With our trip coming up in just under 5 weeks, i am definitely not showing the supply and finance officer, i will never get her out of the city lol.
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Reply By: silver bravo - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 16:13

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 16:13
problem solved


http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/06/01/152275_ntnews.html
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger T (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:58

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 17:58
well i don't know much but if i let my old 12 bore one banger off inside the cab of a vehicle i would be deaf for a week.
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