Take a rake?

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Any Explorers carry a rake in addition to the usual shovel on their travels?
Strikes me it could be useful for clearing up campsites before and after use and wouldn't take up much space on the roofrack.
Cheers, Tony
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:32

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:32
Hi Tony:

We do. One of those fold up ones that I bought at one of the 4WD shows. Really useful for removing sticks, stones, poo, etc etc ... as well as scratching up kindling for campfires. It sits inside the Ozpod if we are tent-camping, and just on the roofrack if we are towing the camper.

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Reply By: tommo05 - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:35

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:35
If you reckon it could be handy, take it along. As you say, doesn't take up much space. I carry a big piece of shadecloth that I roll out at my campsite to save walking dirt in and out of the tent, also comes in handy if it's a prickly location, it's just a portable carpet really. I carry a broom to sweep it clean before I roll it up when leaving. Seeing as I'm already carrying a shovel and an axe, tying up a broom with them on the roof rack really isn't a problem.

So, to your rake, I would say why not? Sounds like a fair idea to me.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 21:35

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 21:35
I take a cheap plastic buntings one, fits under my tray it gets more use than my shovel. if you already carry a broom ,just take the plastic rake head and use it on the other end of your broom handle.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:38

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:38
Hi Tony

We have been taking a rake for years. Weather we are swagging or tenting, we give the area a once over to remove small sticks, stones and grass humps. We use the plastic garden type with a cut down handle so it fir across the back of the car.



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Reply By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:54

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 20:54
G'day Tony, always take a rake (grass) and broom along with shovel,axe and rubber mat for tent entrance.
As you say to clean up BEFORE and after use. The number of places I camp that need a clean up before I start is unbelievable.
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Follow Up By: Gregh2 - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:49

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:49
Agree, rake, broom axe and hammer. We visit Merry Beach (south coast NSW)often. A rake is a must with the many kangaroos present.
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Reply By: guzzi - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 21:35

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 21:35
Yep, I have one permanently stowed in the camper trailer, useful for removing sharp sticks,rocks and / or cow poo from where you want to put the tent.
Got it at bunnings, its metal and the head collaspes to save space.
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Reply By: Member - David P (WA) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 23:06

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 23:06
Hi Tony,

Having limited space (tenting out of a Subaru Forester) I have cut a thread on the end of one of my tent poles and glued a matching nut in the end of a plastic rake head. You just screw them together when you need it and it makes the whole thing easier to store in the car.
If you choose the right thread (1/4" 20tpi I think) you can also use it as a mono pod for your camera.

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Reply By: Skippype - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 06:05

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 06:05
I never go anywhere without one. Great for clearing a spot to set the swag and easy to clear up the site in the morning....
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Reply By: Ray - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 09:37

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 09:37
Yes they are good for getting rid of 1080
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 13:23

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 13:23
Never leave home without one..single handle..plastic lawn head on one end..soft broom on the other.A quick rake before spreading the undersheet shadecloth cleans up the campsite...especially those bloody tent pegs folk leave everywhere. Goes on the
side of C/t with a couple of occos....oldbaz.
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Reply By: DesF - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 16:38

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 16:38
Hi, Sure do. Mine is a green plastic one with strong teeth and a blade on the back, ideal for raking bush , sticks etc away and then leveling the tent site .
Works great. have been using same one for about 9 years.
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Reply By: Member - David 1 - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 18:31

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 18:31
Hi,
I always carry one, standard garden variety. Cleans up the sticks, stones etc. before the floor goes down. Rakes out the embers and rakes on the dirt to smother the fire. It's also a great snake bite preventer when gathering dead leaves and brush to get the fire going.
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Reply By: bibtracker - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 20:40

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 20:40
Thanks for those positive replies, folks. Will have a look for a folding head model, or just take the one from my garden if necessary. The point about snake-proofing fuel gathering is well taken, too. Had not thought about that! Cheers, Tony
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