Lookout for some EO regulars in this months 4X4 Action Mag

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To those forumites who read 4X4 Action magazine (Issue 178), you may well recognise a few EO regulars and intrepid explorers in a well written and magnificently photographed article covering their 2011 trip into the Wilds of the Great Sandy Desert. Well done Phil B. A great article on a legendary outback expedition. Phil’s descriptive writing and handy hints in his “Chasing the Dragon” article leave you in no doubt of the difficulties in undertaking these “A” rated (most difficult) journeys. The photos speak volumes on the harshness of the country you traversed. I’m still envious having been forced to follow the journey on EO track me from my desk for a month.

Well done Phil and the crew. Jaydub, I’m sorry but you still have a great head for radio mate ;-)
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:02

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:02
They have already been on the blower tell us to look out for it........ maybe just maybe the 200 will make it into an article!
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Follow Up By: eighty matey - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:22

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:22
It's a well written story.

I get the feeling the editors had to give it a big trim but it's better than the usual stories about The Cape, High Country and beach driving.

Seems like there's 2 Toyota utes, an 80 series and a 100 series.

Real 4 wheel driving... as they say.

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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 13:54

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 13:54
Still waiting for our mags in the west. Maybe they sold out the whole print run over east and there's none for WA - lol

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 08:04

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 08:04
Hi Phil


Congratulations and well done, I was not aware you were into remote travel........LOL, now I am ducking for cover.



Have a great weekend and talk to you soon.




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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:38

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:38
Hey Stephen

They told me it was all bitumen roads with mowed grass camping areas and private conveniences for each site - they fibbed.

I don't know if I'll ever recover!

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Reply By: Member - Jdub - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 00:05

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 00:05
Hey Mick, thats the face Suzette's cross country stake dodging driving causes, can't you see I'm in pain!
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 09:59

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 09:59
.......and then, the fight started! Ha ha Ha. I think it was more the "Grizzly Adams" look I was referring to. Being outback is no excuse for lack of personal grooming ;-)

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:35

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:35
Hey Mick

I can confirm we found Grizzly Adams out there. Interestingly he was almost pleading for someone to breakdown down so he could get his spanners out. We pacified him with a roadside wreck he played trucks for a while.
There should be a photo below to confirm Mr Adams was out there!
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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:20

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:20
Hi Guys my mag arrived and they did a good job with the layout - considering what i gave them some text and about 60 pics.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 17:18

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 17:18
Great photo of JatDub and dare I say, he appears to be in his natural environment. It's a pity they didn't cover a photo of Dragon Tree Soak still the harshness of the journey alone is something to write about. As said above, it's great to see stories of real outback exploration. I was getting sick of reading about the Cape, the Cape and oh, the Cape. A pity they didn't make a DVD of it
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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 10:31

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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 21:39

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 21:39
Aaaawww Phil,

Didn't you know that 'Grizzly' has a bad affliction..

We had hoped that he had obtained professional help to keep him out of old wrecks..........appears not..sigh!

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:25

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:25
Hi Michael

That's Grizzly is it - I thought it was Bigfoot or the Yeti.

The collapsible water bucket on his head made it difficult to ID him -lol.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:55

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:55
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Stoopid computer......

Should have uploaded this photo taken during the 2010 GDEC trip..

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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 22:40

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 22:40
Hi Mick,

It was a good trip that one - good to see it in a high profile Mag. Well done Phil for putting the article together.

Sorry for late reply - I can't believe I was on the eastern side of Cable Haul Road in the Great Victoria Desert this morning and am now wondering whether to iron my shirt tonight or tomorrow for work in the morning Grrrrr..

Here's some more pictures from the same trip.

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 03:13

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 03:13
Welcome back Alan,

I've been following you on Spot - you put in some big yards today that's for sure.

Re your photos, love the last one its a pearler - are you sure you weren't seed collecting for DEC?


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