ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 199


Edition 199: 4th February 2010

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

Great news for those coming to the ExplorOz 2010 National Gathering - Bob Cooper Outback Survival training will be on the agenda of activities planned. Bob has offered to run workshops in both Outback Survival and Snake Awareness for our group. A full update containing new and important planning information for this event has been added to the gathering page this week so we urge you to check that out soon. In addition, please note that bookings direct with Gunbarrel Laager are now essential to ensure sufficient camping allocation. For all details see 2010 ExplorOz Members' Gathering

Bob Cooper Survival Pack

For a limited time only, we’ve discounted all Bob Cooper Survival Products by 20%. These unique products, developed by Bob over many years of experience, will ensure no matter what situations you encounter during your travels, you have the means to survive, and because they’re extremely lightweight and compact, you can take them with you whenever you hop out of the vehicle. Click to see range

Since we're on the theme of Outback Survival, we thought we'd share some moments from a blog, describing how quickly situations change when out exploring. It's a good reminder that anything can happen - make sure you're ready for it. Are you prepared to cope in extreme conditions? Have you thought about it? Read Day 23.

VIO POV1.5 Helmet Camera Kit

This has got to be "the bargain of the year"! This top quality camera is massively reduced by $300 off the RRP so you can't afford to miss this opportunity to take your trip filming to a whole new level! Using the various mounts, you can put this camera practically anywhere on your vehicle capturing the best of the scenery and your driving. You can also attach it to yourself and use as a traditional helmet camera, so that you can film action footage such as bushwalking, boating and fishing, without having to spend your holiday looking through a camera lens. The unit is shock resistant, dustproof and waterproof with a rating of 1m for 30 minute submersion, making it ideal for use in even the most hazardous environments. To give you some idea, here's some great footage taken by David Martin during an Adventure Race, using the camera mounted to his hat, and some 4WD footage with the camera mounted to various parts of the vehicle. Click to find out more about the POV 1.5 Camera Kit

NEW Trek Note - WA Goldfields Region

Great Western Woodlands

This trek offers travellers a fascinating insight into the woodline operations that supplied fuel and pit infrastructure to the Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Norseman mining operations for the first half of the 20th century. The route traverses arid temperate woodlands of outstanding diversity and ecological importance, holding vast eucalypt woodlands. The region is one of the last temperate climate regions to have largely escaped land clearing for agriculture so is definitely worth exploring. Click for Great Western Woodlands

Road Conditions - Historical Averages

Road Conditions The ExplorOz Road Conditions database has been quietly collecting historical road and track conditions data over the last 5 years and we've now decided to publish this to help you better plan your trip. Clicking the new cross alongside a track name will expand to show details for that road, including the new graph with historical averages. Stay tuned as more developments are on its way. Click for Road Conditions

ExplorOz on YouTube

ExplorOz tutorial videos are now available on the ExplorOz YouTube channel. These tutorials have been prepared to visually demonstrate use of our mapping system in Places and Treks. In time, there will be more tutorial videos loaded, so subscribe and you'll get all the latest tips and tricks. Click here to open the ExplorOz YouTube Channel

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