Newsletter 374

Edition 374: 19th February 2015

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

What can we say but thank you for the amazing responses to the Survey we promoted last week! If you haven't had your say yet, please take 2 minutes at the end of this newsletter to follow the link to the Survey.

Apologies to Equinox and to those inconvenienced by the error in last week's newsletter with the text link to the Gibson Desert video blog. Here it is for those that missed it - Blog link. This "error" actually caused me to reflect upon another great Site Tip to give you, so please read on as there were numerous ways around the problem but I was surprised to see that so many people didn't realise how easy it was to get to his blog by other means so make sure you check out that info below.

In this issue, we've got the regular Super Specials that have just been updated, plus we focus on Camp Oven Cooking and Bush Cooking Advice, a reminder that our current Recipe Theme is Drinks, and a reminder to vote for your favourite pics in the Photo Comp.

So, whichever way you ExplorOz - Enjoy!
Michelle, Adele, David

Tip 1: Links in Newsletters

Did you know that this newsletter has links behind the images? In last week's newsletter there was an error with the text link given to the featured Member blog about the Gibson Desert but if you had tried clicking the accompanying photo you would have been able to access the correct link.

Tip 2: Finding Member Links

Profile pages for Members feature a series of tabs that allow you to view their specific posted content - including Wildflowers, Treks, Places, and Blogs. Once you've opened a Member's Profile page, you have an easy way to find your way to their blogs.

Where To Get Tips & Advice

Our most popular product is the EOTopo mapset. But before you rush in and buy, check the important buying guide information contained in our article EOTopo Help and FAQ. Some people get confused because there is a massive array of devices that you can load EOTopo on to, but there are also some devices that you can't (eg. Garmin and Magellan GPS units).

This article will answer all your questions. It includes a list of GPS devices, software and navigation apps that you might already have and explains exactly which version of EOTopo you should be buying to enable you to effortlessly get EOTopo to load so you can start exploring. Chances are you will have at least one of the devices listed and you might even want to load EOTopo onto a few devices - so check out the formats first and save yourself the hassle by getting it right the first time.

Recipes for Camping

The ExplorOz Recipe section is looking very tasty indeed with some very creative ideas for camp cooking being shared by visitors and members. We'd like to encourage you all to share your camp cooking recipes. All you have to do is list the ingredients, outline the instructions as a series of basic steps and it's done. We'd love you to post a photo of the dish either ready to serve or during preparation but if you don't have a photo it's still fine to post the recipe. Regarding copyright - very few cooks actually invent original recipes so yes you can put up a recipe you've found elsewhere provided you don't copy it. Use an original title, write the steps in your own words and have your own photo.

Don't forget each month we have a featured theme with a randomly drawn prize to any entries submitted to the theme category. February is the Drinks theme so don't miss out on your chance to win this month's prize - the Big Lap DVD Series.

Camp Oven & Bush Cooking Advice

Cooking when travelling away, and especially when on the road poses a unique challenge. Here's a very handy blog that will help you get the best advice from the experts.

See - Cooking on the Road

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Take our Survey HERE and be in the draw to win a $300 voucher to spend on ABR Sidewinder products.

Survey closes Thursday 26th Feb and the winner will be contacted as per details given and announced in the following week's newsletter.

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