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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Good news !

I have seen an advert for durable double matresses (which from the catalogue photo appear to be identical to my single matress which is a canvass fabric type - very durable indeed) adverised in the Campworld supplement to the latest Go ! / Weg (afrikaans version) magazine !

Inflatable matresses - rubberised .

http://campworld.campworld.co.za/index. ... &Itemid=81

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Trentonskeeper wrote:
Hi, we found ours at Outdoor Warehouse in Fourways so pretty sure the rest will have them too. We needed ours at Berg en Dal recently so yeah rather safe than sorry. The lady next door to us did not have and drove all over the show trying to find one, not sure if she ever did. It's worth it getting 2 and carrying both just in case one is faulty or gets damaged or whatever, u never know hey.
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You should be able to buy them at any caravan store(generallly camp world) I am not sure if stores like ODW stock them but if you cant find one they do stock them in 90% of the shops in the KNP camps.


Thanks for the info. Just called ODW in Fourways. They have stock of the plug.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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Hi All,

Just something I saw in Checkers. Very nice little plastic camping table for R99.

In the patio department.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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Josh of the Bushveld wrote:
The mattress you mention, is that the canvas one? (No valve, just a hole)


That is the one , it has a plastic plug that looks like a wing nut .

yeah, they seem to be a bit better than the Intex/blue mattresses.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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Does anyone own an Oztent RV model. I need to upgrade from my canvas travel tramp dome which is a little on the small side. I can pitch my dome myself which is only 1.5 metres high. I may have difficulties with taller domes. The Oztent RV is an easy pitch tent and I have only read glowing reports. I would love to hear from anyone who owns one.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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I consider a lantern to be an essential part of my camping equipment .
I allways take a lantern along unless I go to a trails camp , this make can be bought for as little as R100 at a general dealer , the mall shops & boutique camping & outdoor stores charge nearly twice that amount .
I use citronella type lantern oil , quite expensive at around R25 per 200ml at the Spar , but that lasts around 25 hours and seems to help repell insects and has a pleasant aroma ..

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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@ndloti. It must be a Dietz.

Definitely, otherwise not worth the money

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Mites, we have been going to Kruger for ages, but still new at the camping thing. Every time we go, we forget some important implement or device; hence, we have a half-dozen tin openers and braai tongs. :D We are going next week to Kruger, and struggling to find poles/sticks/guy ropes, or whatever is needed to put up shade cloth on hardish ground. Shade cloth seems to be such a good idea to help demarcate an area around the tent (without, of course, imposing on the neighbors), so we really want to do it. Please advise what the best way of putting up shade cloth might be - the local Makro wasn't very helpful, nor was a couple of mall camping shops. We have interwoven, green, nylon cloth in a roll that would stand about a metre high.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Love
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OWN - the camping shops should have separate poles you can buy and then attach your shade cloth. Alternatively, depending on the space you have in the vehicle, buy some plastic poles from a hardware shop that are the right length (they can cut them down for you). Then just use rope to attach your shade cloth and make some guy ropes to hold in place. (look at pictures of commercial lapa shades to give you the idea). If you go the plastic pole route you can end up being very fancy and make a frame too using the angled joints available!

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Kite was asking about a Coleman thermoelectric fridge.
I have used one for many years. I do not have the physical strength to lift a compressor type fridge.
Before every trip, I strip the fan from it's casing, clean and oil the shaft. It purrs quietely thereafter.
My Coleman actually works too well. I keep all my frozen meat near the fan and everything stays frozen.
I made the mistake of placing beers near the fan and had frozen beer.
It works as well in my vehicle as it does at an electrical point.

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I saw in a magazine that one guy is using valves from a car engine as tent pegs. Apparently it is cheap, sturdy and it does not protrude from the ground. It can take a beating from a ten pond hammer. According to this guy, you can get the valves from any scrapyard. Makes sense to me.

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My washers and long nails work perfectly well and take a lot of ill-treatment besides being cheap. I keep a few of the proper angled pegs though for main guy ropes if the ground is a bit soft or the wind very strong.

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Thanks mizzbee, pleased to your recommendation!
They seem to sell them minus the electrical converter these days!
Any recommendations on where these may be available?
Many thanks,
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Invertors are available at most camping and auto shops. Just make sure you get one with the right output for your device as they come with different outputs (and at very different prices too!).

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