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 Post subject: Re: Some Interesting Facts from the Good Old Days
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:22 pm 
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The mode of transport to wilderness trails in the early to mid 80's was Land Rover station wagons , the days before anything as outlandish as an open safari vehicle was allowed . The trails camps had showers that were fed by a dustbin which if you wanted warm water one had to fill with a bucket you filled from the central water boiler (ancient itsself) and then emptied into said dustbin after climbing up the ladder behind the shower unit . Todays showers have gas geysers , electronically ignited on top of it .
For the campfire a paltry few bags of exotic wood are supplied , which the last occasion I was on trail had to be fanned alive a number of times .
Even the tea and coffee kettles are gas heated .
While we understand the need for progress and the need to conserve wood , why do they not save energy by driving the trailists around a bit less , we were in the vehicle around 3 hours (excluding the time from the pick up point to the trails camp to get to where the walks started .)
... but those those were the days ...

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KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


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