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 Post subject: No longer guilty of this
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:19 am 
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I have done all of the below at one stage or the other whilst in Kruger :redface: . Although I have given up doing these wrong things :rtm: :rtm: :rtm: I still sometimes think of them :P :tongue:

:| Taking of those seat belts after checking in at one of the Kruger entrance gates as it is unsafe to drive around without a safety belt :naughty:. Even if a person has entered drive-and-go very slow country it remains against the rules of the road and in Kruger for safety reasons.

:| Lighting up a cigarette whilst knowing that Kruger is a no-smoking area and despite persistent health warnings that it is very bad :naughty: :shock: doing so.

:| Not taking proper pre-caution against malaria even during the winter months or braaiing without socks and shoes during summer at dusk whilst knowing that mosquitoes love bare ankles because of the misperception that prophylactics provide sufficient protection.

Have you ever wanted to do any of the above :hmz: ?

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 Post subject: Re: No longer guilty of this
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I must admit... I never drive with my seatbelt on in Kruger :redface:

Oh.. and I don't always protect myself against Malaria :doh:

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Oh dear, I am still full of pepper tick bites due to not taking good precautions. :wall: :wall: :wall: and that was from my trip over a month ago.

Beer for breakfast, another thing is beer for breakfast. :whistle: I'm not even safe with beer for supper. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: No longer guilty of this
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I am also guilty of driving without a seatbelt. :whistle:

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Never wear a seatbelt in Kruger or Kgalagadi. :whistle:
Never smoke in Kruger - or anywhere else. :wink:
Used to feed animals at picnic spots years ago, but no longer. :redface:
Used to skinny dip at night Shouldn't put this down here, I still do
Used to mark my territory but plan trips better nowadays

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 Post subject: Re: No longer guilty of this
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Don't drive with a seat belt when game viewing, coz we only drive at 15kph.
if driving long distances between camps we do up to 50kph, so then put on our belts.

Don't smoke at all.

We live in Phala 6 months of the year now, so just do as the locals, cover up and spray spray spray!!!!

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Don't wear seat belts in Kruger, don't smoke anywhere, don't take malaria pills as I had abad reaction years ago and was sick for weeks. Use to feed animals :redface: but now that I know better I don't do that anymore. When we were kids we use to get out for pee breaks but don' do that anymore.

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- no seat belts in the Kruger, we are only driving 15-20km an hour
- no smoking at home or the Kruger
-as soon as the sun starts setting we spray ourselves(necks,ankles,lower arms etc) and also sleep with the aircon on or fan or if camping we just spray the inside of the tents.
-no toilet breaks ANYWHERE, we always plan our routes and go to the bathrrom before we leave and if we stop anywhere that has a toilet we use it

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I feel restricted when travelling slowly in Kruger with a seat belt on especially driving way below the speed limits of 50 and 40.

Bush Baptist wrote:
Used to skinny dip at night Shouldn't put this down here, I still do


:lol:

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Impossible to drive in Kruger with a seatbelt.........how do you twist around whilst taking photos of the lions walking past the car? How do you retrieve the bird book and binocs that have slid back behind the seats when you stopped suddenly because of an enigmatic glimpse of a possibly rare feathered friend....?
Used to smoke - not no more.
Also used to skinny dip in youth...............wouldn't DARE to do it now - would scare everyone within a 100km radius!
Don't feed the animals.
Only very rarely may have to have a roadside stop............ :redface:
We've both had malaria - one whilst taking pills and one when not but both in winter. Now just cover up and spray; that is when we remember :whistle:

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We never take malaria pills in winter when visiting Kruger :|

PNF wrote:
We've both had malaria - one whilst taking pills and one when not but both in winter


:shock: Big mistake not to do so :roll:

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Grantmissy wrote:
We never take malaria pills in winter when visiting Kruger :|

PNF wrote:
We've both had malaria - one whilst taking pills and one when not but both in winter


:shock: Big mistake not to do so :roll:



Didn't seem to make any difference with us................. :?

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Bush Baptist wrote:
Never wear a seatbelt in Kruger or Kgalagadi. :whistle:
Never smoke in Kruger - or anywhere else. :wink:
Used to feed animals at picnic spots years ago, but no longer. :redface:
Used to skinny dip at night Shouldn't put this down here, I still do
Used to mark my territory but plan trips better nowadays


Uhm ne...
I'm guilty of all the above counts except skinny dipping! Ag nee man Bushy!
I don't wear seatbelts as then I won't drive 13hours! You must be comfy I believe when you are driving everyday for 10+hours...
I smoke, ash and throw my buds in a waterbottle/ashtray. As mostly I'm the only person in my car I'm only killing myself...
Malaria pills? What is that :tongue:
Feed animals? Not in the park! Sies man!
Watering the grass-have done it a few times in my youth but knows better now! Now I sometimes get urinary infection holding it for 3 hours till I see a bathroom :twisted:

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I do not wear a seatbelt in kruger seriously that is just mental I drive at no more than 20kmp/h!

I do smoke and Have never and will never throw my stompie out the window I always keep a spare coffee tin with sand in it to kill it and keep the smells out!

I dont use the bush for a toilet out of principal I do not see myself as a baboon and make use of a toilet at a rest camp

I took malaria tabs as a kid but never again the stuff is VILE for my taste buds and guess what Im still living

never walk anywhere in Kruger without shoes on

and I dont drink when driving well maybe clean coke lol but the alcohol stays at camp till I get back :D

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:lol:

Seatbelts do not seem to be very popular in Kruger :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

:hmz: Mind you :roll:, I have never seen anyone wearing them in Kruger :hmz:

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