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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby yoda » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:58 am

Sheenaugh-Lee wrote:
yoda wrote:
Sheenaugh-Lee wrote:
Simon A wrote:1) Fire lighters
2) somebody to make the fire
3) somebody to cook whats on the fire
4) somebody to clean up after the fire
5) last but by no means least, OLE BROWN SHERRY

:D :D :D :D :D


ILL Make the fire, braai the meat and clean the braai area as long as you take me with you to Kruger LOL :D :D :D :D :D its tough being an addict LOL ;)


Me too. But you would have to pay for my plane ticket to SA first :tongue:


LOL Im cheaper Im already in SA :D :D :D wish I could make an evil grin :D

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:21 pm

Bird books
Binoculars
Map
Biltong
Richard Louw

No cell phone
No charger
No radio
No laptop
No loud people
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Mant » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Binos
Camera
Bird Book
Tuskers Book
Animal Checklist
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Shidzidzii » Wed May 01, 2013 10:04 am

Binoculars - 8X50 .
Camera (bridge) - 35X zoom lens.
Laptop loaded with Roberts etc.
HID Torch, adjustable beam.
Knife, Swiss army.

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby MarkusF » Wed May 01, 2013 11:44 am

1) Spare Contact lenses
2) Swiss Army knife
3) "Vlooi" the teddy bear
4) Enough patience
5) First aid kit

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed May 01, 2013 11:50 am

Playstation
Portable TV
iPod
Portable radio
Ghetto Blaster
:lol: :dance: :naughty:

HAHAHA only joking..

Torch
Mozzie repellent
Braai material (firelighters, briquettes etc)
MEAT
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Pawps » Thu May 02, 2013 4:55 am

Apart from the spare teeth to cope with all that biltong during the day, and chops at the nightly braai.......an eternal sense of optimism, mixed with anticipation and anxiety about what we're going to experience, and what surprises are just around the corner! All the other stuff is paraphenalia!!

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby NJVermaak » Thu May 02, 2013 12:23 pm

fridge on the back seat - it helps during those hot days!
map
cameras
binos
snacks
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Jen » Thu May 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Camera
Binos
Reference books and map
Plug in Fridge
Mozzie stuff
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby jacquiandphil » Wed May 08, 2013 6:31 pm

5years of Kruger trips from Cape Town and now 22 years from the UK:
1) enamel coffee/tea pot
2) the secret of a happy holiday... tea cosy
3) neighbours phone number for when we panic and think we've left one of the cats in at home.
4) extra bag for all tinned and dry foods so we dont have rustle of plastic bags when moving from one camp to next.
5) table cloth and corner weights- to keep up with all of you who do that.
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Timbits » Thu May 09, 2013 3:27 am

:think:

In my carry-on luggage, besides the camera and binoculars and prescription meds is a pair of earplugs and at least one complete change of clothing. The earplugs are insurance against the passenger 2 rows behind me who insists on talking loudly for the entire 16 hour flight - or the loud snorer in camp who happens to have the hut/tent right beside me. If my luggage takes a circuitous route while I take a direct one I'm cool as a cucumber while I wait for it to catch up with me. :whistle:

In my checked bag, I have a bunch of kitchen stuff (i.e.)
    -lots of zip-lock plastic bags - handy for freezing meat in single portion/meal sizes
    -a knife (maybe 2) that actually cuts (a paring knife works well). The ones that are supplied are often a bit dull.
    -small amounts of spices and a few bouillon cubes/packets. Yes, I can buy them there, but who wants to buy a full size package when you know you are only going to use a small amount?
    -granola bars and/or cup-o-soup for emergencies or the last day when you're run out of food and there is no restaurant nearby
    -a length of waxed-paper and/or foil. Again, who wants to buy a 50 metre roll when you only need enough to wrap up a few potatoes for the braii?
    -a small container of cooking oil and some popcorn :D

I bring a water pillow that I can use on the plane instead of those little powder puffs that they supply. When changing camps, it's a great insulator when placed on top of the coolers that are in the back seat. It also comes in handy at night.

I refill any plastic bottles (soda pop bottles are perfect) and freeze them so I have ice-packs for the cooler. They don't leak, and I have ice-cold water to drink as they melt. I know our time in the park is almost up when there are more ice-packs in the cooler than food :(

I know you asked for 5 items, but these are my "must-haves". :lol: :lol:

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu May 09, 2013 5:18 am

I would have started my list with binos and camera.. only on my last trip we arrived at Paraborwa gate, I dashed to the back of the car to get my bino and camera bag... and not there :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

My bag was still perched on the dining room table back home :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

SO

books, lots of books.

mozzie stuff.

thermos.

coffee.

portable satellite TV and mini disk. :wink: I would hate to miss "The Kardashians". Maybe replace that with panado. :wink:

what I often leave behind is "yellow ribbon" :slap:
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Sabi009 » Sun May 12, 2013 12:54 pm

braai meat
peaceful sleep
binoculars
juice/drink
can opener
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby gwgrant » Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Besides for the usual i.e. binoculars, map, cameras etc. I always take the following:

Jaffel iron - these make the best toasted samis
Paraffin lantern - creates an awesome ambience
Head lamp - essential for at night and frees up the hands in case... :wink:
Buff - this is so versatile in that you can clean sunglasses, keep the sun off your arm, cover cameras etc.
Tupperware container - very handy for left over braai meat for snacking in the car

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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Guzz » Fri May 24, 2013 1:25 pm

gwgrant wrote:
Jaffel iron - these make the best toasted samis


There is no way I leave that thing at home! Best breakfast for me in the Park. Leftover Curry, Chicken & mayo, bolognaise, you name it!

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