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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:49 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock: WHAT??
AH NO...... :( THATS bad news..... :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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That sucks man!!! if it's just a sprain, take it easy for this month and start strengthening the muscles with a biokineticist from mid Feb....
remember....we heal in spite of the "docs"...long as you protect it.

If it's a bone problem....eish!

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Hi all :D

LONG time no writing here!.... Well, didn't expect it but I just don't have the time to write that much :cry:

Anyway, news is we only have 7,5 weeks left before we go on this LONG EXPECTED and awesome trail! It looks like Ndloti is 'selling' his place currenly, so I will put the newest group compilation down as soon as I know it's final. Still have an extra place open..

Maybe Zorro can tell us when is she coming to the JHB area, so we can meet up!? If any questions, just post it here, I might not write that much, but I'm still around :wink:

Talk later :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Unfortunately an old back injury which occured during my days in the SANDF which needs a bit of care .

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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well I'm into the heavy training now...gym and roadwork. And i MIGHT have a taker for Ndloti's slot. What's the anticipated total cost per person if we have a full house?

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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No problem Ndloti, we understand :wink:

Hey RR, a person named Clark took Ndloti's position, but we still have 1 space availible. Costs for the last space will be R1525, which we will then have to spilt by the other 7, so that person can just bring the cash with when we are going to do the walk. :)

Will post more news later. I'm gymming all the way already. Don't know how Sawubona is going to manage with his BIG stomach though :hmz: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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G@mespotter wrote:
Don't know how Sawubona is going to manage with his BIG stomach though :hmz: :twisted:

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Show some respect here young man :naughty:

Busy buying one of those rowing machines you get at the gym, so I will be in shape. And remember, a big stomach has its positive points.....Keeps the balance of the weight on the back right. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Should we get the rangers to park a wheelbarrow along the route somewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Should we get the rangers to park a wheelbarrow along the route somewhere?


Hehe :twisted: Yeah, from the friday you guys can push me :dance: Decide yourself RR, maybe friday 3 April you can do it, and Saturday mr. Boopie :tongue: :dance: You know who's talking

Man, I can't wait for this to happen :D I think we have a nice group :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Did anyone so far tested the food that we will be taking along??
Maybe it is a good idea to do a test before we go, just to make sure we know how everything works and if we will survive on that stuff... :twisted:

For me this is my first hike ever, so I am a bit unsure as to what I have to buy for food stuff. Anyone has ideas?

(GS will be carrying my 1 kg steak, just for incase....) :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Riverrat wrote:
Should we get the rangers to park a wheelbarrow along the route somewhere?


Hehe :twisted: Yeah, from the friday you guys can push me :dance: Decide yourself RR, maybe friday 3 April you can do it, and Saturday mr. Boopie :tongue: :dance: You know who's talking

Man, I can't wait for this to happen :D I think we have a nice group :whistle:



Hey you got this all wrong.....YOU gonna be needing it for your backpack and stuff :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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One can look on an certain outdoor magazine website for trail food suggestions , GS & Sawubona will be familiar with it , and take my advice , pack lightly .... only one set of spare clothes , when buying it is well worth it to get as lightweight equipment as possible .
The irradiated freeze dried type of food is highly recommended .
Take Game cooldrink powder , the taste of water purification tablets gets a bit much on the second day .
As said before , a folding stool is most usefull .
As far as aesthetics is concerned , a plastic bag for refuse and some methylated spirits to burn used toilet paper is a good idea .

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Hi Sawubona, that steak will be nice, but when we did the hike last year, we took some of those freeze dried packets of food where you just add hot water, and must say it was quite good.

We normaly pack our steaks and chops, for our hikes but, they told us that it is not wise, to carry meat with you, and the fire food is only used for atmosphere, you can think how the bush will look like if you make a big fire every night for a braai.

We also for lunch had tuna packets with some salt biscuit, two minute noodles, salami ...........

We also had for breakfast oats - just add hot water, coffee - you get those individual packets and some rusks.

It is also nice to have some apples, crisps, and something sweet for the day, pack a packet for everyday with some things to eat so you know what you have for the day to nibble one, also take game to mix with the water, just to add all those things you sweat out.

The best advise I can give you is, don't pack to much stuff, the lighter your backpack, the more you are going to enjoy your hike.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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For your 1st aid kit :
Plasters for blisters , do yourselves a favour , get plasters called "2nd skin' (?) , and also methiolate and syringe with spare needles .

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