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 Post subject: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Alright, I've got an idea...

* I hope this falls within the terms and conditions of the forum if not please delete*

We need buy in here guys - how can we make this happen!

I have recently returned from a always amazing KNP trip. I see there is a lot of improvement project in the park for 2010. I, as always frequented several picnic spots in the park and noticed that the "skottels" are looking a little worse for wear.

So here we go I think we should challenge any of the large manufacturers (cadac,handigas etc) to step forward and donate several units to each of the picnic sites.

Do I have any support?? And how can we do this...any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:35 pm 
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Hi Tyrone.

Have seen that too and it's a good suggestion you are making.

Try and get hold of the companys or mabe one of the other formites know the way. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:17 pm 
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107 views and only 1 reply...Im guessing this isnt such a great idea.


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:28 pm 
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Tyrone, no, no, no :big_eyes: ........... don't be put off. I think that it is a great idea. 8) Stick around and wait for more people to pick it up... It's still quiet and many people are having an afternoon snooze.

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:39 pm 
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Tyrone, only 3 1/2hours have passed, Rome was not built in one day! To support by words, is always easy, support by acting is more difficult. Let's give the mites some time to reflect on how to tackle this one :wink: What we need is somebody who knows somebody as always. Maybe only a couple of telephone calls are needed and someone is going to make these calls, don't worry!! ( :hmz: )


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Tyronne it's a great idea. Why not forward the idea to the maufacturers? Cadac I think :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:53 pm 
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I am open to correction, but I think the original skottels and bottles were first supplied by Cadac to Nkulu - to promote the skottels (using gas) instead of burning wood. Over time skottels have been supplied to other picnic spots, but I am not sure by whom. Maybe as suggested, someone needs to contact Cadac.


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Ha, thanks for the encouragement. Seems to be picking up. Will see how we can maybe get a little action... :sniper:

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:39 pm 
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We worked out with the current gas prices, that we make less than R 1.50 profit if a customer uses it for 20 minutes. Thats burning time.
To replace complete skottels costs hundreds of rands, and the thing that normally goes first is the pipe. Unfortunately Cadac doesn't sell the original blue pipe separetely, so we buy the silver ones, that lasts a few weeks before they wear out. To replace those pipes cost almost R100 each. So the only alternative is to up the prices a bit, as to make at least some money back after a year or two.
I buy gas in excess of R4000 pm- only for botlles, and I receive back in profit less than R400.
So its a debatable situation, but I agree that our skottles needs to be upgraded.

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:37 pm 
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Yah Wacktazz I can totally understand your predicament as an individual who uses gas from time to time I have often wondered how a profit is made from the R15 surcharge especially when one considers maintenance! Im thinking ill try to contact cadac or the likes..

Also how can I contact you privately over the forum wack? Sorry im pretty new at this forum stuff. I understand you work from Nkhulu, had a buff pie there 2 weeks ago mmm, Im just wanting to ask a few questions about becoming a supplier to sanparks...got some good ideas...I think :D


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Tyrone, I think you have started an amazing thread and I do hope someone has some good connections/contacts that can get this the envisaged results. :clap:
I agree the skottels are definitely looking a little worse for wear at some of the picnic sites.

You can contact Wacktazz by sending him a private message, hit the pm button at the bottom of one of his posts.

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:19 pm 
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I think its a great idea! It can work.. seriously! We can even go to other companies like outdoor warehouse or similar stores that can maby help out.

I will also check out the situation this comming weekend :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:47 pm 
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Aha! Gerhard is interested in skottels; can only mean that he can chew again 8) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:12 pm 
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Tyrone, get in touch with "Bosvelder" here on the forum. He has a budget that he can dispose of, as long as it is in the right region. If you don't come right send me a PM. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: A challenge...
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Hi Tyrone! Great idea and initiative :clap:

As you noted in your first post, there are rules and regs with regard to projects on the forums - and the mods (VHRs) are equipped to assist you with these, to investigate if a project is viable, contact the relevant SANParks officials and see if they need the equipment for eg and so forth.

I am going to move this topic to the Wild Projects forum.

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