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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:33 am 
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That is something to look forward to! We are following in less than a month from now :dance:

Enjoy!!

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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One just needs to be careful on the dune roads, because there are a lot of blind rises. Keep to the left and don't speed. Sometimes the road has wash-aways that have turned into holes.

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Bush Baptist wrote:
One just needs to be careful on the dune roads, because there are a lot of blind rises. Keep to the left and don't speed. Sometimes the road has wash-aways that have turned into holes.

Thanks,Luckily I'm not a driver that like speed,and in Sanparks I respect the enviroment,a speeding vehicle cause alot of loose gravel,backed with little wind you end up with bad road conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Planning and packing u're vehicle,the road to your destination is all such a big part of the holiday,I'm enjoying it so much,just wondering what did I completely forget ?


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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,just wondering what did I completely forget ?


Camera, binocs, warm jacket, sunblock, lots of moisturising cream and matches to light the fire :lol: :thumbs_up:

Have a great time and travel safely :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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ototw wrote:
just wondering what did I completely forget ?


Drinking & cooking water? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Bush Baptist wrote:
ototw wrote:
just wondering what did I completely forget ?


Drinking & cooking water? :roll:

How much for 12 days in Nossop???


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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When we go up (two of us) we estimate at about 8 litres a day, but it all depnds on how much water you drink etc

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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GavinW wrote:
When we go up (two of us) we estimate at about 8 litres a day, but it all depnds on how much water you drink etc

And is there no water in Nossop,I'll need a water trailer for 12 days,


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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There is water at Nossob from the taps that you can use for washing up etc. After our last stay in KTP we used about 4 litres of water each for cooking and drinking.

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There is water in all the camps, it just does not taste nice as drinking water. You should take water with for drinking and cooking. Or, you can buy bottled water at the shops, if they do have.

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Per day Switchback?

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Per day Switchback?

I don't even drink so much water per day at home,is it hot or does the people don't have beer


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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Per day yes, here is a quick breakdown:

Swambo drinks about 1.5 litre per day of water + say 500ml of cooldrink mix + two cups of coffee / tea at least = 3 litres already.
I drink about 1.5l of water per day + 1l of cooldrink mixed and at least 3 cups of coffee = 3 litres as well.

Then that leaves 1 litre per person left for cooking, brushing of teeth, mixing water for powder milk, water for instant sauces / gravy etc.

4 litres of water per person may be a lot, and there will be days when we drink less water / coffee mixed cooldrink, but I'd say at least 3 l itres of water per person per day.

And yes, when I'm with SWAMBO I don't drink any beers, out on my own I enjoy my beers though. (not behind her back though! :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper at Kgalagadi
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Last May we took 100l for 18 nights, and we ran out on the second last day.OK wannabe Nerd does drink a lot of water, and she rinsed her hair off in the shower with Cape Town water on occasions to get her hair to stop standing up like a glook (remember them :redface: ) so say 6 liters a day should be good.We bought thos plastic 25l jerry cans to carry our water in which worked quite well

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