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

Unread postby Hugh » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:02 pm

(1) the confirmation letter to say I am actually booked in
(2) Wild card
(3) own pillows
(4)all those pillies i have to take or else I would die before a week was out
(5) SO he does the driving
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:21 am

Pawps wrote:Spare teeth to help chew all that biltong.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Mine are:

1) Castle light (Just a few cans)
2) Map
3) Field guides
4) Can opener
5) Coffee flask

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

Unread postby Dabchick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:38 am

Jeez but it's difficult to fit all the "must-haves" into a five item list :hmz:

1. Binoculars
2. Booking confirmation letter
3. Cash & bank cards
4. Cellphone & charger
5. Comfy pillow

I've decided the camera is only item no. 6 ... as one can always enjoy the park without taking :cam: of everything :lol:

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

Unread postby NetEk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 am

Ok not Kruger but Mapungubwe but boils down to the same.

1. Note book with writing stick (pen or pencil) to write down the stuff I know I will forget bird list animal list groceries list, worst ever to drive 80km to Musina and 80 km back to remember you forgot something as you pull in to the camp. I have all my telephone number inside the front cover reception, emergancy numbers ect.

2. Tooth brush (no shops at Map to quickly buy one)

3. Wet wipes ,3 llittle kids in the car and one big one (hubby)

4. Hubbies tool box he will leave beer at home if we don't have space but that big blue toolbox will go in.

5. Fluffy (old style cloth nappy) great for everything from sun shade on the window to first-aid to cool compress in the heat.

Mommy things....... maybe in 18 years I will be back to the usual stuff like beer, amarula and wine bottle opener.
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby saraf » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:40 am

1. Enamel camping mugs
2. Coffee
3. Sharp knife
4. Driver (essential, also doubles as a porter and cook)
5. Chargers for the phones
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:14 am

Binoculars
Camera
Headlamp
Paraffin lantern
Map
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Albert » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:17 am

As we can safely assume (as the OP stated) that we will all remember to pack the "standard" items (booze, food, coolers, phone chargers etc), and if you take into consideration the type of accommodation that you have (with/without kitchen) and plan accordingly; there are only a few items that we will always remember to take along:

Sharp knife

Fire tongs (for moving wood around and picking up meat that I drop into the coals)

A bundle of hardwood kindling (the firewood in the park often consists of quite large pieces of wood and I do not want to transport an axe).

Headlamps (so I can find my wine glass next to the fire)

Cafetiere for filter coffee in the mornings.

(We also have a "Kruger box" that we take along (permanently stocked) with plastic plates/mugs, camping cutlery, a small pot, the "skottel" , a gas bottle and a selection of spices and salt. Because you never know....)
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:23 am

:hmz: Money, Car, Food, Clothes and SO :D
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Map
Bird books
Camera
Binoculars
Cash
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Re: What are your top 5 items never to forget to bring to Kr

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:51 pm

(When he was alive) Jerry Hattrick
His car
His hip flask(s) containing Amarula
His wheelchair
An alarm clock

The rest we could do without or get there.
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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 9:29 am

Camera and camera equipment
Binoculars
Maps
Beer and Amarula
Malaria tablets and anti mozzie spray.

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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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