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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:23 pm

Super contact adhesive.

Some of you mentioned leaking air matresses. I have a 2l ice cream tub (ice cream long since digested), in which I put spare gas bottle keys, jets for skottel,gas light, cooker etc. I also have patches for air mattresses but have you ever tried to repair the leak only to find the glue dried out some time ago.

In the tub, I also have spare batteries, torch globes, sprare seals for the gas goodies (the little rubber seals for the cooker).

I even have an 11mm spanner to change the Cadac jets and a free state micrometer. (That's a shifting spanner).

The trailer is always packed with everything we need and I can go camping at an hours notice. Even so, I still check my lists for a week or so before we leave. It even has it's own medical kit although SO has more headache pills in her handbag bag than our local Pharmacy.

The trailer has it's own extention cords, blue connection plug, cutlery, cork screw, can opener, knife sharperner and all the camping cups,glasses etc.

When we buy a new kettle, the working one goes to the trailer. SO wants a new toaster even though the old one still works. No problem, the "old" one ends up in the trailer.

The other must take along item is Old Brown Sherry, especially for winter nights in the park.
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Unread postby Pjw » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:00 pm

Can't do without
Wine
Garlic
coffee
muffins
wine
corkscrew
freshly ground black pepper
salad dressing
wine
wine
oh and an extra bottle of wine, just in case!

I also have a box with things in so we can pick up and go in half an hour. It has tupperwares with sugar. tea, coffee, cereal,salt etc.A tin opener, corkscrew, extra wine torches and other practical bush goodies Oh and a wine glasses
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:12 pm

Rice Crispies. I have to take my Rice Crispies with.

I always do what my Risce Crispies tell me. :lol:

Pjw, remember to take along that extra bottle of wine. You might meet up with another fellow 'mite and who knows how many bottles of wine you'll need then.

Personally, I have to take along my Walker friend. I think his first name is Johhny, preferably dressed in Black.
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Conservation is not an option.
It's imperative.

Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

Think Pink. ..

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Unread postby Jazil » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:00 pm

Rusks,
Lots and lots of Rusks,

Have to be Ouma ones though, not sliced ones, chunky ones.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:41 am

I am getting ready for my super long trip to the Park.

I have added to my list:
Sony Camera with lens's
Kenko binos
Tent with two rooms and tent poles
Laptop (Acer with lots of nice bells and whistels)
Table and chairs
Cadac little braai
good thermos mug for early morning chill at the nearest waterhole
headlamp and good torch
comfy air matress with pump

Still to get
good extension cord
internet stuff
fan
lamp
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:46 am

Thou shall not forget salt. :|

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Unread postby rusky » Thu May 08, 2008 2:48 am

Foxy wrote:Bath towels
Dish clothes

Quick Q - do they provide bath towels in the huts/tents?
And thanks a million for the list - which we are using for our first trip.

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Thermos flask/coffee plunger and real coffee - essential if I am to wake up at 4.30 am.
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Unread postby Pjw » Thu May 08, 2008 8:01 am

Bath towels are provided in both huts and tents, and replaced every day! :D
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Packing list for caravan/tent

Unread postby Oumie » Tue May 13, 2008 11:39 am

This is my list that I work on for the trip to Kruger

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Unread postby DuQues » Tue May 13, 2008 1:27 pm

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue May 13, 2008 4:20 pm

Camping and caravanning are essentially different ways of doing the same thing.

With a caravan, one has space to pack stuff. With camping it's very different.

So, how much space do we have?

I have a list and most of my stuff "lives" in my trailer.

Do not forget:
an 11mm spanner to change Cadac gas jets that get blocked.
Spare gas jets for light, skottel and cooker.
Super contact adhesive and patches for the air matterss.
20 m extention cable and blue plug. Plug for sinks and plug for basins. They are two different sizes. (Have basin plug in toiletry kit and sink plug in wahing up kit.)
Umbrella stand.
Spare torch globes
Batteries, plugs for the air mattresses (Spare ones).
The cutlery is always in the trailer so we seldom forget the corkscrew and can opener.
Best way to pack, is set up your tent and imagine you are camping. If you have limited space, then imagine all the things you will take with. If wine is on the list, then add corkscrew to the list. For camping you defintely need a rubber mallet and a few spare tent pegs. Ground sheets and shelters (Gazebos).
Spare ropes for making wash lines or towing you buddy when he gets stuck.
Citronella lamp oil. I use it im my parafin / hurricane lamps.
Spare torch.
Cooler boxes.

If you have a trailer, then set up duplicates of the things you have in the kitchen and put the duplicates in the trailer. They then live there. (Even have a cheese grater in the "grocery box")
Chairs to sit on and folding table. Tablecloth if your SO is like mine.
Pegs (Washing line pegs)
A broom (or one of those little tray distings with the small hand broom.
Gas bottles (make sure they are full or at leaat have enough gas for the trip.)
Ashtray if you're a smoker. (Yip, I use mine all the time).
Bed linen (blankets, sheets or sleeping bags.)
A nice to have is a "Leatherman super tool"
Food and drinks are a personal choice and even though I don't drink wine, I have a cork screw.
Spare electrical plug and twin flex.
Pump for air mattresses.
Jumper cables for a flat car battery.
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It's imperative.

Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

Think Pink. ..

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Unread postby Foxy » Wed May 14, 2008 9:29 pm

What about a plug for those plugless wash up basins and baths. I take 2.

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue May 20, 2008 9:29 am

Booking Confirmation and other supporting docs.

On our last trip, I had a running battle with So about the computer. Just as well I do the packing and managed to sneak it into the boot unseen.

It had all my documents in the bag. The SANPARKS computer was offline so they needed my reservation number which I managed to find on the computer. (Must have looked a sight standing there looking for the booking ref on the computer at Numbi Gate.)
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Conservation is not an option.
It's imperative.

Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

Think Pink. ..

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue May 20, 2008 12:46 pm

Listen, when you used to camping on the coast you never camp anywhere without pegging the tent down extremely well!! And a few extra pegs get knocked in just in case! Blue skies or not :twisted:

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Unread postby wingman » Thu May 22, 2008 9:42 pm

The ground at some of KNPs sites is like concrete so a good solid hammer is essential especially in the dry months and a small word of warning when putting in pegs look where the nearest tap is and if you are in a direct line with the tap and the nearest other tap, hydrant or ablution move your peg some of the parks water lines are buried very shallow. Ive seen a few fountains appear when camping in kruger.


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