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Camping General Thread

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by miicah, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. miicah

    miicah Member

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    Thought I'd throw this up as I've just dived in recently and am surprisingly enjoying myself!

    Anyone have any pics to throw up? Best places to go? Tips and tricks?
     
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    My real first time camping @ Nindigully Pub, just before winter:

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    2 man tent (lol), $3 Kmart sleeping mat (lol), basically it was a shit time.

    And more recently on the bike again, Bunya Mountains National Park. This is an amazing campsite, best shower I've had!

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    Darche LT1 stealth, some self inflating mat and my Aldi sleeping bag. Too cold, was around 7c which tested the limit of my 14c bag.

    And last weekend in Crows Nest:

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    Setup is pretty solid now, just need to get a better self inflating mattress as the Oztrail one I have is still shit in winter.
     
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  3. bart5986

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    I love camping, it took me a while to like it though as I absolutely need the right tent and mattress so that I can still feel good the next day.

    My favourite camp sites are any that allow fires, have water to swim and toilets, this isn't as common as you might think though.

    I think camping are one of the few things you can do where you actually relax, its great.

    Here are some photos at the last place I went, Black Rocks

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  4. kbekus

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    Great thread, I love going camping... used to do a ton of it growing up and slowly worked up confidence going again now with my boys... started off going to caravan parks so that I had a bit of a safety net but happily go away now to bush sites with no facilities though I really do like having a running creek nearby. It also lets me indulge in my gadget nerd-dom. Really tempted to trade the Passat wagon in on some sort of 4WD, especially when I see posts in the 4WD thread on here.
     
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  6. bart5986

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    Why is that?

    This would be the worst camping weather for me, it would be so cold! I would have to have the fire going 16 hours a day.


    Looks good, there are so many private sites I've yet to research.
     
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    it's not that cold, we love the cold weather.

    also less people and no school kids to contend with.
     
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    Less flies/insects as well plus you can always put more clothes on, in summer you're stuck. Winter is definitely the best camping time.
     
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    can wear a coat, snuggle under blankets - perfect camping weather. warm hands near fire. it's all there.
     
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    and drink fortified alcohols instead of beer. win win :)
     
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    people who bring pets are super hit and miss that's why i guess.
     
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    People in general are super hit and miss :lol:

    I've had people blaring music until 2am, as well as fighting with each other, there was a place that allowed dirt bikes near the campsite which really ruined the atmosphere, people driving around at 2am shining headlights into our campsite generally to go to the bathroom because they didn't want to walk the short distance...

    Some sites definitely attract better people then others.
     
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    aren't they? i've found mt barney to be pretty decent and we're always there in off season so don't have much to complain about.
     
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    I am so happy of my high school outdoor education, still have the pack (waterproof lining is gone) and sleeping bag (-4c) after 20+ years. Sleeping mat went awol moving interstate.
     
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    Some random camping / 4WD piccies for the thread! :D

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    i'm not hardcore enough for 4WDing, I drive my Monaro there. heh.
     
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    I drive my mazda 2 there! I can certainly feel it on those poorly maintained dirt roads.

    I looked into a 4WD for camping etc but the cost is honestly insane once you factor in fuel + servicing + all the random fees 4WD owners have to pay. I couldn't even imagine how often I would need to go camping to make the ongoing cost worth the money.

    I guess I'm stuck going to 2WD accessible camping locations, which is fine but I really want to go to Fraser and Moreton Island.
     
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    if you really wanna go, i'd just hire one.
     
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    I think last I looked it was something like $250+ a day and I think many didn't allow going to Fraser Island specifically.

    With the amount of effort it involves it would be at least 4 nights, at $1000 its a lot less attractive...
     

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