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    Re: Geology books and maps

    Great for you, great for your company! Make the best of it.[emoji1303]
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    Re: Geology books and maps

    That is what “knowledge management” is all about. It is quite easy to get an archivist or librarian to store and look after a company’s reports, maps, plans, drawings, estimates, QS, etc., the real...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Beautiful![emoji1303][emoji1319][emoji1319][emoji1319][emoji1319]
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    Re: Family tent

    [emoji1]We started taking our malaria medication the night before and all of a sudden almost everyone had a runny tummy. So the toilet seat and shovel were unpacked and later left behind a clump of...
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    Re: Southern Namibia Tour: 2nd Spare or not?

    In our case a piece of steel from a grader blade slashed the three ply sidewall. But I agree on the tyre pressure monitor - it is essential!
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    Family tent

    We camp with a Coleman Instant 8 or 6 and we love it. Takes mere minutes to erect. Big screened windows all around for summer and they can be zipped up for cooler weather. It has a fly sheet and it...
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    Re: Over landing : Different way

    We’ve seen many HiLuxes with campers and RTT on the roof during our trip in Namibia. We met a camper coming down Joubert’s Pass, so I guess they can go anywhere. Patience and consideration may make...
  8. Thread: Show your Macro

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    Re: Show your Macro

    Guys, can I refer you to the macro photographs of @lilykumpe on Instagram. It is really worth a look.
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    Re: Geology books and maps

    First you have to get it through the environmental and impact assessment boards, endless meetings going nowhere fast, and then it must get past the Inuit associations, by that time most exploration...
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    Re: Southern Namibia Tour: 2nd Spare or not?

    Carefull with Wranglers and some other tyres, they may not be rated Light Truck and will not stand up to a heavy vehicle with a heavy load. And that was advice given to me by a tyre guy in Rosh Pinah...
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    Re: Family tent

    Check out the Coleman range of tents, our kids use the Coleman Chalet that has two sleeping quarters with a vestibule connecting them - one big tent with three rooms if you want. It folds small...
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    Re: Southern Namibia Tour: 2nd Spare or not?

    The roads in southern Namibia are badly corrugated but not extremely-tyre-devouring-rough. That is northwestern Namibia. If you you keep your speeds low and choose your line, you can have a smooth...
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    Re: Geology books and maps

    Here where I am the “field season” is being planned. Lots and lots of geologists and prospectors are going to be on the tundra between end of June and end of September. At the more advanced projects...
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    Re: Over landing : Different way

    Take the tent! Some of the “available accommodation” we got was really not up to scratch, a tent would have been better but for the heavy rain. And at other places the only accommodation is...
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    Re: Southern Namibia Tour: 2nd Spare or not?

    Lost a tyre between Ai Ais and Rosh Pinah. 528802528803We had a spare BFG and fitted it. The tyre places in Rosh Pinah could not find a replacement BFG in a radius of a thousand kilometers. In the...
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    Re: Medium Format Film Camera

    You’ve basically covered it for SLRs. You can look at double lens reflex cameras such as the Roliflexes, Kinaflex, Minolta Autocord, Yashika, etc. I just don’t know where you are going to get the...
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    Re: December 2019 Namibia- Your knowledge please

    Gross Barmen is a great resort but the camp site is rundown and it is weird to use such a magnificent facility with no other tourists around.
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    Re: December 2019 Namibia- Your knowledge please

    We left Gross Barmen in the morning and slept in Vioolsdrif. Easy 800 km plus. Next day easy ride to Durbanville.
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    Re: December 2019 Namibia- Your knowledge please

    As far as I know is Shark Island the only camp site in Luderitz. And you are right - the wind hammered us in Dec ‘18. We used the retaining walls, the Cruiser and rocks to keep the tent down. Go to...
  20. Re: Which are your most evocative African birds for the traveller?

    Gewone Mossie - Cape Sparrow
    Rooinek Lewerik - Rufousnaped Lark
    Die res van die lys - The rest of the list.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Mandarin[emoji1303]
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    Re: Semonkong waterfall ruined

    That is actually the Maletsunyani Waterfall, near the village of Semongkong. BTW, two buddies and I were the first white people to walk from Frazers Quaba in the west of Lesotho to Maletsunjyani. On...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

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    [emoji520]i[emoji336]in a [emoji1063]Arctic[emoji3587][emoji948][emoji100].
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    Re: Photo competitions and Publications

    My idea with the home book printing for individual clients was never to get rich, it is purely for getting your photographs out there without costing you too much. The professional photographers I...
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    Photo competitions and Publications

    If you want, you can publish yourself by using companies that print books. Group 20 to 80 photographs together and post them online. If someone wants a coffee table book, you have one printed and...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Gabar? yes. Red-breasted Sparrow-hawk? no.
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    I have driven past it and, without a good telescope (please excuse the pun) you can’t see much. A bunch of silvery things quite far away, a mountain behind which the rest of the telescopes are. Not...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Get them now while you can, for in about a decade the Splitters will rule again and then they will be split into different species again. The Splitters versus Lumpers war has been going on forever....
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    Re: Photo competitions and Publications

    I have had a bunch of photographs published to support articles I have written for an overland/4x4 magazine. But it is difficult to take photographs that are for illustration rather than for their...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    The photograph is not terribly sharp and clear, but I would consider Pale or Dusky. Not a chat. Habitat may tell us more. Bit on the the southern extremity for Pale, bird is a bit brown (could be the...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Says who? On what grounds?
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    Re: How stupid can you be?

    He was probably going up that side of the pass - from Ceres to the markets in Cape Town.
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    Re: How stupid can you be?

    Not if you’re coming from Ceres or Witzenberg with fruit, or from the Tankwa Karoo with sheep. Then Bains is your first option.

    A bit off the topic; something I can’t understand is the mentality...
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    How stupid can you be?

    The damage to the roads are due to overloading of vehicles, regardless of all the weigh bridges and inspection centra on our highways. As with skipping the toll through the tunnel, the bribe paid...
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    Re: How stupid can you be?

    Many do because they can save toll money for the tunnel. Many of the drivers are instructed by their bosses to bypass the tunnel by using one of the passes. It is expensive to drive a big rig like...
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