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    Empty a few of these and keep the bottles.
    Handy for cooking oil, sauces, basting and almost everything in liquid form.
    Strong and seals tight.
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    Hi Stevan

    I bought a charger for this type of 12v battery at my local electronics shop in kit form and you build it yourself ,quick and easy ,the ready made one costs about R100.00 more ,around 400.00 if i remember correctly .Alternatively if you have a UPS lying around just pop the battery in there and charge it for a couple of hours (or swop around the existing battery with the discharged one ).They last long on LED lights so you don't have to recharge it too often
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    I made a 12v attachment for one of these small batteries .Handy for reading in the tent at night to power a light or just to blow up your mattress without having to take the blow up mattress out of the tent to your car .In version #2 I simply glued the 12 female plug to the battery itself ,works better .
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    The version that has been Glued to the Battery .
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    only after the last river has been poisoned,
    only after the last fish has been caught,
    only then will we find that money cannot be eaten."
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    Fox and sons sell something similar. Fits onto the 7Ah battery. Also has a cable so that the battery can be charged from the lighter socket

    http://foxsons.yolasite.com/battery-pack.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by cainslie View Post
    I always have a box of tampons in my cubbyhole...

    They have more purposes than the obvious

    Any serious wound, just stick it in / lie it over the wound and bandage / duct tape or whatever. They make a great wound dressing.

    Another use I learned from the snow mobilers and subsequently made a point of carrying them in a light aircraft too; if you dangle one into your fuel tank if broken down, you have an emergency firelighter too.
    And 100% to put into a bullet or stab wound!
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    To do the washing (on long trips only) we use a capsize bottle, the small one.
    I also keep a spray bottle with windowlene and a decent cloth behind my seat.
    A roll-up hosepipe has been a life saver more than once and we all know the "asbestos" gloves from Agrimark for handling stuff on the fire (you now get silicone oven gloves).
    And dont forget the blue plug.
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    "And 100% to put into a bullet or stab wound!"

    Or to stop a nose bleed.
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    [QUOTE=Onedaywhenimbig;1274285]Hi Stevan

    Thank you, One......,ect, seems like a nice plan for these regular EKSDOM power fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose View Post
    Yeap they are good, but don't try fit any size bigger than Large.
    You guys clearly don't drive on the same roads as me! Those plastic egg holders are the surest way of breaking eggs on bad roads that I know........

    The best way of preventing eggs from breaking is to store them individually buried in your flour or rice, but you must make sure the shells are clean first. Now that I am generally in soft Zambia (soft compared with Zaiire, CAR, Cameroun and the Sahara), I find the normal cardboard egg boxes with a lid work well, so long as you stop them jumping around.

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    [QUOTE=Davidvan;1261104]I have really found the small rubber cable ties very handy when securing stuff around camp, or to trailer and would work pretty well with the dowel stick idea as well. As seen at most Makro stores. Got different sizes as well, been used alot.[/QUOTE ]

    Makro now have reusable cable ties in electrical section about 50 in pack various sizes for R25. Easy to install and remove. Very handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    'Cos every time I mention my pressure cooker you wise bottoms take the mickey.
    I didn't even take it on my last trip because I'm so sensitive to other okes opinions



    BUT,
    seeing you brought it up,and you feeling so chuffed with yourself for getting another Rand of me for Tuff Stuff every month,I will mention my pressure cooker-
    It boils quicker(rice,tatties etc)
    When you fry in it you don't have oil spattering all over.
    Great for leftovers as it seals sommer lekker
    Stews take 1/2 the time to cook
    Dodgy containers with washing liquid in for eg, are sealed in it when not used
    Plus with a few bits of copper pipe,you can make a 'bush still' for homemade dop
    I'm with you on this one! It is incredibly (no pun intended) versatile. I'm sorry, much as I find braaiing a treat, I don't do it every night. And I love stews.....
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    Plain rubber bands. 100 uses. Wife brought them.
    I was amazed at how much we used them!
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    I find the normal cardboard egg boxes with a lid work well, so long as you stop them jumping around.

    Mike[/QUOTE]
    A little duct tape around them makes them even more secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaer View Post
    I find the normal cardboard egg boxes with a lid work well, so long as you stop them jumping around.

    Mike
    A little duct tape around them makes them even more secure.[/QUOTE]

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    Having spent about 12 years as a biologist in Namibia and camping for about 3 months every year there are two things I was never without.
    1. A length of thin nylon rope with a sinker on the end. Use as a heaving line for hoisting up anything you want to hang over a branch, eg mozzie net, meat or even a shower.
    2. A rake with a screw on handle.

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    I have a HUGE nosecone so I always have a full size spade and rake. I hardly ever use a full groundsheet. I only have a small piece +- 2 x 1.5m that I put in front of the door with a small mat on top of it - as seen on pic. If the surface is reeeaaally bad, I will rake is a bit. I currently have a good balance between taking what I need and camping in style. If setting up camp takes more than 5 min, it starts to become work...

    Next time you camp, sit on your camping chair and look at the things around you. Do you really need them? If you do, is there not maybe a easier option? I remember my 1st few trips many years ago with my own road caravan....it was crazy......almost not worth doing a weekend trip.....
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    So with this wealth of knowledge.... Has any one been able to find out what "caming" is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfus View Post
    So with this wealth of knowledge.... Has any one been able to find out what "caming" is?
    Read the bottom of post 1 again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfus View Post
    So with this wealth of knowledge.... Has any one been able to find out what "caming" is?
    C A M I N G is like C A M P I N G, except with less Problems...which is what the thread is for
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