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    I've been there alone, but drove like a granny because I didn't want to get stuck. Was not enjoyable as a result and thus not worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alxrow001 View Post
    been there, done that, ended up digging for about 2 hours.... Not funny
    It was your first experience there that put me off going at it on my own, which is what I would normally do. So Rowan I guess I should really thank you for going there on your own and getting stuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alxrow001 View Post
    been there, done that, ended up digging for about 2 hours.... Not funny
    Been there a few times now already +- 12 or so times then decided I am starting to know the area now and that i can venture out on my own. That was the day I got stuck lol
    mate of mine and i dug and tried to get out for about 45min in blistering heat.
    Luckily I could get hold of DCR and Bernard and they came to the rescue.

    I will now not attempt the back areas alone again. Will stay on the main sections if I ever do go out alone.
    I try not to go out on my own but not always possible.
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    Stuck is one thing, but if something goes wrong on your own the end result will not be good
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbez1 View Post
    As a relative newby, can I ask that someone like XJJ or other FAC members maybe post a list of things advisable to bring (like puff adder / HL jacks/ what have you), things to do or not do.
    I took this from one of my other posts because I'm lazy today

    Firstly, when you or your group drive in the dunes, never approach another vehicle or group where there isn't a constant line of sight. In other words, don't follow them over a dune or even drive in their general direction then take a new line over. Another vehicle might be coming up that line. Rather go wide around the dune until they can see you on a flat part. Then approach if you really have to. Approaching any group that you do not have comm's with & can't see is very risky because you don't know their intentions.

    Having said this, rather stay away completely & drive off in a different direction. You don't know their mind set, driving ability, level of bravado or experience. So let them carry on. As a general rule of thumb, the more shiny & expensive the vehicle, the more it will ruin your day.

    The same applies to any groups of people like sand-boarders. They were there first so let them have their space. It's the same with film crews.

    If you drive over a dune not knowing what is on the other side, then you must accept that there is an element of risk. It's as much the fault of the other guy who is coming up the other side, because he didn't first check your side either. It doesn't matter whether you are driving up forwards, backwards or sideways. It isn't a suburban road network, it's a playground, so it can be dangerous.

    Best practice is to park one vehicle at the top of each dune you want to play on, just listen for engine sounds before he drives up first to park, or walk up first like you do on trails.

    Another reason why I say all this is offroad etiquette. The dunes are 16 square kilos, so there is enough space available to play without treading on toes. When we get to a destination where others that we don't know are playing, then we move along & come back there later.

    Stragglers - we often experience vehicles that try to join our group. We only allow them to do so after we have stopped, checked out their attitude & give them a radio to use. No radio, no play. Radios are critical.
    The absolute worst is when a vehicle try's to observe what we are doing, or follow, from an unsafe distance because they are unpredictable, & pop up in places that they didn't realize were part of an obstacle route that we are about to drive.

    If one of your group wants to break away from the group, then he must break away completely - distance wise. Otherwise he becomes a threat to the group from a safety point of view.

    The bottom line is, if you tickle the lions nuts often enough, then sooner or later he is going to turn around & bite.

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    Just finding the exit is a challenge if you're newish and don't have a GPS. Seen some okes in a dwaal and increasing panic trying to escape the dunes as light fades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Just finding the exit is a challenge if you're newish and don't have a GPS. Seen some okes in a dwaal and increasing panic trying to escape the dunes as light fades.
    Try leaving and get caught by a sudden lack of sunlight due to nature doing it's thing. You might as well be stuck in the middle of the Namib
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Just finding the exit is a challenge if you're newish and don't have a GPS. Seen some okes in a dwaal and increasing panic trying to escape the dunes as light fades.
    I cannot remember if I found the link for the GPS points on the "old" AD thread or the FAC website.
    It may be a good idea to post again if someone has it, it saved my @ss the first time :-)
    Normally I go to the dunes in the week when the only other guys there are the sand boarders.
    It was a great help to have a few points as a reference when I got lost on the wrong side of a dune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Just finding the exit is a challenge if you're newish and don't have a GPS. Seen some okes in a dwaal and increasing panic trying to escape the dunes as light fades.
    In 2004 or 2005 i think, GPS was just coming out, so i didnt have that technology.
    I always put a a small wooden pole that lay around at the exit of the dunes.
    But in the olden days, i think it was Bongani ( Morne )who left early and moved my exit pole about 500m further down in the dwang. Took me quite some time to get out.
    Now its a freeway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCD View Post
    I cannot remember if I found the link for the GPS points on the "old" AD thread or the FAC website.
    It may be a good idea to post again if someone has it, it saved my @ss the first time :-)
    Normally I go to the dunes in the week when the only other guys there are the sand boarders.
    It was a great help to have a few points as a reference when I got lost on the wrong side of a dune.
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    Some of those dunes have moved around a bit. Obviously the gates are the same. If I can have a sticky I will update them as I go, over a period of time.

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    Why can't they just put a permanent sign / marker at the exit ,as it seems that finding the exit without a gps is a common problem ?

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    Long time ago we had Herman down here in the Datsun. Well everyone followed me and this chap in the camper went down after me and couldn't get out
    Herman and Beans did a double recovery, we heard screams after the snatch, there was a woman in the toilet in the camper.
    Never seen them again
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARDBODY View Post
    Why can't they just put a permanent sign / marker at the exit ,as it seems that finding the exit without a gps is a common problem ?
    Thats part of the fun .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    In 2004 or 2005 i think, GPS was just coming out, so i didnt have that technology.
    I always put a a small wooden pole that lay around at the exit of the dunes.
    But in the olden days, i think it was Bongani ( Morne )who left early and moved my exit pole about 500m further down in the dwang. Took me quite some time to get out.
    Now its a freeway.
    Ian that is due to your age. I remember Morne moving piece of wood I think (that is my age) I promise I did not laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HARDBODY View Post
    Why can't they just put a permanent sign / marker at the exit ,as it seems that finding the exit without a gps is a common problem ?
    How high do you want that sign to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    Thats part of the fun .

    Luckily i know the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    How high do you want that sign to be?
    Doesn't need to be that high .Currently one can drive past it without even knowing where it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    we heard screams after the snatch, there was a woman in the toilet in the camper.
    Hahahahahahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARDBODY View Post

    Luckily i know the way.
    One of the funniest things that happened to us was when fog came in & there was zero visibility. We had to find our way out via GPS. But when we got there we'd had so much fun that 3 of us decided to rather see if possible to drive all the way back in to gate 2 in the fog. It was a challenge but we found it.

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