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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Vorster View Post
    It's a real gem you guys have down there. Look after it.

    One day when I'm in that area again, I come show you how its done in a diesel Patrol.(not)

    In the meantime I'll practice on the only white sand around here...

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    The gas rule has actually been around for a while. This year we are not allowed to make use of gas in the dunes for the cooking at Atlantis Fun Day and have made other arrangements, but there will still be hot/warm food

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroad4x4sa View Post
    The gas rule has actually been around for a while. This year we are not allowed to make use of gas in the dunes for the cooking at Atlantis Fun Day and have made other arrangements, but there will still be hot/warm food
    Adrian, are they going to make use of the latest technology from the sun.
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    No we have come up with a way to cook outside and cart the food in. A bit of a pain but it will work

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    I must say, that once you allow gasbraais, The Dunes will become a picknic spot, then you must have dustbins for all the beer bottles and chip packets and chop bones. Some people do not use dustbins. Some people bring along there ghetto blasters and rap music. Some people do not take out what they brought in. Then people go to The Dunes to have picknics and not to do 4x4 stuff.

    Then it is downhill from there and The Dunes goes to hell.

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    At AD all the dustbins were removed by management & it's worked so far. The problem were the vagrants that emptied the bins out. Now people take out what they took in, or at least they supposed to.

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    I suggest you read this. I reckon we need to realise that it is a precious and pristine area and we are privileged to use it.
    The 4WDCSA have been doing the Atlantis Fun Day for 10 years: the ban on open fires and gas have been part of our permit for all of the ten years.

    https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Envir...ES_RBishop.pdf
    I have taken this out of the second link's document:
    The Atlantis Water Resource
    Management Scheme (AWRMS) has
    successfully recharged and recycled
    water for almost three decades. It is
    estimated that on average,
    approximately 7500 m3 /d of storm
    water and wastewater is currently
    recharged up-gradient of the wellfield,
    thereby augmenting the water supply
    by more than 2.7x106 m3 /a
    (i.e. approximately 25 - 30% of
    Atlantis’ groundwater supply is
    augmented through artificial
    recharge). Some 4000 m3 /d higher
    salinity industrial wastewater is
    treated and discharged into the
    coastal basins downgradient of the
    wellfield close to the ocean.
    http://www.artificialrecharge.co.za/...uced%20dpi.pdf

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    A Thought: Is their issue with Gas cooking not the gas / heatbut the oil that always accompanies it?
    What will some people do with the oil after the cooking, tapit off into a bottle they brought with? Nope, they will dig a hole and pour it intothe sand and therefore the aquifer…
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    Their issue is with the flame of the gas burner. That small amount of oil wouldn't even constitute a spill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel View Post
    A Thought: Is their issue with Gas cooking not the gas / heatbut the oil that always accompanies it?
    What will some people do with the oil after the cooking, tapit off into a bottle they brought with? Nope, they will dig a hole and pour it intothe sand and therefore the aquifer…
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    One drop of water in a can/drum of oil won't matter but one drop of oil in water it is deemed as contaminated. That is why such strict rules apply to landfills as well and why there is so much preparation done. Guess the same applies here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwagener View Post
    One drop of water in can/drum of oil won't matter but one drop of oil in water it is deemed as contaminated. That is why such strict rules apply to landfills as well and why there is so much preparation done. Guess the same applies here?
    Nope. In order for them to prove that oil is a threat they'd need to do an impact assessment, which they haven't done & it's doesn't look like they are going to so.

    They haven't yet commented on their actual reason but I suspect it will be related to the flame from the gas burner.

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    We don't see this but there is a big problem with hunting more to the back of the dunes. There are people who use the area to hunt with dogs.

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    Years ago every second brandy drinker got a 4x4 with big tires and lots of aerials and stickers thinking that AD was their personal playground to do as they please, not worrying about nature or people coming in after him. Naturally that would lead to idiot-proofing a very sensitive piece of nature. Keep it that way and more responsible people can enjoy a beautiful area.
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    Guys I read this post with great interest. I love playing in the sand, but up here in Gauteng we don't have that luxury like you guys have down there. Look after AD and abide by the rules and enjoy it. I will be down there soon to try it out.
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