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    Hi,

    Sure you all have a few great tricks up your sleeve, which make your life easier and just if a gadget, some trick which may seem simple, can be very helpful to all, would be lekker to see.

    Here is a simple one I have done, to secure my flat bottom pot into one of the square tall wolf packs. I didn't want it slip sliding around and eventually damaging the box or the rest of the contents of the wolf pack.

    Here are some pics, quick and simple to do:
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    I had 5 Hella plugs fitted to my trailer and got 5 x Lumeno strips with 500mm or 1000mm leads with hella male and magnet strips on the rear, works very well, and can move my light around where I need it or want it. Can shine down for low light as well as sideways if required for a brighter light, just use a magnet strip as long as the light, else it may not be strong enough to hold the led on. Works a treat, here are some pics:
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    Default short electrical plug

    Saw this while in Kgalagadi and thought it is very useful, a short 1 to 2 extension that can be placed in the electrical box at camp sites, handy to power a fridge in the car and the trailer or caravan. Also when you find somebody else using your power point......grrrrr
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    Put your cooking oil in one or two spray bottles.

    One: you use just the right amount of oil when making breakfast.

    Two: chances of leaking while driving rough roads is much less.

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    Always take some jiffy bags.

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    After many miles on the road overlanding, I can never quite understand our obsession with ablution blocks and showers. A face cloth, a cup of hot water, and you can get clean in the most filthy conditions. It's the standard desert bath. Try it. It works. And you can brush your teeth with half a cup of water. Did I forget to add that after you've done all of that, there is nothing more important to start the day in the bush than a cup of good coffee (or tea, if that's your preference).

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    Wipe your plates with paper towels before you wash them. The you need very little water in washing dishes.
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    Tony , does the tea/coffee not taste strange using the toothpaste water ?
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Tony , does the tea/coffee not taste strange using the toothpaste water ?
    It's got a nice minty coffee taste

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    Always take a roll of heavy foil with - good to use to cook vegetables in the coals, as well as to make a 'packet' for left over steak to eat the next day for breakfast.

    Take a normal clawhammer with, easy to hit in tentpegs as well as pull them out.

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    Have a 12v energy saver light, with long cable and croc clips. With small 12v gate motor battery. I normally camp where there's electricity, but this thing is my braai light(just) throw it over an overhanging branch, bulb removed obviously) It is also there for any other thing I need light for. Swambo and kids can even take it to ablutions of the power is off.
    This thing have been hanging in rain and wind, and still works 100%.
    Light with cable, switch and clips was R46, battery R95
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    I guess everyone already packs his hard booze in those 500ml dip bottles??

    2 "squirts" make a reasonable double.

    You can pack 2 x 750ml into 3 dip bottles - small, no glass, and no empty bottle.

    I sommer mark them with masking tape every time - "Richelieu" or "Gin" , "Bells", etc etc
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    Hi
    I made myself a 12v power pack that I can carry around the campsite. Use is to pump up the matrasses. Vacuum the tent, light at the braai at night and to charge the cell phones.
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    Petri,mark the one Hennessy VSOP rather. Adds class to the campsite
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    No man - you cant mix that with Coke - Yak

    The best candy is a Coke with Brandy
    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidvan View Post
    I had 5 Hella plugs fitted to my trailer and got 5 x Lumeno strips with 500mm or 1000mm leads with hella male and magnet strips on the rear, works very well, and can move my light around where I need it or want it. Can shine down for low light as well as sideways if required for a brighter light, just use a magnet strip as long as the light, else it may not be strong enough to hold the led on. Works a treat, here are some pics:

    You bought the Lumeno strips complete as is with magnetic strip and lead, or did you make them up yourself? If bought as is, from where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loehis View Post
    You bought the Lumeno strips complete as is with magnetic strip and lead, or did you make them up yourself? If bought as is, from where?
    Hi,

    I made these up, bought some magnet strip from a stationary store and used some glue to stic to the unit. Then added the hella plugs and join and some of the black wrap, which I got from frontrunner.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    I guess everyone already packs his hard booze in those 500ml dip bottles??

    2 "squirts" make a reasonable double.

    You can pack 2 x 750ml into 3 dip bottles - small, no glass, and no empty bottle.

    I sommer mark them with masking tape every time - "Richelieu" or "Gin" , "Bells", etc etc

    Took some Brandy on a school camp in STD8 in those hairspray "pump" bottles. Forgot that the pipe leading into the bottel was still full of hairspray / gell.
    Took it out and to be "cool" sprayed two or three sprays directly into my mouth. And yip it was pure hairspray!!!!!

    I guess it served me right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Tony , does the tea/coffee not taste strange using the toothpaste water ?
    Hehe.
    Another camp trick of mine is I carry several fairly thick dowels and lots of S hooks (most hardware stores sell them). We stick the dowels across two tree branches, secured with cable ties, and hang whatever needs hanging on the S hooks slung over the dowels - dish clothes, cloth bags with our cutlery in them, coffee mugs, braai grids, lamps, torches, anything you want to keep off the ground and out of the dirt. Makes the camp nice and tidy. If there are no trees about, I cable tie the dowel to my roof rack struts.

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    Sorry - what is a dowel??
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    (double post - as above)
    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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