Went out to Skippers Canyon one night with my brother in law and another mate a few years ago. Had hand held spotties and mounted. Rabbits and possums out of control. We removed a few but would've have needed a nuke to get them all. Absolute pests and at plague proportions.Kiwi= every possum is a great garment.
Legit pist in NZ.
We used to spotlight them as kids
When does a swag stop being a swag and become a tent?
I had a Candy Canvas [ Adelaide] swag years ago, super tough with a 40 ounce nylon/vinyl bottom, waterproof yes but I got wet every time I got out to get dressed, the only down side to swags. Great if I still had a truck or the old Ford Falcon ute
Love the pic, The Modern Oz Camping Family At Play.Ah yes i see what you mean. yeah any small sleepoing space is going to suck in inclement weather.
I tend to tuck swag next to vehicle awning if there's a "bit" of rain around, but if it's going to be constant rain then yep anything swag based is going to suck without some sort of extras.
We use an RV5 oztent with front room acting as a kitchen ... girls sleep in the RV5, myself and the boy have a queen super-swag each.
But man the setup is a pain in the arse and has me reaching for a caravan.
Love the pic, The Modern Oz Camping Family At Play.
the swags dont need a tarp or fly @Moondog55 , have had dirty dee and 23-0 bandits in horrible rain without a drop getting in.
The 23Z set me back $450 which i thought was pretty decent value for a super-swag/twag/swent (quality 75mm HD foam in it too, which is ironically the most expensive part these days). They're built pretty well (a lot of complex stitching), decent canvass and good design
btw re "traditional" swags, can't go past these handmade, australian made (with the only australian canvass maker still existing) beauties. Got one for each kid. I want one but apparnetly we have enough "camping shit" in the house ??!?
They cost more than the super-swags
Was tempted to buy a canvas swag for sleeping in the backyard during this covid lockdown. We have a Southern Cross Canvas tent made locally so looked at their swags....crikey, they are *very* expensive! Beautifully made though with Aust canvas. Couldn't justify though.
Have seen many an argument about that on FB. Semantics really but amusing how frothy some blokes get over it.
I call it whatever the manufacturer calls it. To my mind, if you can roll your mattress and doona up with it, it's a swag.
Comfortable versatile & fast setup sleeping aparatus takes too long to say after a few rums.
This is how I got hooked! Next thing you need a good tent, then a camper trailer, then a cheap van, then one with a shower - camping has been a part of my life ever since my father used to take me up into the Snowy Mountains with his mates a bloody long time ago. For mine, camping in the mountains, in whatever form, is an important part of living.
Great photos; envious! Will be down for a summer touch up in about 4 weeks. Cant wait!Lovely couple of days at the bend catching up with friends. Walked up kosi which was nice and took a dip at Spencer’s which was quite refreshing . Tomahawk for dinner as standard.
Wow! That's busy. Guess it's that time of the year. During winter they only permitted perhaps 25% occupancy on sites due to Covid. $6 per booking is $nudda but their thoughts on site fees were worrying to say the least. Their logic: "They charge $40 a night for an unpowered tent site in Jindy!" I explained that the parks in Jindy provide daily cleaned toilets and showers with hot water, prime lake frontage real estate close to restaurants/shops etc, water, night security - and they pay rates, staff wages, GST and income taxes - oh and they had to pay for the land!. Reaction from the 3 rangers was a classic "Did somebody mention KFC ?????"It’s only the booking fee. Not per day.
Everything was booked out a couple days ago. Including the backside of the mountain. Hence why we stayed at kossie park.
During winter I stayed at both ngarigo and diggings on various weekends. I booked early but they eventually booked out during august. Nearly always empty the weekends I was there. Either the numbers were super limited or people booked and no showed.During winter they only permitted perhaps
Yeah I had a booking which I’d put in back in October. Rangers were out and checking if you had a booking then attaching a ticket to your caravan tent etc with your booking number and rego details etc. In terms of busyness I’d say it was at about 80% comfortable capacity. The lower section was very busy with pretty much every site occupied. The upper section was quieter though and I’d say there was about 60% occupancy.Did you have to book for IB and was it busy?
So for NSW folks the Kosi NP and other camping grounds around the state will be more spacious due to the Vic's who have evacuated or can no longer visit NSW. Maybe I'll get to NSW in late July or early August if we're all vaccinated by then. Some friends got back from Thredbo yesterday so they have the 14 days of staying at home to serve out. They got the news about the border closing at 7pm on NYE but deemed it too risky to start start driving to beat the first deadline after a couple of drinks with dinner and with the Roos coming out to play.
we were just in Dubbo the last few days. As soon as the Vic border announcement was made the place emptied by around 50%So for NSW folks the Kosi NP and other camping grounds around the state will be more spacious due to the Vic's who have evacuated or can no longer visit NSW.
If it had been me and my family facing two weeks stuck at home during the school holidays, we'd have packed up pronto and found somewhere to have a sleep across the border then drive home the next day. But everybody needed to make their own choice. The notice was short. It's the people who drive for 15 hours straight to scramble from QLD back to Vic who were at high risk of a fatigue-related accident.Bro - they only had to drive for about 40 minutes to cross the Murray at Tom Groggin.. Lots of ways through the scrub back into civilisation that way.
At the Eden Caravan Park the owner has said 95% of their customers were Vic's. From 3 30pm on Thursday, it was a mad rush of packing and leaving. Same thing happened last year with the fires. So if you are in NSW and want a quiet park stay in Eden that helps a business doing it tough...we were just in Dubbo the last few days. As soon as the Vic border announcement was made the place emptied by around 50%
Returned to post.It may be a rumour(but isn't), but nsw police save special postings like snow season for the newbies that annoy their lac.
We get the cops that even the cops don't want around.
Pursuit cars are different. They operate out of queanbeyan.
They're pretty cool and fair.
If she gets to return to her original posting after this deployment, then they like her. If they move her to another lac after this posting, then her initial lac used the special posting to get her out of their hair.
It's not nice, or right, or an honest upfront way you would expect law enforcement to treat their own, but it's what they do.
There is generally no sinister motive, it's just no one wants to be the bad guy and have the hard chat with them, so they move them on surreptitiously.
I don't even know what surreptitiously means so i'm just gonna use it and hope like hell it's right. Like titanal.
The hard chat isn't even that hard. It's basically, life isn't black and white. It's an infinite number of shades of grey. Stop rocking the boat with your black and white bs.
Not saying this is your relatives case, but it might be.