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To camp or not to camp?

Postby jollyroger » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:31 pm

We are finally off this long weekend (Adel Cup) to Berri. The CT is packed - just hanging out for Friday.

A friends partner called just now and said she is pulling out do the weather. It will be too hot. ::() "She does not sweat nicely"
OK the temps will be a tad warm - Fri 40 :shock: , Sat 40 :shock: Sun 39 :cheers

Is that too hot to go camping next to the Murray River and near a swimming pool watching B.A.D. Boat races?
Personally I think it will be OK. ::)

What is your cut off or do you have one?
Too hot?
Too cold?
too wet is a no brainer...

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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:10 pm

Go for it I reckon. Just find a nice shady spot but not under a red gum. The high heat can cause the limbs to explode and fall.
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:11 pm

Camping on the Murray !!!! I`d still go.I think your friend might be one of those woosy camper types JR. :lol:
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby jollyroger » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:17 pm

The River Red Gums is always a good tip to remember. If I can find it I will post a video I have filming the kids in the water when a branch went on a Red Gum in the dead still of day. No wind and it was a healthy looking tree too!
The tree was a good 100m away but the noise was incredibly loud.

My opinion is MUST GO CAMPING no matter what!
:+

There will be 8 kids all up and I bet they won't notice he heat unless they get a little sunburnt.
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:25 pm

Slip..slop..slapp JR.
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby jollyroger » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:29 pm

The kids now days tell us off if we don't put the cream on them before we go out. I am always yelling at the kids to hurry up. They politely reply that they are putting on sunscreen. Doh!

It's a whole new generation of sun smart kids! I could learn a few things from them
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:10 pm

Go for it. You've got shade and water, what more does a camper need :beer
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:00 am

Having not been camping on the Murray for about 20 years, I'd give my eye teeth to do it and wouldn't give two hoots about the heat. I have some truly magical memories of my "younger" camping days on the Murray. Head off and enjoy and have a beer for me at sunset!
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Komodo » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:31 am

Mmmm Murry river redgum...
Love that stuff!
To think I used to split it for firewood and now I want to have furniture made from it (shame its so unstable and brittle)

Personally I dont like camping in the heat.
But if you dont mind the heat then why they hell not!
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:02 am

Go.... GO......GO!

Just remember to keep up the fluids :beer

Don't want to de-hydrate ;) :cheers :mrgreen:
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:15 pm

jollyroger wrote:
What is your cut off or do you have one?
Too hot?
Too cold?
too wet is a no brainer...

:grin:


Well I don't have one unless it is the floods are too deep to cross...maybe!!

I reckon a committment is a committment and short of natural disaster or a seriously debilitating illness, one still should go camping.
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby jollyroger » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:22 pm

The heat does not bother me the slightest.

I have camped at Cobdogla on the Murray and it was 42 for the three days we were there. With the right people around you shouldn't notice the heat.
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Re: To camp or not to camp?

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:30 pm

jollyroger wrote:The heat does not bother me the slightest.

I have camped at Cobdogla on the Murray and it was 42 for the three days we were there. With the right people around you shouldn't notice the heat.


Camped at Yallakool a couple of years ago and it was 45 degrees in the annex, pretty warm but we survived.

Used to go for a drive about 2:30 in the A/C car every day to cool down a bit, go into town for an icecream.
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