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Postby cokebottle » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:28 am

Thought I would jump on here & let everyone know a bit about me, I have already posted in the camping tips section after I found the thread about Lake Munmorah NP on the Central Coast of NSW.

I am 40 yrs old (young?) seperated about 15mths from my previous marriage of 15 yrs, my ex was not into camping, in fact was not into anything I was into :(

Now with a new woman for the past 15 mths, known her for about 14 yrs & used to go away with her & her ex to caravan parks etc, but never camping.

She is the most wonderful woman, she lets me be myself & takes an interest in my hopes & dreams, so you could say in the past 15 mths I have started living again :***

When I was single I did a lot of camping in the lower Blue Mountains at Glenbrook NP, also been to Katoomba & walked out to Mt Solitary (5 hrs each way)

Also camped at Lake Lyle near Lithgow last August with a few workmates - the first time I had gone away by myself for over 14 years with the blessing of my new partner, now with new woman in tow I am hoping to get around the country side camping a lot more :?#

I have stocked up on the camping stuff over the last few months in prep for a beachside camp at Lake Munmorah, can't wait!!!

I bought my 2 burner stove at Kmart, 2 extra sleeping bags, all on special(only had 3 bags before & taking 3 kids with us)

Shopped around & found a 4kg gas bottle at Bunnings was only $31 whereas a 3kg was about $35 :shock: go figure, Kmart had the 4kg for $35 & Big W was $36

I have been flitting around all the camp shops & Kmart/Big W/The Warehouse looking for bargains 8)

I have even trial packed the boot of the car to make sure it all fitted in!

Michael
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:20 pm

Hi Mike and welcome to the site. I was only joking about the avatar.


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Postby CCC » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:00 pm

Welcome again Michael.

Sounds like your getting a great collection of gear together :?#
All the best for your new adventure in life :armsup
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Postby Scolers » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:38 pm

G'day again ... hope your life manages to remain on 'plus' mode with your new love.

:?#

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Postby Golden_Daydreamer » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:46 am

Welcome to the site Michael.

I'm fairly new here too. You'll get lots of help here. Check out Derek's site also. Great info there on cooking with camp ovens. :grin:
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Postby Troyk » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:35 am

Welcome aboard Michael.

I like thw mexican theme of you avatar. :grin:
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Postby cokebottle » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:24 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Central Coast Campers wrote:Welcome again Michael.

Sounds like your getting a great collection of gear together :?#
All the best for your new adventure in life :armsup


I forgot to mention the 2 queen airbeds from Aldi for $25 each, everywhere else wanted $39 each, also got a 12v air bed pump from Aldi for $15, gee do I sound like a tight A**? :lol: :lol:

Well I have to watch my money, have to save it for the important things in life :beer :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby CCC » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:51 pm

hehe noooo you dont sound like a tight ass, you do have to make sure that camping is what you want to do before you go buying out the camping shops ::()

I'm still getting my crap together... I need beds and a gas stove and 1 or 2 gas lights... and another tarp and poles ... and an ice box ... and a shower tent thing .... maybe a little toilet thing .... a camper trailer would be nice too .... then we need a 4WD to carry it all .... :*** :*** :***

your making a good start :armsup
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Postby kazzakanary » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:01 am

Hi cokebottle!!
Welcome to the site!
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Postby waltzingmatilda » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:21 pm

Hi Michael, Welcome and happy Camping!! :+
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Postby mytribe » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:17 pm

welcome :hello:
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