Category: camping

How to eat well while you’re camping

I’m getting to the point in planning the trip where I’m starting to think about food. For those of you who missed it, last time we were at the farm I started practicing cooking with the camp oven. Shall we say, my first efforts wouldn’t get me on a reality television cooking show!

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Oh my Darling, oh my Darling, …

Finally, we’ve set up camp on the Darling River in Kinchega National Park. There’s not another soul around and I can hear the river calling me for a swim. Menindee Lake is behind us, and in an hour or so the sun will go down and it will be time to photograph one of those …

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First night camping

We’re back on the Macquarie, camped a few kilometres outside Warren. It must be the Macquarie because there’s water in it, though not nearly as much as there was only recently. The banks are still muddy up to a metre and a half above the current water level. And it’s lined with gum trees, and …

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Back to the Cape

Doc and I are planning another trip to Cape York next year. I’m trying to get him to extend it to 6 months travelling across the top of Australia – through Central Queensland, the Gulf Country, the red Centre, Kimberley, down the Canning, and back via Lake Eyre. Can we do all that in 6 …

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If you don’t like camping, you’re not doing it right

Poor Tanveer Ahmed. Fancy having to listen to the sounds of rain on the roof while you’re wrapped up snug in your sleeping bag, or hear the kookaburras laughingly greet the day uninterrupted by the sounds of traffic thundering past your bedroom window. Sorry, but I really can’t raise any sympathy. It seems to me …

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You don’t need to be a 4WD expert to enjoy a good travel experience.

Doc and I are planning our next trip away. Now when I say “planning”, I mean we’re at the stage of deciding where we want to go. The only thing we know for sure is that it will be a 4WD trip somewhere in Australia. I’m happy to go anywhere. But before we become grey …

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