Michael (Mickandlyn) wrote: Jim,
I am down as going, but nothing in my inbox?
Sorry for not replying, I running a local trip next weekend and I been flat-out setting it up. This retired bit is full time work with overtime with no pay. (but it's fun)
Roger is still a worker, so he is driving flat out for two days from Melbourne to meet me at Farina, he will be late in on the sunday June 12th.
There are free hot sowers at Farina and it only cost $5.00 each a night you camp there.
Have you meet Talc Alf down on the Strzelecki track? I must drop in on him, if you can meet me on the Saturday we both can drop in to see him.
We plain to start out for the Simpson Desert from Farina on Monday 13th. (If there any thing that you want to see on the trip let me know so we can see them.
Oodnadatta will be the last place we can get fuel till Birdsville and that is 726km (+20% for sand driving,= to about 900km) if we do any side trips or have to snatch each other we will more fuel. (it is always better to have more than you need) and I like small side trips.
I'm on the 737 network my call is "737-0408" and if any of your friends want to send you a message they can from the 737 network web site.
I cannot remember if my mobile work in Farina camping area, Randall thinks it did last time we were there. you should find where we are camping area is easy there are lots of posts.
We can use UHF CB ch 10 to find each other, if I know about what day and time you think you be there I will keep a CB on.
(don't bust your gut trying to stay on time it's a long way for you and things happen, you can text me if your late)
What gear do you have for the sand dune country, you must have a tire repair kit and two spare tires, have you played in the sand dune country before?
How do you camp I use a swag, a lot of placers in the Simpson Desert you can not get wood, I have a carry rack that I can pick some up as we go 4x4, if you got a way to carry some it helps.
I just had a look at you on 4wdtrip website and there no photo of your 4x4, I just had a look and I don't have a clear photo of my Hilux it is one and only and easy to find, while I'm running camp trip next week, I take a photo of it setup and post it on this site so you know what to find.
My mobile phone no is 04-9729-1927 and home no is 03-9754-4862, my home email is email@example.com
I run a Ham-radio club and I have all the trip info up on the site www.vk3kid.org I will have live tracking link on the club web, from the link you will be able to see where we are at any time.
15 Jan 2016