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Choosing a good camp site

When you first arrive at the camp ground, take a good look around. Check for safety hazards like traffic, waterways & natural water courses; the last thing you need is all your camping gear floating off downstream in a flash flood or run over by vehicles as a result of setting up camp in the wrong spot.  Dry creek beds & river beds are not the safest areas to pitch a tent; if in the event of rain or if the creek is tidal, you may be caught by surprise....

Be Croc wise…

Many beaches, rivers & billabongs in the northern parts of Australia are inhabited by Crocodiles & although accessible waterways are generally signposted, always obey WARNING SIGNS. If you do not see a safe swimming sign, you should not take the risk of entering the water & avoid the water’s edge wherever possible. Just because you can’t see any Crocs, it doesn’t mean they’re not there – these stealthy creatures wait patiently in the water for hours, watching & waiting for their next meal to come by. If you are in...

Setting up camp

Okay, now that you have found the perfect spot it is time to set up camp. If you do not have a rake or broom amongst your camping gear, you can sweep the area with some twigs or small branches, making sure there are no sharp objects or twigs that could potentially pierce your ground sheet or air mattress. When camping with young children, your campsite layout will play a major role in camp safety; don’t just rush in setting up tents left, right and center. Be aware of walkways,...

Leave no trace – dispose of your waste! Always be considerate of our environment, wildlife and other campers by taking your rubbish with you.  DO NOT BURN ANY RUBBISH – paper, aluminium, cardboard & plastic wrappers may not burn completely and can release dangerous contaminants into the air & soil. Food scraps do not completely burn either and attract wildlife to the area which poses major problems not just for the campers but the wildlife as well.  Often campers are attacked and tents raided by wildlife, due to rubbish & food...

Camp Cooking Essentials

If gourmet dining is more your thing & camp food doesn’t really excite, then you will be pleased to know, cooking outdoors isn’t all about Baked Beans, sausages & spuds cooked in coals…. it’s all in the preparation. Whether you are using a barbecue grill & hot plate or camp oven & tinfoil over an open fire, packing a few key ingredients & essentials will go a long way to making your next alfresco experience a lot more enjoyable! Cooking equipment Stove, camp or Dutch oven, portable barbeque, cooking plate...