Article Title:Goin' Bush Part 2: Royal advice
Category:True Stories
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:19th December 2011 - 04:50 pm
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Story ID:11227
Text:  Iria and Lynnette While preparing for Vinegar Hill, writer Jacqui Stanford went to the top for advice. Here's what the Queen Lynette Knox and her partner Iria Pene recommend bringing along for the campest camping trip in the nation! everything the beginner camper needs is in The Warehouse! a gas cooker – the portable one that comes in a hard plastic carry bag and gas cans (these are fab for the novice camper, are reasonably cheap and can be used to cook and and boil water for...instant noodles, cups of tea, soup and all the other things that you only need hot water to cook with!). These are around the $35-$40 range and gas cans you can usually get for $3 each or $10 for 4 from The Warehouse – you can get gas cookers there as well. something to boil water in – small pot from the flat will do and if it can double as something to cook the noodles in as well then all the better! blankets or a good (as in warm) sleeping bag AND a pillow something to sleep in that will keep you dry if it rains i.e. a tent or a car or someone who has a tent or a car! WATER – lots of water that you can drink cold or use to boil for a cuppa or cook your noodles with one set of warm clothing, a rain coat that will keep you dry, shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm, a beanie to keep warm at night a good TORCH or LANTERN spare batteries for the good torch or lantern a good chilly bin and ice Food – snacks are good i.e. nuts, dried fruit. If you are only staying a day or overnight milk and cereal but if you are staying longer find someone who is able to keep your food chilled togs and a towel, sunglasses, sunhat and sunblock toiletries blow-up mattress that you can sleep on and also doubles as a raft for the river and someone warm to snuggle up to at night! Of course this all depends on how long you’re staying but if someone had given Lynette and I this advice when we first went 12 years ago we would have been a lot more prepared. At the end of the day if all else fails there will always be someone who will look after you and make sure you’re ok! That’s what the Vinegar Hill community is all about.     Jacqui Stanford - 19th December 2011
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