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  • The main reason I would not consider a swag is because of the size, they just take up too much valuable space. I get the Aussie tradition but practicality takes precedent. I just don't have the space.

    A tarp, an air mattress & sleeping bag makes more to me if you want to sleep looking at the stars.

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    • Originally posted by Crim View Post
      The main reason I would not consider a swag is because of the size, they just take up too much valuable space. I get the Aussie tradition but practicality takes precedent. I just don't have the space.

      A tarp, an air mattress & sleeping bag makes more to me if you want to sleep looking at the stars.
      Of course, it depends on your situation.

      I for one love them because of the fucking mosquitos!

      I've been woken to the sound of them.
      Open my eyes and shine a torch and there were about 10 of them on the outside of the mesh.

      Meanwhile, I get to sleep without long clothes or completely covered up.

      There's no perfect solution. I've got swags, tent, camper trailer and can't find a way to get rid of any of them

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      • I nearly completed the Munja track. Covered 70 ms a day mainly due to waiting for the 4 x 4's as it was rocky and a bit rough. Camped at Turkey Creek and Bachsten River Camp, this place is amazing on its own with toilets, hot showers, swimming hole 200 metres walk as well as the Honeycomb caves and Bachsten Gorge within 2kms of camp.








        10 Kms from the Walcott Inlet things went pear shaped.
        Caught a rut in the track at about 40-50km/h and got body slammed onto the rocky centre of the track. Took a while to get my breath and get up. Felt like broken ribs. The support crew arrived 25 minutes later. Loaded the bike on a trailer and drove to the camp site. Every bump was like a steel pole being driven through my chest. Started passing blood and moving was difficult with shallow breathing to boot. Called the emergency services and got choppered out next morning. Torn ligaments near sternum and contusions on the lungs. Pee changed back to normal. Spent a week in Broome convalescing and waiting for the mob to return with stories of 90cm Barra. Spent 5.5 days out there and saw a lot. Also got a helicopter ride over some inaccessible countryside.



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        Hope the pics work. Let me know.
        They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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        • They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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          • We go camping on a frequent basis.

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            • Some video of the ride the pictures above are from.

              Let me know if it works.

              They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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              • Road looks a bit rough but not too bad for a 4WD.

                Did the vehicles have any issue there?

                Video is great, worth the effort you reckon?

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                • The 4 x 4's were averaging 15 kmh and we were not in a rush so it was three days of five hours driving. They were all experienced drivers and no issues apart from a split power steering hose and one chunked tyre. The video flatters the terrain and it was worse than it looked. The general consensus is allow three days for the 220km.
                  I would do it again tomorrow. It is amazing country and no tourists. We saw two other vehicles and the caretakers at Bachsten Creek Camp, which is a jewel and worth the trip on its own. There were numerous Barra caught at the inlet.
                  There is talk of going again next year earlier in the season if there is some rain this wet.
                  They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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                  • Thanks for the feedback, agree that camera image does not do justice to steep inclines, had to turn back on a track on the Namibia/Angola border on the Kunene river many years ago because of steep terrain & solo travel in a Hilux but it looked benign in a camera image.

                    Saw Mitchell Falls in 1991, awesome place, there was two other 4WD's at the campsite at that time, might be different these days.

                    This Munja track is definitely a place I would love to see/experience.

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