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Roothy's 10 Meals For $10 - Part 10

This is a basic damper that's quick to make and very tasty. It'll make a meal on its own or you can chop and change it to suit almost anything. All you need to add is some fire… INGREDIENTS: • Self raising fl our (normal fl our will do) • Sugar • Salt • Milk • Beer (optional – water can be used instead) • Butter • Golden Syrup Add a couple of cups of fl our to a mixing bowl, spoon it into a pile with a crater in the middle while you're adding a couple of teaspoons of sugar and a decent shake of salt.

Published: 2012-08-15

23,000 Recall on Great Wall and Chery

23,000 Great Wall and Chery vehicles have been recalled after asbestos was found in the engine and exhaust gaskets. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is looking into the matter and says; "The asbestos is bound into gaskets in the engine and exhaust system and does not present any risk to consumers during use of the vehicle. However, consumers should not perform do-it-yourself maintenance that might disturb these gaskets."

Published: 2012-08-15

Savannah Delights

Kingfisher Camp is the gateway to the Western Gulf Savannah and is part of Bowthorn Station, which is a working cattle property of over half a million acres extending to the Northern Territory border. Situated on a 5km waterhole on the Nicholson River, Kingfisher Camp was established in 1994. The Savannah Way Alternate Route is a large dirt road, which turns into a small dirt track as you peel off the main road and follow the signs to Kingfisher Camp. The landscape is dry and fl at with a few hills in the distance and is dotted with small trees and ant hills.

Published: 2012-08-15

Well Lit

We all use camping lights when travelling, but if it's dark when setting up camp, we always find ourselves stumbling around trying to find them. This is where fitting lights to your camper permanently is a preferred option, so that when needed all you have to do is flick a switch for instant light. Imagine this all too familiar scene: it's about 10 o'clock at night and you have just finished an eight-hour drive. You get out of the truck to set up camp, and walking around the camper there's a splash as your foot lands in a huge mud puddle.

Published: 2012-08-15

Keeping Secrets

When travelling west along Highway One towards the Western Australian border, any uncooked fruit and vegetables have to be surrendered to the border quarantine check point before entering WA. This was a good excuse for us to point the GU north just 3km short of the border and enter the Keep River National Park. We didn't know a lot about Keep River National Park or what was on offer within its boundaries, so we were going in with our eyes wide open.

Published: 2012-08-15

Beyond Glasshouse

A trip to the Glasshouse Mountains with the 4WD and camper trailer – fantastic idea! We had been discussing possible destinations for a Brisbane getaway, and having driven around the area previously, had fond memories of the stunning scenery and charming mountain townships. The only question was where to camp? Some research on the area showed that Conondale National Park is less than half an hour drive west from the town of Maleny. It has bush camping sites with designated fireplaces and large areas suitable for camper trailers.

Published: 2012-08-15

Add Water To Season

Buying a new tent to make your camping trips more enjoyable is great fun. Once you get your new tent home, unpack it and go about seasoning it. Now why on earth would you need to 'season' or 'weather' a new tent? It's new and it will get seasoned as you camp in it, right? True, but if you leave it to the weather to do your seasoning for you, you're likely to get a tad wet. Your new tent has been pricked, punctured and penetrated with a needle more times than a pincushion. Sewing these materials together can't be avoided.

Published: 2012-08-15

Great Australian Bites

Although statistics are on our side, the fear of Australia's dangerous animals is a considerable one for a lot of us. If not a fear of personal harm, we are apprehensive for our kids or family. We were recently speaking to a couple who upgraded from a swag to a camper trailer after a very close encounter with a snake as they crawled out of bed. Another couple, who are preparing for a year-long sojourn around Oz admitted to us that one of their biggest fears is having their young child (less than a year old) unwittingly come across a dangerous snake or spider.

Published: 2012-08-14

Meet Roothy in Gympie

Meet Roothy this week and save 20% off the fantastic new Roo 4x4 rooftop tents, LED lightbars, roofracks, awnings, bullbars, winches and more! Gladstone - Tuesday 14th August Rockhampton - Thursday 16th August Gympie - Tuesday 21st August

Published: 2012-08-14

It's A Gas!

Well it's time for that 4WD trip away into the wilderness where fast food outlets are few and far between. Without a McDonald's restaurant to retreat to at the end of the day, you're probably going to set up camp somewhere and prepare your own fantastic meal. You're probably going to be using one of the cleanest, environmentally friendly, efficient and portable forms of energy, Liquefied Petroleum Gas otherwise known as LPG.

Published: 2012-08-13