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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2009, 08:34:28 am »
If you have your wife with you things are way differnt broe

you obviously don't know my wife... ;)

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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2009, 08:58:04 am »
I do not think anywhere is safe

As a rule, if we HAVE TO do it - We wait until dusk when our intentions are not obvious, try to keep as quiet as possible and not advertise our presence - eg making a fire

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I like to camp next to the road, but usually I just ask a farmer if I can camp and they have no problem. If there is nothing I pull a couple of hundred metres off the road and out of sight. Obviously there is no chance of that at verneukpan, but then again those places are normally empty. Even in Nam, just move some distance from the main road. No big deal.

oh and, "Pissies will never be heroes" ;D

I had to at the first farm gate after Verneukpan.  I got a flat wheel just before sunset.  After fitting spare tube moved away from the road so I would not be easily seen.  No one came past that I was aware of.
 

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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2009, 10:51:53 am »
I do not think anywhere is safe

As a rule, if we HAVE TO do it - We wait until dusk when our intentions are not obvious, try to keep as quiet as possible and not advertise our presence - eg making a fire

+1

I like to camp next to the road, but usually I just ask a farmer if I can camp and they have no problem. If there is nothing I pull a couple of hundred metres off the road and out of sight. Obviously there is no chance of that at verneukpan, but then again those places are normally empty. Even in Nam, just move some distance from the main road. No big deal.

oh and, "Pissies will never be heroes" ;D

I had to at the first farm gate after Verneukpan.  I got a flat wheel just before sunset.  After fitting spare tube moved away from the road so I would not be easily seen.  No one came past that I was aware of.

Looks like you picked the roughest, stoniest place you could find! :eek:
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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2009, 12:05:19 pm »

Looks like you picked the roughest, stoniest place you could find! :eek:

LOL. I though the same thing.
Probably wont matter if you have a blow-up mattress though...
 

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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2009, 12:19:32 pm »
At the risk of sounding echo-insensitive the desired sleeping area could do with a few stone clearing doughnuts! ;D
I would not do it though. The imprints would last forever :)
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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2009, 01:15:36 pm »
Probably wont matter if you have a blow-up mattress though...

Not a good idea if you are in the Middle East, I guess..  :peepwall:
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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2009, 08:16:21 am »
Probably wont matter if you have a blow-up mattress though...

Not a good idea if you are in the Middle East, I guess..  :peepwall:

or even Lesotho
 

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Re: Where in SA can you still camp (safely) next to the road?
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2009, 12:52:48 pm »
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More dangerous than Iraq, Somalia, Afganistan, Liberia, DRC/CAR,etc etc???

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