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13 May 2016 @ 06:43:34 am
It'l dodat
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Got this off the net this morning.. Quite thought provoking (And downright scary)

I have only once witnessed just how quickly and devistatingly a caravan burns out, (late 70's).. Anyone else?

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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13 May 2016 @ 06:54:14 am
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I am lucky to have never witnessed something like this, but this is something that worry me all the time when camping. Especially at resorts where the stands are close to each other. I always look at in which direction the wind blow when making a fire. Always scared that a spark from my fire can fall on the tent next door (even on my own tent), but then you get the campers that do not care at all!

At last !!!!
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13 May 2016 @ 07:26:50 am
Andre Smit
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Hi Fellow Campers,

During my service at 1 South African Infantry Battalion in Bloem we were involved in the qualification tests were the SADF wanted to purchase new tents from an upcoming company.

Various versions of the traditional 16x16 feet tents were tested and the "best" results captured was 34 seconds from the moment a corner was lit bmo a lighter till the flames reached the top of the roof.

Obviously by then the fire has also spread sideways over the tent and shortly after this the whole thing collapsed on itself, trapping anything inside in a furnace.

Things might have changed since then but I am almost sure that tents/canvas is still sealed/waterproofed with the same fluids which at that stage defenitely contributed to the speed at which the flames spread.

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13 May 2016 @ 08:21:10 am
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Good morning!

IESH!

If you think about it the sealant used on tents are melted wax with parafin to keep it in liquid form. The tent then hangs in the sun for the parafin to evaporate leaving only wax behind on your tent. Scary...

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13 May 2016 @ 09:35:40 am
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Just rememebered at which caravan prk... Carradine

Them years it was privately owned, the hotel as such was not running just the bottle store...

I was going through a phase in my life and had decided I need some time to sort myself out & took a 4 month bike trip...

I was staying there, supervising worker's clearing dune-scrub to pay for the site I had...

Had quite a nice green canvass cottage tent (1.8 h to the ridge pole... I could walk in....) And a T500 Suzukie. The tent was big enough  for me to be able to put the bike inside on one side, and on the other was my stretcher, bed & backpack...

I remember, I'd lost my enammel mug.... & remember making one out of a baked bean tin & a coat-hanger... had that for jonks afterwards... Went on a few Bike rallies later on with it....

Anyhow... strange how one rememeber's things that far back... When I posted I coulden't even rememeber the particular park

But then I'm old.... Far to old....

 

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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13 May 2016 @ 11:35:25 am
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Many reasons why a tent burns so easily - hope it never happens to me or anyone I know.

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13 May 2016 @ 13:35:06 pm
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Ek dink mens vergeet gou dat elke wa n brandblusser in het...
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13 May 2016 @ 14:08:34 pm
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Bly scary as jy dink hoe vinnig dit kan gebeur, en ja daar is kampeerders wat nie omgee vir bure wanneer hulle vure maak, probeer altyd my braaivuur blus voor slaap.
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13 May 2016 @ 14:14:01 pm
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Ek dink mens vergeet gou dat elke wa n brandblusser in het...

Dis beslis so  - ek was verantwoordelik vir die opleiding in 'n tak - een aand toe ons laat werk, kry ons 'n oproep om te laat weet my bakkie brand buite - ons is verby die brandblusser, BY DIE DEUR sonder om dit saam te neem.

'n Mens dink aan alles, behalwe wat belangrik is in sulke nood situasies.

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15 May 2016 @ 18:29:22 pm
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Scary thoughts.
On The Road Again
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15 May 2016 @ 18:40:10 pm
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Eish ja julle soms neem ons alles as van selfsprekend veiligheid bly maar n ding om te onthou
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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16 May 2016 @ 07:21:42 am
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Skade skade skade

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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