Never Alone In The Bush
- Jun 16, 2011
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- Melbourne, Victoria
CHANGE OF TRIP
Due to commitments, we’ve decided to change this to a daytrip on Sunday 3 March 2013.
We are all busy and in the end the timing just isn't quite right for anyone.
Bugman and I are determined to get away for a few hours, so we’ll meet up early on Sunday morning and have a good bushcrafting poke around the forest.
It you are able to come along, just let me know.
Keep a lookout in this forum, I’m sure there will be other Vic Meets coming up soon :sorrriso:
The Original Post:
The first Vic Bushcraft Meet is coming up in less than a month
Everyone is welcome to come along and share the experience, just drop a note in this thread.
This a family weekend and my family are keen to come along.
(There is more discussion and some pictures here http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?4123-Vic-Bushcraft-meet-up/page5)
The weekend 2 and 3 March 2013
I will probably go to the site on Friday evening, and "reserve" the area, please feel free to come on Friday if you like.
However this is a public camping area, so other people may also be around.
(FYI - Labour day is the following week - Monday 11 March 2013)
Hunts Bridge camping area (East of Lal Lal, Victoria).
To get to Hunt’s Bridge :
• travel along the Western Highway
• take the turnoff to Gordon (Hunts Bridge is 18km from here)
• turn left in Gordon (at the main street)
• right turn after a few hundred meters onto the Gordon-Egerton Rd (to Egerton)
• Go through Egerton
• turn left on the Egerton-Ballark Rd
• Pass through Bungal
• Turn right at Elaine Egerton Rd
• The bridge is 1.7km from this point
• The camp area is on the far side of the bridge
• There is an upper and a lower section to the camp area, I suggest the lower area would be best.
Hunts Bridge is easily car accessible and the roads are bitumen all the way.
Fires are allowed and there is good access to the Moorabool River
Beware of kangaroos especially in the evenings.
There are no facilities (ie no toilets, showers or treated water)
This is public area, and there is NO cost
There is a picnic table, but it may be just as well to bring a table and chair if you would like one.
We will be able to have a campfire (restrictions permitting)
There is not much wood around the camp area, so we may need to go for a short drive and pick some up
What to Bring ?
BYO everything you need for the trip including : food, water and camping gear.
Try and bring some bushcraft things or skills which you would like to show off or share, but its not essential.
We don’t have an agenda or a start and end time. You can come and go as you please.
If we all try and bring a few bushcraft items along, we can have a chat and see how things evolve, if everyone does that, I’m sure we’ll fill up the time.
In the previous posts we’ve mentioned :
• fire lighting
• trading and
its nice to have a few ideas and interests on the table, but we don’t have to be formal about it.
What now ?
If you are interested in coming along, drop a note on the thread .
If there is something you’d like to bring, see or do, let us know, it may inspire others
Any ideas – let us know, all suggestions are welcome
Any questions – ask (or PM me).
I hope to see you soon !