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Cooking: Lamb Bratwurst

Ingredients: 500g lamb mince ¼ cup pistachios 1 tbsp. cumin 1 tbsp. coriander pinch of salt crack of pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 bunch mint 1 bunch flat leaf parsley …

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HOW TO: BUILD THE PERFECT CAMPFIRE

For thousands of years, man and fire have had a primal connection. Fire has given us warmth in the cold and provides an enchanting glow of light in the darkness. Campfires have been known to …

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TOWING MIRRORS

We spend heaps on a shiny new van, then often scrimp on the extras needed for towing it. Let’s talk mirrors … strap on, magnetic or the big elephant ears, permanently mounted extendable style? As …

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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU TRAVEL OUTBACK

Just how ready are YOU to travel the outback? No, we don’t mean your car or your finances. We mean YOU. Not your vehicle. You. There’s a myriad of general tips about vehicle preparation out there, but …

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What’s with all the questions?

Over the last few weeks we shared a piece on why you may be asked for photos of your 4X4 when getting a quote with Club 4X4. This week, we will focus on some of …

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Cooking: Chicken Stirfry

Ingredients: 400g Chicken thigh fillets ½ cup flour 4 drops Sesame oil ¼ cup kecap manis 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp fish sauce ½ tsp ginger paste ½ tsp garlic paste juice of 1 …

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Culgoa Floodplain National Park, Queensland

CULGOA Floodplain National Park, a place where you can switch off and enjoy the remoteness and serenity of this area, is only 800km west of Brisbane. Getting there from Queensland’s capital is a bit of …

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7 DAYS IN BLADENSBURG

Bladensburg typifies what Outback Queensland is all about: Remote and harsh yet stunning and colourful with plenty to see and do. Located a few kays out of Winton in Central West Queensland, there’s a place …

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Cradle Mountain

Somewhere between Nowhere Else & Never Never Words & images Jan Hawkins Yes… these are villages in Tasmania’s central north, all nestled around Cradle Mountain country. They sit alongside Paradise and The Promised Land where the …

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I love the output from the factory headlights – said no one ever!

A month or so ago I noticed that one of the headlights on MobileHQGU had blown out. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always made it a point to drive with headlights on …

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Talkin’ Stahan, mate

Life on the edge of the wild north-west Tassie frontier. Words and Images Jan Hawkins Strahan is the last bastion of civilisation on the west coast of Tasmania. This remote fishing port sits sheltered in …

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The Death of Low Range

Have you really thought about why we have low range? It’s only ever been a workaround. There are just two reasons for low range. First, the lower gears allow the engine to develop useful amounts …

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Cooking: Cola Braised Wings and Ribs

Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, bone in 4 chicken wings 4 pork spare ribs 1 brown onion, grated tbsp. chilli flakes ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp. coriander pinch of salt 2 cups cola 1 stalk …

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Podcast / Workshop – INSURANCE

At this year’s Let’s Go Caravan & Camping Lifestyle Show in South Australia, Chris and I had lot’s of fun presenting a series of workshops. They were very well received and a great success, thanks …

Adjusting tyre pressure with Pressure Perfect: Tested

  HERE’S another one of those clever Aussie inventions that leaves us thinking why anyone didn’t think of this before? Pressure Perfect takes the simple set-and-apply tyre inflation system that you use at service stations …