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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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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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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 …

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Claims Explained: What you NEED to know – Issue 4

Over the last couple of months, we have been pulling apart the Product Disclosure Statement and elaborating on circumstances and events for which you are NOT covered. We received great feedback from all of you …

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Club 4X4 Partnership – Camping Adventures

Exciting times here at Club 4X4 as we announce our latest partnership with Camping Adventures. They are a family owned and operated business based in Victoria with a great passion for the outdoors. They are …

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2017 4X4 Sales: Ranger Leads in Softening Market

Ford’s Ranger ute has continued to dominate 2017 4X4 sales, building on a solid lead after two months of 2017 work. It’s currently the highest selling 4X4 in Australia, growing a not-insignificant and trend-bucking 13.6% …

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A Week in stunning Salvator Rosa – Queensland

There’s way more to Carnarvon National Park than just the gorge.   What do a 17th-century Baroque painter and a New South Wales Surveyor-General have in common? They both loved the dramatic landscapes that this …

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Wild West Tamed

Hit the back roads and discover the surprises throughout Western Victoria. Words & images Glenn Marshall We had only a week up our sleeves our options were limited as we didn’t want to follow the …

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You can still buy a 4.8 litre GU Patrol in the Middle East

Nissan in the Middle-East has brought back It’s legendary GU Patrol, otherwise known as the Y61, from the brink of death with a bit of a special-edition rebirth. And it has their most-loved engine under …

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AUS RV

Has MDC built the caravan we never thought they would? Words & images Gary Tischer Is AUS RV a new manufacturer of caravans? Yes and no. AUS RV is an evolution of MDC, but the …

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Are you being a responsible 4WD owner?

Jed Currey, owner of Explore WA 4WD Adventures has had a gut full of people giving 4WD owners a bad name, and has something to say about it: Responsibility. It’s a rather common place term that …

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7 Tips for Buying Your Next Swag

There is a lot to look out for when buying a modern-day swag. Here is a starting point on your next purchase. A mate recently asked me which swag he should buy. It got me …

Western Australia’s best 4WD accessible beaches

Western Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. Many of them are accessible by 4WD, and even the busier beaches are much less packed than the alternatives on the Eastern coast of …

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Make Like a Salmon and head to Betty’s Beach

The fish make the annual migration to Betty’s Beach and so should you By Colin Kerr The south west of Western Australia is, for many travellers, a destination in itself worth a month or more …

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When am I not covered – Issue 4

One of the things we get asked all the time at Club meets, shows, on the phone and online is, “What am I not covered for?” Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling …

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What to do when your recovery gear breaks

THINGS can go wrong when you’re off-roading. It’s just the nature of the beast. Travelling in modified four-wheel drives to the far corners of one of the world’s most isolated countries, and then driving the …

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The High-Lift Jack – Hero or Hindrance?

We take a look at how to use the high-lift jack safely; the uses it has; how to make the high-lift jack a hero; and the carnage it causes when not used quite right. The …

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8 Tips To Protect Your Canvas

Are you rich enough to buy a new tent every trip? We aren’t, so here’s how to protect your investment… Also, can we borrow a few bucks? Canvas is a lot like underwear; you want …