RESOURCES

Our members willingly share their knowledge and expertise and have developed a range of excellent resources

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Everything you need to know about planning for a trip.

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Excellent hints and tips prepared specifically with the 4WD enthusiast in mind.

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Everything from first aid kits, snake bites, bush fires and recovery equipment.

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Our members favorite recipes and camp oven tips.

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A bit of this and a bit of that including map reading and photography tips.

 
Trip Tips
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4WD Day Trips

March 2021

Day trips can be just as challenging as longer trips so it is important you are prepared for all possible scenarios.

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Writing Trip Reports

October 2020

Need to write a Trip Report but not sure where to start? Here's some suggestions to get the ball rolling.

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Planning & Preparing for Extended 4WD Trips

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Long experience guided this document by John Kent and Paul & Jenny Kingdom.

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Camping Checklist

February 2021

Ever been on a camping trip and forgotten the essentials? Our camping checklist will help you prepare for your next trip.

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Track Classification

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4WD recreational track classification and corresponding WW4WDC classification.

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Club Trips

November 2020

In this article Kelli Edwards reminds us that club trips do not always have to be off-road 4WD adventures.

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Min. Requirements

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This document details the expected minimum requirements to participate in a WW4WDC trip.

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Driving Tips
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Dealing with Dust

​Written by John Kent this article provides some handy tips when driving in dusty conditions.

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Hill Stall Recovery

Another great article by John Kent providing step by step instructions for both auto and manual hill stall recoveries.

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Bush Trip Prep.

Learn about the 7 P's of Bush Driving... and some other helpful fips.

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IP Ratings

Water and Dust Proofing "Ingress Protection" Rating information.

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Why do we 4WD?

Graham McKenzie has perfectly captured the essence of 4WDriving in this article.

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Equipment to Carry

Must have, should have and nice to have equipment to carry when 4WD driving.

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Tyres

One of the most important, and problematic, things influencing the performance of your 4WD.

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Vehicle Idling

Allan Whiting's advice on why you shouldn't start your 4x4 & let it idle before starting driving

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Vehicle Recovery Guide

Your guide to safe, efficient and effective vehicle recovery, compiled by John Kent

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John's Laws of 4WD

John Kent's 27 Laws for 4WDing.

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UHF Antennas

Some useful information from the Autobarn Christmas Catalogue 2016 regarding UHF antennas.

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Recovery/Traction Boards

An overview of the Why, When & How to use recovery boards

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Safety Tips
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Bushfire Safety

NSW Tourism & Recreation Caravan and Camping Bushfire Safety Brochure.

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Snake Bite Advice

Snake bite advice from the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

5 October 2017

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Lighting a Fire

RFS Quick Facts guide to your responsibilities when lighting a fire.

2017

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Vehicle Weights

All 4WDers need to know their rig doesn't exceed the legal GVM/GCM. This document by John Kent explains the jargon and shows how to estimate yours.

2021

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First Aid Kits

Local Pharmacist Michael O'Reilly shares his thoughts on what to include in your First Aid Kit.

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Camp Cooking
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Camp Ovens

May 2017

Everything you need to know about choosing, preparing, cooking and cleaning your camp oven.

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Other Tips
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Map Reading

Map reading and navigation is an essential skill for safe and enjoyable bush travel. Learn more in this article by John Kent.

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Photography

Learn about the relationship between aperture and shutter speeds and how to use these for great photos.

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12V Terminology

Redarc's dictionary of terms used when talking about 12V, solar & batteries