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Old 12-28-2016, 07:50 AM
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This is off topic but I'm planning a Nugget hunting trip to WA in April. flying into Perth then to Kalgoorlie rent a vehicle and drive to Leonorra. I've wanted to do this for a long time, Anyway any of you guy's from that area? Any tips on rental vehicles in Kalgoorlie? I guess I better get used to warm beer, snakes and lizards.....bob
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Wow, certainly heading out west on that trip.

It looks like most of the rental companies operate out of Kal, I would book early and ask for a second spare wheel to take.
Might also be a good idea to hire a satellite phone (as I highly doubt there will be cell coverage on the gold fields).
Are you staying in accommodation in town each night, or swagging it out bush?
I have a couple of mates who live in Kal and go prospecting.
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Oh, and make sure you check the tyre condition before heading out, I have known them to supply cars with almost worn tyres, worn tyres wont last long.
Take a tyre gauge with you (or buy one at Supercheap) and let tyres down to 25-28 if most of the driving is dirt roads.
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This is off topic but I'm planning a Nugget hunting trip to WA in April. flying into Perth then to Kalgoorlie rent a vehicle and drive to Leonorra. I've wanted to do this for a long time, Anyway any of you guy's from that area? Any tips on rental vehicles in Kalgoorlie? I guess I better get used to warm beer, snakes and lizards.....bob
Warm beer !!?!
I DON'T THINK SO.......IN AUSTRALIA if you serve warm beer there would be a riot at the pub you're drinking at, with most probably a lynching
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Mate a lot of people go missing that way. Heaps of mine shafts that
People fall into. All very real. You want to be properly set up to do that trip and a Guide would be worth the money.
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Leonora was founded on gold in the 1800s. Herb Hoover (ex US president) was the mine manager --a street named after him, Hoover st aaand even a Trump street
Probably fairly up to date facilities these days in the area compared to the 70s when I worked there --Windarra , Laverton, Leonora, Kalgoorlie

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Thanks guys I appreciate the help. I plan on being there most of April. I'll put the Cobra up on the lift. I'm learning how to use your Tengraph mapping system. Going to take a class in Leonora to go over laws, restrictions and the lay of the land. Going to rent a Suv or truck in Kalgoorlie then drive up to Leonora. That's a good idea to lower the tire pressure. I'm glad the beer is cold. We are going to stay in a hotel. I saw a Pic of a Shag all zipped up. I think I'd like to be off the ground. Hotel, Rest. & bar, no snakes makes more sense.....bob
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"Shag"? Perhaps you are referring to a swag BJ?

A shag is what you might do in a swag.
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A folding camp bed will get you off the ground (so the snakes can pass under without wanting to join you in the warm Swag).
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so the snakes can pass under without wanting to join you in the warm Swag.
Remember the Aussie standup comedian Rodney Rude who said along the lines of:
"I'd .... a black snake with a festered arse if someone held its head, but ONLY if someone held its head".

And if you are offered a beer that's "KIMBERLY COOL" you might want to think about it first.

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I remember back in the late 60's there was a bunch of Australian AF crews in Thailand. I flew them in a few cases of Fosters became their friend for life.....bj
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Holy Crap, Thai beer must be really Really bad if Fosters got you friends for life.

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