15 THINGS SEASONED NOMADS KNOW THAT NEW ONES DON’T

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My partner-in-crime and I have recently set out for our own version of The Big Lap. We’ve done a year or more of solid preparation, planning and research and considered ourselves pretty clued in. Recently, we drove into a caravan park in far north Queensland and were descended upon by a tribe of Grey Nomads as soon as our last awning pole went up. Did you know..? Have you thought about..? Let me show you…

As the Dalai Lama says – knowledge is useless unless you can share it with others. Here are our top hacks to make life on the road just that little bit easier.

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15. Sprinkle Ant Powder around every surface which hits the ground

The further north you go, the more the creepy crawlies will invade. We learnt this the hard way when a battalion of green ants soldiered their way into our 50L heavy duty snap-lock containers and ate their way through a bag of sugar. Before you set off, pop into your local Bunnings and buy a canister of Hovex 1kg Ant Granules (around $13.50). Sprinkle the powder in a circle around your tent poles and footings, and the little fellas will stay away.

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