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Month: December 2017

Happy Christmas from the TURAS team!

As the year comes to an end, we would like to thank all of our readers for sharing our journey, these past 12 months. Thanks to you all for your comments feedback and suggestions, and for following the NEW camping and 4WD touring  magazine. We have really enjoyed putting the mag together and exploring many remote and incredible locations with a variety of intrepid adventurers. We look forward to many more trips in 2018 and sharing with you some of the latest 4WD,camping, camp cooking and touring equipment on the market. Happy Christmas everyone, have a good one, and see you in the New...

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Off-road navigation with Navigattor

 Navigattor have developed a unique range of GPS Navigation devices that support both on road and off-road navigation. Everyone is by now familiar with normal GPS systems for road and route navigation, but these devices are not capable of assisting off road navigation, usually, on these devices any areas outside of the road networks are represented as blank space.This is where Navigattor devices are different. These devices consist of four primary components. – a program, called OziExplorer for Windows CE – a device (hardware) with touch screen and CPU – a set of calibrated topographic maps – a...

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Cape York – An Australian Adventure.

Cape York remains the premier 4WD destination in Australia but you don’t necessarily have to have a fully rigged, heavy-duty 4WD vehicle to enjoy the magic that the Cape has to offer – but it helps! Ron and Viv Moon give you the run down. When Bev and Lang Kidby drove their 1928 Austin 7, ‘Daisy’, onto the beach at Punsand Bay near the top of Cape York in June a couple of years back, they weren’t doing anything new. In fact, they were recreating, as much as possible in this day and age, the first motorised vehicle trip...

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Winter driving- get your vehicle winter ready.

We take a look at the right preparation and techniques for driving in harsh winter conditions. Batteries and Electrics Car batteries usually have a 5 year life, and there are extra demands on them in the cold, as we stat to use our heaters, wipers and lights much more. Some useful tips: Turn off electrical loads like lights, heated rear window and wipers before trying to start the engine. Use the starter in short five-second bursts. If the engine doesn’t start quickly, wait 30 seconds between attempts. Anti-Freeze Antifreeze is inexpensive, but a cracked engine is not. In cold...

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Cooking with a Petromax Atago

We sometimes come across products that bring a smile to our faces and this is definitely one of these products. The Petromax Atago stands out on its own, in fact it is pretty much in a class of its own as an unrivaled all-rounder that can be used as a conventional barbecue, stove, oven and fire pit where you can use charcoal, briquettes or firewood as fuel. With its four basic functions this product ticks all the boxes. The Petromax Atago can be used in combination with a Petromax Dutch Oven or a Griddle and Firebowl. All you have...

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