Post bush camping experience.
Cleaning up after a bush camping experience is probably the easiest of all, because there’s usually little or no salt to deal with (like beach camping does) and it doesn’t rain as much in the bush, so there’s no need to dry out all the gear when you get home (like rainforest camping). The most work usually comes from those who have travelled through loads of fine dust and bull dust. Just like talc powder this stuff gets into everything and it doesn’t seem to matter how well you wash your car, this fine dirt seems to leak out of your car after every wash you give it for the next 12 months. Bush camping can often mean a bit of rough terrain that can be hard on your gear so pack tightly and pack well for the drive home.
Driving Home – Bush Camping:
Driving home – animals on the road:
Because Australia is so big, bush camping usually means lots of kilometres on the outback open roads, which also means an increased likelihood of wildlife. When you combine long-distances with extended travel time behind the wheel and fatigue, then throw wildlife into the mix, it’s a recipe for disaster. In 2015 Kerri and I went on a camping trip throughout central Queensland where the drought had hit hard. Because of this, many of the native animals (and non native ie: escaped cattle) were moving closer to the roads to find food. So take care, be alert and always slow down near animals on the side of the road. On that note, I would suggest a bull bar for the front of your vehicle if you intend on doing a lot of bush camping. Make sure you see a professional for advice.