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Old 11-26-11, 10:10 AM   #1
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What is thurrent availability of white gas/naptha gas/shellite in Western Australia??

On another forum I was told that white gas/shellite/naptha is hard to find in Western Australia outside of Perth.

Last June-August in South Australia and NSW we fond it in grocery stores. I am planning a trip through WA and SA this coming June-August and would like to know of current availability.

Machka/Rowan - or anyone else, do you have any info on current availability? TIA

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Old 11-27-11, 04:32 AM   #2
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Hi

Interesting post given your comments in response to GJ Coop who was riding extensively through WA in the past few months

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Hi

Interesting post given your comments in response to GJ Coop who was riding extensively through WA in the past few months

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Thanks Andrew for the cross referencing. Score one for you! Yes

I am waiting for some current primary data, NOT data from 2008. That data is 3 years old and no longer valid.The data I have is current as of the Australian winter of 2011. However, that said, I want primary data, and have emailed a number of caravan parks/shops/shire offices east of Norseman. I am interested in current availability. THAT data will be more valuable than your references from several years ago, or some fuzzy-wuzzy dim memory of a past trip - or someone else's trip report through the real outback (dirt roads) that I also went on in 2006.

To that end I have emailed a number of caravan parks and shire offices asking about current availability of shellite. I await their replies. If not available, then I will switch jets and use petrol/diesel or.. OTOH, I can always find some wood, burn it down to coals and cook like I did in Canada's arctic a lifetime ago. The arctic is a cold desert. OTOH, I can always eat uncooked oatmeal, mixed with dried fruits, nuts and skim milk powder and water, and keep going and

My bad - he joined in 2008. I had no difficulty in getting shellite in the gulf region when I bicycled there in 2006 -grocery stores and hardware stores.... However, that is old data - 5 years old data.... and it is NOT specific to the Eyre Hwy in 2011 and 2012.

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