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    Drinking Water availability - Birdsville or Mt Dare

    Can anyone tell me if either of the above locations have potable water for travellers to re-fill the tanks? eg. 50 litres or more via hose.

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    You should be able to get water from both locations but it will be bore water so I would not drink it without treating it.

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    Ok, thanks for the info.
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    When I was there in 2013 every store and servo was selling 10 litre boxes (silver bladders) of drinking water ($10). A little pricey but a much safer bet than drinking out of the tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Trol View Post
    When I was there in 2013 every store and servo was selling 10 litre boxes (silver bladders) of drinking water ($10). A little pricey but a much safer bet than drinking out of the tap.
    That is all I use when travelling. Buy 3 just for drinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Trol View Post
    When I was there in 2013 every store and servo was selling 10 litre boxes (silver bladders) of drinking water ($10). A little pricey but a much safer bet than drinking out of the tap.
    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    That is all I use when travelling. Buy 3 just for drinking.
    In 2010 most supplies had run out when we got to Birdsville as due to the flooding the supply truck had not been able to get there so I would not rely on there being boxes of water.
    The pub even run out of Coopers so we had to change to Scotch as no other beer is worth drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    In 2010 most supplies had run out when we got to Birdsville as due to the flooding the supply truck had not been able to get there so I would not rely on there being boxes of water.
    The pub even run out of Coopers so we had to change to Scotch as no other beer is worth drinking.
    I had a 40 litre water tank in the car that I kept as reserve and bought water on the way up to use for drinking and general duties. Even though I carted the water from Adelaide it was handy to have across the Simpson trip as I knew it was good quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Trol View Post
    I had a 40 litre water tank in the car that I kept as reserve and bought water on the way up to use for drinking and general duties. Even though I carted the water from Adelaide it was handy to have across the Simpson trip as I knew it was good quality.
    yeah i ran a 60lt water bladder for cooking and cleaning and my drinking was in the casks. I carried all of them from Melbourne but bought if i needed and they were available. At a push i would have drank from my bladder but it was Melbourne water anyway.

    Casks are easy to pack and are nicely managed in 10lt boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    The pub even run out of Coopers so we had to change to Scotch as no other beer is worth drinking.
    Must have been sh1t
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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