We had a number of planning sessions prior to leaving, including one where we all met down at Brindabella Valley for a bbq and walk through the route and other 'early planning issues'.
Most of us get our vehicles looked after by Ritchie over at
Hume OffRoad. Ritchie looks after us pretty well, and as was the case
for the Cape Trip, he hosted a bbq and information session for us. This
basically involved getting each car on the hoist, and going over common
issues for each type of vehicle.
The crew with Ritchie
Ritchie explaining some of the vagaries of the
GQ Patrol to Darren
He went from top to bottom on each car and
explained the common issues and ways of preventing them, but if they
happened, how to overcome them
Meanwhile, outsed the barbie was started
Ivan and Adam going for the MasterChef title
Di fixing the Hilux with a hammer ;-)