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Public Toilet Closure in East Coast Park Area D

Area D campers East Coast Park toilet

Hi campers, for your reference, the toilet in East Coast Park Area D, between BBQ pits 27D and 28D is temporally closed for renovation works. It is expected to open by Q4 2018. So just take note when choosing to camp there or booking a BBQ pit nearby. The closest public toilet to the affected toilet is at Area C, around 300m away.

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Just sharing a pic of a Quechua Tent

If you are thinking about getting a Quecha 2-second tent from Decathlon ($100++), here is one in action. I was there to collect my rental tent and it was light rain conditions that was ongoing overnight. Tent covered with some other tent flysheet and tarpaulin sheet.

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What kind of brand is Gerber?

brand Gerber knife multi-tool

I do get a fair stream of customers who come to my shop looking to buy multi-tools and knives. As Gerber is one of the main brands I carry, I often am questions is Gerber a good brand? Its a good question to ask if you did not have the time to read through reviews of their products, because there is no real single answer. Different brands tend to focus and offer different things, for example Benchmade is know for making high end knives with really new and exotic steels, and Leatherman is known for their general quality and super...

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What is a dirty fighter?

Black Bass Dirty Fighter fishing Trevally

Today I was talking to one of my customers in the fishing side and he was talking about the black bass he went to PNG to catch being a dirty fighter.  So I was thinking if everyone knew what is a Dirty Fighter, when refered to a fish at the end of the line. So in angling lingo, a Dirty Fighter refers to any fish that after being hooked, takes your line and moves around obstacles or structures that make it impossible to reel it in, either because your fishing line will get tangled or cut by the structure. So...

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What is a Crankbait?

diving fishing lure luring What is a crankbait

Today I had a customer walk in my tackle shop, asking me about some crankbait. I showed him a few models, but it did not seem that he wanted any of them. After a quick chat, I found out that he was looking for a very specific type shape of a crank bait which I did not have. A crankbait is a relatively simple type of bait, where as an angler, all you need to do is retrieve in by retrieving your line. They have a basic function when being retrieved, which is to dive or go below the surface...

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