Expanding the Great Outdoors!

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Expanding the Great Outdoors!
Safety First

Beware of overloading
This is the most common mistake. The GVM, or gross vehicle mass, is not the weight limit of what you can load onto it. To work out the maximum mass you can load, you need to subtract the trailer's tare mass (its actual unloaded mass) from its GVM. In other words, if your trailer's indicated GVM is 750 kg and its tare mass 150 kg, the maximum you can load is 600 kg.

Pack correctly
Assuming yours is a single-axle trailer, pack heavy goods as close to the axle as possible. Place them towards the rear and you'll create lift at the nose, while mass near the front of the trailer compromises stability. The ideal centre of gravity is just ahead of the axle to give a nose loading of around 10% of the trailer's GVM. Commonly accepted weights are between 75 and 100 kg. If your load shifts during towing (on a single-axle trailer), this alters the nose (also called the tongue) mass and affects stability, so be sure to secure the luggage. You can measure the load using a bathroom scale under the jockey wheel, as long as it can handle up to 150 kg.
Save the date
As you all know by now, we gather yearly for annual Winter Rally. This year we will meet in the heart of the bushveld at Koro-Koro Safari Lodge from 10 - 12 May 2019. Make sure this date is on your calendar and if you can, make your booking sooner than later due to limited campsites.
Braai Time

Credit to : Jan Braai

Jan Braai’s Marmite and Cheese Steak Recipe

With some combinations in life, you can never go wrong. Chalk and cheese is not a good example – they don’t fit together at all. Marmite and cheese, on the other hand, work very well together. A classic combination for a sandwich. Another food group that fits both Marmite and cheese is of course mushrooms. And all three of these school ground playmates, Marmite, mushroom and cheese, go very well with steak. So, we have ourselves a winner! My prediction is that this recipe will be one of the most made and most popular in this book. And eating it will make you a happier and, consequently, better person.
Serves 4

  • 4 sirloin steaks
  • 1 tot olive oil
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 punnet (250 g) mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tot Marmite
  • 200 g cheese (something like Cheddar, grated)


  1. Place the tot of olive oil and onion in your fireproof pan on the fire and fry the onion until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the mushrooms and fry until soft. Once the mushrooms are soft and cooked, add the wine and Marmite. Stir well and now let it simmer while you braai.
  3. Braai the steaks over hot coals for 4 minutes each side until medium rare. Remove from the fire and let the steaks rest for a few minutes while you finish the sauce.
  4. Increase the heat under the pan. Add the cheese to the sauce and stir continuously so the ingredients can mix. Continue stirring until all the cheese has melted.
Serve the sauce immediately, hot off the fire, from the pan onto the steak.

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