Create your own “Bathurst” like moments!

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Fuel your kids’ need for speed with a super-fast pro racetrack.

Playing with toy cars is every littlie’s idea of good fun. So, rev things up and ignite their inner speed racer by building a mini racetrack where cars can tumble through a tunnel, crash into the sides and roll along the finish line. The cars may be tiny, but the competition is fierce!

Gather your suppliesSand & Cement mix (2 bags)
70mm Bricktor or chicken wire
Black oxide powder
Old motorcycle tyre
Selection of small plants (such as mini mondo grass, variegated oregano or Scleranthus biflorus)
Here’s How
Step 1: Using rope, mark out track on turf, then outline with set-out paint. Excavate inside lines to a depth of 100mm and roughly level ground.
Step 2: Place tyre in desired position, then excavate so half of tyre sits below ground.
Step 3: Put 2 bags of Sand & Cement…

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How To Make Your Own DIY Solar Panels And Save Hundreds Of Dollars

Everything you need to know about making energy for camping and 4WDing cheaper, from saving a bit by putting your solar cells together from a kit, through to fully making up your own (even goes to using cheap, functional broken cells for fully frugal DIY energy). Also ideas on regrigeration and air-conditioning for off the road and off the grid.

DIY Camping Hacks To Get Off The Grid

Have you been wanting to add solar panels, but are concerned about the high price?

That’s totally understandable! Buying PV solar panels and having them installed can be really expensive.

A quick Google price search for solar panels shows that for a small “starter” installation (around 50-100W), you can expect to be paying between $2-4/watt for the panels (so around $100-400), plus more for mounts and installation. In addition, you’ll be paying for cables, electronics, and batteries to store all the electricity you’ve harnessed from the sun. All this will typically add up to $1000 to $2000 if you were to get a “basic” RV setup from a solar energy dealer.

But the great news is… If you’re handy, you can save a ton! The more skill you have with basic installation and electronics assembly, the more you can save. In fact, if you’re able and willing to go…

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