Happy Hamby Campers

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Location Ipswich, QUEENSLAND, Australia
Introduction I started "Happy Hamby Campers" in 2010. At that time we lived on the Central Coast of New South Wales. In December 2012 we re-located almost 1,000km South to Victoria. For the first three months we stayed in Melbourne but then moved about 45km North-west from the CBD to a 5-acre property.

During our 2.5 years on that property we raised a calf, adopted chookies, built a vegie garden and generally dabbled in semi self-sufficiency. Those endeavours all occurred when we were not camping but rather home instead /"Home(in)stead", hence the title of my second blog.

There was a cross-over from from September 2015 to February 2017. We left the property and used our small caravan as a base, while actively seeking an interstate relocation further North. It wasn't really camping - but we didn't have a home(in)stead, so I continued to post on Happy Hamby Campers during that period.

In February 2017 we (finally) relocated from Victoria to Queensland (about 700km North of our original New South Wales location and 1,700km from where we lived in Victoria). We are quite near to Brisbane and are enjoying exploring our new state.
Interests Camping (obviously!), photography, nature and wildlife, thermal cooking, geocaching
Favorite Movies We used to subscribe to 4WD Action (mainly for the DVDs). These days we watch All4Adventure's Unleashed TV. The Bush Tucker Man and Jack Absalom are other favourites.
Favorite Books Australian Bush Cooking (Cathy Savage), Camping Around Australia (www.exploreaustralia.net.au), Camping Guide to New South Wales (Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage), Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven (Jack & Reg Absalom)