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I am wondering if it is possible to set up a single travelers listings to help the solos along the way to contact each other, I've noticed a few on this forum and I think it would benefit each of them greatly to share email addresses and stay in contact, it can be very daunting on the road alone, if you are on the road alone male or female and see a campfire with a few people there, dont be afraid to go over and say gday, take your chair and a drink, you will be made welcome. if one of them is a big feller welcoming you with open arms named Dave, I like whiskey. dont be afraid to ask for help of any kind, dont be afraid to just approach we dont bight (unless you want us to) and we love the company of people just like you, please dont be lonely it is not necesary smile

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That sounds like a great idea.

A lot of time I travel on my own as my missus does not like camping out of the back of a ute and she likes going to work unfortunatly.

I do know people out there are mainly friendly because  I can take ages just to go to the ammenties block as it can be a great chatting corner but I would feel Im imposing if I just turn up at someones "home"

Would be great to have this listing so to get a lot of helpful tips


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I too think it would be good. I am a widow travelling alone and say 'hello' to everyone, but would not approach someone's camp, probably, smile, say G'day and leave it at that.
Carolyn

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carolyn, you are the type that I aimed this topic towards, it upsets me when we ( the group ) are enjoying a fire and a chat with beverage in hand and someone like yourself is disengaged from sociable society, if you see a group of similarly aged people dont be afraid, just say "I wont be a minute, just got to grab my chair" it would be a mongrel indeed who even hinted at you not being welcome, and woe betide him if I ever found him,  in fact I and my freinds would be hurt if you didnt join in, just do it you will be made feel welcome and have a most enjoyable time, I dont understand the people who just say hello to you and not invite you in, society is not what it used to be and not what it should be, shame on you people who do not invite others to share in your good times

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A champion idea Dave.  I'm almost ready to start off on my own.
At times I enjoy my own company, but that happy group of smiles,laughter and companionship around a camping group is a welcome atmosphere.

Maybe an invite to the solo traveller is easier. I know I'd hesitate in going over to a group uninvited..yeah..maybe shyness doesn't help either.

P.S.   Really enjoy the banter in here..thanks everyone




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mate as a carer and a traveller I see both sides of people, I read people like an open book, I have seen the loss of a loved one in their eyes,  call me an old softy but I well up and cant help but to try to reach out, but for you and others like you to then turn around and lose laughter and the company of others as well just for the sake of being shy breaks my heart, I feel what you are going through when others are laughing and joking and enjoying life and each other while some body is left out, I am not a happy man at all, if it is by choice, well so be it, but to not join in life because you feel shy is unforgivable and simply not allowed around me and my group of freinds, if ever you camp by me and my freinds I will tell you right now there will be no excuses you will be a part of the group, you will enjoy yourself as that is the law around our camps we will not let you be lonely you will be acosted with a good morning and do you need anything and a helping hand will be on offer day or night,  as I believe that is what life is about not hiding from others, you will be a part of the group, I think I stated somewhere before "the next person you meet may be your best friend for life"  if you have said g'day to other campers, you have already broken the ice the next step should be easy, dont need to tell you that we would love to have you at our fire anytime, anyway just my thoughts.

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Hi All,
This is an excellent idea - I do think there is a real need for a single's section on the site.  We've also had quite a few emails from wannabe single travellers; some from people who would like to hook up with others to travel in convoy and others from those just wondering how safe it is for a solo on the road.  We'll create a new section in the main navigation specifically for singles which will include a message board and relevant stories.  We hope to put that online in the next week or two.

-- Edited by Webmaster at 07:48, 2008-08-06

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Sounds great, hope to meet up with folk like you and yours Dave; sure I will.
Happy Travells to all.
Cheers
Carolyn

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Hi

Am very pleased to hear it is going to be up and running.

While travelling alone it does get to be a bit of a worry that something may go wrong and may get 'stuck' in a myriad of ways. Just having someone else around can be a comfort alone let alone security concerns.

Just like Ole Grizzly I do like my own company a lot of the time and even though can have a chat around the park or when doing the sightseeing thing during the daytime it can get very lonely in the evening when you can hear and see other people having their happy hours and socialising etc and I am there having a stubbie on my own listening to some garbage on the radio.

I do enjoy my travelling but this suggestion of Daves single travellers can just make things even better.

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ahhh!!! the power of the people, a website for single nomads, I feel a lot happier knowing it is there, I think that this is what the forum should be about, to help people, if you choose to be alone (as we all do from time to time)  thats great but to think you are rejected by others just because of your single status, to me is a type of discrimination, there is enough of that in this world without bringing it to the campsite. tmw folk like me are everywhere, folk that reject other folk are rare and will be doomed to a lonely life of misery and I think well deserved if they choose to bring this crap to the camp. love to meet you all on a camp one day, as I said to grizz, no doors at my camp, dont be shy, be happy  well done to mrs webmaster ( I forgive you for not revealing your age!!!)  wink just an afterthought, this in no way is to be a rejection of single folk from this forum, I love your input and I love your views, (not sure about extaff and her nudie ideas though hah, hah,) I love to give advice and help when and where I can as do a lot of other people, the singles site is a space just for you, but this forum is for everybody and that includes singles  hmm

-- Edited by dave06 at 11:48, 2008-08-06

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Hi

I think I may have got the Single travellers list wrong. Is it singles status or a single traveller???

I am married but a lot of time I travel on my own because of circumstances with my wifes commitments.

I still have the same problems.

Hagley



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Ray, my initial placement on the forum was and still is directed at the solo's, I have seen so many on our trips, and tried to be of benefit to all that will accept help, you choose to travel alone and whilst this is your choice and far be it for me to tell you what to do, I really feel for the one's who have not got the choice of either travelling alone or travelling with one's partner, the choice for these people, and I dont want to sound condescending ,god, please forgive me if I do, is travel alone or not travel, end of the day, you go home to your wife, end of the day these lovely people (male and female) through no fault or their own go home to an empty house, I find this extremely alienating and daunting, I would and do reach out, and if I can help in any way I can and do and will, as I feel all decent nomads should, whilst you enjoy your time alone as a novelty and personal choice, and I do not condemn you for it,  there are a lot of people out there for whom it is not and they should not be condemed for it either, please do not take umbridge, that is not my intent , there is of course plenty of alternatives for you but very limited to a widow or widower, I am merely trying to open up different pathways for us all to travel and along the way provoke some thought and humanity for others, only the rantings and thoughts, for what they are worth, of a big, soft, stupid old man, but hey, thats me in a nutshell weirdface 

-- Edited by dave06 at 17:02, 2008-08-06

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Thank you for making this so very clear to me..... I was just not sure if you meant it was for single people or people who were travelling alone.

I still think its a great idea and hope it is very successful.

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Hagley



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ray, the singles forum, once started is out of my control, it will live or die, it is up to the users, it becomes whatever the users wish it to be, if you think you could be a contributing member of a group such as the singles then neither I nor anybody else can or would try to stop you, if I caused some bad feelings then I am sorry, that was not my intention, as I stated in my last post, I try to help when I see a need, the idea was not to cause harm, quite the opposite

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Thats OK Dave.....I am certainly not offended. I really was not sure what you meant by single travellers. By what I have read in this forum you put a lot into this and I congratulate you on your effort. In fact there are many people out there who contribute a lot of worthwhile advice.

Am going to take your advice and turn that rubbish off the radio the next time I`m away and will hide the shyness and go over and make myself known and say "Gday"......... who knows it just might be you.

See ya mate

Ray Hagley

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mate, as I keep saying , be glad to have ya

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Can't wait! I think it s quite valid to want to hook-up with others if you are a solo traveller, by choice or circumstance.

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Dave, a great idea. I've been on my own now for 10 years and enjoy my own ompany (mostly). I'll be travelling on my own. No choice here. But travel I will and by and large people are pretty wonderful and I talk to everyone. I'm not shy or afraid of travelling solo but it's really nice to know there are a lot like me - in fact, as you say, a lot more than you'd imagine. It would be great to hook up with other solos - so count me in! (by the way, my avatar is still a dream at present - am hoping to sell my house soon to fund my nomad existence).
Cheers, Sue hmm


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Hi
I have just found your site and will be travelling solo as soon as I buy a trailer - yes I'll be travelling rough. I wonder if we could drop the term single traveller and use solo traveller instead for the site to avoid confusion and unwanted conotations. As a female travelling alone I would feel more comfortable with the term solo.

Happy camping
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Couldn't agree more, Jo

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As posted in other threads, sure hope some solo's visit here in Greenvale, Qld.

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