DropTableAdventures - Yes we Can(ning)! - We’re doing the CSR, but first, some preparations…


Season Identifier S08E01
Original Filename 01-canning-prep.mov
Date Filmed 2022-07-30 - 2022-10-29
Date Uploaded 2022-10-30 04:49:33 UTC
Date Released 2022-11-02 06:55:01 UTC
Location(s) Melbourne, VIC
Notable Equipment A lot of gear for the Canning
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, Nikon Z Fc with 16-50 VR, Viltrox 13mm F/1.4
Software Used Final Cut Pro, mCallout, OmniGraffle, QGIS
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This one was partially filmed after the trip, for a few missing things, don’t mind the anachronism :)

This began Season 8, because why not? It’s going to be a big trip.



The Canning Stock Route is a 1800km 4WD track through the middle of very remote Western Australia, following the boundaries of a historic stock route.

With only one fuel stop in the middle, and potentially being hundreds of km from the next nearest people, it’s important to be carrying everything you’ll need because there will be no opportunity to pick it up on the way.

I cover some history of the CSR, then set out preparing our vehicle to tackle it, covering water, food, fuel, equipment, spare parts, navigation and communication - everything you need to get out the other end in one piece.

All that’s left is to drive half way across Australia to get to the start of it.

Some links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBCgvCSHvXk - more details on our radio setup

https://www.xnatmap.org/adnm/docs/csr%20exp/CSR%20WENHOLZ%20%202016.pdf - Russel Wenholz’s book detailing the story of the first Canning crossing by 4WD

00:00 Intro 00:28 A brief history of the CSR 03:15 Preparing for the CSR 04:04 Fuel 05:40 Water 06:35 Food 09:27 Rubbish 10:09 Sodastream - is it any good? Is it useful? 10:44 Spare Parts 14:19 Camping Gear 14:44 Navigation 16:51 Communication 18:47 Permits 19:55 Outro