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Making the most of my first Safari

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    Im booked for ten days in mid September for a plains game hunt in South Africa. This is my first African hunt and I decided I was gonna make the most of it. Im planning to wear jodphors and high boots to dress as close to Teddy Roosevelt as I can, including a 1889 campaign hat. Ive been wearing the boots to beak them in. At work (Im a cop), I wear my uniform pants over them; but still some folks notice, (my boos just shakes his head); but off duty my "normal wear" has been breaches or riding pants and boots ever since my divorse (last year), which is when I started planning my safari.

    No doubt there are "better" outfits, and more comfortable clothes; but Im gonna have fun. I figure even if I mess up every shot, I'll still have fun and everybody will get a good laugh; but if I do as well as I hope then It'll be even more memorable.

    Yeah, Im gonna take regular shoes and pants "just in case". Only wish I had a 405....

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    What the heck.....go big or go home....right!!
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    It will be a blast! And I am pretty sure you want mess up every shot..lol
    Looking forward to hear the story. Just remember to take a lot of pics!
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    I am sure you will have a great time and that is the only thing that matters
    As Wolverine67 said. Take lots of photos and give us a report of your hunting adventure.
    Looking very much forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwegianwoods View Post
    Take lots of photos and give us a report of your hunting adventure.
    Looking very much forward to it
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine67 View Post
    Just remember to take a lot of pics!
    The reporting back to us is probably the next most important part of the trip!!!
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    Good luck.
    Should be a memorable photo album. Make sure you use Sepia tones in Photoshop.
    Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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    Really looking forward for those pics.

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    I had thought about wearing the jodphors and boots on the plane; but the thought of having to deal with SA Customs etc, while in garb gave me pause.

    As for Pics--OH yeah. I have four 32gig memory cards. The only question is gonna be what cost more pics or trophies

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    I have a genuine English pith helmet in great condition and in my hat size but my wife said that if I attempted to wear it to RSA next summer I would be dead before I got on the plane.



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    Stylish!
    Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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    Teddy would be honored. It's a hoot to see the attire the hunters wore back then.
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