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Meet up: Special SAB Camp NNSW (Memorial for andyamine) All welcome, but registration required.

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Today was Christian (anydyamine)'s funeral. A very sad day that many in our community could not share because of distance, short notice, and proximity to EGA & Xmas.
Christian used to organise several of the SAB camp outs which were weekends in a beautiful location in northern NSW exploring plants and rituals.
 

I thought it would be a fitting tribute to organise one of these camp outs with plenty of notice sometime in the new year 2018 so that everyone who missed out on the funeral can come and participate in a memorial gathering. No need to have known him to attend, but I suggest to familiarise yourself with his contribution on these forums.
 

It will be a fun weekend. We don't want to be sad, but we want to remember him for the kind and generous person he was. There will be music, campfire, nature walks, maybe some workshops and lectures, and lots of socialising.

 

Please indicate your expressions of interest either here or on the FB thread (or both).
 

This is a picture of Christian at one of the SAB camps a few years ago. He was in his element.

 

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Update 10/03/2018

Ok folks, the date i set. Sorry it took so long, but I had to wait for a few other things to fall into place. Please start making your arrangements to come to Mullumbimby from the 20th to the 22nd. Camping on my property will be available from friday lunchtime through to monday lunchtime. If you want to stay around the area before or after then please make independent arrangements.

if you can only make it for part of the time then please aim to be there for at least saturday afternoon. This is when we will take some time out to specifically remember Christian as a whole group.

To avoid unpredictable numbers this event will be ticketed and there will be a $10 fee. This is simply so we don't get people announcing big groups, but then not turning up. The funds will also help with costs such as toilets, shelters, etc.
I haven't quite worked out how to set this all up yet, but will provide details in the next few days. I'll also get some quotes and then set up a donations target. Not aiming for anything big, but just the essentials. It all depends on the group size too. Anyone who can't afford the $10 please discuss with me privately.


The fire danger period will be finished by then, so a communal fire in the open paddock should be no problem unless there is unseasonal hot & dry weather. The property has a lot of long grass, so there can't be any fires in other areas, but you can use camping stoves etc.. A BBQ will also be provided for anyone to use. A tap with drinkable bore water is also available for refilling water bottles, etc.
I'll provide more info about what's available in mullum and what is not in the next few weeks.

The property is just 7mins drive from mullumbimby. It can be walked, but some of it is along a very fast and dangerous road, so best to arrange lifts to our laneway (which is still about 1km from the property).

 

 

 

Update 22/03/2018

To be able to keep tabs on numbers and contact details I've set up a hidden item in our webstore for the camping registration. You can't find the item by looking for it in the store. You can only get to it by using this link:
http://www.shaman-australis.com.au/shop/camp_site_booking_fee_per_person_pr_2145.php

Please register as soon as possible to allow us to start planning for numbers. As with any event, the sooner numbers are known the cheaper it is to get the required facilities.
Please note that anyone is welcome, but must have purchased a registration. If you can't afford the registration then talk to us.
Registrations are open till the 15th of april, but the sooner you can do it the better we can organise the event.

 

I have also set up a donations section on the forums for anyone wanting to contribute to the camp above and beyond the registration fee. I have not set a goal yet as i am not sure how much we'll need. The toilets alone are $600 for the weekend (for 2 of them). Haven't looked into marquee prices yet. It would also be nice to have some excess to organise a shared meal.

I am also working on having a kambo practitioner present for saturday morning. He/she won't be free, but heavily subsidised. This will be a good opportunity to earn your spots without paying the usual $150-$200.

 

 

 

 

 

Update 15/04/2018

Essential details for packing & travel. Go to post:

 

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This would be a big trip for me, i personally didnt know Christian but i've seen him about here and always appreciated his posts.

If I can make it up I will.

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I will there -  it will be fun.  

 

 

I've never gone up to Northern NSW for a meet up so will hopefully get to meet some new people. :) 

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Great idea, Torsten. I would love to make it, but it will depend on the weekend chosen. I'll keep an eye on the thread.

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I remember that school holiday weekends are a bad idea, so it will definitely be once kids go back.
Another date to keep in mind is university semester start. When is that? I'd love some advice on that for all states (school hols I can look up myself).
Usually the best dates are between end of school hols and start of uni.

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I am interested in attend. I am sad to hear he is gone :(.

 Would it be ok to bring the dog too?

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will have to check with the venue sharxx. I brought mine for the first ever camp out, but that's 15 years ago, so who knows what the rules are now.

 

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I want to make it to this one, depending on dates. Be cool to finally meet you Tosten, and sab folks is always good folks.

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Anybody from South Eastern Vic? Carpool?

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Hard to believe we lost another one. Christian was such a warm soul.

 

I'd love to make it If I can.

 

 

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On 12/19/2017 at 7:46 PM, Torsten said:

Another date to keep in mind is university semester start. When is that?

UQ and QUT kick off first semester on Feb 20 2018. Most of the uni's up here are around that time within a week or two. School is 23 Jan.

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I'll have to confirm when we know dates, but yeah I'm keen too. There was too much happening at EGA, I never got a chance to talk with most of you northerners - it'd be good to catch yas.

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I'd be interested, but doubt the dates will be right for me which is a shame. 

 

 

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Wondered what SAB might be.

Thought unlikely School of American Ballet, more likely Scientific Advisory Board.

 

Thought I might like to come along, but it will need depend upon transport, (and perhaps whether others have evaluated me as not scientific enough)

 

All the same, fare thee well andyamine

 

....editing this in "ah!... Shamanis Australis Botanicus,...hmmm that's me, can't see trees for the forest, . . ."

. . . the bigger picture too far burned into my skull to dodge, my oddity of mind might be indicative of somehow knowing ...  ah, nevermind.

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I'll be there come heaven or hell  (or whatever the saying is.)

 

I love you @Torsten for organising this sweetheart.  I was overseas for his service here in Nerang  (& worried that I wouldn't be welcome.)

 

Personally...  I really need this.  I haven't had a chance to say goodbye to Xtian nor reconcile it - it still seems so surreal.  I loved him so much, I can't comprehend that he is no longer with us.

 

Geezus, snot and tears everywhere.

 

If there is ANYTHING that I can do, please let me know.

 

I will do ANYTHING to see this happen and be there.

 

It's so lovely to read other comments in this thread.  @andyamine - Christian was such a beautiful soul...  I'll STFU as bawling so hard.

 

Torsten if you need ANYTHING I'm there for you.  Much love for organising this.  Love you still as much as I attempted to flirt with you while you were flirting with my then boyfriend in Cairns.  Those were the days...  I look forward to many more fun days gorgeous.

 

 

 

 

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,,   ...... Uncommonly browsing fb and i see andys face which  i had not seen for some time.... But the post, couldnt be, it is but, nah. SAB, surely it is another old raver lookalike..... 

This is the fucken shit part.  I left here after a few years and not having the understanding and experience the people i chatted with most and who accepted my ummmm, how shall i put it torsten? Extremely poor lifestyle choices exacerbated by heavy substance abuse, or, yes i use everything and daily but mostly 3 to 5 times daily, my body, cunts fucked dont care. Well leaving that left me to battle alone daily but still keep in touch. Fucken dc, he was a mate, that fuked me up and fuckn jew still makes me cry now, cunt. Andy was from the 90s though, had carried the bitch on his back as long and knew what i meant, carried each other thru some fucked out times and honestly i felt he was one of the ones that get out ya know. That part was only a small bit of the man though its where i met him head to head and appreciated it.

Honestly out of all the people, youd think to be fair the prick with no hope and no respect for much could take a place fuck sake. Sorry being an old junkie to see every close mate or one that accepted and knew you is the one pain worse than the ungodly WDs. 

Sorry to all who knew and loved Christian, and i for once apologise about the language Tbird, i dont deal well at all with memories. 

 

Whats your drug of choice? Well what have you got. 

Later. 

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Having issues securing the venue in a meaningful way. Wouldn't be fun if 150 kids were running around at the same time. And the cost of prebooking are pretty high too. It's all changed and not serving the purpose it used to.
So, I am looking at other options. There are various campgrounds that could do, but nothing where we can get exclusive use - especially not unless we commit a largish number. There are also a few who want to attend and don't want to camp rough, so some nearby accommodation would be good.

 

So here is one option I've been toying with. How about my place?  It's less than 5 mins from mullumbimby, lots of airbnbs around, hotel in town, no minimum or maximum numbers (within reason), plenty of flat land for camping, the option to hike up the mountain, etc. The neighbours will be cool with it as long as they get some notice and we're not ridiculously loud after midnight.
There is a bus and a shuttle bus to airport, plus anyone wanting to extend their stay and make a holiday out of it might want to hang in Byron for a couple of days or head up the gold coast, or Nimbin, Border Ranges, etc.

 

There would be some costs involved as we'd need to rent some porta potties and maybe a shower. Or maybe we can organise the use of the show ground shower block which is a 3 min drive. However traffic on our shared lane might be an issue with the neighbours, so probably best to keep everyone on site as much as possible.
It would be nice to maybe get a marquee for shade and rain shelter. So yeah, we might need to organise a little kitty for that, but it wouldn't be much (less than any other option I looked at).

 

Keep in mind that there is currently no house on the property so even simple things like a fridge, toilet, shower, etc don't exist.

 

I still want to give people as much notice as possible, but also do this before the nights get too cold, so we're now looking at early to mid april.  I'd like to hear any comments about the timing and location asap please so we can move ahead and set a date asap.

I should explain that my property is a 180ac on the western slope of Mt Chincogan - the local Mullumbimby landmark. There are a few acres of grassy flats at the bottom which we can use and a track that provides a nice hike to the top of the mountain with stunning views to Byron and the ocean.

 

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Sounds great T but i couldnt do early April as i will be overseas Friday 20th would be great for me. I am prepared to donate some cash too for this meet up

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That's extremely generous of you my friend. I think the general timing and location are ideal.

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Timing and venue sound great. Im ready for a road trip.

April........ it will be a moral  though that as soon as we head up the coast,

the conditions will become perfect for Subs up i the mountains.  oh well, community is more important.

 

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As soon as the dates set I'll do whatever I can to be there.

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Definitely there as I said T.  For myself, flying down from NQ, it would be cheaper to fly into Brisbane rather than Coolangatta and make my way from BNE/GC to your property.

I wish I could pitch in some money as the lovely @sharxx101 offered.  Not on Messenger anymore so please message me via the forums if there is anything I can help with.  

 

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