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Old 31-03-2010, 11:47   #1
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Crew Needed for Historical Reenactment

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An Australian adventurer planning to re-create Captain William Bligh's famous voyage after the mutiny on the Bounty is looking for last-minute replacements for two of his crew.
Don McIntyre, captain of the Talisker Bounty, is calling for two people who can be in Sydney by April 8 to take part in the seven-week voyage from Tonga to Timor.
They will set sail aboard an open wooden vessel on April 28, exactly 221 years after Bligh and 18 loyal sailors were cast adrift off the Tongan island of Tofua.
They will live on meagre provisions during the mission
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Like this sounds like fun!

But from the website its worse (or better):
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Don McIntyre, Mike Perham and two others will set off for the 4000 mile journey in an open boat - with not enough food - no charts - and no toilet paper. Can we survive on of the greatest open boat journeys in Maritime History?

http://www.taliskerbountyboat.com/

So it seems 2 had second thoughts (an IQ spurted into life?) and now they need 2 more....

Any takers?

What next? Shackeltons row? Volunteers?!
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Old 31-03-2010, 11:57   #2
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Call me when they reinact the Donner expedition.
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Old 31-03-2010, 12:58   #3
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Call me when they reinact the Donner expedition.
LOL....you kill me...I was gonna say Shakleton...but Donner....that wins!
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Old 31-03-2010, 13:13   #4
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....you kill me!
GOOD one!!


(hey with a screen name like this what would you expect me to think of?)
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The Donner Party is much more famous, I suppose, but folks around Colorado might mention Alfred Packer - Alferd Packer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - as one of your models, Canibul. When I was a student at the University of Colorado, the cafeteria in the student center was christened the Alfred Packer Memorial Cafeteria (or something like that), and, rather than breaking a bottle of champagne over some cafeteria object, the dedication was made official by throwing a baseball size ball of raw, bloody ground beef against a wall.

But I digress. Don McIntyre is the famous Tasmanian yachtsman who loaned Jessica Watson the S&S 34 that is now known as Ella's Pink Lady. He's an interesting character, and here's a thorough report on his Bounty re-enactment: Mike Perham : Challenge and Adventure.com (scroll down to second item).

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What a coincidence

I'm planning a re-enactment of the Franklin Expedition next winter. Franklin's lost expedition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All we need is 128 people to get lost in the ice of the North-West passage, run out of supplies and resort to cannibalism (had to get that in there) prior to perishing from various unpleasant means.

That being said, I think that MarkJ may be having us on with it being April 1 in his part of the world already. Who in their right mind would volunteer for this kind of stuff?
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That being said, I think that MarkJ may be having us on with it being April 1 in his part of the world already. Who in their right mind would volunteer for this kind of stuff?
It gets even better, Dave . . . to participate in this tortuous re-enactment, I believe I read somewhere that you must PAY $30,000! So, who's the fool?

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OMG!

This guy must be one heck of a Svengali type to pull this off. I hope that there's no grape kool-aid involved.
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Anyone up for a brisk row.... to the NORTH POLE?!

Would you join world's top adventurer on a row to the North Pole?
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"re-enactment Franklin expedition"
Would be much more fun to re-enact Greeley Expedition,
American signalcorp (no s) army officer and crew, who
set out to find out what happened to Franklin Expedition
and explore for northwest passage...When the ship that was sent
to pick them up was sunk by ice they spent 2 winters
on the ice of Baffin Bay, Baffin Island and Greenland...sleighing
walking and sailing their way back to civilization.
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Sorry Mark, you lost me at no toilet paper. I think the government should step in, going off shore without toilet paper. To heck with water, food, charts...NO toilet paper..let that sink in....
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Anyone for an Apollo 13 reinactment?
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