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The Bogged Blog

Updated: Jun 11

Most of us have been there before - bogged... but some do it better than others! Whether it be on a cattle station during the wet (or dry), your farm or just on a road trip when you get 'unlucky' there's always a good bogged story to follow.


We all take some gratification thinking 'thank God that wasn't me' when someone gets bogged, and if it's a mate it usually involves a case of beer being handed over as a 'penalty'. Unless you were in the passenger seat urging them on saying "she'll be right mate, give it a go!", then you might be the one coughing up a few cold ones.


Here is a collection of some of the best bogged 'attempts' RFTTE members have posted on the RFTTE.com FB group... if you have one worthy for inclusion send it in for consideration to members@rftte.com or you can post it on the FB group here... in the meantime enjoy these bogged bewdies...

Anna Plains Station WA 2000 by Joe Grace
Anna Plains Station WA 2000 by Joe Grace

1 loader, 3 road trains… getting out of a boggy situation c/o @cattlemans_daughter at Kalyeeda Station via Instagram.



Road Train bogged by Rod Tyrrell
Road Train bogged by Rod Tyrrell

Some impressive skills by this grader operator to get out of a sticky situation.



Soft patch by Sheree Lukins
Soft patch by Sheree Lukins

This effort by the illustrious Bouta via Twitter. And that's a slab any day of the week Bouts!


Not moooving... Tractor Troubles by Thabo Alberts
Not moooving... Tractor Troubles by Thabo Alberts

Where to from here!? by Trevor Stevens
Where to from here!? by Trevor Stevens

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS: GETTING BOGGED IN A DROUGHT!

The first of 5 triple road trains containing 2,000 Rangeland Goats from an Ausgoat client's property South-East of Bollon, QLD. In the worst drought imaginable... Feb 2019.



Free advertising by Terry Foley
Some free advertising for Northern Stock Water;) by Terry Foley

Keep left by Luke Simmons
Keep left by Luke Simmons

Dog Bogged! By Scotty Cooke
Dog Bogged! By Scotty Cooke

Bit sticky by Doug Cowey



Dam! By Paul Innes
Dam it! By Paul Innes

Always pays to have an awning when you're in a bog
Always pays to have an awning when you're in a bog situation.

Quite a bit to take in here... By Tristan Fox Wilson
Quite a bit to take in here... By Tristan Fox Wilson

Axle time with Neil Dunbar
Axle time by Neil Dunbar (a good place to be inside the cab!?)

Bogged the yellow canary! By Travis West
Bogged the yellow canary! By Travis West

Just out firewood collecting! By Trevor Holmes
Just out firewood collecting! By Trevor Holmes

Double Trouble by Peter Pope
Double Trouble by Peter Pope

Need another tractor to get this out! By Andrew Rutterford
Need another tractor to get this out! By Andrew Rutterford

Gawn! By Tom Gill
Gawn! By Tom Gill

D Blogged by Clive Hill
D Bogged by Clive Hill

B Grade by Adrian Dayes
B Grade by Adrian Dayes

Beach Bogged by Joshua Black
Beach Bogged by Joshua Black

A classic - one for the ages | Geoff in background we were driving around our property stopped for a second to check dead trees for firewood and sank by Dawn Johnson
A classic - one for the ages | Geoff in background we were driving around our property stopped for a second to check dead trees for firewood and sank by Dawn Johnson.

A very boggy bog by Ryan Dawes
A very boggy bog by Ryan Dawes

We're going to need that bike unloaded by Nathen Wakefield
We're going to need that bike unloaded by Nathen Wakefield

Getting bogged is also a night time activity by Alaine Pollard
Getting bogged is not just a day time activity... by Alaine Pollard

Look Mum a Bogged Wheelie! By Nathen Wakefield
Look Mum a Bogged Wheelie! By Nathen Wakefield

All good mate, just follow me! By Malcolm Willis
All good mate, just follow me! By Malcolm Willis

The 'double stacks' on this Cruiser don't seem to have helped! By Ross Upfield
The 'double stacks' on this Cruiser don't seem to have helped! By Ross Upfield

When you and your vehicle get bogged by Jon Ragnar Schneider
When you and your vehicle get bogged by Jon Ragnar Schneider

Not quite a wheelie! By Jono Farquhar
Not quite a wheelie! By Jono Farquhar

Gawn fish'n - well kind of! By Phillip Wicks
Gawn fish'n - well kind of! By Phillip Wicks

Harvest Bog | Walgett 2021 by Ryan Barden
Harvest Bog | Walgett 2021 by Ryan Barden

Like quick sand by Damien Gibbons
Like quick sand by Damien Gibbons

Just below Arnhem Land 2021 by Dan Foley
Just below Arnhem Land 2021 by Dan Foley

Drizabone bogged! By Paul Youman
Drizabone bogged! By Paul Youman

When getting bogged is a family affair! By Simon Cheatham | Moree, NSW April 2021


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Jeff Bush | Even the big boys get bogged!
Even the big boys get bogged! By Jeff Bush

Jack Jones | A ruined morning
A morning ruined by Jack Jones

John O'Deere! By Harry Welton
John O'Deere! By Harry Welton

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Like a pig in mud! | By Lachlan Waterhouse and Courtney Oakman

Double Trouble by Glen Herron
Double Trouble by Glen Herron

Anyone seen a wash bay? By Guy Lawrence
Anyone seen a wash bay? By Guy Lawrence

Anyone say Smoko?! By Euan Bell
Anyone say Smoko?! By Euan Bell

This was cutting fire breaks about 11yrs ago took a bit of unsticking!! By Jodie Anderson
This was cutting fire breaks about 11yrs ago took a bit of unsticking!! By Jodie Anderson

A classic, proper bogged by Robert McIvor
A classic, proper bogged by Roger McIvor

Full tilt by Lachie Bell

Bring yer gumboots? by Sean Seymour
Bring yer gumboots? by Sean Seymour

Bit of sun and she'll be out by Richard Wall
Bit of sun and she'll be out by Richard Wall

Ain't no Kenworth by Dakota Suzette
Ain't no Kenworth by Dakota Suzette

Low tide by Rah Morrow
Low tide by Rah Morrow

Kalgoorlie puddle! By Mark Forster
Kalgoorlie puddle! By Mark Forster

We have a plan! By Steve Lance


A nice tidy bog By Sam Mullon

Croc infested waters getting into camp and drove into a wash out By Byron Miles
Croc infested waters getting into camp and drove into a wash out By Byron Miles

Up to the tray by Levi Jenke
Up to the tray by Levi Jenke

Hey at least I got a spare if we get a flat! By James Price
Hey at least I got a spare if we get a flat! By James Price: "Not the worst.. but not the best either! Few logs under the tyres got it out".

No one needs to know by Brayden Grose
No one needs to know by Brayden Grose

"Yep only 300m from dry ground!" By Robert Parkinson

Soft Patch by John Gover
Soft Patch by John Gover

Dozing off! By Dan Czislowski
Dozing off! By Dan Czislowski

That sinking feeling by D'Arcy Davidson
That sinking feeling by D'Arcy Davidson


Looked firm! By John Alcock
Looked firm! By John Alcock

Big Yella by Cody Wickham
Big Yella by Cody Wickham

Care to elaborate Rhys Corke? | By Tom Lattimore
Care to elaborate Rhys Corke? | By Tom Lattimore

Yamahahaha! By Cipp Murray
Yamahahaha! By Cipp Murray

All the wheel types here | By Callie Hermanson
All the wheel types here | By Callie Hermanson

Bugger it, just leave it! By Matt Slater
Bugger it, just leave it! By Matt Slater

Camo, nothing to see here By Jackson Schuster
Camo, nothing to see here By Jackson Schuster

Hay now! By Callie Hermanson

Sharing is caring by Mick Veale
Sharing is caring by Mick Veale

Hope this counts, on a detour on the way up to cape York 1986, a genuine 3 day bog | By Dave Medling
Hope this counts, on a detour on the way up to cape York 1986, a genuine 3 day bog | By Dave Medling

Anyone seen a dozer round here? By Lance Mitchell
Anyone seen a dozer round here? By Lance Mitchell

AN ABSOLUTE BOGMARE

No images but this is a cracking bogged yarn by Cameron McCumstie... thanks for sharing Cam:


When we were kids coming back from a fishing trip around 1998 we came across someone waving us down on the Highway.


They told us there were 8 vehicles badly bogged less than 1km from the main road so we drove in to look for ourselves.


Sure enough there were people everywhere digging in the thick Kimberley mud, every vehicle was either bogged to the chassis or halfway up the doors on one side.


But we only counted 7 vehicles?


We thought maybe the other one was further up the track until we noticed a bit of blue & white sitting just off the side of the track in the bush.


We formed a plan with another friend to hook up a snatch strap between both vehicles, hook another strap up to a nearby tree and then try to winch the vehicles out one by one.


This worked for the first 5 but then the last 2 needed a bit of help using a 2 vehicle snatch (yes it worked but you need to know what you're doing).


Now onto the last vehicle, as we know Toyota's make a great rig and the HJ47 was/is bulletproof, but when we realised the bit we could see sticking out was the passenger side front roof... that was an issue.


So a couple of men did the unenviable job of digging/swimming in the mud to hook a cable onto the chassis/Bullbar.


After a lot of digging and gentle pressure on the winch of the 80 Series, a wet mud engulfed HJ47 ute was dragged out of the hole it had sat in for about 14 hours.


Everyone then pitched in to clean off as much mud as possible so the ute could be towed home. But the owner said she'll be right and after double checking the engine wasn't waterlogged or damaged he gave the key a light turn.


She turned over nicely so then he gave it a start and bloody hell she started!


We all headed back to Derby at a very slow speed, exhausted, covered in mud and driving through the light rain. Unfortunately only 35kms down the road the hero vehicle, our friends 80 Series hit a bull and pushed the radiator back into the engine fan!


We stopped and had to use a strap to pull the bullbar off the passenger side front wheel so we could tow them home.


The whole saga took place over 5 hours after we expected to arrive home but the friendships, mateship and Aussie Bush know how got everyone out and back home in one piece.


Now that was one of many big bogs I've seen or been involved with.



Original Blog Post 29th November 2023


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