Jeff's Walk


Jeff's Walk - The book
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Diary/Notes/Thoughts/Photos for upcoming book

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Electronic book now available on line (US$4.99)

ABC Brisbane site for ABC interview 12th June 2009

Downloadable MP3 file (24Megs) ABC interview 12th June 2009

ABC Brisbane 612 book review 20th June 2009

Jeff's Track - Click for POSITION page

Jeff Johnson (age 66) has walked from the Spencer Gulf to The Gulf of Carpentaria
Raising funds and awareness for the Deaf-Blind Association (NSW) Inc.

He left Port Augusta on the 5th of April 2007 and arrived at Kurumba, Queensland on Sunday, 2nd of September, a walk of approximately five months duration. The journey was planned and researched over a period of 12 months and the planned departure date was the 1st of April (not that walking across Australia would be foolish). He did well to leave within a few days of the planned departure date.

Please help Jeff raise funds for the DeafBlind Association by phoning your local talkback radio station. Ask them to mention Jeff's journey, the Deaf-Blind Association and this web site. They can also contact Jeff to interview him. Media
Or, please email your family and friends and tell them about Jeff's journey and this website.

Jeff's Walk is raising money and awareness for the DeafBlind Association (NSW) Inc. Donations

He was in daily contact via short-wave Amateur Radio on the 40 metre band.
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Jeff's walk is aiming to raise $60,000 towards the purchase of a bus for transport and excursions for DeafBlind persons including wheelchair access.

DeafBlind and Jeff thank you very much for your kindness..

There are several reasons for Jeff's walk but one of the most important is to raise funds and awareness for the DeafBlind Association. He is making an enormous effort to walk this distance on his own WITHOUT a support backup vehicle of any kind. Everything he needs for the journey he carries on his back in a backpack. This includes, food, water, clothing, a small tent, thermal sleeping bag, the satellite phone, radio equipment, antenna and a battery big enough for reliable communications. He wears a solar charging panel around his neck to keep power up to the battery while he walks in the hot sun. At night, this time of year the temperatures can drop to around zero degrees Celsius and so warm bedding and clothing are essential and this is quite heavy to carry over a long distance. The weight of the backpack is about 28 Kg. His fresh water supply weighs 8 Kg alone. Every possible saving in weight has been made, for example, even the toothbrush is cut in half.

Jeff would very much appreciate any donations toward this very worthwhile cause.
Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. Thank you in advance.







Since 23rd May, 2007

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