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Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:19 am
by kanangra
Share your gems of wisdom people. One liners preferably. I'll start.:

Get most of your miles done early. Gives you plenty of time to set up camp and take things easy at the end of the day.

K.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:30 am
by Drifting
Plan an easy second day.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:09 am
by Son of a Beach
I'm sure everyone's heard this before, but it has to be said...

Don't eat yellow snow.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:34 am
by Michael_Kingston
Don't listen to people who say it is too cold to walk in Tassie in winter ....

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:42 am
by Lindsay
It's just an easy walk to the top from here.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:06 am
by geoskid
Don't try and force what I'm seeing to fit the map - I'm simply not where I thought I was!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:18 am
by ollster
-I'm not lost, everybody else is.
-(to paraphrase a TV show) Bushwalking sober is like... camping... sober.
-Peakbagging is a great opportunity to go to quite a few places you'll never want to return to.
-Don't cross thread gas cannisters.
-When scrub bashing, don't turn a one-way trip into a circuit.
-You never know how steep it really is until you are right below it.
-Never leave your pack unattended in the presence of idiots, and if you do, always check for rocks.
-Don't take pre-sliced salami on a multi-day bushwalk.

I'll think of more later...

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:32 am
by tomberli
Don't sweat over petty things - don't pet the sweaty things!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:39 am
by Azza
--I'm not lost, everybody else is.


I don't think the rest of the party felt that way at the time...

-Don't take pre-sliced salami on a multi-day bushwalk.


Don't go walking with people who take pre-sliced salami..

Contrary to what the person said at the time - its not a genius idea..

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 12:05 pm
by tomberli
If all else fails, recite the witch sketch from Monty Python

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 12:16 pm
by ollster
aljscott wrote:
--I'm not lost, everybody else is.


I don't think the rest of the party felt that way at the time...


Was I not on the route? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 1:25 pm
by Azza
ollster wrote:
aljscott wrote:
--I'm not lost, everybody else is.


I don't think the rest of the party felt that way at the time...


Was I not on the route? :mrgreen:


On the route, but not with the plan..

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 2:44 pm
by johnw
Everything is twice as far as it looks on the map.

Always choose a flat tent site.

It will invariably rain torrentially before you are able to get your wet weather gear on.

Don't take Nutella on multiday walks. In fact, don't take Nutella at all.

Never offer your finger to a possum.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 3:18 pm
by woka
"It might hurt a bit, but it won't kill you" is not a reason to jump off something.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 3:22 pm
by ILUVSWTAS
2+2 IS 4 after all!!!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:15 pm
by Drifting
tomberli wrote:Don't sweat over petty things - don't pet the sweaty things!


HEY- We need love too! :x

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:20 pm
by Drifting
On behalf of my step-son, he would say:

Don't eat wombat poo when you know your stepfather wont share his drink with you afterwards. Even if he pays you $5.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:55 pm
by ILUVSWTAS
After reading that previous post, something ive learnt, DONT WALK WITH DRIFTING AND HIS STEP-SON

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 8:59 pm
by Drifting
Just don't take bribes from me, and you'll be fine..... :D

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:25 pm
by corvus
I could swear I saw you put the gas cannister in your pack
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:27 pm
by corvus
What do you mean you have the tent poles/pegs?
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:29 pm
by corvus
Hey Dad why has the back of you leg turned black :?
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:31 pm
by corvus
Dont try to dehydrate tuna slices
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:32 pm
by corvus
Dehydrateted Kippers dont work :lol:
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:35 pm
by corvus
If you dehydrate Chicken make sure it is minced .
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:40 pm
by tas-man
When you can't find the expensive rented Sat-phone that you thought you left at the last campsite, empty EVERYTHING out of your pack, including the sleeping bag in the bottom AND pack liner, and shake your pack while upside down - IT WILL BE THERE :oops: - and save a lot of arguments about who is going to jog back to look for it :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:44 pm
by corvus
Allways check the Sleeping bag liner :lol:
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:46 pm
by corvus
Never trust Greenlight Matches
corvus

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:48 pm
by Drifting
Gee- and people don't want to walk with ME........

corvus, you've gone to the school of hiking hard knocks! LOL

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:51 pm
by corvus
If you imbibe never run out of medicinal liquid not ever even on a 10 day walk ,dump the Sleeping Bag or Mat if needs be :lol:
corvus