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Re: Things I have learnt.

Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:19 pm

corvus wrote:I could swear I saw you put the gas cannister in your pack
corvus


Still knew how to light a fire :lol:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:21 pm

corvus wrote:What do you mean you have the tent poles/pegs?
corvus

This took a bit more thought but we did it

Re: Things I have learnt.

Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:25 pm

corvus wrote:Hey Dad why has the back of you leg turned black :?
corvus


Dont worry Son it is only dirt (try torn Hammie) , no worries only one an a bit days to go :) :roll:
corvus

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sat 16 Jan, 2010 7:58 am

... that no one is a bushman in a fog, except me because I don't mind getting lost.

... before starting a walk, I mark the car as a waypoint on the GPS. So that when I'm away from the car, the car feels like it isn't lost.

Warren.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sat 16 Jan, 2010 12:36 pm

If you ever lend your tent or stove kit to anyone, check it thoroughly when you get it back, or before you next pack it for a walk, to make sure there are no bits missing or broken!

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sat 16 Jan, 2010 12:40 pm

Some things better than others :roll:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sat 16 Jan, 2010 7:10 pm

Just one more little rise and then it all downhillfrom there.

ff

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sun 17 Jan, 2010 12:44 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:If you ever lend your tent or stove kit to anyone, check it thoroughly when you get it back, or before you next pack it for a walk, to make sure there are no bits missing or broken!


NEVER lend stuff!! :wink:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sun 17 Jan, 2010 1:47 pm

Lindsay wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:If you ever lend your tent or stove kit to anyone, check it thoroughly when you get it back, or before you next pack it for a walk, to make sure there are no bits missing or broken!


NEVER lend stuff!! :wink:


If you do loan stuff write down who and when and then put the note where you won't forget where you put it.

Tony (I think)

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sun 17 Jan, 2010 9:08 pm

Trust what you can see and don't ignore your own common sense.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Sun 17 Jan, 2010 9:54 pm

Trust my GPS, it's right and I'm wrong!

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 7:12 am

Don't allow more than one GPS to be operating at any one time, it just ends up in arguments... :D

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 7:13 am

Son of a Beach wrote:I'm sure everyone's heard this before, but it has to be said...

Don't eat yellow snow.


Don't eat brown snow either. :D

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 8:03 am

ollster wrote:Don't allow more than one GPS to be operating at any one time, it just ends up in arguments... :D


Hence why I've stopped bringing mine along...

Agrument? or navigational stupidity?

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 8:10 am

aljscott wrote:
ollster wrote:Don't allow more than one GPS to be operating at any one time, it just ends up in arguments... :D


Hence why I've stopped bringing mine along...

Agrument? or navigational stupidity?


That mixed with a certain degree of stubborness :)

Stopped bringing it along?? Or just stopped coming altogether Azz?? :wink:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 10:26 am

ILUVSWTAS wrote:
aljscott wrote:
ollster wrote:Don't allow more than one GPS to be operating at any one time, it just ends up in arguments... :D


Hence why I've stopped bringing mine along...

Agrument? or navigational stupidity?


That mixed with a certain degree of stubborness :)

Stopped bringing it along?? Or just stopped coming altogether Azz?? :wink:


:wink: bit of both really..
Although the not coming along is more to do with just being busy combined with laziness..

Its not everyday I'm amped for a 14.95hr scrub bash navigating only via GPS and stubborness..

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 10:29 am

Hehe yeh thats a good point mate! Still, it's nice to be able to say we've been to one of the hardest peaks on the HWC list!! even if it did take 15 tough hrs

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 10:45 am

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Hehe yeh thats a good point mate! Still, it's nice to be able to say we've been to one of the hardest peaks on the HWC list!! even if it did take 15 tough hrs


Which reminds me of another thing I've learnt... "I don't remember it being that bad" or similar is usually a gross understatement.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 2:34 pm

When using your GPS to navigate back to the bus consider that someone might have moved the bus :roll:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 2:35 pm

Consider walking poles as casual acquaintances rather than as long term friends to avoid disappointment.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 2:37 pm

Brett wrote:Consider walking poles as casual acquaintances rather than as long term friends to avoid disappointment.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe if you were a bit more gentle on your casual acquaintances they would become long term friends.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 2:39 pm

ollster wrote:
ILUVSWTAS wrote:Hehe yeh thats a good point mate! Still, it's nice to be able to say we've been to one of the hardest peaks on the HWC list!! even if it did take 15 tough hrs


Which reminds me of another thing I've learnt... "I don't remember it being that bad" or similar is usually a gross understatement.


Similar to the person who has been there before saying "It isn't much further". At this point settle in for the long haul.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Mon 18 Jan, 2010 2:40 pm

Consider what is going to happen if your GPS, upon which you are relying totally, decides just to quit.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Thu 21 Jan, 2010 2:46 pm

Office electronics are designed for a nice dry air-conditioned office :shock:

Re: Things I have learnt.

Thu 21 Jan, 2010 2:59 pm

"It doesn't look slippery" is asking for trouble...

(Otherwise known as the "thin-layer-of-ice-on-rock-isn't-always-obvious" rule.)

Re: Things I have learnt.

Thu 21 Jan, 2010 3:01 pm

Anything you consciously decide to leave at home will be needed. Especially if it was waterproof trousers.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Thu 21 Jan, 2010 3:04 pm

Taurë-rana wrote:
Brett wrote:Consider walking poles as casual acquaintances rather than as long term friends to avoid disappointment.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe if you were a bit more gentle on your casual acquaintances they would become long term friends.


More gentle, I positively are afraid to use them or nowadays it with any vigour. Generally something happens, not to sure what, and when dragging myself to my feet I then notice a pole has gone to walking pole heaven. :?

Hope to post, Black Diamond Contour Elliptical Shock Poles are a friend for life as they have served a Stroller, Penguin, well. Pair arrived at landed USD of $113.97 thanks to a tip off from another Stroller, Sthughes.

Oh yes in line with the thread.

"For items you do not expect warranty on buying direct US is about half price."

Cheers Brett

Re: Things I have learnt.

Fri 22 Jan, 2010 12:50 pm

Someone should post a link to my (soon to be updated) Laws of Bushwalking. I would but my luncthime is about to end (I hate work). So, I'll limit it to:

When getting directions 'You can't miss it' means you will never, ever find it.

Re: Things I have learnt.

Fri 22 Jan, 2010 1:52 pm

When you think you're just about to the top of a climb, tell yourself that you are only a third of the way there. Because you probably are only a third of the way to the top........ :(

And if by some small miracle you are almost there - bonus :)

Re: Things I have learnt.

Tue 26 Jan, 2010 11:39 am

Quoting Joe:
"Wombats are furry, soft, cuddly creatures. Go ahead, stick your hand into the burrow."
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