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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Hallu » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 7:39 pm

lol that's true ribuck, especially for Australia. I usually chose Budget for that reason.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby johnw » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 10:32 pm

ribuck wrote:You know you're a bushwalker when you're travelling and you hire a car, and your choice of hire car company is based on their policies for off-bitumen use.

Hallu wrote:lol that's true ribuck, especially for Australia. I usually chose Budget for that reason.

Oh yeah! Budget or Avis, pretty much the same off-bitumen policies last time I checked.

That_Asian_Bloke wrote:...when it's casual Fridays in the office and you're wearing your zip-off pants, moisture wicking top and your old trail shoes.

That's hilarious, and a little scary, it's exactly what I do :)
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Hermione » Fri 03 Nov, 2017 5:13 pm

You assess every meal at home for it's potential to be dehydrated.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby puredingo » Fri 10 Nov, 2017 6:21 pm

When you overhear others at work talking about their "big" day in the bush, a day walk to the figure 8 pool or Mermaid pools or wedding cake rock and all you can do is cluck your tongue in disgust, sniff quickly at the air and hiss "amateurs" under your breath whilst bathing in a glow of superiority and an aura of unmatched egotism....

No, wait!... that's how you know you've become a total wanker not a bushwalker. My mistake.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Neo » Mon 13 Nov, 2017 3:00 pm

Hills look like gullies and spurs.

Travelling for other reasons you look for spots to explore on the way there.

Every time you dig a hole your body gets the urge to...
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 3:49 pm

You're on an online bushwalking site reading a topic called "You know that you have become a bushwalker when..."
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 3:52 pm

Good one big fella!
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 3:54 pm

When you unsubscribe from Kathmandu sales emails

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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby neilmny » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 5:41 am

When taking in a view every form of the land is assessed for the possibility of being a new place to walk.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby ribuck » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 6:53 am

When you see a rock formation, and think "how could I get to the top of that?"
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Echidna not » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 5:14 pm

You practice tying knots when your sitting in bed ... alone :shock:
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby wildwanderer » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:44 pm

Its leading into summer and your hoping the weekend is cool and cloudy. With perhaps an afternoon storm.

and one more...

you have been a bit over enthusiastic with the dwr spray and accidently waterproofed part of your deck while spraying your jacket. After rain the water on the deck is now beading instead of soaking in haha.. it works! :lol:
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby drewmac » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:38 am

All just brilliant and funny.

When your work bench in the shed is covered in stoves rather than anything to do with house maintenance.....
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby beardless » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 9:05 am

... your favourite author in recent years (based on the number of books you have read cover to cover) has the last name of Chapman.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby ofuros » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 7:01 am

When the longing for wild places constantly fills your mind...
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby north-north-west » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 10:42 am

...your five favourite scents are (in no particular order):

Lemon (Boronia citriodora)
Mint (Prostanthera spp)
Eucalypt (Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus spp)
Rainforest (what Rupert Brooke called'...that thrilling, sweet and rotten, unforgettable, unforgotten...smell' OK, he was talking about an English riverine forest, but it's the same sort of smell and stop quibbling.)
Chocolate.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby neilmny » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 12:02 pm

Bingo NNW..........but if I may put Rainforest at the top...........the smell of serenity.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby ChrisJHC » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 4:03 pm

What about “the smell after rain” - which is apparently mainly an Australian thing.


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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Avatar » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 4:09 pm

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Postby north-north-west » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 4:14 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:What about “the smell after rain” - which is apparently mainly an Australian thing.


It's called petrichor, and I thought about including it, but there are too many non-bushwalker types who also get off on it - farmers, gardeners and the like.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Lizzy » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 5:29 am

Buying a new bed and wondering if the mattress is too expensive- and then rembering how much you spent more on a Neoair!!
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Jayps68 » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 11:58 am

When, on the drive to work, no matter what your wife says about the weather, your first thought is, "yep, great day for bushwalking"
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 9:19 pm

You get a natural High when walking into a store crowded with gear, Happened to me today, I could have been on drugs Well more drugs
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby dingelberry » Fri 12 Jan, 2018 9:10 pm

When your garage looks like a christmas sale in an outdoor store .
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Truck » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 2:50 pm

When you have something extremely similar to this as a tattoo
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Neo » Fri 23 Mar, 2018 4:14 pm

When you can't find anything you wear that is made of cotton.

When a 500ml dish liquid lasts 12 months.

When you no longer pay rent/board/rates but still dream of a bush block somewhere, bordering a NP.

When you finally get the knack of fried rice and get more creative with leftovers! (camping more so).
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby jobell » Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:19 pm

Avatar wrote:You quit your job/retired early because it was getting in the way of your bushwalks.


Had to laugh...glad it's not just me!

Plus...

When you prefer sleeping outside under the stars even when at home.

When you make relationship decisions based on which potential partner is most likely to be supportive of your habit.

When you consider each everyday expense by comparing it to how many day's or week's of bushwalking you could do for the same budget.

When you happily will pay nearly $800 for a new sleeping bag but head straight to the op shop for everyday clothes.

When you have a whole bookshelf devoted to maps.

When you have made a bushfire evacuation plan for home and apart from the dog the only things you want to take with you is your bushwalking gear.




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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby north-north-west » Sat 24 Mar, 2018 11:01 am

jobell wrote:When you have made a bushfire evacuation plan for home and apart from the dog the only things you want to take with you is your bushwalking gear.


Don't forget the photographic equipment.
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Re: You know that you have become a bushwalker when...

Postby Tortoise » Sat 24 Mar, 2018 9:56 pm

jobell wrote:When you prefer sleeping outside under the stars even when at home.

When you make relationship decisions based on which potential partner is most likely to be supportive of your habit.

When you consider each everyday expense by comparing it to how many day's or week's of bushwalking you could do for the same budget.

When you happily will pay nearly $800 for a new sleeping bag but head straight to the op shop for everyday clothes.

When you have a whole bookshelf devoted to maps.

When you have made a bushfire evacuation plan for home and apart from the dog the only things you want to take with you is your bushwalking gear.
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