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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby north-north-west » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 9:52 am

We'll turn on the really bad summer weather just for you, John.

As an aside, where does one get tiny little screws to mend a pair of sunglasses? Great glasses, cheap and very comfortable, except half the *&%$#! screws holding them together have fallen out. Might have to add a bit of Loctite to hold them all in.
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Postby MickyB » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 11:48 am

north-north-west wrote:As an aside, where does one get tiny little screws to mend a pair of sunglasses?

Take them to an optometrist. Normally a very minimal charge to fix them.
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 12:48 pm

Nice John. You'll like Sprent. On a clear day the views are superb. Enjoy your time here mate.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 7:47 am

Why and who tags roadkill? I have seen paint and flagging tape used, on highways, main roads and semi urban roads.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby north-north-west » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 8:17 am

Neo wrote:Why and who tags roadkill? I have seen paint and flagging tape used, on highways, main roads and semi urban roads.


It's to let people know the carcass has been checked for pouch young.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 8:55 am

Cool NNW
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Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 12:50 pm

Who checks to see that the tape has been removed after the carcass has rotted away? ;-)
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 1:12 pm

With the vast amount of litter discarded along out roads a piece of flagging tape is a mere drop in the ocean.

Relevant pun intended.

Flagging tape should be paper only with a natural dye!
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Postby trekker76 » Wed 12 Dec, 2018 6:19 pm

North QLD doesn't do this but it reminds me the amount of roadkill we get here these days, mostly wallabies, a lot of squashed birds of prey feeding off them. Some friends and I were discussing why there appears to be a lot more than there was in the 90's and 2000's. Increased animal populations? Is it the same for you guys?
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Postby Moondog55 » Fri 14 Dec, 2018 5:28 pm

You know that tiny little black bit on the B.O.M. website? Well it is sitting right over our house at the moment, I had to turn the outside fairy lights on. Anybody got a cheap rubber duckie if I need one>??
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Postby trekker76 » Sat 15 Dec, 2018 7:12 pm

Whats left of tropical cyclone owen now crossing over my shire. Appears to be just a rain depression.
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Postby Neo » Sat 15 Dec, 2018 10:46 pm

Overcast in Canggu, super humid today!
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Postby crollsurf » Sat 15 Dec, 2018 11:22 pm

Canggu is a place these days!

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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:31 pm

Got 3 nephews here, early Christmas today.. back in our winter if i can to trek some volcanoes and coastal tracks.

Anyone know if i can get a Bali Topo? Would be confident then, say 25k
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Postby tastrax » Mon 17 Dec, 2018 8:53 am

Cheers - Phil

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Postby Lamont » Tue 18 Dec, 2018 3:19 pm

Happy Christmas everybody.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby crollsurf » Wed 19 Dec, 2018 8:09 am

"Jawohl, mein Colonel"

There is a little present under the Tree
And I know what it will be
Because I bought it for me
It's a Katadyn Befree
Lah de dar, lah dar dee

Merry Christmas
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Postby johnw » Wed 19 Dec, 2018 8:56 am

I know no-th-ing! Except that I bought myself a Sawyer Mini filter to put under the tree for mrs to give to me.
A piece of kit for occasional use that weighs almost nothing and is very compact.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby trekker76 » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 8:44 pm

Anyone like trebuchets?
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Aardvark » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 6:15 am

It'd be great to have one handy.
I could hit the city from here maybe.
I have limited ongoing use though. If i started trying to conquer nearby villages i'm sure i would draw the attention of authorities.
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Postby Neo » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 6:48 am

Awesome though (had to look up what one was!)

Could just fling lollies :)
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Postby Aardvark » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 7:13 am

I saw a story on TV of a Santa giving to kids apples and oranges etc, whilst claiming lollies were bad news. Unfortunately most of the kids weren't impressed.
I'm sure if i flung fruit from a trebuchet i would make a greater impression.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 12:33 pm

Some people live in air-conditioning.
After 18 months on the road I still feel a bit weird being indoors. Windows and doors open!

Looking forward to 2019 sleeping mostly in a tent, or under a tarp (ticks & leeches permitting).
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Aardvark » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 4:59 pm

You could always get a heap of ticks and leeches and sprinkle them around the house.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 5:25 pm

Or Chiggers I'm sure I can post chiggers with no problems
Blow flies too if you want
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Aardvark » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 6:31 pm

They say chiggers are in every country.
I don't know i've ever seen them in SEQ.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby trekker76 » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 8:35 pm

We get chiggers with isolated outbreaks of scrub typhus. Usually soldiers training in the area, one of the few groups still crawling about and sleeping in the muck.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby trekker76 » Sun 23 Dec, 2018 8:38 pm

Neo wrote:Awesome though (had to look up what one was!)

Could just fling lollies :)


Yes they make for some decent random youtube browsing. :)

And Aardvark, I like the way you think. 8)
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Mon 31 Dec, 2018 11:32 am

What do you always pack but never or rarely use?
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Mon 31 Dec, 2018 11:35 am

Neo wrote:What do you always pack but never or rarely use?


Resting a knee issue, so unpacked my 45l to see why its so full...
Mini first aid and repairs is small, rarely needed. Good rain gear, rarely needed.

Sleep system minimal, group FAK chunky if I pack that. Tent small, few spare under clothes, no chair but sit foamy.
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