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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby wildwanderer » Sat 15 Dec, 2018 9:44 am

In Australia - fire service constantly doing controlled burns.. with National Parks close to Sydney choked in smoke during peak bushwalking season. April - September almost every day!!

In NZ - sandflies!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 19 Dec, 2018 6:50 pm

north-north-west wrote:There is nothing more infuriating and frustrating than cancelling a projected trip because of a highly unfavourable forecast when said forecast turns out to be about as reliable as the average political promise.
But everytime you stick it to the forecast and still go, it turns out just as predicted...
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 19 Dec, 2018 6:54 pm

north-north-west wrote:People who break vegetation on an overgrowing track, but leave it dangling.

If you're going to break it to make passage easier, break it right off and chuck it away. Leaving it attached creates a greater problem than the living vegetation.
Even worse when they turn a shrub into an impailer stick. Had one been a few cm longer I'd have been pretty badly heart broken...
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby davidf » Thu 20 Dec, 2018 8:15 am

Coming back to where i normally live, which is actually quite nice, i do miss the dogs.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby wallwombat » Mon 31 Dec, 2018 4:50 pm

Bushwalkers who take Bluetooth speakers into the bush and blast their loud crappy music at very high levels.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Hermione » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 4:20 pm

Ultralight fanatics who take take luggage scales so they can weigh people's packs. Took me a while to figure out why this incensed me so much, since for myself I don't care as I'm fairly comfortable with my pack and while lightweight I doubt I will ever be ultralight (not that anyone asked to weigh my pack). What bothered me was seeing others with heavier packs made to feel inadequate because of their gear choices, which may be what they can afford given that there were a number of families with kids, with Dad carrying the majority of gear, or just infrequent bushwalkers who aren't don't want to invest hundreds of dollars in new gear. I'm pretty sure these people knew their packs were heavy given they'd just lugged them uphill for 20km or so. If the aim really was to educate rather than belittle people I think there might be a better way to go about it. Also as an ultralighter why carry scales??? Surely you know the weight of all your own gear!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Mark F » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 4:45 pm

The converted are always the worst proselytizers - a bit like vegans :twisted: ... runs for shelter.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Lamont » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 5:59 pm

Hey Hermione where did that happen? Did they then proceed to mock people?
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Hermione » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 6:18 pm

Frenchman’s, no they didn’t mock people. I don’t really think they had bad intentions just a bit misguided in my opinion, because I’m pretty sure anyone who’s lugged a 20kg pack up to Tahune hut is well aware of the weight.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Lamont » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 6:29 pm

More a form of bragging I'd wager.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Gadgetgeek » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 6:52 pm

I'll take March flies over midgys any day. I find it fun teaching the kids how to "hunt" march flies. The trick is to let them settle in. If you move too soon, they get away, let them get ready to bite and they seem to be distracted, so I tell the kids to count to three, then hit it hard. Of course you still need to jump on them afterwards because most people are not willing hit themselves hard enough to kill one. Sometimes with the boys it becomes a "who's tougher" type game. And I get a huge amount of amusement as some of the kids try to use themselves as bait. Better that than have them disrupt everything in panic every time a bug shows up.

As far as walking peeves go, not enough time to do as much walking as I'd like.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 8:31 pm

NZ sand flies can gagf

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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 9:44 am

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:NZ sand flies can gagf

Unfortunately that's why they keep multiplying :wink:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby cajun » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 10:09 am

johnw wrote:
Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:NZ sand flies can gagf

Unfortunately that's why they keep multiplying :wink:


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