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Things I have learnt.

Postby kanangra » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:19 am

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.

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Postby Drifting » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:30 am

Plan an easy second day.
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Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:09 am

I'm sure everyone's heard this before, but it has to be said...

Don't eat yellow snow.
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Postby Michael_Kingston » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:34 am

Don't listen to people who say it is too cold to walk in Tassie in winter ....
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Postby Lindsay » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 10:42 am

It's just an easy walk to the top from here.
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Postby geoskid » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:06 am

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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Postby ollster » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:18 am

-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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Postby tomberli » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:32 am

Don't sweat over petty things - don't pet the sweaty things!
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Postby Azza » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 11:39 am

--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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Postby tomberli » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 12:05 pm

If all else fails, recite the witch sketch from Monty Python
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Postby ollster » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 12:16 pm

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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Postby Azza » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 1:25 pm

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..
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Postby johnw » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 2:44 pm

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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Postby woka » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 3:18 pm

"It might hurt a bit, but it won't kill you" is not a reason to jump off something.
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 3:22 pm

2+2 IS 4 after all!!!
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Postby Drifting » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:15 pm

tomberli wrote:Don't sweat over petty things - don't pet the sweaty things!


HEY- We need love too! :x
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Postby Drifting » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:20 pm

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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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 7:55 pm

After reading that previous post, something ive learnt, DONT WALK WITH DRIFTING AND HIS STEP-SON
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Postby Drifting » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 8:59 pm

Just don't take bribes from me, and you'll be fine..... :D
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:25 pm

I could swear I saw you put the gas cannister in your pack
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:27 pm

What do you mean you have the tent poles/pegs?
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:29 pm

Hey Dad why has the back of you leg turned black :?
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:31 pm

Dont try to dehydrate tuna slices
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:32 pm

Dehydrateted Kippers dont work :lol:
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:35 pm

If you dehydrate Chicken make sure it is minced .
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Postby tas-man » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:40 pm

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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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:44 pm

Allways check the Sleeping bag liner :lol:
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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:46 pm

Never trust Greenlight Matches
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Postby Drifting » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:48 pm

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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Postby corvus » Fri 15 Jan, 2010 9:51 pm

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:
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