icefest wrote:Go an overnight hike with someone before you go off for a week together.
If one of you is slow on uphill and fast on level ground and downhill, and the other one the opposite, then you end up with a great amount of alternating swearing.
ErichFromm wrote:And I may add - "never assume your walking colleagues are prepared. " Nothing worse than having to share clothing, food or alcohol because someone decided not to bring anything....
Strider wrote:I have a roll of Elastoplast tape that my mate has half consumed and Ia yet to touch, all because he won't walk in anything but white Kmart sports socks!
ErichFromm wrote:I had to give him my "sleeping" clothes just so he wouldn't die of hypothermia.
ErichFromm wrote:Strider wrote:I have a roll of Elastoplast tape that my mate has half consumed and Ia yet to touch, all because he won't walk in anything but white Kmart sports socks!
I see your tape and raise you a full set of clothing: once went on a quick overnight trip with a friend and he turned up in jeans and a T-shirt, and a bag of chips. I had to give him my "sleeping" clothes just so he wouldn't die of hyperthermia. After a number of similar incidents I now have a deal with him that I "Cater" hikes - I provide all food, beverages and transport and give him an invoice for his share at the end.
Ellobuddha wrote:Always double check that you packed your spork and knife. Its no fun eating with a stick.
north-north-west wrote:Surely to BE a four-star girlfriend she'd have to be into no-star camping?
walkon wrote:No matter how rough the track is don't forget to look up, stop if you have to, don't spend the whole hike looking at your feet
walkon wrote:Leave your life crutches at home. If you rely on coffee, Facebook or any other vice to get you through the day even in God's own backyard, have a good look in the mirror something needs sorting out
Sparky wrote:Wet Weather pants bought ultra cheap cheap online that look awesome complete with Name Brand logo and Goretex logo's etc. just like the genuine article aren't worth the money, they do everything but keep water out, on a recent walk they quickly became known as North Fakes...........should have known better
north-north-west wrote:If there's a hard way up a mountain, I'll find it.
If there's an easy way, I'll find it on the way back. If I'm lucky . . .
I vaguely remember one exception to that rule, but I can't remember what it was... perhaps it was in a dream.btw, have you ever noticed: the highest point on the mountain is always at the furthest end of the ridge from the main access point.
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