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Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep, 2019 3:20 pm
by Zapruda
:lol:

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:16 pm
by north-north-west
I once posted a "Things I have learnt" on my FB page that said:
"When taking off your scrub gloves, put them in a pocket. Then you won't find yourself halfway down a mountain out the back of beyond, suddenly realising they are *back there somewhere*."
To add to that: When putting gloves/beanie/anything else in a pocket, make sure that pocket doesn't have a hole in it. #anotherbeaniedonegone

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:54 pm
by Warin
north-north-west wrote:"When taking off your scrub gloves, put them in a pocket.


Gloves can be wet/dirty.

Best to have a loop on them ..and hats and socks ... so you can use a carabiner on them to fasten them to a belt loop or you pack..

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sat 02 Nov, 2019 7:11 pm
by Huntsman247
Warin wrote:
north-north-west wrote:"When taking off your scrub gloves, put them in a pocket.


Gloves can be wet/dirty.

Best to have a loop on them ..and hats and socks ... so you can use a carabiner on them to fasten them to a belt loop or you pack..
If you're gloves are wet/dirty than chances are your pants are too. Lol.
Otherwise drink bottle pockets on your pack work well.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sun 03 Nov, 2019 11:11 am
by Mark F
Warin wrote:Best to have a loop on them ..and hats and socks ... so you can use a carabiner on them to fasten them to a belt loop or you pack..


Things hanging off your belt or pack are just an incitement to any demented shrub, vine or stick to attack.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:22 pm
by north-north-west
Errrr...if I might clarify...
I meant put them in a pocket as opposed to just placing them on the nearest shrub/rock/piece of ground. Tuck them in your belt, shove them down the front of your shirt, whatever - just don't separate yourself from them because you will forget to pick them up.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sun 24 Nov, 2019 10:08 am
by Lamont
It's hard to get dirt out of your muesli scroggin went it spills. Don't put your coffee near your foot. Put the cap on your bottle of turps no matter what, when you set it down. ALWAYS look behind you when you set off.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 05 Dec, 2019 9:25 am
by Lamont
Don't put your nice Pertex sleeve anywhere above a flame- no matter how small the flame. Swearing sub vocally.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 05 Dec, 2019 9:28 am
by Lamont
Don't put your nice Pertex sleeve anywhere above a flame- no matter how small the flame. Swearing sub vocally.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec, 2019 8:39 am
by puredingo
Lamont wrote:It's hard to get dirt out of your muesli scroggin went it spills. Don't put your coffee near your foot. Put the cap on your bottle of turps no matter what, when you set it down. ALWAYS look behind you when you set off.


This is the word of our Lord. Amen.

The worst of this was once when I kicked over my little whisky bottle which directly pour its contents over my one and only cigarette.

Suddenly my mid-walk treat night took a sullen turn.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec, 2019 9:10 am
by Lamont
puredingo wrote:
Lamont wrote:It's hard to get dirt out of your muesli scroggin went it spills. Don't put your coffee near your foot. Put the cap on your bottle of turps no matter what, when you set it down. ALWAYS look behind you when you set off.


This is the word of our Lord. Amen.

The worst of this was once when I kicked over my little whisky bottle which directly pour its contents over my one and only cigarette.

Suddenly my mid-walk treat night took a sullen turn.

Nooooo!
Insert sobbing emoji here.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec, 2019 6:16 pm
by Petew
Didn't try smoking a whiskey flavoured cigarette? Could have squeezed the nicotine infused juice out of it.....yummo.

Being an ex smoker I can only imagine your anguish.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec, 2019 8:52 am
by puredingo
Haha yeah, it's really only a situation us people who have or have had the grip of this vice can relate to. I'm not a full time smoker but, as I'm sure you know, when you want that fix you WANT that fix.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec, 2019 11:03 am
by Heremeahappy1
Kinda like Port Royal flavour/aroma?

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sat 11 Jan, 2020 7:58 pm
by north-north-west
When you accidentally (and fortuitously) stumble upon the right way to get to the top of a peak, go back the same way, regardless of what the maps say about potential circuits involving old logging tracks.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2020 12:44 pm
by Mechanic-AL
Pay special attention to the inside of socks, boots and gaiters before pulling them on of a morning.
Is there anything more infuriating than walking 2 metres at the start of the day and THEN realizing you have an extremely irritating twig, rock or seed stuck in there somewhere that is going to require the whole shooting match to be taken off again ??
AAaaaarrrgh !!!

( Oh.....and never attempt to walk even the shortest distance anywhere in the bush in just your socks. This is the quickest most reliable route to the above mentioned affliction ).

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2020 3:21 pm
by ChrisJHC
Mechanic-AL wrote:Pay special attention to the inside of socks, boots and gaiters before pulling them on of a morning.
Is there anything more infuriating than walking 2 metres at the start of the day and THEN realizing you have an extremely irritating twig, rock or seed stuck in there somewhere that is going to require the whole shooting match to be taken off again ??


Well, there was the time I was hiking the Great Ocean Walk and pulled my boot on and felt something in the toe area.
Took my foot out and shook out a very squashed snail!

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2020 5:31 pm
by CraigVIC
Lucky escape, otways snails are carnivorous ;)

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 4:38 pm
by Huntsman247
If you get bad food poisoning the night before a hard multi-day it's probably wise to postpone the trip until you feel 100% better. Murphy's law indicates your probably not going to improve any time soon.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb, 2020 9:49 pm
by flingebunt
If you don't care where you are, you can never be lost.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 14 Feb, 2020 7:15 am
by Heremeahappy1
Anywhere is walking distance, if you have the time.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 14 Feb, 2020 7:26 am
by Lamont
Don't forget the Picaridan. Especially in this windless muggy weather. My legs! Couldn't even stop to spend a penny!
You can outrun horse flies and mozzies but best not to try and spend that penny on the move trying to outrun the mongrels. So I've been told......

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 14 Feb, 2020 12:37 pm
by north-north-west
You can 't trust the co-ordinates on the peakbagging list. Not even on MJD's spreadsheet.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Sun 16 Feb, 2020 8:22 pm
by sweetade
Get your bucket list of walks done early in your life. You don't know what impairments your body is going to throw at you. I have a dodgy ankle at (only) 68 and probably won't be able to do multi-day treks again.

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 28 Feb, 2020 11:57 am
by puredingo
Moth's love expensive Marino!!

Re: Things I have learnt.

PostPosted: Fri 28 Feb, 2020 1:53 pm
by Son of a Beach
Bumble bees love bright blue clothes.