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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Tue 05 Mar, 2019 7:56 pm

north-north-west wrote:Waste of a very nice body to get it in that (lack of) colour.


The only colour issue is the STS tarp!
As for the car, Matt grey with vertical stripes would do too.
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Postby Neo » Tue 05 Mar, 2019 7:58 pm

PS it's 11yo under 100K for a quarter of new price. Or 1/8-1/16 of a Bentley ;)

Emptied boot today and refined pantry items, ready to roll out.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby crollsurf » Tue 05 Mar, 2019 9:07 pm

Flogging a Bentley Sports down a dirt track to get to the trail head...

You'd be the Bunker Spreckels of bushwalking

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Postby Neo » Tue 05 Mar, 2019 9:19 pm

Found a FB group called Birds of Oz, loads of great photos from members, worth a look!
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Postby Huntsman247 » Mon 01 Apr, 2019 9:14 am

Anyone planning on getting married?
Kathmandu has just brought out a goretex wedding dress for April fools.

https://www.kathmandu.com.au/all-weather-wedding-dress

Anyone come across any April 1st products today?
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Postby Neo » Sat 02 Nov, 2019 6:00 pm

The plastic handle came off my modified steak knife, now its UL!

Also good as a bread knife.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby michael_p » Tue 05 Nov, 2019 6:42 pm

One foot in front of the other.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby crollsurf » Tue 05 Nov, 2019 6:58 pm

michael_p wrote:This was an interesting read: https://www.adventure-journal.com/2019/ ... ckcountry/
Funny how the Yanks trademark "Ugg", no dramas. An American company calling themselves "Ugg Australia" no less. But when it hits home...

Suck it up, they've been playing this game on the rest of the World for ages.

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Postby north-north-west » Wed 06 Nov, 2019 7:17 am

Wonder when they're going to hit overseas companies, such as the UnZud meal makers?
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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Postby crollsurf » Thu 07 Nov, 2019 12:54 pm

Apology letter from Backcountry. Don't know if they mean it or not but it does show not sucking it up and getting angry can make a difference
https://www.backcountry.com/sc/a-letter-to-our-community
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Sat 07 Dec, 2019 9:04 pm

How good is the Bureau of Meterology forcast!

Helps me on an almost daily basis to choose camp and angle of my shelter, or to book in somewhere/go stay at a mates place.

The last few years I take any rain forecast with a grain of salt, but wind changes and temps are spot on.

Another good weather app is yr.no
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Postby Neo » Wed 08 Jan, 2020 7:45 pm

Im a big fan of the green hue of bushwalk dot com!
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Postby peregrinator » Wed 08 Jan, 2020 8:50 pm

Neo wrote:Im a big fan of the green hue of bushwalk dot com!


I've always been undecided about the hue, even after using this wonderful site for many a year. But at least I know at a cursory glance which tab is open.

I'm decidedly hostile towards people who believe that white text on a black background is effective.

Um, back to serious issues . . .
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Postby Neo » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:45 pm

Note to self, download something... before going off range.
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Postby Neo » Sat 04 Jul, 2020 8:26 pm

Full moon tomorrow Sunday 5 July.
Moonrise 4:56pm EST. About the same time as sunset.

Sunrise and sunset can be cool but, I've seen a few.
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Postby Huntsman247 » Fri 18 Sep, 2020 5:48 pm

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thesmartlo ... bbish/amp/

Hilarious. Wouldn't it be great if rubbish was mailed back to everyone that left it. Nasty paper flowers and all.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby crollsurf » Sat 19 Sep, 2020 12:02 am

[Deleted] so I got Root Canal therapy on one of my teeth and on the way home, I thought getting a bottle of Scotch would be a good idea. It worked well as a pain killer and I did get a sleep in but probably wasn't a great idea.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Lamont » Sat 19 Sep, 2020 7:22 am

Go Essendon, you lazy bludgers.
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Postby Lamont » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 8:12 am

crollsurf wrote:[Deleted] so I got Root Canal therapy on one of my teeth and on the way home, I thought getting a bottle of Scotch would be a good idea. It worked well as a pain killer and I did get a sleep in but probably wasn't a great idea.

Crazy kid.
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Postby Lamont » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 8:13 am

Sons and daughters of the 'scray. Woof
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby oldpiscator » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 1:00 pm

crollsurf wrote:[Deleted] so I got Root Canal therapy on one of my teeth and on the way home, I thought getting a bottle of Scotch would be a good idea. It worked well as a pain killer and I did get a sleep in but probably wasn't a great idea.


So which was the most painful - the procedure or the bill at the end :roll: ?
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Postby crollsurf » Mon 21 Sep, 2020 1:21 pm

oldpiscator wrote:
crollsurf wrote:[Deleted] so I got Root Canal therapy on one of my teeth and on the way home, I thought getting a bottle of Scotch would be a good idea. It worked well as a pain killer and I did get a sleep in but probably wasn't a great idea.


So which was the most painful - the procedure or the bill at the end :roll: ?

I was warned about the price, $2500!!! There doesn't seem to be such a thing as cheap dentistry. There's get it done for less and then pay again to get it done properly. Or hand over your childrens inheritance and get it done right the first time.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Tue 22 Sep, 2020 8:16 pm

How are the Bogong moths this year, many about?
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Postby Lamont » Thu 01 Oct, 2020 4:24 pm

They're back-of a sort. Phil looks happy to pick up the sticks. Keep him out of trouble I s'pose. :lol:
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby MaryLo1987 » Mon 05 Oct, 2020 1:46 am

trekker76 wrote:Anyone like tardigrades, the worlds toughest animal?

https://www.livescience.com/57985-tardigrade-facts.html

I wish I was a Tardigrade. Otherwise, I don't have enough stamina on long hikes and walks. But seriously, tardigrades will survive even in space.
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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 7:01 pm

Funny. I'm always seeing photos of nice ultralight backpacks, with the stretch mesh pockets chockablock with stuff.
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Postby crollsurf » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 7:08 pm

Neo wrote:Funny. I'm always seeing photos of nice ultralight backpacks, with the stretch mesh pockets chockablock with stuff.
Haha, guilty as charged because it would sit a lot better closer to your back.

I try and carry only my PLB and headlamp in the back pocket. But sometimes my snack and my wet weather gear and a hip flask and...

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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 7:21 pm

Maybe the thru-hikers bear barrels take up half the main volume!
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