Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby ChrisJHC » Mon 19 Apr, 2021 9:40 am

Eremophila wrote:4. A small bar of soap will be ample. Motel soap, again cut in half or half used.

The only places you’re likely to be showering are all food drop locations. So you could leave extra toiletries/larger towel in your food drop box, if you’re doing one.


Or a small bottle of liquid soap, also from a motel.
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Eremophila » Mon 19 Apr, 2021 12:25 pm

One other thing: after the recent rains, the seeding grasses are out in full force. This means two things - the mice will breed up in the next few months, and spare socks may be a good idea if you're not using gaiters.

It's lovely and green there at the moment so hopefully you will still get some nice wildflowers in a few months' time.
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby gbagua » Wed 21 Apr, 2021 11:59 am

All noted, Eremophila. Thanks:)

Not just mice, fingers crossed is not spinifex!!

Trying to find the lightest and cheapest towel online.

Maybe this one is light enough (and less bulky):

https://bit.ly/2Qcc3yA
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 21 Apr, 2021 12:59 pm

Spotlight have some for $5: https://www.spotlightstores.com/bath/to ... gIoHfD_BwE

Or there’s this at only 16 grams: https://www.bcf.com.au/p/outrak-hiking- ... lsrc=aw.ds

You’ll air dry pretty quickly up there anyway!
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby gbagua » Thu 22 Apr, 2021 9:49 am

Sweet. I'll check them out in person. Thanks :)
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Overlandman » Tue 12 Apr, 2022 4:51 pm

From ABC news

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-12/ ... /100985042

Authorities have warned hikers to be prepared for hot weather in Central Australia after a 22-year-old man died and two different groups of people required assistance for heat stress within a week.
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Aushiker » Tue 12 Apr, 2022 11:57 pm

Overlandman wrote:From ABC news

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-12/ ... /100985042

Authorities have warned hikers to be prepared for hot weather in Central Australia after a 22-year-old man died and two different groups of people required assistance for heat stress within a week.


22 years old. That is so sad :(
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 13 Apr, 2022 7:32 am

Holy moly. I wonder if he was just starting out or almost finished.

As for the group suffering dehydration near Euro Ridge………..??? What is it, 13km between town and Wallaby Gap, with water at both ends.

It’s not just the heat, but the dryness of the climate. If you’re not used to it, it will really knock you around.
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Re: Larapinta suggestions (food & equipment)

Postby Warin » Wed 13 Apr, 2022 9:38 am

Overlandman wrote:From ABC news

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-12/ ... /100985042

Authorities have warned hikers to be prepared for hot weather in Central Australia after a 22-year-old man died and two different groups of people required assistance for heat stress within a week.


From the news article:
"Communication is really, really important," "Make sure that you've got a [satellite] phone and that you're able to contact someone." St John Ambulance NT operations manager Craig Garraway said.

:? No mention of other communication devices... possibly left out by the press.
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