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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Tue 01 Jun, 2021 8:20 pm

Lophophaps wrote:Many years ago a 4WD went down a track for some distance only to find a locked gate which should have been open. From memory they thought that the gate at the other end may have been locked after they went in, so they decided to rationalise the gate to allow an easy passage. Surely land managers would drive down the track to make sure that nobody is trapped.


Apparently the road was officially closed, but the gate was open because they were doing roadworks (strange time of year for it, I would have thought). And yes, I found it weird that no-one drove in for a quick check that it was clear before locking the gate at the end of the day.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby keithj » Wed 02 Jun, 2021 10:03 am

Check expiry dates on First Aid Kits more frequently than every 25 yrs. My anti-septic swaps expired in '97 (for reference turns to tarry black goo). I guess the band aids have sub-optimal stickiness too. Asprins had lost the ink showing their use-by date.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby crollsurf » Tue 06 Jul, 2021 4:58 pm

Just because BOM reports "Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]" doesn't mean you wont get sun burnt. 5 hour walk today, no hat, got burnt. Not by any means badly but still, even for someone who doesn't have pale skin, it can still happen.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby rcaffin » Tue 06 Jul, 2021 5:38 pm

Just because the sun is shining brightly does not mean the ambient is >0 C!
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Fri 09 Jul, 2021 12:41 pm

A little bit of snow visible from a distance is one hell of a lot when you're walking on/through it.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Wed 25 Aug, 2021 7:32 pm

Don't let your 12yo stash cardboard packaged gobstoppers in your pack where melted snow will soak/dissolve them into a sticky, food colouring rich syrup that will run down your butt crack.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby north-north-west » Thu 26 Aug, 2021 7:08 am

Ms_Mudd wrote:Don't let your 12yo stash cardboard packaged gobstoppers in your pack where melted snow will soak/dissolve them into a sticky, food colouring rich syrup that will run down your butt crack.


Note to self: newer have children.
Oh, hang on ... menopause was around fifteen years ago. Whew! Safe.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Tue 07 Sep, 2021 2:26 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Note to self: newer have children.
Oh, hang on ... menopause was around fifteen years ago. Whew! Safe.


Yup, pretty safe then, I reckon. An excellent strategy to mitigate weird sticky melted lolly runoff spoiling your pack or underwear.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby jobell » Tue 07 Sep, 2021 6:27 pm

Ms_Mudd wrote:Don't let your 12yo stash cardboard packaged gobstoppers in your pack where melted snow will soak/dissolve them into a sticky, food colouring rich syrup that will run down your butt crack.
Eeeeew

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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby puredingo » Wed 08 Sep, 2021 9:11 am

Ms_Mudd wrote:Don't let your 12yo stash cardboard packaged gobstoppers in your pack where melted snow will soak/dissolve them into a sticky, food colouring rich syrup that will run down your butt crack.



Also don’t blindly accept to carry a pack that your dad has packed for you. When I was 14 I did this when on a walk with dad and his mates and found out when we got to the first nights camp I was being used as a pack mule for their weekends grog supply...and my bedding was a bunnings style blue tarp!!!
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Thu 09 Sep, 2021 1:43 pm

Isn't that why you have kids though Pure Dingo, to do your bidding? ;-)
Clearly my parenting not on point yet due to me being the pack mule for my sons confectionery.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby puredingo » Thu 09 Sep, 2021 2:40 pm

Yes, true. But you got off easy, a couple of chuppa chups Vs a 4ltr goon cask and assortments...I’d take the sticky bum crack !!
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby wildwanderer » Fri 10 Sep, 2021 6:08 am

puredingo wrote:
Also don’t blindly accept to carry a pack that your dad has packed for you. When I was 14 I did this when on a walk with dad and his mates and found out when we got to the first nights camp I was being used as a pack mule for their weekends grog supply...and my bedding was a bunnings style blue tarp!!!


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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 10 Sep, 2021 7:48 am

Many years ago the most popular XC ski binding had three pins, with boots and bindings left and right. One trip a mate bought two left or right boots. Not only was it hard for one foot to squeeze into the boot, but that ski pointed in the wrong direction. Check the boots.

A couple had a tent with two separate flies, one for the tent and one for the vestibule. Due to the fine weather prediction they decided to leave the main fly behind. They bought the vestibule fly by mistake. It poured that night, and they got quite damp. Check that you bring the right fly.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby Ms_Mudd » Thu 30 Sep, 2021 9:16 am

Oh dear. My trips must be a little more slap happy, poorly run events than most as I seem to have a contribution to this thread quite regularly.

I have learnt....

If you decide to pee in your cook pot in desperately cold and rainy conditions rather than going outside, make sure the capacity of your cook pot is larger than that of your bladder. Enough said.
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Re: Things I have learnt.

Postby norts » Thu 30 Sep, 2021 4:25 pm

On the same vain , ensure your pee bottle is intact and not cracked.
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