Things I have learnt.

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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.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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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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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!
(Sydney north)

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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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