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the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 5:30 pm

G'day
How about a general chit-chat spot on the forum...

Random ideas, observations and quick questions that don't fit a particular thread!

OK to multi-post, follow on or reply with original subject quote.

Also OK to remind peeps of the search function or link to a suitable topic thread.

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Re: the No Particular Topic topic

Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 5:30 pm

So.
A bit of weather around today :)
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Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 6:24 pm

Yes.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 6:45 pm

19:40 by me
Nothing to see here.
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Postby trekker76 » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 7:12 pm

Does anyone know who the prime minister is, I haven't checked this week.
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Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 7:17 pm

I think the surname is Trump of Jong Il?
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Postby Moondog55 » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 7:52 pm

I just saw an advertisement for a Bee Smoker, not much meat on a bee but I was wondering how long they took to be ready to eat.
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 8:16 pm

Pretty quick I reckon... Need more bees than you would Bogong moths.
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Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 8:22 pm

Got another backpack. My third Exped. A cloudburst 25L for side trips or whatever. Stoked.
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Postby Neo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 8:30 pm

Lamont wrote:Yes.


Hows the dust lately. Is it radioactive from SA or just glyphosate-laced from NSW?
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Postby trekker76 » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:09 pm

Well on a serious note its cyclone season coming up, brutally hot here at the moment, monthly records for the region. We read 45 degrees the other day with high humidity, today was 43. This is January weather, not November weather. Apparently the BOM or some site lists 40.7 as the peak which had half the town laughing, we have never understood where they get their readings, inside an office maybe. Home aircons only dropped inside temps to high 30's the worst day and it was still 30+ late at night. I changed clothes 3 times sweating out. So much for a day at home, would rather have been in industrial aircon. Before the wet season hits I will air a lot of bushwalking gear out , especially textiles like tents and pack and get some things ready for storage. I moved my pelican 1640 mil type travel case out to clean behind it for the first time in 18months. The rubber tread around the plastic wheels have crumbled into black chunks and dust from heat expansion. I might ask them about warranty tomorrow, its only 2-3 years old. Btw thanks for this opportunity to bleat and complain Neo, the thread was quite timely. :)
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Postby Chris » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:26 pm

Commiserations Tekker76. At least it sounds like you are away from the fires.
Maybe you shoud think about moving down to Tassie. Lots of Queenslanders are :D
Makes my displeasure about walking locally today in 65 km/h winds seem trivial.
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Postby trekker76 » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 3:15 am

A humbling reminder Chris about the more serious side of things for guys in the firezones. Luckily for us rainforest doesn't ignite easily.
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Postby trekker76 » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 6:40 am

Unfortunately Eungella is not 'lush tropical rainforest', though its a decent headline. Its subtropical type (about 600km south of us) plenty of room for air to circulate, much easier to burn and borders open forest to boot. We can burn here of course but usually its much harder to start and not as dynamic, the forest has wetland swamps and coast one side and mountain tops raining 300 days a year on the other.
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Postby neilmny » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 9:59 am

it's a sad sight.Reminds me of Vic in 2009. But it's coming back now the forest seems to recover from natural events.....not so man made clear felling and the like.
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Postby wayno » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 12:33 pm

snowing in NZ ... again
from the land of the long white clouds...

NZ Tramping News https://www.facebook.com/groups/208124842637462/
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Postby Neo » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 10:12 pm

Interesting to hear of the different local conditions in bushwalking circles!
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Postby crollsurf » Tue 04 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm

Too hot and sweaty in Sydney now. Time to drag out the Black Wolf Turbo, kick back with a good book and a glass of wine. Maybe a beach and a few waves... and make plans for Autumn.

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Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 2:19 pm

Cloudy with a chance of drizzle in the shoalhaven.
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Postby Neo » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 2:23 pm

Bushwalk n creeks and shady gullies, a bit of canyoning. Great time to tour but walking still possible.

I may eat my words come early 2019!
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Postby Neo » Sat 08 Dec, 2018 6:51 pm

First go of ss mug as a pot. Half pasta, filled with water.

No I can't do one pot recipes but this is where the 'just right' frypan would match nicely.
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 3:23 am

Bitten by Ticks, Leeches, Mossies, March flies and Midgies all on my last walk.
Nothing to see here.
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Postby north-north-west » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 6:55 am

That's not good, considering how you react to ticks.

No ticks, no leeches, only the mozzies to bother me. And a few people but that was brief. It's fun coming over the top of a mountain from the opposite direction to the track and seeing the looks on people's faces.
And then what I assume was a school group going in when I was toddling around on a daywalk after finishing the longer stuff - got a different total every time I counted, but there were at least 18 of them. *shudder*
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Postby Lamont » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 7:51 am

"Too hot and sweaty in Sydney now. Time to drag out the Black Wolf Turbo, kick back with a good book and a glass of wine. Maybe a beach and a few waves... and make plans for Autumn."
Hey Crolly walked from Bells towards Anglesea y'day morn.
Very humid,warm and stormy, perfect.
No swell though, on the sand at 5.50 am to get the low tide not a soul in sight for most of the time humidity 95%, muggy thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening, Gali...., sorry I digress.
Coffee overlooking 'back Addis' at 7.30.
Walk/run back to the car by 9.30 , homemade sausage roll at Freshwater Creek and a box of smarties on the drive home, cricket and a couple of Invalid Stouts.
Hows the serenity!
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 7:53 am

Yep thankfully I got the little sucker before he had his head buried In so technically it probably wasn't a bite....
Nothing to see here.
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Postby johnw » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 4:27 pm

Too *&%$#! hot for walking here at present. Over about 28 c and I'm out.
Look forward to next Tassie visit in about 2 1/2 weeks.
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Postby ILUVSWTAS » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 5:44 pm

Nice John. What are the plans while down here?
Nothing to see here.
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Postby Neo » Sun 09 Dec, 2018 6:21 pm

Had good success on a recent east coast group trip using Tick-tox to freeze the embedded ticks instantly then remove with tweezers later.

Bought myself this one, Tick-off, because the pen style looks better, was $20 fromChemist Warehouse. Used a fizzy vitamin container to cover the gas cylinder and prevent accidental discharge when packed. A quick touch either end with a 2mm grinder blade to make notches so a rubber band slots around.
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Postby johnw » Mon 10 Dec, 2018 9:14 am

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Nice John. What are the plans while down here?

A fairly laid back trip staying in Hobart for about 9 days - Mrs will be with me and she is not a bushwalker.
That won't stop me getting out for a few day hikes. Aiming to do a few things around Kunanyi that I haven't explored yet, including a circuit that takes in Thark Ridge. And I definitely want to spend at least one day visiting your beloved SW Mark. No firm plan but Mt Sprent has been on my radar for a while. There are also a few easier things along the road that I haven't done yet such as Timbs track and Welcome Rock.
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