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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby vicrev » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:32 am

neilmny wrote:
corvus wrote:
GBW wrote:............
Some of these comments. :shock: For me, if I meet someone who wants to talk, that's fine. If they don't want to talk, that's fine. If they want to show me their gear, that's fine too. What other people are doing and the way they're doing it is the least of my worries. I'm just out there to have a good time.

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I agree.


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I like meeting ,communicating with people :) It is when they start on about how superior their gear is to mine,(wrong boots,Gps,pack,)I don't like much. :roll: ...........Should I ????
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby puredingo » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 11:40 am

I don't know why all these people on here have these intrusion problemsd regarding other walkers as i never see anybody to have this issue!
I'm either walking in the wrong (or right areas) or everyones hiding from me.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 12:42 pm

vicrev wrote:I like meeting ,communicating with people :) It is when they start on about how superior their gear is to mine,(wrong boots,Gps,pack,)I don't like much. :roll: ...........Should I ????


You may like my gear. Boots, at least five years old, held together with bits of cord where the D rings have fallen off. GPS, don't have one. Pack, over 30 years old, refuses to die. Me, older still, also undead.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Snowzone » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 12:57 pm

"Lophophaps"You may like my gear. Boots, at least five years old, held together with bits of cord where the D rings have fallen off. GPS, don't have one. Pack, over 30 years old, refuses to die. Me, older still, also undead.


Yep I'm lookin for the 'like' button. Its nice to get value out of gear and people. :wink:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby perfectlydark » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 2:10 pm

Id prefer gear with character over hitech features anyday :) you develop an emotional attachment with some bits after a while
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby dingelberry » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 2:34 pm

Right on perfectlydark my old gear and me have seen a lot together in the dark,cold ,wet,sun ,snow,wind ,hail and all sorts of weather.
We have covered a vast amount of miles in our time together and have both broken down at times but always managed to get up and keep going.
Who hasn't got a favourite bit of gear they wont leave home without it might be old ,bashed up ,far from pretty but its mine and it still works.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 3:08 pm

dingelberry wrote:Who hasn't got a favourite bit of gear they wont leave home without it might be old ,bashed up ,far from pretty but its mine and it still works.

Yeah. Like my body . . .
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby vicrev » Fri 19 Dec, 2014 6:49 pm

north-north-west wrote:
dingelberry wrote:Who hasn't got a favourite bit of gear they wont leave home without it might be old ,bashed up ,far from pretty but its mine and it still works.

Yeah. Like my body . . .
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby neilmny » Sat 20 Dec, 2014 8:36 am

vicrev wrote:............ I like meeting ,communicating with people :) It is when they start on about how superior their gear is to mine,(wrong boots,Gps,pack,)I don't like much. :roll: ...........Should I ????


Yep that can be a tad uninteresting.....but maybe the trick is to try to guide the conversation in a new direction
Just don't enter into the discussion, talk about the view, the weather...........
As far as gear goes.......no one is going to be impressed with mine.....not even me :lol: but it's mine and I like it so stuff anyone who judges it as inferior.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby icefest » Sat 20 Dec, 2014 7:38 pm

pazzar wrote:People who carry closed cell foam mats on the outside of their pack on narrow tracks. I ended up carrying what seemed like a whole mattress out of the Southern Ranges.

Was it you who wrote the ode to the little blue mat in the pb logbook?

I had the same with a pink may on the Anne circuit recently
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby pazzar » Sun 21 Dec, 2014 6:44 am

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pazzar wrote:People who carry closed cell foam mats on the outside of their pack on narrow tracks. I ended up carrying what seemed like a whole mattress out of the Southern Ranges.

Was it you who wrote the ode to the little blue mat in the pb logbook?

I had the same with a pink may on the Anne circuit recently


It wasn't me that wrote it. I can't remember reading it in there, so it might have been after my trip in. I'm sure I didn't get all of the mat.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby icefest » Sun 21 Dec, 2014 10:11 am

Next pet hate: maps that don't label the true summit as such. I'm 90%sure I didn't climb the real guardians but the complete clag stopped me knowing.

Another (more annoyance though): people who start an alpine walk with only a wrist gps and a topo and no real compass, and then get annoyed about you expressing concern about them when you find out they think they are 6 km from their actual point and have their cardinal directions mixed up. At least they had a plb.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Dec, 2014 1:47 pm

icefest wrote:Next pet hate: maps that don't label the true summit as such. I'm 90%sure I didn't climb the real guardians but the complete clag stopped me knowing.

It's west of the tarn, an obvious pile of rocks not far north of the cliffs. To me, this is one overriding reason for a GPS, of course with the true highpoints (thank you, Martin) already logged. There is a spreadsheet available that gives the coordinates to five or six decimals, and it's pretty reliable.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby icefest » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 6:44 am

I didn't see a tarn, so I guess I didn't go far enough...
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 7:13 am

Pretty hard to miss the tarn.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby icefest » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 8:07 am

I couldn't see much with the sleet and fog. I kept climbing until there was no way to go but down in every direction. There was a summit cairn but I'll have to check my GPS trace to find out how much I failed by.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 9:08 am

It would be hard to miss the tarn unless you keep right on the cliffs. Ground does drop away to the tarn from most sides - I suspect you were on the high point to the east of it.

Co-ordinates for the high point are (from the spreadsheet) 41.973270 E x 146.023146 S; from my GPS 41.97327 E x 146.02313 S
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Wetsox » Sat 27 Dec, 2014 4:18 pm

Biggest dislike: struggling up a steep hill, bent over with a heavy pack, looking through sweaty stinging eyes at the next big step, lifting the lead foot above knee height to gain a foothold and then lungeing upwards only to find the pack contacts an overhead branch and slams me back down.

second biggest dislike: having to make the step again, this time bent over as far as flexibility allows and holding that pose until beyond the branch.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby JohnStrider » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 4:29 pm

No dislikes yet. I'm sure I will over time.

What I will say is that people who have an issue with others talking on a hike, need to have a good hard look at themselves. Sometimes talking about random subjects with others can keep you from going nuts while out hiking.

Nothing wrong with being social and friendly.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 8:49 pm

JohnStrider wrote:What I will say is that people who have an issue with others talking on a hike, need to have a good hard look at themselves. Sometimes talking about random subjects with others can keep you from going nuts while out hiking.

I walk to try to keep some slight degree of sanity. I almost invariably do it alone because that works best for me. Your sanity is your problem. It is not my responsibility to risk mine in order to maintain yours.

Nothing wrong with being antisocial and unfriendly.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby JohnStrider » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 11:49 am

Oh yeah definitely. Not saying you're obliged to talk to everyone you meet, but I'm not sure being unfriendly is the right way to go about it.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Happy Pirate » Sun 04 Jan, 2015 4:35 pm

When you start grumbling about the noisy 'other' party at your camp and they turn out to be good friends you haven't seen for two years and they invite you to play dice scrabble around a fire in a hut and then invite you to their home in The Nations Capital....
... Happened to me on the Jagungal circuit last week.

Only a dislike until you recognise your friends - Then the dislike is reconciling your inbuilt antipathy with the fact that you actually (shock!) like meeting people on the track....still working on that one..(ahem)

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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby aronwidforss » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 8:56 am

When you come to a hut, after a long days walk, and find a fireplace and some wood. You start a fire, dreaming about getting all warm and cozy, only to find out that the chimney is blocked. The result is a smoky hut, smoky gear and a smoky hiker.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 4:46 pm

When the intended camp site is a mud patch.
Just move it!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walk2wineries » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 5:12 pm

Directions that say "after 10 minutes turn left." WHOSE 10 minutes? These sorts of directions will almost always call both 100m flat and 500m uphill "five minutes."
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby perfectlydark » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 7:32 pm

Haha yes ive felt inadequate at some of those times too, others you fly through
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby aronwidforss » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 8:39 pm

GPSGuided wrote:When the intended camp site is a mud patch.

Ah, yes. Especially when the map tells you there is a wind shelter five meters in front of you.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby vicrev » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 8:43 pm

When my pack belly buckle kept releasing every ten minutes :roll: ( I always carry a spare one now!) :) ......
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walkon » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 9:28 pm

Whinging *&%$#! and the fact that whenever I see a new whinge on this thread I keep looking anyway.

I hate that now I'm on this thread having a whinge as well!

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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 9:30 pm

walkon wrote:Whinging *&%$#! and the fact that whenever I see a new whinge on this thread I keep looking anyway.

I hate that now I'm on this thread having a whinge as well!

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