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

Postby cajun » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:32 pm

The prevalence of discarded white tissues on all of the few bushwalks I have been on.

What is the go with them? - the *&%$#! things are everywhere. :cry:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walkerchris77 » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:34 pm

Yeah not hard to put a tissue on your pocket
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walk2wineries » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:36 pm

No, I want to give way to downhill walkers - that gives me a chance to catch my breath! But I dislike those without the grace to say "thank-you." Particularly if its a large group - of course its better for the solo or small group walker to step off the path, but a "thank you" would be nice. Its good to snarl "you're welcome" when its the parents or teachers tho, and that seems to cheer the kids up no end :evil:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby neilmny » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:52 pm

cajun wrote:The prevalence of discarded white tissues on all of the few bushwalks I have been on.

What is the go with them? - the *&%$#! things are everywhere. :cry:


BANG! Thats a biggy. Single white tissues Yaaarrrgghhh!!!!!!!!! .............sorry but that really cheeses me off.
At the risk of an attack..............left by "Ladies" so to speak. Grrrr! :evil:
I walked into a really nice spot for an overnighter camp by a lake earlier in the year. There was hundreds of the *&%$#! things, next to every little bush in the area.
Possibly left by boaties not walkers....I hope.

I forgot to mention there was a long drop dunny there too!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Travis22 » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:53 pm

walkerchris77 wrote:Yeah not hard to put a tissue on your pocket


I don't think the girls/ ladies want to touch the tissues after they have dabbed them down there post pee.

Travis.

Edited to add, just beat me to it Neil.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby neilmny » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:54 pm

Travis22 wrote:
walkerchris77 wrote:Yeah not hard to put a tissue on your pocket


I don't think the girls/ ladies want to touch the tissues after they have dabbed them down there post pee.

Travis.


A few drops in the dacks is hardly going to kill them. My better half manages to survive it alright.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/hikin

Postby ErichFromm » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:56 pm

David M wrote:I hate it when I ask someone on the trail walking in the opposite direction how much further something is and they nearly always say it is much closer than it really is.


i can relate to this one. They tell you it's only an hour or so but it takes you two - so not only are you annoyed for not arriving in time but you start wondering if you are the slowest walker on the planet....
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walkerchris77 » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 7:58 pm

Travis22 wrote:
walkerchris77 wrote:Yeah not hard to put a tissue on your pocket


I don't think the girls/ ladies want to touch the tissues after they have dabbed them down there post pee.

Travis.

Edited to add, just beat me to it Neil.



Mmmmm, thought we were talking about nose blowing tissues. Now I see the bigger picture.
Didn't think about that reason. Lol.

I guess if you had waterproof pockets.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/hikin

Postby walkon » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 8:13 pm

David M wrote:I hate it when I ask someone on the trail walking in the opposite direction how much further something is and they nearly always say it is much closer than it really is.


Hee hee he

Strider wrote:Walkon you need to worry less about other people and more about yourself!

And since when did we have "hikers" in Australia? Sounds like an invasive species!


Only perplexed by others when they are virtually sitting on top of me and I can't help but hear. Or well...stuffing their face in front of me when I'm craving what they are eating.

And in case you don't know, a well known euphemism in oz is to tell someone 'go take a hike'. I've never heard anyone tell another to' go take a bushwalk' when they are cheesed off with them. Invasive, I think not, been around a long time.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby cajun » Thu 26 Jun, 2014 9:02 pm

Travis22 wrote:I don't think the girls/ ladies want to touch the tissues after they have dabbed them down there post pee.

Travis.


I hope the ones I saw were windblown, otherwise there are a lot of less than modest lady bushwalkers about! :shock:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Scottyk » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 8:26 am

People who can be bothered to walk more than a few meters from a campsite to so their number 2's.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/hikin

Postby Strider » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 8:29 am

Travis22 wrote:Cat holes.... What the, cannot say I've heard the name given to that action before.

Travis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathole

The reference made me laugh :lol:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby forest » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 8:44 am

Pet hate !!!
I'm a pretty friendly fella. Why when I say hello or other greating pleasantry to someone in the middle the bush is it ignored while they walk past viewing there feet, often when I've stepped aside to let them past. Doesn't happen often but anoy's the crap out of me when it does. Just common manners isn't it to acknowledge another human being.
It's not like I'm standing on the train saying hi to every random person. We are out enjoying the outdoors, often many many miles from anyone else.
I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!

There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now :lol:
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Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushwalki

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 9:28 am

I know why Forest. Clearly it's a case where the terrain is at fault. Climbing that 1:2 grade is nothing to you with your superior fitness but it's at death door for some. No air nor energy to utter one more word. ;)
(Just Joking)
Just move it!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby forest » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 10:19 am

GPSGuided wrote:
I know why Forest. Clearly it's a case where the terrain is at fault. Climbing that 1:2 grade is nothing to you with your superior fitness but it's at death door for some. No air nor energy to utter one more word. ;)
(Just Joking)

I know, it's hard :roll:

Even worse when you pass a couple of people sitting outside there tent on Larapinta, who've just watched you walk towards them from 50m way, clearly relaxing, not puffed.....and get no response from all of 2m. (insert sigh.......)
I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!

There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now :lol:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 10:27 am

Think positive. Those two sitting outside the tent may have been psychopaths, searching for their next victim. No words or interest may be a blessing in disguise. You are blessed Forest!
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walkerchris77 » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 10:43 am

Cool snail pic. Slug with a helmet on.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 6:34 pm

Other people.
Cold wind on an otherwise warm (or hot) sunny day. It's impossible to be comfortable.
Wet scrub. Nothing gets you soaked through as thoroughly or as quickly as pushing through wet scrub.

Strider wrote:Add people that don't give way to uphill traffic on steep hills. Particularly when I'm carrying my son + pack + gear = 20Kg. *&^%$#@!.

Traditional etiquette is that downhill has right of way - it's easier for the uphill walker to stop.
Personally, I'll almost always get off the track rather than hoping someone else will. I'm smaller and lighter than most other walkers and, therefore will do less damage. Of course, it doesn't matter when scrub bashing.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby icefest » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 6:44 pm

north-north-west wrote:Wet scrub. Nothing gets you soaked through as thoroughly or as quickly as pushing through wet scrub.

Yep.

Add to that, scrub bashing and then promptly having the scrub below your feet break leaving you head deep in impenetrable scrub. With a pack. Dammit.

north-north-west wrote:Traditional etiquette is that downhill has right of way - it's easier for the uphill walker to stop.


I'd always thought uphill had right of way. That explains the anger amongst people.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby north-north-west » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 6:59 pm

north-north-west wrote:Other people.


I should edit that to: Other people. Especially the ones who think you have some immutable responsibility to talk to them just because your paths have crossed. (sorry, forest :wink: )
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Strider » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 7:33 pm

north-north-west wrote:Other people.
Cold wind on an otherwise warm (or hot) sunny day. It's impossible to be comfortable.
Wet scrub. Nothing gets you soaked through as thoroughly or as quickly as pushing through wet scrub.

Strider wrote:Add people that don't give way to uphill traffic on steep hills. Particularly when I'm carrying my son + pack + gear = 20Kg. *&^%$#@!.

Traditional etiquette is that downhill has right of way - it's easier for the uphill walker to stop.
Personally, I'll almost always get off the track rather than hoping someone else will. I'm smaller and lighter than most other walkers and, therefore will do less damage. Of course, it doesn't matter when scrub bashing.

Other way round I always thought - its harder for the uphill walker to get going again.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 27 Jun, 2014 7:58 pm

icefest wrote:I'd always thought uphill had right of way. That explains the anger amongst people.

Clearly a point of confusion and source of endless disharmony (I suspect the rule may have something to do with whether one came from the northern or southern hemisphere, whether one is right side up or upside down). I just always give the courtesy and see what develops. A mutually acceptable solution have always developed, and then repeated with the next encounter.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby perfectlydark » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 12:47 pm

I just pull aside no matter what way im going. Rather just avoid ettiquette issues
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Bubbalouie » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 12:57 pm

perfectlydark wrote:I just pull aside no matter what way im going. Rather just avoid ettiquette issues

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

Postby radson » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 8:49 pm

I'd always wondered about uphill/downhill etiquette. For me, downhill has the right of way...and only because I have had to think and rationalise this... its because down-hill are quicker and have momentum and the uphill guys probably appreciate the rest.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Maaxxx » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 9:14 pm

Probably a carry over from skiing, where uphill gives way to downhill. ( Or risks getting cleaned up.)
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 9:40 pm

Maaxxx wrote:Probably a carry over from skiing, where uphill gives way to downhill. ( Or risks getting cleaned up.)

I think the speed differential in skiing makes it a no contest. Not so on bushwalks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby Travis22 » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 9:51 pm

Downhill gives way to uphill, in 4wding circles. It's safer/ easier for the vehicle going downhill to stop or move off the track and stop then it is for the driver going uphill.

There's always exceptions to the rule and in my case I would always base the decision on the conditions there and then and regardless of which way I'm traveling if I can get out of someone's way and let them pass I will.

Bushwalking - same thing I'll generally always stop in a convenient location and wait for the oncoming person(s) to pass/ have a chat if they are the sociable type.

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

Postby neilmny » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 8:11 am

perfectlydark wrote:I just pull aside no matter what way im going. Rather just avoid ettiquette issues


Yes it's no big deal and particularly if there's an easier way to for me to make way for someone else who cares who has "right of way".

Travis22 wrote: There's always exceptions to the rule and in my case I would always base the decision on the conditions there and then and regardless of which way I'm traveling if I can get out of someone's way and let them pass I will.


This just makes simple common sense to me whether walking or driving.
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Re: Things you hate, dislike or annoy you when camping/bushw

Postby walkerchris77 » Sun 29 Jun, 2014 4:01 pm

I hate it when u just get nice and warm in your sleeping bag and all of a sudden u need to go toilet

Doh.
Double doh.
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