Stoked it's Spring!

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Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Neo » Mon 02 Sep, 2019 8:01 pm

Ahh some places are warming up!
It will be a hot hot summer.

Where are you going to go?

What gear are you switching to?
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Neo » Mon 02 Sep, 2019 8:03 pm

Have switched my winter bag for my spring half bag n puffy.

Getting around east coast NSW then likely go check out Tassie December & January ;)
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Petew » Mon 02 Sep, 2019 8:53 pm

Going to dig the kayak out. I don't like walking in summer, except to get to a canyon.
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 03 Sep, 2019 8:45 am

Petew wrote:Going to dig the kayak out. I don't like walking in summer, except to get to a canyon.
I'm very saddened that winter is over. It means more sweat, snakes and less stars at night....
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby wildwanderer » Tue 03 Sep, 2019 8:59 am

Huntsman247 wrote:I'm very saddened that winter is over. It means more sweat, snakes and less stars at night....


:cry: same. More heat, more flies, snakes, spiders, more hazard reduction smoke and greater bushfire risk. And the body usually needs more of increasingly hard to find water.

Id prefer winter all year round :P
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Tortoise » Tue 03 Sep, 2019 9:36 am

I'm with you, Neo. Though in Tassie especially, it's just the calendar that says it rather than the reality just yet. But the promise is there!

More mountains accessible to a plodder like me - less ice-encrusted summit boulders, fewer rivers that can't safely be crossed, more daylight hours, more options to walk in somewhere after work, more roads open, more feeling in my hands and feet. Yippeeeee! :D
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Petew » Tue 03 Sep, 2019 11:11 am

Wombat thinking.......F#@k this!....
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Neo » Tue 03 Sep, 2019 5:33 pm

Yes im not looking forward to summer RE bushwalking!
That's where the 'tassie in summer' dream might pay off.
Probably can't justify a UL canoe this year. (read save enough for)...
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Wed 04 Sep, 2019 10:10 pm

I am also glad spring has arrived. It has felt like the longest and worst winter I can remember.

I expect many bushwalkers suffer from seasonal affective disorder.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... c-20364651

Can’t wait to get out there!
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Re: Stoked it's Spring!

Postby Neo » Wed 06 Nov, 2019 12:49 pm

This might work if anyone is interested to try a half sleeping bag and jacket combo.
Hefty at 1.4kg but at 1.7m long it could be trimmed down by a third to 1.2 or 1.3m long.

Maybe there is a higher temp model also which would be lighter to start with:

https://www.snowys.com.au/junior-400-kids-sleeping-bag
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