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Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Wed 29 Jul, 2020 1:50 pm

Wet weekend mooching around Mt Barney NP....but it was good to give the hairy legs a workout. :wink:

Steamed Prawn dumplings were on the menu...

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Rained all night long....dried fruit soaked overnight for breaky, soft claggy heavy clay walkout(note to self...don't take the low track after rain) & a chilly Mt Barney Creek washdown before jumping in the car.
Heaven.... 8)

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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby jobell » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 10:41 am

Damn those dumplings look good!


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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 1:33 pm

jobell wrote:Damn those dumplings look good!


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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby Eremophila » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 1:42 pm

Is that a coffee filter paper you've used there, or just baking paper?
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 2:44 pm

Just some baking paper to stop the dumpling sticking to the titanium pan. Holes cut in for steam.
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby crollsurf » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 6:58 pm

Whenever I see a post from ofuros, I realise my camp cooking is woeful. You should write a book, not just recipes but the techniques you use as well. Very creative and better than most things I eat at home!

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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby Snooze » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 7:27 pm

Except for that pic of muddy boots and gaiters lol, looks like heaven. Also what kind of hat is that (if you don't mind me asking)?
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 8:35 pm

crollsurf wrote:Whenever I see a post from ofuros, I realise my camp cooking is woeful. You should write a book, not just recipes but the techniques you use as well. Very creative and better than most things I eat at home!

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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Thu 30 Jul, 2020 8:40 pm

Snooze wrote:Except for that pic of muddy boots and gaiters lol, looks like heaven. Also what kind of hat is that (if you don't mind me asking)?
A wide brimmed akubra Territory for sun protection with few extra grommets added for better ventilation. Cheers Snooze.
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 6:48 am

Whoa...last night was the windiest, angriest gusts I've slept through, surprised the tarp is still in one piece & the stakes held firm. :shock:
Enjoyed the gently swaying hammock as the gusts hit though. :wink:

...from the wild, windy, angry & cold summit, Unnamed Peak, Mt Barney NP. 8)
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 8:25 am

Morning dawned...the wind spirits were still cold & blustery, numbing fingers & trying to blow me off the ridge, but the view warmed my soul. 8)

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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Mon 24 Aug, 2020 1:05 pm

...and some teasingly close gorgey bits to explore...next time. :wink:

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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby Snooze » Tue 25 Aug, 2020 11:50 pm

Thanks ofuros for the detailed answer about the hat. (Adding grommets for ventilation--what a genius hack!)
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Postby ofuros » Wed 26 Aug, 2020 7:16 am

Cheers Snooze... originally there were 2 grommets now there are 5.
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Re: Seeking solitude...

Postby ofuros » Sat 29 Aug, 2020 9:25 am

A few more pics from last weekends exploratory trip to a section of Mt Barney NP.

Cheaper than a 4wd...2wd. :wink:
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Savoury Scroggin...dried squid strips, wasabi peas, spicy broad beans, dry roasted edamame & BBQ coated peanuts.
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Cicada casing...
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Bouldery gully between the peaks...crossing over to a likely looking ridge, hopefully with views. A dry creek bed runs underneath.
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Steepening terrain. Too steep to proceed further. Poked my head through 'The V Notch' on Stegosaurus Ridge before turning around & heading back.
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Death in the bush...looks like a wallaby's jawbone.
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Setting up camp...
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Din dins...boil & place in a insulated pocket/hand warmer, return in 15mins.
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...the following morning was a stumbly, windy retreat off the ridge with wildly swaying canopies & falling branches. :shock:

Down down, heading down...Brief glimpse of the organ pipes.
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No tracks, no rock cairns, no ticks, no mozzies, no snakes, sporadic 3G...a good fun adventure.
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