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Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Neo » Sun 13 Dec, 2020 3:39 pm

First up, available from Aldi soon is the over the shoulder goon dispenser! Also good for going to the shops or walking the dog.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby ChrisJHC » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 8:04 am

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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Mark F » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 8:23 am

Bluetooth speaker for when the sounds of nature just aren't cutting it.
"Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove".
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lamont » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 10:34 am

Mark F wrote:Bluetooth speaker for when the sounds of nature just aren't cutting it.

Or even 'better' -a guitar.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby peregrinator » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 10:41 am

An electric guitar. With a solar powered amplifier.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 12:55 pm

At the risk of down votes... Kindle/e-reader and earphones when the sights and sounds need blocking or augmenting,
Internet for weather or match scores and phone to call the family everynight.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby ChrisJHC » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 6:58 pm

Heremeahappy1 wrote:At the risk of down votes... Kindle/e-reader and earphones when the sights and sounds need blocking or augmenting,
Internet for weather or match scores and phone to call the family everynight.
This reminds me of the TV ad on at the moment where a group of mates are out in the bush and they all gather around a phone to watch the horse racing.

Quite sad, really.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby crollsurf » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 7:46 pm

The ability to walk away from modern life. Its expectations, the social media rage machine, the stress of being a cog in society.

And to realise once you have deguassed your mind of all that, that you are truly free, finally.

Even if you have to be back at work on Monday. :)
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Mon 14 Dec, 2020 9:51 pm

I suppose I can't tech shame. I'm certain that there are individuals who shun lightweight sleeping mats and head torches. Freedom is a personal perspective and a matter of degrees.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lamont » Tue 15 Dec, 2020 8:14 am

Hey Neo you bring the wine -I've got the telly! :D
Cricket on the AAWT-you ripper. Might be a bit cramped in the tent though-do I need a satellite dish for this?
Now I just have to tune the Banjo for a bit of picking in the ad breaks and I'll be right as rain.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Neo » Tue 15 Dec, 2020 8:34 am

Lamont a mini projector would be easier to pack, I was just around some wetlands and thought a banjo would be surreal!
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lamont » Tue 15 Dec, 2020 9:01 am

Neo wrote:Lamont a mini projector would be easier to pack,

Mmm a mini projector. Nice. I'm on it :D
Neo wrote:I was just around some wetlands and thought a banjo would be surreal!

Deliverance? Let's just say I'm no Earl Scruggs. He of the absolutely smokin' banjo! ........ Crolly could join in with his mouth organ. :wink:
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Neo » Tue 15 Dec, 2020 4:13 pm

The whole Great Dividing Range will be foggy this week.

Complete with ads
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby GBW » Tue 15 Dec, 2020 4:29 pm

Strangely the weird looking guy (Billy Redden) in that scene couldn't and still can't play the banjo... https://youtu.be/PBgxdROTTrE

I know, I was devastated too. Can I play the spoons in your band?
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lamont » Thu 17 Dec, 2020 6:46 am

I'm telling you Neo -if it's not Earl Scruggs or this wee Mollydooker on the banjo forget it!
I've sat next to him on that log in many a dream.
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby wildwanderer » Thu 24 Dec, 2020 9:59 am

Dropbears attacking the tent? No problem!!

This tent comes with its own escape tunnel :lol:
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lamont » Thu 24 Dec, 2020 12:23 pm

wildwanderer wrote:This tent comes with its own escape tunnel :lol:

2020 Gear Of The Year nominee!
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Neo » Thu 24 Dec, 2020 8:20 pm

Neo wrote:First up, available from Aldi soon is the over the shoulder goon dispenser! Also good for going to the shops or walking the dog.


If you want to get a little fancier than the over-the-shouder-goon-holder, here is some advice from mapworld. Hello Bibbulmun!:

https://www.mapworld.com.au/blogs/news/ ... -the-world
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby GregG » Thu 24 Dec, 2020 10:21 pm

Neo wrote:If you want to get a little fancier than the over-the-shouder-goon-holder, here is some advice from mapworld. Hello Bibbulmun!:

https://www.mapworld.com.au/blogs/news/ ... -the-world

Ah yes, I see the advantage of the Qantas wine club over the Aldi goon bag: I shell out around $7k for enough plonk to float a reasonably sized battleship and they will thrown in a FREE flight on the red eye from Perth to nowhere on a date convenient only to themselves. Brilliant! Sounds like a win/win to me, I will be unconscious with alcoholic poisoning and they will have my $7k.:)
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Re: Modern Bushwalking Essentials

Postby Lophophaps » Wed 27 Jan, 2021 6:48 am

There are excellent ideas above. I found a few. Firstly, for larger bushwalking parties, up to 400 people.
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Sleeping mats are blown up, so why not a tent? This model has a good view of everything.
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Finally, for the light-weight enthusiast. Please note that it's a bit cramped inside.
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