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Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 2:56 pm
by ofuros
Anything bushwalking related that keeps you sane, positive & a little less stressed during our worldwide crisis....

Today, dehydrating for future walks...and there will be future walks. :wink:
Cauliflower & Chickpea soup or dip, depends how thick you make it.

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 3:08 pm
by ofuros
More to come.... 8)

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 3:13 pm
by Mark F
Just starting to get to grips with QGIS for custom map making and if we are stuck inside long enough learn how to code geopdf maps.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 4:56 pm
by Zzoe
Not something I would use in the course of bushwalking... but inspired by the act.

I've taken to the therapy of paper mache. It's a kind of gentle denial very useful for parents who find themselves suddenly homeschooling: its mindless nature makes it very relaxing. A good podcast... a glass of wine... the hours fly past!

Here are the basic structural forms for a numbat and a quenda (or bandicoot, here in South West WA). Depending on how long this isolation lasts, I figure I might try a whole study of south west fauna.

(Do I sound desperate!?!)


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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 4:59 pm
by tom_brennan
Mark F wrote:Just starting to get to grips with QGIS for custom map making and if we are stuck inside long enough learn how to code geopdf maps.


If you have any tips or learnings, particularly around processing local LIDAR data, feel free to contribute info to:
http://maps.ozultimate.com/wiki/nsw_lidar

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:18 pm
by Neo
Expecting rain tomorrow so I might go wander about the neighborhood or get into night walks to spot some critters.
Great work Zzoe!

Rather than insanity it could be grief:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020 ... s/12113238

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:25 pm
by ofuros
Nice one Zzoe, the concentration involve would make the hours fly by.
I like the way your capturing likeness & movement in the figures.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:37 pm
by Nuts
I'd take a Bilby (and a bowl of soup). I think that's an awesome project zzoe, love to see the collection when you're done.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:41 pm
by Nuts
Cut-off saw finally met the old poles collection (between showers):


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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 6:14 pm
by Warin
Zzoe wrote:I've taken to the therapy of paper mache. It's a kind of gentle denial very useful for parents who find themselves suddenly homeschooling: its mindless nature makes it very relaxing. A good podcast... a glass of wine... the hours fly past!




Make one as a letter box adornment?

There is stuff you can get for modeling .. permanent. Sorry my google foo escapes me at the moment.

Arr Air Drying Clay .. Aldi have some on special Sat. You have to seal it before it goes outdoors.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 8:46 pm
by Xastorm
Wow Zoe, lovely and great skill. Definitely share with us the growing collection!

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr, 2020 8:52 pm
by tastrax
Mark F wrote:Just starting to get to grips with QGIS for custom map making and if we are stuck inside long enough learn how to code geopdf maps.


Great choice - If you get stuck, drop me a message. QGIS 3.10 will now make geopdf's as an export - easy as.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 8:25 am
by Son of a Beach
tom_brennan wrote:
Mark F wrote:Just starting to get to grips with QGIS for custom map making and if we are stuck inside long enough learn how to code geopdf maps.


If you have any tips or learnings, particularly around processing local LIDAR data, feel free to contribute info to:
http://maps.ozultimate.com/wiki/nsw_lidar


You're probably already aware... but there's lots of free LiDAR data available from all around Australia at the "ELVIS" site: https://elevation.fsdf.org.au/

I think QGIS is excellent, but am not terribly familiar with it, because all my work is in ArcGIS. So I can't comment on how to process the LiDAR in QGIS.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 9:45 am
by cajun
Nuts wrote:Cut-off saw finally met the old poles collection (between showers):


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Hey Nuts - probably a dumb *&%$#! question - but to do what?

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 9:51 am
by north-north-west
My insanity relief is usually bushwalking, so . . . current fallback is the normal one: sorting/processing photos and the garden.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 10:32 am
by Nuts
cajun wrote:Hey Nuts - probably a dumb *&%$#! question - but to do what?


No, I didn't know what I was going to do with them either. But found the snap levers are now available in different diameters and decided to make some long tarp poles (using three sleeved middle sections and one adjustable end)


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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 6:18 pm
by ofuros
Chopped the forearms off my fav Bushwalking shirt, hemmed the sleeve at the elbow, then used one offcut for a small patch in my walking shorts. Recycle & reuse. :wink:

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr, 2020 6:38 pm
by Baeng72
Took out some frustration/boredom on unsuspecting Blackberries near local pond.
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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Sat 04 Apr, 2020 9:26 am
by ofuros
Down the rabbit hole we go...experimenting with growing green stuff on longer walks. :wink:
Hot & spicy mix. Radish & Radish red arrow, Kale red russian, Broccoli.

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Mon 06 Apr, 2020 2:40 pm
by farefam
I have just finished editing the photos from the summer's pre-COVID adventure, so now it is time to get around to compiling the video clips from the last 3 years that have built up. Then I'll have to add some new wilderness ideas on to my current bucket list. After that I'll just have to satisfy myself with my library of wilderness photography books. On the bright side, perhaps this unwelcome pandemic and period of necessary semi-isolation will finally force me to find a few new interests.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Mon 06 Apr, 2020 4:43 pm
by ofuros
Planning future adventures....spotted some sort of structure within a NP boundary, seems like sheltered location & beside water, perhaps just some footings or a decaying shell in the forest or a mappers mistake, but you never know until you go. :wink:

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2020 11:11 pm
by Happy Pirate
Son of a Beach wrote:
tom_brennan wrote:
Mark F wrote:Just starting to get to grips with QGIS for custom map making and if we are stuck inside long enough learn how to code geopdf maps.


If you have any tips or learnings, particularly around processing local LIDAR data, feel free to contribute info to:
http://maps.ozultimate.com/wiki/nsw_lidar


You're probably already aware... but there's lots of free LiDAR data available from all around Australia at the "ELVIS" site: https://elevation.fsdf.org.au/

I think QGIS is excellent, but am not terribly familiar with it, because all my work is in ArcGIS. So I can't comment on how to process the LiDAR in QGIS.


I've done a fair bit of work with LiDAR in QGIS including using the excellent profiling tools.
Let me know if you need some pointers
Steve

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 11:33 am
by ofuros
4th day...greens are ready.
Natural material spouting bag. Start seeds a couple of days before trip.
Hang off Backpack. Rinse or light squirt 2-3 times a day.
Easy peasy...in Autumn, in the Sub Tropics. :wink:

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 11:45 am
by Neo
ofuros please let us know how you like to eat the sprouts!

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 12:04 pm
by ofuros
Just did...by themselves, light & crunchy with a hint of heat, clean finish. I added a mustard vinaigrette. :wink:
Eat separately or add to your main meal.
Bag is light, seeds are light, splash of water morning, lunch & night...depends how much you like your greens. :lol:

I may make a new or modify the old bag so I can get 3 days staggered sprouting, in rotation for longer trips.
I'll see if the local Spotlight store has some hemp material in stock.


Next...extra day of sprouting required this time around.

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Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 1:48 pm
by Mark F
orofus - I would be rather careful as many seeds sold to be planted in the garden are treated with chemicals to fight off insects and other nasties that may interfere with their germination and development.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 2:07 pm
by ofuros
Thanks for the heads up, Mark...I was just googling suppliers of Organic non-GMO sprouting seeds.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 3:21 pm
by gayet
Re hemp material. You could try unbleached calico or cheesecloth. Might be easier to find. Should be cotton, no synthetics in the mix. Wash well before use to get rid of starch and surface treatments and it should be just as good and considerably cheaper.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 3:30 pm
by ofuros
Thanks for that helpful info, gayet.

Re: Insanity Relief....Isolation projects

PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr, 2020 7:06 pm
by taipan821
So, still at work (yay!), but usual things that take up my time have been cut, so I have time to:

Studying to upgrade my amateur radio licence (foundation to advanced)
giving my stoves a good service
sewing.

I am also beginning to experiment with making my own trail meals