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194905 [2016/06/09 07:09]
kennettj
194905 [2016/06/09 11:46]
kennettj [Safety in the Bush - Lost or Overdue]
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 10. Don't trouble about getting back. There may be a train or bus.  10. Don't trouble about getting back. There may be a train or bus. 
    
-And, of course, the extra. special way of getting into strife is separating. You recall the little boy who considered it was all right to find a grub in apple but thought it a poor show find half a grub. That's the S&R reaction to split parties. Its tough going trying to find a lost party at times ; trying to find the raggle taggle scattered straying bits of a lost group is murder. Please, please keep the party together, particularly in tough country, more particularly if they include inexperienced walkers. ​  ​+And, of course, the extra. special way of getting into strife is separating. You recall the little boy who considered it was all right to find a grub in apple but thought it a poor show find half a grub. That's the S&R reaction to split parties. Its tough going trying to find a lost party at times ; trying to find the raggle taggle scattered straying bits of a lost group is murder. Please, please keep the party together, particularly in tough country, more particularly if they include inexperienced walkers. ​Please.  ​
  
 +But being members of SBW you don't do these things do you ? Right Mr/Mrs/Miss Smart, try your hand at this quiz. No prizes, save the satisfaction of knowing your maps.
  
 +1. You have a military map, Liverpool area, one inch to one mile:
 +You're following a ridge shown on your map (when oriented) in a straight line from the right hand side towards the left. The country is scrubby and visibility poor, and there are quite a number of branching ridges. You decide to work by compass. Now your compass bearing will be : 15 degrees, 94, 120, 270, 301 or 261 degrees ?
  
-ularly in tough country, ibre" pIrtibuia if the IT inc lud,​e-inexper''​="​- +2.We said the ridge was straight. You have to follow ​it for exactly the width of three grid squares, the turn south along a spur.  
- eed or cw ea k'​wa-ik-Crs 151,​3a:​8-e +The time is now 10.25 am and you reckon you are walking at 3 miles per hourYou should ​look out for the ridge south at 10.50, 10.40 or 11.511.4011.30.
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-But being me7,99Rs. Qr/. SRY, 7Pu..70.onl t.do p ose thi,ngs, of. cowse. Do you? Ri git6.11WND?​p,/​lap hand at,tbj,:s map quiz- +
-no prizes, -  +
-save the- "sat ;LS ac maps, +
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-a spur; ':​1711.E.J _no;vi. 10. a5 aLmo, and v5u reckon you :70./ze +
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-destination a day overdue.,. Naturally you go immediately to the place marked P* on the map, because that is: Pub: Police Static: Pound: Post Office: Penitentiary.,​ +
-Didyou say Police Station to No03 above? If so, you were +
-wrong. Of coure, it may not be a bad notion to look in on the constabulary in case some well meaning relative has already set the +
-alarums ringing. But it rs most important to save those relatives from distress by goi g first to the post office and wiring them. (This has not always been done by overdue walkers - be warnedi) It might not be a bad plot to wire Paddy too - just in case he 's +
-organising search parties. After all, your folk may be so relieved to know you're safe, they'​ll forget what -the7'​ve started. Paddy, isn / t likely to have any emotional reaction on your particular behalf and will cancel search plans if any+
  
-By the wayyour people know they must panic only by numbersI hope? It must be 4 properly organised panic, with a delayed action fuse so that they don't blow up until you're 24 hours overdue. ​Of course, , if they manufacture McQuackenshawrs Krisp Krunchy Dog Biscuits, or Simone'​ Adele 's Vitri '1 Soap for Baby's Skin, they should lose no time in going to the newspapersThis won't help find youbut they'​ll get wonderful cheap publicity out of it. If they'​ve nothing to selland are concerned only about your miserable carcaseIt's far better to phone Paddy or the S &R Contact Man (telephone numbers on back of Walks Programme.+3.Too badbut something went wrong, so you arrived at your destination a day overdue. ​Naturally you go straight ​to the place marked P on the map because that is a PubPolice StationPoundPost OfficePenitentiary?​
  
-About our mapping quiz, now did I hear you say that you don't need to know that rubbish to get by? No you don't - if you're always led, and always stick by that leader, , may comea day When you feel the urge to do something really BIG or NEW - to break unfamiliar ground (to youanyway) - and then there'​s no substitute for knowing, for instance that it should be 261-deg. and 11.5 a m.+4. Did you say Police Station to No 3 above? If so, you were wrong. Of course, it may not be a bad notion to look in on the constabulary in case some well meaning relative has already set the alarms ringing. But it is most important to save those relatives from distress by going first to the post office and wiring them. (This has not always been done by overdue walkers - be warned) It might not be a bad plot to wire Paddy too - just in case he's organising search parties. After all, your folk may be so relieved to know you're safe, they'​ll forget what -they'​ve started. Paddy, isn't likely to have any emotional reaction on your particular behalf and will cancel search plans if any. 
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 +By the way, your people know they must panic only by numbers, I hope? It must be a properly organised panic, with a delayed action fuse so that they don't blow up until you're 24 hours overdue. Of course, , if they manufacture McQuackenshaw'​s Krisp Krunchy Dog Biscuits, or Simone Adele'​s Vitrio1 Soap for Baby's Skin, they should lose no time in going to the newspapers. This won't help find you, but they'​ll get wonderful cheap publicity out of it. If they'​ve nothing to sell, and are concerned only about your miserable carcase, It's far better to phone Paddy or the S &R Contact Man (telephone numbers on back of Walks Programme.) 
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 +About our mapping quiz, now did I hear you say that you don't need to know that rubbish to get by? No you don't - if you're always led, and always stick by that leader. There may come a day when you feel the urge to do something really BIG or NEW - to break unfamiliar ground (to you anyway) - and then there'​s no substitute for knowing, for instance that it should be 261-deg. and 11.5 a m.
  
 By the way, Club membership is about 280. The S&R panel of volunteers that go look for the delayed and battered numbers barely 20 from this Club. Was it of this Churchill said "Never have so many left so much to so few?" Well, was it? By the way, Club membership is about 280. The S&R panel of volunteers that go look for the delayed and battered numbers barely 20 from this Club. Was it of this Churchill said "Never have so many left so much to so few?" Well, was it?
  
 Something about Casualties next month. Something about Casualties next month.
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