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 ====== Safety in the Bush - Lost or Overdue ====== ====== Safety in the Bush - Lost or Overdue ======
    
 +By Jim Brown
  
-By Jim Brown. +Do you want to get lost or overdueIts push-over. Here's how.
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-Do you -want t'​o ​get lost ...or overaUe? +
-, It'​s ​1?1,1.(A.-over. ​'Here's how. , +
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-1 ,,,. Don'it loolrat a ,map before ynOu go_ put .., let qoaric one else ao i '... ton,r.E. take map.-or compass with 7O.:LI. - go -lightweight +
-, OR +
-3,, Take theam but don+t trouble to lOolc at tiqou :until -you'​re .sure , youti.,Q astray +
-4.7 Take ,them, and lo ok. at them, ". and pretend you can 115r; them if +
-you -can i t ). ,., , .. . , .. 5. 'Rely on finding the minor trabks showri orplyour map - even if +
- was published last ,century. +
-.. +
-6.. r_ Rely on yolr memory -..-,sorp eon.,e else Led yyti,"​-thr ei befol-'​e... Alvg1a7s rec-40p.'​_on. 30 ini.1.0: per dal T., 25 if _/..4,1.,d verv,:​riri..ggQd.  +
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-,,​Don'​t te.1l. avone whei7,​0"​...youipe go:​ing'?​ ,- 4f :7-94., do, ,​1Pi'​..?:​k a. non- +
-'​alkeill and tell-them-2v'​e'​rbally. ' It -1:11- 8-.,nS nollincf., to -paem. On ?- . - , , -: ' ., +
-9,',- ' ,:lorig 1-16:r triiys-neVer tart before -1Q a m. -.+
  
 +1 Don't look at a map before you go out .. let someone else do it.
 +
 +2.Don'​t take map or compass with you. Go lightweight.OR
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 +3 Take them but don't trouble to look at then until you're sure you are astray. OR
 +
 +4.Take them and look. at them and pretend you can use them if you can't.
 +
 +5.Rely on finding the minor tracks shown on your map - even if was published last century.
 +
 +6.Rely on your memory - someone else led you there before.
 +
 +7.Always reckon on 30 miles per day - 25 if it is very rugged. ​
 +
 +8. Don't tell anyone where you are going. If you do, tell a non-walker and tell them verbally. It means nothing to them.
 +
 +9.On long hard trips never start before 10am. 
 +
 +10. Don't trouble about getting back. There may be a train or bus. 
    
-And ,e5f course, the extra. s:peoial,...vxa7of getting into strife+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'the S&R reaction to split partiesIts tough going trying to find a lost party at times ; trying to find the raggle taggle scattered straying bits of a lost group is murderPlease, please keep the party together, particularly in tough country, more particularly if they include inexperienced walkersPlease 
  
-is S-eparatin-g. You recall the little boy whdo considered it was all +But being members ​of SBW you don't do these things do you ? Right Mr/Mrs/Miss Smarttry your hand at this quiz. No prizes, save the satisfaction ​of knowing ​your maps.
-right to find. a grub in applen but thciughit. a poor show find +
-tugh er p-1,..i gh`311--.vii?​.g find 5.1opt pa:Fty.,at. try`in,​...To -"​find +
-tAe, bits;of ,a lost , gr ol.:p is +
-Murder.. lese,L pleae,_ le a r.41 keep t 'at pa. ty. toge_thr r ?7, pj..r<​tAs- +
-ularly in tough country, ibre" pIrtibuia if the IT inc lud,​e-inexper''​="​- +
- eed or cw ea k'​wa-ik-Crs 151,​3a:​8-e +
-; ,,,. . 4, +
-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, +
-_ . +
- -c ' +
-1. You have a nilibaT mar, Liveri5dc31 a:rea, one inch to one mile: +
-r f,Q110-vvi p.g ri dge , sbown Qn your map (when oriented) in a straighF, line from tile-right han d. side '​towards the left. The +
-country is scrubby and visibility poor, and there kire quite a number ​of branching ridges.. 77-ou depid.,e to work by cos +
-Now :z9,3.7.r compass bea rinf, will e 51-ctLes..4- 1210"​-deg. +
-cm4 - :501 dee. 61i 2e1-deg ?  +
-2,- We said the dge wals strait. ourIgive to (41.ow it. for +
-exactly the 111:4th of ithrire SquareA ;" al:ong. +
-a spur; ':​1711.E.J _no;vi. 10. a5 aLmo, and v5u reckon you :70./ze +
-akrg almo m p h .o ou l5O-Lki1d ,look : out for the ridge +
-,70 t, , +
-Too bad, but gonle- b. xf-g. went Wrong, so you arrived tybu +
- e +
-? - +
-10-bo.11'​t t.,​.troubie.10Out:​ getting. -.bac , TherA! may be. a train' or -. +
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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 startedPaddy, 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 you, but they'​ll get wonderful cheap publicity out of itIf 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.+1. You have a military mapLiverpool areaone 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 poorand there are quite a number ​of branching ridgesYou decide ​to work by compass. Now your compass bearing will be : 15 degrees94120, 270, 301 or 261 degrees ?
  
-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.+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.  
 +The time is now 10.25 am and you reckon you are walking at 3 miles per hour. You should look out for the ridge south at 10.50, 10.40 or 11.5, 11.40, 11.30. 
 + 
 +3.Too bad, but 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 Pub, Police Station, Pound, Post Office, Penitentiary?​ 
 + 
 +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. 
 + 
 +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.) 
 + 
 +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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 ====== Geology for the Bushwalker ====== ====== Geology for the Bushwalker ======
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 A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
  
-Yes, we all had a good trip at Easter, ​biassed ​as we were with the finest weather we have had for years. Kanangra Walls area is getting somewhat the worse for wear. Broken bottles, tins and other disgusting jetsam are to be seen everywhere - even, alas! in places whore the motor tourist is not normally wont to go. By comparison the Kowmung looked lovelier than ever. The wet seasons we have had were reflected in the lush grass end the green serenity of the mountainsides. Dense stands of Casuarina saplings augur well for the replacement of those lovely giants which succumbed to drought and fire in the lean years.+Yes, we all had a good trip at Easter, ​blessed ​as we were with the finest weather we have had for years. Kanangra Walls area is getting somewhat the worse for wear. Broken bottles, tins and other disgusting jetsam are to be seen everywhere - even, alas! in places whore the motor tourist is not normally wont to go. By comparison the Kowmung looked lovelier than ever. The wet seasons we have had were reflected in the lush grass end the green serenity of the mountainsides. Dense stands of Casuarina saplings augur well for the replacement of those lovely giants which succumbed to drought and fire in the lean years.
  
  
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