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Food being stolen at Araps
cath
18/11/2008
5:20:03 PM
We were camping in the Gums on the weekend, and returned hungry and tired to camp at the end of the day to find that someone had gone through our esky and stolen most of our veggies.
At first we couldn't really believe they'd been stolen, but later on other people who were camping near us discovered that they had also had food stolen (one girl had food taken from her tent, and the door left unzipped).
I have no issue with people dirtbagging, begging for food, putting signs up for food donations, but it's really low to go through people's stuff while they're out climbing and steal. Grrrrr.
Access T CliffCare
18/11/2008
5:27:52 PM

On the Cup Weekend, one of the girls in our group,who is a vegan and had carefully cooked and prepared all her meals and packed them in her esky, had the same thing happen. Not good.
Chockstone Moderator
18/11/2008
5:42:02 PM
If I could moderate (disable), the thieves I would!

Capt_mulch
18/11/2008
5:44:40 PM
Be on the lookout for a fat vegan possum. Or maybe a German climber. The poms only pinch sausages...

rodw
18/11/2008
7:24:52 PM
Or maybe a visting german vegan possum..they are easy to spot...they are the possums wearing socks with sandles on all four feet.


wallwombat
18/11/2008
7:53:31 PM
On 18/11/2008 rodw wrote:
>Or maybe a visting german vegan possum..they are easy to spot...they are
>the possums wearing socks with sandles on all four feet.


You're funny, Rod.

anthonyk
18/11/2008
8:15:32 PM
wow thats a whole new level of dirtbagging. maybe they're concerned about the carbon emissions from travelling all the way to the dumpster in horsham.

i think a mousetrap in the esky is called for... then keep an eye out for sore fingers

Pat
18/11/2008
10:12:11 PM
Or a block of laxettes reshaped into a Cadbury bar.

wallwombat
19/11/2008
7:37:51 AM
If this has happened over a few weekends then it's odds on it's the same person and it's also odds on they will get caught. I'd say it's only a matter of time.




Capt_mulch
19/11/2008
7:46:47 AM
You guys reckon you have trouble at The Pines, check this one out:

Solomon Islands news update:


Date 17 November 2008
Province (Honiara)
Constituency (Honiara)
Ward (not applicable)


Settlers at Burns Creek area, East of Honiara and its surrounding communities have reconciled yesterday afternoon.

In a ceremony held at the South Sea Evangelical Church building in the area, members of Burns Creek community have apologised for what their youths have caused to surrounding communities, institutions and business houses.

Previously a lot of criminal activities have taken place in the surrounding area blaming youths there to have been that cause of all these activities.

The ceremony started late because of minor disagreements which was later solved.

The reconciliation feast planned to be held after the service was unable to take place because all locally baked and cooked food were stolen at night.

tnd
19/11/2008
11:28:15 AM
On 18/11/2008 cath wrote:
>... begging for food, putting signs
>up for food donations...

Does this seriously occur at Araps?
Paul
19/11/2008
11:49:16 AM
On 19/11/2008 tnd wrote:
>On 18/11/2008 cath wrote:
>>... begging for food, putting signs
>>up for food donations...
>
>Does this seriously occur at Araps?

If someone is not prepared to fund their own trip how can they expect others to be willing to do so?

cruxmag
19/11/2008
12:15:11 PM
There is a long tradition of eating left-overs from bins (or asking people leaving for spare food.). I guess it's sort of begging, but in a much more lighthearted sort of way. Stealing from someone's esky or foodbox is a whole different ball-game! Arap's is awesome because you are camping with like-minded people, and I've always thought the safety of my gear and food was guaranteed.
Cath
19/11/2008
12:56:38 PM
Exactly, it changes the whole feel of the place, when you have to start locking your food up in the car.


"Does this seriously happen at Araps"

Yep, there was a sign up last weekend at the Pines toilet block asking for food donations. No problem with that, as others get to choose if they want to donate their spare food, versus having it taken!

bluey
19/11/2008
1:21:04 PM
Hey Cath,

That sucks! I would've thought if you were seriously hungry out at Araps and short on cash, most people would help you out whether through donations of food when leaving or even give you a bowl of the big pasta bonanza that we all inevitably brew up. I'm wondering if this person actually has the cash, but is just dodgy? Otherwise, why wouldn't you just ask around?

kev
19/11/2008
1:28:42 PM
On 19/11/2008 Cath wrote:
>Exactly, it changes the whole feel of the place, when you have to start
>locking your food up in the car.

That's pretty ordinary. Up to this point, as a relative noob to climbing and Araps, I was under the impression that there was an unspoken rule amongst climbers that we respect each others property, whether it be at the crag or at the Pines.

It's a shame to have to start locking our stuff up.

Joad
19/11/2008
1:31:26 PM
I was camping in the Gums this weekend too - but my esky was still full when I returned - I'm not sure I should be happy my food didn't get stolen or offended the thieves didn't think my food was worthy...
Bert
19/11/2008
1:37:18 PM
On cup weekend we came back to our site in the Pines and notice someone had opened our tent door to have a look around. Nothing was taken becasue nothing of worth was there to be taken. Still, it sucks that someone went into our tent.




sticky
19/11/2008
1:49:18 PM

Okay, so it happens week after week, and during the day. Sounds like a resident. Shouldn't be too hard
to figure out the culprit or culprits.

nmonteith
19/11/2008
2:20:14 PM
On 19/11/2008 kev wrote:
>That's pretty ordinary. Up to this point, as a relative noob to climbing
>and Araps, I was under the impression that there was an unspoken rule amongst
>climbers that we respect each others property, whether it be at the crag
>or at the Pines.
>
>It's a shame to have to start locking our stuff up.

Don't be too disheartened Kev! 99.99% of the time it's all good, that is why this is baffling to most of us!

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