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Trail marking tape?
EvDog
4/06/2012
1:08:40 PM
Can anyone let me know where to by the plastic tape used to mark out tracks? Bright colours, lasts a long time etc.
tastybigmac
4/06/2012
1:11:40 PM
google flagging tape

Pat B
4/06/2012
1:31:17 PM
On 4/06/2012 EvDog wrote:
>Can anyone let me know where to by the plastic tape used to mark out tracks?
>Bright colours, lasts a long time etc.
Surveyors tape from the hardware store

shortman
4/06/2012
1:31:35 PM
Flagging tape is usually non stick. I think their is a world shortage on trail marking tape at the moment.
gfdonc
4/06/2012
1:45:40 PM
Saw something relevant in Bunnings the other day, didn't take a close look though.
Reluctant
4/06/2012
1:52:19 PM
What pat said. Surveyors tape from bunnings. if you want bulk call Position Partners. I used to get all my survey equipment from them. They are in D'nong and Epping. Maybe one in the west now but not sure.

nmonteith
4/06/2012
2:01:47 PM
Flagging tape at Bunnings - usually stocked in the 'power tools' section which has the separate cash register and security (high value small size items)
kieranl
4/06/2012
2:18:41 PM
Where are you intending to mark a trail? Bear in mind that land managers generally don't people creating tracks and really don't like lots of obvious "can't miss it" marking.

Miguel75
4/06/2012
3:20:24 PM
I've found a chainsaw much more effective than tape at marking trails. You can either hang them from trees or use the sharp choppy bits to clear your path.

E. Wells
4/06/2012
5:07:28 PM
If only I'd kept all those little bits of shit I find in the bush I could help you out!
The best way to mark a trail is to use it.

BlankSlab
4/06/2012
5:15:13 PM
On 4/06/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>I've found a chainsaw much more effective than tape at marking trails.
>You can either hang them from trees or use the sharp choppy bits to clear
>your path.

You could always go for a CAT D9 dozer just to be sure.

bigchris
4/06/2012
6:51:07 PM
On 4/06/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>I've found a chainsaw much more effective than tape at marking trails.
>You can either hang them from trees or use the sharp choppy bits to clear
>your path.

f--- you make me laugh sometimes mike!!
EvDog
4/06/2012
7:48:57 PM
Thanks all; comprehensive and concise. It's actually a re-marking effort on the trail heading up to the tower. Fallen trees and flooding has left the trail hard to follow, I can testify to that after an initial attempt to reach the place left my friend and I stuck in the swamp, and then a large stick from the swamp stuck in the leg of my friend (hospital time!). When we (much) later found the tower we followed the tape back down hill but a lot of it is no longer visible. Also the tails of longer bits have been redistributed leaving knots exposed and liable to come undone I figured out with the old in with the new.

Miguel75
4/06/2012
8:16:29 PM
Hope your friend is ok. Thanks for remarking the trail...
Pommy
4/06/2012
8:30:29 PM
Avoid blue - bower birds love to steal it for their nests

nmonteith
4/06/2012
9:34:01 PM
I hope you are marking the track on the northern side of the swamp. I installed a heap of pink tape markers in November last year so I am surprised they are all gone? In my experience tape markers only last about 12 months - then disintegrate from UV and wind. Rock cairns a much more permanent solution. Good luck trying to get a better track in!

JamesMc
4/06/2012
9:40:00 PM
I'm told that some Tasmanian walkers use strips cut from orange garage bags to mark illegal tracks because they last longer than proper flagging tape.

JamesMc

gremlin
6/06/2012
10:30:42 AM
Learn to navigate... Why are you out there leaving your rubbish around to spoil the experience for the next person? Take your rubbish home with you!

I for one get great delight handing large balls of tape back to their owner...

rodw
6/06/2012
10:45:34 AM
For infrequent visited areas I agree but if it going to get a lot of traffic having one track instead of multiple through the bush has to be more desirable..thus the need for taoe to establish one track over the many....once established they can be removed.

nmonteith
6/06/2012
10:54:10 AM
This particular crag (one of the best summer crags in the Vic Ranges) is a bit of a nightmare to find as you don't get a visual on it until the last 50m, you just march off into the flat bushland. Plus there is several major natural obstacles - a large swamp, thick spiky brush, small clifflines and massive fallen trees that make navigation hard - even if you had a compass or GPS. A few metres here or there and you will struggle to get through. A decent marked track into this area is a godsend! In the drought mid last decade the 'swamp' was dry and that's the way we accessed the crag - sadly this is not the case anymore and a track is sorely needed!

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