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Info for Sarah...therefore not hijacked!

nmonteith
13/05/2009
9:35:30 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Is that based on a true story? You guys might have to come and pick me
>up!

It's a mix of these two...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Milat
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/peterfalconio

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:40:01 AM
On 12/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>Most climbers in Oz seem to drive some sort of station wagon (estate if
>you're a euro) - or soft roader 4WD like a Subaru Forestor or Nissan Xtrail.
>Petrol is much cheaper here so larger engines are still popular (but in
>a massive sales decline in the last few years).

Those utes are cool -they have boomed in popularity in the UK in past year I'd never seen them before that.


>Camping at Arapiles and the Grampians is fairly rough - you get a pit toilet and maybe a water
>tap. No showers, no kitchens, no huts and no power.

I can cope with that although for longer than a long weekend I might have to go and face the dragon for a night...

>my memories are of trying to eat breakfast cereal and the whole plate was just black with them... they drove me insane.

Sounds bloody awful. Are they all year round creatures? Are they worse than Scottish Midges -do they bite? x

wallwombat
13/05/2009
9:41:48 AM
You might want to watch out for Rugby League players too.

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:42:06 AM
On 12/05/2009 superstu wrote:

>We all drive utes. Mine is fairly similar to below but has more spotlights
>for roo shooting.

When you say roo shooting?...like killing? I thought you meant you had spotties for avoiding roos? x

nmonteith
13/05/2009
9:48:13 AM
we also like fishing... especially under bridges.

ajfclark
13/05/2009
9:49:08 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>When you say roo shooting?...like killing? I thought you meant you had spotties for avoiding roos? x

Roos are considered pests in some part of Australia. They taste pretty decent too.

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:49:28 AM
Thanks for the info. Photosare defo a good idea. I'll do that. I'll do the windscreen thing too. I'm a bit scared of these roos now (not as much as the drop bear and carnivous emu of course!) Is that a real risk? Have any of you lot ever hit a roo? and if so did the roo survive? and the car?

I've looked at all the officail sites I can find aobut robinvale and Eusten etc - I've learnt loads more from you lot though. thank you x

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:51:52 AM
On 12/05/2009 ajfclark wrote:
> I should really do a first aid refresher
>at some point, techniques have likely changed/improved in the last 10 or
>15 years.

All I know is that you don't suck out the vemon... good idea first aid course - maybe it'll be on my mandatory training? x

ajfclark
13/05/2009
9:53:22 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Have any of you lot ever hit a roo? and if so did the roo survive? and the car?

I have never hit a roo but I think I'd be in the minority. I've been in a car when a roo jumped into the side once and I can't remember how many near misses I've had. Given the amount of road kill you see on the side of the road I'd say the roos come out second best a fair percentage of the time.

Roos do a fair bit of damage if you hit them at speed but wombats are worse.

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:55:23 AM
On 12/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>had to take evasive action as it would have speared into the side of me
>if I hadn't!
>I now reckon they have a one track mind and aren't too bright when it
>comes to their personal safety...
>
If I'm thinking roadrunner - the cartoon have I got the right idea? I've never seen an emu in real life.. x

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
9:57:35 AM
On 13/05/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>You might want to watch out for Rugby League players too.

don't worry I'll keep a close eye... are league worse than union? or do you just mean in general? x

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
10:04:07 AM
On 13/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>we also like fishing... especially under bridges.

huh? x

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
10:05:48 AM
On 13/05/2009 ajfclark wrote:

>Roos are considered pests in some part of Australia. They taste pretty
>decent too.

cool I could eat a Kangaroo -better than chicken?

Just gonna go google a wombat -there is so much I don't know. x

ajfclark
13/05/2009
10:14:19 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>cool I could eat a Kangaroo -better than chicken?

More like beef that chicken; Very dark, red meat.

nmonteith
13/05/2009
10:15:24 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Sounds bloody awful. Are they all year round creatures? Are they worse
>than Scottish Midges -do they bite? x

Bush flies don't bite - they just buzz around in huge annoying swarms getting into any open orifice. They only come out in summer. We do have annoying biting flies as well - sometimes called horse flies or march flies. They are big and slow but bite hard.

nmonteith
13/05/2009
10:23:22 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
> Have any of you lot ever hit a roo? and if so did the roo survive? and
>the car?

I've hit about 5 roos over the years driving in the Grampians. They tend to destroy headlights, door panels and bumber bars (i've probably spent about $4000 replacing bits and pieces on my car). They don't usually cause a car crash - they generally just bounce off with a sickening thud. They have a stupid instinct to 'outrun and weave around' as a way of getting away from predators - thus they bounce along in front of the car trying to outrun it - then weave off the road, you go to overtake them and they weave back into the side of the car!

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
10:23:26 AM
On 13/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:

>annoying biting flies as well - sometimes called horse flies or march flies.
>They are big and slow but bite hard.

UK has horse files -horrible things -I bet the ones in Oz have photoshoped fangs too though hey? x

nmonteith
13/05/2009
10:26:23 AM
On 13/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>UK has horse files -horrible things -I bet the ones in Oz have photoshoped
>fangs too though hey? x

No, but they do have have venom glands behind their head that when released can cause paralysis within 5 minutes.

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
10:27:57 AM
i've just noticed the thread title has been changed - Thanks Mods -i feel all special now having my very own thread. x

I also have realised though I've still not found any climbers in Robinvale -do you think they exsist? and more importantly Do you think they are more or less dangerous than the drop bear? x

Sarah Gara
13/05/2009
10:33:30 AM
On 13/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:

>No, but they do have have venom glands behind their head that when released
>can cause paralysis within 5 minutes.

I defo need to go on that first aid course. x

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