Outing #8

Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 8

(Monday 1-September-2014) @9:23pm So we’ve done the usual morning stuff: had lots of coffee, pissed-out lots of coffee, attended to other morning matters and are now about to walk down and refill the water bladder for the first time, I might add, since I got here eight days ago today. I almost can’t believe how […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 7

(Sunday 31-August-2014) @9:35am The net isn’t connecting properly this morning, making the already irritating drama of adding photos to the daily post, even more irritating. The reason I created a mostly black theme for the site – incidentally – is because it sucks less power out of mobile devices, meaning less battery impact and more […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 6

(Saturday 30-August-2014) @2:25pm Here we are, day almost over and I haven’t even scribed a word. Where are my manners. The Blowflies here are really pissing me off today. They’re as annoying as regular House Flies are in suburbia – constantly huzzing in and out and into your area. I’ve had to put the fly […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 5

(Friday 29-August-2014) @11:56am Good sleep-in, I had today. About 9:30am I woke-up, and since then I’ve had my morning coffees, recharged my phone and taken the rain-fly off the tent, since it’s reasonably sunny and there’re no downpours forecast. @2:07pm Having noodles for lunch today: Deep fried and dried noodles, shallots and garlic. I have […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 4

(Thursday 28-August-2014) @10:15am The mystery mammal – I’m pretty sure – was a Marsupial Mouse. The mousey scratching, and the fact all the pasta bits outside the tent were gone this morning, plus the lack of any holes in my tent, are proof enough for me. @11:47am I’m not even gunna leave camp today because […]

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Rainforest Life: Outing #8 – Day 3

(Wednesday 27-August-2014) @8:34am Woke-up to steady, moderately heavy rain again this morning, and – having gone out for a quick piss, returned to find a leech inside the door of my tent. Being ever the animal lover I didn’t kill him but simply tossed him back outside where he belonged. @12:04pm I’ve started building myself […]

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Day 2 – Tuesday 26-Aug-2014

@9:17am It’s pissing down this morning, so I’m getting the water for my morning coffees from the rain running off the second fly I have. Making lemonade, kinda thing 🙂 Saves the water I have stored, and might save my having to walk for water today. @10:58am The rain has almost stopped, so I’ll be […]

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Day 1 – Monday 25-Aug-2014

@11:05am Clouds are beginning to roll over, and I’m about to strap-on the pack and head down into the valley. Hope the rain holds off for me. @6:00pm So here we are, inside the luxuriously spacious, dry, 4-season, 3-man tent. Paranoid about Funnel-webs now? Even an ant would need to do some pretty extreme dieting […]

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Outing #8 Preamble – Saturday 23-Aug-2014

Owing to the drenching caused over the last two days of the previous outing, I’ll be upsizing to a 90L backpack and taking my 4-season tent this time. I’m taking as well, two additional 1Ltr water bottles, since I’m much further away from the closest creek, increasing my water capacity to 5Ltrs (up from 3Ltrs), […]