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Victorinox January Recon 2385

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2022, 10:51:33 AM »
Day 16 Epilogue.

This is me on the last abseil drop and also me CLIMBING up a slimy vertical waterfall. :ahhh

Forgot to take the figure 8 safety knot when I pulled the rope through which got stuck in the ancho point ring.  :twak: Jury rigged a prusik and ATC as an ascender  but mostly chimneyed my way up the log and rock. There was a real chance the knot would slip through if I fell.  :ahhh

First time for everything, glad it was a figure 8 and not a overhand knot.  :whistle:

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2022, 11:17:39 AM »
Very cool :like:
Had to look up where it was…I’ve done the Grand Canyon walk which is great but not heard of Jugglers Canyon before
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2022, 12:17:58 PM »
Yeah usually an experienced group can do jugglers then grand back to back.

Grand on its own is a single 12m abseil and a few swims , good intro if your ever interested.

“A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost.”
- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2022, 06:47:39 AM »
Day 17

Boring microwave dinner, pierced the film with can opener screwdriver..

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2022, 06:49:15 AM »
Day 18

Escorting some of my Scaffold

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2022, 09:15:35 PM »
I like this idea, but I'm coming off the back off three challenges on the spin ahead of 90 days in this, so I have enjoyed some time without having to remember to take photos, upload them, etc...

However, I needed to open a packet of biscuits today, so...


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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2022, 12:39:36 AM »
 :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2022, 12:50:45 AM »
Day 19

Another uneventful day so decided to pose the ol'Soldier with my two smaller titanium drink bottles in case i need the photo for future reference.

410ml and 600ml, I have decided it's better to take something at all rather than continuously leave the 1100ml at home because its too bulky/heavy.

Added bonus is if i take both i have 1L and can play around with flavoured/unflavoured or offer untainted water to someone else in need.


In Brazil they do 200-300ml Cups of water with a peel lid, always thought they were a ridiculous option over the 450-600ml bottled water as you have to drink it in one go. Guess its a similar idea, don't carry it.



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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2022, 12:48:08 PM »
Day 20

Piezo ignition was temperamental on the old portable single burner camp stove, so i raised it a little higher and retightened the screw, finally a task!

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2022, 10:38:54 PM »
I know what you mean, I use a blade every day but the other tools not so much, good to know they’re there though :cheers:
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2022, 11:59:05 PM »
I know what you mean, I use a blade every day but the other tools not so much, good to know they’re there though :cheers:

It has been good for me, I started pocket carrying a 96 soldier I had in November/december in short spurts to test while i found my 83, the thinnest over the Farmer X is quite significant. I have been almost daily EDC-ing the Victorinox Spirit for many years now but have been deliberately leaving it at home and it's apparently not the end of the world  :ahhh

“A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost.”
- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2022, 02:04:19 PM »
Day 21
10 days till offical deployment and i used the awl to clean the carbon deposits from cylinder no 4 of my ol' 92 suzuki sierra (samurai). Leaky head seals makes this a fortnightly task, which i may of put off longer than should and it gunks up pretty quick once it sets in.


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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2022, 06:01:35 AM »
Day 22

Canned Milk of the Coconut

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2022, 06:04:57 AM »
Are you making a curry? Do like a Thai style curry :drool:
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2022, 09:25:50 AM »
Are you making a curry? Do like a Thai style curry :drool:

HAha no i made a smoothie as I'm trying to sue stuff up in the pantry, a little too rich even with water added

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2022, 11:30:28 PM »
Day 23

Just a day on the computer..



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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2022, 03:06:40 AM »
Day 24

Final week before MTO challenge Deployment :

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2022, 09:24:49 AM »
Day 25

4hr drive to Canberra

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2022, 09:36:09 AM »
:like: a visit to the tent embassy for the 50th anniversary?
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2022, 10:16:08 AM »
Didnt think too , went to see my sister and niece.

Day 26

Apple Day

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2022, 10:18:09 AM »
It was a bit of a long shot. Nice

Haven’t been to Canberra since 1988, probably time I gave it another go :dunno:
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2022, 10:40:33 AM »
It's changed a bit since i first visited in the 90's  :whistle:

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2022, 11:00:44 AM »
My abiding memory was how smurfing difficult it was to find a pub :drink:

Parliament House had recently been finished so went for a tour of there and the war museum, a walk round Lake Burley Griffin and then the need for beer! :cheers:
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2022, 05:26:04 AM »
Day 27

'Sergeants Mess' at Mosman , Sydney, wedding guest

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2022, 12:00:56 PM »
Day 28

Nothing exciting

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- Terry Pratchett
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2022, 12:03:04 PM »
Day 29

Again boring day but reporting that the knife came modded with a sharpened edge on the bottle opener/large screwdriver

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2022, 09:34:51 AM »
Day 30

Last day before Pacific Timezone deployment, Buttler Steps , Potts Point.

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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2022, 09:58:19 AM »
Well done mate, been good following along…used to live near those steps back in the 80’s and 90’s, top part of town
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2022, 02:05:59 AM »
I checked in every day to see how your recon mission was progressing. You did pretty well, and you'll be amply prepared for the Soldier On! challenge.

Just one question: you fly the Brazilian flag, but you appear to be in Australia. Did you relocate, or are you just visiting?

Enough multi-tools? Ain't no such thing as enough multi-tools!
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Re: Victorinox January Recon
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2022, 08:10:07 AM »

Fluent Bilingual Dual National

Australian & Brazilian.  Born in Australia, grew up in Rio, came back to Australia in 92 when parents split.  Papa is Brazilian, Mum is Scottish +anglomix heritage Australian.

Saying I'm half-half would infer that I'm less than the others of either of my countrymen :D

Thaanks for the Suport all, look forward to everyone's Deployment updates

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- Terry Pratchett

 

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