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sussamb

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #75 on: 21:46:40, 06/11/20 »
 ;D  oh yes, and some very poorly done  O0
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BuzyG

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #76 on: 12:09:41, 07/11/20 »
Is that part of the swimming course.

ninthace

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #77 on: 12:21:42, 07/11/20 »
Of course you could just carry a large bag of custard (cornflour), then you would be able to just walk across.
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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #78 on: 12:48:35, 07/11/20 »
My best tip would be to try not to fall in much  O0

jimbob

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #79 on: 14:07:01, 07/11/20 »
Adapt walking poles to work as stilts :D
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Birdman

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #80 on: 20:34:14, 12/11/20 »

For crossing deep fast flowing streams I use these neoprene triboard shoes (Decathlon). They fit like socks, so the flowing water doesn't get much hold of them (unlike sandals, Crocs etc). They have pretty tough grippy soles and protection all around to prevent my feet from getting injured by stones etc. As a bonus, they give an element of heat insulation, which can be very nice when you have to spend a long time finding a way through a raging, ice-cold melt water stream, because your feet get numb from the cold very soon, which eventually impairs safety.


It is something extra to carry (345 grams/ pair) but they can double as camp shoes and I find they really help with safe crossings while keeping my boots dry. They were cheap too (less than 10).


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Birdman

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Re: Tips for crossing streams?
« Reply #81 on: 20:50:57, 12/11/20 »

Last year on the Bibbulmun Track (Australia). Not a river, this was the trail! Knee-deep in places. I just kept my boots on here because these stretches were too frequent and there were snakes in there too, while it was often too murky to see the bottom. Fortunately this was just for 2 days.


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