Author Topic: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?  (Read 729 times)

barewirewalker

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #15 on: 10:24:24, 07/09/20 »
Being respectful of 'the rightful' way as expected of a Rights of Way and those, who expect it it of me. That respect has not been earned, the corruption that drives my disrespect gives me much to seek, that is something worth mastering.
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BuzyG

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #16 on: 14:41:45, 07/09/20 »
Any thing that I don't need to master I am petty unlikely to put effort into learning just for the heck of it.  Life is too short.  Any thing that could save my skin or make hiking simpler, more fun and I'm right on it.  So I think the fundamental answer from me is no, there is not anything I can't or won't master, but others may have different needs from hiking and therefore different skill sets. O0

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #17 on: 20:34:31, 07/09/20 »
I think for me it's going to be wild camping.  I like the idea of it but now I'm in my forties I just can't see me getting into it.  My kids are young and at the moment I can't get them into walking / hiking so whole weekend walks are not really an option anyway.
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richardh1905

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #18 on: 20:36:12, 07/09/20 »
I appreciate that you have family commitments, and that wild camping is not for everyone, but don't let age be a barrier, Patrick.


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Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #19 on: 20:52:20, 07/09/20 »
I have camped on sites and wild in the past. I canít really see me doing this again. Long term injuries would make camping uncomfortable and it would be difficult getting in and out of the tent. Also, at the moment I would struggle to walk significant distances on consecutive days. I need my Achillesí tendon to rest and my back is in one of its painful phases.

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #20 on: 21:27:24, 07/09/20 »
Whereas I would love to wild camp but canít justify forking out for a backpacking tent in case I donít like it/get scared/need toilet  ;D

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #21 on: 22:10:18, 07/09/20 »
Walking with more than one pole. My coordination just isn't good enough and I don't think it ever will be!
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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #22 on: 07:42:12, 08/09/20 »
I appreciate that you have family commitments, and that wild camping is not for everyone, but don't let age be a barrier, Patrick.

Richard (age 59)

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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #23 on: 07:44:04, 08/09/20 »
I think for me it's going to be wild camping.  I like the idea of it but now I'm in my forties I just can't see me getting into it.  My kids are young and at the moment I can't get them into walking / hiking so whole weekend walks are not really an option anyway.


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Re: Anything about hiking that you can't or won't master?
« Reply #24 on: 11:43:36, 08/09/20 »
Apparently I can't/won't master the art of stepping out of the door for a walk at the moment.
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