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Anyone recognise this gear?

Anyone recognise this gear?


Postby Gimbob » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:14 pm

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163777381135029&id=849540028

Not sure if they've done the right thing here seems like to much new stuff to just abandon, probably use this site too
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby rgallie » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 pm

Glass bottles and tin cans (infact almost everything) suggests someone not well clued up or well prepared for their trip but what is the deal wi the selfies. The post is a bit "look at me, haven't I done good".

I really hope someone not very clued up on the hills has not tried to return to their tent late at night to find it stolen then be forced to carry on either in the dark or fatigued.
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby Coop » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:45 pm

I'll echo the above

Hopefully whoevers kit it is; is safe.
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby WalkWithWallace » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:00 am

I'm a big advocate of LNT, but this was an odd one. They probably did the right thing clearing it up. If it was me I'd have took some photos and noted the GR then alert the police.

They did report it to the police apparently and they agreed it was most likely an abandoned camp. It was their self righteousness of the post that wound me up to be honest, couldn't get anymore condescending if he tried.
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby gaffr » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:17 am

I agree with you Wallace...definitely some criticism needed for the words used to accompany the images. Now this report via the Facebook has disappeared. We should be able to debate this type of vandalism and not to hide it all away.
Were the images and report removed by the person finding the outrage or by the Moderator on here?
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby helenw » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:08 am

Were the images and report removed by the person finding the outrage or by the Moderator on here?


Not removed by moderators on Walkhighlands - looks like its been taken off Facebook
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby gaffr » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:44 am

To Helen Webster. Thanks for the reply to that. I think that the folks should have taken the replies on the chin and been happy that folks on here take a keen interest on good behaviour when camping in the hills. We do not all practice what was found by them on this occasion.

Could you possibly remove from my post this morning....the Scotland section...I have pressed the wrong button again and posted twice the same report...many thanks. gaffr.
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby WalkWithWallace » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am

He deleted his posts due to a lot of criticism. Some folk as usual go a bit OTT on social media.
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Re: Anyone recognise this gear?

Postby Border Reiver » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:56 am

How strange. If I had spent any kind of money on all that gear I would certainly want to take it home with me. This is similar to that instance at Angle Tarn a few weeks back, where tent was dismantled and all the gear stuffed inside it, with a suitcase put on top, maybe to weight it down. My favourite theory is that the occupants of the tents were maybe busy dismantling their tent and started packing everything away neatly and the pitch was suddenly struck by the dreaded midges :( and off they ran down the hill screaming, leaving everything behind. I've never left any gear, but on occasions I've started to pack up and ended up ripping the pegs out and shoving everything into the car in one big bundle when the midges started.
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