Month: December 2023

The Wheel Chair Access Pigs Arse Track

I was put onto a short hike near where I was traveling through to a suspension bridge. I thought easy, clearly marked wheel chair access. Not too sure of the distance only that it should have been within my limits and I haven’t been doing much on the blog. The road started off with massive tree ferns and a blanket of wild flowers along the sides of the bitumen before reaching the parking bay. The track seemed well marked and a gentle slope. The first 350 meters where well within my tolerances. The next 800 meters to reach the destination , going down hill felt like I was being stabbed in the knee every time I put my left foot down. I knew i was going to have trouble climbing back up the gradient. Wheel chair access pigs arse., came to mind as clearly whomever designed the track had never spent time in a chair I finally reached the bridge and thought this was not a good idea. 15 feet at a time dragging my knee back up the hill until reaching the first sign post a half a step at a time with that leg. The walk itself wasn’t that inspiring but like many things it wasn’t the destination but what you learn along the way. I took many things away from that short hike. Id spent months and months pushing myself to increase my lung capacity to post COVID levels and to increase my knee strength but all that felt like I hadn’t achieved anything today. I managed to get back to my camp and washed down several panadiene forte with an iced coffee. It knocked my out for hours. When i first damaged my spine I had to take ten panadiene forte a day with a 6 pack of beer just to function. To get out of bed, to walk the dog. Trying to get all the meds out of my system has lowered my resistance to pain killers. It was when I woke up that I thought of how much more work I still had to do to get back on my feet. I didn’t leave it at not accomplishing anything, only that I would have more work to do.

Mountain Ash
bridge supports
still trying to identify I believe its a coral fingi

Blog Update 12

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Ive been trying to get back on my feet after having COVID and pneumonia. Pushing myself pretty hard. Doing a minimum of 6kms a day on the bike and up to 30kms on some days, pain being the limiting factor. I was doing the below workout two times a week and have had to separate things up to a two day split with trying to do legs as many times as possible. I cant do much unless I can get this leg to work properly or atleast to a level I can adapt to. The lung capacity is still too low to get back on the road to finish off my training courses. Im either too tired or in pain by the end of the day to concentrate on much else. After loosing 10 kilo I was doing 2 kilo bicep curls and after four months have finally gotten up to 6 kilo. I was doing 9 kilo curls before the Tassi trip. Ive lost a lot of lung capacity and conditioning. Getting back to a decent level of fitness has been my main priority over the last few months and will be for the next year if I want to get back into the field. Besides I cant get serious about looking for a rescue another staffy if I cant walk far enough to exercise a dog.

Workout Routine (Reverse Drop Sets)

Day 1 Chest and Shoulders


Dumb Bell Coffin Press

Machine Chest Press

Cable Pull Upper and Lower


Front Raise

Reverse Flys


Barbell Upright Row

Seated Shoulder Press

Rotator Cup Cable Side pull

Day 2 Legs and ABS

Leg Press

Leg Extension

Hamstring Curl

Calf Raise


Side Cable Bend

Cable Crunches

Day 3 Back, Triceps and Biceps


Seated Row

Lat Pull down

Machine Rear Deltoid Row

Dumb Bell One Arm Row


Cable Pushdown

Cable Kickback

Overhead Cable


Concentration Curl

Alternating Hammer, wrist up, wrist down , partials

I have enough trouble loading mags with my hands.

Sere Paracord Bracelet Project

I came across this project from Mitch at Agonic through the Baer Solutions Channel. Apart from looking like an every day bracelet it can also be used as an improvised cable tie for handcuffs or for locking a hotel door for added security. A great addition to an EDC. Check out Mitch’s other contributions at Grand Thumb and Dirty Civilian.

26:00 to 28:30

with GTFO bracelet

Weaponization of Governments

We live in a time where you can be in the name of fairness you can’t share the stories you write for my news publication on social media. We live in a time in which in the name of the common good you can be kicked out of your bank and online payment system simply for expressing the wrong political views. We live in a time in which in the name of social justice you can commit a serious crime but get a more lenient sentence if you happen to be the right skin color. We live in a time in which in the name of safety you can be arrested for exercising your right to peaceful protest if you happen to be protesting the wrong thing of course.

I came across the below speech and thought of how much Australia had become like this. However the Australian Government is just better at hiding what laws they are instigating.

Don’t Forget What Happened During the Plague (Because you cant mention the C Word) Since COVID the Cuntry has never been the same!

Just a quick idea of laws and acts brought into parliment concerning freedom of assembly, covid 19 breaches in human rights, Communications Legislation, anti terrorism laws such as consorting laws, I still havent looked into banking within this country.

Freedom of assembly

New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria adopted new laws carrying large fines and prison sentences for participating in unauthorized protests.

In August, police in New South Wales arrested 34 peaceful protesters and a legal observer at a demonstration in Sydney against government inaction on climate change. Twenty-one people were charged under the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2022 and faced a two-year prison sentence or a fine of up to AUD 22,000 (approximately USD 14,170) if convicted.


Australia has restricted the rights of its own citizens to enter and leave their own country.

Strict arrival quotas due to limited quarantine facilities left more than 43,000 Australian citizens stranded abroad.

From March 2020 to November 2021, Australia banned its citizens from leaving the country as a public health measure during the Covid-19 pandemic, unless they met strict criteria. In August 2021, the ban was expanded to include Australians who normally live abroad. This punitive approach to travel left tens of thousands of Australian families separated from their loved ones.

After a spike in Covid-19 cases in India in May, the Australian government announced a temporary measure of banning Australians who had been in India from entering Australia. Those who disobeyed could face fines of up to AU$66,000 (US$56,000) or five years in prison. No bans on citizens were put in place following similar spikes in 2020 in the US and UK.

Freedom of Expression

Human Rights Watch research found that Australian universities are failing to protect the academic freedom of students from China and of academics who criticize the Chinese Communist Party, leaving them vulnerable to harassment and intimidation by Chinese government supporters. Chinese pro-democracy students in Australia alter their behavior and self-censor to avoid threats and harassment from fellow classmates and being “reported on” by them to authorities back home.

A new regulation was introduced into parliament in August that would make it easier to deregister nongovernmental organizations if they promote protests in which minor offenses occur.

Consorting laws

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

A bill to create new police powers to conduct online surveillance of criminal suspects and take over their accounts was passed by parliament in August, despite the legislation failing to implement safeguards recommended by a parliamentary committee.

A number of rights have been restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic. They include:

The right to freedom of association: With the virus being air-borne and aggressively transmitted in groups, social distancing is key to limiting the spread. Restrictions on association with other people have been introduced worldwide during the pandemic. Restrictions have ranged from total bans on associating with anyone outside your household to only being allowed to gather in groups of limited size for purposes like weddings, funerals, and work.

The right to peaceful assembly: Protests involve large groups of people meeting together and so have been restricted during the pandemic for similar reasons. Rights to protest and freedom of expression can be exercised in other ways – such as online – and have not been completely restricted.

The right to liberty of movement: This applies to moving between states in Australia as well as to the freedom to leave a country (including Australia). Border restrictions are explicitly recognised in international law as a right that may be lawfully restricted during a public emergency.

The right to family reunification: This includes a right to reunification across borders, but is similarly recognised in international law as a right that may be lawfully restricted in a time of public emergency.

The right to enter your own country: International law provides that people should not be arbitrarily deprived of this right. Again, it is a right that may be lawfully restricted in a time of public emergency.

The Communications Legislation Amendment (Combating Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 is now in the public consultation stage.

Unprecedented powers

No other nation can match the volume of Australia’s counter-terrorism laws. Their sheer scope is staggering. They include:

control orders, which allow courts to impose a wide range of restrictions and obligations on people to prevent future wrongdoing. They can mandate curfews, limits on phone or internet usage and electronic monitoring

preventative detention orders, which allow police to detain people secretly for up to two weeks, either to prevent an attack or protect evidence relating to a recent one

mandatory retention of all Australians’ metadata for two years and access by enforcement agencies without a warrant

a power for the home affairs minister to strip dual citizens involved in terrorism of their Australian citizenship.

Many of these schemes are unprecedented in Australian law, outstripping even our historical wartime powers.

] The 54 Acts are:

1. Criminal Code Amendment (Anti-Hoax and Other Measures) Act 2002 (Cth);

2. Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002 (Cth);

3. Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Act 2002 (Cth);

4. Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Act 2002 (Cth);

5. Border Security Legislation Amendment Act 2002 (Cth);

6. Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Act 2002 (Cth);

7. Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth);

8. Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002 (Cth);

9. Crimes Amendment Act 2002 (Cth);

10. Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorist Organisations) Act 2002 (Cth);

11. Criminal Code Amendment (Offences against Australians) Act 2002 (Cth);

12. Charter of the United Nations Amendment Act 2002 (Cth);

13. Australian Protective Service Amendment Act 2002 (Cth);

14. Australian Crime Commission Establishment Act 2002 (Cth);

15. Australian Protective Service Amendment Act 2003 (Cth);

16. Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003 (Cth);

17. Criminal Code Amendment (Hizballah) Act 2003 (Cth);

18. Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 (Cth);

19. Criminal Code Amendment (Hamas and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba) Act 2003 (Cth);

20. Maritime Transport Security Act 2003 (Cth);

21. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003 (Cth);

22. ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2003 (Cth);

23. Australian Federal Police and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 (Cth);

24. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Act 2004 (Cth);

25. Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Cth);

26. Aviation Transport Security (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004 (Cth);

27. Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorist Organisations) Act 2004 (Cth);

28. Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 2004 (Cth);

29. Surveillance Devices Act 2004 (Cth);

30. Anti-Terrorism Act 2004 (Cth);

31. Anti-Terrorism Act (No 2) 2004 (Cth);

32. Anti-Terrorism Act (No 3) 2004 (Cth);

33. National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth);

34. National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Act 2004 (Cth);

35. National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Amendment (Application) Act 2005 (Cth);

36. National Security Information Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (Cth);

37. Maritime Transport Security Amendment Act 2005 (Cth);

38. Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Video Link Evidence and Other Measures) Act 2005 (Cth);

39. Anti-Terrorism Act 2005 (Cth);

40. Anti-Terrorism Act (No 2) 2005 (Cth);

41. ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2006 (Cth);

42. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth);

43. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2006 (Cth);

44. Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 2006 (Cth);

45. Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Marking of Plastic Explosives) Act 2007 (Cth);

46. Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Additional Screening Measures) Act 2007 (Cth);

47. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2007 (Cth);

48. Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Terrorist Material) Act 2007 (Cth);

49. Customs Amendment (Enhanced Border Controls and Other Measures) Act 2009 (Cth);

50. Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act 2010 (Cth);

51. Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 (Cth);

52. National Security Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (Cth);

53. Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (Cth); and

54. Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Act 2011 (Cth).

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