Yup, Joe Stanco def worked at ESS Jindy.Pretty sure he works or has worked at ESS in Jindy.
Better to use a sled for sledding. kids don't glide well, allegedly...For your snowboard ? No. Been to quite a few Japanese resort including rutsutsu.
For your children ? I’m not sure if it’s legal to use children for sledding
Considering on buying a Japanese walkie talkie kan-i. It comes with hassle of registration and fees.
does anyone know if we can use japanese walkie talkie in australia?
a 7 day forcast for the Hakuba/Nagano/Niigata region, by the looks of it. low temps but no predicted snow (??)What am I looking at?
Are you going to buy a different pow board?Had the Surfari out, handles the powder so well and is a dream to ride through those heavy powder lines. In fact it might be sold so may not even bring the board back to Aus.
Got any arnica or (over the counter) heparin cream (Hirudoid)?Bruising starting to come up now, painful and uncomfortable to ride with. On day 1 of all days.
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Did you buy a Dart? bindings are set up goofy, I assume that's your surfari with the supermatic (?) bindings set up regular.Nice rack!
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Not if it's filled with Vodka or Whiskydoes anyone here use a camelbak or other backpack with reservoir in japan?
Im from aus and i use a normal camelbak but it doesnt get cold enough to freeze.
im guessing a normal one would freeze in japan niseko snow?
A quick search suggests not. no konbini, no supa, a few gift shops and thats about it, by the looks of it.Zip is fine, super convenient a onsie is I am finding. Good sizing also, I'm 83kgs 180cm
Myoko v Shiga hmm
- Shiga obviously massive with many, many very long tree runs although I thin k it would be a good idea to have a guide for a day and save a lot of time. Myoko has short tree runs but go very quickly to a lift to repeat
- Myoko great night life, needed to book to go eat in 2020 for first time, Shiga ZERO nightlife when I am anyway at Giant. You eat here and he turns the lights out at 8,30 to you go to your room WTF!
- Myoko much more busier than here, and its not that busy.
- Seems to be powder everywhere here and despite what you hear, ducking under ropes doesn't seem an issue. Myoko was becoming quite strict about it
- Basically i would rate this much, much higher the Myoko given the variety of terrain and tree runs, but forget any nightlife...thats the trade off. Myoko is warmer , more like -3 to -7. here more like average -9 from what I can tell but only been here 5 days boarding
- cant even buy cheese or any kind of light coke for example, forget trying to buy bottle of rum or something
Happy tp be educated by someone staying more in the middle of Shiga, i'm on one end basically
Were they wearing Bintang beer t-shirts or singlets? or have the current fashion-forward bali bogans moved beyond that?Well, there were plenty of animals on the red eye Bali to Darwin flight last night.
Did you mean Bic Camera?If it’s higher power 簡易 (kan-i) 1-5w I would just rent if I were you. Under 1w yea you can just buy.
Technically it’s illegal to use foreign walkie talkies or unregistered local walkie talkies, with severe penalties. It takes 10-14 days for paper work to process , and you’ll need to be able to read and write in Japanese…
There are shops around who rents them or maybe ask the local tour group if you could borrow/rent them. Some of the lodges also do back country tour, maybe you’re residing in one
I’ve bought a couple of Japanese ones this trip, so I can tell you the hassle is annoying. I come here every year, so I don’t mind buying and registering.
Plenty local guys just use cheap short range walkie talkies , don’t need registration for those. big major electronics retailer may stock those eg yodobasbi camera, big camera etc
Two-way Radios in the Hokkaido Backcountry | HokkaidoWilds.orgTwo-way radios can be very effective in reducing risk exposure in the backcountry. Japan is very densely populated for the most part, however, so the airwaves are highly regulated.hokkaidowilds.org
May everything go really well for the surgery tomorrow mate.Thanks guys for the support, this has been a very traumatic experience. I don't recommend breaking a leg in Japan, they don't believe in using pain relief.
I went straight to the emergency department as soon as I got off the plane in Sydney this morning, I'm getting surgery tomorrow and will have plates and screws permanently in the head of my tibia.
Yup. No-one wants to prepare for the worst, but Canada trips are starting to look like a viable alternative option. At least Australia and Canada have some sort of reciprocal rights when it comes to medical treatment, AFAIK. travel insurance still good for avoiding upfront hospital fee slug though...Jesus H...
100%, which is why it's important to submit all the relevant paperwork, and talk to your GP about a doctor's letter to show Japanese customs and Police.Pretty risky bringing endone to a strict Asian country. If you didn’t have a permit then you’ve been lucky but if they happen to do a spot check…
Does your prescription involve narcotics?
If your prescription medication involves the use of narcotics (eg morphine, codeine, oxycodone, pethidine, hydrocodone), you must seek advance permission from one of Japan’s eight Regional Bureaus of Health and Welfare.
You will need to submit an import application form as well as supporting documentation at least 14 days before traveling to Japan.
Guide to Bringing Medicines Into Japan - Plan your tripFind out what the rules are for bringing medication into Japan, including Over-The-Counter and Prescription medicine.en.japantravel.com
Many common medications and over-the-counter drugs in the United States are illegal in Japan. It does not matter if you have a valid U.S. prescription for a medicine/drug which is illegal in Japan: if you bring it with you, you risk arrest and detention by the Japanese authorities
You’ll also need a doctor’s letter to support you bringing them in. Not sure bringing endone “just in case I might need it” will make the cut… sorry to be the party pooper…
If Panadol & Nurofen smooth things out enough, then go with that, for sure.I've only had endone twice since I've been here in the hospital. Once before they were going to lift me into the CT scan when I first arrived and once straight after my first surgery.
Other than that I'm on a constant Panadol and Nurofen rotation as I don't think the pain is bad enough to require endone and I am well aware that you can become very dependent on opioid based medications.
On a low mountain with an altitude of about 500 meters, where I have skied many times, my friend fell into a crack while skiing, and immediately after that, a slough flowed from above and buried my whole body. Desperately digging out and rescuing a friend. He descended the mountain on his own without injury. I don't know if my actions were due to my actions, but I am now filled with relief that my friend's life was saved. You never know what will happen in the snowy mountains. As an example, I was able to record it with a video, so I would like to post it as a reference for people who ski on snowy mountains.
You could get that laminated get the surgeons minions to do a cover letter and laminate a copy of that too.Hey guys, I've been in hospital all this time, over 2 weeks in a bed I can't recommend it.
Finally I have some good news, yesterday I had my second and final surgery done on my leg.
I had to stop eating at midnight the previous day. At first I was told that the surgery would be at about 10am, then they changed it to 12pm. At 1:30pm the operating room called for me but it wasn't until 3:30pm that they actually came up and got me. You could imagine by then I was getting very hangry! (hungry/angry).
After being prepared by the anesthetist the surgeon came in for a chat, he told me my tibia plateau fracture is a Cat 6 which is unfortunately as bad as it gets on the rating scale. I am very lucky to have such an experienced surgeon, initially I was very concerned that I would get the work experience kid.
After reassuring me that one day I would be able to go full send again on my bike or snowboard etc. they wheeled me in for the surgery at about 4pm.
I woke up in the recovery ward and was told that the surgery took about 4 hours. Pain relief has been excellent and I am told that the first 2 - 3 days after surgery will be the worst.
I have two plates and many screws holding my tibia together, one large plate on the inside of my leg and another smaller one at the rear. These will stay in forever and allow the bones to grow back together during the 6 weeks non-weight bearing period of my recovery.
My mental health has certainly improved since the operation yesterday, I feel like I can finally start moving forward on the long road to a full recovery. Once I demonstrate adequate mobility on crutches to the physical therapist here I will be allowed to go home.
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