#1 Any gear that you lose due to incompetence, getting spanked, fear, lack of skill , retreat, etc. becomes swag the moment that you give up attempts to recover said gear. The exception would be if you let it be known that were returning the next day at first light to resume recovery attempt. Once you give up on recovery attempts it is in fact swag.
#2 Gear left in the car park is lost and found, NOT swag.
#3 Any gear left in the process of a rescue is NOT swag and shall be returned to the rightful owners or next of kin.
#4 Finders of swag may offer to return swag to the spanked party, but you will lose face if you accept the offer.
#5 it is extremly poor form to ask for swag to be returned to you. If the finders offer and you refuse the offer and they offer again then you may accept the return of the swag but you will still lose face and owe them a debt of honour. This debt may be eased but not completely erased by a gift of beer. (You and they will know that you are their bitch) It is best to suck it up and just say, hey, thanks for offering but you guys earned it.
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