/ Finding Abandoned Gear

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Trangia - on 13 Nov 2012
How far should you go in trying to trace the rightful owner before adding it to your rack?

Would a Public Notice in the Times suffice?
mkean - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:
Given the politics of UKC wouldn't the Daily Mail and the Socialist Worker be more suitable than the Times?
davidbeynon - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

I usually put a post on here, but the only time I ever successfully traced an owner and returned something it helpfully had the owners address stuck to it.
GrahamD - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

I usually try a notice in the Catalan Pig Breeders Gazette. If I don't get any response I assume the gear is mine.
scott titt - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to GrahamD:
I scribble a note on the back of a fag packet and nail it to the back of my coalhouse door, surely this is sufficient?
mkean - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to GrahamD:
Is there a Journal for Agorapobics we could publish lists of lost gear in?

;-)
butteredfrog - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to GrahamD)

> Is there a Journal for Agorapobics

I'm terrified of those little mammals, me! :)
jonnie3430 - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

You increase carbon use by posting on here, so it's better for the environment if you just add it to your rack. What did you find?
Trangia - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

I am so gratified to find that UKC posters are such honest folk when it comes to abandoned gear and the lengths you will go to find the rightful owner. I was very impressed by the notice in the pig breeder's magazine, which shows you leave no stone unturned.
jonnie3430 - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

If it was lost the case is different, but if it has been abandoned what do they expect?
neuromancer - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Have you not heard the term crag swag?
Robert Durran - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:
> How far should you go in trying to trace the rightful owner before adding it to your rack?

I think you mean "previous owner".
Robert Durran - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Anyway, in answer to your question: about 5 metres and only then if they look bigger, angrier and faster than me (ie not very often).
SuperMike64 - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

I think it depends on how you came across it. In my opinion anything that is in the rock because it's 'stuck' (being a lose term if you can get it out of course :) ) or if someone's retreated and not gone back for it is fine and the price makes a difference. There was a story not so long ago about a guy who had an accident in the cairgorms and left an ice axe on a route and the next people got it back to him :)
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homing-penguin - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia: If I lose a nut or hex in the rock then finders keepers. If its on the floor then it's different, and I'd ask for it from UKC.

One of my mates considers the gear in my living room 'crag swag' and has once offered me my own suncream....

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