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  1. Or you can take the Freudian view of the world https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/30/what-would-freud-make-of-the-toilet-paper-panic "Because your Facebook feed leads you to believe that it’s a commodity more precious than gold. Because you use the cardboard tubes for crafting. Because you like to wet it and then hurl it in a wad at annoying people in your coronavirus bunker. The possible explanations for toilet-paper hoarding are myriad. Unlike hand sanitizer and test kits, toilet paper is not a commodity subject to increased need in the current crisis. Nevertheless, shoppers continue to express a panic mentality over bathroom tissue. The fallout: a newspaper in Australia recently ran eight mostly blank pages for its readers (“Run out of loo paper?” the tabloid asked. “The NT News cares”); determining your fair share of Cottonelle at your local Costco can now feel like Yalta.Read The New Yorker’s complete news coverage and analysis of the coronavirus pandemic. What’s fuelling all this obsessive-compulsive shopping? Randy O. Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, who has written widely about hoarding, said that most hoarders are motivated by a combination of three factors: emotional or sentimental attachment, aesthetic appreciation, and utility. But hoarders of toilet paper, Frost said, are compelled by only the third motivation. “One of the underlying characteristics of utility is an intolerance of uncertainty,” he said over the phone. “The individual needs to feel absolutely and perfectly certain that some kind of negative outcome won’t occur.” But let’s dig deeper; let us ask the toilet-paper-stockpiling patient (in a calm voice), “Vot ees trobbling you?” “Controlling cleanliness around B.M.s is the earliest way the child asserts control,” Andrea Greenman, the president of the Contemporary Freudian Society, said. “The fact that now we are all presumably losing control creates a regressive push to a very early time. So, I guess that translates in the unconscious to ‘If I have a lifelong supply of toilet paper, I’ll never be out of control, never be a helpless, dirty child again.’ ” Freud believed that human beings subconsciously equate feces with gold or money. In “On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Erotism,” the father of psychoanalysis wrote, “Since his faeces are his first gift, the child easily transfers his interest from that substance to the new one which he comes across as the most valuable gift in life.” The turning point in a child’s so-called anal phase is when he learns to relinquish his “gift”—which, in turn, occasions a loss of self. Toilet paper is inextricably bound in our minds with defecation, and is one of our few public acknowledgments of it. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that a café in Australia recently decided to accept toilet paper as currency (three rolls for a coffee, thirty-six rolls for a kilo of beans). Is the panic-buying of toilet paper primarily egoistic? Not according to Susan Signe Morrison, the author of “Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics.” “Jesus’ corporal acts of mercy include caring for sick people. Wiping someone’s bottom is not specifically mentioned, but when you think of tending to infants or old people who can’t control their fecal production . . . ” Morrison said, trailing off with a delicacy befitting the subject matter. “If we don’t have toilet paper, will we revile our family members who aren’t clean in the way we expect them to be?” According to one anthropologist, an outer-directed motivation for toilet-paper hoarding might even skew political. “The places we see toilet paper mentioned are often tied up with politics, especially in the movies,” Grant Jun Otsuki, a lecturer in cultural anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, said. “The turning point of the movie ‘V for Vendetta’ is when Evey discovers a letter written on toilet paper by someone oppressed under the totalitarian regime. Evey becomes politically awakened.” In a recent blog post subtitled “A Cultural Analysis of Toilet Paper,” Otsuki teases out a hierarchy of household paper goods, from Bibles and diaries, at the top, to old newspapers, to paper towels and plates, down to toilet paper, noting that this lowest item on the chain could fairly smoothly perform many of the functions of items higher up on the list, but not vice versa. He concludes, “While we may use fancy paper and pens to write the basic laws of a nation, in some way those words have no meaning unless they could also be written on toilet paper and potentially carry the same force. Without the possibility of a constitution written on Charmin, modern democracy would be unthinkable.”
  2. https://www.abc.net.au/life/coronavirus-covid-19-why-is-everyone-buying-toilet-paper/12024738 Human nature can be quite predictable. I think the main driver is confirmation bias. People were caught out last time and despite all the reassurances that there would be plenty of supply, those that didn't stock up went short. They see other people panic buying and they see shortages = there is a shortage and you need to panic buy. Its a vicious feedback loop
  3. The bullseye is not bad for the price. I've had a play in the shops and it feels ok
  4. For the kayak I prefer a rod to be 7 foot long and graphite. I use alot of cheaper rods from the yak and used the anaconda entry level Esteem graphite rods for years. These were 7 foot graphite, skeleton reel seat, weighed under 100g and were $50 on sale. Currently I am running a few savage gear MPP2 7'2" 3 to 5kg rods. They were down to $30 on sale last year from BCF so I picked up 4. Head instore and have a play. Graphite will be much nicer and lighter to hold. If you can hold off till sale time you can save some $
  5. https://www.anglerscentral.com.au/find-buy-spare-parts/penn-spare-parts-reel-schematics/spinning-reels
  6. With larger threadlines a slightly lower retrieve ratio is not a bad thing as it gives a mechanical advantage when fighting very large fish. I've bought heaps from Dinga, no problems at all. Shimano baitrunners have adjustable tension.
  7. Fair enough. Not many baitrunners will have the line capacity you need. The Shimano Thunnus 12000 holds slightly less. I've got 1 spooled with 30lb braid. The Penn Spinfisher VI 8500 LL might also be worth a look. I haven't played with one yet but they have the line capacity you need as well as the baitrunner feature. Are you fishing with the baitrunner engaged? It might be abit hard on a surf beach as the drag of the waves will constantly pull out line. I fished with a pair for Shimano baitrunner 40000D for a few years for snapper. I wore out the gears with just normal use after 5 or 6 years and had them serviced and the gears replaced under warranty. I agree, would not touch the Kastking baitrunners. Too many cheap parts that break. I do have a Kastking Sharky II threadline that I use for a kayak reel that I am happy with for the price point.
  8. Or have a look at the Daiwa BG 8000 if you like Daiwa
  9. What are you looking for in a reel? Longcast spool for casting? Line capacity? Baitrunner feature? The big baitrunners are nice but longcast spools will always be mechanically weaker than standard spools. The baitrunner feature is another thing to fail on the surf beach (with the extra sand and wave splash), but fine if you are only using it off the rocks. For drone fishing I suspect spool capacity and drag will be really advantageous. You don't want to be just out of range of fish and you'll want plenty of line capacity in reserve if chasing big ones. There are a few big threadline reels that will fit the bill. For the price range the largest Quantum Cabos are very nice. I've got 2 of the 120s that I have filled with 400m of 40lb braid and 100m of 40lb mono topshot for surf fishing and slide baiting. Shimano Saragossa 20000 would also work very nicely if you can get one on sale for the right price.
  10. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-2pk-Spring-Style-Berley-Cages-Made-in-South-Australia-The-Fishing-Guru/272095782848?hash=item3f5a2c27c0:g:szMAAOSwDk5T7MZk
  11. Moana will have beach/bungum worms. You can't pump them. They can be caught only by hand
  12. I am a health care worker and amateur prepper, so I'll share some of my thoughts. At this stage the restriction is only travelling interstate. Social distancing is easier out of the city and the fishing is better but there are a few down sides I can think about. If you do go, some of the things to think about are How is your health? Are you in a high risk group due to medical issues or age? Medical resources thin out rapidly when you get out of Metro Adelaide. While community transmission of Covid is low in SA, things are changing rapidly day to day and week to week. Also as the outbreak continues, local country hospitals will rapidly be overwhelmed and may not be able to assist you. Have you got any contacts in the West Coast that you could stay with or could help you if things get bad? Do you have any family or friends that need assistance back in Adelaide. If you were stuck somewhere are unable to get back to Adelaide, would this be an issue. I see you are reasonably self sufficient already. How much food, water and fuel do you carry and how far could you travel if suddenly things were locked down or if fuel supplies got interrupted? Would you be able to get back to Adelaide if fuel was short? How good is your phone and internet network? I had trouble calling my parents today on the mobile network. They are in Melbourne and I got a prerecorded message from telstra saying that the network was having issues. Have you got any other means of communication is mobile communication and internet go down? Likely hood of full lockdown is low at the moment but this is what you want to be keeping an eye on https://www.health.gov.au/news/australian-health-protection-principal-committee-ahppc-coronavirus-covid-19-statement-on-22-march-2020 The AHPPC advise the government on public health measures. They have already spelt out their trigger for full lockdown and this will be the thing to watch Or maybe I am overthinking this and we should all go fishing...
  13. FG knot in anything above 15lb. Kaneit knot or uni to uni in the light stuff especially if on the water in a boat or yak
  14. Daiwa Australia Posted in directly and too a few weeks to get back
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