I've used fluro builders tape (from the hardware shop). This is not biodegradable, so you need to pick it up on the way out.I don't want to take this thread off topic, but could those who mark tracks with tape please tell me exactly what tape they're using? I've looked into it and bio-degradable tape from the likes of Coghlans seems to be the stuff that many are using. It also appears that this form of marking is most popular with hunters in the US.
Good point Auscraft. I'm always careful to remove any tape I use, so I only use if if I'm coming back the same way, and I only use it if I "need it" for some reason."I'm a bit anti-flagging tape. Usually when I see it in national parks, I remove it unless it's marking something specific and official like NPWS or university research equipment (insect traps and the like). "
I am like you even though I use flagging tape I don't like seeing it everywhere, so I do pull mine down if I use it.
However I do not interfere with anyone else's tape for the simple reason I am not aware or the reason it is posted safety , marking , backtracking or any other reasons it may be used for. I will remove flagging not tied or drifting across ground but I a will not interfere with a possible safety marker. I also find the tape does not get disturb by slackers as much as stone or sticks piles usually see these things disturbed which would be pointless if using them as safety markers
I'm a bit anti-flagging tape. Usually when I see it in national parks, I remove it unless it's marking something specific and official like NPWS or university research equipment (insect traps and the like).
I agree - flagging tape can be just another form of rubbish and something which "bushwalkers" should not abandon - that IS rubbish, but ...It's rubbish in a national park and therefore fair game.