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Re: Best family tent.

About three years ago we bought a Vango Monaco 500 Airbeam tent. It was plenty big enough for two adults, a child and a dog. I reckon it would be big enough for another child, depending on how much space you like or can afford. I think the Monaco has been discontinued but there are other similar mod...
by Ben Nachie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best family tent.
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

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by Ben Nachie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 5475

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

JeanJean wrote:And don’t get me started on why some folk think it’s OK to take dogs inside cafes and food shops!! My dog-owning relatives would definitely think that was unacceptable.
by Ben Nachie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 5475

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

I think the solution is to get a dog. Why do I say that? Well, then you'll find out how hard it is to train a dog, and once it is trained, how hard it is to get it to remember that training and act consistently. Dogs are intelligent, living, breathing creatures just like us, and they have minds of ...
by Ben Nachie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 5475

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

I think the solution is to get a dog. Why do I say that? Well, then you'll find out how hard it is to train a dog, and once it is trained, how hard it is to get it to remember that training and act consistently. Dogs are intelligent, living, breathing creatures just like us, and they have minds of t...
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 5475

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

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by Ben Nachie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 89
Views: 5475

Re: First time bivvy , any tips please ?

There seems to be a range of ideas as to what consistutes a bivy. It goes from a bag to a bag/tent hybrid to either of those plus a tarpaulin. Basically the word 'bivy' seems to be whatever shelter you like, between nothing at all and a tent. Indeed. I have a bivvi bag which bears an uncanny resemb...
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time bivvy , any tips please ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: First time bivvy , any tips please ?

[ If it's dry & no midges why not just lie out in your sleeping bag? Did that on Sgurr nan Eag a few years ago, and when I woke in the morning my bag was pretty damp from early morning dew (it had been a perfect night weatherwise). Fair point, there's probably not many spots to pitch a tent on ...
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time bivvy , any tips please ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: Walking tracker that works without GPS

Firstly, no such thing.

Secondly, a lack of a SIM card should not stop the GPS from working, unless Apple are just being annoying.

Thirdly, please don't rely on an old iPhone with no SIM for navigation.
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking tracker that works without GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: First time bivvy , any tips please ?

The weight isn't the point of a bivvy. The point of a bivvy is that in the right conditions ( dry, no midges) you have a wider range of places to sleep and get to watch the stars when you're woken up at 4am by a slug climbing up your nose. If you're using a tarp, it also makes a grand impromptu she...
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time bivvy , any tips please ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: First time bivvy , any tips please ?

rabthecairnterrier wrote:
Alpkit tarp and Snugpak Stratosphere combined weight 1.43kg.
Terra Nova Laser Comp 1 (ie a proper tent) weight 0.97kg.
No contest.

Pretty much the same conclusion that I came to over 10 years ago. Seems nothing much has changed!
by Ben Nachie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time bivvy , any tips please ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: OS Maps

When I first started in the hills I would just buy a new map every time I went to a new area. Within about three or four years I had almost every 1:50,000 map with a Munro on it. That was in the late '80s and I'm still using the very same maps today. I've only had to replace two or three due to wear...
by Ben Nachie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OS Maps
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from Englan

I think a camper van would definitely help you, and it wouldn't really take much longer to drive up & down. Even most older ones will happily cruise at 60-70mph, and the newer ones are just as quick as cars.
by Ben Nachie
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from England
Replies: 28
Views: 1248

Re: Beinn a' Bhuird via Glen Quoich question

That's great, good to know.
Plan A is still on the cards, but I expect I'll be back to Beinn a' Bhuird before long.
by Ben Nachie
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn a' Bhuird via Glen Quoich question
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Ring of steall with dog

Lab077 wrote:I do have a picture of this happening if you want to see him in action😂

As with everything on the internet, if there's no picture, it didn't happen!
by Ben Nachie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ring of steall with dog
Replies: 7
Views: 806
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