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Re: Shorts and Hiking Boots Combo

Depends on the size of boots. I have mid boots and dirty girl gaiters work very well to keep out grit and heather. Also work with trainers.
by Scottk
Sun May 09, 2021 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Shorts and Hiking Boots Combo
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Salomon Quest 4D GTX

I too loved my Salomon (ultra mid gtx) but had too many which leaked. Three pairs last year within 100 miles on each. The warranty is good but it’s too much hassle. I have just got some inov8 g400 roclite pro (the name is something like that) and they are like slippers out of the box, really light a...
by Scottk
Tue May 04, 2021 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Salomon Quest 4D GTX
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: New Walks

You could do parts of the west highland way as day walks, Moray coastal path and Deeside way are pretty long but doable in a day. As said above, it all depends how far you can manage and where the walk needs to be. The Fife coastal path and Elie chain walk could also be good for you and the canals b...
by Scottk
Tue May 04, 2021 11:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Walks
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Spittal of Glen Muick Car Park

It’s not a free for all as the road will be closed if it is too busy as the council has put in place byelaws for the summer for this car park and Linn of Dee. Last year, the cat park was getting full by 8/ 8:30 with quite a few camper vans and tents about (which had obviously been there for the nigh...
by Scottk
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spittal of Glen Muick Car Park
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Packable Daypack recommendations?

I have the fuse 20 and it’s ok but no use for me on the hills as it only has the main compartment and I don’t use a hydration bladder. The osprey one is very handy as it folds to the size of an apple but as you said, no structure. Great for a bag sightseeing, shopping etc but not for hiking. The one...
by Scottk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:58 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packable Daypack recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

I see you are in Pitlochry. I did the Cateran Trail one weekend to check my gear before the TGOC. You could do that before the WHW.
by Scottk
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

Have a look at alpkit sleeping bags and you could save quite a bit of weight. The more you spend, the lighter you can get! For breakfast, I use granola or instant porridge with Nido milk powder and just add water. Lunch-most days you can get something to eat on route. Dinner-I use dehydrated meals b...
by Scottk
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

Also, don’t take too many clothes! My friend dumped 3kg of clothes before we started after feeling the weight of my bag. He then proceeded to carry 3 litres of water! After 2 days when he was knackered, he eventually got the idea and only took a bottle of water. Take a water filter though.
by Scottk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

Will also depend on where you are going to eat. If you aren’t carrying all your food, 10kg should be pretty easy. You can also use the luggage transfer for single legs of the trip eg if you were too sore after day 3, get your bag taken to the next stop and then the following day carry your bag. Last...
by Scottk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: The SNT - Best experience of my life

Well done, you must have felt pretty fit at the end of the trip!
by Scottk
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:17 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The SNT - Best experience of my life
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Loch Muick access road restrictions

Something definitely had to be done. Bennachie is suffering from the irresponsible parking too and last year the farmer couldn’t get access and a family going to a rental cottage couldn’t get to it. Loch Muick and Linn of Dee were really out of hand with people parking in the passing places making i...
by Scottk
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Muick access road restrictions
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Loch Muick access road restrictions

The local council have put restrictions in place for 7 months from April. There may be times when road closed signs will be erected and access will be for residents only. I think this will be to control the amount of people visiting and the signs will be put in place if the car park is full. Best ge...
by Scottk
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Muick access road restrictions
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: Trail Runners vs Lightweight Mountaineering Boot

Unless the weather looks seriously wet, I would stick with the trainers. If the weather has been reasonable, it should be dry along the ridge and only when you drop down will it be wetter (fingers crossed).
by Scottk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail Runners vs Lightweight Mountaineering Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Spot/Inreach/PLB what ye got?

Someone is selling a spot for £40 on outdoor gear exchange Facebook group.
by Scottk
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Spot/Inreach/PLB what ye got?
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Spot/Inreach/PLB what ye got?

If you go on trek-lite forum, one of the guys (edh), has used a lot and swears by the in reach mini. He used it on the TGOC in 2019 as part of a university study he was part of. The only issue with it is the ongoing subscription but you can start and stop it monthly.
by Scottk
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Spot/Inreach/PLB what ye got?
Replies: 8
Views: 698
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