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Re: 2021

Not being able to get further than the Sidlaws is honestly taking a toll on me now. 2020 has been the toughest year of my life so far and not just due to lockdowns. May to June I will be walking the Scottish National Trail. After that, Scotland will feel my boots as often as I can manage.
by Jon and Jen
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp

Never heard of a murder in the hills recently, daily occurence in the cities. Chances of meeting anyone with bad intentions in the hills is slim to none. Not much point going murdering where the chances of seeing anyone are slim. Murdering is best in the cities where there are multiple targets. Sod ...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: Oops, Something Else Lost.

Went out to West Lomond today and realised I left my walking poles somewhere around the hill of Wirran a few days ago. Then trying to take pictures of East lomond I realised I also lost my spare camera battery. Pretty embarrased to be honest. I pride myself on leaving no trace and am always cleaning...
by Jon and Jen
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Oops, Something Else Lost.
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Scottish National trail advice please?

I did the CWT with viewranger. I'd agree that GPS, either a phone app or dedicated device, is very useful, and I often use it. But it makes sense to carry a paper map and compass as well, at least as back up. One advantage of using GPS in conjunction with paper maps printed from digital is to print...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish National trail advice please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Scottish National trail advice please?

Thanks guys, some great advice. The hygiene issue is a big one, I guess I dont mind washing in rivers and the likes, I like the wet wipe idea too for just a morning tidy. I remember doing Blair Atholl to Kingussie and thinking we could get a shower at the tooilets there only to find the showers wer...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:37 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish National trail advice please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Scottish National trail advice please?

Thanks guys, some great advice. The hygiene issue is a big one, I guess I dont mind washing in rivers and the likes, I like the wet wipe idea too for just a morning tidy. I remember doing Blair Atholl to Kingussie and thinking we could get a shower at the tooilets there only to find the showers were...
by Jon and Jen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish National trail advice please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Scottish National trail advice please?

Hi, Jon and Jen. Regarding maps, you could utilise digital mapping and print off the sections you need on A4, easy to carry and protect in A4 document wallets. I used OS maps printed onto A4 to climb all the Munros using Memory-map, which meant I could also draw the route on the maps. M-m isn't the...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish National trail advice please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Munro/hill names for dogs

Em2289 wrote:Hi,

Going to be getting a golden retriever, a boy, in the next couple of weeks and looking for name suggestions, maybe after a hill or Munro.

:)


My favourite hill. Streap.Nice one syllable name for a dog.
by Jon and Jen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro/hill names for dogs
Replies: 33
Views: 3602

Wondering if anyone wants to swap tents? MSR Elixir 3?

I have an MSR Elixir 3 man tent. It's a cracking tent barely used. In perfect condition. Used 5 times I think. I have the footprint groundsheet. A great tent with a load of space and two vestibules for gear. P1020181.JPG I'm looking to swap for a two or one man tent for the scottish national trail. ...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wondering if anyone wants to swap tents? MSR Elixir 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Scottish National trail advice please?

Hi, I'm planning to walk the SNT in spring of next year. I will e mostly wild camping with some b&b/hotels. I have a few things I can't get my head around. What do people do for maps? I usually work off OS explorer or landranger but I would need so many I have to find a better solution.I am thin...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish National trail advice please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Packing MSR Elixir 3

I actually had already had a look on youtube and couldn't find anything other than setup but have since found video on packing MSR Hubba so I'll have a look at that as is very similar. Thanks for your response.
by Jon and Jen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packing MSR Elixir 3
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Packing MSR Elixir 3

We have just recently been out in our new MSR Elixir 3 and when it came to taking it down we are at a bit of loss on the best way to fold it to make it compact and easy to set-up again. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
by Jon and Jen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packing MSR Elixir 3
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: 3-5 day wild camping in Scotland - route suggestions

Can highly recommend the Blair Atholl to Kingussie walk. Myself and Jen did it a few months ago. Parked in the Old Bridge of Tilt car park and camped the first night near the Falls of Tarf as we were late setting off. Next day we took a detour into Braemar as we had underestimated how much milk we h...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3-5 day wild camping in Scotland - route suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 4537

Re: new backpacking tent advice

Not classed as 4 season but the MSR Hubbas work in extremes. Used mine at 5,000 mts in Peru Hubbas in Winds of Patagonia at the moment are the only ones withstanding those forces... solid A lot of folk don’t like mesh but guaranteed great ventilation to stop condensation Pitch sensibly... they work...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:59 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: new backpacking tent advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3768

Re: Access on Norman's Law

We were up Norman's Law a few months ago and that gate was not locked. It's my second most local hill after Craigowl. I wonder has it anything to do with the construction site below? Tempted to go over in the coming days equipped with some 'access rights' from my toolbox and remove that lock and rep...
by Jon and Jen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:37 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access on Norman's Law
Replies: 26
Views: 2688
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