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Re: things that have lasted

A 60-80 Karrimor Alpiniste from about 1992. Not had much use for the past 20 odd years. Hurricane Vango which I got for a Birthday present in 1988. Still in good nick but the waterproofing is coming off like dust. Triangia 27 with kettle bought in the late 1980s, changed the burner a few times. Moun...
by the-ferret
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: things that have lasted
Replies: 33
Views: 2876

Re: Watch maps - how good are they?

AyrshireAlps wrote:I'm no luddite, but paper maps will never be redundant IMHO.

Amen
by the-ferret
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Watch maps - how good are they?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Walk Highland map issue

I have been using handheld GPS units for 30 years. I use them like others do, fire them up when I need to know exactly where I am. However on a recent night navigation course we werent allowed to use them (the instructor did recommend OS locate). We were encouraged to find our location by looking at...
by the-ferret
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walk Highland map issue
Replies: 35
Views: 1671

Re: Silva Compasses

After breaking an old Silva Expedition 4 I bought a like for like replacement 3 years ago. It develops a bubble over the day which disappears when I leave it unused. Im a bit disappointed as I Have always used Silva compasses.
by the-ferret
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Silva Compasses
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland

I like to think Im pretty confident with a map/compass but I think going on a course to review/update skills can be useful. It reinforces your good points and may add to your current knowledge. Before xmas I did one of the MS night navigation course which was excellent. (Its not just the navigation ...
by the-ferret
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:33 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Male and on your phone biggest dangers in Scotland
Replies: 87
Views: 3565

Re: New waterproof jacket

I had a ME paclite jacket which I managed tear on some brambles whilst wandering about an over grown back garden. My latest jacket is NF which I have yet to use in anger (hill weather has been benign whilst out and about in lock down). Outer material looks tougher than the pac-lite, fits ok apart fr...
by the-ferret
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: New waterproof jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

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