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Re: Gortex glue

I've just glued a rucksack and trainer insoles back together with this stuff: https://bond-it.co.uk/adhesives/contact-adhesive/ The rucksack seams/glue had perished and this stuff has saved it from the bin. I bought a 250ml can which comes with an integral brush. It seems to work very well. Best to...
by rabthecairnterrier
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gortex glue
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Advice on women’s waterproof jacket

Some good goretex deals in the Craghopper site and in the Rohan sale . Rohan use barricade which is superb and on a par with goretex. Try it with layers and without, being mindful its a shell. Good luck I once had a Rohan "Mountain Pass" jacket in Barricade that performed superbly. I love...
by rabthecairnterrier
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:01 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Advice on women’s waterproof jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Drones

You could make this argument about Walk Reports - why not spend the day in-the-moment rather than taking photos every five minutes? Is it a "contemporary narcissistic obsession" to blog about it afterwards in a forum? Not quite the same thing is it? People have a choice as to whether they...
by rabthecairnterrier
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 13729

Re: Drones

Seems to me that the popularity of drones is down to the contemporary narcissistic obsession (cf selfie sticks, smart phone videoing etc) with recording absolutely everything that one does all the time, to no good purpose. I mean, Mrs Rab has a friend who sends her a photo of her dinner plate very ...
by rabthecairnterrier
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 13729

Re: Is this ben nevis I seen from the fyrish monument.

Yes it is Ben Nevis, 67 miles on a bearing of 204 degrees (should you want to check next time you see it from there). It's not uncommon given the right conditions. It's particularly striking in winter when we have a high pressure system dominating, allowing the Ben and the Grey Corries to stand out ...
by rabthecairnterrier
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this ben nevis I seen from the fyrish monument.
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

Can we keep this free of references to the constitutional politics?
Now I know folk feel strongly about it, as do I, but an outdoor/hillwaking forum is not the place for it.
Otherwise it will be yet another thread that WH will close down.
by rabthecairnterrier
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2329

Re: Ben Macdui camping

Plenty of camping options around Loch Etchachan; spent a very pleasant couple of nights divvying there a couple of years ago.
by rabthecairnterrier
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Macdui camping
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Litter on the hills

It beggars belief that so-called intelligent people who "love" the outdoors can even think of leaving litter. In one report I read, someone had lugged a largeish tent, suitcase and clothing up to Angle Tarn and just left the whole lot in a heap. This was found by a couple of locals who we...
by rabthecairnterrier
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Litter on the hills
Replies: 45
Views: 2944

Re: Glen Affric parking

"They'll also need to assess and carry out any repairs needed to the car parks before they can be opened for safety reasons."

Ah... "safety reasons" ... the preferred 21st century bureaucratic excuse for almost any action (or inaction). :roll:
by rabthecairnterrier
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Affric parking
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Litter on the hills

A good article in today's edition of The Times by Clare Foges on the UK's litter problem. One agency, the Global Hygiene Council (no, I hadn't heard of them either) has apparently concluded that the UK is the worst country in the developed world for littering. It is a deep-rooted cultural issue that...
by rabthecairnterrier
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Litter on the hills
Replies: 45
Views: 2944

Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Will they be opening the car parks? Depends who "they" are in any particular instance - could be the NTS, the local council, a private estate, or whatever it is that the Forestry Commission likes to call itself these days (which seems to change every two or three years - think it might be...
by rabthecairnterrier
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule
Replies: 37
Views: 2277

Re: Trig Points

A few years ago the OS were promoting a scheme whereby local communities or walking groups could "adopt" a local trig point and take responsibility for maintaining it in good condition. Nice idea, but unfortunately it never seemed to catch on. More recently a newly appointed head of Visit ...
by rabthecairnterrier
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trig Points
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Go Outdoors face administration

Prior to Go Outdoors opening in Inverness, which wasn't that long ago, I'd only ever been in one once before, in darkest Englandshire (Hathersage I think). Never liked the one in Inverness much. Liked the aggressive way they pushed their discount scheme even less. Anyway, little point in having outd...
by rabthecairnterrier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Go Outdoors face administration
Replies: 26
Views: 2261

Re: New Coronavirus Law

One of the Scottish vloggers I follow has wild-camped in his local area (SW Glasgow, near those wind turbines) Does camping include stopping for a while with a shelter? https://i.ibb.co/kc3LxJv/20200507-204824.jpg ... and what about spending the night in a bivvy bag? Are you "camping", or...
by rabthecairnterrier
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:08 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 17382

Re: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking

I did it from Inverchoran, and recommend it. Not least because you have no time constraints to get back in time, unlike everyone I met on the ridge itself, who all seemed to be in a rush :lol: Likewise. My first ascent of the "4" in the mid nineties involved walking in from Inverchoran on...
by rabthecairnterrier
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking
Replies: 11
Views: 905
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