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Re: Wellies on Munros?

Another vote for the nokian bogtrotters with which I have travelled many a fell and hill .. comfy as a slipper and hold your foot as firmly as a comfy boot also. Having a low cut means also they ventilate well (and ard light )so you rarely end up with sweaty feet. Ordinarily I tend to wear studded f...
by john.malley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wellies on Munros?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Tent for Solo Backpacking - 2.2kg too heavy?

I've moved from my hilleberg atko to mountain laurel designs tarp tents, the Trailstar and Duomid which are just as windfirm, particularly the former and all under a 1kg, the latter about 400grm. I've also given up with using an inner tent other than a net one in midge season .. A big sheet of doubl...
by john.malley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent for Solo Backpacking - 2.2kg too heavy?
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Rab Ascent 300.....

If you need a bit warmer pop it into a tvek sol escape bibi.. v little weight but breathable and waterproof so doesn't get wet or damp in the tent overnight .. used one for years with a 450grm bag spring autumn
by john.malley
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Rab Ascent 300.....
Replies: 25
Views: 2403

Re: Great End via Piers Gill and Greta Gill gully.

Dotterel .. a very nice and rare sighting for the Lakes .. I've seen them on grasmoor once only
by john.malley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Great End via Piers Gill and Greta Gill gully.
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Never leave a brother behind!

You do some impressive distances over rough ground with an absolutely giant sack! What on earth have you got in it? (Possibly boulders for extra trainingšŸ˜Š). One day you discover the delights of tarp tents, bubble wrap and esbit stoves and then well see you cover distance!!
by john.malley
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Never leave a brother behind!
Replies: 13
Views: 2562

Re: Windy!

All of this rings very true from a collie's point of view!
by john.malley
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Windy!
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: Single Skin Tents

Trailstar - I'd definitely confirm that they're up to coping with a gale or two having pitched them in violent mountaintop weather .. including a rather windy episode ontop of Ben Avon .. very firm and incredibly quiet. I got the si-nylon version as i reckoned this has a bit more 'give' in it in ter...
by john.malley
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 11
Views: 4502

Re: Recommended gear for winter walking with dog

I carry a simple red coat for dire conditions (basically so i can see him better) ... they're better off with their claws avaible on hard crust/ice .. hate them to fall off because the're wearing silly booties. Snow can get between their toes .. use a greasy cream (not toxic) .. that sorts it. Their...
by john.malley
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended gear for winter walking with dog
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

Re: Microspikes.

Try these - studded metal spiked orienteering shoes - brilliant on icy sufaces/wet grass/greasy rock - (at least more so than rubber) and v comfortable to boot - as good as fell shoes. Not one to wear on rocky / routes surfaces during summer as they make a noise! Better than having to carry somethin...
by john.malley
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Microspikes.
Replies: 48
Views: 31280

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