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Re: Smidge

I've got it on my lips and consequently in my mouth many-a-time. Not a flavour I would choose to taste, but I've never lost my lunch yet.
by nathan79
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smidge
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Drinking water. Is a steripen overkill when taking Befre

Indeed, Mountaineering Scotland lists the most common pathogens (common being relative, they are still very rare) namely of the bacteria E Coli, Shingella, Salmonella, Leptospirosis; the protozoan Giardia, and the amoebae for Amoebic Dysentery. No viruses. https://www.mountaineering.scot/safety-and...
by nathan79
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drinking water. Is a steripen overkill when taking Befree
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Packable Daypack recommendations?

As mentioned by AyrshireAlps the Alpkit Gourdon might suit your needs. 20, 25 or 30L versions on offer. You can use it as a drybag in your big sack until you need it as a pack. Has some back support, and the 20 and 30L versions have mesh side pockets.
by nathan79
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packable Daypack recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Everything I want is sold out!

Haven't used it, but this stove us an equivalent to the Brukit (and possibly the same stove) and it's in stock.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CPJOX2CS/jobsworth-x2-outdoor-lightweight-cooking-stove-system
by nathan79
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Everything I want is sold out!
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Best trousers for thick leg lol

A good stretch fabric is definitely the key. My go-to are Decathlon, what is currently called the Quechua MH500. They've changed the name and design a bit over the years but I have three pairs bought at different times and find them a great option. Good 4-way stretch, decent pocket options. 34"...
by nathan79
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best trousers for thick leg lol
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Donald Bagging on a Mountain Bike

There will be plenty of sections where you can pedal but as prog99 has said there will be a lot of carrying, pushing and bog-hopping. All adds to the experience though, go for it!
by nathan79
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Donald Bagging on a Mountain Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Local Bird Life

Feathered friends a-plenty at the moment. Much to be seen even in the garden. The reed buntings and yellowhammers have appeared again in the last couple of days. Got a flash of a fieldfare yesterday but wasn't quick enough getting the camera switched on. Nice to see a stonechat in good light and whe...
by nathan79
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Local Bird Life
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Re: Windproof jacket suggestions.

Paramo bentu might fit the bill, although it's not very reflective or bright. Unfortunately they've discontinued the fuera ascent which is what I use. It doesn't seem to be a very crowded market, unfortunately. Fuera Ascent was going to be my suggestion. I was only ever so-so with mine until I used...
by nathan79
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Windproof jacket suggestions.
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Waterproof Jacket

Hi All, This year like a typical hill walking newbie I bought myself a fancy waterproof jacket (Rab Muztag). I have to say that I love it's bomb-proofness however outside cold weather I really struggle in it due to heat build up. I have to admit that I am a warm walker so I hear that Paramo is no f...
by nathan79
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Walking trousers

Rockhoppers suggestion of the other Craghoppers models is the best place to start I'd say. Much easier on the pocket than some options.

I'd have suggested checking out Decathlon but for the fact you ruled out skin tight options :lol:
by nathan79
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking trousers
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?

I'm normally an XL, but I took a punt and bought a Medio in L as they had no XL left. It's fine but a pretty snug fit. I think if I had my normal size I'd easily be able to have it over a couple of layers i.e. thin base layer and softshell, if not something thicker.
by nathan79
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:02 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo Medio Gilet do you size up?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality

Best has to be the likes of Glencoe, Torridon, Tyndrum, Braemar as have already been mentioned. I'd chuck Glenmore in there rather than Aviemore. Worst has to be anywhere too flat like Caithness or too urban and flat- Glasgow comes to mind. As cities go Edinburgh is pretty darn good. Depending on wh...
by nathan79
Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile radius - best & worst places to live vs. reality
Replies: 30
Views: 3808

Finally 100 and Stuc a Chroin at Loooooong Last

Never got around to writing a report for this last year, though I'm still working throughout the current status of society I've got 6 days in between shifts to fill. Perfect time for an overdue walk report. My Munro count had been sitting in the 90s for the last couple of years. I thought I had the ...
by nathan79
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Finally 100 and Stuc a Chroin at Loooooong Last
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020

Not that I could make it because of work still sad that the meets been cancelled but of course completely understand it is the right thing to do. Very sad for the hostel (which is a great place to stay), and the many others like it who will be in a similar situation.
by nathan79
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALK HIGHLANDS MEET SPRING 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 10668

Re: WH Summer Meet - Inverie - 10-12 July 2020

2manyYorkies wrote:Well as I had to miss Bearnock, and will miss Glencoe, it would be exceptionally rude to miss this one too, count me in please Jax.
Presumably there's somewhere to leave cars in Mallaig?


There's a big car with a short walk to the ferry terminal. (Which can be a good spot for otter watching).
by nathan79
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:53 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WH Summer Meet - Inverie 10-12 July 2020 NOW 8-10 JULY 2022
Replies: 50
Views: 10673
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