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Re: Chaffing

Hi, Used to get this.....oh man!!! Skin tight cycling type shorts help. At it's worst, vaseline was the only stuff that gave me relief... anti chaffing cream was a poor substitute. Generally sweating is the main cause but the barrier good old Vaseline gives sorts it out for you - and only 50p for a ...
by asbotastic
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chaffing
Replies: 14
Views: 6163

Re: culra

Asbestos is only dangerous when moved, removed, etc. Your exposure will very likely be have been 0. It's naturally occurring mineral that is only dangerous in higher concentrations of exposure.
by asbotastic
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: culra
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Re: Advice on good Munro for wild Camping

Hi there, I have camped on a good few munro bagging trips. Camping on the top can be difficult due to terrain and most of the time I find a place at the bottom to camp and walk up. - Glas Tulichean has a wee loch with about 4 munros around it to walk up. Ben Cruachan has a flat spot at the bottom en...
by asbotastic
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice on good Munro for wild Camping
Replies: 13
Views: 10352

Re: Two questions concerning the West Highland Way

I've walked it three times and wild camped it two of them. Theres a good spot about 5- 10 minutes after the Inveroran hotel for camping at the first bend to the right, can't miss it and a few other possibilities further on. Once on Rannoch Moore though, there's only a couple of decent places to camp...
by asbotastic
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two questions concerning the West Highland Way
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: damage to estate stalking info notice in Achnashellach

LOL, Whatever.

Going to start eating greens.
by asbotastic
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: damage to estate stalking info notice in Achnashellach
Replies: 16
Views: 6633

Re: damage to estate stalking info notice in Achnashellach

It may be way off the mark. But I would suggest this post is the beginning of attempts by landowners to try and justify signs going up and fences being erected to minimise people accessing their land. What walker would post a post of this nature, I ask you? In some respects walkers definitely need t...
by asbotastic
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: damage to estate stalking info notice in Achnashellach
Replies: 16
Views: 6633

Re: ring of steal

I did three weeks ago clockwise. As advised by the previous responder the Devil's ridge was straightforward. There is a ridge before it that I found more exposed but managed it no problem - and I don't like heights. Would not be much fun on a windy day though! It is a tiring day for the fit.... Have...
by asbotastic
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ring of steal
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

Re: Wild campin near Beinn Narnain

Hey! I camped just off the road about a mile up the road from the start point on this site. Its on the right hand side of the road and you drive down to a parking area and started from there. If you are meaning on the mountain itself then on the way up near the Narnain boulders there would be plenty...
by asbotastic
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild campin near Beinn Narnain
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: West Highland Way in 5 days.

Hey! After your 15 mile walk remember which parts of your feet "hotspots" occurred. Then when you start the WHW put zinc oxide tape over these parts and this will help reduce the likleyhood of blisters. If you get a blister use compeed, this stuff is invaluable. I had blisters both times I...
by asbotastic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: West Highland Way in 5 days.
Replies: 11
Views: 8718

Re: West Highland Way in 5 days.

Hey! No, I did it the last week of March and as it turned out the first week of the season. I was able to get a place to stay no bother. If you doing it in the summer you would definately need to book I think. In the summer it's like a motorway with loads of people walking it. I did it in march as I...
by asbotastic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: West Highland Way in 5 days.
Replies: 11
Views: 8718

Re: West Highland Way in 5 days.

Hi, I did it twice last year 4 days without full load and second time 5 days doing what you plan to do. You will know to take as little as possible. Dehydrated foods are good and light. Also plenty of places to get provisions, although watch the bit between Tyndrum and Kinlochleven as there aren't t...
by asbotastic
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: West Highland Way in 5 days.
Replies: 11
Views: 8718

Re: Insect repellant

Having been a keen fisherman for years before walking I have had a great deal of experience, sitting in one spot being eaten alive. I have tried lots of different stuff over the years but for me the best stuff is Jungle Formula. I lasts for ages and while it does not stop the little suckers flying a...
by asbotastic
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Insect repellant
Replies: 13
Views: 4572

Re: LOCHNAGAR FIRST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER.

I did this on 29/9/13. I stayed in my camper in the car park, it said no overnight parking but no one bothered. No sheep on route just loads of red deer and grouse- best walk so far - hope weather is good for you all.
by asbotastic
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: LOCHNAGAR FIRST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER.
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: West Highland Way - 7 or 8 days??

Hi, I did it twice last year - 4 days (oh my god) and 5 days solo with full 20k pack - still tough. The majority of it is easy going and after Inveranan the going is easier. The strech between Inversnaid and Inveranan is the worst going due to the terrain underfoot. If you new to walking distances 7...
by asbotastic
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way - 7 or 8 days??
Replies: 13
Views: 9135

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