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Re: Review: Kovea Spider Stove

I keep meaning to make or get hold of one of these for winter:

Suluk 46 Canister Cozy

Anyone got access to a vacuum forming machine, some plastazote and an empty gas canister? :D
by PhilTurner
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Review: Kovea Spider Stove
Replies: 19
Views: 6712

Re: Gear review: Rab Strata & Xenon X Hoodies

Hi Mur - It's not really a substitute for the VR garments - these have much less insulation than the Strata and are a more flexible cold weather layer. Think of the VR as a thin fleece with a windshirt over the top and the Strata as a much thicker, high loft fleece with a windshell over the top. The...
by PhilTurner
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Rab Strata & Xenon X Hoodies
Replies: 4
Views: 3435

Re: What would you like help with?

Printing issues It's not a Walkhighlands configuration thing, it's down to your browser - as there are so many different combinations of computer hardware and software it's really tricky to give printing advice via a forum. If you do a forum search (using the 'Search forums' link next to the magnif...
by PhilTurner
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:54 am
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: What would you like help with?
Replies: 298
Views: 82185

Re: Gear review: Rucksacks for wild camping

Thanks for putting the effort into these lengthy replies - all very interesting stuff. Please note that all comments made in the gear review articles are based on empirical research (ie. actually getting out and using the products), and any secondary sources would always be appropriately referenced....
by PhilTurner
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Rucksacks for wild camping
Replies: 46
Views: 23777

Re: Gear review: Rucksacks for wild camping

Rudolph wrote:
This frame should transfer the weight of the load from the weak muscles in the shoulders to the waist to take advantage of those large leg muscles which are also closer to an adult’s centre of gravity


Eh? :? :? :?


Hi Rudolph - which bit confuses you?
by PhilTurner
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: Rucksacks for wild camping
Replies: 46
Views: 23777

Re: Gear review: winter waterproofs

Phil, If it's a hard core hard shell test, should it not have been the Super-fly XT you tested rather than it's baby brother? It's got the pit zips you're looking for to. No ME Kongur either! Hi Mur - Montane felt that the non-XT Super-fly was the most appropriate for this review, and ME were not i...
by PhilTurner
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: winter waterproofs
Replies: 28
Views: 20773

Re: Magnetic Variance

It depends a little on your location - see http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/data_service/models_compass/gma_calc.html for a useful tool (based on July 2012).
by PhilTurner
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Magnetic Variance
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Teach me to map read - Paid

Steven Fallon runs navigation courses in the Pentland Hills: http://www.stevenfallon.co.uk/
by PhilTurner
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Teach me to map read - Paid
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

Re: Camping Pots and pans: Gear review

I do question the statement that heating the water for two meals is quicker and more fuel efficient than heating one after the other. I reckoned it was the other way about. :? Yeah, I pondered this for a while (as you do) and would love to hear your reasoning. I'm no scientist, but I decided that t...
by PhilTurner
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:37 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camping Pots and pans: Gear review
Replies: 13
Views: 4858

Re: DIY Foam Mattress

You're after a polyethylene foam from the -Zote range, probably Plastazote or Evazote (I believe Evazote is more durable but could be wrong). If you find a friendly industrial supplier they can cut exactly what you need from a large block. Try getting in touch with Paulamar in Kirkintilloch and expl...
by PhilTurner
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: DIY Foam Mattress
Replies: 25
Views: 7027

Re: carrying cameras

Chris Townsend has written a blog post on this very subject quite recently, and his method is quite similar to mine (helenw, Chris and myself all use very similar cameras).

Link
by PhilTurner
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: carrying cameras
Replies: 24
Views: 6691

Re: Draft post can no longer edit or delete

To return to a saved draft:

1. Log in
2. Hover over your username at the very top of the page
3. Click 'Account Settings'
4. Click 'Manage Drafts' on the left hand side
5. Click on the message you'd like to edit and proceed as normal.

Phil
by PhilTurner
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:52 am
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Draft post can no longer edit or delete
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?

The instructions for Nikwax Conditioner for Leather:

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... suggest that it's all you need - doing the same job as a traditional wax.

See more here.
by PhilTurner
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Is Nikwax Leather Conditioner enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 8978

Re: Good walks/hills with public transport access?

There are no Munros, but Arran would be ideal if you're going from Glasgow. I completed all the walks in the Arran section by public transport from Glasgow - simply take the Ardrossan Harbour train from Glasgow Central which links up with the Calmac ferry to Brodick. The buses on Arran meet the ferr...
by PhilTurner
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good walks/hills with public transport access?
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re: Show a video in a report ?????

It's simpler than that - just paste the URL in.

Here's a video of a very angry cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPxGmTGarM

Embedded by simply copying and pasting:

Code: Select all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPxGmTGarM
by PhilTurner
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Show a video in a report ?????
Replies: 2
Views: 1774
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