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Re: Lightweight trekking tent?

Cheers troops

I am hoping to shed more than a few hundred grams so I'm going to buy a lanshan 1 pro and take up Marty's idea of the carbon poles.

Thanks all.
by Grievesy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight trekking tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Lightweight trekking tent?

Troops, how are you. I currently own a Vango blade 100 & banshee 300, used the blade on the three lochs way in 2020 and it is a great tent but I was thinking about being able to shed some weight for the longer distance treks I plan on 2021 (hadrians wall for a start) Ideally a large 1 man tent o...
by Grievesy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight trekking tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Waterproof overtrousers?

Army surplus goretex trousers fornmuch cheapness on Ebay. Almost full length zip. Very tough as long as you aren't a fashion victim you're fine.
by Grievesy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Waterproof overtrousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: Adders

Seen and *ahem* touched one on the WHW last year about half a mile before Beinglas campsite. There was a group of 4 of us, 2 girls were 100 meters or so ahead of us and then my mate passed it before me. Not a single one spotted it, then muggins here seen it from about a foot away as I was about to s...
by Grievesy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adders
Replies: 59
Views: 23823

Re: Quick Drying Trousers

I've had several pairs of trousers over the years, but if I'm honest. I'd rather save the money and wear my old army combats. comfortable, lightweight, quick drying and practical. As you can tell, I'm not a brands wearer.

Saves £100+ :)
by Grievesy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:45 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Quick Drying Trousers
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

The Arran Coastal Way

Greetings fellow walkers, I am leaving to do the Arran Coastal next week I am just wondering if any of you who have walked it already have any hints or tips for me on things to do, see or general advice on the walk. a bit about me - all the gear, some idea :) first ever long walk was the WHW last ye...
by Grievesy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Arran Coastal Way
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Re: Arran Way

Hi Glenshee, have you done this yet? recently decided to do this myself when I've got a week off work on 21st Aug. Any tips would be appreciated!

So far all I've really got is get off the ferry and turn right :)
by Grievesy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arran Way
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Down Jackets

I was browsing down jackets, Rab is obviously one of the most well known and pricier brands. But prices upwards of £100 had my Scottish tight a**e ancestry twitchin in their graves. Then found this: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/x-light-mens-down-jacket-blue-id_8317718.html and for £30. Rest easy ances...
by Grievesy
Fri May 06, 2016 6:35 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Down Jackets
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Tips for first solo camp?

As you are taking a car you have the luxury of taking anything you want with you knowing you don't really need to lug it very far. Most of the basics have been covered with everyone's own personal luxuries but only you will know what is for you. The bare minimum for camping I would say is Tent (or s...
by Grievesy
Thu May 05, 2016 1:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tips for first solo camp?
Replies: 13
Views: 2814

Re: West Highland Way Kit

Thanks for the feedback folks it's much appreciated. I've took on board what you have said and have ditched such items as 2nd Jacket, Trainers, Metal Mug, Flask, Gerber and added in Sun cream. Unfortunately the tent is staying, it is a 3 man tent however it is for me and the missus. it's not too hea...
by Grievesy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:42 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: West Highland Way Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 7092

West Highland Way Kit

Greetings fellow outdoor enthusiasts! After years of having it on the bucket list the time is finally near. :clap: I don't set off until 3rd May however, I am already looking into perfecting my kit and getting it all laid out already (this is a miracle considering I've went for a 6 month stint in Af...
by Grievesy
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:39 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: West Highland Way Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 7092

Suggestions for a beginner

Hello all :) I am looking for some hints and tips before I let myself loose in the Scottish outdoors. A brief background if you like. I've been challenged by a mate to do all the Munros in Scotland, this was accepted down the pub after more than a few pints while we discussed things we could do at w...
by Grievesy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for a beginner
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Meal recommendations

I am quite similar as the OP, I like to take a break at the top and admire the views while noshing on some hot food to keep me warm as I've stopped. Luckily for me I am in the army reserves so I just nosh on ration packs I've not used previously, cannie beat a hot steak and veg, or a curry at the to...
by Grievesy
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meal recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 6187

Re: Skye Trail - Kyle of Lochalsh to Rubha Hunish

Excellent report, most enjoyed reading it, Partner has a uncle who lives in Sky (waterloo?) so we went up last year on the motorbikes for me to meet him (first time on skye for me!) fell in LOVE with the place. and definately going to try the Skye Trail this summer!..
by Grievesy
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Skye Trail - Kyle of Lochalsh to Rubha Hunish
Replies: 3
Views: 7373

Hello

Hello all, just thought I'd pop by and introduce myself. New member to the website :) Done a lot in my life and have enjoyed a few walks and climbed a few hills such as Nevis, The Cobbler, Conic etc. I love the Scottish outdoors and enjoyed it however never really have found much time but I have dec...
by Grievesy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 639

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