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Re: The 'easy' way up Torr Achilty...

It's been a while since I last posted on WH, but I wanted Jackie to know I sympathise. I've had corona myself in March/April and till today I've been struggeling with aches and paines and short breath every know and then. Ready to jump at anyone's throat who calles it a flu, denies it, blames 5G and...
by jacob
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:51 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The 'easy' way up Torr Achilty...
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: 1000 mile socks

Thanks all 3 for replying. @MartyJG: I seem to remember 1000 mile doesn't deliver abroad, but I might be wrong. I'll give it a good second check. And the Dutch website seems a bit odd: it doesn't show products, it only promotes itself for personalising sportswear with prints and what have you. @Drif...
by jacob
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1000 mile socks
Replies: 4
Views: 433

1000 mile socks

Although it seems like decades ago, it has only been a year + something I was in Scotland. In the little supermarket in Kinlochewe I bought some 1000 mile socks 3 seasons, after Alterknacker advised them here in the online world. I fell in love immediately and thought I'd never buy any other socks e...
by jacob
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1000 mile socks
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Replacing shock cord

Hi Billbo, This will do just fine: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/replacement-elastic-for-tent-hoops-6-metres/_/R-p-3737?mc=1163607 Make sure that when you pulled it through the poles, pull it under tension up to 20% of the size of the pole. This way the tension will be good and it will still allow y...
by jacob
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:29 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Replacing shock cord
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Anyone recognize this place? Scotland/Highlands

Lightfoot2017 wrote:https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/oops-i-almost-stepped-on-an-owl/0015623/

So it is! Well done Moriarty! :clap: :clap:


Not only well done, great walkreport as well!

(Edit: ooops, I now see the wr is from mr Dolphin, not Moriarty. Nevermind)
by jacob
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone recognize this place? Scotland/Highlands
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Damp boots!

In my opinion the best performing gaiters are the ones that come pre-shaped at the bottom, like Front Point Gaiters by Black Diamond.
f.w.i.w.
by jacob
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Damp boots!
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: Wicking socks...

I find the Decathlon socks pretty good even in warm weather, though the shorter ones are often found in the running section rather than the walking one. Something like these, though not sure if they're the exact ones; https://www.decathlon.co.uk/nh500-mid-x-2-pairs-grey-id_8358985.html I think you'...
by jacob
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Wicking socks...
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Blisters!

Alteknacker wrote:
So I second what Jacob says.



Well, in fact it was you who pointed 1000 miles socks out to me. And I've been happy ever since. Grand merci for that.
by jacob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Blisters!
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Blisters!

-Lift up the heel with an insole. Never ever use Gel insoles, as they're unstable. -Let the insole be high and sturdy around the heel (f.e. Sidas 3D Outdoor or Quechua Hike 900) -Treat feet with Lanolin or Gehwol -Wear 1000 mile socks -Next time focus on lighter and less rigid boots (as you don't se...
by jacob
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:25 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Blisters!
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Camping stove question

Daylight testing I think? Hold something darkish behind it, you'll see a flame. As long as it's hot, it's burning. It won't blow up. General word of advice: the mimer duo is a great stove, but don't tighten it too strongly to the canister. The black piece of alu may bend slightly. Nothing dangerous,...
by jacob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camping stove question
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Complex question about everythig

1. What is the best place to buy equipment, (ebay, Go Outdors, etc.)? Although I'm not UK but mainland, I'd say there is no best place. There is best advice, and that can be got in any shop, depending on who's in front of you. 4. Sleeping bag: What is suggested minimal usage temperature shell I look...
by jacob
Mon May 25, 2020 10:32 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Complex question about everythig
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Torn tent repair

What material to use depends also on whether your tent has a siliconised flysheet or not. F.e, Mc Nett sells seamgrip and seamseal. The first for non sil. tents, the second for sil. tents. Myself I was pretty impressed with sticking quality of https://www.decathlon.co.uk/adhesive-tape-multi-purpose-...
by jacob
Mon May 25, 2020 10:17 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Torn tent repair
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Considering replacing all camping gear

Thanks... Exped and Therm-A-Rest seem to be the winter mats to go for! I wouldn't immediately conclude that. A lot of companies have not tested their matrasses according to the new standard yet, and now with corona ruling the world, it might take a while before they do (if they were planning on doi...
by jacob
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Considering replacing all camping gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2290

Re: Considering replacing all camping gear

Marty_JG wrote:Exped are known for having some stonkingly high R-Values, do they survive the ASTM standards rejig?


Scroll to bottom: http://www.exped.com/international/en/blog/2001-sleeping-mat-odyssey
by jacob
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Considering replacing all camping gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2290

Re: Considering replacing all camping gear

Klymit also do great inflatable mats. I have a Klymit insulated V, and I'm pretty happy with it. However, since the new ASTM standard for R-value, I think the given R 4.4 isn't really up to date anymore. Sleeping in circumstances just above zero at night hasn't been too cold though. But yeah @ AL78...
by jacob
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:17 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Considering replacing all camping gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2290
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