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Re: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William

I have a lightwave pack and at under 1200g for a 55L, its fairly lightweight for the price (I think it was about £70 from go outdoors). Its pretty much waterproof, which is great not only for keeping stuff dry, but also for not getting heavy in the rain. The problem I have with it is that it is jus...
by Owca
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William

There are some lightweight budget options, I know I've had to take them as I'm poor! A stand-out 1kg rucksack is the Exped Lightning 60L . Internal frame, able to take 24kg, 15K HH. Famously comfortable. It's much cheaper than other packs of similar weight, even so I had to save up for it. Good inv...
by Owca
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William

Have to say 20kg is brutal . Well done you for lugging it!! I was jealous of a Youtube Ultra-Light guy I was watching last night, he got his entire through-hike pack (without food) down to 6kg. Lots of expensive cuben fibre. Sickening! Yes 20KG is brutal - determination a go-go! I think it is easy ...
by Owca
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William

I finally got to write the report :) My WHW trek was a bit different to what it usually is for many others: it took me longer and I did one day of rest. I'm 39 and was pretty out of shape when I started. My backpack was too heavy (right after restocking close to 20kg :shock: ) https://i0.wp.com/awom...
by Owca
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: Error with posting long walk report

Hi Owca Thanks for getting in touch and sorry about the issues. I've fixed the issue last 3 walks not appearing in the list - the 2nd page of walks is now available. I'm not sure about the other issue though with the error... Do you have the post saved ready to try again, if so, maybe try posting a...
by Owca
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Error with posting long walk report
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Error with posting long walk report

Hi Owca Thanks for getting in touch and sorry about the issues. I've fixed the issue last 3 walks not appearing in the list - the 2nd page of walks is now available. I'm not sure about the other issue though with the error... Do you have the post saved ready to try again, if so, maybe try posting a...
by Owca
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Error with posting long walk report
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: one man or 2 man tent

Hi all. on planning our wee expedition next year to fisherfields and maybe cairngorms has any one got a suggestion for a cheap ish one or 2 man light weight tent ,I used an old army bivvy and tarp a few times but fancy tent now as my old body craves some comfort .looking at under 2kg and under 150 ...
by Owca
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one man or 2 man tent
Replies: 10
Views: 3232

Re: Compeed plasters / zinc oxide tape

Hi all, Apart from decent socks and boots, are Compeed plasters the best thing for preventing blisters? When I did the Great Glen Way several years ago they were a real lifesaver and stuck for a good couple of days but I now find that they slip round to the side of my ankle even after a fairly shor...
by Owca
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Compeed plasters / zinc oxide tape
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: Camera - without breaking the bank

I use a Sony RX100 M2 compact and it takes great pictures. I second the Sony rx100 series. I have Mark 3 and absolutely love it! I own a DSLR (Canon) but it's just HUGE. The newest is mark5 I think, which means the lower marks should be getting cheaper. It's not a budget camera - but if you are ser...
by Owca
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camera - without breaking the bank
Replies: 75
Views: 10585

Error with posting long walk report

Hello! I tried to post my WHW report but hit some issues. First - I can't choose West Highland Way from the menu, the list stops at "St. Cuthbert's Way" and there are the three walks missing. I tried to do it both ways - starting a topic on forum and clicking under WHW trail description - ...
by Owca
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Error with posting long walk report
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Single man tents

Owca wrote:I prefer to take 2kg instead of 1.5kg (or such) and have a bit more space - so I have Vango Blade 200, so it has a lot of space for me and all my gear. I can even sit in it comfortably. I would not get one of the one-man low tents, you got to have some comfort ;-)


That's the one I have:
by Owca
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single man tents
Replies: 18
Views: 7729

Re: Advice on Combining 3 Long Distance Walks

I've done the WHW into the Great Glen... pretty easy, but I would skip the first part of the Great Glen - it's boring, basically walking through the town, and non stop on hard surface, which was not the best for my feet. I actually didn't finish it - when in Fort Augustus I decided to cut it short a...
by Owca
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice on Combining 3 Long Distance Walks
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Water sterilising

BobMcBob wrote:Sawyer mini water filter. Makes almost anything drinkable and doesn't make it taste like a footbath :)


Another happy fan here! I'm so happy I got one.
by Owca
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Water sterilising
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: Single man tents

Hello! Sorry if this has been covered before but It would be great to get everyone's opinions. Looking to get into a few overnight (1 or 2 days) walks/climbs, but want to keep pack space and weight down. Ideally would like to keep the price down but would spend a bit more for a particularly good bi...
by Owca
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single man tents
Replies: 18
Views: 7729

Re: Which waterproof boots do I buy

Hi folks, here looking for advice again since you were all so helpful last time :D. After going up sgurr an utha on the west coast a few weeks ago and getting my cheap karrimor boots absolutely waterlogged I've decided it's time to invest in something decent. So I was looking for a 3 season boot th...
by Owca
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which waterproof boots do I buy
Replies: 32
Views: 9477
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