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Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

Great to see MP David Mundell is on board with the Save Our Hills campaign https://www.dng24.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BA001286-scaled.jpg https://www.dng24.co.uk/politician-rejects-windfarm-plan/ Except despite Scotland's moral stance on nuclear and gas we are totally reliant on them as a so...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: For the record -

To be fair, geologically speaking the timescales described in the OP's post wouldn't come close to tthe blink of an eye. If you dropped your phone on the mountain, it would mostly have turned to dust in 500 years, certainly by 5000 years, and the planet wouldn't even have noticed. Having said that, ...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the record -
Replies: 53
Views: 3645

Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

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by lukemunrowalker
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

From the developers submission data, artists impression of Moffat high street, one of the oldest town high streets in Scotland, totally not spoiled by big ugly windmills in the background. Also note how the 'artist' skillfully blends the white windmills into the sky. I think they'll be much more obv...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

Tbh, most of our local hills are covered in god awful forestry anyway, I'm out. I absolutely agree, I've written the odd angry letter to various organisations about the debris left behind by felling, it looks like the aftermath of a tsunami. On the bright side I was speaking to a few of the forestr...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

It looks like this is the map of the proposed wind farm site, and that's the Southern Upland Way skirting along the top of the proposed farm Btw, Please feel free to use this thread to voice your opinion on windfarms in general, if your not bothered about this because it's not your backyard or an ar...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

I just saw this today, I really like the hills around Moffat and think it's a terrible shame that they are under threat of being decimated by yet another windfarm eyesore. A few of my own thoughts first, but if you are in a hurry please skip to the important info from the save our hills guys linked ...
by lukemunrowalker
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: Leakproof coffee mug for use in the mountains.

I've been through a few flasks over the years, and can confirm what everyone else is saying about the current fashion for 'cafe caps' = they're 'leakproof' for things like sitting on the cup holder of your car, but when throwing into a rucksack, the attitude should be "If it can leak, it will l...
by lukemunrowalker
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Leakproof coffee mug for use in the mountains.
Replies: 10
Views: 3637

Re: Garmin gps ect

I have a montanna, had it for years but rarely use it now, it has the touchscreen display and when I bought mine they had a deal on with free 1:25 maps included. its a great GPS but maybe a bit bulky and weighty when going ultralight. The one I mostly use is the Garmin Foretrex 401, it weighs about ...
by lukemunrowalker
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin gps ect
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Kit review: Terra Nova Laser Competition 1

tl;dr 8) The laser comp is a good tent with a great rep, and it has it's uses. I've heard that at trail running meets its just fields full of of laser comps, dozens of them, as that's what the runners use. for the absolute minimalist it's ok, if your packing a 30L bag for an overnighter and you're j...
by lukemunrowalker
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Kit review: Terra Nova Laser Competition 1
Replies: 3
Views: 10741

Re: hiking trailer, clever thing

Not really a new thing now is it. All the elderly dears have been using them for years albeit with a tartan design and heading for their weekly shopping Disclaimer: - if you use one for your shopping I'm not saying it's an elderly thing :D :D Aye, that's the meme for sure. But to be fair, the nerdy...
by lukemunrowalker
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: hiking trailer, clever thing
Replies: 8
Views: 5583

Re: North Face Slippers

HI All Me and the wife where thinking of a pair of North Face slippers each for winter. We spend best part of Jan/Feb in Spain and all the floors are tiled keep the place cool in in the summer. But really cold floors in the winter. Was just wondering has any one had/got a pair or heard anything abo...
by lukemunrowalker
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: North Face Slippers
Replies: 13
Views: 3004

Re: hiking trailer, clever thing

That actually looks quite interesting, and would definately a bit of a conversation piece along the trail! It would be awesome for a huge walk, a LandsEnd to John o'Groats, or the Camino Way, unacompanied. It would especially be pretty cool for a charity walk, it would be easy to bung a few flags an...
by lukemunrowalker
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: hiking trailer, clever thing
Replies: 8
Views: 5583

Re: Looking for Shoe that can cope with muddy boggy conditio

Thanks for all the replies folks Lets see... I agree that boots make more sense...But I still want to try hiking in shoes anyway...Because... Uh... I'm sure I had a good reason... It definitely isn't just because I had gotten the idea from reading too many gear blogs :crazy: Is the Rand the bit of r...
by lukemunrowalker
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:28 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking for Shoe that can cope with muddy boggy conditions
Replies: 20
Views: 6702

Re: Gaiters

Typical that Berghaus didn't recognize the search, repairing items is a thing of the past and we're now expected to discard our gear at the slightest sign of wear/ damage and by a new one. You should be able to get some cheap gaiters off ebay, maybe army surplus or something, and then swap out the s...
by lukemunrowalker
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:36 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gaiters
Replies: 6
Views: 2361
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