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Re: Sleeping bags for Scottish winter

My air mattress takes 12 breaths. If you don't have 12 spare breaths in you then perhaps the mountains are the wrong terrain for you in the first place. 8)
by Marty_JG
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:17 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sleeping bags for Scottish winter
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Climate change and hill walking

Indeed. I can see how the mass growing of corn, for US animal feed, is not an optimal use of land. In fact most of the "cow farts" (mostly burps, actually) carbon figure is also based on theoretical modelling of the growing of the year-round corn feed and doesn't even take into account any...
by Marty_JG
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Climate change and hill walking
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Smartwatch

Aye, Basecamp is easy (and pretty great in some regards) when you have the basics figured but a nightmare till then. A forum recommendation is EasyGPS, basically an easy-to-use Basecamp alternative. I am okay with Basecamp so I have felt no need to switch bit it might help others. https://www.easygp...
by Marty_JG
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smartwatch
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Climate change and hill walking

Marty, you claim that AGW has "massively out accelerated any natural warming". This is your opinion . Emphasis mine. And I'm stopping you right here. You literally cut the first part of my quote away. By removing the initial "The strong scientific consensus is..." you can switch...
by Marty_JG
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Climate change and hill walking
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Climate change and hill walking

We have exported some CO2, but even with that our CO2 has reduced massively, the switch from coal to gas being the primary driver; and the bulk of China's CO2 emissions are due to their domestic consumption, they export only a faction of their emissions. China has every intention of having 1.4 billi...
by Marty_JG
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Climate change and hill walking
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Climate change and hill walking

The strong scientific consensus is human industrialisation has massively, massively out-accelerated any natural warming. Here's the other thing though, the UK has massively reduced emissions, both absolute and per-person. The UK now emits fewer tonnes of CO2 per person than China. And China is still...
by Marty_JG
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Climate change and hill walking
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: New covid restrictions

So, 23 to 27 Dec is currently "three households, one bubble" and suspending of the local authority area travel rules.
by Marty_JG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 12317

Re: Forum time

Testing a thankyou at 16:09

It is unusual that BST has to be turned on and off manually. Typically if you have BST on it'll change from GMT automatically during periods of BST. Not a problem though.
by Marty_JG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Forum time
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: blisters & new boots needed?

Read some of the foot-care pages from the US ultrahiker types they'll go through tricks & tips for tape use.
by Marty_JG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: blisters & new boots needed?
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: Forum time

Test at 04:27
by Marty_JG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:27 am
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Forum time
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Ben Vane - espresso Munro!

Don't skip the Corbetts and the Grahams either btw. Instead of looking only at the shortest/easiest Munros why not look to some of the more rewarding other mountains? It's not even the case that a Munro will even be more of a climb, the Corbett of Goatfell has more ascent than the Munro of Mount Kee...
by Marty_JG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vane - espresso Munro!
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: New covid restrictions

Thanks. Keeping up with this is a full time job and then some. :clap:
by Marty_JG
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 12317

Re: Duncolm and the Slacks from Cochno

Nice to see a different route taken.

It's marsh year round but crazy after periods of rain. Tall boots and gaiters at a minimum, waders at worst. :lol:
by Marty_JG
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Duncolm and the Slacks from Cochno
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Few questions?

Your tent is okay but a bit heavy at 3kg and you should avoid wind given it is spacious and has fibreglass (prone to shatter/break) poles. Nothing you need to urgently replace but if you really start getting into long camping hikes you can always ask for advice for an upgrade (plenty of affordable o...
by Marty_JG
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Few questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: New covid restrictions

I do not believe that to be precisely true, I would like some advice if I am wrong on this. People, be they based in England or Scotland are being asked not to travel between Scotland and England, however the two relevant local authority areas (Dumfries & Galloway on the west, Scottish Borders o...
by Marty_JG
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 12317
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