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Re: Wild Camping Spots Near Glasgow

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/dumgoyne-earls-seat.shtml (scan the horizon for options) https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/the-whangie.shtml (just past The W to Auchineden Hill) https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/duncolm.shtml And if you read through the other walking routes, you ...
by Marty_JG
Mon May 10, 2021 1:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild Camping Spots Near Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Prescription hillwalking glasses

Definitely Oakey . They're designed for sportspeople, etc., so stay on. Some of their lenses are very resistant to the sun, designed for Australian cricketers or airline pilots, but others are very good in low light. I got lenses that were designed for mountain bikers where the design spec was the r...
by Marty_JG
Mon May 10, 2021 5:39 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Prescription hillwalking glasses
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Nature Hike Cloud Peak 2

It has been fine for me.
by Marty_JG
Sat May 08, 2021 4:57 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Nature Hike Cloud Peak 2
Replies: 11
Views: 3059

Re: Mountain hiking boots recommendation

Jasmine_21 wrote:Many people suggest Altberg, but it's too expensive in my opinion. It would be great if you could help with choosing right boots.


I got mine a a few years ago second hand, ex-Army, £40, fantatic condition so it's worth checking EBay for them.
by Marty_JG
Fri May 07, 2021 7:09 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Mountain hiking boots recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Snugpak Scorpion 2 Tent & Fatigued Pole

At that price I'd have measured the length of the pole and made a brand new one from DAC aluminium.
by Marty_JG
Wed May 05, 2021 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Snugpak Scorpion 2 Tent & Fatigued Pole
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: What3words

You can read about the rescue concerned here: https://keswickmrt.org.uk/rescue/base-brown-9 One letter difference between the two locations. Disbanded.measure.snapper and disbanded.measures.snapper according to https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/what3words-not-suitable-for-safety-critical-app...
by Marty_JG
Wed May 05, 2021 12:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What3words
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: What3words

AyrshireAlps wrote:I see Keswick MRT had an issue with W3W at the weekend, not good tbh, They ended up miles from where they should have been.


Can we have some details on the exact problem, please?
by Marty_JG
Wed May 05, 2021 7:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What3words
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Downloading maps

A good GPS unit, or a "rugged" smartphone, pre-loaded and pre-tested with maps and routes, is highly reliable. The critical issue is to pre-load and pre-test. Anything can fail, in a gale that sheet of paper can be whipped from a hand in an instant. You can crack or lose a compass... as a ...
by Marty_JG
Mon May 03, 2021 11:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloading maps
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping

Prescription wrap-around sunglasses are recommended, Oakley lenses are easily the best (IMO) as they're designed for pilots, professional sports use, etc.

Very expensive mind.
by Marty_JG
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping

Different folks, different strokes. My vision is 2x better with contacts than even the best glasses.
by Marty_JG
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping

  • Boil water
  • Let water cool
  • Wash hands
by Marty_JG
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clean hands for contact lenses while wild camping
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 3 season sleeping bag?

I suspect the synthetic/down merits had less to to with Alba's weather and more to do with Caberfeidh's bladder. :lol:
by Marty_JG
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 3 season sleeping bag?
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: 3 season sleeping bag?

The notable cheap Chinese brand for sleeping bags is AEGISMAX.

Some great prices and weights, certainly under 1kg if you want.
by Marty_JG
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 3 season sleeping bag?
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Can we wild camp ?

There is a specific prohibition on not staying overnight outwith your local authority area. There appears to be no prohibition within your local authority area. Bear in mind in terms of "the real world" the police are concerned about large groups of people having parties. Hunting down lone...
by Marty_JG
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can we wild camp ?
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Solar phone charger

Don't forget if you're walking you're not always in a position to angle your solar to the sun.
by Marty_JG
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Solar phone charger
Replies: 13
Views: 507
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