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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: 6
Views: 148

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: 255

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: 28
Views: 1022

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: 28
Views: 1022

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: 435

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: 475

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: 475

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: 475

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: 359

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: 359

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: 702

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: 442

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

OK
by Marty_JG
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?

Ainsley Harriott's flavoured couscous is] harder to find than they used to be. Aye, but there are loads of variants. Merchant Grains are in many supermarkets now, from Lidl to Tesco to Sainsburys and the ALDI own versions delicious. That lispy Essex boy I keep wanting to bully does some. Not just c...
by Marty_JG
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Recommended Beginner Kit - Pack Weight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: Hilleberg Enan - long (ish) term review

Hilleberg make mesh inners for their tents, so you can get one of those for the other 3 seasons.
by Marty_JG
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:36 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Hilleberg Enan - long (ish) term review
Replies: 5
Views: 319
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