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Re: Tent or Bivi

Midges alone mean you must have a tent option in addition to a bivvi, so either invest heavily in a best-of-breed lightweight one man tent (Zpacks, Durton, Tarptent, etc.) and perhaps get a cheap but perfectly usable bivvi (e.g. ex-army on EBay) or spend your resource tokens on a top trump bivvi and...
by Marty_JG
Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Tent or Bivi
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Winter cooking stove

by Marty_JG
Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:19 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Cowal way.

Aye, the 11:50 Ferry is the one to get for the bus - not the dawn-o-cock one I got. :lol:
by Marty_JG
Sat Mar 05, 2022 2:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cowal way.
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: Naturehike Cloud Up vs Star River vs Mongar

I have a Cloud-Up 2. The condensation issues might exist in the snow skirt version, but I don't see why the standard version would be any worse than most other tents. Plenty of room for one person, a dog, and a huge amount of kit. A mansion for 1, a dungeon for 2. If most of the time it's only you i...
by Marty_JG
Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Naturehike Cloud Up vs Star River vs Mongar
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Cowal way.

When I did this a couple of years back there the "reasonably timed" bus from Dunoon only operated during school terms.

I got to Dunoon at dawn in summer and the first bus was late afternoon.
by Marty_JG
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:29 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cowal way.
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: Winter cooking stove

I got a roll-up titanium windshield that I trimmed slightly to fit in the 750ml pot (I have the Solo set, 750ml pot, 400ml mug). The weight is just crazy; bag, pot, mug, pot lid, mug lid, windshield, stove, trivets, lighter, backup firesteel, spoon, 4oz fuel bottle, and packets of coffee and hot cho...
by Marty_JG
Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Winter cooking stove

Evernew DX kit alcohol stove and so far so good. :clap: That's the one I have, I wouldn't recommend it - only due to price :wtf: - but I wouldn't be without it. You absolutely do not need the pot stand / twig burner / power plate UNLESS it is deep cold and/or at very post-Nevis altitude. As such I ...
by Marty_JG
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:05 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Winter cooking stove

A meths stove is more adaptable, makes less waste - i.e. gas cannisters - and is less bulky. Meths burns ok in cold weather. You can make one from a Trangia burner which you can put inside a hexiblock stove with the bottom cut out. Or find one online, or in a junk shop. I am very proud of my wee st...
by Marty_JG
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Reliable winter tent for under £150, is it possible?

AyrshireAlps wrote:The Cloud peak is basically a budget MSR Hubbahubba.


The Naturehike Mongar is the budget version of the MSR Hubba.

The Cloud-Peak is the budget version of the Hilleberg Allak 2.

The Cloud-Up is the budget version of the Big Agnes Fly Creek.
by Marty_JG
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Reliable winter tent for under £150, is it possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: Garmin 64 s OS chip

I do have the £40 one, it works nicely. Obviously it isn't in-date but it suffices. That's why it's nice to have the TalkyToaster too, because it might have newer trails on.
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 64 s OS chip
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Garmin 64 s OS chip

EBay Great Britain Premium OS Maps 1:25 1:50 , they're about £40 Example listing: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303471888144 Works on almost everything including the 64, but not the Montana 700 series or GPSMAP 66 series. EDIT: and you will be able to ADD a TalkyToaster (OSM) map to that too and be abl...
by Marty_JG
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 64 s OS chip
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Difficult direct hike up Beinn Narnain and easy path dow

I'll check but I tended to take photos of views not paths from elevation. I use a GPS unit or phone. If you have a halfway okay smartphone you can download the GPX (plotted route) from Walkhighlands, or from any number of trip reports as many of them have the GPX route of their trek in them. That'll...
by Marty_JG
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Difficult direct hike up Beinn Narnain and easy path down.
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent

I can think of two videos on YouTube where they get damaged in high wind too, albeit Stripey's was just the plastic clip for holding the doors in place. Depends what you want them for, but they're not mountain tents. If that's the one I'm thinking about, it was a bad pitch; if you pitch sideways ex...
by Marty_JG
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent

WalkWithWallace wrote:Lanshan 2s don't perform very well in the wind.


I guess it means by "well" and "wind", but plenty of high-wind camps on Youtube.
by Marty_JG
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent

Light weight, pitch in one, side entrances... if you use trekking poles have you considered the Lanshan 2 or Lanshan 2 Pro?

A mansion for under a kilo.
by Marty_JG
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:01 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent
Replies: 19
Views: 2136
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