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Re: Ben Klibreck wild camping

The Crask used to let campers use their gardens and in return those kindly campers would buy a pint or two in the pub, or even book for a meal in their small, cozy, informal and quite fantastic wee restaurant. They used to have set times for dinner and everybody went in to the dining room at the sam...
by Holly
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Klibreck wild camping
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Footwear for river crossings

I took teva sandals which doubled as camp wear for the CWT. I cant stress how good it felt to take my boots off at night and potter around in ma sandals. They also did me to cross rivers although the rivers were low I did need them. Bit of a faff changing but I wasnt in a rush!. They werent lightwei...
by Holly
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Footwear for river crossings
Replies: 25
Views: 3356

Re: The Living Mountain

I read the book a good while back and before she was to appear on our fiver (she should have been on the ten pound one!). It was a wee bit too poetic for me at times but that isn't meant to be critical of the book. I just skipped those parts! On the whole I really enjoyed it, was inspired by it and ...
by Holly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Living Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Which size of rucksack for a newbie hill climber

Try them on coz comfort is super important. I used my big pack and pulled the straps in for yonks before getting a separate day pack. I got the osprey sirrus 24 litre and it holds everything I need. I carry a 1.8 litre bladder as well. This wouldn’t include winter gear tho . I am however female and ...
by Holly
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Which size of rucksack for a newbie hill climber
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Re: Company Aviemore Campervans and general campervan hire

I had a look at the site and it says you can pay by debit or credit card?
by Holly
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Company Aviemore Campervans and general campervan hire
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: GPS Units

I downloaded the routes with Viewranger on Walkhighlands here for the CWT (Ullapool to Cape) to my phone and although I altered my route up, I followed most of it with the app. I carried a charger and kept my phone on airplane mode to help with battery and it did me well although the battery charger...
by Holly
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GPS Units
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: Having to wear glasses

I was told no to the contact lens option unfortunately. Thanks for the retainer suggestion tho!
by Holly
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Having to wear glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Having to wear glasses

So after managing with cheap reading glasses for ages, my eyesight was tested again and found to be deteriorating where a prescription is now necessary which is a pain in the purse. I have already lost countless pairs of the cheapo ones and as I wear them on my head they eventually stretch and end u...
by Holly
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Having to wear glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Nikwax sponge applicator: fit for purpose?

And I just thought it was me. :crazy:
by Holly
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:21 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Nikwax sponge applicator: fit for purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Are there any hills not suitable for dogs??

My dogs come with me to many of the Munro's but I wouldn't take them on all due to obvious concerns. I usually read up on the walkhighland reports that have been done by dog owners and see what they say. I have taken mine on all of the Cairngorm ones but I have more than just a few Munros to go and ...
by Holly
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are there any hills not suitable for dogs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: Power Monkey iPhone solar charger

Can I also suggest the Anker brand of chargers. They are reliable, have really good reviews and I have had one now for a few years and it still does what is should. In have a couple now and and use them dependent on how long I am out. I really wouldn't bother with solar.
by Holly
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Power Monkey iPhone solar charger
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps

I am thee most un techie person out and have to say I lost a lot of what was being said when towers were being mentioned and other such stuff. I use Viewranger as I said and I get loads of time out of it even using it heavily on a day on the hill,,,even a couple of days and use my spark anker batter...
by Holly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps
Replies: 33
Views: 7655

Re: Lead and safety suggestions for 3 dogs?

Oh you asked me about the rucksack tipping if its uneven and I got a bit well , distracted!!!! The short answer is yes when I first tried it. That was me not packing it properly and I it would quickly slide to one side. Easily adjusted and after realising this I became better skilled at making sure ...
by Holly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:27 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lead and safety suggestions for 3 dogs?
Replies: 29
Views: 3898

Re: Lead and safety suggestions for 3 dogs?

I had to come back on to say I am really really pleased you didn't leave the site after that couple of very ignorant and negative comments. Treat them with the contempt they deserve. I saw a person with bonnie pictures of their dogs who has had probably struggled coping with the death of a dear pet ...
by Holly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lead and safety suggestions for 3 dogs?
Replies: 29
Views: 3898

Re: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps

I use Viewranger and can get a good 9 hours out of it with my iphone. I carry an anker battery which will/does/has charged my phone fully from empty at least 3 times. I use the phone to take pics and videos as well so its works really well for me. Yes I have a map and a compass, and I know how to us...
by Holly
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps
Replies: 33
Views: 7655
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