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Re: downloading and usin gpx

GPX files are actually TEXT files. You can open them with notepad (Adobe won't read them). Not that you usually want to since they are mostly just a pile of numbers. In software that's designed to handle gpx (Memory-Map, Quo, Anquet, etc) what happens is the software reads the numbers then plots the...
by sloosh
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: downloading and usin gpx
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Re: picture order

Glad to be of help and glad you have it sussed, broontroot :thumbup:
by sloosh
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: picture order
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: picture order

It's fairly straightforward but you have to remember a couple of things. 1. Upload photo tab 2. "Add the file" 3. *Put the cursor where you want the pic to appear 4. "Place inline" Rinse and repeat The reason pics appear in the wrong place is because you are Placing them inline w...
by sloosh
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: picture order
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: How do I know if I can drink the water?

i would be interested to hear from anyone who has actually been unwell from drinking the water in the highlands It does happen on the odd, rare and unlucky occasion. One that sticks in my mind from a previous life working with Environmental Health was of a couple of hillwalkers who were unlucky eno...
by sloosh
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I know if I can drink the water?
Replies: 15
Views: 10006

Re: How do I know if I can drink the water?

Agree with advice above although I've been caught out before and so desperate for a drink I've drank some pretty rank looking stuff.

You could always go for something like this water bottle with a built in water purification filter:
http://www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk/
by sloosh
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I know if I can drink the water?
Replies: 15
Views: 10006

Re: Do you own a pair of these?

Yep, that's what the Salomon's do - break across the toe so the water gets in. Can't say I've noticed splitting away from the sole, just water ingress where they fold as you walk. Wasn't impressed by the lack of traction either. Slippery when wet as they say. Having said that they're still the first...
by sloosh
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:34 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Do you own a pair of these?
Replies: 32
Views: 35578

Re: Photo Competition Comments #5

That was difficult!

Honourable mentions to everyone - great pics!
by sloosh
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:58 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition Comments #5
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

Re: Photo Competition #5

1. ChrisG
2. Frazerrobbo
3. Schoon
by sloosh
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition #5
Replies: 94
Views: 18831

Re: Lost baby changing mat ...

by sloosh
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost baby changing mat ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Parking near Ben Lawers

I've seen campervans up there before so I wouldn't worry too much.
by sloosh
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parking near Ben Lawers
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: Advice on ticks please

by sloosh
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice on ticks please
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Blacks

Blacks went into administration in January and was bought over by JD Sports so they are probably cutting stores. Not sure about Edinburgh. Might still be there: http://www.blacksleisure.co.uk/store/storeFinder.html
by sloosh
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:18 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Blacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Photo Competition Comments #5

This is ridiculous! How am I supposed to choose? :crazy: And the competition hasn't even closed for this month yet. :shock:
by sloosh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Photo Competition Comments #5
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

Re: Your Inspirational Pictures

Bluebell woods when it was still a secret.

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Bluebell woods
by sloosh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your Inspirational Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 3385

Top of the Cairnwell circa 1990

There was a recent thread about ski areas needing to clean up after themselves. While clearing out the attic I came across this slide from around 1990.

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Top of the Cairnwell circa 1990


Below is a pic of how it looks now. Not exactly pretty but a lot better today, I'm sure you'll agree.

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How it looks now
by sloosh
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top of the Cairnwell circa 1990
Replies: 1
Views: 760
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