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Re: Trail shoes - wet feet probems?

Try a thicker (but not too thick) merino sock to keep your feet warm when wet. Trench foot is caused when feet are cold, wet and the blood supply is constricted - not something that should worry you unduly in your situation, sloshing around in a never-drying boot full of water is far worse. I've com...
by PhilTurner
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail shoes - wet feet probems?
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

Re: Gear review: walking poles

Another good review but I was a tad disappointed that one of the most commonly advocated budget poles wasn't included - the Trek Mates Peak Walker poles. They seem quite popular on this forum and it would have been nice to have seen them included if only because I rate Phil's opinion on kit. Thanks...
by PhilTurner
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review: walking poles
Replies: 71
Views: 36871

Re: map marking

If you use digital mapping I understand it's possible to print onto waterproof paper. It's not something I've tried myself and I offer no guarantees, but Toughprint seems to allow you to write on it as you would normal paper.

It's not cheap though...
by PhilTurner
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:00 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: map marking
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Gear review - Multitools

Richard Watters wrote:The hook on a Swiss Army pen knife? They couldn't have designed a more perfect tool for pulling out titanium tent pegs and the aluminium "V" pegs with the little hole at the top!


Ha! Excellent! :clap:
by PhilTurner
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review - Multitools
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re: Gear review - Multitools

gaffr wrote:I'm an Opinel carrying person, blade folds inside the wooden handle, and also a firestick for stove lighting.


Sadly it arrived too late for this review, but I've just received an Opinel No 8 Outdoor which features a built in whistle - looks good if you're interested in that style.
by PhilTurner
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:52 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review - Multitools
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re: picture order

Wow, thanks sloosh - I appreciate the effort! :thumbup:
by PhilTurner
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: picture order
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Robin chicks

Gavin99 wrote:Lovely wee guys , tell that stoat to behave himself !


Yeah, it's stoat-ally unacceptable behaviour :shifty:
by PhilTurner
Wed May 23, 2012 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Robin chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: 11 more new routes, 17/5/2012

Four months? Brilliant! Did you get many walks done in that time? If so, we'd welcome your feedback on routes that you particularly enjoyed, or those that you particularly hated.
by PhilTurner
Mon May 21, 2012 10:57 am
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: 11 more new routes, 17/5/2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: suntan lotion

cha1888 wrote:Now only if they would do one that also keeps the midges off!


Like this?
by PhilTurner
Thu May 10, 2012 11:44 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: suntan lotion
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Gear review - warmer baselayers

I find your preference for zip neck base layers interesting. Obviously good for venting, but couldn't this cause a clutter of fasteners at the neck when wearing multiple layers? I can't say I've ever found this a problem. On baselayers the zip pull tends to be quite small and discrete, as it'll onl...
by PhilTurner
Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review - warmer baselayers
Replies: 19
Views: 8922

Re: Gear review - warmer baselayers

As is often the way there is a simultaneous discussion running on the Walkhighlands Facebook Page discussing some of these very comments. I'm not sure it's possible to link directly to the comments there, but if you scroll down to April 24th and the photo of a muscular (plastic) chap in a red basela...
by PhilTurner
Tue May 01, 2012 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review - warmer baselayers
Replies: 19
Views: 8922

Re: Gear review - warmer baselayers

the timing of a 'Warmer base layer' review might have been a bit better, we are moving into summer after all :lol: You can tell you're not in Scotland any more - it's decidedly wintery out there :) Timing of winter gear reviews is difficult - in order to publish a winter gear review before the wint...
by PhilTurner
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:48 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gear review - warmer baselayers
Replies: 19
Views: 8922

Re: Problems with Cromarty coastal circuit and McFarquhar's

Sorry to hear about your experience :(

I'll make sure Paul/Helen have seen this and put a note on the walk description, but it'd be great if you could let us know how the ranger gets on.

Thanks for the information.
by PhilTurner
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:44 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Problems with Cromarty coastal circuit and McFarquhar's Bed
Replies: 3
Views: 2513

Re: What would you like help with?

Blue Bear wrote:Hi there - I am sure you have been asked this before but I was wondering how do I go about putting a report together complete with pictures ? :?


You're right - take a look at the post immediately above yours.

Phil
by PhilTurner
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: What would you like help with?
Replies: 298
Views: 82874

Re: New route added, 17/3/2012

Four more to go until the big 1500..... :shock:
by PhilTurner
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:18 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: New route added, 17/3/2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1113
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