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Re: debate.

Hig and Erin have completed some really exciting wilderness trips with their toddler - see here.

I don't have children so don't feel able to comment fully, but I wish I'd had this upbringing!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDfU1BJkTCs[/youtube]
by PhilTurner
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: debate.
Replies: 29
Views: 4599

Re: Sleep mat

As a very rough, non-scientific guide, look for an R-Value of 5 for a winter sleep mat and you won't go far wrong. From memory the standard Thermarest NeoAir is 3.5, the All-Season 4.9 and the new XTherm 5.7. A closed-cell foam mat will be somewhere between 2.3 and 4 depending on thickness etc. Hand...
by PhilTurner
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sleep mat
Replies: 24
Views: 7173

Re: Did anyone see the Aurora last night?

Twitter users can follow the BGS Aurora Alert (@BGSauroraalert) which seems pretty active.
by PhilTurner
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did anyone see the Aurora last night?
Replies: 34
Views: 6237

Re: GSB boots and crampons

simon-b wrote:Already asked Scarpa and Lancashire Sports Repairs. So now it's time to try Grivel.


Sadly Scarpa ARE Grivel - in the UK contact The Mountain Boot Company for advice on 0191 296 0212.
by PhilTurner
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: GSB boots and crampons
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers

gaffr wrote:Got the Haglofs as a gift and certainly have enjoyed the wearing of these.


Yeah, Haglofs make some great stuff - what model do you have? What makes them so enjoyable? I'm sure other members would love any feedback you could offer....
by PhilTurner
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers
Replies: 23
Views: 13710

Re: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers

Hello, Nothing in the Haglofs range of winter trousers seems to take your fancy.....price? :lol: Ha! Sadly Haglofs didn't want to participate in the review - we're limited by the manufacturers that will send us test samples. Luckily most do. The benefit of this site and forum over print magazines a...
by PhilTurner
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:59 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers
Replies: 23
Views: 13710

Re: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers

The problem with reviewing ladies gear is that I'm male and I test every item before writing the piece. We do have plans to review some female-specific gear in the future using a female tester, and I hope you'll find that useful (in fact - if you've got suggestions as to what you'd like us to review...
by PhilTurner
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walkhighlands gear review: winter trousers
Replies: 23
Views: 13710

Re: Draw Route option

Hi Simon -

Can you offer a bit more detail? What exactly are you trying to do? Embed a map into a forum post with a route shown on it?

Phil
by PhilTurner
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Draw Route option
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: Waterproofs "Bibs n Brace " Type / Snow

It's not something I normally wear, but the Keela Munro Salopettes have a good pedigree and they're available from Amazon for under £90 if you're a size XS or S.
by PhilTurner
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Waterproofs "Bibs n Brace " Type / Snow
Replies: 13
Views: 4399

Re: Showing a film

:thumbup: Good work!
by PhilTurner
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Help - how to use the site
Topic: Showing a film
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Oh Deer !

There's a link to the dog-specific section of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at the bottom of many Walkhighlands pages. Well worth a read if you're planning to take a dog into the Scottish countryside.
by PhilTurner
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Oh Deer !
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Carn an Tuirc ...... and then it all went a bit pear-sha

I've played this over in my mind a few times since. While I'm a bit peeved at the fact that I clearly made mistakes, there's a big part of me that thinks maybe it's no bad thing to have had such a sobering reality check. At times like this I like to throw in the oft-quoted Mulla Nasreddin (almost c...
by PhilTurner
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn an Tuirc ...... and then it all went a bit pear-shaped!
Replies: 48
Views: 10739

Re: The best stove for backpacking?

If you're using a solid fuel stove (Esbit/hex) I assume you're simply boiling water - in that case I can recommend the newer Jetboil Sol stoves which are extremely efficient but also pretty expensive...
by PhilTurner
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: The best stove for backpacking?
Replies: 27
Views: 19624

Re: Walkhighlands gear review: Winter boots

sloosh wrote:Paul, in the winter boots review it gives the weight of the boots - is that figure per boot or per pair?


The weight is per boot in UK size 11.5 or 12.
by PhilTurner
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walkhighlands gear review: Winter boots
Replies: 25
Views: 10296

Re: Walkhighlands review of Winter daypacks: your views

My only comment on these reviews is that they're all weighted to the top end of the market. Of the rucksacks reviewed, the average price was over £100, most of your readers probably won't be paying that (thought i note you have affiliate deals with the retailers listed for each product). I use the ...
by PhilTurner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:31 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walkhighlands review of Winter daypacks: your views
Replies: 18
Views: 12308
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