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Re: Insect bites - a warning

I had to take my daughter to A&E last week with what we thought might have been a cleg bite. She has Lymes disease. She does not remember being bitten by a tick. Doc says the tick can get embedded deep into the skin so she might not even have notced it. She is on a course of antibiotics but the ...
by islayhawk
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Insect bites - a warning
Replies: 16
Views: 8162

Re: For Sale TBS Micro 100 1 man tent

Sent PM on June 26th offering asking price. No reply, so bought one off Ebay

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by islayhawk
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: For Sale TBS Micro 100 1 man tent
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Re: MIDGE NET

Belgian_Hiker wrote:Is there only midges in Scotland ? Or are they also in England & Wales ?
None here in Belgium....


Cant be any in London or there would have been a cure years ago :D :D :D

islayhawk
by islayhawk
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: MIDGE NET
Replies: 10
Views: 4798

Re: What's in Your Rucksack? Travelling Light or Heavy?

I have all my hiking stuff weighed (too much time on my hands). This includes clothing, boots, trainers etc etc and I have it all entered on a spreadsheet. When I am planning any trips I use the spreadsheet to calculate the total weight then I start trimming down to get to a suitable weight. I compa...
by islayhawk
Mon May 30, 2011 8:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's in Your Rucksack? Travelling Light or Heavy?
Replies: 39
Views: 12312

Re: Electric Fence Tester

I remember many years ago I used to erect fences. One electric fence we erected was beside a beach. It was a multi strand fence with all wires electrified. It carried all the notices etc to warn the public and included the barbed top wire. However dogs cant read, and we eventually had to go and de -...
by islayhawk
Wed May 25, 2011 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Electric Fence Tester
Replies: 14
Views: 5166

Re: berghaus frontier i.a

No it is not the current range - probably between 5yr -10yr but in amazing condition, like new. Wanted info on it.

islayhawk
by islayhawk
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: berghaus frontier i.a
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: berghaus frontier i.a

No - but thanksfor your reply. It is Goretex, full hood and has got an interior zip for fleece hence the IA (interactive) in the name

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by islayhawk
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: berghaus frontier i.a
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

berghaus frontier i.a

I have been given a Berghaus Frontier I.A walking jacket. Can anyone tell me anything about these jackets. Ie cost new, how waterproof etc etc

islayhawk
by islayhawk
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: berghaus frontier i.a
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Great Glen V's Speyside way

In intend to do either the Great Glen or Speyside Way next May. Cant make up my mind as to which one.
Can anyone tell me much is most scenic, toughest etc etc.
I am not in the position to do a bit every weekend so I am giving myself 6 - 7 days for the trip.
Which one is recommended

islayhawk
by islayhawk
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great Glen V's Speyside way
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

pocket pc

hi

i use a garmin etrex (basic yellow). I was toying with the idea of buying a pocket pc of Ebay and uploading MM maps onto it. Used with a mobile GPS unit would I be able to plan routes etc on the PC.

islayhawk
by islayhawk
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:32 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: pocket pc
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Re: Drinking wild water

Eeee Kerrera - my Dad would shoot you if he saw you adding water to the amber nectar! And he's a Sassenach! :lol: I agree with your dad, but it's the source of the water that makes the whisky taste better. Just a drop though. Makes me feel more a part of the mountains. 70 proof whisky is 40% by vol...
by islayhawk
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drinking wild water
Replies: 61
Views: 19102
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