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Re: Where to stay near Ullapool

Look at The Summer Isles.
The Posties Path is a little known but stunning route between Ullapool and there. Can be a bit hairy in rough weather though. :D
by willsdad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to stay near Ullapool
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: Midge Repellent

Whatever happened to Smidge that Midge? I was advised to use that by 2 guys bagging munros in 2014. Seems to work for me. Smells of citrus which isn't too offensive :shock:
Horse flies don't seem to like it either.
by willsdad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midge Repellent
Replies: 51
Views: 66377

Re: Cape Wrath Trail - Fort William Taxi's

Thanks for the replies. Basscadet - thanks, I've stayed in that bothy before. After the train journey up I'm going to have 1 more comfortable night then hit Morrison's in the morn for a few snacks before I get going. I must have been looking at the wrong site for Sunday trains. The ones I looked at ...
by willsdad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail - Fort William Taxi's
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Cape Wrath Trail - Fort William Taxi's

Hi all, I'm setting off on the CWT this May and due to time restraints I'm going to have to start from Glenfinnan. I'll be travelling up to Fort William by train on a saturday and staying overnight in a hotel. Does anyone know if I'll have any issues with getting a taxi on a sunday? From Fort Willia...
by willsdad
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail - Fort William Taxi's
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Poncho Tarp

He might have gone Ultra lightweight and we all know that means NO CORPSE ALLOWED
by willsdad
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Poncho Tarp
Replies: 13
Views: 3876

Re: Poncho Tarp

How did you get on?

I'm considering the same set up for May 2016 so I'd love to know if you managed?

:crazy:
by willsdad
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Poncho Tarp
Replies: 13
Views: 3876

Re: complete and utter newbie...and rookie!

Hi Barclebean, Welcome to the site. Let us know how you get on with your new adventures. My boy is 4 and I'm dying to drag him out on some 'dangerous walks'. Although right now I'd have him on my back along with the pack :roll: I'm not quite up to pushing a go-cart up a mountain.......although comin...
by willsdad
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: complete and utter newbie...and rookie!
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?

It's the last 2 weeks of May I'm going :?
by willsdad
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?

Basscadet, knowing my luck it'll be blazing sunshine the day I pack my kit then **ss down for 2 weeks! Roeboe, the bivvy set up was all bought to be as light as possible so the tarp is an Alpkit 6x4. With no tree's about I'm limited to my poles for height. Once I'm in my bivvy I'm dry but obviously ...
by willsdad
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?

Recommendations for the Cape Wrath Trail? I'll be doing it in May so the weather could be changeable. I'll be using bothies where possible. I own both the bivvy & tarp system and a solo tent. I'd like to keep the pack weight down to a minimum but would the bivvy system be making life too uncomfo...
by willsdad
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Solo Tent or Bivvy and Tarp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Newbie.

Hi Rodmeister. I knew pretty much straight away I'd bitten off more than I could chew. I made it to Sourlies and took the decision to head back to Glenfinnan before I got too remote. That night in Sourlies bothy (just me and the mouse trying to get into my pack) was worth the pain. Utterly stunning ...
by willsdad
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Newbie.
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)

Zinc Oxide tape! Always handy to have some in your pack. Once it's on it takes a week to come off but it'll get you through. I hate saying the words but 'as an ex army type' it's the trick we used on the many weighted marches we did. If you know problem areas cover these before setting off. 2 pairs ...
by willsdad
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blisters.....prevention and cure (if any!)
Replies: 17
Views: 5143

Newbie.

Hi all. Joined as part of my preparation for a second attempt at the Cape Wrath Trail. 2014 was my first epic fail. Naive ex squaddie who thought he could chuck everything he could possibly need into a plc bergan and crack on. MUPPET :clap: 27kg is apparently too much for a thirty something overweig...
by willsdad
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Newbie.
Replies: 2
Views: 576
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