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Re: Care Plus Midge Net

if you do fancy sewing this stuff is good. <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/fabrics</span> ... ct-netting Hi, yes I had priced up all the material from there to make my own nest. To do a good job it would probably be about £60. The Care Plus bell will be ea...
by willsdad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Care Plus Midge Net
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Leaving tent and gear unattended, is it safe?

I disappear into the highlands in order to remind me of my faith in humanity.
My instinct is still to hide my gear though. It'll be a sorry day when you do have to worry about your gear when you're a days hike from civilisation..... :( Unfortunately the way we are going.......Winter Is Coming!!
by willsdad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leaving tent and gear unattended, is it safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 3024

Re: Care Plus Midge Net

'£38 :shock: Better to get some window netting and make your own :lol: Easy enough.'


£38 is still a bargain compared to MLD and Oookworks nests. As long as it keeps the midge out.
Pricing up the proper midge netting would still come in around that price but then I'd need to cut n sew.
by willsdad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Care Plus Midge Net
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Care Plus Midge Net

Has anyone come across these before?

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/care-plu ... lsrc=aw.ds

Are they worth spending money on or is the mesh to 'big' for the wee vampires?

Thought, cut down slightly, it might be a handy addition to my summer MLD TS set-up.
by willsdad
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Care Plus Midge Net
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Fox's and Ticks

Caberfeidh wrote:Wee and sleekit they were, but not so coorin' nor tim'rous beasties!
:shock:

Translation for the English? :lol:
by willsdad
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fox's and Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: Fox's and Ticks

Wombats? I'd have been glad to meet wombats. I got spiders the size of dustbin lids crawling over my tent. You try getting to sleep with those nightmares creeping around trying to get in at you! Aye, we had them in the house - they would jump from wall to wall when you weren't looking which was the...
by willsdad
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fox's and Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: Fox's and Ticks

I'd more be feart of the midges than the ticks, but I have had a couple of tick invasions - one in Strathfarrar and one near Mam Barrisdale - don't think a tent or a tarp can stop them when it happens :shock: I got my tent invaded by a couple of wombats in Auz, which was a little scary but I had a ...
by willsdad
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fox's and Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Fox's and Ticks

Question for bivvy and tarp enthusiasts.... I've taken the plunge and got myself a MLD Trailstar. I'm looking forward to hitting the trails this April with a lot lighter pack although..... I do recall a night in Kinloch Hourn last year where a fox was trying to get into my tent. After it got a smack...
by willsdad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fox's and Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: Along Loch na Sealga with a 10 year old girl?

Hi Nordic Runner, If you are in the Ullapool area take a look at the Postie's Path. http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=272 Stunning views out over the Summer Isles as you follow the coastline. Nothing overly difficult. I actually past a group of juniors doing their D of E while I wa...
by willsdad
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Along Loch na Sealga with a 10 year old girl?
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Re: GPS or compass and map?

I used my GPS for the CWT. Plenty of places to pick up batteries.

I'd still take the Harveys maps and a compass for back up though. There's some stretches of the CWT that you could get seriously lost if your GPS fails. The Harveys maps show handy little extras too. Bothies etc.
by willsdad
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS or compass and map?
Replies: 33
Views: 4726

Re: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William

:clap: Great report! It's nice to see someone 'telling it as is'. The REAL side of distance hiking. It's not all floating along singing a song. Sometimes it's bloody hard with feet hurting and rain lashing. You want to be anywhere but there at that moment.....but once you've finished, you'd turn rou...
by willsdad
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way: Solo From Drymen to Fort William
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: Single Skin Tents

Thanks for all the input! I'm definitely swaying towards the Trailstar. I like the idea of all the room. It's the inner I'm looking into now. Was looking at a DIY job with netting and a base tarp but I think that will work out too heavy and defeats the object of the trailstar. What inners will work ...
by willsdad
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:09 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Re: Single Skin Tents

Thanks Steven, I've just emailed MLD to ask about shipping costs etc :D I have a small Alpkit tarp I've used in the past for bivvying which will work well as a ground sheet, I'm sure it's only 160gms or something. I've also found a website where I can buy midge netting (from Scotland so yes it is fo...
by willsdad
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Re: Single Skin Tents

Steven, Just looked at the MLD site. I definitely like the look of the Trailstar. What does the weight come to with the inner included? I've experienced being fed to the midges before. ....never again! I need netting :? Also, what are the prices here after shipping etc? Is it really as roomy as all ...
by willsdad
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Single Skin Tents

Happy New Year Folks!! Single Skin Tents......just how bad is the condensation problem? I've got big plans for the coming 2 or 3 years so I'm considering spending some serious money on a top quality 1kg 2 man tent. After a bit of research I'm finding myself swayed towards single skinned using hiking...
by willsdad
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 11
Views: 3971
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