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Re: Outdoor Access right to roam

I know, but I'm also keen for landowners not to take away the rights we've been granted under the law, and several have tried and several continue to do so.
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor Access right to roam
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Outdoor Access right to roam

If you have to cross a fence or pass through a locked gate, then you're somewhere that you probably shouldn't be. The exclusions from Right To Roam are much more limited than that. ⋅  Houses and other residences, and sufficient space around them to give residents reasonable privacy and la...
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor Access right to roam
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Hello from NL

Lots of options. You can always walk a trail and use a baggage service to take your luggage to the hotel ahead of you so yuou only have to carry lunch & water & some clothing options. Companies compete for many trails e.g. West Highland Way, Cowal Way, Great Glen, St Cuthbert's, Arran Coasta...
by Marty_JG
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello from NL
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: What's wrong with my boots?

https://icegripper.co.uk/products/kahtoola-microspikes-16

You don't need to swap them out on mud but they're not great on stony surfaces. They slip on and off quickly though.

And no, it's not overkill to get kitted-up properly to avoid breaking a leg (or worse) on dog-walk.
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What's wrong with my boots?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: 2 Man light weight tent - advice?

I love my Cloud-Peak 2, very spacious, an embarrassment of space. But I wouldn't call it light weight (2.5 kg). I like that it erects quickly and all-in-one, but howling side-rain can get under the lid. I wouldn't want it exposed to overly strong wind either, there is a lot of tent surface area to c...
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 2 Man light weight tent - advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: What's wrong with my boots?

You could just get some Microspikes for the ice?
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What's wrong with my boots?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Hydration while hiking

Winter - 1 litre Summer - 2 litres But that was before I bought myself a water filter to reduce weight when backpacking. Now I would carry what I need to get to the next water source. I've been really impressed with my Sawyer Squeeze but am still trying to figure out the most practical way to carry...
by Marty_JG
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hydration while hiking
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: Hydration while hiking

Something I take on multi-day hikes is an effervescing electrolyte tablet. High-5 Zero or Science in Sport SIS Go Hydro or reliable brands. It can help prevent cramping later in the day (I have one leg in particular that is, for whatever reason, prone to it).
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hydration while hiking
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: Hydration while hiking

I always carry a Sawyer Mini to filter, you never know what has pooped where. Even so you only take it from running water at elevation, they don't filter out chemicals so avoid anywhere near a quarry, ditches around farmer's field, etc. Lots of people scoop water from higher water sources and never ...
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hydration while hiking
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp

There are essential workers flying to work, such as oil industry workers, ships' crews, etc. How do you think your food gets to the supermarket shelves? Nobody is having sunshine holidays. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11787/12187015/celtic-dubai-trip-peter-lawwell-says-travelling-was-cle...
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:10 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp
Replies: 31
Views: 1358

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

The latest 7 day average shows my local neighbourhood has 157 cases per 100,000. My local mountains are the cairngorms. Macdui (on the border) and Derry Cairngorm are in a local neighbourhood that has 461 cases per 100,000 (honest I looked it up :D ) I'm going to stay off the hills until the cases ...
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:10 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5664

Re: Anatomical query

You can find a number of places in England called "Grape Lane" or similar.

DO NOT Google the origin of it on a public computer or in the presence of children.
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anatomical query
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Best lightweight shelter setup?

If I had the money I'd go Z-Packs.

If I didn't have the money I'd go Lanshan.
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best lightweight shelter setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp

Today the first minister said the wording of the stay at home law will be altered to "close an apparent loophole", preventing people from leaving and "remaining" outdoors other than for an essential purpose. Is this government speak for banning wild camping during the current cr...
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here. Plucking up courage to do my first solo camp
Replies: 31
Views: 1358

Re: Lightweight trekking tent?

You can also import trekking poles from Aliexpress as a single pole, just over £16 including shipping.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000903481583.html
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight trekking tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 328
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