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Re: Getting fit for some serious summer walking

Good luck.

You might also want to keep an eye on the MEETUP walking groups, they have them all over & each week I get several invites for walks.
by Marty_JG
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Getting fit for some serious summer walking
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: Date with Duncolm

Glad you liked the report & my route was of assistance.

You managed to get back in day light which is far more than I managed. :)
by Marty_JG
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Date with Duncolm
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: External battery pack

What are the uses of an external battery pack while hillwalking ? For a day-hike, probably not a lot. For The Cape Wrath Trail , which this topic is about, among the uses of an external battery pack whilst on a multi-day trek are: keeping your phone charged keeping your GPS charged keeping your tor...
by Marty_JG
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: External battery pack
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: External battery pack

I also have the [EC Technology 22400mAh] and it works fine. Could probably get a week of juice for the phone while it is used as GPS. The size of the battery being recharged will make a difference of course. My phone has a modest 1430mAh battery so should, in theory, can take 15 full recharges from...
by Marty_JG
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: External battery pack
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: External battery pack

I have an Aukey 5000mAh (130 grams) and an EC Technology 22400mAh (470 grams). Basically a power bank is full of rechargeable batteries: the more battery the more charge the greater the weight. That's their trade-off. Any good brand should see you right - just bear in mind they're relatively prone t...
by Marty_JG
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: External battery pack
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Nahanny Down Gear

Nahanny can ignore everyone by shouting "whatabout enslaved African children", and those wanting to better regulate cocoa production can drowned-out with "whatabout live-plucked Chinese geese". But they're separate issues. Cocoa specifically is being tackled by the likes of FairT...
by Marty_JG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Nahanny Down Gear
Replies: 23
Views: 3742

Cheaper Option

I've found NORTHWEST TERRITORY are comfy, sturdy, grippy, light. And cheap, about £35 on Amazon. I have the INUVIK, all-leather fully waterproof. Great for rough terrain, burns, etc., but I'll be looking to get a pair of TERRAIN, their breathable fabric version, for longer lower-level walking in a f...
by Marty_JG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Hard trekking/backpacking boots for WHW in 5 days
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Nahanny Down Gear

What I took their point to be is that if one is serious about ethical sourcing, then one should be as consistent as one can be, and also proportionate in what one targets. Fair enough. But I strongly suspect the people who care about down sourcing are also not eating veal. Nahanny themselves appear...
by Marty_JG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Nahanny Down Gear
Replies: 23
Views: 3742

Re: Nahanny Down Gear

We do tend to worry more about animals than children/exploited poor, etc. Do "we"? It's not possible - or desirable - for the EU, or a lone country, to regulate the world, even so the "FairTrade" label is a real and well-known thing, along with boycotts for example Israelis prof...
by Marty_JG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:25 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Nahanny Down Gear
Replies: 23
Views: 3742

Re: Any GPS trackers compatible with a Chromebook?

Or how about a GPS tracker on your Blackberry, e.g. RunGPS or Fitness Tracker?
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Any GPS trackers compatible with a Chromebook?
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: Any GPS trackers compatible with a Chromebook?

Garmin and TomTom are out.

How about getting a Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i, £40 reconditioned from EBay and put apps on it to be used as a dedicated GPS tracker?

PS, as a Win Phone user I feel your pain on this.
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Any GPS trackers compatible with a Chromebook?
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: Drones

It is probably a bit of a grey area but the landowner might argue that this covers it. I don't know if it would be considered as a motorised activity? It looks likely to be covered under that, and it explains why I couldn't find it: it's primary legislation enacted by the Scottish Parliament not a ...
by Marty_JG
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 15637

Re: Duncolm

Max speed 20 kph? :shock:
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Duncolm
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Drones

Jammers are already invented. You can buy them off-the-shelf (pricey!) or you can build one from a Raspberry Pi and a tin can. It's a really cool-looking project. However operating a jammer is an indictable criminal offence under Section 8 of The Wireless Telegraphy Act (2006) with a punishment of u...
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 15637

Re: Drones

Non-existence online is not the same as non-existence! I would be surprised if the NT is telling porkies. I'm not going to do the NTS's lawyers job for them: if you want to take this further, you're on your own! I agree it seems unlikely, but they have left no online trace that I have detected (I a...
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 15637
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