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Re: Paramo v Goretex

I just want to say thanks to this thread. I hadn't heard of Paramo before. As I've already said, I got my cheap Gore Tex together already, a necessity as I'm also buying lightweight non-car camping kit simultaneously. But in the future as & when I upgrade to specialised kit I'm definitely going ...
by Marty_JG
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo v Goretex
Replies: 34
Views: 16562

Re: Us Or The States????

I agree about the human element, I was going to post something like it, but in Scotland/rUK you get neolithic standing stones, crumbling castles and abbeys or the ruins thereof, endless older buildings. Personally I don't mind the cairns but others debate that. The USA has a few built-over native hu...
by Marty_JG
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Us Or The States????
Replies: 25
Views: 4858

Re: Us Or The States????

Some of the best days -out, sure. Some of the most accessible amazing scenery. But also heavily used. The USA and Canada have some vast ranges. Magnificent, brutal, dodge-the-bear scenery where you can hike for a month and never see another human. And diversity too: snow-capped Rockies to Death Vall...
by Marty_JG
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Us Or The States????
Replies: 25
Views: 4858

Re: Paramo v Goretex

Sounds like the incident you described relied on witnesses, without them she's have been unconscious in the cold regardless of her clothing. As I say, if it's an issue for you then you can put a high viz vest on top, they're a couple of quid and shouldn't affect your walking performance. That applie...
by Marty_JG
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo v Goretex
Replies: 34
Views: 16562

Re: Paramo v Goretex

Nothing like head to toe camo to assist a mountain rescue team should they ever need to find you. Don't all rescue helicopters these days have FLIR (forward-looking infrared) thermal imaging cameras? And I certainly carry a sturdy flash-capable lantern. But if it's an issue just stick a high-viz on...
by Marty_JG
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo v Goretex
Replies: 34
Views: 16562

Re: Paramo v Goretex

I went for Gore Tex as I don't have a lot of money to burn. Army surplus Grade 1 (faultless) Gore Tex jacket & trousers for a tenner each; gaiter pair, hat and mitten pair a fiver each. Full-on head to toe to hand protection for under £40. Got unissued Softpak trousers & jacket too for winte...
by Marty_JG
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Paramo v Goretex
Replies: 34
Views: 16562

Re: Skye - Inaccessible Pinnacle 21/5/17

Yes!
by Marty_JG
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:52 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Skye - Inaccessible Pinnacle 21/5/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: Bespoke Transport

I think the idea has merit but I suspect the logistics would be the problem.
by Marty_JG
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bespoke Transport
Replies: 19
Views: 3547

Re: Problems to pitch the tent (Wild Country Zephyros 1)

I don't know the tent, but as a quick-drop in of ideas the 2016 picture of it pitched, I'd move the end guys out far further and try to keep the tent's ridgeline going rather than dropping the angle as it currently is. You can see the guy tensioners are getting on to being 60% up the line and that's...
by Marty_JG
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Problems to pitch the tent (Wild Country Zephyros 1)
Replies: 22
Views: 15085

Re: Ben Lomond circuit

Nice pics, nice to see the Ptarmigan route in photos. Thanks!
by Marty_JG
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lomond circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Re: Editing a GPX file

That makes sense.

The freebie Garmin maps are why I mentioned Talky Toaster's site. They're pretty good.
by Marty_JG
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Editing a GPX file
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: West Highland Way - Tue 4 October 2016

Aggg, not quite this time!! I'm looking to do it wildcamp style in November-or-so.

Good luck with the trip, plenty of photos & a trip report please!
by Marty_JG
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: West Highland Way - Tue 4 October 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Editing a GPX file

Gmap files? Img files? I'm confused - but also new to this so be gentle with me! I thought you wanted to edit GPX files? In BaseCamp: Click on My Collection in Library (top left in BaseCamp) MENU: File -> Import into My Collection (that includes GPX files) Once edited, select the route and MENU: Fil...
by Marty_JG
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Editing a GPX file
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: Editing a GPX file

I agree you definitely need to use a PC to edit your GPX files! Unless I have this very wrong, and if I do I apologise, but I don't think you need a Garmin unit to get Basecamp to work. I installed it recently, from a download, but I don't recall it needing a Garmin GPS unit to activate. Perhaps try...
by Marty_JG
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Editing a GPX file
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: Beinn A'Chrulaiste, Wild camp + Glencoe Miky Way!

Fantastic photographs, really wish I had those skills.

All I have at the moment is a cheap "happy snapper" Lumix type camera. Could you recommend a cheap "starter" camera, as light as possible, to get started? Probably want the option of some focus but also a wider shot.
by Marty_JG
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn A'Chrulaiste, Wild camp + Glencoe Miky Way!
Replies: 8
Views: 5278
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