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Re: Winter cooking stove

Speedster stoves are mega cheap and really good, I started off using them, have then moved onto gas, but will still use them now and again. If a gas canister is low, it'll struggle in the cold even more.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Winter cooking stove
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent

Second i don't like using walking poles (i do realise for certain walks they are a necessity) have never got on with them so would prefer a two skin poled tent. The scarp is two skinned pole tent, it doesn't use walking poles. I'm a bit of an MSR fanboy these days, have a Freelite 1 for summer use,...
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent

In any of those types of tents I've had, that's a 10 second job, whip the pole out, leave everything else as it is.

Not an issue.
by AyrshireAlps
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Looking to buy a new 2 man tent
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Lanshan; a question.

I've a few of the wee spouted end dental syringes, quite handy for doing it, if ye want one ping me a message and I'll send you one over, no bother
by AyrshireAlps
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lanshan; a question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Lanshan; a question.

Which is all very well, but where are all these outdoor shops that have tents up to look at?....
by AyrshireAlps
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lanshan; a question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Lanshan; a question.

My Lanshan 2 didn't come with a syringe either, but it definitely hadn't been taped or sealed. If they've started doing it now, ideal, will be fairly easy to tell by looking at it.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lanshan; a question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Pacer Poles

Spring loaded poles are dung IMO.

That's good the poles are allowing her to get out again, pacer poles have been about for ages, I've never fancied them tbh, I like the flexibility of positions that my standard poles give me tbh.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pacer Poles
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Lanshan; a question.

K Armstrong wrote:I think it's only the single skinned 'Pro' versions that need to be seam sealed: the flysheets on the versions with the separate inners are made of a different material and are good to go out of the factory.


No, they (3FUL) all need done, it's a cost saving that many tent manufacturers do tbh.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lanshan; a question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Scottish highlands long distance paths - recommendation?

Have a look at folks TGO challenge routes, some belters available online. Not waymarked, but CWT isn't either.

I reckon a few days from either end of the cairngorms, doing a loop taking the lairig ghru and then lairig an laiogh would be brilliant.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish highlands long distance paths - recommendation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Newbie with sore legs and feet

Aye, that's my thoughts too. Particularly if you're only loading up, say, twice a month through winter, never really doing it often enough to get used to it.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie with sore legs and feet
Replies: 31
Views: 2417

Re: Newbie with sore legs and feet

No amount of stretching or compression socks will sort your issue, basically every time you climb a munro, you're shocking your major muscles. You will get better with time, but you can also accelerate this by doing some specific exercises. Squats and Lunges are your friends, and once you're comfort...
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie with sore legs and feet
Replies: 31
Views: 2417

Re: Stop water course pollution by water companies

Not just water companies either, farm run off is still ridiculous, my local wee burn is basically dead. SEPA tell me it's 'natural eutrification', the jokers.
by AyrshireAlps
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stop water course pollution by water companies
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands

Or Lamlash if Brodick's accommodation is sold out.
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Lamlash has better pubs, Brodick has walking from the door. Tough choice. 😆
by AyrshireAlps
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands

Brodick. :clap:
by AyrshireAlps
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Garmin inReach Mini


Without tracking points no one knows your location.


Simply not true.

Who said I have it at the bottom of my bag? Tbh it doesn't even need a clear view of the sky, my wife can see where I am if I have it in my hip pocket.
by AyrshireAlps
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin inReach Mini
Replies: 26
Views: 1431
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