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Gear / Re: Whistle?
« Last post by Deolman on Today at 05:27:48 »
I have a rucksack with the same information. It would be good if all rucksack manufacturers did the same.
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Gear / Problem with boots.
« Last post by Whatsisface on Today at 01:12:40 »
Don't know if anyone can advise or has the same problem. I have had a pair of Brasher Hillmasters for quite a while now, the problem being that after a few miles of walking, the sole of my foot gets uncomfortably sore at around where my toes join my foot. I have been putting up with it so far. Anyway, a while ago I decided i needed new boots so ended up with a new pair of Hillmasters. I very quickly developed blisters with these new boots in the aforementioned area of my feet. Upon examination of the boots, the curve of the sole on the new ones was noticeably greater than on the old. This leads me to think the curve of the sole is the culprit. To add to this, as an experiment I walked one of my regular routes in my walking shoes that have only a slight curve to the sole, and there was a great improvement, there being little if any discomfort.


Does anyone know of walking boots or shoes with no or minimal curve to the sole?
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Welcome / Re: Hi everyone from Sunderland
« Last post by dittzzy on Yesterday at 23:02:54 »
Welcome from North Yorkshire.  Ditto what tom said.   O0 O0
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Welcome / Re: Hi everyone from Sunderland
« Last post by tom83 on Yesterday at 22:59:39 »
Hello and welcome from West Lancs.


Good luck on Friday  O0
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Welcome / Re: Hello from me
« Last post by tom83 on Yesterday at 22:57:37 »
Hi from West Lancs  O0
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Photography / Re: My best pic of the day
« Last post by tom83 on Yesterday at 22:55:48 »
The view from the bottom of my garden this evening.


Taken on my phone so you can't make out the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District or Barrow, still its a good view.
 
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Welcome / Re: Hello from me
« Last post by dittzzy on Yesterday at 22:44:42 »
Hi Matt.

Welcome from up in Sunny Yorkshire.
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Photography / Re: My best pic of the day
« Last post by dittzzy on Yesterday at 22:40:02 »
Excellent pix Mel.  How cool that you get to see them so close, and you'll be able to watch them grow.  Awesome.  O0 O0
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Gear / Re: Whistle?
« Last post by dittzzy on Yesterday at 22:37:17 »
As I understand it six short blasts of the whistle followed by a minutes rest. The response from someone hearing it is three blasts. Had to use mine to direct a paramedic to my location in the middle of a field following a suspected heart attack.  I also understand, and correct me if I am wrong, that there are international recognised hand signals to communicate with rescue helicopters. Arms stretched upwards in a ‘V’ shape indicating ‘Yes’ I need assistance and raise your right arm up at 45 degrees and the left arm down at 45 degrees to signal that you do not need assistance.
According to the instructions on the inside of the top flap of my Alpine Pro rucksack, you are absolutely right Deolman.  It also gives me the emergency numbers for several countries (Europe, USA etc.). 

(Just hope I have it with me when I need it.  It's got me whistle and me torch as well!)
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Mileage 2018
« Last post by madame cholet on Yesterday at 22:23:26 »
                                  Target            Mileage to date
Ridge                     520                   319
Hillhiker1               1000                419.8
Mel                        365                   163.3
Jac                         0                       436
walking pole            500                  14
April                       0                     429.1
beefy                      0                     742.7
John Walker            250               151
Steve922               1000                278
Slogger                  1,000              316
annknee                 1,000              101.1
fitoldbird                 1.000            456
Gadabout Bounder   0                  113
daisy+dogs             250                114.9
RogerA                   1000              219
scottk                     1000               940
R.B.W                     0                   102.5
Seferix                   250                103
AFANASIEW       500                506
Madame Cholet                           715
Doddy                    0                    279

         
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