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Gear / Which Jacket for my husband?
« Last post by winterrose on Today at 11:56:50 »

My husband (38yrs) has a NorthFace one at the moment. Its old and on its last legs. Served well over 5yrs though. I would like to gift him a new jacket. He prefers downs.


We are moving to Canada next year. Is it wise to pick a cheap one now and get something more suitable once we get there?  or just get a good one here straightaway?


Budget - under 200 ideally. But can go to 250 for the right jacket.


Style: He likes something like Arcteryx Cerium LT hoody. Insulated jackets with wide stripes.


Any recommendations?


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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by barewirewalker on Today at 11:45:53 »
Filled in but I hope Anna does not find my entries flippant, perhaps the first entry will be the clue the almost totally negative tone of my replies. I wish her luck with her project and fall in with supportive nature of previous posts.

As an afterthought her reference to 'Stakeholders' have might caused a bit confusion on a Walking site, it may even be seen as a sore point, given the totally useless contribution the much vaunted stakeholders have made to the Lost ways project. Or perhaps not, we have probably all forgotten about it.
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Gear / Re: Liner socks? Are they real?
« Last post by sussamb on Today at 11:14:21 »
The issue with just wearing two pairs of normal socks, is that both socks are not stitched together, thus allowing possibly a poorly fitting sock to rub inside the other and cause blisters.


Again DA you're spouting rubbish.  The whole point of liner socks is that one can rub against the other!  The inner one sticks to your foot while the outer one sticks to your boot.  Any rubbing is between the two sock layers.  This prevents hot spots and blisters on your feet.  Having used this method for around 50 years I guarantee it works  O0
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Gear / Re: Liner socks? Are they real?
« Last post by Dyffryn Ardudwy on Today at 10:35:57 »
1000Mile socks, have a specific walking related product.
A far thicker sock with one of their thiner socks built in, so you could describe them as having an inner liner.
If their as good as their running socks, they should be brilliant for general walking.

I used to wear their thiner twin skin socks years ago, whilst competing in various Challenge events, and it was rare for me to get any blisters.

The issue with just wearing two pairs of normal socks, is that both socks are not stitched together, thus allowing possibly a poorly fitting sock to rub inside the other and cause blisters.

At around a tenner a pair 1000mile socks are good value, but ive not tried any of their walking ones, so cannot really say how good they are.
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Yorkshire Dales & Moors / Nuttalls Chapter 12 with children
« Last post by Donpeblo on Today at 09:30:18 »
Hi All,

Will be in area next weekend for Yarndale (Saturday) but have organised with the wife and kids to go walking on the Sunday :)

We will be based in Giggleswick which means the following hills are on my immediate radar:

Group 1
Pen-y-gent
Plover Hill

Group 2
Darnbrook Fell (+South top)
Fountains Fell

I am not overly familair with the area but am working my way through the Nuttalls. Does anyone know if are any good routes that would suit kids (9 & 7yrs old) and still getting into Hill Walking for these hills? GR for a start point & rough route should do. Of course any tips are very welcome.

Thanks
Donpeblo

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Peak District / Re: Totley to Baslow
« Last post by richardh1905 on Today at 08:34:37 »

Yes...but because they're so wide apart they're not particularly dangerous.



Don't underestimate them - Highland cattle have been known to kill in defence of their young.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by Hillhiker1 on Today at 01:56:38 »
Aye, fair point Ridge, duly completed. O0
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Last post by BuzyG on Yesterday at 23:21:43 »
Out on Dartmoor again today. 13 miles with the walking group, around Staple tor to Peter tavy area.  Rubbish weather to start.  Really quite cold.  Then the sun came out after lunch, every thing dryed out and all was good with the world.  Enjoying the fitness benefits from the Lake district walks too.  Dartmoor is suddenly a lot flatter than it was. O0
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Gear / Re: map ownership
« Last post by sussamb on Yesterday at 20:44:18 »
Same with the GPS, I have the Garmin Montana 600 which works off the American GPS system. Just after I got it they brought out the 601 which will work off the Russian system as well as the American one.

Yep, my Montana does that (uses GPS and GLONASS) but I see no discernible difference in accuracy over my Etrex 20 (which is just GPS) so don't lose sleep over it (as if you would)  ;)
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General Walking Discussion / Re: GCSE DT SURVEY
« Last post by Jim Parkin on Yesterday at 20:31:31 »
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