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I wonder, do fish eat spam?
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International / Re: Portuguese Camino starting September 2018
« Last post by peterjohn42 on Today at 14:02:09 »
Thanks Jon for that info but I did get that book 2days ago from Amazon, that range of books by John Brierley are brilliant, easy to follow and lots of useful information.
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Gear / Re: Lifesystems light and dry survival bivi, good choice?
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 13:56:57 »
Hi Twiggy, I believe they are meant purely for emergencies. No breathability whatsoever. Not very strong material. You may find that by day 3 your sleeping bag is soaking and the bag is punctured/ripped in may places. I once mentioned these to a walking companion of many years army experience and he said that a doubled up wheelie bin liner was probably just as good, with the bonus that they can act as a ruckus liner when walking.
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Gear / Re: Budget Ultralight Rain Kilt Anyone?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 12:28:14 »
To Lemmy. I hope you don't mind me asking but is your photo a picture of you, or is it the picture of the pop star who died a way back?
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Gear / Re: Budget Ultralight Rain Kilt Anyone?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 12:24:30 »
Thanks Kinkyboots. I decided to buy a rainskirt from aliexpress. The cheapest other rainskirt I can see on line is just over £22. It could be useful as a spare, or if the waterproof marial is fine I might be able to adapt it to my specification? A very good price!
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This is the book you'll need.

Jon.
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Gear / Re: Women’s Summer Trousers
« Last post by Islandplodder on Today at 12:10:59 »

I've got some Rab helix I find really comfortable, and very lightweight and easy to squash into a bag when travelling.

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Gear / Re: Lifesystems light and dry survival bivi, good choice?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 12:08:31 »
I bought the small Alpkit tarp, well made and practical to use.
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Sure, another 1 post wonder, but it is a topic that seems to have generated quite a bit of interest, and one or two useful comments.
I do a fair bit of walking solo, and have been surprised how often I've been asked if I'm not nervous, so perhaps it has provided some help and reassurance to other people going down that route.
And it didn't look as if they were trying to sell us anything.
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When my daughter was to young for the Hogmanay horoyallies we tend to get up here she and her friends used to go up the hill behind the house (not high, but very good view to effort ratio) to see the new year in, then come home for hot chocolate and a girlie sleepover.  It was fine until her big brother and his friends went up a bit earlier and hid behind a rock to give them a surprise.....

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