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Gear / Re: Tent Comparisons
« Last post by alan de enfield on Today at 18:51:47 »

With me and my gear, I find bulk worse than the weight.
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This rucksack's side pockets are almost useless if you want to use them once you've already stuffed the main compartment (my biggest gripe with the thing.)
T


Completely agree re 'Bulk' and whilst I understand what you are saying about the side pockets I have 'loads' in them


RH Side                                                                       LH Side
 1st Aid Kit + Roll Zinc-Oxide Tape                            Saucepan/Frying Pan & Contents
Cash                                                                            Stove ‘Stand’ & Adapter
Mini GPS                                                                    Gas Stove & 220g Cartridge 
Toilet Paper                                                                 Folding Steel Cup (250ml)
Wood Stove (c/w Kindling)                                        Gas Lantern + USB Bendy Light
2x Green Big Bin bags                                                2x Stainless Steel Bowls
                                                                                    Rain Hat,
                                                                                    9 Mts. Paracord


(The 1st aid kit, tablets & 'bits & bobs' are in a 1 litre ice cream tub)


The main part of the bag is 'stuffed' pretty tightly with the sleeping bag, sleeping mat, clothing and Down Jacket 'behind' the side pockets.
What I do find difficult to access / use is the little 'pockets' below the main side pockets - almost impossible to get anything out of them without emptying the big-side pockets.
 
 
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One of my climbing partners prepared for a successful Everest ascent by training on the steps of a tower block in St Louis.
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Rest of England / Yorks/Lincs Walk
« Last post by Lee in Doncaster on Today at 18:03:42 »
Today's walk:


http://peakwalking.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/thorne-stainforth-and-keadby-canal.html


Travelling north to reach a Midlands county...that's the deep south of Yorkshire for you.
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Gear / Re: Tent Comparisons
« Last post by Dan1902 on Today at 18:01:07 »
With me and my gear, I find bulk worse than the weight.
I also have a Berghaus Trailhead 65 rucksack and my kit would all fit in but was so tight and proper rammed, especially now as I would take some camera gear.
This rucksack's side pockets are almost useless if you want to use them once you've already stuffed the main compartment (my biggest gripe with the thing.)
This included carrying our 3 man tent weighing in at just under 3kg (for 2 of us.) I changed to a lighter less bulky sleeping pad and a down quilt and also a down jacket (from synthetic) for when at camp or stopping for a break. This all compresses down so much better and it made a huge difference. My OH refuses to change from her synthetic fill Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 sleeping bag but she's the one who had to carry it!
Our kit weighs in at 13-14kg give or take.
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Lake District / Re: TR Wild Camp on Silver How Sat 17 to Sun 18 Feb 18
« Last post by April on Today at 17:48:43 »
Thanks Annejacko  :)
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Mileage 2018
« Last post by April on Today at 17:47:35 »
                    Target       Miles walked so far
Ridge               520                80.4
Hillhiker1        1000              103.1
Mel                  365                43.2
Jac                       0               118.1
walking pole      500                14
april                     0                145.2
beefy                   0                243.6
John Walker      250                23.8
Steve922         1000               120
Slogger           1,000               88
annknee          1,000              101.1
fitoldbird          1.000              140
Gadabout Bounder   0             113
daisy+dogs        250               63
RogerA             1000              147
scottk               1000              275


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South West England / Re: The must sees/walks of Exmoor National Park
« Last post by Dan1902 on Today at 17:42:24 »
This is quite helpful as I'd been planning my next wild camp and had Exmoor in mind, taking in Dunkery Beacon. Not been to the area before and
Just sorting out my route on the OS map.
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Gear / Tarptent Statospire 2 for sale
« Last post by coby on Today at 17:40:18 »

Hello all.


I'm selling my Tarptent Stratospire 2. The tent is in great condition purchased and used for 2 night camping in Glencoe 2015, it was seam sealed by Henry at the Factory. I've got it on fleabay if anyone's interested[/font] at having a look at it.
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The North Norfolk coast area is not flat , it is undulating and it’s easy to clock up 1000 feet of ascent on a 12 mile walk. Better than nothing. I managed to keep myself fit enough for the Lake District and the GR10 along the Pyrenees during the 12 years I lived there.
Find a small hill and do repetitions is another option.
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Gear / Customer service
« Last post by coby on Today at 17:33:56 »

Hello all,




I would like to shout out to all retailers who go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. I recently ordered a titanium wind shield from Scramble  for my spider kovea stove. There was an issue with the finish of the product and when i contacted Scramble not only did they replace the wind shield the sent me a rather nice red balaclava....anyone else had recent excellent customer service they wish to share.
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