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Gear / Re: Stoves
« Last post by Jim Parkin on Yesterday at 22:25:54 »
There's Trangia Mini too, you get burner and holder as well as a small pan and a small non-stick frying pan.


If you go gas, I would get a large mug/pot, and boil directly in that.


Avoid wood burners, it sounds great in theory, but the practicalities of finding burnable material in our wet environment makes it unrealistic.
I have a Trangia Mini (also known as Trangia 28 - probably because those zany Swedes have larger numbers for smaller stoves) and it does indeed have a nice pot and pan, and a lightweight pan gripper.  However the potstand and supposed windshield is pretty rubbish as a windshield. 
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Gear / Re: Insole recommendatio
« Last post by hawthornpaul on Yesterday at 22:13:24 »
If you don't have any success with Brasher, look at Sorbothane insoles - Cush N Step, Double Strike and Sorbo Pro are thick and very comfortable.  (Not Full Strike though as they are quite thin.)
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Scotland / Re: TRs - Orkney
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 21:28:53 »

Thanks pdstsp.


May and June are the best months - wild flowers at their best, very long days, birds nesting - and there's a folk festival on in late May, if you are into that kind of thing.
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Lake District / Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Last post by jontea on Yesterday at 21:15:53 »
Great photos Karl, it looked a superb day, brought back great memories from when I did this route in similar conditions..........although I got a speeding fine that day and four hours on a speed awareness course  ::)


I too should have been in the Lakes but for the weather forecast  :(
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Gear / Re: Winter camping
« Last post by KimE on Yesterday at 21:13:25 »

Wintertents should have flysheet all the way to the ground so snow cant get blown under it. Some tents have stormflaps which you can pack snow on to get it tight. Tent poles a little thicker than on a summer tent ex. DAC 10mm. No you cant have it so much warmer on the inside of the tent because you need good ventilation to get moist out so it dont stays frosen on the inside. In a tipitent can you have a heater/stove or open fire.


Yes you can have 5 seasons the Samis have 8 tree of them are winter.


I use my spring-autumn tent even in the winter its not perfect but it works.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by jimbob on Yesterday at 21:09:19 »
Dropping!  Dripping! You from the landed cases are you. Most we got ws a look at the lard and a lick of the crust.
I had forgotten about scran.

Turns out Snap is named after the tins that people (especially pitman) used to keep their food clean. They had snap on lids.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by Ridge on Yesterday at 21:03:23 »
Originally from South Yorkshire I recognise snap and pack-up but have never heard jock.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by Pitboot on Yesterday at 20:56:34 »
I have a 'leg' of the family from South Yorkshire and as well as snap, I've heard 'jock' used.
I think the miners used to take a jock tin darn pit !


The term 'pack up' is always used by Mrs I. She is from a more urban area of West Yorkshire (  :knuppel2:  ) and it is purely a term for snap and not a full blown picnic.
On the other hand I'm from very West Yorkshire (i.e. not central West Yorkshire - there is a difference): Calderdale - and we were so poor, we didn't have any snap/jock/shim shams/pack up/luncheon/bait or piece   ;D  Luxury !




We got a piece of stale bread, with some dripping, if we were lucky! :'(
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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by Pitboot on Yesterday at 20:54:54 »
Scran. Don't know if the Bootnecks claim that one but in my service years from 1973 this is the term we used for a meal or snack taken in the field. You don't take a hamper in a tank or helicopter, well officers might but not us troopers.
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Wales / Re: A Cwm Eigiau Special - Bead Early Totally Wrecked
« Last post by Dyffryn Ardudwy on Yesterday at 20:21:18 »
Its a great workout for the legs. but when its impossible to find an easier alternative route, you have just got to soldier on , and see how far you can go, in the available time.
Last year, i managed to reach the lower ridge from the car park, in just under the hour, its an easy approach to the higher Cardeddau, in good weather.
Nearly three hours for nearly the same distance, and feeling like i had walked all day.
Walking in heavy snow, wading in knee deep stuff, is very tiring work, much prefer the summer months, you can then walk until your legs drop off.

The views this afternoon were pretty good, heavy snow or rain clouds bucketing it down miles away, but little windchill and fairly mild conditions.

See you later in the year.
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