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General Walking Discussion / Re: Boggy soggy ground - what to do?
« Last post by Strider on Today at 01:25:05 »

Good man.  Nice of you to offer Strider  ;)

I'm taller than most of my regular walking group, so they often let me go first on the grounds that if I disappear up to my eyebrows they've got no chance  :P

What they don't take into account is that I'm also lighter than most of them. Ha!
 
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Gear / Re: Lifesystems light and dry survival bivi, good choice?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 00:37:41 »
Looks like a reasonable upgrade the classic orange bag. Lighter and probably a bit warmer, albeit more fragile.
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Wales / Re: Tryfan
« Last post by gary m on Yesterday at 22:07:05 »
The north ridge is a great scramble. But i would never take anyone up that route
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Gear / Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Last post by jontea on Yesterday at 21:43:58 »
I carry maps (in rucksack) have Garmin GPS, but to be honest, in the last couple of years I've used my IPhone6s more and more for navigating. Using 'Outdoor GPS' it's just so easy to see, zoom in and out to see the wider area.
So the mobi has a yes from me  O0
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Gear / Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Last post by Lemmy on Yesterday at 20:36:15 »
I'm a proud dumphone owner so can't really advise on the efficacy of smartphones for nav purposes.  Maps and Garmin for me too.
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Gear / Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Last post by jimbob on Yesterday at 20:16:42 »
Smartphone that use,  say Viewranger, are really cheap in supermarkets.[sub 30 ] Don't even need a sim. I use one of those as back up to my cheap EBOG Etrex. My compass and maps stay in my bag.  Map readers are aware that it is just as easy to mislay a compass as it is to mislay a phone, surely?

Wainwright never used a compass. Nuff said.
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Gear / Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Last post by sussamb on Yesterday at 19:52:21 »
losing my phone is what i'm concerned about, it's the only variable that i cant de-risk.  but then i buy a 500 gps and i will feel that i should use that instead.


I would never spend that amount on a GPS.  My Etrex cost around 120.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Boggy soggy ground - what to do?
« Last post by Oldtramp on Yesterday at 19:30:50 »
The best method of navigating a bog, however,  is to let someone else go first........ 


The hazard with that is that there's a terrible tendency to follow the man in front and then, when you're half way across, you realise he hasn't the slightest idea about navigating bogs and swamps .
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Gear / Re: smartphone/GPS/map
« Last post by Mel on Yesterday at 19:12:33 »

frustin - if you can't print, Ordnance Survey do a grand range of paper maps.  They can be bought a little cheaper here:


https://dash4it.co.uk/ordnance-survey-maps/series/explorer.html


Hope this helps  :)
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Boggy soggy ground - what to do?
« Last post by Mel on Yesterday at 19:06:59 »
The best method of navigating a bog, however,  is to let someone else go first........  ;)


Good man.  Nice of you to offer Strider  ;)
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