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General Walking Discussion / Re: How do you find your way?
« Last post by Nomad32 on Today at 02:24:52 »
Use an is map. Plan a sensible route. If you get bord of the route like I did when I wanted to walk the monsel trail then improvise with the map. Once you get the hang of it it's a doddle. If you get lost find a recognisable land mark like a hill or cave, take a baring with the compass trancefer that to the map and draw a line in the map along that baring with the baseplate lined up on the landmark then find another landmark about 30-40 left or right of that land mark. Repeat then where the lines meet is roughly your position.
I used the youtube crash course on navigation. Steve backshawl explained it well
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During the day while walking water from rivers and where ever through a sawyer mini, coffee at any break an at camp I like a cheeky bottle of rum n coke. I know it adds over 1k to my base weight but I like a luxury. By no means am I a total weight weeny.
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I like porridge with a handful of nuts an raisins or even better a handful of peanut m'n'm for breaky then a bar of what ever for a snack and graze on trail mix of nuts n raisins. For dinner on the first day I carry in chipolatas and instant mash. I have pack pasta n sauce for day two with beef jerky. Bring a reflectix pot cozy and save on gas. That thing keeps water scalding for an hour
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Gear / Re: Opinion on two different tents
« Last post by Nomad32 on Today at 00:44:53 »
Never heard of a dog tent before - but maybe a pup tent would do  :)




Seriously though, you would probably be better off with the dog in with you; they generally do not like being separated from their pack leader (you) and can be quite destructive, as marmot's post demonstrates.


Our spaniel chewed chunks out of the architrave when she was accidentally shut in a room. She comes into the tent with us and quite happily settles down on an old blanket.
You're probably right. It'll just be trial and error. Most likely we will get a 3 man tent and a blanket for the dogs.
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Photography / Re: My best pic of the day
« Last post by Mel on Today at 00:13:13 »
Cheers Ridge.
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by marmottungsten on Today at 00:10:43 »
My latest purchase is a set of sea to summit dry bags to keep my sleeping bag and down jacket dry and my gear organised. Ok now my bag has become a Russian doll of sorts but I like it.


I got myself a lightweight 100% water proof rucksack instead, so I don't need to carry the extra weight of a rucksack cover (at least 80g) or the weight of several drybags.  If you bought the lightweight set of 3 drybags (1, 2 and 4 litre) then they weigh a total of 142g...so this has reduced my base weight by nearly 250g.
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Gear / Re: Whistle?
« Last post by adalard on Today at 00:10:14 »
I agree with Mel. I think context is important here.


I'm quite sure the police wouldn't respond to a whistle in a residential or urban setting as it's been superseded by other methods and technologies, as you point out - and I suspect life is perhaps just noisier generally in populated areas than it was 60 odd years ago.


But in the hills it's a different matter. And I'd certainly expect MRT to be aware of the whistle even if casual walkers weren't.
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Scotland / Re: TR Eastern Cairngorms.
« Last post by richardh1905 on Today at 00:06:11 »
Particularly like the coire an dubh lochan photo Owen; gives a good sense of the vastness of the Cairngorms.
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Gear / Re: Opinion on two different tents
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 23:52:44 »
Never heard of a dog tent before - but maybe a pup tent would do  :)




Seriously though, you would probably be better off with the dog in with you; they generally do not like being separated from their pack leader (you) and can be quite destructive, as marmot's post demonstrates.


Our spaniel chewed chunks out of the architrave when she was accidentally shut in a room. She comes into the tent with us and quite happily settles down on an old blanket.
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Gear / Re: The truth about single skin / hybrid tents
« Last post by marmottungsten on Yesterday at 23:47:08 »
;D

How they did that without laughing is beyond me  :)


Apparently it was never supposed to be seen outside of the ITV as it was made for an internal gathering of ITV executives and staff...Luckily for us, it somehow got released.  ;D 
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