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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by Pitboot on Today 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 Today 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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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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Wales / Re: A Cwm Eigiau Special - Bead Early Totally Wrecked
« Last post by vghikers on Today at 20:12:11 »
Crikey, I didn't think the snowfall had been nearly that heavy.
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We only managed around 7miles, as we had intended to make for Foel Grach and the Central Carneddau ridge, but it was very slow going, with the drifts several feet deep in certain parts, and wading through thick snow, is so tiring.
Incredibly tiring. Years ago we set off up Aran Benllyn in deep snow and never made it to the top, we covered 3 miles and gave up, pitched the tent and called it a day, descending the next morning.
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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 !
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Lovely photos April    :)    I walked to Cawfields Quarry as an out and back along Hadrian's Wall from Walltown and really enjoyed it
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General Walking Discussion / Re: A sandwich by any other name....
« Last post by vghikers on Today at 19:57:15 »
In the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, sandwiches were often called 'pieces', as in 'a piece of jam' = a jam butty.
A common general term for your packed lunch, sandwiches or otherwise, was your 'snapping'.
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Lake District / Re: 20th Jan- Greenburn round
« Last post by henryb on Today at 19:38:30 »
Great photos O0  Have done that round myself :)
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Lake District / Re: It's here... again
« Last post by henryb on Today at 19:35:32 »
Fantastic photos O0
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Gear / Re: Stoves
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 19:31:49 »
HI Richard. As stated pros and cons. Unless you want a Darwin award you couldn't use your kit inside your tent should the need arise.
I am sort of tempted to buy it to use mainly as a water flask with a couple of heat packs for emergency use. I tend to eat a hot meal in a pub or cafe and breakfast bars , scotch eggs and pork pies for all other meals.  I don't carry a stove. But then again I only go into the deep wilderness for a couple of days at most. I usually walk well beaten routes, I have found most lead to a pub somewhere.
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