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Gear / Re: Chinese Import Down Sleeping Bags..Anyone used them?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 22:05:25 »
I notice Berghaus only started using RDS certified last year. And given about 80% of the world's down comes from China, apparently, I'm guessing a lot of us have been buying potentially unethically produced down for many years. Not that that is a reason to continue doing it of course. I'll be honest and say it never even occurred to me when I bought my Aegismax bag. I'd always assumed they just plucked dead geese.
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 21:57:04 »
Neilc, rum does not ruin anything! In fact it should be an essential and does not even count towards your total pack weight. the preferred rum for hiking is Woods.  O0


I agree on both fronts. And of course Woods is ideal for the weight-conscious as it's alcohol:gram ratio is high  ;D
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Good evening all!


I made a post in the Peak District section the other day but didn't get too far, so I'm widening the net! Apologies for not posting under a region specific forum, this covers multiple regions. I've used the magic of the Internet to find out how far we can comfortably travel in the car:





My father and I are looking for somewhere that we can park up and leave the car, then have a relatively easy walk for 60-90 minutes, and reach somewhere secluded away from the trails for us to pitch our tent overnight to enjoy the peace and quiet and nature away from other folks, trails and such. Maybe somewhere under cover of trees? That sounds lovely! Next morning we'll pack up and leave as we found, and head back to the car.


Anyone have any ideas on locations?


My dad and I have never gone camping together and we won't have many more years to do so. Thanks for the help! :)
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by Sloth on Today at 21:55:28 »
Neilc, rum does not ruin anything! In fact it should be an essential and does not even count towards your total pack weight. the preferred rum for hiking is Woods.  O0
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 21:36:42 »
My stove, SnowPeak Gigapower, is 110g. Plus gas cartridge of course*.
But my 550ml (~ 1 pint) titanium pot & lid is 79g, which is less than the weight of the Optimus windshield @ 87g!

*Anyone else noticed that there's less gas in them now, 230g when it used to be 250g?
I always used to have a bit of gas left at the end of my 3-4 day trips, but last one I almost ran out.


The stove itself is 29g. And the 1 litre pot set cost 8 off ebay so not gonna be the lightest thing. But it is super cheap and the setup is windproof and the lid serves as a cup/bowl. I got sick of trying to come up with foil windshields etc and decided it was worth a few ounces to not have to think about the wind anymore. I'm too tight to pay for titanium pots and stuff. The only time those sorts of things come my way is birthdays so maybe one will turn up one day!

I tend to use the 100g canisters and they do me for 3 days - just.

I try to cut the weight etc and then ruin it all by carrying a bottle of rum or wine anyway!
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Lake District / Re: VR - wild camp near Barf summit
« Last post by jethro10 on Today at 21:06:12 »
So there's no seat at Lords seat-i think someone added it on open street map for a laugh.
My wife thinks it's funny every time we go there to dance round the iron bar there in your vid and say she's a pole dancer.
There's often those mushrooms up there, bright red, look gorgeous, unlike that bag full of pee.
Lords seat is the windiest place I've ever been. Only place I've ever lost something due to the wind-on more than one occasion.
J
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by fernman on Today at 20:39:11 »
I think the weight is OK. Total weight of stove is c.320g including the cooking pot. Compared with a Brukit at about 460g it seems fair, albeit not as good.,

My stove, SnowPeak Gigapower, is 110g. Plus gas cartridge of course*.
But my 550ml (~ 1 pint) titanium pot & lid is 79g, which is less than the weight of the Optimus windshield @ 87g!

*Anyone else noticed that there's less gas in them now, 230g when it used to be 250g?
I always used to have a bit of gas left at the end of my 3-4 day trips, but last one I almost ran out.
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Lake District / Re: VR - wild camp near Barf summit
« Last post by Welsh Rambler on Today at 20:11:12 »
The videos get better and better, well done Beefy  O0  Fantastic scenery and lovely cloud effects.


Presume you didn't have the red capped mushrooms for breakfast.



Did Aunty Muriel tag along this time ?  :D


Regards Keith
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Lake District / Re: VR - wild camp near Barf summit
« Last post by Dovegirl on Today at 19:36:00 »
Very enjoyable video beefy    :)    Stunning views and time lapses   
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Complications? Medication.
« Last post by pauldawes on Today at 19:35:10 »
Good luck. We all know just how fraught these health issues are, till they are sorted.


Incidentally, I hadn't realised until fairly recently how "tooth issues"  can be closely linked to other health issues. (A relative couldn't have a major op until a long standing wisdom tooth problem was sorted.)
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