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General Walking Discussion / Re: leaving the comfort behind
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 00:21:04 »


There will be others on here, who like me had that as a way of life for 22 plus years of our lives in return for the Queen's shilling


Indeed, Aunty Betty had a wicked sense of timing too when she decided to offer you another "opportunity" for new and interesting experiences.
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Best Long Distance Path....
« Last post by Snowman on Yesterday at 23:38:27 »
I walked the Two Moors Way with Jodie, a GSD (oh yes, and one of my mates as well).   Her problem was sheep which wasn't a problem until the middle of Exmoor, but we got away with that one.   We also lost her for a while when we rounded a corner on a lane in 'middle' Devon and found ourselves face to face with a stag.    She wasn't vicious though and never hurt anything, my concern was always that the animal might be bothered.


There aren't many cows on Dartmoor and Exmoor, but I think what I'm getting at is that if you take a dog on a LDP, there is always a risk that it will chase something.   You just need to mitigate the risk.


But the other side of the coin is that a dog can be a wonderful walking partner.


BTW, as with your situation Jodie wasn't my dog either.   She belonged to a very good friend who understood that when she went walking with me, for her it was like two weeks in Barbados for him.   Despite the occasional scare, I wouldn't have missed it though.
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I always wear liner socks, mine are Bridgedale with their 'light hiker' socks on top.   That seems to stop th blisters since I don't suffer from them any more.   When I stop for the night, whether it's a tent, a hostel, a B&B or a pub, I put on a pair of sandals to allow my feet to breathe (mine are Teva).  Barefoot would be nice but there's the risk of damage if you're out, sharp rock edges, glass etc., plus the pubs don't always like 'old hippies' wandering about with no shoes on  :)
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General Walking Discussion / Re: leaving the comfort behind
« Last post by DK on Yesterday at 23:12:21 »
Hey,
Have you had the cope with leaving your comfort zone and comfort lifestyle, and undertake a several weeks (/months) trek?
It's kind of hard accepting that you'll give up some of the food you love, your home habits, sleeping in your bed...
I'd love to hear about it from you 



There will be others on here, who like me had that as a way of life for 22 plus years of our lives in return for the Queen's shilling
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I dislike plantations, the sooner they are stripped and replanted with mixed planting the better. I would rather see the stumps and the views than walk through the barren depths of over planted spruce.


But that's just my opinion, I can see that not everyone would feel the same.
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Gear / Re: Water Filtration - Sawyer Mini or LifeStraw Go ??
« Last post by buzzard on Yesterday at 22:15:21 »
Are you sure the sawyer in the picture with the new seal is a mini because those seals have been used in the larger sawyer squeeze for a long time?.
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Photography / Re: My best pic of the day
« Last post by Dovegirl on Yesterday at 21:56:28 »
Hope you told them about all the lovely cows you have to walk through between Beresford and Hartington.  ;D ;D .

It was the ones in Monsal Dale that I found troublesome!   ;D
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Long Distance Walks / Pennine Journey
« Last post by Murphy on Yesterday at 21:49:03 »
Not that I'm counting or anything but 27 days until  our Pennine Journey _ 250 miles circular and camping each night  can't wait!  Will start and end at Horton in Ribblesdale rather than Settle just because it fits in better with travel plans.
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Yesterday at 21:31:21 »
I decided to buy a new sunhat just over two weeks ago. I looked at the prices, would someone really pay between 50 to 70 for such a thing? Anyway, after a look around and a try on I settled at 25, its perfect for me. I chose a light blue one, it has a nice stable rim, a soft top with vents, can wash easily by hand, crushable and drys very quickly.

The shop was Snow and Rock here in Portsmouth and whilst I was there I was really struck by the cost of sunglasses, do people really spend that kind of money on them? Wow! I've had sunglasses, cheap ones about a tenner maximum, but I always lose them. I never bother nowadays, just another gramme of weight to carry around. I'm of that age where I hate it when people talk to me and don't take them off, especially when I cannot see their eyes at all, so rude in my book.
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Gear / Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Last post by Owen on Yesterday at 21:25:24 »
It wasn't a problem and in fact didn't even let in much water, I think the cause was doing a lot of walking on sharp scree.
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