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BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #765 on: 20:49:43, 04/06/19 »
"You can never have too many Buffs"


-from the Spine website.
I have just one and that came as a free gift, when I bought some OS maps.  Prefer my scalf and wooly hats. Though the buff is both lighter and more practical.

richardh1905

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #766 on: 20:59:53, 04/06/19 »
I have just one and that came as a free gift, when I bought some OS maps.  Prefer my scalf and wooly hats. Though the buff is both lighter and more practical.



I'm a real convert. Ideal for winter dog walking, as well as on the hill.

BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #767 on: 21:56:09, 04/06/19 »

I'm a real convert. Ideal for winter dog walking, as well as on the hill.
Mine is actually, in the bottom of my bag with my emergency kit. I lost my hat on my Brecons walk last winter.  Properly cold day that was. Buff was a god send, as you can wear it as a hat, a balaclava or a scalf.  Still prefer my hat and scarf for the moment though.  O0

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #768 on: 22:40:52, 04/06/19 »

I'm a real convert. Ideal for winter dog walking, as well as on the hill.

I was converted many many years ago as we were issued them in the Army, my army one must be at least 40 years old and is still in perfect condition  :)
Where there's a will ...

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #769 on: 22:56:07, 04/06/19 »
I was converted many many years ago as we were issued them in the Army, my army one must be at least 40 years old and is still in perfect condition  :)
Do you also have a sheemagh? They're  great, hat,  scarf, towel, modesty screen, spare blanket, shopping bag.I also like buffs for their versatility.


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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #770 on: 06:23:41, 05/06/19 »
Nope, just the headover as we called them then  O0
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #771 on: 08:06:11, 05/06/19 »

Recently ordered a nice Polar Buff for my wife - quite cheap at 11.34


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FNPD7LZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Damn - just noticed that they have dropped the price to 9.93! Perhaps this should be on the Bargain Thread.

BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #772 on: 12:16:58, 05/06/19 »
Only for walking the really steep bits.  I bought some new climbing shoes.


https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Evolv_Defy_VTR_Rock_Climbing_Shoe_UK_105_EU_45_BlackSulphur-(148606)

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #773 on: 13:20:15, 05/06/19 »
Another pair of Montane Terra trousers in blue this time.  Ready for a week up north Wales in a few weeks.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #774 on: 14:13:44, 05/06/19 »
Bought first extra kit for about a year...splashed out 3 quid on a pair of bootlaces. (Got to Shrewsbury on Sunday..planning to walk Craven Arms to Much Wenlock next day...realised Id left spare bootlaces at home. Then, of course, I start worrying that laces will break at some point of next days walk...)


Still..it got me used to spending money on kit again...and I may well steel myself and buy some new boots this Friday.

BuzyG

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #775 on: 15:08:18, 05/06/19 »
Bought first extra kit for about a year...splashed out 3 quid on a pair of bootlaces. (Got to Shrewsbury on Sunday..planning to walk Craven Arms to Much Wenlock next day...realised Id left spare bootlaces at home. Then, of course, I start worrying that laces will break at some point of next days walk...)


Still..it got me used to spending money on kit again...and I may well steel myself and buy some new boots this Friday.
Always have to have spare laces.  Last time I used one, was to tie a flip flopping sole, back on to one of my walking shoes, in the middle of Dartmoor. Did such a good job I was able to glue the sole, when I got home and keep using the shoes for several more walks.  :)
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #776 on: 14:10:19, 10/06/19 »
Not sure whether to post this here, in 'Medical',  'latest purchase' or 'todays bargain buy'

3 packs of 20 latex finger cots (like little condoms) for 1.03 (inc postage)

* 3 x 20 Pcs Disposable Anti Static Rubber Latex Finger Cots Off White.
* Fingertip protection with unrestricted movement.
* Protect your finger from glue, chemical, etc, is comfortable to use with elastic ring.

I recently sliced a chunk of a finger whilst chopping carrots and fortunately had a couple of these in the 1st aid kit. Held the flap of skin & the bandage in place whilst the blood seeped thru and created a scab.

Keep cuts clean and dry - very useful little things to have.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3X-New-Practical-White-20-Pcs-Disposable-Anti-Static-Rubber-Latex-Finger-Co-G9P5/173468658180?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

4 Weeks delivery.

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #777 on: 12:12:54, 12/06/19 »
Needed a spare gas canister,ended up with new boots as well,tried 3 other pairs,but these felt/looked the best,though above my usual price range.
DofE endorsed so i figured they should be ok.

My "old" boots(700 miles-40-no wet feet) are still useable but these are very comfy.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15907060/vango-velan-men-s-hiking-boot-15907060/?istCompanyId=c2ec8a5d-93c1-4850-a97a-f4d89d7c99c8&istFeedId=2755fba0-7dfe-46a9-bfd0-09b37aed8b93&istItemId=wapipmtww&istBid=t&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxYLoBRCxARIsAEf16-tIQA43nDDjHjLdsYhQHWOOYCegXAYd2rb-Q0LQ9bYY25dTDRXyAiMaAoP7EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Time will tell  ::)

richardh1905

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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #778 on: 15:57:11, 12/06/19 »
Not for me I'm afraid, Strawy - I've been let down too many times in the past by fabric boots.
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Re: What's Your Latest Walking Kit Purchase?
« Reply #779 on: 16:05:48, 12/06/19 »
Not for me I'm afrait, Strawy - I've been let down too many times in the past by fabric boots.
  Funny, I was just thinking that is an awful lot of stitches.
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