Author Topic: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.  (Read 1482 times)

BuzyG

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Not open my presents yet.  But I am hopeful there may be some hiding under the tree. ;)

jimbob

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #1 on: 11:56:06, 25/12/18 »
Merino socks. Ultralight balaclava and a lightweight fleece. Oh and some heat socks for outside overnighters. 40l and 25l dry bags. 

I didn't even hint for any of these this year.
 I wonder if the family are wanting me out of the house more often?
Too little, too late, too bad......

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #2 on: 12:23:11, 25/12/18 »
I got my present about 10 days ago
I have loads of gear, and don't really need anything else, but Go Outdoors sent me a leaflet about further reductions on their sale items

I got some jackets for my Grandsons, and treated myself to another pair of trail shoes - Merrell MQM for £45

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #3 on: 12:53:16, 25/12/18 »
Hiking socks, new fleece, Lonely Planet book about Epic Hikes. Also the OS Quiz book - I'd seen this when I was in Waterstones and thought Someone will probably buy me that for Christmas! Pretty much all my presents, except some aftershave, are walking related. ;D

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #4 on: 13:15:03, 25/12/18 »
I also saw the OS quiz book in Waterstones and thought I would get a copy, which I did.
I got a Silva map measuring gadget.
I also got the Andy Beck Wainwrights in Colour book and Lost on the Appalachian Trail by Kyle Rohrig.
My kids got OS maps in their stockings from Rudolph.
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Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #5 on: 15:14:16, 25/12/18 »
A new set of binoculars. The lens had gone in the old ones. Great for looking at the route ahead and for identifying LBJs.
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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #6 on: 16:10:46, 25/12/18 »
Mrs HH got me  the ice axe I was asking about .. Just have to hope for snow now..

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #7 on: 16:54:04, 25/12/18 »
Baselayer trousers as a gift, couple of drybags I bought myself  :)
Where there's a will ...

sussamb

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #8 on: 16:55:42, 25/12/18 »
I wonder if the family are wanting me out of the house more often?


I'd take the hint if my family gave it to me  ;D
Where there's a will ...

BuzyG

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #9 on: 17:03:06, 25/12/18 »
Finished lunch and opened our presents at last. 


A new climbing harness from my son.
A hooded fleece for when it,s nice and cold outside, from my daughter
And the final two digital OS maps for Cornwall. 102 Lands End & 103 The Lizard, from Mrs G.  Could have done with that last one yesterday.

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #10 on: 20:05:49, 25/12/18 »
Also the OS Quiz book  ;D


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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #11 on: 20:32:40, 25/12/18 »
My wife and I do not go in for present buying but when we had the family Christmas meal today, my cracker had a very nice little notebook in it. I always carry one where ever I go so this will be very useful.

My wife has told me that if I can find a suitable hiking blanket in the new year she will buy it for me!

I did get a 'present' though on Christmas Eve, a letter from the NHS saying that I do NOT have bowel cancer! Great timing. I'm of that age now when we are tested routinely.

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #12 on: 21:11:29, 25/12/18 »
A rather posh Silva map case.
A friend in Cardiff ive known for many years, sent me it for Christmas, along with a high quality car washing mitt.
The last high quality map case i owned, was some years ago, ive misplaced it, so having a new one is a worthy pressy.
Imagine if i had a pair of socks or wooly scarf.

I know the Silva cases cost good money, so i must be well liked.

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #13 on: 08:30:52, 26/12/18 »
Walking related presents were Altberg boot cleaning kit, and a guide book on the Coast to Coast by Trailblazer for planning a future crossing from my wife. an Anemometer from my daughter to give a more accurate weather report on my blogs.
And 12 months subscription to Trail magazine from my son plus this months edition. Very pleased with that  O0
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Ridge

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Re: So what Walking Goodies did you get for Christmas.
« Reply #14 on: 08:39:18, 26/12/18 »
Oops, I forgot in my list that my Dad always subscribes to Country Walking for me.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where