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gunwharfman

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #15 on: 15:48:57, 14/01/19 »
My really cheepo off-road trainers. With a pair of Happyfeet inserts in them they make great hiking shoes.

BuzyG

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #16 on: 00:42:01, 15/01/19 »
Need to add my £3.49 Pvc gardening gloves to this thread.  First tested in anger on the Ben.  Now, despite having bought and ditched a number of pairs of ski gloves, my glove of choice worn over my £1 wool inners on the coldest of winter days.  Tough warm and 100% water proof all day long.

richardh1905

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #17 on: 08:05:38, 15/01/19 »
Tesco thermal socks - 3 pack.



Just bought another 3 pack for £7.
40% polyester, 33% wool, 21% acrylic.
Good for the money.

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #18 on: 08:41:57, 15/01/19 »
Need to add my £3.49 Pvc gardening gloves to this thread.  First tested in anger on the Ben.  Now, despite having bought and ditched a number of pairs of ski gloves, my glove of choice worn over my £1 wool inners on the coldest of winter days.  Tough warm and 100% water proof all day long.


Where did u get these?
A tad cheaper than sealskins then

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #19 on: 08:42:55, 15/01/19 »
A generous dram of almost any single malt. Restorative, delicious and helps stave off 'visions of Max Wall'.

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #20 on: 11:47:19, 15/01/19 »
Marigold gloves every time  :D
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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #21 on: 13:00:05, 15/01/19 »
Visions of Max Wall come to mind  :) (Do an image search if his name isn't familiar to you.)


Thankfully under more appropriate trousers most of the time, altho they were used as an alternative to grubby overtrousers in a couple of youth hostels for the last few days  O0
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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #22 on: 13:36:08, 15/01/19 »
Following a thunderstorm, with torrential rain in the Alps, I found another use for a spare heavy sweater tucked in the bottom of my rucksack. All other clothes were completely soaked an we were bivvying in a ruined high alpine barn. The roof was collapsed so there were plenty of wood roofing tiles to get a fire going to dry out our gear. I pulled on the spare sweater as an emergency pair of trousers, though the neck was leaving the family jewels a bit exposed to the rough seating. A spare lace came in handy to close up the gap.
Some weeks later, when my mother discovered some extra washing, she could not make out why I should thread the neck of a coarse weave sweater with bootlace using a blanket stitch.
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richardh1905

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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #23 on: 16:01:08, 15/01/19 »
Marigold gloves every time  :D
Jon.



A friend of mine used to use Marigolds for potholing.


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Re: Gear inadvertently good for hiking
« Reply #25 on: 17:59:03, 16/01/19 »
Blue heavy duty rubble sack that I use for a sit-mat; larger than the foam folded ones but not so good when the ground is very cold.
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