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Martin Rye (rye1966) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I work with the homeless in the East of England. Scotland is my main destination to go backpacking. I am a backpacker, nothing more.
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All Forum Posts by Martin Rye

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Best Shelter for the Wind Rivers
Golite might be gone but the WickiUp 3 replaces the SL3 just fine I still have a SL3 and great shelter.

In GEAR » Best solo shelter for the Wind Rivers in September
December 20, 10:50am

Who makes synthetic quilts
Talk to Marco as he will make it to fit you and met your needs. As Tucas do custom work. As well as make quilts.

In GEAR » Who makes synthetic quilts
May 05, 5:35am

Trailstar question
Living in the UK and having used one a lot I don't see an issue. Pitch the front low, and sleep in the back area right angles to the door. Way back and you won't notice any rain that woul...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 27, 4:22pm

SL3 floor
I was informed recently that there will be a standalone bathtub floor coming out for the WickiUp3 and this would fit the SL3. Or simply get Z...

In Gear Swap » WTB: SL3 floor
April 04, 5:23pm

Trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3
I use a joiner that connects the poles fine and is strong. LINK: You can see it in the photo at a windy exposed camp.

In GEAR » Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?
January 13, 12:29pm

Routes in the UK
Avoid the Great Glen as you will find much better options. Contact my friend David Hind and he will no doubt help sort some great packrafting routes for you. Contact link http://gridnorth...

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 3:46pm

Re: fraud
Today, out of the blue, Hendrik emailed me saying he has refunded me. I never asked him to, and have not accepted this - I just want the finished A-Z of UL. He was paid to make the A-Z and his ac...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
December 14, 12:20pm

Hendrik, With all your effort in pushing your Advent Calendar give-away on your blog we remind you it's coming up to December, and therefore 2 years since your first claimed finish date for...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
November 29, 8:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Who is using Paramo
Justin having been out with a group who all got soaked in Paramo at the same time, and knowing lots of others who have got soaking wet in it I fail to see the claim "offering substantial water...

In GEAR » Who is using Paramo
September 01, 12:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Who is using Paramo
The wonder material - or it it. Chris Townsend used a RAB Neoshell jacket on his last long walk in the UK. Not Paramo. There is much debate on Paramo online to read. Outdoor Magic's forum h...

In GEAR » Who is using Paramo
August 31, 2:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Martin Rye

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Haglofs LIM55 LIM55
The LIM55 is a good pack with a claimed weight of 1075G - on my scales it tips in at 1092. The pack has aluminium 6005 - T6 bar as a frame with perforated foam for comfort and padding on the back. It...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 15, 6:36am

The Backpacker's Handbook by Chris Townsend
As backpacking is about getting out in to the wilderness and not gear the book is superb. Some hike light and some heavy. Chris caters for each. It helps the beginner steering them to make good inf...

In Books and Media
June 25, 4:16pm

Inov8 RocLite 318 GTX
Used these on my last backpack for a week in Scotland. Poor paths and often no paths, yet comfort all the way. Only concern would be to hot in summer due to the lining. I had no heel lift and total...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
June 11, 11:19am

Alpkit CarbonLite
A while back I gave these poles 5 out 5. A year on they are not used. Poor quality control is an issue. The handles slip of and the tips were fast and the baskets fall of. Under a year is not acce...

In Trekking Poles
June 09, 1:44pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
It’s a great pad, no leaks, no problems. It’s given me comfort all over the hills and dales. As for the view it’s on the heavy side trust me it feels lighter to have one of these in your pack after ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 19, 5:04pm

Terra Nova Laser
Nice to see some one appreciating this tent more than the Laser competition. I bought this to replace my Hilleberg Akto as I was fed up of being cramped do to poor head room. I love the Laser and it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
April 05, 11:54am

Gregory G pack
I bought this pack for a two week coast to coast rout across Scotland (TGO 07) I needed a light pack that was stable as I intended to do a few summits via ridges etc. The good points where comfort at...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 11, 4:22pm

Hilleberg Akto
I used an Akto for three years. Great tent though strong wind does blow the sides in. Not one for tall people like me at 6ft 2. You won’t be able to sit up and the sloping sides get annoying after ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 09, 4:59pm