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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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SL3 floor
I was informed recently that there will be a standalone bathtub floor coming out for the WickiUp3http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/shelters-3/WF115.html 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:http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/shelter-accessories/YA101.html 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 Community Support Forum » Where's Hendrik?
December 14, 12:20pm

A-Z UL UPDATE NEEDED
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 Community Support Forum » 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

Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike
My good friend Terry has launched a new funding appeal to make a new movie called: Life of a Mountain Scafell Pike. Terry made the Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend, so he has a proven tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike
August 27, 5:46am

Re: Re: Greenland
Check this link out too about Greenland:http://patagoniandreams.com/2013/08/22/greenland-a-look-back/ - note they had a rifle due to bear risks. Next the links to Joery epic trip there: http...

In Post-Trip Reports » Greenland
August 23, 2:01pm

Re: well...
Dave and Ken agree 100%. I also point out to Hendrik's friends here on this debate that he insults and creates ridicule, and when challenged on it we see nothing from you. But when we cha...

In Community Support Forum » Where's Hendrik?
August 14, 2:25pm

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