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Scott Ashdown (waterloggedwellies) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale United Kingdom
About Me I live just north of London in the UK near to the Chiltern Hills and adjacent to open countryside. I'm within walking distance of several iron age settlements and one of the oldest walking trails in the UK. Natural springs, woodlands, water mills, windmills, old churches, castles and an abundance of wildlife are all within walking distance and are great for weekend trips.

For longer trips, well the glaciated lakes of the lake district and the mountains of Scotland and Wales beckon.

The UK is truly an amazing place!
CityLuton
StateBedfordshire
CountryEngland

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All Forum Posts by Scott Ashdown

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Re: Midget backpackers?
Justin, Out of interest, why did you want to know?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Midget backpackers?
March 07, 9:23am

Re: Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
What about the Pocket Ti Stove (wood burner, alcohol, esbit) at 1.975oz 56g. I'm thinking of getting one of these. http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/product577.asp?PageID=1 I'm not co...

In Gear Deals » Lightest collapsible wood burning stove on the planet - the FireFly Stove
February 27, 6:04pm

Re: Cuben Rain Pants 35 grams light!
Sam, Your blog has been really inspiring. Great job on the Cuben kit you have made so far. Very Impressed!!!!! I'll have to give that a go myself. Scott

In Make Your Own Gear » My new MYOG Blog
February 28, 5:57pm

Re: Make Light Weight Tea Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
Bob, You know the only diminishing returns around here are your contributions to this thread.

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 27, 1:24pm

Re: Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
Franco, good to see the evolution of the idea. I particularly liked the idea of using the bottom of a drinks can. Weighs next to nothing and would also collect any melted wax that spilt over the ed...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 27, 9:18am

Look Wider - How do you Hike?
On Balance, whilst it is always nice to say you walked a route from place A to place B, for me it is the experience you have along the way that counts. Therefore the camping aspect is really import...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you actually hike/ spend your time hiking?
February 25, 5:42am

Re: Braces and Suspenders
I would never have thought of the word "Suspenders!" In the UK the word suspenders is used to describe something ladies wear to hold up stockings. I believe you call suspenders "Gart...

In Philosophy & Technique » How can I prevent my shirt from riding up my back when hiking?
February 21, 12:38pm

Re: Great Ideas
Braces (Sorry I hadn't considered they might be called something different in the US) are small clips connected by a length of elastic which attach to the trousers (Pants - US) you are wearing ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How can I prevent my shirt from riding up my back when hiking?
February 21, 11:37am

Shirt Riding Up.
What about taking a pair of braces, removing the four clips at the ends, cut the elastic so that you have two small lengths say each of a few inches, attach the buckles at each end of both lengths ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How can I prevent my shirt from riding up my back when hiking?
February 21, 10:01am

Pot Suspension
Find below a picture of my titanium cook pot and lid being hung by two bulldog clips and a chain. The clips keep the lid firmly in place and will easily take the weight of food / water inside the p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 18, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Scott Ashdown

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Montane Featherlite
I have two of the Montane Featherlite shirts one of which I have owned now for about two years. These things pack up so small I always have one with me when I go out, whether its stuffed in a pocke...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 21, 12:04pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
Ditto to everything Douglas Frick said. This hat has offered me the best protection from the sun to date. I haven't had it long but am already impressed by the coverage it offers. Definitely will ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 15, 9:21pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
Well, I've taken my BMW Torsolite on a few backpacking trips now, in that never end search for the perfect nights sleep for the least amount of weight. It is true to say that this pad is nice and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 22, 3:15am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I bought one of these pillows with a bit scepticism. However, I have to say, it performed better than I expected. You get all the usual problems associated with air pillows in terms of getting the ...

In Miscellaneous Products
July 18, 4:38pm

Silva Type 54 Compass
Having looked for a a good compass over a long period of time, I evenutally settled for the Silva Type 54. The compass it's self is a base plate type compass so it's ideal for taking bearings direct f...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 17, 4:37am

Kelly Kettle
I totally agree with Ryans comments above. I have owned a Kelly Kettle for a few years now and use it in a base camp type set up. It is supremely fast in boiling water and the chimney effect makes it ...

In Stoves - Other
August 07, 10:54pm

Stratus Trailstove
The TrailStove by Stratus is a straight forward wood burning stove. I purchased one about a year ago or so and looked forward to the weight savings I would make by not having to carry fuel with me. Th...

In Stoves - Other
August 07, 10:16pm

ThermoJet MicroLite
I have purchased several types of soda can stove over the years and whilst they all have there strengths and weaknesses, this is by far the alcohol stove set up I use the most. This openjet stove, is ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 05, 12:44pm