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Scotland, Northern England
Has to be the Lake District. Train to Windermere or Penrith, bus to Langdale or Borrowdale, and get hiking! You'll have to learn to live with a few other people around though.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotland, northern England
May 05, 4:35am

ZPacks Hexamid questions
I agree about the Trailstar for strong winds. However, if its only one storm on a long trip, then perhaps just seek a well sheltered position for that occasion, and enjoy the much lower weight the ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid questions
April 28, 4:03pm

Re : ZPacks Hexamid questions
The sewn in beak is a good idea for better rain protection , and privacy. However, it comes down at a steeper angle than the front guy, so you will need a separate guy, but you can use the same...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid questions
April 28, 1:40pm

Re :FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
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In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Jam - Black Women's Large
April 28, 7:59am

Re : My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
If you have the Hexamid bug inner, do you not have the plain Hexamid outer? As I mentioned in the parallel thread, Hexamid outer + Hexanet inner = 13.2 ozs for a fully waterproof shelter. (You wou...

In Gear Lists » My 1+ Season dream list is almost complete!
April 25, 4:54am

Re :Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
"Are you saying they sell a separate net insert that isn't part of the tent..." There is no netting sewn on to my Hexamid, hence the 6oz weight, and instead the seperate Hexnet has...

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
April 25, 3:04am

Bonding Al rode
When I glued Al tubes into carbon fibre walking poles I used a two part resin glue (Araldite). This is still working after 400 mls.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bonding ALU rods to tubes - What adhesive?
April 24, 3:15am

Hexamid
I've not seen a Skyscape in action, but have used the Hexamid and its bug inner, the Hexnet. This is a very flexible combination, you can leave the net at home, giving you a 6oz shelter, or pit...

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
April 24, 2:29am

Evernew
Thanks for the heads-up.

In GEAR » Evernew water bladders available again
April 18, 10:44am

HIIT
"The real downside, rarely talked about, is just how brutally unpleasant it is." +1 to that. Also on the Guardian.co.uk news site is the story of the BBC presenter Andrew Marr, who...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Truth About Exercise M. Mosley
April 18, 10:12am

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