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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!

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All Forum Posts by Scott Ashdown

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Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
I was just browsing the internet and stumbled on this website for edible gear. Yes, edible Tarps, Backpacks, sleeping bags etc. The company that is selling them reckons you just tear a chunk of ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
June 18, 2:03am

Non Melting Chocolate?
Here in the UK, some school pupils won an award for inventing non melting chocolate after they heard that British Troops in Iraq were really missing chocolate. I've included the link below for the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate and backpacking?
June 16, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Wentzel undt WalMart
I suspect that the Walmart weight isn't right but sooner or later it is going to happen. We all want more companies to pick up the lightweight philosophy and design better, lighter products and eve...

In GEAR » walmart
May 30, 12:48pm

Re Camels
Franco, I had no idea that Australia had so many camels! In fact, I hadn't even realised there were camels in the wild in Australia until your post, let alone camels that prefer tarps!!!!

In GEAR » New Tarptent (not the Rainbow)
May 23, 3:46pm

Re: Re: Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow)
Franco Darioli wrote "Yes we do have them. Imported of course,like foxes,buffalos,cane toads,camels (dromedaries if humps are important to you) and Bush style politics" Franco, humps are importa...

In GEAR » New Tarptent (not the Rainbow)
May 22, 3:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Spring hike
Many years ago, must be twenty at least, I fell in ice cold water or rather I should say I was pushed by a friend who thought it would be jolly funny to see me get wet. It was a lake and the water...

In GEAR » Spring hike
May 02, 1:19pm

Print v Web
I think a lot of confusion has arisen simply through the use of the word "Magazine." With a print publication being in existence, I don't think it's appropriate to describe the website as a "Mag...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light Print vs. Online Magazines: Vision for 2006 and Beyond
April 29, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Sort by Date
Hmm, for my part, I would like to see a photo in the initial review of the product concerned. I did post a picture once for a review I contributed to but it was deleted by Ryan (BPL Staff). I guess...

In Chaff » Reader Gear Review Improvements
April 27, 4:47pm

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag
Logan, don't forget the ladies, it's not just guys on the site!!!!

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag
April 27, 4:41pm

Re: Carrying Enough H20
Andy, What do you do with your urine?

In Philosophy & Technique » Carrying Enough H20
April 27, 11:35am

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