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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: gun threads are great
I just think guns not being allowed in the wilderness is a good thing Bob. I think the chance of being attacked by people in the wilds is very small. I am in the gun control camp and don't thi...

In Chaff » Stop Blaming Guns!!!
March 22, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: gun threads are great
One is a big number Bob when we are talking the loss of human life. But for you I did a quick search and found a couple reports. Read them here. http://6fbd21e64bc817fd097aa54148bd3dab37bc10e...

In Chaff » Stop Blaming Guns!!!
March 22, 10:04am

Re: gun threads are great
I have never read about someone using a camera mistaking a person for a 600lb bear while shooting them. Seems to be a problem with guns. I have yet to see the semblance between a 130lb woman hikin...

In Chaff » Stop Blaming Guns!!!
March 21, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Gossamer Gear "The One"
Check this site out. Lots photos of the 2009 One.

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One"
March 18, 7:08pm

Re: TT Scarp how strong is it ?
Good tip. I would like to some photos of the shock cord arrangement you mention. I reckon it should do OK in bad weather Chris Townsend said he has used it in bad weather in the UK. I am looking...

In GEAR » TT Scarp how strong is it ?
March 18, 6:53pm

Re: TT Scarp how strong is it ?
I have yet too use my Scarp. Cant wait. Reckon in the UK it will be fine. I have one concern and it is not the strength. It is the gap between the bottom of the flysheet and the ground on the por...

In GEAR » TT Scarp how strong is it ?
March 18, 5:51pm

What is the point.
Out of all the gun deaths in the USA how many happened on the trails and summits apart from those who get shot mistaken for 500lb black bears? Point is muggers and bad people tend not to backpack ...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 18, 5:20pm

Re: Re: the Photon pole cover
"Martin Rye - any links to services and photos?" ....does this help Greg? I use the Laser which is the next one up in the range. Same, but bigger. The pole sleeve works. I find it ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
March 12, 10:49am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest?
Will the Voyager has three poles and like I said is going to loose weight according to reports on UK web sites. Most notably by people involved in R&D for the company.

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review
February 25, 2:20pm

Re: Terra-Nova anyone?
The New 09 Voyager Superlite is set to drop to 1.450kg.

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review
February 25, 12:47pm

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