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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: What is winehiking?
Benjamin is right. Check out :

In On the Web » What is winehiking?
April 18, 1:22pm

Re: A good example of gear that doesn't work
I went to the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Show this year in the UK. It's probably the largest outdoor show in the UK each year with all the top suppliers there for just about anything you can think of....

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 17, 9:57am

Re: Balloonbed For Sale 2.8 oz
I wondered whether anyone had tried a foil blanket on top of the ballonbed as a means of reflecting body heat back upwards towards the core and if so, how much difference that had made?

In Gear Swap » Balloonbed For Sale 2.8 oz
April 16, 6:25am

Re: Re: Secret Messages about comet
Hmm, interesting document although I don't think i'll be losing any sleep! I think I prefer to believe Chicken Licken, Foxy Loxy etc etc.. I saw them on the TV, so it must be true.

In Make Your Own Gear » TicTac Flashlight
April 15, 2:28pm

Re: GPS utility
Hmmm, GPS. What can I say. I have one and it always goes in my kit bag. However, having been brought up long before GPS was available, I always use my ,map and compass to navigate, it somehow ju...

In Editor's Roundtable » On Going Mapless in a Digital World: Engagement, Simplicity, and the Art of Real-Time Navigation
April 13, 2:04pm

Re: Balloon Bed
Well, i've just ordered the BalloonBed over the internet from although after having placed my order, I found the same product marginally cheaper from - For t...

In GEAR » ultra light small packing sleeping pad
April 13, 12:25pm

Searching Forums?
Is there a way of searching the forums here on the BPL website? The search option at the top of the page doesn't list the forums as one of the searchable options. So far I have been using Googl...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Searching Forums?
April 13, 12:11pm

Industrial Design student project: Sustainable Backpack - Questionnaire
Taylor, Thought i'd take the time to answer your questions. I think that whilst trying to create a more environmentally friendly back pack is a commendable idea, very often the backpacks last fo...

In GEAR » Industrial Design student project: Sustainable Backpack - Questionnaire
April 09, 2:38am

Well, thanks for all the comments to date. You have all given me food for thought when making my purchasing decision, which I need to do pretty soon because up until now, I have been sleeping in th...

In GEAR » Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
April 05, 11:50am

Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
I am in the process of looking to buy a new sleepingpad. At the moment, i'm undecided between the Thermarest Prolite 3 (Short Version) or the Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite as sold on this si...

In GEAR » Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
April 03, 12:42pm

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