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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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Watch as compass.
This was an old skill I learnt as a boy scout many years ago but it does litle more than give you a general direction of travel. If you needed to hit a water source, shelter, resupply point etc in...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Hammock Backpacking Gear List
August 23, 5:47pm

Watch as compass.
This was an old skill I learnt as a boy scout many years ago but it does litle more than give you a general direction of travel. If you needed to hit a water source, shelter, resupply point etc in...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Hammock Backpacking Gear List
August 22, 5:25am

Growing Food on the Trail?
Thanks Patti for the update on the yogurt experiment. Also, Johns input re the snails and the idea of harvesting them, i.e. setting them up for eating on your return trip. With John and Patti combi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 20, 9:35am

The Most You've Paid?
I paid US $700 for a Garmin Handheld GPS unit. Definately my biggest outlay but I use it all the time, so I don't regret the expense.

In GEAR » The Most You've Paid?
August 19, 6:03pm

A light lunch?
Patti, I have done the pasta thing numerous times. Using pasta such as found in pasta snack meals that you can buy in the shops work on the principle of add hot water, wait five minutes then eat. F...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A light lunch?
August 17, 3:43am

Uses for Socks and Shoes!!!
Use one of the spare hiking socks you carry as a sack to keep you titanium mug in. The springyness of the material will keep the lid and whatever bits and pieces you have inside. Use your spare ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Balaclava
August 16, 4:19pm

A light lunch?
The company "John West" sell foil packets of tuna with varying flavours, for example "Tuna with lime juice and red pepper." The foil packets do not need to be kept refridgerated, are less than a ce...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A light lunch?
August 16, 2:51pm

Growing Food on the Trail?
Thanks everyone for contributing. I was surprised by Ricks comments about the sprouting packs of twenty years ago. Also, particularly surprised by Patti's idea of making yoghurt on the trail. That ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 15, 5:34pm

Growing Food on the Trail?
Thanks for the mention of Campmor.com. The cards at $8.99 look pretty good. Unfortunately, Campmor do not ship to the United Kingdom which is where I am based. I will have to hunt around on the int...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 14, 1:45pm

Growing Food on the Trail?
Instead of "Growing Food on the Trail" I should have named this thread "Food Growing on the Trail" !!!! Thanks Cat for your input. It seems the beans take a little more effort than i imagined. Whil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 14, 12:45pm

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