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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: English Lake District
Great shot and here is a few more. They show a cold morning view of Borrowdale. On the Scafell range, Wildcamp and Looking to Buttermere.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 14, 11:10am

Re: Re: English Lake District
In order we had: 1. Summit of Glaramara 2.Looking down Borrowdale 3. Tarn at leaves of the ridge leading from Glaramara I could spend all night putting photos of the Lakes on here. Be ...

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 14, 10:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
I think we should put lots Lakes photos here to show what a good place it is. All show the same area in the Summer. Looking forward to more from you Rog. You should do a Blog.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 14, 9:52am

Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
Stealth camp Rog? Why? Camp a 1000ft up or above the last intake wall on National Trust Land and it is legal. Like the photos and Castle Crag is a sweet spot to explore no doubt.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 14, 7:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What about the T0 Ultra ?
Roger on.. "I suggest that functionality probably IS the most important thing for most readers. I may be wrong.".. Wrong? not here. Function all the way. Who cares if it is a 1g wond...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 13, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
Eins do take head of what Chris is saying about the wet and wind. Sooner or later you wont be near a bothy in the highlands to take shelter in, or have a mate along with a tent to get into when th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 13, 2:23pm

Re: Re: New MLD Gaitors
I cant believe the weight saving I will get over my present Mountain Hardware Gaiters. Design genius Ron. In the wet and muddy UK they are essential kit.

In Gear Deals » New MLD SuperLight Gaitors
December 13, 2:11pm

Re: PHD Design your own bag
Sounds a good set up Mike. I wonder if PHD will make them as a stock item? PS check your email and Andy's blog and I think it will clear up that misunderstanding.

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Design Your Own Sleeping Bag
November 23, 4:44pm

Re: PHD Design your own bag
Mike do you use it inside a bivy bag? Lots folks do and that adds warmth and stops drafts etc. I wonder how warm quilts are in cold weather with out a hood and not used in a bivy bag. On PHD kit...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Design Your Own Sleeping Bag
November 23, 3:55pm

Re: We all make mistakes.
Fair comment Mike and no hard feelings here.

In Chaff » RIP - BPL from a UK, soon to be ex-member
November 23, 12:29pm

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