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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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Growing Food on the Trail?
Paul, everything you said seems right to me. I guess the choice is as you indicated, between the orignal bean or the fresh shoot. One of the biggest problems on the trail is the availability of fre...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 14, 12:04pm

Growing Food on the Trail?
Paul, everything you said seems right to me. I guess the choice is as you indicated, between the orignal bean or the fresh shoot. One of the biggest problems on the trail is the availability of fre...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 14, 11:52am

Growing Food on the Trail?
The other day a friends seven year old son was telling me about some "Mung" beans that he had sprouted at school in a cupboard, simply by soaking them, then rinsing, draining and leaving. A few day...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Growing Food on the Trail?
August 14, 11:12am

The Answer
Ignore the above folks, I found a site that sells one. Link below. Regards Scott http://hike-advice.safeshopper.com/181/cat181.htm?389

In GEAR » Vargo Titanium Cup - Pot Cosy
August 01, 12:14pm

Vargo Titanium Cup - Pot Cosy
I've just purchased the Vargo Titanium Cup / Lid from the BPL site and am very pleased with it. However, does anyone know if it's possible to get a pot cosy for it or not. I have had no luck with r...

In GEAR » Vargo Titanium Cup - Pot Cosy
August 01, 12:00pm

Hiker Filter
Your filter should be fine providing you followed Katadyns cleansing routine after your trip. If you didn't then you will probably have risked bacteria build up and I would consider replacement, es...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hiker Filters
July 25, 1:18pm

So just what is ultralight these days?
Good discussion so far! My pack weight constantly changes as i'm still trying different combinations of gear to find what best works for me. Nice to see some comments from someone else in the UK as...

In Philosophy & Technique » So just what is ultralight these days?
July 24, 6:21pm

Kilts / Skirts / Trousers / Beechclouts !!!!
Shannon, Here in the UK a guy walked all the way from one end of the country to the other completely naked apart from his boots and a rucksack to make a statement of sorts. He got arrested sever...

In GEAR » skirt vs. pants
July 20, 6:48pm

Kilts / Skirts / Trousers / Beechclouts !!!!
Shannon, Here in the UK a guy walked all the way from one end of the country to the other completely naked apart from his boots and a rucksack to make a statement of sorts. He got arrested sever...

In GEAR » skirt vs. pants
July 20, 5:17pm

Camp Fire Fiasco
An apt little story from one of my back packing experiences! A couple of years back I had been out backpacking with friends here in England. We had set up camp in a forest and when it got late, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Camp Fire Fiasco
July 20, 12:05am

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