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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: Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
The flat end interests me. Would it stand up better pitched end into the wind, or side on? Height and length is a good point Rog. Also Henry what is the strongest wind speed you have tested it in?

In GEAR » Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
November 20, 3:25pm

Re: Not stupid nor blind
.."I have been typing with a smile and sense of humour though it seems to have escaped some".. Sure escaped me. Why you could not be bothered to listen to Bob's explanation of the s...

In Chaff » R.I.P. - Bush Buddy rip off
November 20, 3:19pm

Re: Beyond Description
Just looked at it on the TT web site. I would like one with out a doubt. Ideal for the wet and windy UK. Q.Henry have you got many in stock.

In GEAR » Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
November 20, 2:46pm

Re: Re: not rocket science...
No Ben. Some people have been quick to insult, they don't apologise, they have no locality listed or PM enabled to contact them for a civil discussion. At least Ryan has sorted it with Bob. T...

In Chaff » R.I.P. - Bush Buddy rip off
November 20, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Rip offs
Thanks for that Ben. Point still stands.

In Chaff » R.I.P. - Bush Buddy rip off
November 17, 9:28am

Re: Rip offs
Well said Andy. Also ask what is different from BPL clothing and other designs. Are BPL mugs different in design than others? Point a finger at someone and find three pointing back at you. Bob h...

In Chaff » R.I.P. - Bush Buddy rip off
November 17, 8:09am

Re: High winds/natural coverage
Jim on the above tree line question. My tent has had several night in exposed summit camps - it has been fine at 30- 40mph and more. Point is the tarp user has to pitch in winds very low. Yes it...

In GEAR » tarp use in high winds
October 07, 12:07am

Re: Re: tents are good
I am always interested about this comparison of tent vs tarp. I live in the UK with exposed hill and mountain terrain. There is no established tree line. I have wrote of my reasons why I don'...

In GEAR » tarp use in high winds
October 06, 4:18pm

Re: "I never need first aid anyway"
I have to say yo are pushing your luck. You can bleed to death before the MRT come the eight miles to help you, and that is if someone alerts them to where you are. Don't think you are invuln...

In Gear Lists » Karwendel 5 kg Gear List
October 01, 1:54pm

Re: Pertex/Pile
My mountain shirt is still not been used since 05. I rate it but find a base layer and wind shirt do just as well. I think I might take it, but never seem to pack it. E-bay is its most likely des...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pertex/Pile History and Products
October 01, 1:46pm

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