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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: Gospel........
I notice if you hike with those who walk with a heavy load they notice more the difference in your experience of the trip, compared to their experience. This I find provokes them to want to lighte...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are You Spreading the UL Gospel?
September 23, 5:43pm

Re: Sierra High Route
I just watched the video and "WOW" I liked the Iceland one lots - that topped it and more.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra High Route
September 18, 5:47pm

Re: Warmlite floor design and cooking
If I recall Alan used a heat proof pad and stabilisers on the gas canister. This allowed him to cook in the tent (2C) in bad weather with a degree of safety.

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 4:50pm

Re: Warmlite floor design and cooking
Peter I walked with a Backpacker recently who used a 2c and cooked in the tent no problem. Go ask him at the site I listed above, and if you look at my blog report you'll see his tent in use a...

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 09, 3:43pm

Re: Warmlite floor design?
Mike, why not ask these folks about there UK use of the tent in question. They speak highly of it. Alan Sloman at Mick and Gayle at http://gayleybird.blogspot....

In GEAR » Warmlite floor design?
September 08, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Photos of gear
Michael glad to help. Light is good no doubt, but comfort and enjoyment make a trip a whole lot better. Safe hiking

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 03, 1:33pm

Re: Photos of gear
Why is it a lot of gear?. I reckon the issue is always comfort vs weight. I go backpacking to enjoy it and camp comfort and dependable shelter matters to me in the damp UK. So I take a tent and g...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 02, 1:40pm

Re: Yosemite: Trip pictures
But where Mike, they are lost for choice. I have a few US maps I got a while back as I am planning to go sometime. The deciding where is the bit I am working on. It sure is an amazing place.

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite: Glacier Pt to Red Peak Pass to Lake Merced
September 01, 12:40am

Re: Going up is hard, going down hurts
I said a bit about poles recently. I have gone over to Pacer Poles - they are really good. Don't be worried about the cost and weight, get them, you wont regret it.

In GEAR » Going up is hard, going down hurts
August 30, 6:53pm

Tony, Hi again and "wow" again. It seems you have a knack for good weather and finding mind blowing views to look at on your trips. As always it is appreciated.

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite: Glacier Pt to Red Peak Pass to Lake Merced
August 30, 6:16pm

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