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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: Inov8 Flyroc 310 vs Roclite 315J
The answer to the thickness and if the model is a sport or comfort last is found on the Inov-8 web site. So the 330 has half the cushioning of the 318 I use, and the 315 has a harder compound on t...

In GEAR » Inov8 Flyroc 310 vs Roclite 315
August 28, 1:57pm

Re: Re: goodness
Allison your point.. "many if not most medical errors ARE preventable as well".. I agree with , I was drawing a contrast to guns and the argument in question about deaths in hospitals vs ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 21, 1:25am

Re: bear hunters and gun laws
Medical error is an error - shooting some one is avoidable and preventable. No gun no one gets shot.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 20, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: re:hunter
Rog, Spot on about identifying what it is before pulling the trigger. In Scotland deer shooting happens throughout set times during the year. I don't recall any backpacker getting shot. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 19, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone Area
Ryan -does all that alteration mean what you took is far from what we see?. I hate all that curves and effects. I'm fine with shutter speed use to get a water fall to look good and other thin...

In Photography » Sigma DP1 in Yellowstone
August 19, 5:44am

Re: Tarp/Bivvy vs Tent
Hope you mend soon Mike and sorry that you have had an injury - read your comments (well i think it was you) and good ones too in the TGO on trail shoes. Lets hope you have a good reunion with the...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 18, 2:56pm

Scotland again;
Scotland offers so much to those who have yet to discover it. I thought I would add to the contrubution from Pete and Rog.

In User Test Forum » Photie test
August 18, 2:51pm

Re: Tarp/Bivvy vs Tent
My tent has a door that opens out the whole length of the tent Mike, so I see lots from it - I cant see tarping as comfortable on say, a two week TGO Challenge with bad weather most likely over sev...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 18, 2:16pm

Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent"
Douglas was asking why people use tarps or tents. Cost has got mentioned and lots people use tarp tents. I have asked people who have used them in the UK about experience of them in bad weather a...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 18, 1:10pm

Re: Tarp Poles
Jim point I am making is that most folks I come across in the UK who are getting into tarps use poles to put them up. You don't need trekking poles to walk, but I see tarp user's needing t...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 12, 4:34pm

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