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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!

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All Forum Posts by Scott Ashdown

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In User Test Forum » Test
February 13, 2:40pm

Caldera Fissure
I think the name Caldera Fissure is a good one and think a BPL offer would be a good one. I am certainly interested in the setup you have descibed. Looking forward to hearing / seeing more. S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me brainstorm a Caldera Cone (TM) for the FireLite 475ml Ti Trapper's Mug
June 26, 3:28pm

"What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day"
If fires are allowed,then definitely a small camp fire to poke, with a hot cup of tea and if they are there, some good friends to discuss life, the universe and everything with. Watching a good sun...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
June 18, 3:02pm

Re: Hot tea drinkers HELP!
As another poster has already said, here in the UK we're big tea drinkers so the range here is huge. The majority of people here drink English Breakfast tea(A blend of Assam and Ceylon)and d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hot tea drinkers HELP!
May 31, 2:56am

Re: how to hammock camp?
Hi Bill, Just a thought, but many new hammock users sleep lengthways in there hammocks and are subequently more likely to notice the arc. If however you lay more diagonally across the hammock yo...

In GEAR » how to hammock camp?
April 24, 5:30pm

Re: Packaging of spices and herbs
" I do wish that there was something similar on the market that offered a bit more durability for the caps without relying on tape or glue." You can get away without tape or glue. T...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packaging of spices and herbs
April 23, 4:58pm

Franco, I've been away from the site for a while due to commitments and now that i'm back I was wondering where PJ was. Where is he? From the tone of your comment I fear it may not be go...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » unrefrigerated cheese
April 02, 1:46am

Re: unrefrigerated cheese
Franco, This may be the candle / cheese link you were referring to. I've edited it slightly to make it clearer.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » unrefrigerated cheese
April 01, 12:13pm

Re: Sunday afternoon adventure hat
I own one of the Sunday Afternoon hats and as you can see from my picture below it gets a lot of use. Ditto to what everyone here has said. It weighs 81g, keeps me cool, protects my neck and fac...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
March 25, 3:12pm

Re: Shouting name
Thanks everyone for your comments. Don, i'll send a request to support and ask that they change it. Thanks again.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Shouting my Name!
March 24, 5:51pm

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