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Check out this fellows blogs for Scottish packrafting trips.
http://gridnorth.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-archive.html several packrafting trips.

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 2:18pm

linelocs
Interesting experience. It's not the linelocs that are the real problem, but the line that Tarptent supply. It's too narrow in diameter - also the stopper knots are tied so close to the...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 08, 2:14pm

Side entry is easiest
It works ok with the Scarp1 for my girl and me. Tight but can be done. (I'm 6' she is 5'10) a side door each helps. I've cooked meals inside the vestibule with doors closed i...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 10:32pm

compass
I've used sighting compasses (MC1) a lot. For intensive use - at night, poor weather, repetitious bearing checking/taking (inc from map), using a large Baseplate is more useful than sighting...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 02, 1:58am

Finland? and more compass ruminations
Silva is a Swedish company! from Wikipedia: At its production facility in Haninge, Sweden, and in mainland China,[8] Silva of Sweden AB manufactures a wide variety of portable compasses for recre...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 1:18pm

compass
I would have a look at Silva compasses. The basic baseplate compasses are fine for general use. (In future, can upgrade if necessary) Their website has some basic info on use. If very rusty on t...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 8:58am

liners
Have you guys who are suggesting just a liner ever tried it at 50° on mountain? I'd freeze my @*se off at that temp over here with the humidity and wind we have- unless in full set of ou...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 30, 3:23am

sorry for drift, but Pile is NOT Fleece....
to be pedantic ;) 'fleece' as we know it is NOT 'AKA' Pile - they have a quite different structure pile was around for years before 'fleece' was invented, and has a di...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 28, 8:46am

alternatives are heavier?
Interested why you don't want synthetic/down as they will be lightest? If I was going to make such a thing - i.e a blanket for outdoor use, I would use Pile n pertex - i.e. Fibre pile with ...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 28, 5:59am

Starlyte n cone.
supports just pull out . go back in easy. You guys with your modified Starlytes and big pots surprise me. I've been using a Starlyte n cone(s) regularly since 2010. no problems with fue...

In GEAR » Does anyone use their Caldera Cone w/alcohol or esbit for 2P, and if so, what's your setup?
December 05, 2:00am

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