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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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Re: thanks Stuart
Leigh I left a comment on my blog but also do contact Sean. He allows sometimes for rush jobs. You never know he might be able to fit thing in your time frame.

In GEAR » What inner net or Bivy do Solomid owners use?
May 13, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 1: Definition and Pitching
Miguel well said. In the UK we find the wind the main issue camping as it's exposed a lot. Trailstar now has a cult following. Everyone it seems wants one. Roger a superb article and tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 1: Definition and Pitching
April 13, 4:16pm

Cairns
Chris Townsend is entitled to his views. His old TGO Editor use to write about this subject. McNiesh linked destroying cairns as if expelling demons in his writings. In places they seem wrong....

In Philosophy & Technique » Cairns and LNT?
March 22, 5:05pm

Re: Beak for Trailstar?
You don't need more coverage. Sleep side ways to the door way back and keep the entrance low. No bad weather will get you back there. Thats the reason this shelter is so good. You want views...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 1:33pm

Re: "Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review"

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 6:01pm

"Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review"
It resists a lot. I have had it out in some very bad weather. Over 60 mph more than once. Last time a group of us camped. UK location. One Stephenson's 2C with rear guylines, one 2R, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 24, 5:59pm

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
Shock cord is all you need to hold a water bottle onto the shoulder straps. Lightest option as well. Mountain marathon runners have been doing it for years. Chris/Ryan I like this review and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
January 13, 2:52pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Read this and check the photos. http://blog.bloatedgoat.org/?p=33 Mine has been fine so far. But others are finding fault.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review
October 19, 2:34pm

MLD Trailstar. The most versatile shelter
More on the oookworks inner http://www.flickr.com/photos/tookiebunten/sets/72157627740384287/

In GEAR » MLD Trailstar. The most versatile shelter?
October 10, 3:38pm

MLD Trailstar. The most versatile shelter

In GEAR » MLD Trailstar. The most versatile shelter?
October 09, 4:20pm

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