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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!
CityLuton
StateBedfordshire
CountryEngland

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All Forum Posts by Scott Ashdown

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Tee Lights
Eins, I wondered about the Tee Lights. You have 2 listed for days 1 to 5, 4 for days 6 - 10 and zero for days 11 to 14. What are you doing differently over days 6 to 10 that requires more than t...

In Gear Lists » Gear list 14 day hike, two resupplies
March 22, 3:23am

Drinking Straws
Take a drinking straw and cut off two one inch lengths from the straw. Then fold one end of the straw over and place the first one inch section over it to keep the fold inplace. Fill the straw with...

In On the Web » Instant coffee spoon
March 21, 7:45pm

Shouting my Name!
Is it possible please for a BPL staff member to change my name as listed in the forums from 'SCOTT ASHDOWN' to 'Scott Ashdown'. When I originally created my account I wasn't thi...

In Community Support Forum » Shouting my Name!
March 21, 12:12pm

Re: Petzl e+LITE - initial impressions
PJ, I wish I lived in the states, your outdoor gear is so much cheaper than here in the UK. Everything hear is really expensive. I just got my Petzl e+Lite and it cost double what yours did. ...

In GEAR » Petzl e+LITE
November 30, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
David [Bonn], Yep, i'm on this side of the pond here in the UK. It is impossible for me to say how the UK compares to the US regarding the problem of motor cycle or 'Trail bike' use on trails as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 30, 8:25am

Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
Roger, To suggest that I have twisted your comments almost implies a malicious act on my part. This is not the case. If your intentions were misunderstood it is because they were unclear. As ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 29, 4:50pm

Trail Etiquette
David [Bonn], thank you for your last post. You make some good points, particularly the comment: >"I should also emphasize that I don't advocate violence, and emphatically think that causing som...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 24, 7:04pm

Re: Trail Etiquette or Trail Rage?
Wise words Jim.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 12:10pm

Re:Trail Etiquette
>"These discussions always, always degrade into an assertion that the vast majority of {insert "bike riders", "snowmachine riders", "motorcycle riders", "horse packers", "boy scouts"} are law-abidi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 11:50am

Re: Online Backpack Trip Listing
This is a great idea and certainly something I would use. Anything that helps the sites users to exchange information and pass on experiences is welcomed. So yes please!!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 22, 2:43pm

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