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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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Re: Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
>"A low slung slack chain might have flipped the bike and dumped the rider, and maybe given him a broken arm or leg. I suggest such an injury would be better than decapitation - yes? With the ad...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 22, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
I'm slightly aghast at the suggestion that slinging a low chain across a trail to stop motorcycle riders might have been better, especially after the mention of someone being decapitated in the sam...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 21, 3:22am

Re: Re: How do you signal without a mirror?
Use your guylines, spectra cord, tent poles, twigs, and tarp cover, myler blanket etc to make a kite and fly that sucker above the tree tops!!!!

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you signal without a mirror?
November 13, 5:55pm

Re: Thermojet does not meet specs
Larry, I think it will be difficult for you to directly compare your results to Wills. Using a different size pot and adjusting the windshield diameter to compensate is not really comparing ...

In GEAR » My Thermojet does not meet specs
November 12, 3:48pm

Re: My Thermojet stove does not meet specs
Larry, What size Thermojet stove did you purchase? It's important that you get the right size pot for the stove. At 4.5 inches in diameter, it sounds like your pot is too small for even the smalle...

In GEAR » My Thermojet does not meet specs
November 12, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: is a bivy neccessary
John, You're right about the cost. I'm quite lucky at the moment as I'm currently single, so I don't have the 'Other Half' moaning about what I spend my money on. So pretty much anything(within ...

In GEAR » is a bivy neccessary
November 12, 6:45am

Re: is a bivy neccessary
William, as some else has mentioned here, you can get a Bivvy in the 4 to 5 oz range. For the sake of that relatively small weight and the extra peace of mind it will bring you. Take a Bivvy along....

In GEAR » is a bivy neccessary
November 12, 2:31am

Re: 110 g backpack
Eins, thats a great use for a supermarket plastic bag. The plastic is obviously pretty strong, especially when you consider the weight of the groceries you can put in them at the store. Instead ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 110 g backpack
November 11, 1:27pm

Re: Lil Nipper, fuel and leaks
I had the same problem with the Lil Nippers I bought from BPL and all of the red caps leaked. I now use a small soda bottle instead.

In GEAR » Lil Nipper, fuel and leaks
October 01, 4:35am

Re: Re: Aquamira & My Yellowish Platy!
Thanks Ben. You sound more knowledgeable than me on this. I don't even know why I keep the Iodine. Haven't used it in years, since discover AM. Based on your comment, I'll scrap the test. No poi...

In GEAR » Aquamira & My Yellowish Platy!
September 07, 3:43pm

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