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Re: Great pub
Blackfriars was my local during our six week Summer stay. Still just around the corner from our flat now near St. Paul's but there excellent pubs everywhere. Amazed the office workers don't...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 6:57am

Re: Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
Haha Stuart! Yes I agree completely with all 4 points. Especially the long summer days and midgies I experienced last July. Satans spawn those midgies! The topic of the weather also seems to be ...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 2:48am

Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare"
Hey Will, just moved to central London myself six weeks ago. Haven't done any hiking YET other than a two week scramble course I took last Summer in Snowdonia. Totally awesome experience. I ...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 1:05am

Re: Montura
Mountain Equipment uses the same design concept in some of their jackets as well.

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 30, 12:05am

Re: Re: has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
EPI Gas in Japan has promoted a paper lined "power gas" canister rated to -15c for some years now. https://www.epigas.com/products/cartridge.html#g-7009 They also sell winter "...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
November 28, 1:14am

Re: Re: Re: Shoes for snowshoeing
Really the only way to see what works on longer trips is to make several longer trips. Frankly, I prefer hut life in Winter. The daytime Winter fun is superb but the nights are just too long to be ...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
November 24, 4:16am

Re: Choose your own adventure layering
Hmm, you seem to have all the pieces but if you are willing to spend more money I would spend it on a set of Cap 4 EW High Efficiency base layers first. They have serious Winter mojo. Over this I w...

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
November 24, 1:19am

Re: Re: Glove shells and liners
The gloves you have now will be fine during active hiking at 15F. Your enemy in deep winter conditions while active is wind. A windstopper like fleece glove is best but Thin plastic disposables wor...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
November 24, 12:24am

Re: Re: Re: Shoes for snowshoeing
On a Winter overnight I would not bother with the faff of a shoe "system." Get yourself a pair of light insulated boots like the Vasque snow junkies and some sock changes and call it good...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
November 24, 12:09am

Re: re
CAMP Corsa Nanotech 60cm is your buddy.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:50am

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