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Spend etc and sewing machines
George No need to apologise! I am (1) clumsy and (2) all fingers and thumbs; a sewing machine + me = blood and pain! So I think your experience is a timely reminder! I think I will stick to ...

In Chaff » Walk less, buy more?
September 05, 2:41pm

Spend spend spend
George, I wish I understood that! But, my partner and son are both horrified by the 'sewing machine' thought (if that is the correct interpretation of your thread!). If I had a sewing...

In Chaff » Walk less, buy more?
September 05, 1:44pm

Base layers: merino v silk v synthetics
I'm allergic to wool and am concerned that I am missing out with not being able to wear merino? I guess in terms of odours, and 'warm when wet' (say when you take your rucksack off and...

In GEAR » Base layers: merino v silk v synthetics
September 05, 1:39pm

backpacks with concave curved frames
I've used both and find that the sacks with a concave curved frame perform (very) slightly better ...but they cannot take any 'over-stuffing' as the curve pushes out, I guess becoming c...

In GEAR » Backpacks and Back Sweat
September 05, 1:31pm

spend spend spend
Mike Chuffing fine chaff you have started. I do lots of fell running and am not injured but still buy too much and, what is very very scary, have asked for a sewing machine for christmas so I...

In Chaff » Walk less, buy more?
September 05, 1:07pm

BB in UK
Roger you can order a copy via Amazon UK if you want:

In Make Your Own Gear » ray way tarp kit/ tarp book
September 01, 8:30am

Waterproof Zips
Thanks Roger, I fear you have confirmed my own suspicions - maybe they are just for people who get out in drier climes. Are there any more (waterproof zip) experiences out there -especially user...

In GEAR » Waterproof zips
August 31, 1:14pm

Looks like an ace ace trip = some lovely photos; I like the final beer one best!

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite: Glacier Pt to Red Peak Pass to Lake Merced
August 30, 2:13pm

Waterproof zips
I'm interested to hear what experience people have with waterproof zips... I have a very mixed experience of waterproof zips - i.e. they leak all the time at worst and at best are unreliable...

In GEAR » Waterproof zips
August 30, 2:01pm

As my Friend Don says, you can never have too many tents.

In GEAR » Double wall tent
August 27, 12:57am

All Reader Reviews by Peter Atkinson

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Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Great, light poles, but be careful with them.

In Trekking Poles
October 13, 10:20am

Gossamer Gear
I ordered a product from GG (and I live in the UK) and it arrived quickly but unfortunately it broke on the first use; I sent Grant an email and a photo and without question he sent a replacement - wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 13, 1:04pm

Stephenson 2R
... but then what tent is?! I have the 2R version with windows, and find this tent roomy and very stable; we camped at a high level (for the UK!) on a mountain side in Scotland and the tent was a s...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 29, 1:04am

Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
This is one of my favourite pieces of gear: cheap, light, functional, and just plain pleasing. I intend buying a few for mates for birthday presents as these aren't very common in the UK, and the...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 02, 7:33am

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is the perfect jacket for so many conditions and places. With layering I wore it as my main warm wear whilst camping at 700m in winter on a col in Scotland, in snow and winds; it's also ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 02, 7:27am

Hilleberg Rajd
I managed to pick up a damaged Rajd (cheap!) in the States last year, and it's been in my cupboard until this weekend, sad to say. I took the tent as we were running in a two day mountain marat...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
July 08, 2:25am

SMD Wild Oasis
I'm just back from 2 nights' backpacking in Scotland, with my Wild Oasis, the first time I have used a floorless shelter. I think that for Scotland this shelter is as minimalist as I dare go,...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 12, 7:16am