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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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All Forum Posts by Martin Rye

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Spanish Pyrenees
Thanks for sharing and fantastic views.

In Post-Trip Reports » Spanish Pyrenees, fist overnight in a while
July 16, 4:27pm

Re: WM
I have used a Atom and now use a Summerlite. Simple choice for you. Summerlite. Amazing bag and build quality.

In GEAR » Marmot Atom or WM Summerlite?
June 25, 4:15pm

Re: Estimate Jacket Warmth: WM Flash Confounds
"I would think that since a considerable percentage of body heat escapes through the head" Don't agree. I will use Wills own words: "First, let’s deal with the myth: “...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Jackets State of the Market Report 2010 Part 2
June 23, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 days camping and a bit of a report.
Sorry about getting back to you Roger. The stove was a Ti Gigapower stove. It was fuel efficient I suppose. Just annoyed me when a mate using my borrowed Pocket Rocket and same sized pot melted ...

In GEAR » Holy stove efficiency batman!!! Soto/Jetboil
June 13, 8:27am

Re: USA 1 - England 1
"The result was a thrill for the U.S. and a disappointment for England, which is looking for its first World Cup title since 1966." At least we have won the world cup. The disappointm...

In Chaff » World Cup
June 12, 5:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 days camping and a bit of a report.
Roger I don't get at odds? Lots folk rate the Jetboil on BPL. I recently as stated started using one and am delighted with it. Fast boil time, gas efficient and no windshield used so far. L...

In GEAR » Holy stove efficiency batman!!! Soto/Jetboil
May 31, 4:23pm

Re: Moment Upgrade?
"Adds 120 grams but eliminates any condensation issues--I stayed completely dry." - Henry wrote that to me the other day in a email. A good tent just got very good.

In GEAR » ultralight tent decision???
May 31, 2:16pm

Defiantly according to Henry. Clip in panels like the Rainbow has. He emailed me the other day about it. We discussed some stuff about the TGO Challenge he was planning to do and as a part of th...

In GEAR » ultralight tent decision???
May 31, 1:54pm

Re: Condensation
Henry is adding clip in panels for the Moment which will offer superb protection from condensation. He has been testing the Moment in Scotland for the last two weeks so it should be be a superb op...

In GEAR » ultralight tent decision???
May 31, 10:35am

Re: Re: 3 days camping and a bit of a report.
"Basic physics tells us that burning 2oz (60g) of gas releases 2.75MJ of heat. Even if the stove/pot combo was 100% efficient that would only boil 7.3 litres of water." - I wonder if you...

In GEAR » Holy stove efficiency batman!!! Soto/Jetboil
May 31, 9:20am

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