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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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Member profiles & contact ability!
I read on one of the forums a while ago (Sorry - I can't find the forum again) that BPL were looking at introducing a member profile feature, where members could have a page that described them, in...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Member profiles & contact ability!
August 06, 4:49am

Forum Traffic?
It seems of late that the level of posting to forums has dropped. Of course I might be totally wrong and the forums might be as busy as they always were but it does feel, at least to me, to be ...

In Chaff » Forum Traffic?
August 06, 4:13am

Re: One Luxury
Hmmm, that would have to be a sleeping cot. I know LuxuryLite® make the 'Low Rise Cot™' That would be infinitely more comfortable than the BMW Torsolite pad I use now. (The BMW is comfy too, it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » One Luxury
August 06, 3:23am

Re: Golf club poles
Well, thanks again everyone for the comments. Hmm, using a tarp. I have to confess to never having slept under a tarp. I have always used a tent to date (Currently a Terra Nova Laserlite at 1.1k...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 06, 3:06am

Re: cut up a platy
Cool idea for using an old Platy. I'll have to give that a go.

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
August 05, 3:30pm

Hiking Poles - How Do I?
Well thanks for the input so far. I have been looking around for some trekking poles. The lightest i've seen are the Gossamer Gear Lightrek and also the Traile Stix sold on this site. However, n...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 05, 3:23pm

Hiking Poles - How Do I?
David, thanks for the link. It certainly gave me some useful information. Haven't been able to get out to a store yet to try some actual hiking poles but managed to to swing a broom handle around i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 05, 9:23am

Re: Emergency winter backcountry stove
An alcohol stove certainly isn't the best thing to be using for melting snow. Alcohol doesn't vaporize as easily in cold weather and melting snow is probably the worst thing you could try to do wit...

In GEAR » Emergency winter backcountry stove
August 05, 3:49am

Hiking Poles - How Do I?
I have never used hiking poles before. I always just thought to myself, 'They will get in the way - become an annoyance.' I have therefore walked many a mile without them. However, there is no doub...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 05, 3:13am

Re: Related question - can you pre-mix Aqua Mira?
I asked the question of McNett, the makers of Aquamira whether it could be premixed before a trip. Here's their reply by email: Dear Scott, Thank you for your email and question regarding ou...

In GEAR » Aqua Mira Warning
August 03, 9:43am

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