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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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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 o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AM... How long after mixing?
August 01, 7:20pm

Re: Drink Powder Re-Packaging
CrazyPetes idea wasn't bad. Instead of sealing one end of the drinking straw (That contains your powder) with heat or a paperclip as suggested, cut off two one inch lengths from the straw. Then fol...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink Powder Re-Packaging
July 30, 10:28am

Paramo Mens Cambia Short Sleeve Tshirt
A really good article and one that also took time and effort to put together, thanks! I was looking at the Cambia Short Sleeve Tshirt by Paramo, link below. They are touting this as a 'Two in On...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 30, 2:36am

Re: Kilt
I bought a down smock from a company called Klattermusen. On their website they also had a hiking kilt available - 160gr size medium. I never tried it, so don't know what it's like but it is anothe...

In Multiple Use Gear » Where did I see that?
July 27, 3:19pm

Re: Pressurized Alcohol Stove with simmer capability
Nicholas, not sure if it's just the way you phrased your question but you can use titanium pots on alcohols stoves that don't simmer! If however you do need to simmer,you could take a look at th...

In GEAR » Pressurized Alcohol Stove with simmer capability
July 27, 3:05pm

Well, I went and looked at Hardcores Blogg, what a joke! He freely admits that it's only within the last 6 months that he got back into backpacking after a FIFEEN YEAR hiatus. Who is he to be criti...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 24, 1:09pm

Re: Remote canister stoves
Bill, I had no intension of trying to refil a canister. I use an alcohol stove and have done for years and have no intention of changing. It did strike me as extremely dangerous although I have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Remote canister stoves
July 23, 4:10pm

Re: Remote canister stoves
Mark Can you explain what you mean by a fitting to tap directly into the canisters? Is this a valve that is puncturing the canister, i.e. tapping in through the metal sides or is it an attach...

In Make Your Own Gear » Remote canister stoves
July 23, 1:35pm

Re: Wicking fantasy
Ian your post made me laugh. I too sweat heavilly, i'm especially crap in really hot conditions, or even mild conditions for that matter. I break into a sweat even after getting out of a shower!!! ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wicking fantasy
July 22, 6:24am

Well this has certainly been one of the most heated forum threads in a long time. Ignoring some of less thought provoking - more provoking coments, some good points have been made. David Lewis I...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 22, 5:55am

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