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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!
CityLuton
StateBedfordshire
CountryEngland

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All Forum Posts by Scott Ashdown

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Re: Non Melting Chocolate!
Here in the UK, some school pupils won an award for inventing non melting chocolate after they heard that British Troops in Iraq were really missing chocolate. I've included the link below for the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Non Melting Chocolate!
July 19, 6:26pm

Re: some pics I've taken this year
Stuart, The Ladybird picture looks like it might show the '10-spot' 'Adalia 10 punctata' Ladybird. They tend to hibernate together in huge numbers under bark etc. Can't tell from the picture ...

In Photo Gallery » some pics I've taken this year
July 18, 5:20pm

Re: Does anyone ORIKASO?
I have the Orikaso plate and yeah sure it will convert into a bowl or do the coffee filter paper thing but I have to say the versatility of the product is probably a little over stated. I'm surpris...

In GEAR » Does anyone ORIKASO?
July 18, 3:45pm

Hydrostatic Head?
A nice review that has brought me one stage closer to maybe ordering one. However, I couldn't see any mention of the Hydrostatic head rating.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Rainbow Tent REVIEW
July 13, 3:19pm

Re: Re: Plugging in the Formula Correctly...
Benjamin, I guess "Skin out weight" is the most important weight for me. I can't see the importance of worrying where I put each weight in the calculation. Sure, excluding food, fuel and water i...

In GEAR » Plugging in the Formula Correctly...
July 01, 4:45am

Re: Re: Plugging in the Formula Correctly...
Weigh yourself without clothes on. Weigh yourself with your trekking clothes on, pack etc, ie everything you will take with you. (Exclude, food, fuel and water - I also exclude my first aid kit we...

In GEAR » Plugging in the Formula Correctly...
July 01, 3:23am

Re: Night hiking
Well, i've been on many night hikes and agree it is a totally different kind of experience. I'm not afraid of the dark but when walking through woodland in the pitch black with the wind blowing, th...

In GEAR » Is this normal?
July 01, 2:51am

Re: FA Training & Other Gear
I always stick a few tablets to deal with Diarrhoea in my first aid kit. The tablets weigh almost nothing and its better to carry the weight of a few tablets than to lose loads of weight in the wil...

In Gear Lists » 1lb Survival/First Aid kit for scrutiny
June 22, 5:22pm

Re: Re: Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
Well my other half and her friends were waving a pair of candy panties at me the other day in a shopping mall,... cough, splutter, erh hem, Not quite sure they would work on the trail though.

In Multiple Use Gear » Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
June 19, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
Mark, Well thank goodness for that information. Can't say I spent much time looking at the site. I just followed a link from another outdoor magazine type website. I did kind of look at it in di...

In Multiple Use Gear » Edible Gear!!! Does it really work?
June 18, 2:40am

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