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    I think this might actually be the key thing....

    I think this might actually be the key thing. Perhaps the stuff being used in the 'States (by 'Sawyer' or something similar) is intended for a farmyard type application, but diluted down it ends up...
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    my understanding (from other threads I've read on...

    my understanding (from other threads I've read on 'hammockforums') is that it is toxic to cats and aquatic life while in its liquid form, but once dried that it's quite safe. But this is just wisdom...
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    Ref Permethrin.. I'm a member on hammockforums...

    Ref Permethrin..

    I'm a member on hammockforums - predominantly US-based. While there's a debate there on the use of permethrin and possible side effects etc etc, there's a reasonable strength of...
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    Hi there, Where to start! It's a big place,...

    Hi there,

    Where to start! It's a big place, with lots (and lots!) of coastline, especially on the west coast. But there are definitely lots of 'cool' experiences to be had without exposing...
  5. hiya, PM sent on yukon and Lomo bag. Cheers...

    hiya,

    PM sent on yukon and Lomo bag.

    Cheers

    D
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    hi, A lot of good points made with regard to...

    hi,
    A lot of good points made with regard to training, and obviously lots of you guys will be familiar with Loch Ness. I just thought I'd come in on this with a bit of 'local knowledge', perhaps for...
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    Definitely makes a trip to Sweden more likely! ...

    Definitely makes a trip to Sweden more likely!

    Quick question: what time of year was it? In flickr, the pictures say they were taken in January 2011 - but I suspect Sweden would look a bit more...
  8. Hi BH, Could you say where the Lodge is that...

    Hi BH,

    Could you say where the Lodge is that the family will be staying in? Even roughly - it would give a better geographical focus for offering any advice.

    I'd certainly echo what's been...
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    Hi MB, PM sent. D

    Hi MB,

    PM sent.

    D
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    Hi hector, We re-did our central heating...

    Hi hector,

    We re-did our central heating system a couple of years ago. It's a "thermal store" system, with three heating options.
    1) the original old oil boiler - still reasonably efficient and...
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    Folks related to using the trangia burners in...

    Folks

    related to using the trangia burners in these smaller stoves:

    I got one of Mk1 (or Mk2 or whatever it turned out to be...) backcountry boilers. Some folks have had problems, but mine...
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    any number of places on the lochs to camp, not so...

    any number of places on the lochs to camp, not so easy on the river as you're going through farmland and are never that far away from the road.

    But, if it were me, (short days and lots of darknes)...
  13. Hi there, I'm in Inverness, and regularly...

    Hi there,

    I'm in Inverness, and regularly travel to Glasgow. I could easily get it that far. I usually use the train, occasionally drive, but even by train, a paddle would be no great hardship.
    ...
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    Hi Thomas, I think Oban is more well known for...

    Hi Thomas,

    I think Oban is more well known for sea kayaking, with a couple of businesses catering to that.

    There is one company based near Oban called 'Stramash' ( www.stramash.org.uk ). They...
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    I go up there regularly with our diving club. I...

    I go up there regularly with our diving club. I don't think anyone would mind a van being parked in the car park, or perhaps even along the road between the houses and the fishery pier (not the old...
  16. permethrin concentrate - ideas to protect self & kids from ticks

    hi folks,

    Saw the earlier thread about tick numbers and it reminded me of something I've been considering. Up here, deer are very numerous and ticks rife - we even get them hanging up the washing!...
  17. Thread: Waist Packs

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    hi there, I was wandering around the Lomo site...

    hi there,

    I was wandering around the Lomo site this evening looking for kids wetsuits and and found just the thing:

    http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/dry-bag-bum-bag-waist-pouch.html

    Got to...
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    'Condensation' is the likeliest cause? I've very...

    'Condensation' is the likeliest cause? I've very limited experience of canoeing (hence exercising / perspiring) in a dry suit, but 1000's of hours using them while diving.

    With a 'membrane' suit...
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    As I said, thanks for looking. This is now SOLD...

    As I said, thanks for looking. This is now SOLD pending funds and all the usual details.

    Cheers
    Donald
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    Karitek roof rack FS

    hi folks,

    I've posted this on UKRGB too, as it seems to have a pretty active sales forum, but it's worth a go here and someone might have their eye out for one:

    "For sale from next Wednesday,...
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    hi sk8r, I bought one of those paddles a while...

    hi sk8r,

    I bought one of those paddles a while ago as a 'real emergency' option for my RIB. It stayed collapsed and probably got soaked in seawater a few times. Anyway, when I came to think of...
  22. Thread: MKettle Review

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    FWIW, got an mkettle after reading the review -...

    FWIW, got an mkettle after reading the review - no problem with it at all, but I was a little bit swayed by the 'knock off' design issue. So when Devin put the backcountry boiler onto 'Kickstarter' I...
  23. Thread: Tent stove

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    yep, I know about the 'wood on a bed of ash'...

    yep, I know about the 'wood on a bed of ash' thing. We have a stove at home.

    However on this particular occasion (see post 2) the stove just didn't want to go properly, having been literally...
  24. Thread: Tent stove

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    Cheers Kev, Did you do the plate rack thing...

    Cheers Kev,

    Did you do the plate rack thing because you also felt it wasn't burning so well?

    I'd be interested to see pics of that hinged flap on the bottom mod when it happens. I've gone for a...
  25. Thread: Tent stove

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    Hi Kev, As I'm sure you know that's a...

    Hi Kev,

    As I'm sure you know that's a 'frontier' stove, and there's at least one other thread on here about them. I have one and it can be good, though a little difficult to keep going sometimes,...
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