The Outdoorsy "Sofa".

Discussion in 'general sports' started by chilango, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    If you want to do two boil in the bag type things then the MSR reactor does one with a bigger pot although it's certainly something to wait on a sale for.
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  2. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    For just boiling water a JetBoil is a neat bit of kit. I like mine. To the pint that dive been known to use it on day hikes to brew up rather than carry a flask.

    Alpkit and others do similar set ups.

    Otherwise my PocketRocket served me well till it was nabbed. There’s a new version out now.

    My newest stove is an Alpkit Koro. Remote, so better in Winter and able to take a slightly bigger pan than Pocket Rocket types. Not had chance to use it yet as I’ve also got to replace my pan set that was also nabbed.
  3. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I got a Coleman one that's remote from the gas bottle in a Go Outdoors sale recently. Can't see the point in spending much on those and pocket rocket type stoves. They all seem to work of the same basic principal. Dispense gas and burn it. They are all light enough.

    I'm staying in the Betsy Y Coed YHA tonight. It's fucking freezing. Sure it's a whole lot nicer then the normal bunkhouse, but it's not much warmer and I'm paying a fair bit more for it. Won't be staying here again.

    Going to Pete's Eats for breakfast. I know it's a bit of an instituation, but not been there for a few years as not often in Llanberis around breakfast time, in fact don't do cafe breakfasts that often. I'm quite excited, but also prepared to be a bit let down in what I remember. I'm sure the breakfast thread would make short work of pics I post in any rate.
  4. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh


    Gave the axe and crampons an airing today on Snowdon :)
  5. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Sounds like we are going to have some epic winter conditions this year!

    Although I can't see myself getting a chance to go out to play for a while. :(
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  6. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Lucked out on the weather for our day out. It’s foul in Capel Curig right now. Holed up in the Siabod Cafe before heading off to pick up our daughter.
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  7. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Yesterday on the way down.

    It’s not quite like this today!
  8. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Weather was amazing in mid-Wales yesterday, but somewhat less so today... IMG_20171228_154718010_HDR.jpg
    Not yesterday...
    The bothy of who's name we do not speak...
    Comfort is like, really, really heavy.
  9. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    Nice Berghan :cool::thumbs:
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  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

  11. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Well, duh, I'm not going to have a wank am I?
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  12. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Fucking old skool muthafuka.
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  13. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

    kebabking Innit, ive still got mine, must be 27 years old, maybe a year or two more. Its an absolute quality bit of kit :)

    Nicely taped too!!
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  14. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Oh yeah, if anyone happens to find an orange Black Diamond ice axe spike protector somewhere between Teifi Pools and Llangurig, could they pass it along? Cheers.

    You'll know it's mine because it looks brand new, which it fucking is..

    Certainly is, I've not used the Vulcan in an age, preferring the much lower weight of the Roc or, if necessary, the Crusader, but it's got to be said that the Vulcan, despite its monstrous weight, is quite comfortable.

    All of mine are antiques, all from the late-80's/early-90', and they've all survived the less than careful treatment of the last 25 years (shit, that make feel really old) and the opportunities for camping holidays it has so generously provided....
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  15. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    I've just entered the 2018 Classic Sweden

    Never done an organised thing before :hmm: I'm usually a (very) solitary hiker.
  16. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

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  17. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    I've given myself 5 days to walk 110km thru the Arctic. Any slower, I miss my flight home.:thumbs:
  18. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    That looks like The. Best. Thing. Ever.

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  19. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    How many people will be doing it? Are there bears in northern Sweden?
  20. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    oh there you all are.

    please recommend me some waterproofs over here :)
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  21. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    2000 over the course of the event.

    Yes, there are bears. I won't see one though. European Brown Bears are pretty shy.
  22. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    managed to get out to the brecon beacons this weekend, parked at Llantony Priory then hiked about 8ish miles and camped. Was brutally cold and I had that wind where you hear it rumbling in the valley like thunder, then it slams into your tent like 5 seconds later! Was pretty challenging tbh, pitching tent in icy wind with numb fingers, but enjoyable - can be good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally imo.

    At one point I thought the tent might collapse - the poles were bending alarmingly, but it held up well, its hand made in Scotland and made for serious conditions. Once in the tent, I was snug as a bug, listening to the radio with a hot brew, but if I even stuck my nose out of the sleeping bag it went numb within a minute! Not sure what temp was overnight, but guessing at least around -8 windchill. Next day had a lovely walk along the top of the hill and back to the car. Sweet!
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  23. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    having trouble posting pics for some reason, try again...
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  24. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Went for a little walk in the peaks today. Meant to go running but the frozen mud and icy puddles on top of stanage sapped my will to live, froze my feet and rolled my ankle so I hiked the rest. Great fun, bloody freezing. Here's a pic of Ladybower.

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  25. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    From the cinema thread but just as apt here...
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  26. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    Posted on the snow thread but belongs here too really.
  27. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Is it a bit sad that I got excited about getting one if these today ? :oops:

  28. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Poo with a view :D
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  29. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Wondered up Kinder today, still a surprising amount of snow and the wind was bitter. Was the first time I've entered Edale on a train. Made the most of it by demolishing a few pints in the Nags Heads along with an alright burger. The wait at the station afterwards felt Arctic though.
  30. chilango

    chilango Cold, frankly incensed and...meh

    Hopefully going to Scotland for a wander and a few nights wild camping in a couple of weeks. I never make it up to Scotland though :( I worry that the forecast "Beaster Weekend" might scupper my plans thus time around.
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