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New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from the other side of the Pond
« on: February 02, 2014, 03:05:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum Stuart!

New Member Introductions / Re: Getting going
« on: February 02, 2014, 03:04:30 PM »
Welcome Sammy,
Have fun...!

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Edinburgh
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:34:54 PM »
Hi Duncan from a fellow Scout Leader!
Keep up the good work passing outdoor navigation skills to your Scouts.

New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from New Zealand
« on: December 11, 2013, 04:57:51 PM »
Hi Aaron,
Welcome to this truly international forum!

New Techniques & Learning / Re: Seven Safe Practices
« on: November 28, 2013, 09:52:05 AM »
Looks to me like very sound, reasonable advice (so no bullet for the messenger from me at least!)

'Knobology'... like it!  ;D

New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Southport
« on: November 28, 2013, 09:45:52 AM »
Hi Motorlaunch,
Yep, there's lots to learn here (I have)! I'd recommend you set aside some time to trawl through all the back-posts (may time a while as there are lots!) and you'll soon get a feel for the wealth of knowledge & experience that the folks on here have and share!

New Member Introductions / Re: Hi All
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:12:30 PM »
Welcome Roddy.
Good luck with your ML assessment.

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Wales
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:34:08 PM »
Hi and welcome to the Forum Brian!

Emergency & Backup Equipment / Re: Backup Emergency Communications
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:09:05 PM »
Of course we have to take newspaper reports with a pinch of salt sometimes but I guess that there's at least some truth in the report.

Ignoring whether they overestimated their own skills or underestimated the task they set themselves, to venture out without a back up way of navigating demonstrates incredible naivety.

Happily, it sounds as if everyone escaped relatively unscathed (wounded pride excluded perhaps) and, hopefully, these at least have learned a very necessary lesson and may help others to avoid making the same mistake in future.

Emergency & Backup Equipment / Re: Backup Emergency Communications
« on: August 12, 2013, 02:50:26 PM »
Think that these guys should have joined the Forum and read the advice re not depending exclusively on electronic nav devices and the need for back-up!

Seems they were depending entirely on a mobile 'phone which proceeded to run out of battery!

Can't believe anyone with an ounce of sense would have not realised that mobile phone batteries don't last long and not carry some form of back up power.... not to mention that it appears that they didn't even have a map & compass between them!  :-\

I hope they got charged for this eminently avoidable rescue. Numpties.

New Member Introductions / Re: New member from Belgium
« on: August 09, 2013, 08:14:01 PM »
Hi Rudi,
Welcome to the Forum!

First Aid / Re: Lyme disease
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:30:55 PM »
This link just got shared by one of my FB friends.
Not sure it adds much to the debate in this thread but it shows similar topics are being discussed elsewhere...

Ha Ha, I'll do my best Boogyman! ;D

Thanks for this discussion.

Lyle's test review and the (new-to-me) revelation of Android insecurities has convinced me to stick with my iPhone when my renewal date arrives in a month or so!

Every day's a school day!  ::)

Maps / Re: This video is the best I have seen on maps!!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:48:23 PM »
Ha ha, that is hilarious!
But also demonstrates, as the old saying goes, that "many a true word is spoken in jest"!
Excellent stuff ;D

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