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New Member Introductions / Re: just saying hi
« on: February 13, 2013, 04:03:44 PM »
Hi Steve...
All you have to remember is that kids know everything and then you can take it from there.
Welcome to an excellent forum.

Emergency & Backup Equipment / Re: Safe Storage
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:45:12 AM »
I've got several sets of these boxes from Sainsbury's.
Been using them for a couple of years. Apart from making up various first aid kits I use them for food and other bits and pieces that I want to be able to find in my pack quickly. Great for keeping squashy food in once piece. Have even worked out how to make "box sized bread" for box sized sarnies.
Boxes are easy to pack, always in the same place in my pack so I know exactly where to find them. Great for taking any rubbish home too.

Plans / Re: Christmas 2012
« on: December 24, 2012, 04:07:55 PM »
Just back from a couple of hours Nordic walking in the very muddy local woods. Sky's as black as night but it's actually stopped raining.
After a soak in the bath we'll be chilling out with an Italian and some nice wine tonight.
Then it's all go for the turkey fest tomorrow.  :)

Have a good Christmas everyone.

Cheers  Bob

Emergency & Backup Equipment / Re: Emergency Alerting Service "Cram Alert"
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:45:37 PM »
Excellent video Lyle.
I didn't know about the 999 text service.

General Discussion / Re: Carrol Romer
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:08:56 PM »
Excellent information Hugh.
It's fascinating to know where things that we take for grant originated.


Reviews, Suggestions and Advice / Re: "The" Book
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:02:34 PM »
Hey Barry...
Definitely a rash that on closer inspection looks like a map and in really serious cases there will be compass needles in the eyes  8)

General Discussion / Re: Unreasonable expectations
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:52:32 PM »
Hugh you should be writing comedy scripts!

I get into serious trouble and suffer at least a week of purgatory for taking 1 or 2 ladies for an afternoon of nav practice.
Maybe I'd be safer with some hairy a**** soldiers? 

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:43:39 PM »
Welcome Jim... Don't worry about asking daft questions, you'll always get some sensible answers.
Enjoy the forum.


Reviews, Suggestions and Advice / Re: "The" Book
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:41:33 PM »
Don't try and absorb it all at once Barry otherwise you'll have serious navigestion  :)

General Discussion / Re: Unreasonable expectations
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:24:49 AM »
I'm always on the lookout for faffage (great word) and rabbits whenever I take groups out on any terrain.
Whatever you say or do there's always going to be one who does the whole thing, overdressed and too fast at the start, then slow and cold later.
Personally I like to start out cool, even after some stretching, and wearing exactly what I want to have on about 45 to 60 minutes in.
Maybe that's a think too far for some people? But for me it works most times unless there is a big change in conditions.

New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from Tyneside
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:12:39 PM »
Hi Simon and welcome to the forum.
You'll find this to be one of the friendliest forums anywhere on the web.
So whatever you want to post about or ask questions on, you can be sure of helpful replies. 
As you've already discovered there's a wealth of experience at all levels here, so feel free to join in and share you experiences with us.

General Discussion / Re: Publicity
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:14:06 PM »
Nav article by Lyle in the Hill Skills section of the latest edition of TGO mag.
Good plug for the UNM and mentions in the Contributors pen portraits his Royal Institute of Navigation award for writing the UNM.

General Discussion / Re: Merino wool
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:05:34 PM »
Woolite is definitely the best thing for washing merino stuff. Equally import is to wash at 30 degrees other wise you can shrink it.
Been using Smartwool phd socks for a while and am very pleased with how comfortable they are and how well they last.
Although I have several pieces of Icebreaker kit I have been trying RAB MeCo recently. It's 65% merino and 35% mix of coconut and polyester fibres. Very comfortable, warm and dries much faster than Icebreaker. No odour problems after several days wear. Also a fair bit cheaper than Icebreaker.

General Discussion / Re: Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:04:58 PM »
The Lego version was better than the real thing.  :P

General Discussion / Re: Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:53:21 PM »
Certainly takes a brave man to jump from 23 miles high.

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