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    Mini Goon
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    Well ive decided, Im going, i might even stay at the bothy. My back pack weighs in at 3 1/2 stone. Oh dear....

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    22kg!

    I was well over weight at 15kg! What are you taking?

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    Fire wood is the most of the weight, i need enough to stay warm through the night. Other than that sleeping bag, roll mat, food, water, beer.

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    Swap the beer for sprits and the wood for coal!

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    I havent put the beer in yet and was thinking about spirits, the wood is already in the bag, too late now. Im gonna dump the wood halfway up in the bothy.

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    Rather you than me mate! However I hope you have a really good time!

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    ill put the pics on when i get back, if i get back..........

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    not going now, my mate has just pulled out, oh well, there is always next week

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    22kg(48 POUND)thats nothing,my rucksack weighed 52 poundwhen i first started wildcamping.now down to about 11kg.

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    ray what was in your bag?

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    everything.

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    no sh*t

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    I bet Giant Haystacks could of lugged 22kg!

    Ok.... I'll get my coat....


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    ok cans ofbeer trangia and fresh veg to pimp whatever meal i have.i like cooking when camping(you cant beat sitting in porch or outside tent weather permitting while cooking.machete for fresh lamb

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    My first camps were static affairs, with everything transported by my dad in a Reliant van. It didn't matter how much stuff we took. One time, in the middle of winter, I asked my dad to drop me out on the moors for a week, where the ground was frozen solid, and I was the only person on the campsite. I think the farmer spent the whole week having sleepless nights, worrying about me! Anyway, my dad had warned me that he wouldn't be available to collect me, so I'd have to make my own way home. I think he imagined that I'd walk down the road and catch a bus, but instead I walked across the moors, maybe a dozen miles or so. I have no idea how much my pack weighed, but it contained a heavyweight tent, a steel-framed camp bed, a folding steel-framed camp chair, a windshield with wooden poles, heavy cooking equipment, plenty of clothes... oh... and a whopping telescope for viewing Kohoutec's Comet! It was probably the toughest day's walk I've ever done... so Justin... don't take too much!

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    1973-74 paddy?

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    the moral of the story is think light, do light, go light, but dont go without.....

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    Ray... there's a man who knows his comets!

    I didn't actually see it, by the way, even by heading for the darkest bits of the Pennines. A newspaper reported who viewed it through a massive telescope said it was very disappointing... like the ghost of a tadpole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Dillon View Post

    Ray... there's a man who knows his comets!

    I didn't actually see it, by the way, even by heading for the darkest bits of the Pennines. A newspaper reported who viewed it through a massive telescope said it was very disappointing... like the ghost of a tadpole!

    i'm a fake paddy, i goggled it

    i did have a 60 refractor once though but it was not powerful enough for anything other than the moon. i just use binos now for casual use.one day when i have a spare couple of grand i will buy something special.

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