Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Talkback: Monday Kit Tip - Pack Staples

  1. #1
    Widdler
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8
    Don't forget spare gloves!

  2. #2
    Widdler
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    1
    The e+lite has a built-in small whistle/tool which is used to adjust the headband and remove the battery case. How loud it is, I don't know.

  3. #3
    ‹bermensch Kelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,122


    Hurts my ears but nothing like a 'proper' whistle, neither are the ones on the packs either however.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Jon Doran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    10,414
    Gloves were there originally, but seemed to have fallen out somewhere. I've put them back now... thanks :-)

  5. #5
    Ultra King Mrs Nesbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    21,279


    Just a couple of thoughts...

    I have (or had until ed stole it ) an e+lite. Fantastic for summer use/backpacking, but personally I like to carry something with a bit more oomph for primary winter hill use and have the e+lite as an emergency torch with my other bits and bobs.

    I carry a pair of buffalo mitts as spare gloves. Warmer, cheaper, more packable and lighter than most of the windproof/fleece type gloves.

  6. #6
    Ultra King
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    8,732


    What about emergency food? Or is that a 'given'?

    I wouldn't go into hills in winter, without something very 'energy rich' that I'm not that fond of, so less likely to eat it unless necessary!!

    Don't see a whistle on my e+lite.

  7. #7
    ‹bermensch Kelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,122
    It's the plastic adjuster on the strap mate... unless yours is different

  8. #8
    ‹bermensch
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,097
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelvin View Post
    It's the plastic adjuster on the strap mate... unless yours is different
    the older types (like mine) just have a basic cord-lock type adjuster.

  9. #9
    ‹bermensch Kelvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,122
    Right - so it's a worthwhile mod from Petzl then I guess

  10. #10
    Mini Goon DodgyKnee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    111
    Losing a compass will make a map useless?

    Don't think so

  11. #11
    Initiate padstowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    767




    I believe the quote was " but a lost or broken compass will render it near useless, particularly in poor visibility" so there is a big difference in your statement as to the article! If you don't believe me just try using only a map in poor visibility in a place you aren't familiar with.

  12. #12
    Goon David Marshall 3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    264
    I lost my compass a few weeks back whilst I was out and about & I did not have a spare one with me. Luckily I was almost back at the car and knew where to go but for me it was a valuable lesson learnt.

Similar Threads

  1. Talkback: Monday Tip - How To Pack A Rucksack
    By fatty tim in forum Article talkback
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-06-2013, 08:12 AM
  2. Talkback: Monday Tip - Adjusting A Pack To Fit You
    By Charles Ross in forum Article talkback
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-07-2012, 06:22 PM
  3. Talkback: Monday Tip- Dry! Dry! Dry!
    By Nick P 10 in forum Article talkback
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-04-2012, 04:45 PM
  4. Talkback: Monday Tip - Winter Pack Essentials
    By Nigel Healy in forum Starting out?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30-01-2012, 10:11 AM
  5. Talkback: Monday Tip - Put A Cap On It!
    By supercorsa in forum Starting out?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-11-2011, 02:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •