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#56471 - 25/06/10 01:10 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: lightweightmick]
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Registered: 01/02/10
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Loc: Boston, Lincolnshire
Just back from weekly 'shop'; today I could only find "Boots travel spray bottle", 50 ml, -still weighs 15g empty, abt 1-20 sold separately. (but my original bottle in fact held 25ml not 15.)
cheers
Ray

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#56473 - 25/06/10 01:26 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: runnerbeen]
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Registered: 16/06/10
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Still no joy today, its too bad I was looking forward to reaching Hellvelyn before the rain was due to set in.

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#56482 - 25/06/10 04:56 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: Dargie25]
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From the on-line store I ordered the rucksack from: Hi,

"We have received your order. Thank you.
Due to a break in recently we have had to re-order more stock back in and
the Golite are due in any day. We had hoped this would be with us by now.
As soon as this stock arrives in we will have your order posted out asap.
Sorry for this inconvenience, we do appreciate your patience on this matter.
Kind regards,"

Well that's my hopes dashed for a week, half a mind to ask for a refund and order from a different store.

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#56549 - 25/06/10 10:14 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: runnerbeen]
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I had a look in Wilkinsons - they do a travel kit of empty containers - 6.99 I think - has one sm. spray bottle - bit too small I thought - good selection of little bottles and screwtop containers though. The Avon SSS come in a pump spray 150ml size, so I suppose 75ml would be enough... dunno though... too big as is fo'sure. I suppose they are going to be a bit heavier due to the pump mechanism? A small bottle could be refilled from another small non-pump bottle though?
Ray sounds like you are talking more of a dispenser than a spray - Carex (and Tesco) do a 50ml anti bacterial hand gel for less than a quid - not weight it empty yet though...
cheers
lwm
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#56550 - 25/06/10 10:17 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: lightweightmick]
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Just tried the spray top from the SSS on the Gel bottle - same thread - that's me sorted, though I'll need to check it on an empty one to make sure it don't leak...
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#56551 - 25/06/10 10:34 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: lightweightmick]
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Might try that myself now that Iv got more time to fiddle with stuff. After some bored messing around with a tiny 18l daypack I have I'm pretty certain I can actually fit everything into a 35 litre sack. heck the 18 litre would have done the job if I had strapped the tent and foam to the outside (albeit with the seams at bursting point.) So iv ordered a cheapo 35L regatta sack to see if I can fit everything in. Its under a kilo so if everything fits in and its comfortable ill just cancel the jam order and save myself a few quid.

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#56575 - 26/06/10 12:56 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: Dargie25]
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'course you can flip that over and only take what'll fit in a smaller sac...
just some thoughts:

3 catogories:
essentials
needed?
the 'what ifs'

the 'what ifs' can usually offer up some treats - eg. what if I lose a tent peg? ...take a spare? No. I'll find a stick or use a stone. What if the guy line snaps? Carry some spare guy line 'just in case'. No. It isn't going to break.
What if it rains? What if it doesn't..?
Some people never get past the 'what ifs'. Someone kindly sponsored me yesterday, surprised that I went alone... 'Yes,' he said, 'but what if...' - 1st hurdle, he's down.
Making the shift in mental attitude can save a lot of weight, but some just can't make that move.
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith and as I put on one of my write-ups when, in the pouring rain, I was looking for somewhere dry to unroll the bivvy bag: 'shame it doesn't come in tubes'
I found a dry spot - not the best of nights, but was good to go next morning,
cheers
lwm
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#56576 - 26/06/10 12:58 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: lightweightmick]
lightweightmick Online   confused
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ps. could you save some volume with a compression sac for the sleeping bag?
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#56577 - 26/06/10 04:48 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: lightweightmick]
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I'm pretty sure I'm taking the bare essentials:
2L water
waterproofs
x3 spare underwear
x3 spare socks
tent
sleeping bag
minimal ground insulation
1 spare shirt
sunglasses
sunscreen
very small towel/flannal
light fleece (less than 300g)
water
minimal walking snacks
mobile
small amount of soap
money
very small first aid kit
1/2 meter gaffa tape
maps
compass

after some 'gentle persuasion' it does indeed all fit in a 35l sack with the insulation strapped to the outside. with this particular rucksack I cant seem to get most of the weight to the hip belt though, but granted it is less than 8kg altogether so its not a huge issue.

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#56580 - 26/06/10 08:19 PM Re: Ultralight advice? [Re: Dargie25]
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Registered: 16/06/10
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Quick question for anyone whos done the route before, Is it likely to be much quieter in terms of other walkers if I start mid week?

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