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    Wild Camping in France

    I walked 550km of the Pyrenees GR10 with a hammock and only had to go to ground twice. Lots of trees in the Pyrenees.
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    Planning Lightening my load

    Puritabs instead of water filter = lighter weight. Why such a big knife? Unless you're planning on battening wood (and the Victorinox might not be up to that) if you really need a blade how about a craft knife or a Stanley Knife blade? Why a Jetboil? Why not a wood stove with a titanium pot?
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    Quick overnight wild camp at Ullswater with canoe

    My mate Jim and I decided to have an overnighter at Ullswater. We parked the campervan in a layby near Glencoyne Bridge and inflated the Sevylor two man canoe. Off we padded across the lake towards Silver Bay. I was hammock camping and Jim wanted to try out his tarp so we veered off just left to...
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    Norway - advice wanted

    Last year I walked 550km of the GR10 in the French Pyrenees and wild camped with a hammock/tarp so pretty experienced I'd say. I'd be tempted to do marked trails simply because it makes navigation easy and I don't want to have to carry 10kg of maps.
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    Norway - advice wanted

    Thanks for the useful replies. If I'm camping out would a Summer bag with 500g of down (+ clothes worn inside the bag) be sufficiently warm? I know it's a 'how long is a piece of string' question. I generally sleep quite warm. And I assume there could be a massive temp difference between the S...
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    Norway - advice wanted

    I've fancied going to Scandinavia and am considering going to Norway this summer. Probably in June and probably for a month or so. Does Norway have any long distance marked footpaths? Do people have any particular recommendations of places to visit? I'm planning to hammock camp and go...
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    I forgot to mention it. Gaffa tape and a few ibuprofen. Didn't need either.
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    For food. On the route you're passing through a town roughly every two days so you can eat what you like there. On the hill I ate my fresh food first - bananas, bread, ham, cheese then switch to stuff that would keep and not suffer in the heat - dry sausage, cereal bars, dark chocolate, sweets...
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    Lightweight is the only way to go. More pleasure, less effort.
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    Sorry for the delay in replying. This is the bit from my book which explains the kit: Equipment Whatever I was taking I would have to carry on my back for 900km or so. With this in mind I did not want to carry a single gramme of excess equipment so I thought long and hard about what I really...
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    Sorry for the delay in replying. This is the bit from my book which explains the kit: Equipment Whatever I was taking I would have to carry on my back for 900km or so. With this in mind I did not want to carry a single gramme of excess equipment so I thought long and hard about what I really...
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    550km in the Pyrenees with an 8kg sack and hammock

    Not a report but I've done this so if anyone would like to ask any questions please fire away.
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    A 400 mile walk through England

    Just published on Amazon an account of my 400 mile charity walk through England for The Alzheimers' Society. Done in lightweight style. 8kg sack. Camped out a few nights with hammock/tarp. 10%of profits go to the charity. Happy to answer any questions about the walk...
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    Your 'ONE' thing

    My objective bushcrafty wise is to finish the last 400km of my Pyrenees walk. And continue to improve my fitness by running a marathon. If you're fit everything is so much easier.
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    West Highland Way - any advice for a solo wild camp trip?

    From memory Rucksack. Lowe Alpine 40l with all excess straps cut off. Hip belt removed. Bum back used as hip belt. Summer Rab down bag. 700g Silnylon tarp 400g ish with pegs and guys Hammock ripstop nylong 350g Shoes. North Face Ultra Kilowatt. 500g the pair Water bottle - 1.25 litre pop bottle...