Stuff that is never going to be much use.

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by cathyjc, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Stube

    Stube Summit Camper

    These work fine on the heavy clay soils of the southern England - I've never had one pull out even on exposed cliffs. In contrast I've broken v-pegs (particularly titanium ones) just getting them into the ground.
  2. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Sealskin gloves...
    (Anyone want to buy some wind proof waterproof gloves? Or swap them for some decent mitts? Pleeeease?) ;)

    @Diddi cheap walking poles...you go out with a pair and come back with one-and-a-half. But seriously, I couldn't hike without mine (Leki).
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    As a waterproof I'd agree it's not much use, imho
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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Well, thousands find it waterproof enough, Inc a good proportion of UK MRTs.

    Both my Alta2s have been the most comfortable and waterproof of any waterproof I've ever usedin winter. That includes 2 goretex and 2 Event jackets and original pertex shield plus a spray way something or other.
    The Velez design is seriously flawed as a waterproof. The lighter face fabric is not so resistant either. the
  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Just imho Mole

    My £400 Pajaro was just as useless as my Velez

    I don't think there's anything that really works that well, it seems you can have none breathable heavy fabrics that keep out the rain but also keeps in sweat, or there's breathable with a DWR which eventually fails anyway.

    The best MRT recommendation I ever had was the Keela Munro, great jacket in all weathers but a pack filler
  6. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Paramo: not got wet in mine yet :cool:
  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I put mine away on good tracks and tarmac - just overkill. On rough paths and open ground they are invaluable IMHO …… not to mention holding my shelter up :angelic:.
  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    That's OK :thumbsup:. Keeping on track is for DoE'ers :cool::D.
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  9. Brendan

    Brendan Trail Blazer

    Wife and kids...
    Ok, ok. The kids might have some use. Never know When I might need a kidney or some bone marrow, (more likely liver the way they push me to drinking). ;)
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  10. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    They have their uses, but not where real 'holding power' is needed. Great for pegging out an inner tent, and as cooking skewers and general 'prodders' and 'pokers'.
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Ta' for flushing out 'the Allies' there @edh :)

    Guess it depends what flavour of politics we're discussing? as to whats 'seen as fit' hmm ?

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  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    :yawn:
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  13. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Merino baselayers...
    - heavy and not particularly warm (e.g. silk is warmer per gram and dries a lot faster)
    + less smelly (can't think of any other +)
    Took me a while to debunk the myth but glad to be rid of that lot....
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  14. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    With respect to what?
  15. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    ...except the Suluk46 self-arrest tool - does excatly what it says on the tin and at a weight of no excuse to leave it home (for high alpine summer hikes)...
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  16. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I was just stating I'm a little tired this morning, must have posted in the wrong thread sorry ;)
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  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    i used two in a honey stove as cooking skewers. didnt end well for my hot dogs and lompers or the fire beneath :D
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  18. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Me too, although I have lost a couple in longish grass when they've pinged off
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  19. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Checking the fire pits. Got distracted=melting.
  20. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Silk better than merino? True?
  21. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    IMO :thumbsdown:
  22. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Warmer and more comfortable gram for gram - yes IME - "better" may not be true for all (baselayer) circumstances... If yoúr baselayer gets wet while wearing it, merino will probably work better for you. Mine never have - at nighttime or for freezing daytime temps (or freezing wind), 100g silk keeps me at least as warm as 160g merino...
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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  23. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Trail Blazer

    A GSI highland flask. On, for some reason, a neck lanyard. I don't drinks spirits as Bad Things Happen and I've never fancied having a glass of wine on a summit, even on nice days.

    Once back down, however...
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  24. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    I still use a Karrimor "KIMM fleece" which is an asymetrical polartec 100 fleece that I bought in 1994. I use it somewhere between a lightweight midlayer and a heavish baselayer, and haven't seen much like it since until quite recently. It's allegedly reversable, but have rarely worn it smooth-side in.

    My kids finally did for my Jaguar-65 on DofE expeditions - some of their friends were similarly equipped.
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  25. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Sorry for digging up a dead thread but I was looking into perhaps making some diy CF pegs. Why should I stay away from the hollow tubes?

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