What have you bought?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the club @Foxster
    I've done this for 25 years and with the money I've saved I could probably buy the entire Hilleberg range
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  2. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    "Pro" self-hair-cut tips:
    Get plenty of light on the job.
    Sit between two mirrors so you can see the back of your head.
    When doing the sides, kinda sweep up and out to get a smoother grade.
    Use a high number (say, 8) for the first hack and get the feel of things for a bit, like how to position the clippers when doing all the bits around your head.
    An even very short cut (<2) is not so easy to get just right. Try for a slightly longer cut, say a 4. It'll mask any slight unevenness.
  3. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    0 cut all over for me. :)
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  4. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Trail Blazer

    Oh God, husband has just produced a set of clippers he's blagged off one of the neighbours and he's expecting me to turn into SW France's answer to Vidal Sassoon - this could be a bigger test of our marriage than a 3 week through hike :jawdrop:
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  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It's really not so tough.... honestly!
  6. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Used to razor mine for years, getting lazy though and now it's just bare clippers once a week, must have saved a fortune in shampoo and barbers
  7. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    Is the bog brush there to help remove stubborn tag nuts? ;)
  8. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Lol. Better than standard army issue; "Wire brush and dettol three times a day".

    Thankfully, the local Morrisons petrol garage had 3 ply Andrex in at normal prices yesterday. Still more expensive than 2nd hand books though, and you don't get the free edification prior to use.
  9. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member


    Tread Lite Gear tent can :)

    Go on, you know you want one :angelic:
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  10. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    My top tip.........

    Hand the clippers to someone else.

    Lol seriously perhaps I should try doing it myself while I am isolated (Mrs jkm has been cutting it for years) or finally take the plunge and do an Ed all over and see what it will be like anyway in years to come.

    I was actually roped in to cut my wife's last week, I like to think my few minutes if hacking at it with kitchen scissors was not a complete disaster.
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  11. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Today's arrival, a set of rather nice packing cubes from arc'teryx via sport pursuit

    Ordered a month ago for a summer trip to the French Alps.

    Which will likely no longer be happening :o o:
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  12. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Finally clicked on a DCF cricket, hopefully it'll be grand for summer use. :whistling:
    (& went looking for the packing cells mentioned above, with no joy, probably not a bad thing)
  13. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Pressed the button on a pipedream 400 (£44 off)...
    500g less than my current bag :)

    Loo roll: we have not bought any since before people started hoarding...(3/4 weeks?)
    I guess there were almost 2 big packs (12 rolls).
    Still got 12 rolls or so left.

    You need to shop early here to get any, but we cannot be arsed to stand in a queue just yet, and only shop when its quiet and when we need stuff. There is always kitchen towel (which you need to bin after).
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
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  14. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Good bags. The injury reason that mine doesn't get much use is that it's a bit too small for me.
  15. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

    Arc'teryx Proton LT hoody.
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  16. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Just paid my Ransom Demand of £12.64
    Presumably for my new filter

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  17. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Mine worked a dream. Did it myself!
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  18. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Heart shaped :D?

    OK. I'll resign.
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  19. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Pour milk on head, grip cat firmly.. D3D1B185-CA65-4CC9-BE73-E26941A6F26E.jpeg
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  20. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker


    I used to clipper my boys' hair, then when they turned into grumpy teens, dismissed my services.
    After a short spell of going to barbers, they now both have long hair.
    I wonder if the experience of clumsy mum wielding clippers had been a little traumatic.
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  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've always cut my sons hair - it's wavy so covers up my lack of expertise.
    He even comes home from uni. to get it done ….. might be something to do with not having to pay :rolleyes:.
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  22. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    I might feel a tiny bit guilty passing my barbers post-lockdown as I've pretty much decided I'm gonna carry on doing my own. The poor buggers there are gonna need the money and I bet I'm not the only one that will walk on by.
  23. rikdon

    rikdon Backpacker

    Me too. Should be delivered Thursday
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  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My mate just started a barber/unisex hair cutting buisness after 20 years of being employed. For the time being it's all shut down. This is going to be very harsh for a lot of people, by the sounds of it a few on here have been laid off :-(
  25. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Ohhh to have some hair so i could attempt to do it myself.... alas it’s not to be :( lost it all in my late teens early 20’s after a stint in the forces, it just never grew back. Saved me a fortune though in hair cuts :) First time it was wet shaved was at a friends house after an evening of drink and stuff and let’s just say it wasn’t a good look after using a bic razor and shave foam!!! it looked liked a butchered bit of meat in the morning :) I’ve learned from my mistakes since that blurry night.... extreme 3 razor and windsor shave cream is the way to go now

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