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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gixer, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Diddi

    Diddi Section Hiker

    Thanks buddy,Please also remember no nicknames :D :wink:
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  2. Bopdude

    Bopdude Ultralighter

    Done and nope, lesson to all, don't use forum names when sending signed for, what a chew @Diddi had trying to get his parcel :(
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  3. Taz38

    Taz38 Ultralighter

    :rage: Over an hour on the phone to cancel a phone contract :mad:

    "As you've been a loyal customer we can do you a really amazing deal" now you tell me!

    After a polite battle with two indian peeps with heavy accents (and talking very fast) I convinced them that I do indeed want to cancel this contract (forever!). THREE are a PYTA. Anything to get money out if you.

    Rant over :muted:

    Quick mat question: how not to slip off a thermarest? Silicon? Anti slip mat?
  4. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Blow it up less hard.
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Finding it a nasty surprise how difficult it is to walk up a hill with lungs that still aren't working properly. :(
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  6. Taz38

    Taz38 Ultralighter

    Its the slipperyness thats the problem, not the height.

    Out of breath: you'll be fine, it just takes time.
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  7. Monks

    Monks Hiker

    I only just thought of this - so not sure it would work. But I wonder if bike puncture repair patches would work. Especially the more old fashioned plain rubber patches if you can still get them. I imagine the glue would stick OK and the patches are flexible so would stretch and fold as needed and maybe give just enough friction to stop slippage.

    Might try it on my mat actually as I have the same issue.
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  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Did anyone get the sportsshoes leaflet through the post this week, I've lost the extra 15% off code
  9. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    @Taz38.... Dots of Silicone dots can help stop slipping. As many neat little dots of Silnet 'dabbed' onto the face of the mat as needed.
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  10. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    When you have a DM chat with Alan Hinkes on Twitter. .. not many people I admire but he’s one
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  11. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Anyone seen my gloves?
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  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I left one on Craig y fan Ddu :-(
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  13. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Looks like @Shewie is being sponsored by base camp foods as well now :whistling:
    You competition winner you...
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  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Such coincidence :angelic:
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  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, standby for lots of name dropping and gratuitous photos of hot wet stodge in a bag in all future trip reports.

    Not really, just a £10 voucher for completing their survey
    JKM, Teepee, Munro277 and 2 others like this.
  16. oreocereus

    oreocereus Trail Blazer

    So I'm unfamiliar with how UK customs works, and it's a bit confusing, but.. does this mean I've dodged customs/tax duties? [​IMG]
  17. Foxster

    Foxster Trail Blazer

    Not likely. You'll probably have to pay before the item is released to you.
  18. oreocereus

    oreocereus Trail Blazer

    Darn - how lengthy is that process? Hoping not to have to deal with too much faff, meant to be leaving the country on Tuesdayyy.

    At home it was super easy, would just get a call or email, and a direct link to pay any duties online, so it wouldn't hold things up more than a day, but British folk complain a lot more about complications with customs..
  19. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Ok, can anyone tell me why I might want a titanium comb?
  20. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Because you'll save 4g over my plastic 9g comb and scratch your sunburnt scalp? Because it's there?
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  21. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    $19 to save 4g - I could go for that - but it weighs 34g :eek:
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  22. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Then you'll need another reason.
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  23. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    A real UL'er would just go for the buzz cut & forget the comb ;)
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  24. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    It is for removing any tiny bits of titanium that may have lodged in your hair. :D
  25. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Get rid of the floss would also provide a good reason to buy a Black Rock down beany :)
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