What have you bought?

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

  1. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Berghaus Pravitale Light 2.0
  2. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Ordered a lawn weeding tool and some Miracle Grow - as the back garden is likely to be the only outdoors I'll be seeing for the foreseeable, at least want to look at a healthy lawn...
  3. RobH

    RobH Summit Camper

    The Fleece and Jacket have matching, very long double pit zips (waist to elbow) so you can vent to the skin. Have used them for about 16 days now and it is my go to system. I wore it last week in Wales in rain and drizzle it was ok, although for winter I would not use the windproof in rain as it would wet out and freeze. I happen to see the latest version last week and the design has changed, no pit zips on fleece and smaller separate zips on the jacket. In my opinion this is a backward step.
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers for the reply... I tried one on in Keswick... I liked the feel & function of it.
  5. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    A load of BBQ charcoal (delivered), as something tells me I could be spending more time than usual in the garden this season.
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    8 black pudding sausages from one of local butchers that I've not used before..(they're made in house and we're grand @Tartanferret) .. So much for stockpiling.... I troughed the lot with some bacon, eggs, black pudding and a glass of bourbon....
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  7. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    So blood sausage & blood pudding.
    Does the sunlight hurt yet? :angelic:
    suppose it's hard enough for you getting a good sausage as most are only around 70% meat product?
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  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Sausages and black gold are a dirty treat for me... But I've to watch the other ingredients.
    With the local butcher, there's no dextrose or wheat added. He reckons most of his seasoned sausages, content is around 97% pork. Bit lean for me, but they are a welcome vice in moderation:thumbsup:
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  9. Rmr

    Rmr Trail Blazer

    Sounds like my local butcher, no *****, just top quality, expensive but worth it. Cassidy in Hucknall, Notts is the place, just hop along there.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'll put him on my map for if I'm ever near enough to call.... Cheers :thumbsup:
  11. Rmr

    Rmr Trail Blazer

    His black pepper sausage is the best I've tasted. Now salivating, must go tomorrow.
  12. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    I never did understand that. I tend to buy German sausages because they tend to very high on meat content.
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  13. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Am guessing its just to make them more filling?
    edit: & cheaper to make
  14. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Finally, keepers.

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  15. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheaper filling, falser feeling of full, plus the sweeteners make you swear that the asda/Sainsbury's /tesco finest etc are simply the best tasting..... When really the taste is rubbish.
    mangalitsa pig (can be spelt different is where it is really at.... Very pricey... But considered to be some of the finest swine in the world?
  16. Frank

    Frank Backpacker

  17. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Loo upgrade. All you bog roll hoarders can suck my hose!

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  18. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Like a lot of others, I've thought about going that way but I'm no plumber and can't get anyone in at the moment. How'd you plumb it in?
  19. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    'The mirror and the light'. Hilary Mantel. The perfect distraction.
  20. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

  21. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter


    Bought from Wahl a couple of days ago: https://www.wahl.co.uk/product/elite-pro-haircutting-kit/

    With huge trepidation I just did my first DIY haircut.

    I needn't have worried, I just followed a YouTube vid and it went fine. No.8 on top, graded 4 to 6 on the sides.

    If you have a fancier hairstyle than mine then you might need more practice but for a graded short-back-and-sides it looks fine - even the missus thinks it looks OK.
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  22. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    Or get a bucket and a jug, which is what I used in the Far East for quite a long time. Fill the bucket with water from the tap and leave it by the loo. Use the jug or mug with your clean hand. Refill bucket as necessary.

    I genuinely don't understand the panic buying of loo roll.
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  23. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    I used to do mine all the time, not that it was a fancy style, just a buzz cut that was simple to do. Might have to dig the clippers back out again as the hair gets longer.
  24. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Ordered a set myself last week, glad to hear it wasn’t a total disaster :)

    I’m usually a 1.5 back and sides, trim on top and blended in

    Can feel a new thread coming :)
  25. Rmr

    Rmr Trail Blazer

    Place names to do with haircuts, to start us off.
    Barber Booth, Derbyshire
    Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire
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