Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
Ha ha... welcome to the 6th decade ed..
Garmin InReach Mini. I don't actually want one but Turkey has started bringing in checks on people doing "mountaineering". I'm having trouble finding details but it appears their definition of "mountaineering" is very wide and includes even people out for a daytime stroll. Reading between the lines (or those that I can find!) it looks as if having a satellite communicator will help you to be looked upon favourably.
And it covers all of Scotland and reduced off peak rail in your home area .
Crikey - that sounds a bit "we want to know where you are and what you doing" .
It seems to go back to the winter before last when two people got lost in fog on Uludağ (a popular ski resort) and froze to death. I think there was some criticism of the authorities and this is their knee-jerk overreaction. It does fit in with their general philosophy re the relationship between the authorities and the public, though.
I've the last laugh....you can't get one till you're 67
Pah. If at all I reckon.
The PLB I have (McMurdo FastFind) doesn't communicate in any way with the satellites or broadcast a position unless you fire it up in an emergency.
Black midge head net, some sunpet jars 300 & 500ml, 4 maps covering the Iveragh & Beara peninsulas and a 1L drybag.
Isn't that what they said last time before rounding up everyone for possession of spying equipment?
Well, a few years ago a law was passed making it illegal to cover the lower half of your face in public so we're already at risk when we go out wearing a mask (as another law mandates)
He will have his covid passport for that
Altra timp 3's. Prefer the breathability of Lone Peaks but loved the extra cushioning Timps provide
I wasn't trying to be funny. Just pedantic.
It's about counting.
Your 60s are your 7th decade.
And don't get him started on when the new millennium really started
Just bagged one of the 2P X-Mids on eBay , glad I missed out on the first one now. Can't wait to test it out and start using it!
salomon filter, liteway simple quilt, nitecore 10000mah powerbank and hopefully arriving next week a dirigo 2
Decathlon goodies. Gloves, over mitts, another cap and a murse to put my binoculars in. Oh and some sun block stick
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