It would seem that there’s some kind of gear buying virus going around. It was probably something in the water at the Old Dungeon Gill. Mr Sloman and Miss Peewiglet may well have succumbed. Lord Elpus was seen with a new mattress.
Based on the liquidation of a really old Building Society account that was receiving a risible interest rate, I bought some boots. Various advice was given in the comments of a previous post. I did take notice, but in the end, the boots mentioned were mainly not available in Durham city, or much more expensive than I wanted to pay. And I was in a rush – so no time for much shopping around….
So I got some Mammut Impact thingies. they’ve got temporary goretex linings. They only have to stay Very Waterproof for two weeks. I’m expecting just a bit longer….
I got them for £85 with my 15% backpackers Club discount. If I’d used all my possible discounts, they would have owed me twenty quid….
I also bought Map 42 and two gas canisters.
And a Manx Kipper.
I was going to walk on Cross Fell tomorrow but backpackinlight has promised a delivery of the other gear I’ve been acquiring. These are:
A RAB bivi bag to keep me just a bit warmer and to defend my down bag against morning Akto drips.
A Primus windshield. (Everybody and his dog has a primus windshield) – and feet.
A primus kettle thing with a lid for the boiling of water.
A neo air mattress like wot Lord Elpus got. This will be lighter and bouncier than my thermarest
And in the last few days, I got these:
My TGO Challenge RAB polartech fleece, which is the same colour as Alan’s famous green jacket. Luminescent.
MY TGO buff.
Its ridiculous – I don’t do gear….