Monday, 16 April 2007

Monday Holiday

Local holiday here in Aberdeen. Woohoo. Rolled out of bed. Ouch ouch. Showered, didn't shave, shoulder healed nicely after being ripped in the sun when I only had a t-shirt on under the rucksack straps. Ouch ouch. Breakfasted. Gosh, lost 8 kilos; 17 pounds; 1.25 stone. Ouch ouch. put on the The Outdoors Station Podzines from The Outdoors Show and treated feet. Ouch ouch. Sooth. Started to order some gear. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.

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Ronald Turnbull's interview was good, many relevant snippets (e.g. pacing and eating). I'll be ordering his book on Ben MacDui when it comes out, by Millrace Books. I'm taken by the chap who took his service revolver with him on a hike to forage for food. I wonder if I can get a titanium Webley from anywhere?

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All the interviews were courtesy of Andy Howell's hard work. Good chap.

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Ordered 2 pairs of Air Force One X-Socks, and some more refreshing foot balm from BackpackingLight.co.uk.

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Weird Darren had ordered some of Agropharm's insect repellant, so will be good to hear wheat he got and how it worked out. Sounds interesting.

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Ordered a dehydrator from QVC (the shopping channel) for £32 inc postage. Thanks to Bearded Git for pointing that one out to me.

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University shooting being reported in Blacksburg, Virginia. Numbers of dead being increased as news comes in. Insert your own expletive.

26,000 students on campus, says the web. I keep failing to grasp the size of these places. As ever, my sympathy to the families involved. A lockdown on start of student year, and now this.

7 comments:

sally in norfolk said...

Got my x-socks over week-end cannot wait to try them out...
reading all this stuff about dehydrators makes me want to try one out not that i really need one... :-)

sally in norfolk said...

btw what do you think to the foot balm and have you tried there cream too ???

AktoMan said...

The refreshing balm is great. I use it more than the other cream. I carry both in my 'lotions and potions' bag.

For me, the refreshing balm is good, as I use it as a forehead balm too. I suffer from migraines, and noticed it was similar to the '4head' rub.

I used the 'pre-walk' cream too, but not religiously.

WD said...

Duncan, I already have the stuff. I got it at the Outdoors Show. If it works for me on the Challenge the dogs will be getting a dosing before walks to stop ticks ;)

AktoMan said...

Hi Darren - it looked a confusing amount of products on their site. But my head's not come down to earth yet.

WD said...

Duncan,
only confusing thing on the stand was did I want wipes, or spray ^__^

If you want to try the wipes I can send you a couple.

AktoMan said...

Thanks, Darren. I'll have a look on their site in more detail. Heard that it is supposed to ward off ticks too. This is the reason I'm looking into it. I hate the wee b@st@rds with a vengeance. Midges are annoying, slugs are squeamish, but ticks deserve to die. Yuck.