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  1. Thread: Backpacking

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    Re: Backpacking

    Montana is way out of my league. I may still get back to Wales and Scotland though.

    As for B&B, I try to budget for £5 a day though i take food as well. Lithuanian army rations off eBay most...
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    We're taking a late lunch. The morning involved a stroll along the riverside and several shopping malls, the boy is mesmerised by shops and loves air conditioning on days like today. We found three...
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    He has membership at the Backpackers Club, they have a list of phone-first friendly wild camping areas which might end up useful. There's a wild camping section at Camping in the National Parks:...
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    Jowan and I are now in Shanghai, in an apartment just off Renmin Square, having travelled something over a thousand miles in under six hours on a train the like of which Britain will never see, never...
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    We're getting on very competently, the apartment is ideally placed and we're finding our way about. What I've never managed to immediately work out from one country to another is how waste disposal...
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    You're quite right about treating foul winter weather with respect. When I had a car, getting down from remote places in an emergency was a simpler fallback to provide and I'd take the family onto...
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    Backpacking

    I'm not sure whether I've mentioned the boy backpacking but since I'm typing I'll put up a thread. He's been out along bridleways and rural footpaths and he likes it. I've carried camping gear and he...
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    I brought with me a pocket memorandum book in which, under the heading FG, to jot the occasional reminder of any passing incident. It reads, to date:

    Ad stream tunnel
    Wainwright skunk

    I'll...
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    I'll try in the morning, there's one a hundred yards down the road.
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    As for initial impressions of the locals, people have been uniformly helpful and well disposed. We've not been near any touristy places yet. The food shop was a reassuring sight but there's no hint...
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    It's been a long trip, the boy grabbing the odd hour of sleep when possible. I had several hours once we were here. He built some Lego so he's settling in. We shall take some photos tomorrow. The...
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    Re: The Zurich Caper

    We're away again, this time in Beijing. I'll update this thread with this account it I may. It's warm here and 3am while jet lag persists so the boy is flat out on a sofa.
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    Re: The Zurich Caper

    How might one attach the two parts of the drip tray of an inissia Koenig coffee machine to each other? They appear to be made to swivel or pivot but I don't want to force the plastc.


    ETA

    Ah....
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    Re: The Zurich Caper

    It was -15 centigrade (3 Fahrenheit) with blizzard style falling snow and wind at Jungfrauhoch yesterday afternoon, the boy was disbelieving until we went outdoors in it. Even in Zurich there was an...
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