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Open invitation arctic meet 2017

Discussion in 'Other' started by Dave, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Those are good, I had to get mine shipped over from the states and It cost a packet.

    At the time I couldn't find a UK supplier anywhere.
     
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    I've linked to them mainly for Ash but if they are suitable for anyone else crack on lol

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    Which liners would you go for ?

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    I have both in my mukluks, the insoles and the liners, plus a plastic insole as well.
     
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    Yes I have the same I meant which liners would you pick

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    Depends on your mukluk size, and room to fit them. The thicker the insole better.

    I'm a UK size 9, but due to dodgy ankles have size 12 Canadian Military mukluks.
     
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    Ah right never thought of that the bigger the boot the more you can get in them lol

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  8. Wayland

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    Wool felt ones certainly perform well and are robust. I'm not sold on the synthetic ones I've tried.

    As Martin says, it comes down to how much insulation you can fit between you and the cold. Bigger boots means more insulation but if you go too far they may be sloppy to wear.

    As with all insulation, it gets compressed under your weight so extra insoles are usually a good idea if you can fit them in.
     
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    The air trapped inside the boot (in this case) is what provides the insulation, so don't use too much socks....the Swedish word Lagom is perfect for this (roughly, enuogh but no more)

    Greger
     
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    Thanks for the info both of you

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    ...and again
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    Hey, Sweden, save some snow for us :D
     
  13. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Looking good, how far are you from Jokkmokk?
     
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    :)..... ,,Thats a fine looking jacket ,,,:D
     
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    Greger is in Lulea iirc it's about 120km ?

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    Jeez...the snow, the snow...
    I live 160 km from Jokkmokk.

    I selected the wrong pic...

    [​IMG]

    Again, if given the option to get a twodogs creation - it is worth it.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I wouldn't argue with that.
     
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    Hi gents, apologies for my absence.. unfortunately I haven't had access to a method of contact for a bit.

    Blunt of it is, whether I like it or not, I won't be going anywhere at the end of the month… I'll be lucky to have a driving license, let alone a passport or approval for travel.

    It would appear that my previous illness is not entirely absent… it is advised I should be no further than a couple of hours from a specialist facility until I have more scans… so it would be rather foolish of me to venture off into the arctic circle knowing my condition. I've no doubt it would be inconvenient for me to die during our trip… therefore I will reluctantly stay where I am.

    I realise I have let you down and if I wasn't enjoying the facilities of a rather fine medical facility I would have let you all know earlier. I can report that the tea and coffee facilities left a lot to be desired. It would appear that ignoring headaches and the loss of ones mobility is not the cleverest of things to do.

    Meanwhile I have amassed rather a lot of clothing and equipment for the trip. If I should recover quickly I would very much like to take part in a future adventure as it is something I'd like to do in my lifetime. Just rather unfortunate that my lifetime does not appear to allow for such an adventure given current circumstances.

    I wish you all good travels and I hope to see many photographs of your adventure. I'd like to say I'll be there in spirit, but frankly I have no desire to tempt fate. Enjoy the experience and maybe bring me back a stick of rock :)

    Again, apologies.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I'm sure I speak for many here in saying that your health must always come first.

    I understand that you may feel you have let people down but if reaching out for a dream but not succeeding is "letting people down" then we have all done that at some time in our lives. The important thing is to dream and to try.

    I hope we will see a good recovery for you and I hope you do indeed fulfil your dream in the future. Deb's was very ill when I last made my trip to Jokkmokk. This time she is coming with me so it is possible. We will keep our fingers crossed and our thoughts with you.

    Good luck and much better health in the future.
     
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    Sorry to hear it Dewi, yes your health is more important than a trip, speedy recovery mate.

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