Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Please Sir, can I have some more?

The long range forecast for my Hardangervidda trip next week has got me wishing for all kinds of shiny new kit such as a nice lightweight summer sleeping bag and a minimalist insulated jacket. Unfortunately time and lack of availability are against me so I will make do with some heavier duty alternatives for the time being. One thing I will be doing is wearing shorts and learning to deal with the threat of ticks, something that I have never really considered before. I'd like a Tick Twister please. Water availability will not be a problem on this trip but protecting myself from the sun could be so I'd like some more sunscreen and my new Headsweats hat to turn up. Between now and the start of my trip we're also moving house so I'd like some more time as well please.

4 comments:

Nielsen Brown said...

Have fun moving and above all else enjoy the trip, please save some of the sunny weather for me the following week.

By the way you may like to look at http://www.safecard.dk/ they work on Danish and Scottish ticks, not sure about Norwegian ones though. They can be bought in Matas in Denmark

Holdfast said...

Nielsen - fingers crossed this high pressure hangs around for a while. It's been so hot here we've been able to sunbathe on the balcony after 10pm...

Are the Norwegian ticks different?! Big hairy ticks with horned helmets?! I hope not! Ha ha! That Safecard looks just the ticket, you can leave it in your wallet which most people carry with them all the time (obviously I'd have to remember to take it out and put it in my Aloksak that acts as my wallet out in the mountains).

Chris (i-cjw.com) said...

If you want to get Montbell stuff straight from Japan, then it might be worth getting a Tenso.com (http://www.tenso.com/en/landing/) account - you can shop online at the Japanese site, deliver to Tenso, and then they will forward the goods to you at a very reasonable rate. And you never know - in these days of fast-fluctuating exchange rates, you might get a sudden bargain!

Holdfast said...

Chris - thanks for that Tenso tip! Very interesting. I've never followed the Yen/Kroner exchange rate before! I really like the look of the Mont Bell UL Parka.