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Message posted by VangoMan0207/12/2019 at 7:28pm
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Unfortunately the backpack trip I had planned earlier this year had to be cancelled.
I ended up with a chest infection that I could not shift for 3 months. Even after several double doses of antibiotics.

My lungs are knacked anyway but I still try to push it and hope to do the backpack next summer. It won't be any distance too talk of but its just to experience that backpacking/camping experience.

I just got hold of a used once Force10 Carbon Helium 200 that comes in at just under one kilo. Which will replace my Vango Apex 200.
Fingers crossed for this year!

Sounds like you stopped smoking before it got too bad, well done.

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Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 07/12/2019 at 7:40pm
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I had a bad dose a month ago that knocked me for 6. Getting back into it all. This summer one of the most enjoyable trips was quite a short walk. As you say, the best is just to experience that backpacking/camping experience.
A helium 200? The daddy of the current helium. Nice tent. Having a tent that weighs so little really helps.

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Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 27/9/2021 at 11:22am
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Coming back to this.
I never got to go on the WHW due to the epidemic. Luckily I recouped most of the outlay. We had a very strict lockdown over here so couldn't get out much. 5km meant no camping. I was working from home so saved some money and bought some new gear. Once restrictions ended I got out into the hills and Las year I took a chance on a very cheap ferry deal...

I promised photos of the WHW but would anyone like to see a log of our 5 day section-hike of the GR34 in Brittany? Pontorson to St Malo.

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Message posted by spiritburner27/9/2021 at 6:07pm
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Great to see you posting again. I'm up for pics of any trip on here!

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 28/9/2021 at 11:16am
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I think I will only be posting in the Backpackers section SB. Good to hear from you.



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Message posted by seanfdh28/9/2021 at 1:55pm
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Hi Ewen, I'm always happy to see photos from you in whatever section. Good to see you again.

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Message posted by Caligula28/9/2021 at 5:24pm
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Me too!!

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 02/10/2021 at 8:45am
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Not this weekend though. Best man at a wedding

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