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Sorting the ‘van’s heating probes

Back on 29 December I posted a blog about an issue we’d encountered with the ‘van’s heating probes in the fresh and grey-water tanks. These probes are designed to help prevent the water tanks from freezing during very cold weather. … Continue reading

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We’ve used our new Michelin snow-chains at last!

This morning we aimed to leave the Glenmore campsite quite early. The first time that we’ve moved the ‘van since our Cairngorm trip a few days ago. However, over the last few days the weather has been bitterly cold: -8°C … Continue reading

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DIY insulation for water jerry-can

Given the issues with our under-slung water tanks I’ve decided that we can’t afford to let our 25 litre jerry-can of fresh water freeze. So, I bought an insulated camping mat and I’ve cut this up to form an insulating … Continue reading

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Problem with heating probes: the cause of the freezing tanks?

Now, if you’ve been following some of my previous posts you’ll know that we’ve been having some real problems with our fresh water tank and grey water tank (and associated pipe-work) freezing in these sub-zero temperatures.

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Our new snow chains have arrived

The snow chains for our ‘van came the other day. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet as the ‘van has been “laid-up” at my parents whilst we’ve been staying with them over Christmas. Ironically, in the … Continue reading

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Heading to Fort William for Christmas

The journey from Edinburgh to Fort William today was very beautiful due to both the frosty weather and the spectacular scenery. Here are a few of the photographs taken when we stopped at the top of the Blackmount near Rannoch … Continue reading

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Finally, snow chains are on their way

Today I have finally got round to ordering some snow chains (online). After much deliberating I’ve decided upon the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chain, which I’ve purchased from Towequipe.

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Challenges of cold weather “camping”

Last night as we were preparing our climbing gear for another day on the hills and finally getting ready for bed the wind really picked up (gale force). Luckily, I had the sense to put down the ‘van’s steadies earlier … Continue reading

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Pack, discard, re-pack

This week has been a challenge. We’ve been deciding what we need to take with us on our big trip. Not as easy as it sounds. We need all sorts – the list is endless.

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Preparation is everything

This week has been focused on completing the one or two bits and pieces in our lounge that we just didn’t quite get done before our friends visit last week: Elaine was busy taking up the new curtains (two pairs) … Continue reading

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