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 on: February 23, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by whoRya
Hi Doonabel, welcome to the forum.  The midges can really spoil things, my only solution to them is to avoid camping in the areas they are worst i.e. in the valley, near water. 

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 on: February 22, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Doonabel
Thanks RedLeader, I have camped out 'in the wild' on two occasions although it must be 6/7 years ago on the last visit and once in Castlewellan, both different experiences but both great craic.  The one downside to wild camping is the midges, I can learn to live with them as part of the 'experience' but it was the deal breaker for my hubby lol, they feasted on him!  Apart from lighting a fire if you have any tips on conquering the beasties  :-[, it might persuade my family to give it another go.

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 on: February 22, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by RedLeader
Welcome and congrats on Ben Nevis, it's a great achievement! Camping in the Mournes is just going for a hike and not coming home until the next day 8) You can get geared up reasonably cheaply for summer camping and you can always have a try somewhere like Bloody Bridge Campsite or Meelmore Lodge where you can camp by the car and escape if you have to but still be in the Mournes and able to hike around. Once you have the comfy camping sorted you can strap your pack on your back and head off up Slieve Bearnagh for a night  ;D

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 on: February 22, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by RedLeader
I suppose the bigger question is how long does it take poo to biodegrade naturally. While the Mournes are wild and remote, Northern Ireland is a small place and the Mournes are the best mountains we have so while parts of it might seem well off the path, you never know when someone might turn up in the middle of the night wanting to pitch a tent :) However, on the other side, the Mournes are full of sheep and there's generally poo everywhere anyway!
My thought is it's better to just pick it all up and throw it in the bin. It's not like it's hard to do and it just means less crap around for people to accidentally stumble in.

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 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Glenn B
 :) :) :) :) :) :)

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 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Doonabel
Thanks  :)

 7 
 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Doonabel
Eh..thanks for the advice Glenn B, but I think I'll stick to thermal gloves to keep the hands warm lol.

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 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Heggs
Welcome Doonabel! Hope you enjoy the forum  :)

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 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Heggs - Last post by Heggs
 ;D ;D

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 on: February 21, 2018 
Started by Doonabel - Last post by Glenn B
I think if you just use a bit of common sense ie if it's out of the way it can stay that way but in the winter I always bag it nice and tight stick it in your pocket or down your gloves and hey presto warm hands all day   :D :D :D

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