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pdtempan
2009-06-15 15:39:33
Re Coleman gas
Hi Calgarygirl, I can't give you definitive answers, but may be able to offer some useful info. Firstly, may I presume from your monicker that you are arriving from Canada? If so, it may help to know about my experience last year making the trip in the opposite direction. My partner and I spent a week travelling across Eastern Canada with a Camping Gaz stove for which we were unable to buy cartridges. Assurances by camping specialists here that Camping Gaz is sold in Canada turned out to have no basis. Basically, butane is common in Europe, but we found out that propane was the norm in North America because it works in lower temperatures. Of course, that's not to say that you are necessarily going to have the same problem as us in reverse, but I don't think Coleman is a brand you'll find easily available in Ireland. I see some references to it on the internet indicating it is available in specialised camping shops in England. Maybe some of you more hi-tech campers on MV will be able to confirm or correct me. I would be concerned that you might end up spending a lot of time valuable walking time hunting for suitable cartridges. Your best bet might be to buy a brand of burner that is commonly available in Europe at the start of your journey in Ireland, and you can probably do this in either Drogheda or Dundalk, the two main towns near the Dublin-Belfast road. You should be able to get the Ordnance Survey maps there too, though sometimes they only have the sheets for local areas. There is also an OSNI 1:25,000 map for the Mournes, which you should be able to buy in Newry. If you have trouble getting hold of sheet 10, try in Donegal Town. Hope this helps, and enjoy your trip! Paul
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Summit Comment
Corduff: My wee dander to the summit
Ulsterpooka a day ago.
I followed Muschi's and Paddyhilksbagger route. When going to the trig I moved on a few cows before I walked to the trig. After taking a few pics I seen the large brown bull in the field was block...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Clare Coastal Hills
simon3 a day ago.
We have added 14 Coastal Hills for Clare today. Intriguing names like Stockeen Cliff Top, 185mJust to remind. A Coastal Hill is a hill of at least 50m with a drop from the top or prominence of 20m...

  
Track
Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca
GSheehy a day ago.
Sticking the boots in the bag, when the intention was to go and have a rest.Justifying a walk, that?s predominantly as walk, Len: 30.8km, Climb: 2274m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 6 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Track
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
simon3 3 days ago.
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It sta... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland) Sliev

Summit Comment
Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen a week ago.
View of Caoinkeen from Gougane Barra Horseshoe walk

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen a week ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Cruach Eoghanach is a handy outing on the days when you get out of the car, feel the force of the wind and rain, look... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 329m, Area: Cruach Eoghanach, S Donegal/W Tyrone (Ir

Summit Summary
Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and S...

  
Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

  
Track
Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


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