Encouraging more folks to go "Wild"

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  1. Safari

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    Gassing - the Myth ?

    I've tried not to be controversial nor harsh (some may say I failed ?), however ... before anyone says they heard down the pub their neighbours cat overheard an uncle who talked to his best mates cousin that they heard somewhere from someone that somebody had ben gassed ...

    I have personally made up my mind based solely on this and NOTHING else direct from the Royal College of Anaesthetists
    http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/news-and-bull...ents/statement-alleged-gassing-motor-vehicles.

    That's all - & how that potentially squares up with any personal experience to the contrary I don't know - I wasn't there.

    I can hear the Moderators groaning already, he's only 5 posts in and starts a blinkin' thread about gassing, aaarrrgh ! I'm new here and I hate internet ping pong ding dong arguments, so I hope I haven't upset some sensitive folks who may take offence, from any personal type experience.

    I've just attempted to put forward my judgement of the situation and if folks have a different opinion and decide, it's such a big decider and it's still not for them, that's fine - in fact why am I encouraging more folks to wild camp, it should be fewer the better, i.e. more room at the side of beautiful Loch Maree watching the Eagles for the rest of us :) [BTW there's toilets, including disabled toilet there too and they get cleaned daily, but the flushing water is brownish, because it comes straight from the Peat. There's also taps, but why would you need a tap - the Lochs full of the stuff. If you google earth it looks a bit narrow and you have drive down a gravel track between an old crofters barn and a bling Loch side "Grand Design" but I've seen 50+ seater buses drop of tourists for the wee ramble to Gairloch, it's a great walk btw - but that should be another thread].

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  2. Don Quixote

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    aaarrrgh !!!!! and welcome
     
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  3. Wildbill

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    it has been a well established consensus on this forum the it is a complete myth
    welcome to the forum
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    welcome, the statement is from 2014 and gets quoted regularly on here

    but back to your far more interesting reference to Loch Maree, where is this car park you speak of?, I have used the one on the south west bank close to the visitor centre, but that would be quite a hike for your average coach holidayer back to Gairloch :)
     
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    Preaching to the converted.
     
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    Hello and welcome!

    Yes, tis a complete myth
     
  7. Safari

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    I know, there's some good lay-bys by the road near the Visitor Centre, which are ok, and I not sure of the exact location you mention (the same? or not) but it's here :
    57.688688 -5.551461.

    Google street car has been down and worth a look.

    Granted it's a few miles hike thro' the trees to Gairloch. Driving North, past the Hotel at Slattadale and there's a sign off to the left. Not that obvious.

    Picture attached from 2014 when the sun was shining brightly.
     

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    Welcome. The only gassing you will ever experience in a motorhome is if A. You feed the wife on beans, sprouts, peas and cabbage, or B. If you owns a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. (y)
     
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    Or a Labrador :).
     
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  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi and welcome, FYI this is Fun and there are no moderators, the members here are Funsters

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    Welcome.

    Not only is gassing a myth but so is any mention of "moderators" on Fun.

    We don't need moderators... we have Jim.

    Whoops... sorry Peter... never was as quick as you!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    But ................. is it safe to be gassed using refilled non-refillable bottles?;)
     
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    I believe it is safe but only if the filling adaptor used was made in China and bought from Ebay.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    See what you have started............................:mad:
     
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    In the trees?
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    My wife has been gassed on a number of occasions - she has experienced violent coughing, irritation particularly of the nasal passages,

    When it has happened this has been solved by me moving to the other end of the motorhome and closing the dividing door unless I can get away with blaming the dog (only works sometimes)
     
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    Never believed that gassing was real.. but not at all interested in wild camping.
     
  19. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Why ever not ? You aught to have a go . Would you rather this (although we do love the site in Moffat , and are going again this new year !) image.jpeg Over these examples........ image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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    Same holiday, top one on a site( only the 2nd night stop out of a 3 week trip, moving on somewhere different every day ) the others just us , no one else bliss. We much prefer wilding. But you have to be set up for it.
     
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    We also love the c&cc site at Moffat. But nope sorry.. in the UK it's cls cs' THS and sites... abroad it's Aires and sites.
    Wild camping just doesn't appeal to us at all.
    I think a big part of it is we like mixing with (like minded) people.
    There are ... as I'm sure you know.. some stunning sites too.
     
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