a bit of a gear show may cheer me up.
a bit of a gear show may cheer me up.
Gonna be running some trips come the thaw maybe even thinking of offering packrafting too.
a bit of a gear show may cheer me up
I'm always happy to cheer up a fellow camping-kit anorak, hope this helps....
OMM 2010 kit...
(Link to original Flickr page 'cos the picture's festooned with notes... http://www.flickr.com/photos/8308384@N06/5125198769/in/photostream/)
Kit from an on-foot bivi trip on Dartmoor....
Some more stuff here...
Oh, and I forgot about lightweight bike-packing.......
Some good pics there AJ.
slugwash, it seems you replaced the haribo addiction with whisky for the dartmoor trip
Changing bikes means changing kit.
and the next year...
Here is mine
Stove went in a camelback as it rubed a hole in the bag on the rack. ended up using an alpkit backpack instead.
Sleepingbag, mat and bivvy o the bars, Clothes and pans in the rear, and wash kit, andfood and waterproofs in the back pack or strapped to the top of the rear bag.
Still need to make a harness for the front bag to stop holes gettting rubed in the dry bag and to attach the map to.
This is cheering me right up, first day back to work today and wishing it was Summer again..., ROLL ON THOSE ADVENTURES..))
kiwijohn: Im loving those epic design bags, always wanted some of those......
I was going to ask, is that what that large bag hanging off the saddle/post is?
Tandom good call, my mates just got one of those looking forward to us giving it a go soon))
more info here on everything taken:Bikepacking set up
and a wee adventure; Biking The Kintyre Way
bivi nerds - i salute you. loving this thread.
still need more, like the term 'Bivi nerd'
Nerd question, What sleeping bags do you lot use they seem really small?
Well for I have a ME Dreamcatcher 750, bit big but a true winter to summer bag (Sleepzone 10 to -12°C, maybe a bit warm in the height of summer)
The bag and a Hunka XL go in a 13litre Alpkit Airlok extra drybag and get strapped to the bars.
As can be seen here
So who has done the most ridiculous thing to save weight?
Mine is cutting my toothbrush in half. I think my fave gadget ( that I don't own) is the ti cafetierre
Titanium tent peg?
Stove made out of a coke can?
Not exactly kit photos but here are some photos from a trip we did in autumn http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlandsian/sets/72157624933743513/
I drilled my ti spork with 30ish 3mm holes to save weight And I don't carry the safety pin for my balloon bed as I just pop them by hand!
Octane 18x pack 460g
Terra Nova Lasercomp 988g (with decent pegs)
Or- Rab Survival Zone 400gish
PHD Minim ultra sleeping bag 350g
Balloon bed 90g (exc pump as can use bike pump)
Titanium esbit stove 13g
Fuel tabs at 18g per 15min burntime
900ml vargo ti mug
Petzl Elite headtorch 28g
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I drilled my ti spork with 30ish 3mm holes to save weight
Nice blog coastkid, that happily took care of 30 mins or so
Some inspirational stuff here.
I've been thinking about bikepacking for a while and next summer might be time to do it.
Is there a beginners guide somewhere, or is it a case of searching for old threads on here and asking questions ?
I'll do a few short practice nights out first and short trips, but the long term plan is to ride from home, up the Severn, back down the Wye, then back up the Severn to home.
Probably the worlds most epic cheeky ride. One full week, including both weekends, at 40 miles per day should cover it.
Its not rocket science. You have to decide what point on the comfort / light spectrum you want to be. Discard half of what you think you need, pack up and go.
I'd try your kit with a single night out first.
Yeah, definitely plenty of local single nights out before I head off on a nine day trip.
It's the basics I could do with some suggestions on.
What tent, what sleeping bag, how do I attach it to the bike, that sort of thing.
I've still got most of my old camping kit from years ago, although I suspect my whisperlite stove is the only thing still usable and not obsolete by now.
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