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  • Sick as a dog so, show me you Bivi / Bikepacking / Adventure racing gear…..
  • Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    a bit of a gear show may cheer me up.

    😐

    Premier Icon AJ
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    check this out

    Premier Icon AJ
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    Gonna be running some trips come the thaw maybe even thinking of offering packrafting too.

    Premier Icon slugwash
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    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…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8308384@N06/sets/72157624055262824/

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    🙂

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    Premier Icon slugwash
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    Oh, and I forgot about lightweight bike-packing……. 😉

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    more!

    Premier Icon flatfish
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    Some good pics there AJ.

    Premier Icon nickname
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    slugwash, it seems you replaced the haribo addiction with whisky for the dartmoor trip 😀

    Premier Icon damitamit
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    Changing bikes means changing kit.

    and the next year…

    Premier Icon singlespeeddan
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    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.

    Premier Icon Bigface0_0
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    This is cheering me right up, first day back to work today and wishing it was Summer again…, ROLL ON THOSE ADVENTURES..))

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    Premier Icon Bigface0_0
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    kiwijohn: Im loving those epic design bags, always wanted some of those……

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    I was going to ask, is that what that large bag hanging off the saddle/post is?

    Premier Icon Bigface0_0
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    http://www.revelatedesigns.com

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    I just wish they were mine. Sadly only borrowed. More from that trip here.

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Both times more of a comfy camping kit than a stripped back suprerlight
    A couple of years ago

    29 Dalwhinnie by TandemJeremy, on Flickr
    last summer

    42 Windmills bicycle and us by TandemJeremy, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Bigface0_0
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    Tandom good call, my mates just got one of those looking forward to us giving it a go soon))

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    IMG_4444 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    IMG_4447 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    IMG_4023 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    Hennessy Hammock,

    IMG_4022 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    homemade handlebar sealine bag holder,

    IMG_4369 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    IMG_4441 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    handles great offroad 😮

    IMG_4547 by coastkid71, on Flickr

    more info here on everything taken:Bikepacking set up

    and a wee adventure; Biking The Kintyre Way

    Premier Icon tang
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    bivi nerds – i salute you. loving this thread.

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    still need more, like the term ‘Bivi nerd’

    Premier Icon Bigface0_0
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    Nerd question, What sleeping bags do you lot use they seem really small?

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    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


    Winter Welsh Bivvy Trip by fantasticmrmatt, on Flickr

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    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

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    Titanium tent peg?

    Stove made out of a coke can?

    Premier Icon thebiglad
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    Not exactly kit photos but here are some photos from a trip we did in autumn http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlandsian/sets/72157624933743513/

    Premier Icon Anthony
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    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!

    Fav bits-

    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
    Windsheild 19g
    900ml vargo ti mug
    Petzl Elite headtorch 28g

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    Anthony – Member

    I drilled my ti spork with 30ish 3mm holes to save weight

    Very good!

    Premier Icon c
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    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.

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    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.

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    From the welsh ride thing this year:


    welsh ride thing by placid casual, on Flickr

    Everything for 2 days riding, including tent, mat, sleeping bag, food, dry clothes (mmmm) in a 20l and a 13l alpkit dry bag.

    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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    Budget bikepacking for you.

    Gelert 1.5kg tent, about £25. Altura big saddle bag, about £17, with Tesco lightweight £10 sleeping bag falling out, cheap frame triangle bag, £2 off ebay. Camelbak HAWG on back. Rode from Derbyshire up to Mark Townley loop, round the loop the next day, and back on the third. Brilliant fun.

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    The Gelert tents, better than a tarp and bag? thought about one of those before but like the idea I can keep a eye out for…. Someone running off with my bike..

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
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    Who’s gonna run off with your bike if your in the middle of nowhere?

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    Lightweight setup for an overnighter on the SDW…

    ..and testing out my new frame bag…

    The Revelate stuff is really well made, definitely recommended (if you don’t mind waiting a bit).

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    What an enjoyable thread. 🙂

    I’m very interested in those saddle bags. Have a couple of ideas for 3 day adventurettes and am wondering whether there is sufficient room for changes of clothing.

    I must confess however that I don’t do discomfort so would be staying in B & B’s.

    vdubber67 – what did you think of your Altura saddle bag?

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