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by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: big family tent recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 105

OT: big family tent recommendations

Evening teamsters. I'm looking for a 6-person tent, preferably with three bedrooms but two will do at a pinch. I've been over the big camping store websites and have a few thoughts, and also found a Vaude Badawi Long on evilBay which would be perfect, but I suspect will go for circa £400, and I have...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

I've ridden with you lot enough to know that every moment on the bike in that particular group would have been like an enduro event. The top of that hill may be reached in 5 minutes if you like breathing through your ears, but it will also still be there next week. MAM has it right: release your inn...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Oooh ... nice thread. Can I play? What works for me: Stormin Normin windshield/stand for any pot you might have. Sea to Summit hammock - so big, so comfy, it's like being hugged all over DD Hammocks Superlight 3x3 tarp. It's light, cheap and strong and you don't say that a lot in this game. What I w...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

If you’re looking for something very light and packable DD offer their Superlight version. I’ve got one but it’s a bit too small for me at 6’2” so my kids use it. It’s sold with their whoppie slings and hardware. Weighs under 400g and packs down to the size of a tennis ball. https://www.ddhammocks.c...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884751

Re: The post man's been ...

A 13L Exped drybag - the sort with three side compression straps and an air value, which means you can really squish things down small and tight. I've used one for a few years for my sleeping stuff and this new one is for my tent. And a Sea To Summit Alphalight long-handled spork to get to the very ...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

That's a lovely pair of cranks (Reg ... if you're watching, that is NOT a euphemism)

But as you say fella, it's not kit, so it doesn't count. Move along ... move along
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Late in again. I think about lots, but the one thing I dont think about is work. Mostly its: - why are there so many gates in the Chilterns - I dont care if this is a footpath, silly silly people telling me how to live my life. Sillies. - dog sh1t dog sh1t dog sh1t !!!! - avocado on toast - why dont...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7748

Re: Wildlife

I have a lot of birds in my garden this year - robins, swallows, blue and great tits, a couple of nuthatch and even a woodpecker (seriously, we need to stop letting blokes name birds ...) but the best of all is the swarm of starlings that bomb in every morning to eat the meal worms I've left for the...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

And not to forget the infamous 2019 Three Lions Tour, which we must look at again this year. But maybe with horses.

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by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: Bivi boots

I just saved you £20 if a large fit now be a good chap and post up a review for me quick sharp before they sell out :-bd Done. I’m an XXL which I found for mere £39 ... 😬 Using my daughters logic, I’ve saved £11 or so by spending £39. Seriously, she once found a pair of trainers I’d agreed to get h...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

And another thing ... someone to sew me a bit of silnylon to somehow connect the doors of my Lanshan 1 to create a sort of awning/porch that I can prop up with a stick to sit under in the rain and brew up and watch the go down and/or up. That’d be nice. Actually, thinking about it, I could probably ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: Bivi boots

I really like the look of those Skinners thingies ... looks like they'd be good to sleep in as well, thus negating the tussle and calf cramps as I try to get my shoes back on for a 2am pee. Or indeed the morning squat (sorry ... very sorry) But £50 :shock:

Still, very tempted ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257309

Re: Todays ride

The Old Firm is back!! A very social[ly distanced] ride with the Chiltern Boners (Chiltoners?), albeit with a few last minute apologies-for-absences including Tim BrownDog who apparently has a 'vag' which needs regular attention; :lol: ... but just for the sake of clarity, I'd like to point out tha...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

No expense spared kit wish list

I think I'm just looking for ideas to spend money I don't have on things I don't need. But what the heck: I'm wondering what's on folk's wish lists. This is not about bikes. It's about stuff. Me? Its: MLD Duomid with a single inner Explorer UL Classic Hennessey hommock set Vargo Bot ... the one with...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24933

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again. Welcome to the fold, sir. Or should that be, welcome to the hang. Details ... we need details. Well I bought a DD Camping Hammock last year as a cheap way to test the waters. I’d tried it in the...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD, Help !!!!! left 2 speed shifter,
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: WTD, Help !!!!! left 2 speed shifter,

Will look in the box this evening. Must be half a dozen front shifters in there.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

Double post again ... 🙄
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

I used a 120cm pole on my first night in mine but the inner mesh was annoyingly close to my face. A 10cm pole extender (thanks again Stu) raised it up nicely. So 130cm for me.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24933

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Charliecres wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 am
June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again.
Welcome to the fold, sir. Or should that be, welcome to the hang. Details ... we need details.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Shirts of the discerning gentleman

I really like the Alpkit Woodsmoke shirts, though I wouldnt wear one to the board meeting
by TheBrownDog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884751

Re: The post man's been ...

Landslide wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:50 pm
I don't think blackface is really appropriate in this day and age...
I don't think missing the point is really appropriate in this day and age ...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest usable tarp
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: Smallest usable tarp

Ive one of the Micro Tarps from backpackinglight. I've only used it camping twice as it didn't take me long to realise bivvy bags and tiny tarps are not for me. But if they work for you this thing is just 1.45m x 1.2m, 160g and packs down to the size of a deck of cards. Or close. https://www.backpac...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Live bivvy in progress

I just imagined you repelling the Feds by setting up all of your meths stove museum in a circle around you, and at the last minute igniting them all. That'd soon see 'em off. Anyroa,d looks like you had a good time :-bd . Lol ... they make very nice tea lights, I have to say. I think if I hadn't ta...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Live bivvy in progress

It’s a Helinox Chair Zero which I’ve had for two years. About 500g and quite bulky but if like me your back and knees don’t deal well with sitting on the ground it’s well worth it. It goes in one of the fork leg bags or is strapped under the top tube if I’m on my other bike. https://www.ultralightou...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Live bivvy in progress

True Reg, I did have a little fire, but not in a ring ... sorry not sure where that is going. Normal service resumed. I had intended to be out for two nights, and the first day and night were great, but after breakfasting this morning, packing up and setting off, my left knee decided it wanted to go...