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by benp1
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 106
Views: 23569

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

Thanks Greg, very interesting. And very commendable attitude!
by benp1
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 106
Views: 23569

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

Thanks for the update Greg, sounds ace. If I lived in the right sort of area I'd love to be involved like this. Must be tough balancing work and family though Out of interest, do you, or maybe better structured as 'does one', ever get frustrated at getting a team call out, and all the associated bit...
by benp1
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice light tents for a giant?
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: nice light tents for a giant?

How giant like are you Ton? I'm 6'3 and struggle in most tents. Particularly those that are slopey sided, my feet will touch the sides on a nice comfy mat - Flat tarp. I find 1 man tarps are usually slightly too short to be comfortable under. I prefer a 2 man generally. - Trailstar and the like are ...
by benp1
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1465

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Colin, where do you pack your Scarp 1? And just lobbed into the dry bag on its own or with other stuff?

I’ve only taken mine in a rucksack so far. It’s a bit bulky with the end support struts, guessing its in your front harness? It’s where I would carry mine if it wasn’t in a rucksack I guess
by benp1
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sleeping bag mesh bag
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Sleeping bag mesh bag

Use a pillow case, works fine and is free if its an old one
by benp1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: Tarp Fabric

I've sat under many parachutes around a campfire (in my bushcrafting days). I can confirm they are NOT waterproof, you get wet underneath them, but less wet than if there was nothing up there. And that's with a fire going to drive the wet out
by benp1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048137

Re: The post man's been ...

OK, that's explained slightly betterer :shock: :lol:
by benp1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048137

Re: The post man's been ...

I'm wondering why anyone uses bungees? Doesn't produce the most stable of set-ups generally. Another, seems like a good idea on paper type idea. :wink: I'd sometimes use bungees on my bushcraft setup. Less wind in the woods, and if it's raining bungees let you throw up the tarp much quicker (i.e. a...
by benp1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

htrider wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 pm
PS. I'm a bikepacker and I do wheelies....
I'm a bikepacker and like to try doing unsuccessful wheelies :lol:
by benp1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I forgot to mention.

When I take my road biased gravel bike for a ride I'm often, though definitely not always, wearing lycra

MTB, even though it's rigid, is baggy short and trousers. Might wear longs underneath

:geek: :grin:
by benp1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

My gravel bike is (was) my commuter. It's now basically just my road bike. I do take it off road on light tracks as the tyres are tough (Marathon Plus), but at this time of year it just gets caked in crap. At this time of year i'd rather ride it on the road, especially when the roads are so quiet at...
by benp1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 106
Views: 23569

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

Just reading about the Cave Rescue guys rescuing a couple of fools up on Ingleborough, who not only went up at 1pm totally unprepared, but weren't local in the first place.

Reminded me of this thread, how's this all going Greg?
by benp1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 374

Re: Punctures and brakes

shutuplegs wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Noob tubeless question: Regarding topping up sealant, what happens to the old/dry stuff in there? Do you just keep chucking more in or do you take the tyre off and clean it out?
I just lob more in.

What is this cleaning you speak of?
by benp1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 374

Re: Punctures and brakes

I had a pretty rubbish local ride last year It was absolutely pi55ing it down, proper big, bad, angry rain. And it was night time. I run tubeless, but got a hole in the sidewall. I was riding on a paved bike path and then a bit of flat grass before that so no idea that was even possible. Tubeless wo...
by benp1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Canister refill adapters.

I've got this exact adaptor, not from this seller though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Gas-Refill-Adapter-Stove-Cylinder-Butane-Canister-Tank-Camping-Cooking-Tool/224164750344?hash=item343142a408:g:mBsAAOSwr~hfaIub I use it to refill normal 100g style canisters from the aerosol can type canisters t...
by benp1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat pack with Thud Buster
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Seat pack with Thud Buster

I clicked on this thread to mention revelate. Only because I have a revelate set up. There must be more companies though
by benp1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike gearing
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Gravel bike gearing

That's why I did my road/mtb bastardisation project (which I LOVE!). Is that the sort of love that only a parent could give...? Looks special :lol: I always fancied brifters, still do in fact. My 2015 arkose is still running bar end shifter and hydro brakes. Works brilliantly, although it's basical...
by benp1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll Get My Coat (and hat)
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: I'll Get My Coat (and hat)

This looks ace Duncan. And so unfair

Why is it that a region that gets real sun also gets some real snow

Gutted. We're ranging between about -1C and 3C every day. Just cold and grey
by benp1
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Laurensdad wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:50 pm
Wizard Works Shazam
What a glorious name!
by benp1
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Favourite kit from 2020

I don't think we did a thread on this...? What's your favourite bit of kit from last year? Newly purchased preferably but anything goes! I didn't get much kit compared with previous years - mostly there on kit and also didn't do many trips Favourite bit of kit is a Zebralight H600w, gets used multip...
by benp1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:28 pm
I would have thought that adding anything to make the male end of the pedal bigger would not work when putting it in the crank, it just wouldn't fit
But if the thread's gone, the hole's bigger Ben.
Ah, of course, I was thinking cross threaded!
by benp1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

I would have thought that adding anything to make the male end of the pedal bigger would not work when putting it in the crank, it just wouldn't fit

Solid bit of branch maybe? Just to let you put your foot on it
by benp1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048137

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:01 pm
A GSI frying pan. I'm going to attempt to perfect the bikepacking camp pizza.
Have you chosen a wonderfully exuberant outfit to go with it?
by benp1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048137

Re: The post man's been ...

Exped first aid drybag

Only because I bought a Glotoob Pro as a dog marker and wanted to trip into free postage territory. Was planning to get one at some point anyway though
by benp1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bespectacled night time off road runners
Replies: 21
Views: 348

Re: bespectacled night time off road runners

Blimey, all these runners :shock:

We're going to turn into a fastpacking forum :grin: