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by RIP
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36769

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Of course depending on what HandCock says in 19 minutes we might be stuck in Crazy Placename Land for months on end, locked down in our bivvies on the world's longest-ever BaM!
by RIP
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36769

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

"Live BaM In Progress" as the saying goes. Mr Picton felt he needed to get out there. Despite not thinking I had any 'windows in my schedule', a closer diary check showed that in fact part of today and tomorrow was free, so I asked my people fax his people to set something up at the last minute. Som...
by RIP
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Most of my trips change from my plans :lol:
Absolutely. In Reg's book (a very strange one, which can't be obtained in normal bookshops...), the preparation is not for what happens but how to handle what happens.
by RIP
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: What are you drinking now?

fine ales from Vocation brewery Tomorrow's mission, should we choose to accept it: find (*) Market Bosworth Brewery. As always, should we or any of our BBB Force be caught or killed, the Boss will disavow any knowledge of our actions. (*) it's in Stoke Golding (**) not Market Bosworth! Presumably t...
by RIP
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: What are you drinking now?

Kumquat wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Tea,tea,coffee,coffee,tea.
Sounds like a Tommy Cooper trick does that :wink: .

Or, impressively, five cups drunk at the same time!
by RIP
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Done! Along with the teasmaid, waffle iron, and breadmaker...
by RIP
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: What are you drinking now?

Cue Stu posting 'tea' every ten minutes :-bd

Reg: at this precise moment, er, 'tea'. Medium strong/weak, reasonably milky, half teaspoon of honey, stirred twice anticlockwise. (edit: snap Charlie)((and probably everyone else at 8.30 Sunday..))
by RIP
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Oh and anyway, re earlier heckles about my excellent and carefully researched suggestions, which are lab-tested under exacting and tightly-controlled conditions laid down to international standards :smile: :

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:-P :X :grin:
by RIP
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

And your expectations were? :wink: :smile: .
by RIP
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Or my strange predilection for searching for lost hordes of treasure.
by RIP
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Just me then :smile: . I would say they are only part of my emergency kit for when I get woken up by generators at 4am and can't be bothered to move spot. I don't use them as a habit and certainly not when I'm in the middle of nowhere and enjoying the surroundings!
by RIP
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

ear plugs pillow open mind beware midges if they bother you Once slept under a tree next to the canal at 1am after an over-refreshed evening 10 miles away. All I had were the clothes I rode in including a jacket, water, lights, cash, phone, 1st aid, a few tools/spares, lock, door key. Admittedly it ...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7788

Re: What are you listening to now?

macinblack wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:30 pm
I always thought her bass was awful, in a good way.

Compulsory listening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPaSQcn8ONM&t=37s

And a good watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZqYCsT2uk

Excellent, thanks, will indulge...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7788

Re: What are you listening to now?

Youtube comment: "If you can't see/hear this video, try turning off your adverts blocker." :lol:
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7788

Re: What are you listening to now?

Randomly wandering. Have come back to Gary Gilmore's Eyes. Browsing the band's history I see that Gaye Advert (nee Black, now 64 - astounding) is quoted as having "panda eyes". Perhaps she could be seconded when our own Panda is unavailable to mediate in disputes? Am concentrating on her bass playin...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

:lol:
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Rear Light recommendations

I'm assuming Stu will be doing a suitably-worded review at some point.
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Rear Light recommendations

X_X :YMAPPLAUSE: I'll now have to go off and watch Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (*) again. I need another fix of savouring the excellent J G Devlin playing Sir Henry's factotum: "Old Scrotum", the wrinkled retainer....... (*) No? One of the best fillums ever sort-of-made; by the peerless Sir Vivian St...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Intrigued by this bit though: "Please allow 1-3 CM differs due to manual measurement". Manual measurement? Calling Rich3rd! Profanisaurus lookup urgently required!
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Hi All, new on here! Used one of these for few years now and works well https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-BIKE-BALL-LIGHTS-Bicycle-Cycling-Safety-LED-Flash-Night-Heart-Rear-Tail-Light-/392849920374 Sorry I'll get my coat! :oops: Put your coat back on, we have a winner! Excellent post - didn't take you ...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2035
Views: 279417

Re: Todays ride

Actually I've missed a trick. Should've kept it. You could dispense with the water-filter carrying that much water round on a trip. Hmm. Come to think of it, never mind a water-carrier, it'd make an ideal bivvy bag. Easy access into one end, plenty of ventilation, and a little spout for when you ge...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

I'll pop you some int' post. Thanking. Will chuck something in the bear's dinner bowl. Incidentally, it says 'ere that bears are known to eat the following things: 1. Beavers (just don't OK...) 2. Honey (obviously) 3. Other bears (!) 4. Cows 5. Ants 6. Fungi 7. Dog food 8. Rubbish 9. Dandelions 10....
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

Yeah, go on then! Might swap the Gatewood fixed lines for that, with a teeny loop of dyneema on the end for visibility. Next best thing to dismantled spiders webs (*) I reckon. It's not so thin that it slices through things like a light-sabre is it? How's the cubane (not cuben) fibre line experiment...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.

One could make a goodie bag out of it...
by RIP
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

.. with some 2mm dyneema in garish yellow and another in subdued red from that nice Rose n Bob at Backpackinglight.co.uk . It's red, it's yellow, and it's 3g/metre. Not much more you can say really. Oh, it stops your tarp falling over. Other than it's 1.7g/metre heavier than the 1.5mm but I've alrea...