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by whitestone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.
Replies: 32
Views: 2246

Re: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.

So not strong enough to push against the tension of the tarp then? I'm meaning like this -

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by whitestone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.
Replies: 32
Views: 2246

Re: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.

Stu, what length would each section of the 3mm be? Thinking of some internal spreader poles for a tarp (hammock related) which would be around 3m in length. Material for the tarp arrives next week then we've to sew it and only then will I know the required length.
by whitestone
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?

An update on the arms/core point. Yesterday I was over at my brother's doing some walling, actually taking an old wall down and digging the footings ready to rebuild it. Temps were 3C or so for most of the day warming up in late afternoon (5C by the car's thermometer when I headed home), no wind. Al...
by whitestone
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

Simon, what's your sewing like? You could make your own Apex overquilt (subtly combining both Stu's and Colin's last posts here :wink: ), the EE article I linked to mentions using synthetic as the outer layer to help deal with any dew point condensation problems. You'd need about 2 linear metres for...
by whitestone
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

I think the bivy bag just stops draughts from moving warm air away from you. Personally I just combine quilt and sleeping bag in the same way Phil does. Worth reading this piece from Enlightened Equipment about layering - https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002770588-Quilt-...
by whitestone
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alpkit Filo Jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: FS: Alpkit Filo Jacket

I'll try and do some tomorrow - really dull and dank today.
by whitestone
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2020

Yes, it's on.

Probably just going to be everyone heading out for a ride on their own :oops:
by whitestone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice and steady....... forever ?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: nice and steady....... forever ?

Just part of growing old mate :sad: Various factors at work, mostly to do with heart and lungs. Plus as we get older we tend to avoid those things we don't like more and more. Unfortunately some of those things, like short intense efforts, are what help maintain stuff like high stroke volume in the ...
by whitestone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?

Allied to what Peter wrote is the dew point - at some point the moisture vapour condenses as it moves along the temperature gradient between your skin and the environment. So whatever layer is around that point (it will shift slightly depending on conditions) needs to be able to handle that. Worth n...
by whitestone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alpkit Filo Jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 233

FS: Alpkit Filo Jacket

Alpkit mens' Filo jacket

Size: L
Filling: 90/10 700fp duck down

Good condition, very little fraying at the cuffs for example. Can't remember how many days' usage it's had but not a huge number. Now have a PHD Yukon jacket so it's surplus to requirements.

£80
by whitestone
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Strategy for staying comfortable in winter?

Temperature (and moisture) management is always tricky and the colder it gets then it becomes more and more important. In January Cath and I did an ITI training course in Norway, here's some randomly ordered points from that about clothing, obviously aimed at super cold temperatures but the principl...
by whitestone
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1303
Views: 130546

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Not a bad office :-bd https://i.imgur.com/xLeZCRG.jpg Just finished rebuilding the far wall. Looking at maps the original was at least 170 years old so it's done OK. I've memories of my dad repairing bits of the nearer wall and me, as a toddler, helping him with the small stones used for the heart/f...
by whitestone
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: What training app?

Another question for the training app users. What computer/tablet/screen are you using? This seems to be a bit of a minefield!! I'm using my wife's iPad Mini! I can't use my iPad as it's too old and it can't run the current version of the software (TrainerRoad). Each app will have its minimum requi...
by whitestone
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: What training app?

TR Ideally uses a power meter but for "dumb" trainers you can use virtual power. Might not be as accurate but it can be consistent which is what you really need. They also have the ability to send workouts to Garmin or Wahoo units so you can do them outside. I can sort you a free trial as I've got ...
by whitestone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: What training app?

TR Ideally uses a power meter but for "dumb" trainers you can use virtual power. Might not be as accurate but it can be consistent which is what you really need. They also have the ability to send workouts to Garmin or Wahoo units so you can do them outside. I can sort you a free trial as I've got s...
by whitestone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: What training app?

Other than simple endurance (though there's some evidence it works for that as well) the advantage of an indoor trainer is that it lets you target your weaknesses very specifically. Finding somewhere outside to do a whole set of intervals that isn't interrupted by junctions, traffic lights, gates, s...
by whitestone
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 640

Re: What training app?

There's the three long standing apps: Sufferfest; TrainerRoad; Zwift. Then there's newer systems like Rouvy. Each of the main three has a main focus but there's quite a bit of overlap. Rouvy is mainly videos of well known climbs for you to watch as you ride. To prove Dave's point, I don't get along ...
by whitestone
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

A question for you hanging cyclists, how do you carry all the gear, especially in the winter months? Just curious .... I've a Revelate Saltyroll dry bag that fits my handlebar harness. The only time so far that I've biked with hammock I wasn't sure of finding anywhere so I also had kit for ground u...
by whitestone
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies and covid
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Bothies and covid

But you can't beat a bad night's sleep than in an Alpine refuge, when the (worst of the lot :roll: ) Italian climbers get up at 3am to start their climb. At the end of my first Alpine season we were up on the South Face of Mt Blanc and hauled up to the Eccles bivouac hut (best described as a workma...
by whitestone
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

No problem, hard to tell experience etc. from your original post. I'd say point 2 in my last post applies, either the existing cord isn't strong enough or the mat is too inflexible to work with the UQ. I couldn't get a mat to work with my hammock without an UQ, just had a mind of its own. Consider g...
by whitestone
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

So far we've offered standard solutions to the OP's problem but we still don't know what hammock they have or how they are using it - other than I sleep with the hammock tight, not banana slung. There seem to be a couple of problems: 1. The OP's UQ appears to be shaped to fit a typical "banana slung...
by whitestone
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Base layer choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Base layer choices.

+1 for the Craft base layers. I've the t-shirt. Basically a modern version of your grandad's string vest :-bd
by whitestone
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 194
Views: 12595

Re: Wildlife

Shaf, remember that Harewood House has had a big release programme of Red Kites over the last few years. They certainly range as far northwest as Grassington so the M1/A64 isn't that far.

As Stu says, the lightly forked tail is the big giveaway when seen in silhouette.
by whitestone
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

I can't pull the hammock and underquilt closer, as I sleep with the hammock tight, not banana slung. If that makes sense. This doesn't make sense unless you are using a bridge hammock which is designed to be slung taught. A slung hammock, either with or without a sleeve for a sleeping mat as sugges...
by whitestone
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2119
Views: 296861

Re: Todays ride

ton wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:05 pm
where is that hill Shaf/Bob ?
It's here Tony - http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=420839 ... &A=Y&Z=120