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by oreocereus
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: slippery silnylon bathtub floors and thermarests
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: slippery silnylon bathtub floors and thermarests

That’s the common go. Another effective (but oft stinky or muddy!) solution I came up with on a several month trip with minimal gear or money to solve gear shortcomings was to jam my shoes under whichever end I was sliding toward. If On some rear occasion I was on perfectly flat ground, I usually ja...
by oreocereus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 549509

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

What’s the weight of the “reign”? I’ve used one of their discontinued hiking models, which I liked until fell apart after about a year of regular use.
by oreocereus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

Warm and wet also (this applies to all “waterproof” kit, but especially feet). The key to making this work is having multiple pairs of socks. If weather is meant to be dry I’ll take an extra pair to change into in the tent at night, and keep them on the next morning, while letting the others air out...
by oreocereus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted; a few meters of silpoly or silnylon for a tarp application
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Wanted; a few meters of silpoly or silnylon for a tarp application

Hi, thanks - probably a bit short but I’ll get in touch if it seems helpful when I refine design ;)!
by oreocereus
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 549509

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:00 pm
40% off Gore Shakedry at wheelbase
Looks full price to me?
by oreocereus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Oh right! Sorry yes misread. Will be curious if you can taste a significant difference and if the ease of use is notable. Haven’t seen any speed tests with the 1zpresso, but from what I’ve heard about the hario it should be a lot faster to use.
by oreocereus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

You can buy empty, drawstring topped bags on Amazon. I was thinking about using one of those with a fairly coarse grind coffee in it. Do you have a link? Should be easy to make with some scrap non-dyed/organic material, but a commercial option would be nice. See above post - I reckon it could be a ...
by oreocereus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Ah sorry about the hario! How long did it last? What was the point of failure? Let us know how the 1zpresso is. Haven’t seen many reviews outside niche coffee forums (which believe it or not, I try to avoid!) I used the prefilled coffee bags you can buy once at work, but I couldn't brew it strong en...
by oreocereus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Sources for lightweight fabrics et al.
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Sources for lightweight fabrics et al.

Climashield can be had from extremtextil and adventurexpert (the latter hooked me up with some end of roll stuff for cheap when making my quilt :-bd )
by oreocereus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

At that point just freebase caffeine.
by oreocereus
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Coffee is best freshly ground, but having a coffee in a scenic location on a well deserved break maybe has bigger impact on flavour ;) Before owning a grinder, I used to grind coffee into portioned ziplocks at work the night before/morning of leaving on a trip. This was on an EK43, which is about th...
by oreocereus
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

Hope it treats you well. FYI the first grinds with a new grinder can be inconsistent (And often a bit slow and difficult). Consistency in grind size will get better shortly (maybe 100-200g later) and cranking easier as the burrs “wear in.” If you’re inclined you can put a bit of rice through so you’...
by oreocereus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Since most of the coffee snobs would at some point browse this here thread, I think I'll ask here. I find myself, afyer having invested in a Hario (older version of the mini mill) wanting something more snobby. Am thinking to sell a few more bike bits and buy one kf them semi snobby £100 grinders. ...
by oreocereus
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

£30 is a good price, enjoy :-bd Been looking at the Made By Knock stuff and seems decent (after reading the discussion here and understanding the issue a bit more from online). Seems like a supply issue at the moment from MBK and unable to make any advance orders (just what gets produced and whoever...
by oreocereus
Wed May 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

Good value at £20. I had a google, doesn't look like Hario sell replacement burr sets. They should only be £10-£15 for ceramic burrs, but I find it odd and disappointing that they don't. I wonder if they'd help you out if you contacted customer service? I had a quick look the other day and found so...
by oreocereus
Wed May 27, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

I've got a Hario Skerton and a Mini. Had both for quite a while. I think the burrs on the Skerton are a bit worn, but it's been used on average once a day maybe for about 5 years. The shafts on both are steel on mine - not sure if that's changed. They seem to have gone up a lot in price - sure mine...
by oreocereus
Wed May 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

Sounds like you were composting too well! The aerspeed is nice as it fits inside the chamber of an aeropress, but it’s heavier (422g from memory) than the porlex mini, which is nearly half the weight (due to metal construction of the Aerspeed - I suppose you could leave the grinds catchment chamber ...
by oreocereus
Wed May 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

Short version: from my experience working in coffee for years, any grinders comparably cheap to the hario will be a pig to use and/or be liable to break. I can’t say too much about the longevity of the hario, all of the stuff in the sub £60 price bracket (and most in the sub £100) are cheaply constr...
by oreocereus
Thu May 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8514

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

ah yes and in some detail! I used to live with some speed addicts who had similar conversations...it doesn't taste as nice but I reckon you could get quite a bit in an aeropress. Some recipes used quite a lot of coffee (I’ve seen some upward of 35g) in an attempt to emulated espresso concentrations...
by oreocereus
Thu May 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

Though I was surprised the Gatewood is lighter The Gatewood is 15D fabric and the Deschutes is 20D so that might be part fo the reason. Ah yeah, missed that detail too. It's significantly narrower, too. Is the poncho hood annoying in shelter mode? No, it's brilliant as it's a superb peak vent. Well...
by oreocereus
Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

Well, most minimal mids would achieve that I think? The deschutes would be comparable from the Same maker. Though I was surprised the Gatewood is lighter - I guess even small in terms of dimensions? Edit , just had a read of the dimensions, 101cm wide at the end and 206 in the center vs 68 and 168cm...
by oreocereus
Wed May 20, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

Would you mind to share its outside and inside diameter? If it is one of mine Gian, then it'll be 12mm OD, 10mm ID. Sometimes I use 14mm OD on big stuff and sometimes I use soild spigots for anticipated bad conditions ... if it's not one of mine, sorry for butting in :wink: EDIT: 51g sounds like an...
by oreocereus
Tue May 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

Ta. Didn’t realise the separate vertical poles could be that light. And indeed, I like an airy tarp pitch more than a tent when conditions suit. Though I rarely find it warm enough in the UK to be inclined to go for a big open pitch. And in the UK I won’t take a tarp on more than a 2 day trip and on...