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by oreocereus
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Quilt Fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Quilt Fabric

I used the 10d. It's comfortable and light. Breathes well (not quite as well as RSBTRs HyperD fabric) and is known for it. Unsure if it's better than those other options. I chose it because ultimately i was making a lightweight quilt to be lightweight. Compromising on the lightweight goal for the sa...
by oreocereus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1008

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Grind beans fresh/the day before going and use a reusable tea pouch is a good call. If you already take a cup in addition to a pot for boiling water, I’ve found making “cowboy coffee” and gently decanting it into the cup (the grinds sink the the bottom and stay there if you’re gentle) surprisingly s...
by oreocereus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3405
Views: 584646

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I wonder if they’ve upped it on the lightweight stuff recently?
On the product page for the HL pad it says 5 years now as well. I was also under the impression their lightweight stuff had a 2 year warranty but can’t find any mention of that on the current site.
by oreocereus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Off Cuts
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Off Cuts

Good luck. I’ve also managed to get some left over fabrics by posting wanted ads (like this one) here and on trek-lite and other lightweight hiking/biking groups where folks are inclined to make their own gears.
by oreocereus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Off Cuts
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Off Cuts

Extremtextil and AdventureExpert both list offcuts on their site - they’re the only EU stockists of apex. Neither had any online when I made my quilt - but I emailed both to ask anyway. AE checked their stock and found some pieces that suited (one was 2.1m long, so enough for my partners quilt - and...
by oreocereus
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3405
Views: 584646

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Hmm. Just testing my Exped HL mat. Finished blowing it up, looked up to check it and the joint between the middle two channels has blown along the whole length. No, I didn't overinflate. Ho hum. Lasted me a fair while I suppose. OK, 30% off: https://www.outdoorgb.com/p/Exped_SynMat_HL_M_Sleeping_Ma...
by oreocereus
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 11236

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

In the latest instalment of "Landslide horrifies proper coffee snobs", these arrived yesterday: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/m-EAAOSwWtpch9XP/s-l300.jpg Provocative :roll: I’ve heard folks complain about these being quite weak. Apparently they’re about 7-8g each, which would be half the coffee do...
by oreocereus
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: slippery silnylon bathtub floors and thermarests
Replies: 5
Views: 311

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: 3405
Views: 584646

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: 433

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: 162

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: 3405
Views: 584646

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 997

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 984

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: 170
Views: 11236

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: 984

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: 984

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: 984

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: 984

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 ...