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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

Summat tells me the end of the BB pole isn't designed for flimsy tarp designs (although I have no clue if it is flimsy... I definitely know my knowhow is)... Stick something over the end - rubber off a walking stick, half a rubber ball or just your glove. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4Rut8qH9Fsc/XhXU...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

Shaf, get the thing raised off the floor so some air can circulate. It'll also make the thing more stable ... if you wanted a tent you should have bought a tent. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 210
Views: 5428

Re: When?????

What’s the situation with Wales and Wild Camping? I’m thinking it’s still a no even though the borders are now open (yippeee!) Officially it's a no. July 13th will see some campsites and other accommodation open but you must be self-contained so no tents on campsites only caravans and campers. Obvi...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Does anyone know of a pillow that is thicker than the usual offerings. Ray, the Klymit Kush is designed to be folded, when you fold it into 3, it's much taller / thicker than anything else I've found. Not expensive either and there's even a hole for your ear :-bd https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/K...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Current and ex Ducati owners....
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Current and ex Ducati owners....

basically a posh BROS.
What an underrated bike they were.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

If you sleep on your side, I'd go SD but obviously, the Exped serves two purposes ... it's tricky. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Bivi boots

You've just reminded me Paul ... Lidl have Neoprene beach shoes for about £3. I saw some yesterday and they look okay.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

How will you then know if Darleen has liked your post of scone and coffee on Instagram?
And that is why you're the brains of the operation.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Stu - turn the dry bag inside out :wink: Then slip a buff over it for a nicer fabric to lay your face against.
Yes but then whatever I've stuffed it with is now covered in sh1t :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

TLS does not mean dont take what you need it means leave at home what you dont need/wont use and what you need is not the same for all of us
Absolutely Jon. The intention is warm, dry and comfortable with the minimum, not cold, wet and miserable .... any nob can achieve that. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

The trouble with stuffing a bag with spare clothes is (a) why have you got spare clothes and (b) do you want to rest your head on a drybag that's spent the day gradually building a nicer layer of sheep / cow / horse / dog sh1t? :wink: For a long time, I used a Klymit Kush. I fold it into 3 and put m...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

Unless navigating by phone, why would it require charging (assuming you set off with it charged). Can't it just be turned off and stuck somewhere out of the way?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

Yes, I think most input was based on your budget and sub 600g request Shaf. It's true that you perhaps don't need to be quite as careful when using synthetic but you should really be treating any bag as though it's your very best friend.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

Are you thinking of the guy in Ukraine Stu?
Liteway.equipment
There the folk Gari, ta.

Here you go Shaf, they make 2 different weight Apex quilts for 139 and 119 euro. The cheaper one weighs about 500g and they reckon it's good to +4.

https://liteway.equipment/quilts/sleeper-quilt
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

While Exposure lights are undoubtedly very good and the service and warranty also (generally) good, the actual answer to the question is, no.

You'd like one and that alone is enough to make you believe that you might need one.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Cheers, Stu.
A pleasure. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

You thinking AS Tucas Stu??
No, the company I'm thinking of have been mentioned quite recently. They make shelter, quilts, etc. Have a feeling the name is something like Trail Light or something light?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

Anyone recall the name of the European company who make / sell synthetic quilts (Apex insulation). They looked well made with decent ratings and not heavy or expensive. You really don't to think to deeply about the down in that quilt. Aye, I'm with you there Colin. I really couldn't bring myself to ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

I know you require water to wash Shaf but 3l seems excessive as does carrying two heavy batteries :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Hammock set-ups

Having done a bit of research, I’m thinking of getting an Exped Travel Hammock Lite Plus, which comes with Exped’s own suspension system. Anyone got a good reason why I shouldn’t or a suggestion for a better alternative? I've got one and find it fine. I like their suspension system too, 'tis simple...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"

On a related note, does anyone get excited* when they find an OS height mark carved into a building, wall etc? Many round these parts can be found on the corner stones of barns.

*is that too strong a word?
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"

I'm slightly disappointed that I can't see any mention of keeping to legal RoW. Sadly for many of us outside of Scotland (yes, you Colin) the number of trig points with a legal (on a bike) RoW to them is very limited.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107775

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Very wise Reg and I see the weather gods have decided to add a little something to the expected chaos :wink: Me, I'm quite cheery as I cut some Yew staves earlier in the week and have just discovered that what I firstly dismissed as an off-cut will actually produce a very nice bow for someone. Now, ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 412

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

If it's a 'race bag' you're after then maybe this if you can't find owt SH. Couldn't vouch for how warm it'd be though.

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... ilt-p13467