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by jamiep
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?

Probably go for mini-tipi or wedge, using one pole
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edit: arrrrgh, massive image
by jamiep
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?

As per topic title, what to folks suggest? I have 100ft of paracord and some Line Loks. I wanted to set my new tarp at home rather than faff once out there. Ta
by jamiep
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011509

Re: The post man's been ...

[ Is the Storm the pertex one? I saw them cheap somewhere but then read a couple of bad reviews. Admittedly they were from about 2006 and the product is probably totally different now. Be interested to see how you find it. Seem nice and light, and pretty cheap. If its good as well, that'll hit the ...
by jamiep
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011509

Re: The post man's been ...

Rab Storm bivi. Goes sweet with the new Rab Ascent 700 bag and Alpkit Airo (inside the bivi). Trial run on my shift from tent to bivi this weekend. Yar
by jamiep
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011509

Re: The post man's been ...

I've an old, inexpensive commuter that I UTTERLY RAGGED for 3 1/2 years. It was really ready for the bin as the components well worn and would cost more than the bike to replace, but the frame was still OK. I was going to bin it as I'd just got a new bike for commuting but then decided to get the fr...
by jamiep
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about the Tour of the Cairngorms route
Replies: 32
Views: 2359

Re: Tell me about the Tour of the Cairngorms route

If you don't want to go by coach, here was an offer in the Scottish Sun last week for any single train journey in Scotland for £9:50 until end April thru Scotrail. I'll dig out the code if you need it.

Edit: SUNOFFER13
by jamiep
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD tarp and bivi
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

Re: WTD tarp and bivi

I'd also possibly consider something other than the DD tarp. They're PU nylon not Sil, so are pretty heavy/bulky in relation to other (only slightly more expensive) options. PU doesn't dry as quickly either. What am I looking for here? SIltarp? They seem a lot rather than slightly more expensive. I...
by jamiep
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD tarp and bivi
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

WTD tarp and bivi

Just before I pull the trigger I thought I'd see if someone needed to get rid...

DD 3x3 tarp, Alpkit xl hunka bivi

Edit: ah, just seen the xl is out of stock :-( may go for non-xl has it is unlikely folks will have a xl to let go
by jamiep
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: attaching dry bags to the bike
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: attaching dry bags to the bike

Jamiep - you got a link? If not what should I type in the search box as everything I try brings up stuff either not what I want or rediculouisly expensive. Simple, cheap but work fine straps/buckets from ebay seller ' taps-fishing'. I hope that I haven't got that wrong end of the stick and this is ...
by jamiep
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: attaching dry bags to the bike
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: attaching dry bags to the bike

Davesmate wrote:Jamiep - you got a link? If not what should I type in the search box as everything I try brings up stuff either not what I want or rediculouisly expensive.
I'll dig out the ebay seller after work
by jamiep
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: attaching dry bags to the bike
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: attaching dry bags to the bike

I got straps dirt cheap from ebay, which are excellent
by jamiep
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3440
Views: 610549

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

jamiep wrote:Got fed up with the Alpkit Pipedream stock control and so have just got a Rab Ascent 700 sleeping bag. £149.40 with Go Outdoors 10% off price guarantee compared to rathbonesofkeswick.co.uk (£166).
Comfort -5°C, Limit of Comfort -12°C, Extreme -31°C
These have now dropped to £139 at GoOutdoors
by jamiep
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike bag on a train?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: Bike bag on a train?

Eastcoast trains (and maybe other companies) have an oversize luggage policy http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/on-board-our-trains/baggage-and-pets/luggage/ . Greater than 90 x 70 x 30 cm "may be charged" although they do not indicate how much. With my snowboard bag last year I got pulled up by a guard who...
by jamiep
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3440
Views: 610549

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Got fed up with the Alpkit Pipedream stock control and so have just got a Rab Ascent 700 sleeping bag. £149.40 with Go Outdoors 10% off price guarantee compared to rathbonesofkeswick.co.uk (£166).
Comfort -5°C, Limit of Comfort -12°C, Extreme -31°C