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by BreninBeener
Tue May 05, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ID silshelter
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: ID silshelter

Well i deff need a pr of poles then! Will carbon be listed as an option in the BB shop?
by BreninBeener
Tue May 05, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nesting with my Alpkit 650 ti mug
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Nesting with my Alpkit 650 ti mug

Hi, it seems a good idea to have a plastic (or maybe metal) cup to nest in or around my Ti cooking pot/cup, so i can cook n drink at same time. Any advice with what nests please?

Thanks

Ian
by BreninBeener
Tue May 05, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ID silshelter
Replies: 6
Views: 965

ID silshelter

Hi, im new to tarps etc. I have bought one of the above (and a bugliner for when its super hot and dry when i do the Cairngorm loop!). It says 1 pole to set up, but recieved wisdom says two different sized poles. Before i order from the BB shop, should i consider carbon? And is there an approved way...
by BreninBeener
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1085710

Re: The post man's been ...

Bomber head torch/bike lamp for those fast and fun descents in the dark: http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_133572.html I just received a couple of 'em :-bd Basically a Lupine Piko for a fracture of it's price. Don't weigh 200 g each (torch and battery). This will replace my Led Lenser H7.2...
by BreninBeener
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

France sounds a hoot!
by BreninBeener
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Thanks for your help!

Sorry for the dull questions :-)
by BreninBeener
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: food options+ preferences
Replies: 26
Views: 3675

Re: food options+ preferences

I have similar dietary issues and make my own dehydrated meals. Lentil curry (daal), beef chilli and chicken jalfrezi all rehydrate well. Although you'll need to chop things smaller than usual. I make them with much more butter than usual but otherwise the same. When its ready just spread it evenly...
by BreninBeener
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Ah ok, my only experience of an old style goretex bivi was that it was pretty fragile too, so would also be vulnerable to ground damage.

Im guessing a more modern item may be tougher?
by BreninBeener
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Ok. Thanks for the advice.

Can i ask why i would want my mat inside my bivi bag?
by BreninBeener
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Ok fab, thank you.

what will work well as an into to tarps? Poles too?

Ian
by BreninBeener
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Chew, can i ask what mat you are using?
by BreninBeener
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: should i tarp or tent?

Ok, im loving the connection with my surroundings, so if an eVent bag is overkill, what should i buy? Is and alpkit hunka ok?

if im going to use a lightweight mat, then how should i protect it from the ground?

Ian
by BreninBeener
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: should i tarp or tent?
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

should i tarp or tent?

I have been feverishly reading the forum and trying to decide quite what to buy for my sleeping arrangements. I have a lightweight tent, but im not tied to using it. If there is something better then im happy to get it. I have a couple of great down bags, in different ratings. So im thinging about t...
by BreninBeener
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: where in Snowdonia would you go?
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: where in Snowdonia would you go?

Im pretty sure the water is on in the toilet block all year.

not sure about the shower and tap though.....
by BreninBeener
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: where in Snowdonia would you go?
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: where in Snowdonia would you go?

Guys, thanks for the bivvy spots and advice.

I now need to buy a little more kit to make it a reality.

And its payday soon. First on list is a proper inflatable mat, and some bar and saddle harnesses.

then i can go out and play
by BreninBeener
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless question.
Replies: 12
Views: 2133

Re: Tubeless question.

STOP! go to screwfix and buy the 1" gorilla tape. It costs 1.50 and will do 4 wheels. Then buy dt swiss tubeless valves from crc and stans sealant! Its all ace!
by BreninBeener
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: where in Snowdonia would you go?
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: where in Snowdonia would you go?

Hi Guys, thanks for your help. What my single malt fuelled brain didnt explain is that i live between Bangor and Llanberis. Im fairly fit from being a roadie/ triathlete. Im comfy with being outdoors and have the kit and camping experience safe outdoors. Im just sorting some harnesses for bikepackin...
by BreninBeener
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: where in Snowdonia would you go?
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

where in Snowdonia would you go?

Ok, im a novice at bikepacking.

where would you go for an overnight or 2/3 day trip?

any advice or gps files gratefully received

Ian
by BreninBeener
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Adventure' reading list
Replies: 36
Views: 4885

Re: 'Adventure' reading list

My faves are "touching the void" epic story of climbing, disaster and survival. Annapurna by Herzog is fabulous, the first 8000m peak. And a book written by a friend of mine "The longest climb" by Dominic Faulkner. He rode a bike from the lowest point on the planet...the dead sea....to the Himalayas...
by BreninBeener
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ford Fiesta newbie...will i die?
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Ford Fiesta newbie...will i die?

Hi all,
Im seriously considering the FF. Im not sure if I can get the time off work yet, but my big prob is my lack of kit. I wont have a bivvy bag , but will have a small tent and a down bag and jkt etc. Should i wait until ive had some solo trips, or immerse myself in the deep end?

Ian
by BreninBeener
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you chose your carry system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: How do you chose your carry system?

Thanks guys!
by BreninBeener
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you chose your carry system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

How do you chose your carry system?

Im really new to bikepacking. I have lots of kit from backpacking, but im unsure of how to choose a harness. I am struggling to see any useful differences between different manufacturers products. At the moment it seems that i have to buy one, decide what i do and dont like, then buy something else ...
by BreninBeener
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Oooh a new stove.
Replies: 101
Views: 35044

Re: Oooh a new stove.

Fab, thank you!
by BreninBeener
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Oooh a new stove.
Replies: 101
Views: 35044

Re: Oooh a new stove.

Sorry if im a dullard, I've not really used alcohol stoves before...for a while ive been addicted to pressurised petrol in my msr :cool:

if i pay for one of these stoves, other than a shiny Ti mug and some meths, what else will i need to buy before i can cook?
by BreninBeener
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FSA Carbon Cranks Team Issue ATB
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: FSA Carbon Cranks Team Issue ATB

hi, are they still for sale?

Ian