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by Ian
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lets Pretend ... Dream Kit.
Replies: 30
Views: 5918

Re: Lets Pretend ... Dream Kit.

Dream kit currently owned: Singular Pegasus + trimmings/ fat front option PHD Minim 900 sleeping bag PHD Minim 900 vest Vargo Triad stove, Tibetan pan/ lhoon Dream kit on order: Zpacks Cuben tarp/ carbon pole Wildcat Clouded Leopard in VX07 fabric (sshhh...) Dream Kit still to acquire: Ti Goat bug-b...
by Ian
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Poles
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: Carbon Poles

I like the look of this on their website. Perfect for a British summer under a tarp:

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155g and c.£55
by Ian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Poles
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: Carbon Poles

Actually Ti Goat do a lot of cool stuff. That's another website I'd have done well not to look at....
by Ian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Poles
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: Carbon Poles

Problem of the poles sorted - zpacks do a light carbon pole that weighs naff all. Also, quest outfitters do the lightweight easton poles in a DIY style.


Titanium Goat - Cool, they do ti foil too.

Hmmm, goes off stroking chin .... where's that caldera clone template?
by Ian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Poles
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Carbon Poles

I need to source a carbon pole 44-47" in length to form the vertical support on a tarp. It is preferable that it can be broken down into two sections to fit into a frame bag. I've had a look at various options from the kiting fraternity, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
by Ian
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 16
Views: 3476

Re: How old are you?

Not as old as I look :?
by Ian
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammocks.
Replies: 66
Views: 12246

Re: Hammocks.

Very long toes pictured on that ebay page :shock:
by Ian
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: 50% off Hi-Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: PSA: 50% off Hi-Gear

Very tempting. I don't even need one!
by Ian
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do people really get scared?
Replies: 11
Views: 3619

Re: Do people really get scared?

Fantasticmrmatt wrote:Or Whiskey
I was a student at the time - funds wouldn't stretch to anything so exotic. Also, my mate doesn't drink at all.

As far as scientific explanations go, I inclined towards some sort of small tornado or other wind related event that was very focused/ directional.
by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Your most memorable trip?
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Re: Your most memorable trip?

Most trips are memorable. Had a really wet and memorable trip with flatfishy back in Feb. He'll likely remember that one for a long time - that lump behind my wheel is flatfishy in his bivi bag under a collapsed tarp: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5442145251_ac6374c141.jpg Winter bivvy was goo...
by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy bag of choice.
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Bivvy bag of choice.

£50?! Where from?
by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat and half fat ... show me.
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Fat and half fat ... show me.

It's a Speedway Cycles Uma 2 - 70mm wide, drilled

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by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy bag of choice.
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Bivvy bag of choice.

Hunka here too, but would like to get something a bit lighter/ smaller like the Terra Nova Moonlight or the Rab equivalent.

Which ultralite 200g bivi do you have Stu, and how to you rate it?
by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do people really get scared?
Replies: 11
Views: 3619

Re: Do people really get scared?

What is out there really too be scared of?? Many years ago I camped with a friend up in beside Llyn Idwal, high up in Snowdonia. We walked in at dusk and set up the tent in the fading light, cooked some tea and sat chatting outside beside the lake. We'd walked in under a cloudless sky and the stars...
by Ian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat and half fat ... show me.
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Fat and half fat ... show me.

Thought you'd never ask :D http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5215316171_42bea975a5.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5401511943_a12c9e8c7f.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5238552713_8814341efb.jpg Quite looking forward to putting it back on the bike again later in the year.
by Ian
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: London to Wales......
Replies: 24
Views: 10881

Re: London to Wales......

Sounds like a lot of canal to Bristol. Perhaps there isn't much choice? Apparently, the canal in Brecon goes all the way to Cwmbran and I think you can now cycle all the way. I've always got bored of it by Talybont where I've peeled off and headed into the hills :? Alternatives: you could look at th...
by Ian
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: Tyres

Bead: kevlar, obviously Supersonic: XC racing whippet flavour, thin, puncture prone (IME) UST: supposedly for tubeless systems, but I've always used standard tyres for the same purpose Black Chilli: softer compound, lots of grip, wears out faster. I have these on my Soda for day riding in the mounta...
by Ian
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone out this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

Re: Anyone out this weekend?

Cheers, that's pretty much where I thought. Looks a nice spot.
by Ian
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone out this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

Re: Anyone out this weekend?

Go on then, give us a grid reference.
by Ian
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone fish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Anyone fish?

Has anyone tried one? Would I be wasting my time? Is it all a bit too Ray Mears?
No. Probably. Yes*.

;)

* Ray would probably make his own rod out of hazel rods and line from platted horse hair. He would also make a boat to fish out of. Which birch-bark canoe for bikepacking?
by Ian
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a pan please.
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

Re: Recommend me a pan please.

I've got a Snow Peak one that fits that description, comes with a small pan/lid on top and graduations inside.

As pictured here (the one on the right):
http://ianbarrington.files.wordpress.co ... 030602.jpg
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I need a new tarp
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

Re: I need a new tarp

Integral Designs Siltarp 1 Tarp
Good choice. In the absence of trees, you can pitch it like this, which I find quite easy and very effective:

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Integral Siltarp by ianbarrington, on Flickr
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mKettle Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: mKettle Review

I suppose I would, yes. It's a nice piece of kit to have in the collection - particularly on a autumn/ winter bivi. I'm not going to rush out and buy one now because there are other things on my wish list. Ian p.s. if you want to copy this over to the reviews page Stu, please go ahead. The images ar...
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wildcat.
Replies: 9
Views: 3404

Re: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wild

Thanks, but I've got some actually - bought from the same place as you I think. I'm part way through making another clone, but it's quite a bit more difficult to work than the 0.15mm stuff. Not entirely sure it's going to work, as I'm using it on a narrow diameter pan. I also found that it doesn't f...
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How concerned are you about weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: How concerned are you about weight?

Aidan - 7kg?! Wow... You did the TD with a balloon bed, too? On food - a fairly significant proportion of my gear weight for the WRT was food. Leaving it out in favour of picking it up along the way depends very much on your route though. I am leaning increasingly towards a no-stove system and hopin...