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by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

When it was a Track it wouldn't show up in the "Route Planner" section on the GPS and so I couldn't load the GPX file.
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

It was a track, but I'd converted it to a route using Viewranger and exported it as a new GPX file. Would that work? Or does Garmin need a special route format?
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Help out a GPS dunce....

I rode the Cairngoms Loop last weekend and borrowed a friend's Garmin Dakota 20. I've never used a GPS unit before but I managed to load the Open Street Map as a base map and a GPX file. I tried it out on a local loop and all seemed fine. Then I loaded up the Caingorm Loop GPX file and set off from ...
by ChrisS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 3647

Re: New Bivibag

Nice work! That looks really well made and good size to weight ratio :-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 3647

Re: New Bivibag

Day 2 of a failed ridgeway double, Easter 2018. I had to bail to a commercial campsite to be able to stand it their free showers until I stopped shivering... When I was in my Borah was the only time in 48 hours when I wasn't get wet from the constant heavy rain but the tarp provides enough coverage...
by ChrisS
Wed May 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two Person Tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: Two Person Tents?

Alpkit Ordos 2? 1.3Kg and £255. Not used that particular model but I've had good experiences with other Alpkit tents.
by ChrisS
Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom Frame Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 2749

Re: Custom Frame Bag

I had the same issue with my Alpkit Stingray. I measured it out exactly to fit the frame, but it was definitely a bit slack when fitted. I'm sure Alpkit followed the template precisely, but I should have ordered it a a couple of centimetres shorter so it stretched to fill the space. That said, it's ...
by ChrisS
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: West coast midge report?
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

Re: West coast midge report?

I live in the Trossachs and got my first three bites in the garden yesterday evening. Not quite west coast, but they've definitely arrived.
by ChrisS
Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

That's useful useful info, thanks - I will check out the slippy thread :) I'm looking for a bag with more of an emphasis on breathability than waterproofness, but sounds like the Borah bags might be designed for drier climates than Scotland. And cheers Teetosugars, will have a look at the Bespoke Ul...
by ChrisS
Sat May 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

Good to know! Just found your full review on this tarp which is really helpful, thanks. Will add it to the list of options.
by ChrisS
Sat May 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trossachs Camping Management Zone
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Trossachs Camping Management Zone

If you’re bivying you won’t have a problem as the bylaw only applies to shelters (tents or tarps), so a bivy doesn’t count. But to be honest you’d be very unlucky to see a ranger, especially if you’re discreet. I live in the Trossachs, so i’m constantly roaming around these tracks on my bike and I’v...
by ChrisS
Fri May 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

Cheers. That shelter looks interesting, I wonder what it’s like for condensation?
by ChrisS
Fri May 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

Will be used for quick overnighters and hopefully a race next year. Midge protection a must. At the moment the tarp and ultralight bivy from Borah Gear seem a good combo - I see they've been recommended a lot over the last few years. Are there any small-scale manufacturers in the UK making similar g...
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

slobike wrote:Try these...same stuff..no minimum order https://www.extremtextil.de/en/cyberian-cordloc.html
Funnily enough, I found this site last week and received the order yesterday... Two cordlocs in a big box sent from Germany!
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

Well damn, looks like Ace Supplies have now removed these from sale... just getting a 404 when I click on the link.
by ChrisS
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

Nevis wrote:Go on then, put me down for 10.
:-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

thenorthwind wrote:I'll go in for 10 if you get some :-bd
You're on. If there's a couple more folk interested I'll put an order in.
by ChrisS
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

Here's a picture of one in use...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba0a0K0nu5r/

Pull the orange cord to open and the black cord to close. Pretty neat.
by ChrisS
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

I thought that too - but when you checkout the minimum order is £15.
by ChrisS
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

Re: One-handed cord grips

I'll put you down for some if I get a batch!
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: One-handed cord grips
Replies: 16
Views: 4202

One-handed cord grips

Hi all, first time poster here :smile: I've just adapted my Alpkit Stem Cells for one-handed operation using a simple zip tie through the cord grip, but looking to improve on the design. Found these cord grips, which look good, but the minimum batch is more than 100 and I only need two... http://www...