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Post by RIP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:47 am

Right then, I know it's not Friday yet but it's yonks since anyone's aired a full kit list (well ok, I blathered on about my Saga one last week I admit).

On my next BaM I'm going to take the exact kit listed below and see how I get on. I'm a little apprehensive about some of it and could do with some reassurance that other BBers are already toting similar stuff.

Hairbrush, comb and razor are pretty irrelevant in my case; the 'pugaree' I'll need to think about (some sort of tarp is it?); obviously a pin for my scarf and spare white collars are essential for a dapper chap like me; bathing drawers and loofah ditto; visiting cards - yeah why not. 'Tow line' - handy for that BB200 Bugeilyn bog. Nice to see our meths fixation is age-old. The item I'm really most concerned about is 'sperm oil', especially with my advancing years.

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Re: Kit List

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:53 am

I reckon the only essential thing is the "small silk flag". A white one, to be waved sometime in the early hours when knee-deep in Welsh mud and cowshit.

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Post by RIP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am

:lol: . Yes I'd had that thought too. My apologies for continuing to fret about this 'sperm oil' - what I'm now quite worried about is the method of obtaining the stuff. I can see that I might need a bit of, mmm, assistance.
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Post by whitestone » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:08 am

I'd no idea what a "pugaree" is/was until I looked it up, and no, it's not a tarp but I think it would suit you Reg :wink:

I'm surprised not to see laudenum on that list. Love the line about being accosted by brigands :lol:
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Post by psling » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 am

... inform them that you are British and display your Union flag
Not so long ago (back in the seventies) when I did a bit of hitch-hiking across Europe and Yugoslavia and into the Middle-East I stitched (on advice) a Union flag onto to my (external metal-framed!) rucksack as an aid to getting lifts - and it worked! Imagine that today :???:

p.s. Reg - it would appear a puggaree is a head scarf
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Post by RIP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:27 am

Yes that revolver bit is hilarious! "stitched-on union flag" - I did exactly the same thing Peter when I "Inter-Railed" round Denmark/Finland/Sweden/Norway millenia ago. I also had one of those rucsacs :smile: . We must have been the last throwbacks to the Victorians: "stand aside you brigand, can't you see I'm British?!".
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Re: Kit List

Post by psling » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:29 am

RIP wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am
My apologies for continuing to fret about this 'sperm oil' - what I'm now quite worried about is the method of obtaining the stuff. I can see that I might need a bit of, mmm, assistance.
Would probably make a very good chain lubricant for use in very cold climes apparently.

Anyway Reg, get a grip man. Take yourself in hand, no need to fret.
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Post by RIP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: <wipes eyes>
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Re: Kit List

Post by sean_iow » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 am

RIP wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:27 am
"stitched-on union flag"
Some years back I was on a construction site and one of the lads working the rock drilling machine had a Scottish flag sewn on the sleeve of his Helly Hansen base layer. I inquired why he had said flag sewn on his sleeve to which he rather sharply replied "because I'm f'ing Scottish"

Oh, I said, I just wondered if you'd represented Scotland in a sporting event and the base layer was team kit? His apologetic reply was simply "no, I just had a hole in ma sleeve" :lol:
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Re: Kit List

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:14 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 am
RIP wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:27 am
"stitched-on union flag"
Some years back I was on a construction site and one of the lads working the rock drilling machine had a Scottish flag sewn on the sleeve of his Helly Hansen base layer. I inquired why he had said flag sewn on his sleeve to which he rather sharply replied "because I'm f'ing Scottish"

Oh, I said, I just wondered if you'd represented Scotland in a sporting event and the base layer was team kit? His apologetic reply was simply "no, I just had a hole in ma sleeve" :lol:
My only one question is please Sean... did he say "Scottish" or "Scaawtish"... Cos if the former then I hope you told him he's an "impaawster"...

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Re: Kit List

Post by sean_iow » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:40 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:14 pm

My only one question is please Sean... did he say "Scottish" or "Scaawtish"... Cos if the former then I hope you told him he's an "impaawster"...

:lol:
I've translated his responses into English to make it easier to read :grin: What with his accent and the noise of the drilling machine it's a wonder I could understand any of what he was saying or indeed him understand what I was saying.
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Post by Ian » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:50 pm

Some of the stuff on that list is hilarious. #doyouevenloofahbro

Other things I haven't a clue what they are, what they'd be used for or if you can even still buy it :???:

I'm surprised that hasn't been more comment made of a "supply of tea" being on the list of luxuries, rather than necessaties :shock:

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Post by sean_iow » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:57 pm

I like the fact that all the spare clothing is on the 'Luxuries' list but pipe and tobacco and saddle and shoe lubricant are in the 'Necessities' list :???:

Perhaps that's the mistake I'm making, my shoes are under-lubricated :smile:
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Post by RIP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:15 pm

"tea" - definitely a necessity as you say Ian. In fact here's a recent photo of Stu setting off for a couple of days riding with his initial tea supply out the back. Not sure where he'd pick the 2nd day's supply up from.

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Re: Kit List

Post by dlovett » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:00 pm

A revolver would be a great thing to bring this weekend. After the bog fest it will be, there will be a queue for people wanting to borrow it to shoot Stu!

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Re: Kit List

Post by Al » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:55 pm

Sperm oil was whale oil - for your lamp.
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Re: Kit List

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:38 pm

Al wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Sperm oil was whale oil - for your lamp.
Oh! No wonder my lamp kept going out :shock:
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Re: Kit List

Post by Charliecres » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:41 pm

Appropriately both belt and braces make the list

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Re: Kit List

Post by boxelder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:02 pm

Good luck keeping your permanganate of potash dry for long.

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Post by Ian » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:20 pm

boxelder wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Good luck keeping your permanganate of potash dry for long.
This was one of the things that I didn't know what it was, so I looked up. Used for cleaning wounds, so effectively superseded by alcohol wipes. In fact, pretty much everything on the list has a modern day equivalent of some sort.

Apart from belt and braces - but you can never be too careful, eh?

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Re: Kit List

Post by boxelder » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Apart from belt and braces - but you can never be too careful, eh?
I find a well developed paunch outperforms both.

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