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What else should I be working on?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:15 pm

Obviously I use the word work in place of 'nobbing about' ... a phrase often heard in Bear Bones Towers, "so what are you nobbing about at today then".

Anyway, what kind of stuff (if any) would you like to see emerge from the workshop? The AfterBurner stove is all sorted as is the 'Simple' stove kit, I'm working on a few different things that could fall under the heading of 'shelter' but other than a candle powered gasifier stove I've nothing else in the pipeline just yet. ... anything?
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Ben98 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:44 pm

How about some way of clipping the pot to the meths burner like a jetboil kind of thing? I suspect actually that might just end with flaming meths everywhere if you tipped the pot over
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by benp1 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:12 am

A windscreen I'd use? Something that beats my folded up piece of stiff foil. Needs to be small and packable

Something to let you use a bike as a better shelter support?

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by composite » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:26 am

benp1 wrote:
Something to let you use a bike as a better shelter support?
Yeah like some poles or something... :wink:

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:42 am

Your route planning <runs>
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Charliecres » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:52 am

A roomy, breathable shower-proof bivy bag with removable midge mesh.

Something a bit like a BPW Lair - a shaped tarp with an 'open' side plus optional/removable midge and storm protection.

A frying pan that packs down to fit in your pocket.

Oh, and a top-tube-mounted fridge for the summer.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:16 am

Something to let you use a bike as a better shelter support?
Already in prototype stages.
Something a bit like a BPW Lair - a shaped tarp with an 'open' side plus optional/removable midge and storm protection.
Work in progress ... well, something that allows the majority of tarps to be used like this.
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by VeganGraham » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:26 am

I've got some vague ideas about integrating a tarp, mat and bivi bag, although I really don't know how.
It seems a bit pointless using a waterproof bivi under a waterproof tarp, so I'm thinking of something that looks a bit like a funnel. A long thin bit to poke your legs in to, with a wider bit to move around in.
Or a bivi mattress. The bottom half of a bivi bag doesn't really do much so how about an inflatable mattress with just the top half of a bivi bag attached to it, or a bivi bag with an inflatable bottom if you prefer.
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Wotsits » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:01 am

An optional base to use with your meths stoves to add a bit of stability & help centre the cup...

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:33 am

An optional base to use with your meths stoves to add a bit of stability & help centre the cup...
I'm just making a cone for Mart, for this very thing. 8g stove in this case but no reason why there won't / couldn't be a 22g version ... although the 22g is more stable anyway due to it's size. The only trouble is mug size, although the 8g is designed to only work with a 'standard sized' 450ml mug, everyone seems to insist on using something else, which is usually bigger :roll:
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Mart » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:42 am

We think alike Wotsits .... Not just me using it with a bigger stove then :-bd
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Wotsits » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:21 pm

I'm interested to see how this works..

Something like a 3-legged base with spikey feet that could secure & level it on soft ground would be ace...
(a 3-legged table never rocks)..

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:23 pm

I'm interested to see how this works..

Something like a 3-legged base with spikey feet that could secure & level it on soft ground would be ace...
(a 3-legged table never rocks)..
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:42 pm

My request is probably impossible. Some system of drying wet kit when you are out under a tarp. I wondered if a squeeze bag could do this where you shoved it all in and it was compressed with the water being forced out of some holes or something. Or maybe a clever drip dry bicycle, or a weird portable tumble drier where the clothes are spun in a bag attached to the rear wheel [;-)]
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Wotsits » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:46 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
I'm interested to see how this works..

Something like a 3-legged base with spikey feet that could secure & level it on soft ground would be ace...
(a 3-legged table never rocks)..
Na sorry Jase, this is a cone.
I'd still be interested :geek:

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Brothersmith » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:48 pm

Collapsable caldera cone? Love mine but its a pane in the arse to pack. I know there are MYOG instructions out there for them, but all my efforts have turned out a bit crap.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by jpw247 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:04 pm

The Peltzer bathroom buddy out of Gremlins. I'd rip your arm for one of them :0).

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by u02sgb » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:45 pm

Yeah a flissure cone for my Lifeventure 450ml (or Alpkit MiTi mug with small amounts of water in it) on the 8g stove.

Keep meaning to make one myself but with another little one on the way and house stuff never find the time.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by mountainbaker » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:56 pm

Make one of these, then pre-ride next years BB200 route to make sure the tussocks are ironed out for the rest of us.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by mountainbaker » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Or maybe this?
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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Brothersmith » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Or the ultimate shopper :-bd

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Alpinum » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:37 pm

VeganGraham wrote:I've got some vague ideas about integrating a tarp, mat and bivi bag, although I really don't know how.
It seems a bit pointless using a waterproof bivi under a waterproof tarp, so I'm thinking of something that looks a bit like a funnel. A long thin bit to poke your legs in to, with a wider bit to move around in.
Or a bivi mattress. The bottom half of a bivi bag doesn't really do much so how about an inflatable mattress with just the top half of a bivi bag attached to it, or a bivi bag with an inflatable bottom if you prefer.
I'm drawing and redrawing and generally brooding about something similar to this too:
https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detai ... outplusul2

Instead of a Chikara Nylon (love this stuff) floor, I'd use 3 mm Evazote. Chikara can be sewn into Evazote and the seam sealed like any other seam on PU coated Fabric.

Problem is, it's a very specific design and not flexible at all.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:08 pm

Here we go, Marts new windshield to allow an oversize mug to be used with an 8g stove.

Base is nice and wide to allow lots of air volume inside the shield and to create a big taper which prevents the pot from 'choking' the exhaust gases which really upsets the stove. Can be rolled and stored in the pot.

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Charliecres » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Is that ali?

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Re: What else should I be working on?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:05 pm

Is that ali?
It is ... not mad enough to use Ti on a prototype :wink:
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