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Post by sean_iow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am

Dave Barter wrote:Bitty
You can take what you want in yours but I'll stick to muller rice thanks :lol:

I managed to fill one to test it, I had to make a piping bag out of a plastic bag with the corner cut off.

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That's a 250ml nalgene bottle for scale. I'm now thinking some kind of syringe would be better for filling, at least for stuff that's not very runny. You can buy kits with food pouches and a device for filling them, for weening children. It was seeing one of these which got me looking for pouches. The kits are quite expensive and the pouches tend to have cartoon giraffes on them etc. which I didn't want, I draw enough attention to myself as it is without appearing to be eating baby food :lol:
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Post by whitestone » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 am

techno mail wrote:
whitestone wrote:Look around for a jam maker's funnel, has a wide neck to allow thicker consistency foodstuffs through.
I read that as "jam makers funeral" you heartless fecker! :lol:
my cooking ain't that bad :grin:

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Post by sean_iow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 am

Cheers Bob.

I had a friend die in a jam making accident.... he came to a sticky end :lol:
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Post by Landslide » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am

At least his body would have been well preserved.

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Post by techno » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:30 am

:lol: :lol:
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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:27 am

Today's bumper bundle;
Two Specialized saddles (one road, one MTB)
Endura 3/4 tights
Gore 3/4 bibtights
Shimano PF BB

All for "free" as they were bought from Evans using Tesco Clubcard points.

And a reminder that Evans vouchers stop being available from Tesco at the end of this month.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

A 750ml Ti water bottle which is now my water bottle and cooking pot combined.
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Post by SeannyD » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:53 pm

What about one of these for topping up your sachets?
https://www.oldrids.co.uk/sweetly-does- ... 3gQAvD_BwE

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Post by sean_iow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:13 pm

SeannyD wrote:What about one of these for topping up your sachets?
https://www.oldrids.co.uk/sweetly-does- ... 3gQAvD_BwE
That looks like a good solution. The muller rice needs to be forced in as it's not very runny so that might be just the thing. I can also advise that the plain muller rice I had out of it earlier tasted just as good as normal. Imagine how good it will taste at 3am, in the rain, stood in a bus shelter, after 19 hours of riding :grin:
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Post by quimarche » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Don't ask me how I know, but the screw thread on that syringe is as useless as.

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Post by TheBrownDog » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:A 750ml Ti water bottle which is now my water bottle and cooking pot combined.
Stu, very interested in this approach and I have questions:

Is that the Tomshoo one? Ive got one of their ti mugs and they're light, cheap and strong. Good gear.

Does it have a flat bottom? Presume it must or it wouldn't sit on a top burner stove without the sort of cunning ingenuity for which you are know.

And does the small surface area of the bottom make it a) slower to boil and b) seriously tippy?

What sort of windshield will you be using?

And do you think it will get a bit sooty, meaning every time you take a swig of water, your hands/gloves get grubby. Not a huge issue by any means but mine mits are grubby enough already.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:35 pm

Is that the Tomshoo one?
It is.
Does it have a flat bottom?
There's a small recess but it's flat enough - although I might make it a centre burner.
And does the small surface area of the bottom make it a) slower to boil and b) seriously tippy?
To a degree the small surface area of the base will make it less efficient - however, it's not a lot smaller than a 400ml mug and ...
What sort of windshield will you be using?
the windshield could improve efficiency and stability greatly - still mulling over a design.
And do you think it will get a bit sooty
If the stove's working properly, there shouldn't be any soot just a bit of discolouring.

I've done it before with a stainless bottle but this is around half the weight, so it seemed a good time to have another go.
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Post by Dave Barter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:11 pm

A frame bag for my Cutthroat from Shona and Rich. Postman told me to f**k off for some reason I can’t fathom Shona?
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Post by TheBrownDog » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:49 pm

the windshield could improve efficiency and stability greatly - still mulling over a design.
Cheers Stu. Look forward to reading some ramblings on this in the reviews section.
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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm

Some lovely Ortlieb waterproof bags and a spanking new pump. Now can't wait till next weekend when I can finally get away and use it all
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Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:02 pm

and a spanking new pump.
I read that as a new spanking pump. I really need the weekend to be here now please ...
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Post by Mart » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:26 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:A 750ml Ti water bottle which is now my water bottle and cooking pot combined.
Does it fit into a bike bottle cage?
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Does it fit into a bike bottle cage?
Yes but it is quite tall @ 10" or 254mm for the pernickety f*ckers. :-bd ... so you'll need some clearance.
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Post by jay91 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Some tyres off ton
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Post by benp1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:07 pm

Deuce #2 trowel. Hopefully it works better than my MSR snowstake one

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Post by belugabob » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 pm

...and delivered an item that I've been prevaricating about for far too long.

Cumulus Lite Line 300 sleeping bag.

Nice quality stitching and construction, room for my size twelves and my shoulders.
Packs small, weighs little enough for my liking and plenty warm enough for the wimpy seasons that I'll be using it.

Quick (but unrepresentative) test, on the sofa, proved satisfactory - and made my wife think that a giant chrysalis had appeared from nowhere.

Happy Bob.

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Post by TheBrownDog » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 pm

benp1 wrote:Deuce #2 trowel. Hopefully it works better than my MSR snowstake one
What colour did you get fella? I really like the look of these but will wait till my trusty Coghlans plastic one gives out.
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Post by benp1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:20 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
benp1 wrote:Deuce #2 trowel. Hopefully it works better than my MSR snowstake one
What colour did you get fella? I really like the look of these but will wait till my trusty Coghlans plastic one gives out.
Quite a bright limeish green. Would have preferred red but none in stock at UOG. Figured a brighter is easier to find in the dark and on the floor!

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Post by TheBrownDog » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Good call. I'd go for the green one TBH. I only asked because of the direction the straps obsession thread has gone. Seems it is as important as functionality ... which of course IT BLOODY IS. The aesthetics matter. To me anyway.
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Post by Artie Fufkin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am

You know what they say BD, aesthetics are 9/10’s of the game.
Norm, I’ve got one of those Ti bottles. You can heat water before you crash out and use it as a hot water bottle in colder climes. Excellent bit of kit.

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