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by b1galus
12 Mar 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: mountain hardware sleeping bags
Replies: 21
Views: 1147

Re: mountain hardware sleeping bags

I must admit i haven't had one of their sleeping bags but i did have one of their jackets and i just found their whole range to be generally overpriced . my bag was expensive( £360) when i bought it a long time ago however it is as good now as it was then . been cleaned a few times and keeps it's lo...
by b1galus
12 Feb 2016, 9:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia stoves
Replies: 199
Views: 17925

Re: Trangia stoves

i was never a fan of the Trangia . my friend had one and it always took forever to get a brew . i have lots of stoves probably about ten or so but now i have a Trangia and it is my main stove . i found out the problem with the stove was operator error and once i'd cured the 1d10t problem they are si...
by b1galus
15 Jan 2016, 10:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: PHD Minim sleeping bags
Replies: 13
Views: 1740

Re: PHD Minim sleeping bags

i have a PHD duvet which is pretty damn warm plus i can sit up and wrap it round me . No zips or anything , it can be tied or bungeed round a kipmat and packs down really small , it wasn't cheap it cost about the same as my twenty year old Rab Ladakh and i expect it will outlast me .
by b1galus
3 Aug 2015, 7:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which chair for the campsite
Replies: 44
Views: 4954

Re: Which chair for the campsite

i bought this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer-Portable ... BF8S28G1ZJ cheap enough , easily and quickly assembled and fits my fat a..e ok
by b1galus
8 Apr 2015, 8:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low bulk but very warm blankets
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: low bulk but very warm blankets

i have a PHD quilt absolutely amazing great because you can sit up and wrap it round yourself
not cheap it cost the same as my rab sleeping bag
by b1galus
18 Feb 2015, 8:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Stoves: cheap comparison
Replies: 50
Views: 4168

Re: Stoves: cheap comparison

not just me then that has far too many stoves
by b1galus
23 Sep 2014, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where to see Hillegberg tents
Replies: 26
Views: 2950

Re: Where to see Hillegberg tents

"There are some good posts on this thread with valid experience - and of course, it's one's own experience that determines which is the best or better tent to use for a specific occasion. As well as my Nallo 2 GT and Soulo (I have also owned an Akto) - I have a lightweight Easton Kilo. The East...
by b1galus
14 Sep 2014, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to train for long distance cycle touring
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Re: How to train for long distance cycle touring

a far greater cyclist than I once said there are only three things you need to do
1) ride your bike
2)ride your bike
3) ride your bike
by b1galus
20 Aug 2014, 7:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping with permission
Replies: 24
Views: 2650

Re: Wild camping with permission

have to say i'm with Faraway visions on this up to a point . it is amazing how well one can wash with a face cloth and until fairly recently we peasants didn't wash all that often as it drew all the oils from the skin
by b1galus
11 Aug 2014, 1:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vaude Taurus split poles
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Vaude Taurus split poles

rather than gaffer tape it might be better to do a blind whipping with some strong thread and then varnish it
by b1galus
5 Aug 2014, 8:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Double sleeping bags - what do you use?
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Double sleeping bags - what do you use?

got myself a down quilt from PHD ultra light and very cosy no zips , no faff just keeps you warm and snuggly
by b1galus
23 Jul 2014, 8:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where to see Hillegberg tents
Replies: 26
Views: 2950

Re: Where to see Hillegberg tents

i have a few Hilleberg tents however if i was to add one i would add the Rogen gt for better venting in the summer i wouldn't buy a Nallo except for full on four season camping . sadly i live in edinburgh
or you could pop in and see a few pitched
by b1galus
30 Jun 2014, 11:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2720

Re: Cookset recommendations

for the trangia i use a flint and my Mora knife blade to light it , works really well and so far have reduced the number of burnt fingers and dropped matches
by b1galus
7 Jun 2014, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accomodation Ypres, Bergues, Dunkirk
Replies: 4
Views: 5521

Re: Accomodation Ypres, Bergues, Dunkirk

at the camp site in ypres there are chalets you can use