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by horizon
17 Jun 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 25
Views: 860

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

As for a pure bottle and a diluted bottle..... at the risk of being a total a.h., why not add water as needed? I just thought it might be a way of conveniently having a fast or slow fuel without having to guess how much you've put in, or adding it as you go. Just an idea - it might work, it might n...
by horizon
17 Jun 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 104
Views: 14870

Re: feedback about moderation

I think that people don't always look to see if someone else has posted something. That is not fair, Vorpal. I too saw this article - it's headline news in the Guardian. The good news is that it was instantly (well, actually I read it last night) posted on here which shows that we are on the ball a...
by horizon
17 Jun 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 25
Views: 860

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

Trangias have their own simmer ring. But it's not adjustable. It is - you just move the lid further over. It isn't that accurate though :shock: . But I really like your idea of using water to adjust the heat. I do use water (when I remember) but it is for the soot. I'm even thinking therefore of ha...
by horizon
17 Jun 2019, 1:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 63
Views: 2767

Re: incident with police driver

Earlier this year I was passed closely on a bend on a narrow road by a car in a stream of traffic. He was just able to get back in front of me before narrowly avoiding being hit by an oncoming vehicle around the bend. It wasn't quite a catastrophe in the making but it was appalling driving. It was a...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 25
Views: 860

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

Trangias have their own simmer ring.
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 943

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

There was a tragic case just a few years back of a boy whose brakes failed as he approached downhill a junction with a major road. AFAIR, the cables hadn't been sufficiently tightened but it was only the harder braking that revealed, too late, the problem. I'm sure there are other cases of double br...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

it'll typically be the case that there will be a huge range of models that will actually fit a given job quite acceptably. That's true (especially when you look back at what we did camp in!). But to narrow it down you will probably want the best one that fits. I'm not sure how people make decisions...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

I would find it very hard to choose between, for example, an Anjan GT and a Rogen, Nice tents - it's always a pleasure to look at the Hilleberg website anyway - it's clear and informative, a really nice design. My point would be that it is here that the real choice that has to be made. It's a hard ...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)

I do know the road in question but I haven't cycled on it and I probably never would. A couple of years ago I demurred from cycling on the A40 between Whitchurch and Monmouth even though there was no alternative road (I crossed the river by hand pulled ferry and found a rough cycleway in the end but...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

I thnk we are splitting hairs here but given the confusion in posts above, I think it is worth clarifying. I like your pitch and crawl idea: OK, so that's all about needs, what works, size, weight etc. I think that will dictate a type and if you have really done your homework you would probably get ...
by horizon
16 Jun 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.

Good explanation here (not for OP whom I presume knows all this stuff):

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/long-qt-syndrome/

Still didn't say what QT stands for though!
by horizon
14 Jun 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

horizon wrote: However, my main point is that in the great morass of tents out there ....
by horizon
14 Jun 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Summer sun advice
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Summer sun advice

Thanks for that and sorry to hear about your melanoma.
by horizon
14 Jun 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Summer sun advice
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Summer sun advice

bikercolin: did you have a point regarding this?
by horizon
14 Jun 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Our main touring tent is the Kaitum 3, selected with the following wish-list: No more than 3 Kgs (ours is 3 on the nose, current models weigh a bit more as they use heavier pegs and thicker guys) At least 1.40 wide inner throughout sitting height through the whole inner double doors/porches porches...