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by Aushiker
24 Dec 2017, 1:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Decathlon lightweight tents
Replies: 90
Views: 5823

Re: Decathlon lightweight tents

If you look at the work of Henry Shires, the marker of the brand TarpTent, he makes some very clever designs that would need only a few pegs for reliable designs. + 1 My Tarptent Double Rainbow has four pegs [additional pegs are required if tie-outs are used]. Four pegs (not sand pegs) where used t...
by Aushiker
20 Dec 2017, 2:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple compact thermometer
Replies: 32
Views: 2192

Re: Simple compact thermometer

Just tested my speedo temperature gauge. Currently on tour in Indonesia. On nias island. In the shade the temperature reads correct at 31* C. After just 5 minutes in the sun the unit read 44* C. that would be true for ANY thermometer exposed to the sun? That was my thinking as well ... shade temper...
by Aushiker
27 Nov 2017, 12:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Decathlon lightweight tents
Replies: 90
Views: 5823

Re: Decathlon lightweight tents

May I ask how did you find the Duplex for setup and general use, and how are you doing with the Double Rainbow? I quite like Henry Shire's designs, they are very clever. You may indeed :) Setting up and pulling down the Duplex wasn't a difficult or complicated task, even at the end of a hard day's ...
by Aushiker
25 Nov 2017, 11:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Decathlon lightweight tents
Replies: 90
Views: 5823

Re: Decathlon lightweight tents

I take your point, although some would say that the extra space and comfort at the end of the day is a worthwhile price to pay over weight. The quickhiker ultralight is quite a bit lighter than the quickhiker, at 1.9kg I don't disagree and I also value space which is why I sold my Tarptent Bowfin 1...
by Aushiker
25 Nov 2017, 10:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1man tent plus bike
Replies: 60
Views: 4764

Re: 1man tent plus bike

How about one of these? The bike is the tent! https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bikamper/200-bikamper- The problem is that it ends up so compromised that it's a pretty dreadful tent...for example what happens if you ride off to the pub...and all to save 200g for two poles... :? + 1 That is ...
by Aushiker
25 Nov 2017, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Decathlon lightweight tents
Replies: 90
Views: 5823

Re: Decathlon lightweight tents

mercalia wrote:some people here would say it is it heavy - my tarp tent just weighs 1.2kg

+1 I would, in fact I would say it was horredosuly heavy at 2.7 kg. Price is great but for me price does not make my ride day after day a better experience if I am hauling a "ton" of weight.
by Aushiker
17 Nov 2017, 12:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: You're doing it wrong...
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: You're doing it wrong...

Nice read thanks for sharing ... to keep the peace I tour in SPDs and bikepack with flats :mrgreen:
by Aushiker
1 Nov 2017, 5:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Australia Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Australia Bike

At least for the Western Australia end I would be very much factoring in the wind ... Perth and the south-west of WA is known for being windy. We even have infamous winds, the Fremantle Doctor and the Albany Doctor [not so famous as to get is own wikipedia page :)] [1] are two that come to mind. Any...
by Aushiker
31 Oct 2017, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Australia Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Australia Bike

In terms of buying and assuming you wish to purchase a touring bike the answer will in part depend on where you are flying into. Melbourne and to a lesser extent Sydney you shouldn't have to much problem buying a new touring bike, i.e., at least in Melbourne there are a couple of touring orientated ...
by Aushiker
27 Oct 2017, 12:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Mats
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

Re: Sleeping Mats

Thanks. Lots of good advice and plenty to think about One thing to also consider, assuming you are flying with your bicycle and particularly if you are flying in India and/or Nepal is your weight limits. I would be checking to see if the your bike is counted as part of your allowance (the local air...
by Aushiker
26 Oct 2017, 11:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Mats
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

Re: Sleeping Mats

They arent particulary heavy, just bulky 2.5 kg or 5lb 8oz I would suggest is a little more than "particularly heavy" :wink: I guess but it would be luxury :) My Exped Synmat is 439 grams but at least packs small. A Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm would be a better option from their range I wo...
by Aushiker
26 Oct 2017, 10:20am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Mats
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

Re: Sleeping Mats

As you going to the Himalayas I would be looking insulated matts (i.e., higher R value). That would exclude the Alpkit.
by Aushiker
24 Oct 2017, 10:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lighting a Trangia
Replies: 77
Views: 5558

Re: Lighting a Trangia

On sparks, i also have an msr small self contained msr piezo thing. It's great for lighting gas stoves, works every time, more compact than the firesteel which i only carry for use in emergencies. But i don't think i have ever managed to light meths with that. I have used firesteels for a number of...
by Aushiker
24 Oct 2017, 6:08am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lighting a Trangia
Replies: 77
Views: 5558

Re: Lighting a Trangia

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My stove lighter of choice is a Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel ...
by Aushiker
25 Sep 2017, 12:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you need for cycle touring?
Replies: 44
Views: 3834

Re: What do you need for cycle touring?

My bikepacking/touring gear list is always in progress and is actually getting modified now in preparation for a remote 10 day ride but it might give you some ideas as to how to go reasonably light and hence require less in the way of panniers.