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by rannochraider
29 Nov 2015, 2:08am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: stainless steel cafettiere
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: stainless steel cafettiere

Primus do a 1 litre pot that can be used as a coffee or general purpose pot. It is possible to purchase an 'extra' cafetierre from Primus that can convert the pot to produce your favourite cup of Joe with no hassle. I have one and it works well. It's all fairly lightweight and easy to use.
by rannochraider
20 Oct 2015, 12:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy inflation of the Exped Synmat UL (not integrated pump)
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Easy inflation of the Exped Synmat UL (not integrated pu

Brilliant discovery! what's all the talk of pumps about ? The lady has the answer, three pumps with a decent poly bag and a cork adapter, job done!
by rannochraider
10 Aug 2015, 4:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which chair for the campsite
Replies: 44
Views: 5127

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Brand new Genuine Helinox Chair One currently being advertised for sale at a bargain price on the Bikes and Bits for sale section. :wink:
by rannochraider
8 Aug 2015, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish weather has me freaked out!
Replies: 61
Views: 9600

Re: Scottish weather has me freaked out!

The rain has certainly been a right pain in the butt this year but the wind has been far worse! It has hardly stopped blowing since last November. The combination of both has made Scotland's great outdoors a pretty unpleasant place to be. Worse news is, the weather has had no effect whatsoever on th...
by rannochraider
22 Jul 2015, 3:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which chair for the campsite
Replies: 44
Views: 5127

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Brand new Genuine Helinox chair just advertised for sale on here in bikes and bits etc for sale . :wink:
by rannochraider
19 May 2015, 3:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Quality tent on for sale section ! NOW SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Quality tent on for sale section !

Well it is a CAMPING sub forum and probably as relevant as advertising under a sub section for 'bikes and bits'. Anyway, don't let it ruin your day. :roll:
by rannochraider
19 May 2015, 12:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Quality tent on for sale section ! NOW SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Quality tent on for sale section ! NOW SOLD

Brand new MSR Hubba Hubba HP advertised on for sale section :wink: .
by rannochraider
27 Apr 2015, 2:19am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent suggestions - 2.5 person for cycle touring
Replies: 24
Views: 1478

Re: Tent suggestions - 2.5 person for cycle touring

I'm not expecting to be able to sit up in this tent. I've got family tents I can sort of stand in, plus others I can sit on a chair in. This is for shelter only. The compromise for being light and packable is not enough headroom and a snug fit for length. Well .... Not really, the compromise is cos...
by rannochraider
25 Apr 2015, 12:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent suggestions - 2.5 person for cycle touring
Replies: 24
Views: 1478

Re: Tent suggestions - 2.5 person for cycle touring

I would certainly consider this one for a family tent that's still portable on bikes. http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/vango-omega-350-3-berth-tent-p140004&Pg=2 Held in high regard as outlined in the many reviews and it's big enough in terms of floor space to get a double airbed or self inflating sty...
by rannochraider
15 Apr 2015, 2:43am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping on Tiree and Coll. Opinions? Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Wild Camping on Tiree and Coll. Opinions? Advice?

Hey Cycletourer, Love your website. Lots of great info in there and like you style and photos. Thanks for taking the time to share. I'm inspired! :wink:
by rannochraider
13 Apr 2015, 1:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon
Replies: 43
Views: 6963

Re: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon

As I said already, there is no escape. You can take certain measures to minimise the effect of the ravenous hordes but whatever you do, you should accept that the price you will pay for cycling in 'God's country' is measured in blood! :wink: Seriously though, all kidding aside........... They're goi...
by rannochraider
11 Apr 2015, 12:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon
Replies: 43
Views: 6963

Re: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon

I've bought one of these for this years trips. http://www.uttings.co.uk/p116100-nemo-bugout-9x9-screen-room-tarp-birch-leaf-green-nemo-cte1259/#.VGJyu2AqXIU I do a bit of canoeing so the weight doesn't matter. It would be best split between two riders if travelling on the bike. I know it gets great ...
by rannochraider
11 Apr 2015, 12:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon
Replies: 43
Views: 6963

Re: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon

I know there's not many of us do it nowadays but if you are a smoker you have won a watch with regards to midgie deterrents. Skin so Soft is very good but in days gone by there was nothing to beat a few hefty cigars or a pipe blowing like a farriers furnace to keep the blood sucking barstewards at b...
by rannochraider
10 Apr 2015, 12:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front rack Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 5539

Re: Front rack Advice

Plus one for the Surly. Bomproof and offers a variety of heights as well as a solid over wheel platform for over wheel rack bag or case of budweisser :wink: . Looks cool as well. Never seen such a well engineered rack. I'll bet the used re sale values are high too.
Buy crap, buy twice. :wink:
by rannochraider
9 Apr 2015, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon
Replies: 43
Views: 6963

Re: Mosquitos/Midges be afraid be very afraid Armageddon

I find the combination of Garlic and Vit B12 taken for a week before travelling to be quite an effective deterrent for Mosquitoes. But! You needn't worry about Mosquitoes on the West Coast of Scotland because the midgies have eaten them all. They will also have their share of your precious blood and...