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by nickpaton
3 Dec 2017, 11:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 61
Views: 4723

Re: Heaviest tent?

Hilleberg Nallo 2GT 2.9kg (apparently!) Every time I pitch it I wonder why I have such a large tent just for myself. But during gales, rain, snow and hail storms I'm snug and safe whilst other tents collapse around me, as happened this year in Iceland. The only thing against the Nallo is that whilst...
by nickpaton
3 Dec 2017, 11:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lighting a Trangia
Replies: 77
Views: 6169

Re: Lighting a Trangia

Soto pocket blow torch which takes a disposable lighter.
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/pocket-knives-tools-c72/fire-starters-c180/pocket-blow-torch-p807
Will light meths even in cold ambient temperatures. Been using for years.
by nickpaton
13 Jun 2017, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

Thanks for the feedback Dave, very much appreciated. I've heard reports about the midges in Norway and Scandinavia generally, however am I right in thinking their 'season' is from June to autumn as in Scotland? Whilst in the Outer Hebrides a local described tourists as 'midges', as they both start a...
by nickpaton
6 Jun 2017, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

My husband and I are off to the Lofoten Islands in August this year so will let you know how we get on. Flying to Oslo then onto Bodo. Ferry to Moskenes. Doing a circular route finishing in Svolvaer to catch the ferry back to Bodo. Staying in a combination of Cabins and Air B&B. It seems that w...
by nickpaton
4 Jun 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

Thanks Matt.
That's certainly a possibility though I have done a UK E2E which obviously included parts of Scotland, and some other trips in Scotland too.
However it's a large and varied area of the country and I like what you're suggesting.
by nickpaton
3 Jun 2017, 11:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

Just be aware that Winter storms can arrive in Iceland in August, so be prepared. Thanks for that. I believe it's a risk even in July where the katabatic winds off the mountains can be quite fierce. I heard about someone who just managed to throw himself over his fully loaded tourer which was lying...
by nickpaton
3 Jun 2017, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

Apologies one and all for the earlier apparent dummy ejaculation (ooh mods am I allowed to use such a word?!). Thanks too for your suggestions and comments. @woof yes great suggestions, love the Pyrenees and France in general. @gloomyandy I too thought along similar lines and like you have done othe...
by nickpaton
29 May 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Re: Next trip suggestions

Many thanks for all the suggestions, much appreciated.
by nickpaton
17 May 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe Tour Inspiration
Replies: 3
Views: 3564

Re: Europe Tour Inspiration

Hi Ollie and welcome to the forums

I've just asked a similar question do you might want to check out any replies if/when I get any.

Good luck with wherever you end up going.
by nickpaton
17 May 2017, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6975

Next trip suggestions

I'm a reasonably experienced tourer with trips throughout UK, Spain and SE Asia. All these trips were heavily planned with daily routes and in some cases pre-booked accommodation, campsites etc. They were all great but increasingly I found the planning quite restrictive in terms of the lack of spont...
by nickpaton
20 May 2016, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mull, Isle of
Replies: 17
Views: 1483

Re: Mull, Isle of

Recently returned from excellent but very windy and snowy 48 hour trip around northern Mull loop - Craignure - Salen - northern loop via Ballygown.

Recommend camping at Eas Fors Waterfall that drops 90 feet into the sea. Also Calgary Bay with its designated wild camping area including toilets.
by nickpaton
13 Mar 2016, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 4241

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

ConRAD wrote:
nickpaton wrote:... which regulator are you now using ?
this one... or somewhere here too
nickpaton wrote:... and how do you find it?
excellent

Wow! To say I'm impressed is an understatement. A lot of reading up and studying is to follow :D
by nickpaton
13 Mar 2016, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 4241

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Associated point (will start a separate thread if this question gets buried) Where do you and other knowledgeable folks stash the charging battery? Has to be secured to the frame i guess somewhere near where the ework is secured to the bike frame. My E-Werk is mounted on the top side of the downtub...
by nickpaton
12 Mar 2016, 7:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 4241

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

ConRAD wrote:I wrote a mini-report HERE


First time I've ever seen inside an E-Werk! Many thanks for your very informative article.
ConRAD wrote:... by the way, I'm not using e-werk anymore !!


Which regulator are you now using and how do you find it?
by nickpaton
12 Mar 2016, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)
Replies: 41
Views: 4241

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Associated point (will start a separate thread if this question gets buried) Where do you and other knowledgeable folks stash the charging battery? Has to be secured to the frame i guess somewhere near where the ework is secured to the bike frame. Great question and one I'm interested in. Could you...