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by sabrutat
27 Sep 2018, 9:20am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 75
Views: 2218

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

Camping on rain-soaked moorland, on the other hand, you'd have fuel issues with anything much where you didn't bring your own. Indeed, The beauty of it is a Trangia burner is tiny, weighs next to nothing, and can fit in pretty much any wood burning stove. So I'll be carrying a Trangia and a small b...
by sabrutat
27 Sep 2018, 3:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 75
Views: 2218

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

I've been drifting away from my Trangia and towards wood burning stoves and cooking over open fires the last year or two, because I hate running out of fuel when I'm many miles from any potential meths supply. I've never really engaged with gas stoves for the same reason. Right now I'm testing out d...
by sabrutat
22 Sep 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 43
Views: 2230

Re: Heaviest tent?

Don't get me wrong, Sweep - I still love my Halo 300 for the oodles of space and the massive vestibules. We've seen some stuff, me and that tent. But I needed a more integral solution to include the hammock.
by sabrutat
22 Sep 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 43
Views: 2230

Re: Heaviest tent?

A couple of years ago with the Halo 300, while touring in Belgium (which is very densely populated), it took me FIVE hours to find an appropriate wild camping spot. And it was over 40 degrees C. Started looking at 3pm, finally found a discrete enough site at 8pm. And I thought at the time: if I had ...
by sabrutat
3 Sep 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: C2C Whitehaven to Whitby (kind of)

Across the Moors, I'd be tempted to use the old Rosedale railway, which is all permissive bridleways. Something like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28477708 I did this precise route across the moors a few months ago, and made a series of vlogs about it. This is the first relevant one: VIN-yUZ...
by sabrutat
8 Aug 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping advice
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Camping advice

What's the worst or best camping-related advice you've experienced?

Mine is 'need and want are two different things.'
by sabrutat
4 Aug 2018, 12:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 3857

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

I'm starting to think there's a bipolar scale between cycling and camping. At one end, we have the pure cyclist, who doesn't care much about camping, but wants to bang out miles every day. It's all about the cycling. The camping is incidental, even a hindrance. At the other extreme we have the campe...
by sabrutat
4 Aug 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 70
Views: 12447

Re: camping chair hunt

I've found, with the Mayfly, that sometimes my bum does actually brush the ground. I'm a 100 kg dude, though. And also the temperature has an effect; in warm countries, say above 40 degrees C during the day, the fabric seems to stretch a little more readily.
by sabrutat
3 Aug 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 70
Views: 12447

Re: camping chair hunt

Having looked at a few of the Utube comparative reviews I decided that the H.Groundchair & A.Mayfly were too low. I did not like the idea of my legs being low down in the insect jungle territory - Insects like to bite, sting and suck(!) me. The advantage of the Ground Chair or Mayfly is that th...
by sabrutat
2 Aug 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 3857

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

How do you manage with 45 kg? It gets me very, very fit indeed. The first few weeks can be hard, but once I'm in shape, I don't even really notice it on the flat or slight inclines. I rode across the Alps with that rig, and found it surprisingly easy. The 10km+ downhills murdered my brakes, though....
by sabrutat
24 Jul 2018, 4:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bob Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Bob Trailer

My first three or four long multi-month tours were with a single wheel trailer. I haven't given up on it entirely, because it has its advantages, but not having a trailer is so much more convenient for touring off road, which is by far my preference. Just the simple act of going over a style or thro...
by sabrutat
21 Jul 2018, 2:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alps night time temperature
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Alps night time temperature

I did the Alps a couple of Summers ago, and some of the nights were quite chilly. Probably mid single digits Celsius. I have a modular sleeping system: 2 season sleeping bag, cotton liner, and ultra lightweight bivvy bag - the SOL Escape Lite - so I can layer as needed and it packs small. This is al...
by sabrutat
28 Jun 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 3857

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

I guess that doesn't mean anything except that we all have a different threshold for weight / comfort. :mrgreen: I think it's also a reflection of differing priorities. Most tourists are going to be vacationing from a 9 to 5 job, so they need to keep to a schedule and certain mileages. I don't usua...
by sabrutat
25 Jun 2018, 10:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 3857

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

+1 for the folding chair. I carry an Alite Mayfly, and consider it essential comfort on long tours. I don't bother on short tours, but by the end of that week or two i'm usually wishing for it. My heaviest touring load was around 45kg spread across two panniers and a trailer. I haven't been on a lon...
by sabrutat
25 Jun 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK
Replies: 31
Views: 1675

Re: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK

I've never been stopped, despite having my 'It's not the lack of a knife that's stopping me from killing people.' zinger all loaded up.