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by pjclinch
16 Oct 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 36
Views: 4157

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

The issue I have is that one of the split poles is shaped (the one in the pic). Vaude do replacement sections online for £6.50 but they're all straight. IME pole sections that start straight acquire a bit of a bend with time just by using them. As long as it's not a dramatic curve my guess is it'll...
by pjclinch
16 Oct 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 36
Views: 4157

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

If you've got a cracked pole you've found at home base, replace the pole (or at least the cracked section). For a field repair, anything goes, but a sleeve you can slide over the pole and is long enough to support on both sides of the joint (because poles almost always go at the joins) is the usual ...
by pjclinch
15 Oct 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Scottish transport bill
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: New Scottish transport bill

Most Scottish councils can't enforce parking regulations at present. So additional restrictions, without change in enforcement, won't make any difference. The problem is that most parking issues require a police officer or parking warden to enforce them. Those are Police service matters. But, with ...
by pjclinch
15 Oct 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

It wasn't a problem after "gooping", but it is something you needed to be aware of before setting off into the back of beyond. It took a couple of hours with the thing spread over furniture in my conservatory, and I only declared it "done" after a trial with a hose pipe in the g...
by pjclinch
15 Oct 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

I have a lightly used Spacepacker in the attic. Nice materials and very handy double entry with storage areas. But for a tall bloke a bit short, leaving inner fabric inches from your nose. And the outer leaked like a sieve from the central seam when new. Apparently they didn't feel it was their job...
by pjclinch
15 Oct 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

Rubble sacks are good, for years I used F&T (back when F&T wasn't a bit of Sports Direct) neoprene taped seam liners which were great and I still use. I started using dry bags for when I was paddling when you do need that extra level of waterproofing. For backpacking/cycle touring I like to ...
by pjclinch
15 Oct 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

As a Spacepacker owner I'd say the most obvious plus-point of the hoop is that the poles come down to the ground at the outside edge of each porch, rather than right in the middle of the inner door. This makes it easier to get in and out and faff about with stuff in the porch (away from low level I'...
by pjclinch
14 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by pjclinch
13 Oct 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by pjclinch
13 Oct 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

All-in-one/fly first pitching and damp inner tents... My old Saunders is a fly-first pitch. You start by pitching the outer, get inside and hang the inner. To strike it, start by taking the inner down, from the inside, out of the rain, and of course you can pack it separately to the fly. My Hille's ...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

(The Hubba Hubba can go up without the inner using a footprint to anchor the corners, or you could rig up some cords to do the job. Without those you can pitch it fly first... but it's a dreadful faff Not so much fly first as fly only. I don't see how you could add the inner without taking the tent...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I don't personally like inner-first pitches but the number of happy users, including in rainy places, suggests it...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?

Sweep wrote:But how are sheep likely to react to a tent?

Leave well alone or approach and do something daft?


They might munch grass right up to the edge of the fly but nothing worse than that IME (a fair few campsites shared with them over the years)

Pete.
by pjclinch
9 Oct 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Thanks Ian. No deal breakers in what you say so I suppose I still need the lottery win...

Pete.
by pjclinch
9 Oct 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2066

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

As an aside and maybe relevant to the OP, question: When I got my replacement, a Hilleberg Rogen 2, I did feel the inner bottom was a bit thin and wondered if I should have purchased a footer at the same time. I didn't have any problems with it but am now wondering if for tours beyond a few days if...