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by HobbesOnTour
12 Apr 2018, 2:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast charge powerbanks?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Fast charge powerbanks?

Sweep wrote:But what can you do with one battery dare I ask?


There's my nasal hair trimmer, travel electric toothbrush, battery operated nail clipper. I share the battery between all three, of course - gotta travel light and rough it sometimes :D

Frank
by HobbesOnTour
10 Apr 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast charge powerbanks?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Fast charge powerbanks?

Looks clever but it only charges one battery at a time? Sounds very awkard. Nah, it's not awkward at all. It's handy in the tent, slotting into any space at all. But you're right, it's only 1 battery at a time. It's not fast, but then again, when I'm away on the bike, speed is generally the last th...
by HobbesOnTour
9 Apr 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast charge powerbanks?
Replies: 32
Views: 2740

Re: Fast charge powerbanks?

Hi, Just to follow up on the Ikea charger, I got one of these about 6 months ago and I find it very handy. https://www.amazon.de/Olight%C2%AE-Universal-Ladeger%C3%A4t-Magnet-Ladeadapter-Charger/dp/B01LZUDN0S/ref=pd_nav_hcs_bia_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=R9KRW9ZJ5RSEJFVX5R1P Suitable for...
by HobbesOnTour
7 Apr 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone used a TEASI gps cycle gizmo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Anyone used a TEASI gps cycle gizmo ?

I've been using a Wahoo elemnt for the past couple of months and I think it is brilliant. Currently, a data or wifi connection is required to activate a route, but Wahoo assured me that this will soon be stopped meaning that if you have an offline mapping app, such as OSMAnd, you can plot a route o...
by HobbesOnTour
7 Apr 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring
Replies: 97
Views: 8885

Re: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring

Once Wahoo make the route processing able to occur offline, it's the perfect solution for what I need. Sorry for dragging up an old thread, but when I posted this I had been told that the Wahoo App would be updated to allow the loading of gps files without a data or Wifi connection. In other words,...
by HobbesOnTour
13 Feb 2018, 7:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

It's pretty clear my idea of just ignoring it won't work for you, but given what you say above I still don't see why you feel the need to mop the fly every day. Pete, with all respect, I don't see why you feel the need to keep harping on about the breaking down of my tent. I've always wiped down th...
by HobbesOnTour
13 Feb 2018, 7:11am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

This one ? If you want to make it freestanding, as in usable with no pegs, the obvious way would be to have a flexipole along each side between the main front and rear pegging points, probably threaded behind the main poles, and with a loop between the longways pole and the lower crossways pole to ...
by HobbesOnTour
11 Feb 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

We haven't finished yet! :D HobbesOnTour: you have effectively laid down a challenge to the forum to discover why one tent is more (and indeed very badly) affected by condensation than another. The factors we have touched upon (or not) include: Amount of ventilation Size of tent Material Prevailing...
by HobbesOnTour
11 Feb 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

Op here, braving the waters again! My tent in inner first, so I remove the fly , give it a shake and stuff it into it's own stuffsack. I've never bothered wiping anything. Sometimes if it was particularly wet,I'll drape it over something like a garden bench when I stop for lunch, as long as it's not...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Feb 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

Just because you're in a tent with wet walls doesn't mean you're wet. As long as the tent is big enough that you can sit in free space (and that it's free-standing suggests it's a dome of some description so it shouldn't be impossible) then you don't get wet. As long as the inner walls aren't so we...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Feb 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

I kept my Force Ten (cotton inner, nylon fly, ridge) on the basis that it reduces or even eliminates condensation and stands up in storms. I was looking at buying a new tent for this year (nylon tunnel with porch) to address the problem of weight and space. But now I'm not sure. These were 2 of the...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Feb 2018, 12:34am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

All you need to do is rewrite the laws of atmospheric physics. :D :D That might take a wee while, so in the meantime it's more a case of learning to live with it, as you have an excellent source of moisture (your good self) inside a watertight structure. Compare and contrast sitting inside a motion...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Feb 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

[ It's also possible you've just been unlucky, sometimes I'll get loads of condensation one day and hardly any the next without really noticing much difference between them. Some days you're going to get condensation whatever you do or whatever tent you use, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth see...
by HobbesOnTour
31 Jan 2018, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 45
Views: 4050

Re: Travel Insurance

Any other suggestions? I have taken insurance for several years that I now realise wouldn't have covered me if something happened. Hi, you could try these guys, based in Holland but cover EU citizens, I believe - Any UK posters better hurry up! ;-) https://www.joho.org/nl/special-isis...erswerk#pre...
by HobbesOnTour
31 Jan 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1767

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

There's various ways to peg out a tent without, errr, pegs. .... but you'd still need to peg the porches out or they'd just hang there like curtains. I'd agree with PH that retro-fitting free-standing to your tent would almost certainly be more trouble than it's worth. I'd also agree with PH about ...