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by philsknees
10 Nov 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adhesive for clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Adhesive for clothing

+1 for Tenacious & other various Mcnett's products for repairs but if the stitching is OK and you're simply wanting to replace the seam sealing tapes which waterproof the sewn seams, it might be worth having a look at Pennine Outdoor's website which sells 2 types of iron-on seam tape which betwe...
by philsknees
10 Oct 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

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

On several occasions I've removed sheep from small tents on campsites while the owners were away for the day. Each tent was a complete mess inside with food, urine, droppings and mud trampled into the unlucky owners sleeping bags and groundsheet. One featured a distressed sheep trapped inside and tr...
by philsknees
5 Oct 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Whoops! I meant Callander, of course, not Killin.
by philsknees
5 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Had a similar experience on the Glen Ogle cycle track some years ago. Climbing alone up the old railway route from Killin I spotted a small horde of teenagers (20, maybe 30?) in the distance coasting quickly down the gentle gradient towards me, spread across the whole width of the track ahead. Tryin...
by philsknees
21 Sep 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1011

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Tangled Metal : It must be said that I made an approach for a quote from that company, possibly 18-20 years ago and didn't even receive a response. Shortly afterwards I saw several warnings in the mountaineering press from customers who were trying unsuccessfully to recover expensive down equipment...
by philsknees
2 Sep 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mats and punctures
Replies: 59
Views: 4045

Re: Sleeping mats and punctures

Mercalia asked " Who does a decent quality 1/2 mat that just supports up to the backside?" A few years ago I managed to source a Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite self-inflating mattress, as reviewed here: http://www.trailblaze-trekking.com/thermarest-prolite-fl-bmw-torsolite.html) which f...
by philsknees
1 Sep 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heat transference between layers (when camping)
Replies: 42
Views: 1706

Re: Heat transference between layers (when camping)

Some interesting figures on boosting performance to sleeping bags (admittedly at no little cost) using their products are quoted here:- https://www.phdesigns.co.uk/combi-and-filler-bags Well worth a browse even if the prices are now spectacularly high. They quantify performance boost figures for eac...
by philsknees
27 Aug 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Sleeping matts

Just a few pointers gained from almost 50 years of (usually lightweight for the era) camping on thin foam, via self inflating to modern style airbeds. Firstly I've found that with advancing years I need more comfort if I'm to get the sleep I need to sustain me for the next day's exertions. My hips a...
by philsknees
16 Aug 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3255

Re: Where is this?

I agree with Mick F that it would greatly help trace the location if Foxyrider would clarify exactly what was visible in the original photo which resulted in the square sign being identified as a United bus stop. Small square enamel bus stop signs of that type were widely in use by operators at the ...
by philsknees
15 Aug 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3255

Re: Where is this?

'Fraid I've been at it again and after far too much time spent musing I'm about 80% coming round to the location being the Singing Kettle at Lloc. If Foxyrider can confirm that the original photo definitely shows a United Bus Stop plate attached to the pub/restaurant sign I'd probably change my mind...
by philsknees
14 Aug 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3255

Re: Where is this?

Thanks for that Paulatic. As a result I've spent hours going round in circles going over the complexities of the formation of United Welsh Services Ltd, which has at least confirmed my opinion that I'll never, ever, become a bus-spotter/enthusiast! However, it has also convinced me that there is lit...
by philsknees
13 Aug 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3255

Re: Where is this?

I think we may be heading off at a tangent here. The OP's original posting stated that the square sign mounted below the Singing Kettle sign was a United bus stop sign (though this isn't clear on my screen even at 5X magnification - perhaps the original print has better definition?). Research here h...
by philsknees
10 Aug 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why CO2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1484

Re: Why CO2?

Thanks Brucey for your comprehensive (as ever) response which has assuaged my curiosity and kept me on the straight and narrow! :D . Not that there was ever any chance of me abandoning bitter as my drug of choice. Disturbingly further dabbling on the web (I really must get out more) reveals that nit...
by philsknees
10 Aug 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why CO2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1484

Re: Why CO2?

Purely out of curiosity (as an uninformed OAP who regards lager as exotic compared to my normal bitter!) Anyone know if it would be possible to inflate a tyre using the ubiquitous nitrous oxide cartridges which litter the gutters of South Manchester :( ? Many's the time, stormbound on an isolated mi...
by philsknees
22 Jul 2019, 10:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safer on the road?
Replies: 23
Views: 4142

Re: Safer on the road?

Similar case in north west here: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... t-16528814
Due for sentencing later this month........should be interesting.