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by mercurykev
15 Sep 2014, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: SCOTLAND.............
Replies: 166
Views: 5824

Re: SCOTLAND.............

When/if Scotland becomes a foreign country, they will need: To name a few subjects ...... Passports Their version of DVLA Health Service Armed Forces Railways Passports will have to be re-issued to the rest of the UK of course, but Scotland will need their own passport office and passports. Scottis...
by mercurykev
26 Aug 2014, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Owners - What emergency kit do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Brompton Owners - What emergency kit do you carry?

I carry a spare tube, tyre levers and a Park tool single speed spanner. Fixing a rear puncture on a Brompton is a pain compared to a normal bike but it doesn't take too long. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jKISXnk8L._SY355_.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-142521-SPANNER-UPDATED/dp/B0024...
by mercurykev
20 Jun 2013, 10:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 2555

Re: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint

I really like the Hilleberg foot prints. They remain attached to the tent so the whole thing can go up as a single unit, they make the porch so much more usable when the ground is wet and as suggested they can reduce condensation. Well worth it IMHO.
by mercurykev
28 May 2013, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hand pump for touring
Replies: 52
Views: 15876

Re: hand pump for touring

Zefal HPX, you can't beat it.
by mercurykev
23 Apr 2013, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where NOT to free camp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Where NOT to free camp?

Sound like feeders for pheasants: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pheasant+feeders&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CeJ2UYnwCYSDO7XjgegL&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=709 The implication is probably that where there are feeders there will be game keepers ...
by mercurykev
31 Mar 2013, 6:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Freeze Dried food
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Freeze Dried food

I use them for hiking/wild camping and the Adventure Foods brand aren't too bad. You just add boiling water and let them stand for 8 minutes and this means that all you need to carry is a water boiling kit. A good place to but them is http://outdoorsgrub.co.uk/shop/ who have some interesting varieties
by mercurykev
24 Mar 2013, 9:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Replacement sleeping bag stuff sac
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Replacement sleeping bag stuff sac

Alpkit do a nice range of dry bags for a reasonable price - www.alpkit.com

I use an airlok for my sleeping bags.
by mercurykev
24 Mar 2013, 5:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 71378

Re: Pictures of your tents.

My Nallo 2 GT in Glen Etive last week:

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by mercurykev
17 Mar 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to close Ho​lyrood Park to throu​gh traffic​
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Petition to close Ho​lyrood Park to throu​gh traffic​

...As the roads are Crown Property, and do not form part of the wider road network, with no direct funding for the upkeep of the road network in the Park, the roads should be closed to motorised traffic (using existing barriers which enforce Sunday closures)... The petition is directed to Edinburgh...
by mercurykev
15 Mar 2013, 6:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: Sleeping bag

My advanced basecamp has a double draft tube on the zip but that bag is specified with that; although, I upgraded it to a full length zip. Reading their site it doesn't make it clear whether the zip option comes with a draft tube but I did find this that suggests that they do: Zips on the Minim 400 ...
by mercurykev
14 Mar 2013, 5:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: Sleeping bag

by mercurykev
14 Mar 2013, 12:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: Sleeping bag

Alpkit do good budget kit. However, since you did not mention budget, have a look at the PHD Minim 450 Dryshell, currently in their sale. Early Spring or late Autumn in Schotland can be cold and wet, so a Dryshell outer is very helpful. Willem +1 for PHD bag. I've got one of the -15c Advanced Basec...
by mercurykev
10 Feb 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sleeping Bag....any ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 2208

Re: Sleeping Bag....any ideas

My favourite bike touring bag is my Western Mountaineering Summerlite - 525g, good down to 0c and packs down to nothing.

I've not got any issues with the fact that it's down - I carry it in a dry bag and as a rule I don't tend to sleep in wet sleeping bags - it is a really good piece of kit.
by mercurykev
10 Nov 2012, 10:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Winter Camping
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Winter Camping

I'm just back from my first camp since the clocks changed and I was a bit worried about what to do with myself during the long dark period. It wasn't a cycle tour, I just mountain biked into the Cairngorms up near Derry Lodge. The weather wasn't too bad, the lowest temperature was 2c and it was main...
by mercurykev
2 Nov 2012, 7:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: New Tent Advice
Replies: 51
Views: 6263

Re: New Tent Advice

I like my Hilleberg footprints, for the porch coverage rather than for the protective aspects. They give all this extra living space if the ground is wet/soggy. My Keron 3GT is an excellent 2 person tent but I keep it for car camping. The two porches - one for cooking and one for kit - are great and...