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Postby Mike777 » 15 Feb 2011, 8:21am

Hi all

I am always reviewing the kit I take on small tours to reduce weight and ensure I only take what is totally necacsry.

This time I am really struggling with the weight....just can not seem to get it down so I've taken a photo and would welcome any views on what to ditch :D

Any ideas ! ! !

Thanks

Mike
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hubgearfreak
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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 15 Feb 2011, 8:26am

you're missing some bottled ale. and a tankard to drink them from :D

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Re: Kit photo

Postby eileithyia » 15 Feb 2011, 8:30am

Do I really see a a big orange tool that appears to be a battery operated screwdriver, why are carrying this, then thee will be plenty of room for the ale and tankard. :lol:
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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 15 Feb 2011, 8:49am

it's also just occured to me that you've not even got a ceramic teapot or BBQ and coals

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Mick F » 15 Feb 2011, 8:53am

Where's the kitchen sink?
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Re: Kit photo

Postby 531colin » 15 Feb 2011, 8:55am

If you're taking the battery nipple driver, you need to take some rims, hubs, and spokes to build up, don't you?

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Barrenfluffit » 15 Feb 2011, 9:19am

Mmm electric screwdriver plus Ikea bag; ok everyone needs a pastime and its nice to get comfortable but what's wrong with a book.
And energy drinks are for people who don't read the labels; coffee is the only energy drink with a decent caffeine content!

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Re: Kit photo

Postby ANTONISH » 15 Feb 2011, 9:21am

Four cans of "Red Bull" ? couldn't you take some caffeine tablets - or some of that illegal powdery stuff?
And is that a rechargable 'driver ?
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Re: Kit photo

Postby snibgo » 15 Feb 2011, 2:01pm

I can't see what's in all those bags, or what all those rolled-up things are. It might help if you typed a list of the items.

Deffo ditch the electric screwdriver. If you use the survival bag instead of a sleeping bag and tent, I applaud you. If you never use it, ditch it.

That's not a bad rule: if there is something you never use, ditch it. If there is something you have used but could have managed without, ditch it. You'll end it with the essentials for sleeping and eating. Everything else, including all tools, anything electronic, and cameras, are luxuries.

Once you have stripped down to essentials, start adding luxuries. Top of my list: tube and tools to change it, camera, notebook (the paper variety), pen, toothbrush, paste, spare socks.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby uphillbothways » 15 Feb 2011, 5:28pm

I dunno, you're at about bare bones already. I don't know how you're going to manage without a workshop stand, a headset press, six cans of lager, a poached haddock, two turtledoves and a tin of stripy paint.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby 531colin » 15 Feb 2011, 7:44pm

Five chain rings
Four cotter pins
Three French threads
Two turtle doves
and a cartridge bottom brack-et

OK, I'll get me coat..........

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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 15 Feb 2011, 7:50pm

531colin wrote:Four cotter pins.


these will need a 1lb hammer to be any use :wink: (or does that orange thing in the bottom right double up as one)

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Mike777 » 15 Feb 2011, 8:59pm

Ahhhhhhh................

Many thanks to everyone who replied.....it's amazing getting other people’s opinions as often things are missed and it's good to get other people's views.

So based on priorities given and suggestions made I have repacked every thing again.

What are people’s views this time?

Regards

Mike
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Re: Kit photo

Postby meic » 15 Feb 2011, 9:14pm

You must have one enormous hubdynamo to power that iron.

I suppose it is needed though to revitalise the proofing on your goretex jacket.
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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 15 Feb 2011, 10:06pm

4 beers won't last long. and a glass tankard, are you mad, man? :shock:

a pewter one could have a polished bottom to act as a shaving mirror in addition to not making more glass shards. i'm sure we're all agreed that there's enough of those, already :|