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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2017, 06:11:14 pm »
Just the meths stove to get then  :thumbsup:
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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2017, 06:30:20 pm »
Just the meths stove to get then  :thumbsup:

Ah! i have an old (20+ year old) triangia copy and an alluminium (MSR ?) fuel bottle with screw top, but not sure I would want to cook. I like a coffee in the morning etc, but all  the faff of cooking, not sure. Ah that's 'thread worthy'. :thumbsup:

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2018, 02:44:02 pm »
I've too much camping kit :-[

For summer (well roughly May to late September depending on what the weather's doing)

Mat: Exped Winterlite Synmat
Bag: Cumulus 150 quilt
Tarp: Alpkit Rig3.5 + poles and pegs.
Cooking: Home made meths stove with an Alpkit 600ml mug

I might add

Bivy bag: Borah Gear lightweight bivy - this has an inbuilt midge net and has a pullout to hang from the underside of the tarp.

That lot's about 1.5kg, if I want to go ultra light then I've a cuben fibre tarp and bivy bag and a lighter mat and the weight drops to 900g but that's pretty minimalist.

If my wife is with me then the tarp gets upgraded to an Alpkit Rig7 - the smaller one is OK but it's a bit of a squeeze! Once we get to the colder months then I'll add a PHD Minim 200 sleeping bag and use it in conjunction with the quilt. I've also got a Terra Nova Lasercomp but now that I use the Exped mat there's not a lot of room in there - with Karrimats we could both kip in it if we slept end to end.


Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2018, 08:09:11 am »
I'm new here.   I did a bit of camping last year but intend a bit more this year.   I ride a Brompton.   I have found that if I bag the bike and take a Rucksack and the big front bag, they let me on the buses so can start far from home.   I consider myself a Gentleman camper.  Even on a day out I carry my stove (Jetboil Flash), for hot drinks, my frying pan and my 1 KG chair.  I am a young 63 so comfort is important.
I carry a rucksack on the back of the boke with the restof the camping geat.  Tent is MSR Elixier 2 a trifle heavy but lots pf space.  Sleeping bag is a small Snugpack Travel Pack 2.   I have tested this and it is good for me  down to 3 deg C and packs small.   Sleeping mat is Decatthon air bed very small adain cheap but a bit heavy at 0.5kg.   Titanium mugs and spork and hand crochet mug cosies.    Hope to learn a bit more hete.

Cheers  Brian.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2018, 08:53:28 am »
Welcome, Brian  :)

I like the sound of the crocheted mug cosies!
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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2018, 02:24:33 pm »
So what do you do when you have a bad cold and can't do anything?   Answer look at too many cycling blogs.   So I have decided that as my last aluminium water bottle died,  its fallen out lots of times got dinted and  final corroded through and leaked into my bag.    So I I look at what the hardcore do, they use standard lemonade bottles.   As I have now ruined 2 metal bottles in about a year its time to try a 79p Lucazade bottle.   NOT becuse its cheap of course,  but to save about 3 to 4 oz  (75 to 100 grms)  ;-).    Plus I have to save the weight as I replace my unsued (for about 4 years) terciary lighting backup for the Jetboil :-  its own lighter, disposable lighter and finaly flint and steel).  In addition I may need to carry Lard.   I have a Jetboil frying pan.   Its been a pain, always burning despite conditioning.   However re-reading and putting a tin cap domed down to stop the hot spot and ising Lard to condition the surface I cooked an egg as if it was a non-stick pan.   Then tried bacon with cooking oil and it failed.  So next attempt with the pan conditione again, is bacon with LARD to fry.  Apprently LARD is now back in the "good" books.   Sad fact I have spent way too much time on KIT I think that is almost more of the atttraction then the actual cycle camping.

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #106 on: March 26, 2018, 07:45:40 pm »
I'm new here.   I did a bit of camping last year but intend a bit more this year.   I ride a Brompton.   I have found that if I bag the bike and take a Rucksack and the big front bag, they let me on the buses so can start far from home.   I consider myself a Gentleman camper.  Even on a day out I carry my stove (Jetboil Flash), for hot drinks, my frying pan and my 1 KG chair.  I am a young 63 so comfort is important.
I carry a rucksack on the back of the boke with the restof the camping geat.  Tent is MSR Elixier 2 a trifle heavy but lots pf space.  Sleeping bag is a small Snugpack Travel Pack 2.   I have tested this and it is good for me  down to 3 deg C and packs small.   Sleeping mat is Decatthon air bed very small adain cheap but a bit heavy at 0.5kg.   Titanium mugs and spork and hand crochet mug cosies.    Hope to learn a bit more hete.

I have done a fair amount of touring on a Brompton, my setup on the bike looks like this:



The above photo I was wild camping in a bivvi in the Benelux, but I've also used a full size tent with it too:



The first trip I took the bike on a train, a ferry, a bus, a train, a train, and then rode it... For the second photo to get there I did, tram, train, train, bus, ride, ferry, ride, train, *sleep*, train, ride, train, train, ferry, ride, lift in a car.

Brompton's are great...

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2018, 03:07:39 am »

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2018, 11:33:55 pm »
quixoticgeek, sorry for a slow reply. great kit.  This is my latest set up.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56805875@N03/26900647127/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56805875@N03/26900646457/in/dateposted-public/

Ah, the infamous wooden dowel and backpack approach. I really must try this on my Brommie, I already have a suitable backpack, but with my DIY ineptitude I haven't quite figured out how to create the dowel support - do you have some close-up photos of your contraption, so that I can see how it's done? I have a Brooks B17 on mine if it makes any difference.
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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2018, 09:01:05 am »
A cut up  wooden broom handel works , you need to set it up so its just a bit longer than the straps 0n your bag when they are either side of the saddle.   I use 5mm wide cable ties to hold it in place using the eyes on the back seat.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2018, 03:36:58 pm »
First bike camping trip for me last weekend.

Tent: Araer 2 person.
Basically a cheap ripoff of an MSR Hubba Hubba. Packs fairly small and weighs 1900g. It held up pretty well in the wind we had at the weekend too. There was quite a bit condensation on the inner of the fly but we camped beside a river and it was cold and damp so I'll forgive it that. Aside from the fact it's bright yellow and bugs seem to love it, I'm quite pleased with it for £50.

Bag: Snugpak Travelpak 3.
I think the -3c comfort rating might be wildly optimistic. Just started to feel a slight chill on my upper half and although it was unseasonably cold, it was nowhere near freezing.

Mat: Karrimor/Gelert Z sleepmat.
Another cheap ripoff, this time of a Thermarest Zlite. Bulky, but light, comfortable and warm. This will be the first thing I replace though. Can't deal with the bulk.

Stove: BSR 300t
Tiny tiny little stove. Quite like this too, but it is very susceptible to the slightest breeze, so a windscreen is a must. I made one from an oven liner which works a treat. There have been reports of the legs bending on some of these if you run it full blast with a heavy pot for more than 15 minutes. Boils 750ml in about 6 minutes though, so fine for solo camping. 25g and a tenner.

Cookset: Stanley Adventure cookset, Tatonka stainless mug, cheap foldable spork.
Love this set up. The Stanley pot nests inside the mug, with small fuel canister, stove, spork, salt & pepper, tea bags etc nesting inside the pot. The lid of the pot fits the mug too, handy for boiling enough for a cuppa.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2018, 09:45:26 am »
Tent: Hilleberg Akto: Saunders Jetpacker: Army surplus bivvy bag: Golite Shangri La chinese copy

Mat: Thermarest crisp bag, thermarest foam, soon to have Naturehike built in pillow allieexpress jobbie

Bag: Winter Haglofs dpwn; Spring Golite down: Summer Mont Bell twist down & soon a Aegismax alieexpress down

Stove: 22 years with a pocket rocket

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