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Forum: Europe Today, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Simplyred
Of course they carry. How on earth could they...

Of course they carry. How on earth could they not? They all have hunting rifles, and are trained on how to use them, it comes with the job. Of course, there are several "types" of parkrangers around...
Forum: Equipment Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
RIGHT. That is exactly what I meant !! I...

RIGHT. That is exactly what I meant !!

I did find the "Grid-it" which may help for the topcase lid. But am still looking on how to create such interior that you describe. I guess velcro can help...
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
I see that 'Sea to Summit' has several options in...

I see that 'Sea to Summit' has several options in its products list. Like the 'packing cells' and the 'garment mesh bags'. Both are available in several sizes. Might be an option, although it takes...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
Agree. Does look like "overkill" a bit, ...

Agree. Does look like "overkill" a bit, yes...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
I do use ziplock bags. A lot. But... It still...

I do use ziplock bags. A lot. But... It still doesn't "organize" much as opposed to not having it in a bag. Stuff will still tumble around the case when you take a bag out. Maybe larger zip bags......
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
I just found a product called "grid-it" from a...

I just found a product called "grid-it" from a company named "cocoon". They call it an "object retention" thingy.
Might be nice to mount in the lid to hold small gadgets and stuff.
For the case...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
Hmm yes I see what you are doing. My point...

Hmm yes I see what you are doing.

My point was, that every item that you pack will have it's very own shape and measure. And somehow, all of those items pack best together, leaving more space to...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Simplyred
Topcase Organisation: how do you do it?

As many others, I have a topcase which I like to pack for my journeys. Everyone has their own packing system, among other things I like to pack my cooking stuff there.

The point is, all items that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,265
Posted By Simplyred
I wish you all the best in the UK. But keep...

I wish you all the best in the UK. But keep touring with your dad if possible, those options can be gone suddenly... And hopefully, we can keep reading about them here and enjoy those magnificent...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Just to conclude this thread: I purchased the...

Just to conclude this thread: I purchased the Exped Syncmat 12 LXW.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,184
Posted By Simplyred
Have the Kermis and also bought the leg...

Have the Kermis and also bought the leg extensions. I would also advise to purchase the extensions. As you get older, getting up from a chair low to the ground grows old very fast. I love the...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,184
Posted By Simplyred
I have a backpacker folding table from Gelert. It...

I have a backpacker folding table from Gelert. It is from aluminium, packs down to really small and comes with a pouch to transport it in. It is a nifty design. I just thought it needed leg...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,919
Posted By Simplyred
There is (in my book) only 1 exception to the...

There is (in my book) only 1 exception to the basic rule not to give unsolicited advice, and that is in situations where direct danger occurs or is eminent to occur if you do not intervene....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,760
Posted By Simplyred
Just so you know: your tales may echo further...

Just so you know: your tales may echo further than you might expect.... I am in The Netherlands and completely following your story!
Well done. I enjoy the posts and videos! Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Simplyred
No, it's not. You are welcome to try differently,...

No, it's not. You are welcome to try differently, that's your loss. Any leatherworker can tell you this.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for chiming in. Does it feel like a...

Thanks for chiming in.
Does it feel like a normal airbed in terms of how it feels when you are on it? Does it squeek more/less as an airbed? Seems like a very nice product. Some even say it could...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Simplyred
Oil and Leather are almost ALWAYS a bad...

Oil and Leather are almost ALWAYS a bad combination. It is primarily used to seal off the leather against influences of for instance salty seawater => salty damp. This can affect leather during...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Simplyred
I always wondered why some manufacturer didn't...

I always wondered why some manufacturer didn't yet come up with a seat that has built-in airflow by means of an air-pump. Tried to build one myself last year creating a pad to fit on the saddle using...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Simplyred
Sorry, my bad, I meant a spin dryer, not a...

Sorry, my bad, I meant a spin dryer, not a thermal dryer. The thing just spins around with approx 2000tpm and uses no heat. The water will leave the jacket because of the centrifugal force. It does...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Hmmm. I understand what you are saying. I wonder...

Hmmm. I understand what you are saying. I wonder how the exped differs in comfort from a normal 12cm air mattress?
The NeoAir has a memory foam layer, which the Exped does not have. I am also...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Simplyred
Leather is a natural product. It can withstand...

Leather is a natural product. It can withstand being soaked. Just don't leave it in the water too long, get it out as soon as possible and have it centrifuged. A normal home centrifuge would work....
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for telling this story. It seems you have...

Thanks for telling this story. It seems you have similar issues. The Exped, does it allow for easy turning while asleep? Or do you wake up for it (happens normally to me that way).
How do you wake...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for all your responses until now. I am...

Thanks for all your responses until now. I am still listening.... Some good tips here!
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Simplyred
Sleeping Pads: help me choose...

I am about to choose between 2 sleeping mats. Help me make the best choice. If yet another model from another brand makes more sense to you, please advise.

1) Exped SynMat 12 LXW...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,262
Posted By Simplyred
I am not sure I agree. Much is in the design and...

I am not sure I agree. Much is in the design and profile of the tent, not as much as the tent trying to resist strong winds. It is s matter of by design avoiding that the winds get a grip on it.

I...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,588
Posted By Simplyred
So... this is surprising you WHY exactly? Isn't...

So... this is surprising you WHY exactly? Isn't this what EVERY technology company does nowadays? Look at Microsoft... how many times have they announced the release of a product and delayed it.... ...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Simplyred
They are a great company with superior service....

They are a great company with superior service. Have bought there, would buy there again at any time.
Forum: Europe 05-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Simplyred
I am Dutch. Traffic overhere is mostly dense and...

I am Dutch. Traffic overhere is mostly dense and heavily monitored in many different ways. Some of them are speedcameras fixed and mobile, but also with remotely controlled traffic cameras, police...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,214
Posted By Simplyred
Great info! Sounds very logical. thanks!!

Great info! Sounds very logical. thanks!!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,720
Posted By Simplyred
Adventure is between your ears. It depends on the...

Adventure is between your ears. It depends on the individual whether he gains that experience travelling to Starbucks or Farawayistan.
There is really no point in criticizing individuals for either...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Simplyred
What you are looking for is a post from ownst1100...

What you are looking for is a post from ownst1100 he is the guy who built that setup.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,604
Posted By Simplyred
For cooking have a look at the systems from...

For cooking have a look at the systems from ghilly kettle. Little miracles that work on twigs and small wood to be found everywhere, can even burn dried dunst. Several sizes, several accessories. You...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By Simplyred
I got a back-a-line a few years back and it DID...

I got a back-a-line a few years back and it DID NOT work for me. The belt's support structure seems to press on my spine-fusing-bolts by pressing against my pants-belt, which then presses on to the...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Simplyred
Ductape.

Ductape.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,152
Posted By Simplyred
Maybe also the Hilleberg Altai is an alternative.

Maybe also the Hilleberg Altai is an alternative.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Simplyred
Even more buttons to remember... press once,...

Even more buttons to remember... press once, press twice, press button "x" together with button "y", press it for 3 seconds... press it for 6 seconds.... the list goes on.
One needs a secretary on...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,152
Posted By Simplyred
Wanted to add yet another tipi, this one looking...

Wanted to add yet another tipi, this one looking of excellent price-quality mix, and that looks quite sturdy, up for all types of weather/environment especially with a stove:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,152
Posted By Simplyred
Does seem nicely priced, but reviews speak about...

Does seem nicely priced, but reviews speak about missing parts, inferior quality (many leaks) etc etc. This does throw up the question whether this is the product to buy. Maybe shell out just a...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,152
Posted By Simplyred
That Megahorn REALLY does look great! Nice thing...

That Megahorn REALLY does look great! Nice thing seems the inner nest too. A pity there is no inner lining though, maybe that will still come some time. More than enough room to live.... the inner...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,152
Posted By Simplyred
This is a very good Tip ! Thank you.... Seems a...

This is a very good Tip ! Thank you....
Seems a very good tent for a very reasonable price?
The difference in price with the Tentipi is huge. But no inner lining available.
Are you using a stove...
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