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Forum: Folding Bikes 02-14-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By Niles H.
Help Choosing a $1000- Folder?

What I'm looking for is the best choice for me under 1000 USD.

Don't need it to fold fast.

Don't need it to fold small -- just small enough to be accepted by airlines as non-oversized.

Want...
Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
True. I've tried some hammocks, and there...

True.

I've tried some hammocks, and there is a lot to like about them.

I was put off for a while after one of them dropped me into a rocky creekbed. But I think one can take some extra...
Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
Also, let's try to stay on topic and make...

Also, let's try to stay on topic and make positive and helpful contributions to that topic.

*Please return to the topic of the thread, everyone.*

Please return to the topic, and make good...
Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
They hide in seams, crevices, folds, behind...

They hide in seams, crevices, folds, behind labels, etc. Thoroughly washing or soaking everything in hot water before getting home, along with a gook soak for floating them off one's body, before...
Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
Bed bugs: Good question, Mike. Hot...

Bed bugs:

Good question, Mike.

Hot water (140-plus makes it fairly fast) or sustained (over 30 min) hot driers, or both, will eliminate bed bugs and their eggs completely. The hot water is...
Forum: Touring 12-18-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
Hi Mike, Excellent, intelligent post. Thank...

Hi Mike,

Excellent, intelligent post. Thank you.
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Niles H.
This is understood. It is the specific points...

This is understood. It is the specific points that are of most interest, whether about safety or about design.

MSR now includes a much more comprehensive list of possible dangers and mishaps than...
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,868
Posted By Niles H.
They can actually do this. I've had it happen...

They can actually do this. I've had it happen while cowboy camping (/sleeping under the stars) on tour.

I still do it though. Problems like this are pretty rare.

An ultralight tarp can...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,606
Posted By Niles H.
Some people like alcohol stoves. After using a...

Some people like alcohol stoves. After using a variety of stoves and stove types on tour (wood, alcohol, multi-fuel, Esbit, canister, others), my preference is clearly for certain multi-fuel stoves....
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,868
Posted By Niles H.
Hilleberg tents tend to be pricey and heavy and...

Hilleberg tents tend to be pricey and heavy and popular in Europe; they don't really meet your criteria particularly well.

If you are open to them, tarp systems might be worth a look. They have a...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Niles H.
Tents, hammocks, stoves, sleeping bags, tarps,...

Tents, hammocks, stoves, sleeping bags, tarps, ultralight gear (of various sorts, and in principle), shoes (on- and off-bike), food, sleeping pads and systems, bivies, and a wide variety of similar...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
4500 lbs should do it.

4500 lbs should do it.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
One falsehood after another. Would you kindly...

One falsehood after another. Would you kindly stop hijacking my thread with your angry little fits, small. It's just petty. Get over it.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
Come on, small, just snap out of it.

Come on, small, just snap out of it.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
Let us try to return to substantive and...

Let us try to return to substantive and reasonably mature on-topic posts.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
These posts of yours are just one falsehood after...

These posts of yours are just one falsehood after another, smallfront. I'm not wasting much more time on such posts.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Niles H.
Thanks for the reply. There are many equipment...

Thanks for the reply. There are many equipment overlaps (among other overlaps) between bike touring, camping, and ultralight backpacking. Many of the issues are similar or identical.

The open road...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
This post, like others you have made, is just...

This post, like others you have made, is just full of false statements and assumptions. Maybe when I am back in civilization where I have access to a full-sized keyboard, I can reply in more detail....
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Niles H.
Thanks for a refreshingly intelligent and...

Thanks for a refreshingly intelligent and on-topic post. And for the helful spirit, which seems to attend a more accurate and intelligent level of discussion.

I've been working on different...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
This and other statements and assumptions you are...

This and other statements and assumptions you are making, Smallfront, are simply false.
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
Lash-It and Zing-It. The smaller diameter...

Lash-It and Zing-It.

The smaller diameter Dyneema/Spectra products tend to dig into one's hands too much. They are also often very slippery, and are unable to hold knots well.
...
Forum: Touring 12-13-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Niles H.
Cordage Favorites?

There are many types, diameters, materials and characteristics to choose from, and many possible uses on tour.

Any favorites -- for tent and tarp guylines, lashing or securing loads, knot tying...
Forum: Touring 12-13-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By Niles H.
Sleep Systems for Tropical and Semi-Tropical Conditions?

Has anyone come across or experienced systems, materials, or approaches for sleeping well in these climates?
Forum: Touring 12-07-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Niles H.
There are real benefits to being fit. Even if you...

There are real benefits to being fit. Even if you tour in a more easygoing way, fitness improves your energy levels, outlook, health, longevity, stamina, recovery, and options, whether on tour or in...
Forum: Touring 12-07-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Niles H.
You might also check out...

You might also check out http://maxthecyclist.wordpress.com/gear-lists/
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