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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
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: 1,691
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: 1,691
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: 1,691
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: 1,691
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: 1,691
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: 1,092
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: 10,455
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: 2,948
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: 10,455
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: 1,092
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,092
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: 1,851
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: 1,092
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 1,691
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: 2,026
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: 2,026
Posted By Niles H.

You might also check out...

You might also check out http://maxthecyclist.wordpress.com/gear-lists/
Forum: Touring
12-07-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,026
Posted By Niles H.

Entering 'Dartmouth Hitchcock Cycling Ayaz' in...

Entering 'Dartmouth Hitchcock Cycling Ayaz' in the www.youtube.com searchbox will pull up that video.
Forum: Touring
12-07-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,026
Posted By Niles H.

Hi Swimmer, Not too ambitious. If you do it...

Hi Swimmer,

Not too ambitious. If you do it right.

You mention that you will be heavily loaded (for camping). It doesn't have to be this way. Doing it right would include changing this, and...
Forum: Touring
10-28-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Niles H.

On the wild foods: not sure what you have in mind...

On the wild foods: not sure what you have in mind here exactly. I've been into them for years, and can share a couple of points that might be useful. One is that it is much more practical to carry...
Forum: Touring
10-28-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Niles H.

Hi, Would be able to give more precise...

Hi,

Would be able to give more precise suggestions if you know how long you will be gone and whether Jan 15 departure is important or essential, or is flexible. If flexible, what other departure...
10-15-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,488
Posted By Niles H.

Vintage Mountain Bike Models for Off-Road Long-Distance Touring?

Hi Guys,

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Rear eyelets for racks are a plus, along with quality frame, materials, and components. (Front eyelets not really necessary.)

853 and similar...
Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,621
Posted By Niles H.

There are mint-condition or little-used bikes out...

There are mint-condition or little-used bikes out there that would be more than enough.

I bought a Trek 930 last summer for a song, and have done some light and ultralight touring with it. It...
Forum: Touring
10-12-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By Niles H.

Hi Max, Hope you find a challenge that is...

Hi Max,

Hope you find a challenge that is worthy and deeply inspiring, whatever it may be.
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,172
Posted By Niles H.

I like that end section on the rear fender in the...

I like that end section on the rear fender in the picture. I have old SKS and Esge fenders (which didn't have that section), and have added extra mud flaps, both front and rear (which I have found to...
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,412
Posted By Niles H.

I've used the Moss Solus I quite a bit, and like...

I've used the Moss Solus I quite a bit, and like this tent. The image in the upper right corner is pretty good. A larger, better version can be seen by clicking there.
...
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

If you still want a (non-collapsible) hard-shell...

If you still want a (non-collapsible) hard-shell unit, you might look into carbon fiber-kevlar shells. Ray Jardine has some information that might be useful, as do some of the velomobile sites.
...
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

Some people like hammocks. There is a lot of...

Some people like hammocks. There is a lot of information available on the web.

This idea is a bit different, and might also be of interest to you,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqImIChxJ-E
...
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

I've used a portable solar panel with a tent. You...

I've used a portable solar panel with a tent. You don't really need the hard walls.

If the tents you have seen seem too flimsy -- and many of the tents in discount sporting goods stores and even...
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

You may not yet have seen how cozy tents can be,...

You may not yet have seen how cozy tents can be, and how long term they can be.

Last summer I visited a large meditation retreat center. There were people studying yoga and meditation, camped out...
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

I keep coming back to the beautiful tent and tarp...

I keep coming back to the beautiful tent and tarp designs I've come across. They seem much more functional or practical for travel. They weigh a tiny fraction of what these other, solid-walled...
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

Derek Diedrickson has some interesting ideas for...

Derek Diedrickson has some interesting ideas for micro-home designs.
...
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

Wanted to thank you for the Barry Howard link....

Wanted to thank you for the Barry Howard link. Love that guy. Did you catch this post:

WELCOME TO MY WANDERINGS......
Forum: Touring
10-07-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

Good tents can be very homey. They allow you much...

Good tents can be very homey. They allow you much more freedom. If you could change your assumptions or challenge them it might help your mind's openness to other possibilities.

Also, if you can...
Forum: Touring
10-06-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By Niles H.

Hi, and welcome. I've experimented with a...

Hi, and welcome.

I've experimented with a variety of approaches. In your newbness, there is no way your can base your judgments on and sort out your ideas from experiential knowledge, which is...
Forum: Touring
09-29-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,211
Posted By Niles H.

Hi Amarony, Congratulations on the bike. ...

Hi Amarony,

Congratulations on the bike.

Another drivetrain possibility, if you should ever need or want it, is simply to install a fourth chainring. Some mechanics seem to think this can't be...
Forum: Touring
09-24-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,451
Posted By Niles H.

Came across another firsthand account of bed bugs...

Came across another firsthand account of bed bugs on someone's body, along with a way of getting them off, and thought it might be of interest to some (the account starts at about 02:44):
...
Forum: Touring
09-24-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,808
Posted By Niles H.

Hi Walter, Another strategy would be to find...

Hi Walter,

Another strategy would be to find a shop or an online dealer who would be willing and able to respond quickly with an overnight shipment. FedEx and UPS can often deliver to surprisingly...
Forum: Touring
09-24-13, 12:16 PM
Forum: Touring
09-23-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,451
Posted By Niles H.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0sw2RRjQo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0sw2RRjQo
Forum: Touring
09-23-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,808
Posted By Niles H.

Have a good trip, Walter. And maybe...

Have a good trip, Walter.

And maybe experiment with the carefreeness some time -- it can be a good attitude to adopt, once you've covered the basics.
Forum: Touring
09-23-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,213
Posted By Niles H.

Hi Iwik, You might find some useful...

Hi Iwik,

You might find some useful information here. This doctor's medical education, experience, and background enable him to analyze, understand, detail, and explain aspects of the situation...
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