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Forum: Touring
01-11-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

Yes and Thanks, last couple of years have been...

Yes and Thanks, last couple of years have been quiet for obvious reasons. Now back at it and touring again.
Forum: Touring
01-11-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

I just replaced an aging Tarptent Contrail with...

I just replaced an aging Tarptent Contrail with their new Protrail. I went for the nylon version not the twice as expensive ultra light version, but it's still very light and packs down even smaller...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

A tarp and a bivy might end up being heavier or...

A tarp and a bivy might end up being heavier or more volume than a single walled tent. If you use the hammock instead of the bivy the setup could also get heavy depending on the type of hammock and...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

Muddy routes are often given by Google maps too....

Muddy routes are often given by Google maps too. Iíve spent quite some time on dirt tracks in northern New England when following a Google bike route.

Might do LEJOG next summer as my family want...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

dont forget that a good shelter isnít just...

dont forget that a good shelter isnít just protection against the rain, it should also keep bugs at bay, they can be far worse than rain.
Forum: Touring
12-21-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

Pitching an single walled tent in the rain has...

Pitching an single walled tent in the rain has the advantage that the inside does not get wet. It's also quick and simple. But I try to avoid that and
if it's raining my default action is to wait...
Forum: Touring
12-19-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

You can order custom tent poles from Quest...

You can order custom tent poles from Quest Outfitters. You can choose the diameter and length and then install elastic cords and the end hardware. The stock pole that came with my Tarptent Contrail...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

I use a Contrail. It preceded the Protrail shown...

I use a Contrail. It preceded the Protrail shown here, but the two are similar

https://www.tarptent.com/product/protrail/

Here is how I pack the tent. Here is my saddlebag
...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

Even in dry weather tents flys are often damp...

Even in dry weather tents flys are often damp with dew in the morning. So the first thing I do is to wipe off the fly. I leave the tent up to give it as much time to dry as possible. If it has to be...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,396
Posted By nun

How you pack a tent really depends on the type of...

How you pack a tent really depends on the type of tent you own. I have a single walled Tartpent Contrail and this is how I pack it.

I have replaced the stock tent pole with a custom one that...
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