Ross in Tyne & Wear

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by EM - Ross, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Hi all - I hate bothies but I'd thought I'd pop in & say hi!

    I'm better known as Spiritburner around the web & on my own forums. A regular, old schoolish backpacker who started in the mid 1970's.

    Good to see an independent UK backpacking forum! Well done guys! I applaud your choice of forum software too!
  2. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Hi Ross
    Without the beard,hair and mirror shades, you look quite different to how I expected ;)
    (Who was that on your OM Avatar?:confused:)
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Good to have you here Ross, I hope you enjoy your stay :)
  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Ross. :) Welcome aboard
  5. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Hi everyone & thanks for the welcome. I'll pass the word re this forum.

    Mole - that was Jeff Bridges aka The Dude from the film The Big Lebowski.

    Hey - what's with the day walker malarky? ;)
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah I think Day Hiker might have been a better choice, I've since learned what a day walker is lol
  7. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    I see what you mean! That wasn't what I meant though - day-walker = rambler = not a backpacker! The shame!
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Ach, three more posts and you get promoted to Hiker :)
  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes: quite the compliment I'd have thought....
  10. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    ahh, you mean you still use a Trangia....:cool:
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  11. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Of course! Not all the time though. My pack weight is pretty low for me these days but I'm more concerned with the weight of myself at the moment. I could shed enough lard to save 2 or 3 times what I carry on my back on a 4 day trip.

    Old school lightweight - unknown German alcohol stove - 2 pans & frypan & lighter than my Caldera cone 1 pan setup


    New School lightweight I'm currently using - The Speedster:

  12. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Of course - The Dude abides:cool:

    I like the look of Redspeedster/Hedleys stuff. But don't need any of it...
    Are his Windshield/supports modified from off the shelf windshields. or original builds?
  13. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Possibly. I've just sent him a message. I use his burner in the old stove above as well. He does the wind-shields for different pot's too. One of the lads I backpack with has one for his Titan & another is getting one made for his Primus pot.
  14. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Hi Ross, good to see you here.

  15. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

    To answer Mole
    Short answer, the windscreen/pot rests start as commercially available windscreens which are disassembled to obtain the raw material. This is then re-manufactured to make parts of the right dimensions for each individual application.
    The windscreens include integrated pot rests and work in conjunction with the burner to make a stove which is sturdy, efficient, low profile, wind resistant, stable and easily packable. IMHO

    My burners are inspired by the 1920s burner made by Sirram. Just to show there are no new ideas.

  16. Beamo

    Beamo Summit Camper

    I used the windshield and burner with the MSR Titan in their Cairngorms last month.Very impressed
  17. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum Ross :)

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