What have you bought?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    No - Bioethanol is just ethanol made from biological sources rather than from crude oil; usually 95% ethanol the other 5% is flammable contaminants.
    Meths sold in the UK is generally 90-95% ethanol, 5 -10% methanol & the purple dye.
  2. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I was only quoting the page from Amazon. Mind you we do have some Polish spirit in the house.

    I think adding the Methanol gives a cleaner burn with Stormin' stoves, probbaly won't work with all stoves because its depebdant on the amount of air entering the system.
  3. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    Back in the day my Dad used to be able to get hold of Banda Fluid which was used in duplicating machines. Worked a traet in a Trangia
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Personally id avoid methanol unless its really an advantage.
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  5. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    Thanks, I'll get hold of some as I'm almost out of the meths I bought recently. Does it burn as hot and light just as easily as meths? Probably a daft question but figured I'd ask.
  6. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
    95% of the composition is identical...………...guess the answer.
  7. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Remember them from my apprentice days...………….seem to remember the fluid was predominantly methanol & had the same stink as meths.
  8. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    From my memory it was that it was pretty much stink free but it was a long, long time ago
  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I ran a little comparison using the same setup (Speedster 30ml burner, Evernew 900ml pot, Stormin cone). I'd say the bioethanol was either the same or just slightly better than meths on all fronts. When my current stash of meths runs out I'll stock up on bioethanol.
  10. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Rock and Run discount; A big new self inflating comfort deluxe for the van.....

    and an..

    Ether Lite xt insulated that the staff at ULOG are raving about.[​IMG]



    https://seatosummitusa.com/products/ether-light-xt-insulated-sleeping-mat?variant=19512258199655.

    The only mat I've found that looks like it will give me as good a nights sleep for the same weight as my beloved super wide 450g Gossamer Gear Airbeam (that is now delaminating and parting at the seams after 5 years and likely a whole years worth of use).
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  11. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Some Hoka Speadgoats as my Altras are starting to feel a little less comfy than I'd like
  12. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

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    So after a day driving through flooded roads, had a day of trying shoes on. Settled on these “ house test first “. 2 nd place inov trail tallon 290 s.
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Picked my preshell up today. Pretty dull colour but that presumably was why it was half price...
    Fit to my 5'11" 42" chest is good at large.
    Dwr is good, it'll hold a cup of water without any drops showing through, and needs a little pressure, not much to force water through. So I'd say decently water resistant :)
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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I'm expecting a 2 week suspension but have decided to go back to boots for multi-day walks. My podiatrists recons the old arthritic toes need more support than I get from trail shoes so I've bought a pair of Alt-berg Tethera. I went up to the Richmond factory this morning. Very impressed by the professionalism and customer service. Boots aren't bad either. They apply a 7.5% discount on the RRP whether you buy online or from the shop.

    [​IMG]
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  15. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Nice, I do rate it. That's the difference then, I'm 6'3", 44" chest. Usually a large fits me fine (I go xl for waterproofs or when I want extra room though).
  16. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

    I'm biaesd since I have a pair ;). Excellent choice, great boots.
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Finally arrived.

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  18. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    What! You haven't introduced it to Darth Vader yet?:woot:
    Give us the breath comparison with the fauxdini at least. :)
  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    First thing I did ;)
    I'd say it's perhaps just over half as permiable? And much much more than my decathlon.
    Not had a chance to use it but on rough basic tests it looks a winner.
    The fauxhoudini I really like, but it's not very water resistant, not at all really and it could do with a smidgen more wind resistance to balance it's excellent breathability.
    So the preshell seems to hit the sweet spot pretty close to me so far:)

    @craige yup makes sense your quite a bit bigger than me, surprising we both wear large really!
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    100g of 850 down and 4m of 0,66 fabric to make a <300g sleeping bag.
    Not entirely sure why, I could have bought a macpac nitro for the same money.
    Still I could theoretically save 100g on my cumulus 150 quilt lol.
  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Neoprene socks... After another pair of sealskinz that aren't worth their weight...
    Just for the record... Sealskinz are 70 quid in Norway!!!
  22. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Bridge dale storm socks so far have been good. Or Reed socks.
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  23. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    Well I thought I had bought a Osprey Exos from Millets at 20% off. Just received an email saying order cancelled 4 days after accepting my hard earned cash. Very annoying :mad:. Don't often get anything from them but not likely too use their online again as no guarantee items are in stock. Missed out on one from eBay ..........
  24. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    That’s happened to me, and they always appear to notify you when your expecting to receive it.
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  25. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    Taunton Leisure came to the rescue, got one in green :)
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