WRT … Entries Open Jan 31st!

Just a quick heads up to let everyone know that on-line entries to this years WRT will be live sometime on Jan 31st … that’s next Tuesday for those who can’t be bothered to look. You’ll find the the link to the entry at www.bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk and you’ll also find some more general WRT info … […]

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Platypus Gravityworks Water Filter Review

There’s numerous types of water filter available. Mechanical pumps, electrical infa-red devices, water bottles with filters built in and gravity systems like this one from Platypus. The principle is a very simple one … fill a reservoir with dirty water, suspend it from a tree, your handlebars or whatever and allow the marvellous force of […]

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Mach’ n Back … they’re off.

40 riders signed up for the inaugural Mach’ n Back and 35 turned up to take part. The weather also decided to come along and join the party … the rain, high winds and outright miserable weather of the past few weeks gave way to cold, frosty and sunny, that’s right sunny! May I introduce […]

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Mach’ n Back … 2 places spare.

We’ve 2 spare places for Mach’ n Back this weekend, if you missed the entry cut-off then now’s your chance … email stuart@bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk if you fancy taking part.

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Water bottle stove … Part 2

Right then, here we go. The first step is to scribe/scratch cutting lines at both ends of your bottle. The lines want to be the same distance from each end of the bottle … the actual dimensions don’t really matter but try to cut at least 20mm above the the point where the curved neck […]

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MYOG Water bottle stove … Part 1

Last year on the WRT blog I put a couple of posts up about making your own ‘pop can’ meths stove. Some had better results than others, partly due to the fiddly nature of making the things and partly down to a lack of patience and an abundance of cack handedness. This year I’m going […]

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POE Peak Elite Mat Review

Pretty small and compact This full review has been a long time coming but you can be sure that the thing’s had a very thorough test. I’ve been using this 3/4 (POE call it 2/3) length mat for the best part of eight months, it’s seen service in tents, stuffed in bivvy bags and even […]

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