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European campsites resource
Someone earlier on asked for a digital resource with European campsites. This one has nearly all of them, to be used on your Garmin gps: http://www.archiescampings.eu/eng1/ Some of them will be awf...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 25, 3:14pm

New ultralight panniers from Arkel
Arkel have recently introduced what must be the very lightest rear panniers: the 420 gr (for both) Dry-Lites. They are waterproof and feel surprisingly robust for their weight, and with their angle...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » New ultralight panniers form Arkel
March 25, 1:08pm

OMM White Rock
Since the bike comes with eyelets for racks, I think the very best option is to use a proper rack. For lighter loads the OMM White Rock is both excellent and relatively affordable. Seat post racks ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rack for 30 liter frameless pack?
March 25, 12:58pm

framepack and water bottles
Theoretically a framepack sits in the ideal place: almost right in the centre of gravity. The bad news is that it competes for space with your water bottles. A 275 cu inch framepack equals 4.5 litr...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bags and packs
March 25, 12:37pm

Rohloff shifter for drop bars
My expedition tourer will take me to the end of the world and back. It is a steel custom bike with 26 inch wheels, a Rohloff hub, drop bar, Magura HS 66 hydraulic rim brakes, and a SON hub generato...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bicycle Touring
October 27, 12:55pm

but what for?
I think the preliminary question is what you want to do with the stove. Is it for short long weekend trips in the US, or for months long trips in the third world? Or do you want to go to France (di...

In GEAR » basic stove?
August 14, 9:44am

Express stove
Roger, other than the Eta Express Primus also do a more ordinary Express stove for top of the cannister use. Is that equally dangerous? I ask because they have now just launched a version of that s...

In GEAR » EtaExpress CO Levels?
August 09, 1:13pm

Primus dual mode valve stoves
Primus have also just introduced dual valve versions of two of their stoves, to work with both the Lindall valve screw connector and the Camping Gaz style click connector. One is a duo version of t...

In GEAR » Interchangeable burner head
August 09, 2:17am

new: even lighter Ortlieb panniers
Ortlieb have now just done what I was hoping for: they have introduced a Special Edition no frills Backroller, Front Roller and bar bag in their Plus Series. I think they are testing the water, bec...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Lightweight panniers from POE
August 09, 2:11am

updates on eVENT tents?
Is there any recent news on eVENT or similar fabric for tents? Willem

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
July 13, 9:56am

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