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May 2, 2016
Tom & Dee says
May 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm
Sounds like you are well prepared for Wales. love Tom & Dee
Tegan Phillips says
May 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm
I’m getting there 😀 Love you lots
May 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm
I’ve only done a little camping in Whales and it was weirdly sunny the whole time…but after a lot of camping in Scotland I’d say anything that keeps you dry is super crucial. Rain coat, rain pants, rugged tent, etc. I even went with waterproof shoes and loved them…but that’s probably over the top.
Also, I lead wilderness trips in the US and know outdoor gear quite well, especially stoves, tents, shoes, and clothing…and backpacks but I don’t think you want that. So feel free to track me down any time and I can give you all kinds of advice that might or might not be useful 🙂
May 3, 2016 at 9:56 am
Waterproofing everything possible sounds like a fantastic idea! I almost want to buy a big bubble type of thing that I can put around me and the bicycle that will keep us warm and dry wherever we go (at the cost of our dignity, of course). Will definitely give you a shout if I need some more specific info, thanks very much Simon!
Ben Thorp says
May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am
Waterproof overshoes (and possibly some waterproof socks) are definitely not a bad idea.
May 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm
Sounds very sensible, if only it was a bit warmer I could just go barefoot and then wet shoes wouldn’t be a worry at all. Thanks Ben!
Leigh. Mitchell says
May 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Just love these drawings
May 3, 2016 at 10:01 am
Johan Greyling says
May 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm
May 3, 2016 at 10:02 am
Yes! Well kind of. My bicycle is coming too, so I’m not sure if he counts.
May 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm
So exciting! I love gear talk and pictures! I haven’t been to Wales but I live in Southeast Alaska and I believe we have similar (chilly, damp, rainy) weather and I really like being able to make a cup of tea or coffee on my stove to warm up when it’s rainy. Especially if I’m tent camping. You could probably not take a stove and just purchase one in Wales if you decide you need one? Or have it mailed to you? Or mail yours home if you luck out with the weather?
May 3, 2016 at 10:09 am
Thanks Alli, Alaska sounds like a wonderful place for adventuring, I imagine people have some cool fatbike tours there 🙂 Good point about the tea/coffee, maybe I should take a stove after all. And buying in Wales will probably be a good idea because then I save weight-space on the flight over there. Or I can try to make a beer can stove again too, with some extra measures in place to stop the campsite almost catching alight this time!
May 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm
Hilarious as always! Enjoy 🙂
Thank you Annabelle!
May 3, 2016 at 10:26 am
Dry bags! Dry bags in panniers keeps everything nice and dry. Hence the marvellous name.
May 3, 2016 at 10:37 am
Those sound very handy! My panniers are those super waterproof ones made out of rubber-duck material which is useful, but dry bags might be a good plan anyway.
Also, I really like your blog 🙂 Well done on your third audax! Those things are insane, I’ve only ever done one and my bum nearly fell off from spending so long in the saddle. Kudos to you!
May 3, 2016 at 10:43 am
Dry bags are wonderful, a rainproof helmet cover is awesome, “waterproof socks” like Seal socks. Newspaper. Stuff it in your shoes each night and repeat several times if you can throughout the night, dries them right up. (For the most part unless your inside and then it’s super). Don’t put a tarp under your tent, it forces water into the tent, line the tent floor with a tarp if so inclined. Don’t wear cotton.
Some type of waterproof gloves save the day..Hardware stores have them cheap..What’s the big picture? Warm and dry, after that it’s gravy.. you go girl!
May 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm
Rainproof helmet cover sounds absolutely genius, I didn’t even know those existed! And the tip about the tarp is super useful as well, I wouldn’t have thought to do that 🙂 Thanks very much Pamela!
May 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm
I can’t help on the adventuring in Wales front, but I have been thoroughly enjoying these posts, so thank you 🙂
Very glad to hear that, thank you Allison 🙂
May 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Haha! I hope you have a fantastic time in Wales and I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
May 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm