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Let's play double ups

Discussion in 'Touring and Expedition' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 7 Jul 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I'll kick off....

    :rolleyes: Take a length of strong nylon string/rope, doubles up as a washing line and to tie your bike to your foot/tent at night.

    ...your go.... :blush: :thumbsup:
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    :blush: Take a pair of those plastic 'croc' type clog shoe things. Great to slop about the campsite, weigh next to nothing and double up as a shower proof verruca avoidance system in those iffy campsite washrooms.
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..take a unicycle...one wheel doubles as two? :blush:
     
  4. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Pannier/Pillow
     
  5. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ok this is one I am going to try...

    ...I am going to cut my tarp tent footprint /ground sheet protection a little bigger(fold it double)...that way i can use th eextra bit to cover my bike at night next to the tent. I will also add some ties to the rivet holes (its a cheap B&Q tarp) so that if it's a really mild night and I need to 'wild camp' inconspicuously I could simply use the tarp as a bivvy bag instead of erecting the tent for a few hours kip.

    I am also not taking a torch for the campsite...my front light is good enough.

    I rtead that some people use a water bottle as a tool kit Or high vis vest holder...I guess they dont drink as much as I do though :blush:
     
  6. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    when camping take a strong rubber band, the ones you can get as replacements for pegging out points your tent. slip it over the "push down" type taps in the basins in the washrooms/ washing up sinks. saves having to lean on the tap.
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..how about this one..


    toothbrush cleans both teeth and the chain :blush: :rolleyes: .....also good for cyclists with more than two teeth :thumbsup: :laugh:
     
  8. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Barends make wonderful carrier bag holders for you shopping!
    Picture
    (if you don't mind the almost certain consequence of injurious accident)
     
  9. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Oh.. And this one speaks for itself: bicycle/washing line prop! But can you spot the cheap shower cap doubling up in another useful role?
    Picture
     
  10. Sore Thumb

    Sore Thumb Veteran

    I have invented a spoon and fork and when doubled up its a spork. Titanium to, very nice.
     
  11. Sore Thumb

    Sore Thumb Veteran

    An old sock which also can double up a drinks cooler. A little trick I learned in the desert in Iraq.
     
  12. Dirty T shirt / towel.
    Saucepan / bowl.
     
  13. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Take a squash ball, they work as a plug in all but the most enormous plug holes, you can also play squash with it :blush:
     
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Dental floss makes good sewing thread. Probably doesn't make a good clothesline. Or guy rope.
     
  15. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire