Dual Use Items

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by MotoCP » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:08 am

sledgegreen wrote:
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Wine bottles fit nicely in motorcycle boots, and boots tend to be more stable. If you are on really rough ground, tie two boots together with a bungee or luggage strap, then put your wine in one of them.

Then you’d be proper legless!

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by fatowl » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:23 am

MotoCP wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:27 pm
During a recent TET camping trip with Dibbs and Oblix, I suggested to keep luggage weight/bulk to a minimum, as many items as possible should have more than one use.

What dual use items do you use/carry on your ‘Dual Sport’ bike?

My bead buddy worked as a ‘camels toe’ under the side stand in soft grass (until an empty crushed beer can became available)

My MotionPro rim protector doubled up as a mini chopping board.

Oblix’s airbed pump saved the day (and the sausages) to stoke a dying disposable BBQ.

My mid layer down jacket stuffed in an MX jersey made a reasonable pillow.

WD40 is a good tyre lubricant and helps start a camp fire (as will cotton pads dabbed in Vaseline).

Knee braces make an effective temporary support splint for a broken leg/arm.

Duct tape is good to kill warts.

HD cable ties to hold a flat tyre on a rim to get you home.

Fencing wire to link a broken chain.

A fabric conditioner bottle used as a hot (warm) water bottle on a freezing night then a pee bottle In the early hours.

A helmet makes a stable candle base...er no don’t try this or ask me how I know!

Any nuggets of inspired wisdom for a bit of fun?
How does one cure warts with duct tape?

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by MotoCP » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:34 am

fatowl wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:23 am
MotoCP wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:27 pm
During a recent TET camping trip with Dibbs and Oblix, I suggested to keep luggage weight/bulk to a minimum, as many items as possible should have more than one use.

What dual use items do you use/carry on your ‘Dual Sport’ bike?

My bead buddy worked as a ‘camels toe’ under the side stand in soft grass (until an empty crushed beer can became available)

My MotionPro rim protector doubled up as a mini chopping board.

Oblix’s airbed pump saved the day (and the sausages) to stoke a dying disposable BBQ.

My mid layer down jacket stuffed in an MX jersey made a reasonable pillow.

WD40 is a good tyre lubricant and helps start a camp fire (as will cotton pads dabbed in Vaseline).

Knee braces make an effective temporary support splint for a broken leg/arm.

Duct tape is good to kill warts.

HD cable ties to hold a flat tyre on a rim to get you home.

Fencing wire to link a broken chain.

A fabric conditioner bottle used as a hot (warm) water bottle on a freezing night then a pee bottle In the early hours.

A helmet makes a stable candle base...er no don’t try this or ask me how I know!

Any nuggets of inspired wisdom for a bit of fun?
How does one cure warts with duct tape?
https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/Library/All_New_ ... 1%20v2.pdf

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by sledgegreen » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:44 pm

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How does one cure warts with duct tape?
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https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/Library/All_New_ ... 1%20v2.pdf
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I like this bit from that leaflet:

Benefits
If the treatment works, the wart may disappear more quickly than it would if no treatment is used.


So, the treatment works even if it has no effect on the wart at all. Sounds a bit Donald Trump-ish

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:47 am

Fleece for a: a thermal layer instead of jacket layer b: stay warm on cool evening c: becomes my pillow.

Bungees: a: tie downs b: shock absorbers for tarp. c: clothes line.

A good 500ml flask: a: for carrying milk for tea/coffee. In hot weather I buy petrol and 1 l of cold water, drink half of the water, other half goes in flask for next stop.

A good 1 litre stainless steel flask a: for carrying hot water for quick tea/coffee stops travelling b: for carrying ice in hot weather c: for carrying cold water on day trips and afterwards d: for chilling white wine in the evening. Stop on way back to base, pour in the wine and you don't need to worry about carrying a glass bottle.

Dual use wash up liquid/shampoo. The best invention.

Painters plastic dust sheet. Small roll of this stuff, its 12 feet wide, cut to size of your tent for single use. Much smaller pack size than a footprint, leave precut in your tent pack, one for each time to pitch.

Citronella night lights a: good for light b: good for keeping midges away c: leave pack open inside tent discourages midges from entering.

One of the most useful things.....a plastic basin that neatly fits in a pannier or top box. Its a neat carrier box and takes no room if you pack carefully. But....if you make two looped cord handles for it, its great for carrying loose small items, storing things, carry water, food prep, wash up and lots more.

Thanks to Catcitrus on this forum for that one, it has done many trips since he abandoned it in France in 2017.
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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by MotoCP » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:22 pm

92kk k100lt 193214 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:47 am

Dual use wash up liquid/shampoo. The best invention.
And wear your dirty undies whilst showering so the shampoo can be used as body wash and to clean your grots.

Tie them to the rear rack of your bike during the day and hopefully you will have a spare clean dry pair every evening.

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by ollydog » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:56 pm

might off mentioned these before, 2 light weight tire irons that fit lovely in your hands, great for taking tyres off and for talking to someone who disturbs your sleep in the small hours.

did i mention the fit lovely in your hands

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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:33 pm

If you travel and end up sharing a room with someone who snores so you get no sleep.........

Apparently if you lean over to his bed and give him a goodnight kiss on the cheek he won't snore......but sit awake all night in silent fear......
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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by MotoCP » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:29 pm

Chris Scott applying a bit of dual use in his travel thread.
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Re: Dual Use Items

Post by Brewers Whoop » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:56 am

I take a collapsible water bottle with me, and if possible buy one of the 4L (IIRC) square water bottles when I get there. Transferring the water into the collapsible bottle provides an empty pee bottle, recyclable, and of adequate capacity and neck diameter :shock:

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