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mattcbf600 31 Jan 2008 08:07

Daily Telegraph Adventure Tavel Show - the video
 
Last weekend Patrick, Stace and I headed down to the Adventure Travel Show at the London Business Centre - we talked to quite a lot of people about useful kit and companies that exist purely to help you get things organised......

Here's the video we made.... let me know what you think.

Out at the Daily Telegraph Adventure Show » Journey To Russia

(I should point out we're all amateurs and this is our first attempt at an OB... also... I need to put some tidy clothes on!)

Stephano 31 Jan 2008 11:43

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Originally Posted by mattcbf600 (Post 171883)
Last weekend Patrick, Stace and I headed down to the Adventure Travel Show at the London Business Centre
Here's the video we made.... let me know what you think.

Another good film, Matt
I'm staying in Islington at the moment and went past the LBC a couple of times. I saw the big 4X4 truck outside but didn't go into the exhibition. Thanks to your film, I have an idea of what was inside.

Hope your trip to Russia goes well. Don't slack on the 'vodka training'.
Stephan

mattcbf600 31 Jan 2008 15:55

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Originally Posted by Stephano (Post 171913)

Hope your trip to Russia goes well. Don't slack on the 'vodka training'.
Stephan

Thanks Stephen - that's really nice - I'm trying to make more and more of these - my background is radio so TV is quite hard work to learn all the ropes - but I think Stace and Patrick did a great job on the camera and sound - not bad for a first attempt - the next one planned is a visit to the local tent shop with a guide to what things to look out for when purchasing your shelter.

m

Alexlebrit 31 Jan 2008 17:32

You brave man, talking away to a camera in public... I feel such a fool doing it.

mattcbf600 31 Jan 2008 18:41

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Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 171971)
You brave man, talking away to a camera in public... I feel such a fool doing it.

you just ignore them... unless they're pretty ;-)

DAVSATO 31 Jan 2008 19:09

didnt even know the show was on, typical!
ah well, ive used up my browny points for a few months so best not to wind the 'she' up any more.............

you know how it goes, "oh love, if you dont mind im off to the london bikeshow in feb," "oh can me and ellie(sister in law) come with you we can go shopping while your at the excel..." "er, no, we're going to book our trip to spain for october..." "what trip?" "and then have the evening pubbing" "hmm, i see"

and...."oh btw, ive just booked the ferry for our lads trip to france in may..." "what trip?"

mattcbf600 3 Feb 2008 11:02

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Originally Posted by DAVSATO (Post 171995)
didnt even know the show was on, typical!
ah well, ive used up my browny points for a few months so best not to wind the 'she' up any more.............

you know how it goes, "oh love, if you dont mind im off to the london bikeshow in feb," "oh can me and ellie(sister in law) come with you we can go shopping while your at the excel..." "er, no, we're going to book our trip to spain for october..." "what trip?" "and then have the evening pubbing" "hmm, i see"

and...."oh btw, ive just booked the ferry for our lads trip to france in may..." "what trip?"

lol! Know exactly what you mean ;)

It was a good show, but not really aimed at us, more the backpackers who are looking for somebody to take care of everything from trains to visas and then how best to keep your toilet paper dry (ortlib bag fyi).

Hope the video showed what was going on though!

m

Alexlebrit 3 Feb 2008 11:56

I'll have you know those toilet paper bags are very useful when it's been pouring for three wkees solid in the tropics of Northern Australia - I won't leave home without one.

mattcbf600 3 Feb 2008 12:10

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Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 172475)
I'll have you know those toilet paper bags are very useful when it's been pouring for three wkees solid in the tropics of Northern Australia - I won't leave home without one.

http://www.facewest.co.uk/pp/ortleib.../T-Pack200.jpg

We looked at them yesterday on the Traveldri Plus stand at the bike show... Stace fancies them but I just don't see the point! I mean... how hard is it too keep toilet paper dry?!

Oh well - it'll be him laughing when I'm trying to wipe my butt with wet paper....

What else could you use instead? Leaves?


m

Alexlebrit 3 Feb 2008 13:59

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Originally Posted by mattcbf600 (Post 172477)
Oh well - it'll be him laughing when I'm trying to wipe my butt with wet paper....

What else could you use instead? Leaves?

m

Leaves, newspaper, War & Peace, the Bible, grass, sponge on a stick (à la Romans) water pistol (don't ask), a river, wet wipes (good those) and so on and so on.

That should give a few ideas for your next gear test :eek3:

mattcbf600 3 Feb 2008 14:27

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Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 172486)

That should give a few ideas for your next gear test :eek3:

ewwww! That is NOT getting comitted to video I can tell you that now!

Next one is going to be our staple food on the road, how to cook it etc, very basic stuff that most people will watch and go DUH!!! But then in March we've got a tent special planned - we're filming at the local camping shop looking at the budget end then heading down to Dartmoor to film Les with Traveldri Plus and his expedition tents.

m

stuxtttr 3 Feb 2008 16:44

Try wet leaves, dry ones tend to crack and make a nasty mess of youre crack. Believe me i tried it and wouldnt recomend it. I was desperate in Kakadu (apt place) and paddled up the bank to do my business hafl way through I spot the cation sign crocodile nessting area do not enter. So i grabbed a handful of dry leaves and left. Ouch my arse is feeling numb at the thought of it. Im a fan of wet wipes great for lots of stuff but again dont mix them up with the hand cleaner garage wipes with the grit in !

Great informative vid by the way

mattcbf600 3 Feb 2008 17:07

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Originally Posted by stuxtttr (Post 172506)
Try wet leaves, dry ones tend to crack and make a nasty mess of youre crack. Believe me i tried it and wouldnt recomend it. I was desperate in Kakadu (apt place) and paddled up the bank to do my business hafl way through I spot the cation sign crocodile nessting area do not enter. So i grabbed a handful of dry leaves and left. Ouch my arse is feeling numb at the thought of it. Im a fan of wet wipes great for lots of stuff but again dont mix them up with the hand cleaner garage wipes with the grit in !

Great informative vid by the way

ouch! Just the thought of the grit in the wipes is making my eyes water! Well this thread has definitely taken a turn up the Kakadu!

Thanks for the nice words about the vid btw :-)

m

Flyingdoctor 3 Feb 2008 17:36

I loved the bit when you tried the "wodka" You've got no chance of drinking that girl under the table, she looks like she's an expert!
Like she said, you need to get your practice in.:eek3:

mattcbf600 3 Feb 2008 17:50

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Originally Posted by Flyingdoctor (Post 172522)
I loved the bit when you tried the "wodka" You've got no chance of drinking that girl under the table, she looks like she's an expert!
Like she said, you need to get your practice in.:eek3:

The full clip is on our facebook group... dear God that Vodka was strong - I don't like it at the best of times, but that stuff was like paint stripper.... definitely going to have to get the practice in - we've invited Anna out for dinner as a native Moscow girl we hope she'll be able to give us some very useful info!

Is there a polite way to say no?!

oh... yeah... the out-take....

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