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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by Murphy on Today at 07:26:41 »
Hello there,


Please do not be offended by unhelpful comments and I hope you do well and obtain all the information you need for your GCSE project - I remember when my own children were researching projects for school.


Here are my responses:
1.  [size=0px] Generally lightweight chairs are very useful, but the word lightweight is key.  For extreme lightweight enthusiasts probably not so useful.  [/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]2.  Needs to small and as light as possible whilst being sturdy enough.[/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]3.  In or attached to  a rucksack[/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]4.  Varying surfaces and I agree with Beefy -  " a range of surfaces,  soft muddy ground where large feet would stop the chair sinking in the ground, uneven surfaces would benefit from adjustable legs"[/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]5. Outdoors [/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]6.  Strong whilst being light, and compact - not taking up too much room in or on rucksack.[/size][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px][size=0px]7.  Simple to use.[/size]
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Gear / Re: FOR SALE. Tarptent StratoSpire 1.
« Last post by Rajboy on Today at 01:03:50 »
Sold
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Gear / Re: My new tent... MSR Hubba
« Last post by Rajboy on Today at 01:02:08 »
You mention you were worried about the cross pole puncturing the Fly sheet....
Have you located each pole end into its, Ďpocketí....watch the MSR video.... if you donít do this, the pole end will surely go through the Fly eventually!!

MSR tents have raised Flysheets to aid ventilation

And yes, piece of plastic for a groundsheet.
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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by beefy on Today at 00:24:56 »
Hello, I am conducting a survey to see the needs and wants of my primary consumers, so I can know what features my product should have.My GCSE assessment for DT is to design a product that makes physical recreation easier. My idea is a lightweight camping chair that can be extended into a camping bench. The purpose of the product is to make it possible to have a product that can be carried around easily that allows multiple people to be seated on camping and hiking trips.
I would like to ask any avid and regular hikers to complete my survey in the comments of this forums. 
The Survey(as used by the average hiker)-
1.How useful would the product be on hiking or trekking trips?
2.How big should the product be?
3.How would the product be carried?
4.What surfaces would the product be used on?
5.What environments would the product be taken to?
6.What are specific needs of the product?
7.What are specific wants for the product?


Thank you for doing my survey.
April and I use lightweight chairs when out walking, we even use them as back supports inside the tent,
1 we find them very useful, they support the back and make our lunch stops more comfortable, and enjoyable, especially when the ground is wet, they also give some protection from ticks because only our feet are on the ground


2  the smaller and lighter the better, without compromising comfort


3 in a rucksack


4  a range of surfaces,  soft muddy ground where large feet would stop the chair sinking in the ground, uneven surfaces would benefit from adjustable legs


5 all outdoor environments


6 comfort, lightweight, packable


7 easy assembly, and packing away



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Gear / Re: My new tent... MSR Hubba
« Last post by Steve922 on Yesterday at 23:39:36 »
Yes, my MSR is erected in the same way. I didn't want to splash out on the £50 footprint so I made one from a tarpaulin. which is probably tougher and lighterbut I haven't found a source for the eyelets yet so its just for protection, I can' t use it to erect outer first at the moment. I'm gonna try out your string loop idea first chance I get, thanks.
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Cheers Stube.  I'm not one for LDWs to be honest but, having a look-see at those has given me some good ideas for circular walks from a basecamp and some ideas for bagging other counties they pass through (the Staffordshire bit of Monarch's Way looks interesting - I've only part-bagged Staffordshire in the Peak District bit and Warwickshire is virgin turf).


Mickleton Hills Farm looks a bit posh though.  Is it best bib and tucker if you camp there?  :o


Cheers archaeoroutes.  Yes, at least now I'll have a bit more time and flexibility for a starting point/base camp so will take a look at Belas Knap  O0
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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by Skip on Yesterday at 23:04:13 »
... spew out crisp £20 on demand, cook me my meals and pander to my every whim...
Sounds like the ideal girlfriend

I'll get my coat ...
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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by Ridge on Yesterday at 23:02:52 »
Hi


Can we remember that the topic starter is probably 15.


I wouldn't carry a chair but there are members of the forum who do when they go wild camping, so this is not a stupid question.


Lots of people carry a sit mat but I can see the advantage of having a back to lean on. You can generally find somewhere to sit so don't worry about the height of the legs too much. One problem will be that the ground is almost always uneven to various degrees.
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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by wombat on Yesterday at 22:43:17 »
1) no use at all
2)small enough not to be seen
3)wouldn't be
4)none
5)none
6)not needed
7)not wanted
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Gear / Re: A survey for my OCR GCSE (9-1) D&T Non-Examined Assessment
« Last post by Mel on Yesterday at 22:42:21 »
Nope, not me  :o


I'm too busy buying a genuine fake passport on the other topic and trying to see clearly now the 4th of May has gone ...


... or something.


Nope.  I've turned over a new leaf.  However, the old me would have put ....


1.How useful would the product be on hiking or trekking trips?  Not very useful

2.How big should the product be? Big enough to seat all the required bottoms on it

3.How would the product be carried?  Above the ground

4.What surfaces would the product be used on?  Horizontal ones

5.What environments would the product be taken to?  Eh?

6.What are specific needs of the product? To be sit-able on

7.What are specific wants for the product?  For it to spew out crisp £20 on demand, cook me my meals and pander to my every whim


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