Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 240180 times)

jogler

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Bought any camping gear today?
« on: 04 September, 2010, 10:10:14 am »
We will be buying some reproofing stuff for a cotton tent.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1 on: 04 September, 2010, 12:52:35 pm »
Not today, but earlier in the week I bought a Snugpak Stratosphere bivi - weighs 1.3kg as is but a lot less with lightweight pegs instead of steel girders supplied with, it's totally waterproof with 2 short flexipoles to give a "mini-tent" for the head area, thus in rain you could read in peace or even tend a stove outside the bivi instead of just furling the bag round your head.  Will be really useful for muni camping, stopping over at the office and at (near) airports, the latter in view of hand baggage restrictions and on taking tent pegs through security (!!)

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #2 on: 04 September, 2010, 03:52:14 pm »
This week I have bought some cheap gas canisters, a washing line, some saucepans and a Victorinox Waiter Swiss army knife, which has everything I need on it.

Total outlay about £27, of which the knife was more than half.

I went into Cotswold Outdoor this morning but didn't buy anything.  They're havin' a larf.
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Ray 6701

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #3 on: 04 September, 2010, 03:57:30 pm »
I bought a 25 litre rucksack yesterday.  AR 25L Classic Small
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Pedaldog

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #4 on: 04 September, 2010, 08:14:00 pm »
I bought a tube of seam sealant today to do my Jack Wolfskin tents with. Apparently they need it from new and I have only pitched them once in the front garden, dry weather.

Pippa

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #5 on: 05 September, 2010, 08:48:36 pm »
The first item on my list. I've ordered a tent. A Blacks Octane 3 one.

So now just the sleeping bag, mat and stove to get. And then I'll be all set.

Oh yeah, and a bike to carry it all on  :D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #6 on: 05 September, 2010, 09:05:01 pm »
The first item on my list. I've ordered a tent. A Blacks Octane 3 one.

So now just the sleeping bag, mat and stove to get. And then I'll be all set.

Oh yeah, and a bike to carry it all on  :D
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toekneep

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #7 on: 06 September, 2010, 08:33:03 am »
I treated us to new 3mm foam underlay for the tent. The old stuff wasn't quite long enough and was falling apart anyway. Although it is bulky to carry it make the tent really cosy with no cold spots anywhere.

Mike J

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #8 on: 06 September, 2010, 09:12:28 am »
Yes, had to buy a new airbed (2nd one in last couple of months  :-[).

First one got a puncture, 2nd one was so thin I can feel all the ground.  So now we are on to the third.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #9 on: 07 September, 2010, 07:17:39 pm »
A Coleman F1 Lite backpacking gas lantern.  £22 from Marshall Leisure rather than £36 at Go Outdoors.  Very small and light, has about the light output of a 60W mains lamp (lights up the garage no problem).  Not really supposed to be used inside a tent because of the CO and fire risk, but people do, not least for the warmth.

There's something marvellously steampunk about gas mantles  :)

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #10 on: 07 September, 2010, 07:25:34 pm »
I spotted an unused Army issue goretex bivvy bag on 't bay and snapped it up for 30 notes.  My present example is now 20 years old and showing it's age, although still working fine.  I'll most likely bivvy/tarp it at the camping weekend.
 

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #11 on: 07 September, 2010, 07:28:46 pm »
You're not coming in my tent when the killer wowbadgers start gathering  :P
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #12 on: 07 September, 2010, 07:35:11 pm »
My Exped Air Pillow arrived in the post at lunchtime.  Thanks Alan (Bikepacker)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #13 on: 08 September, 2010, 06:18:28 am »
You're not coming in my tent when the killer wowbadgers start gathering  :P

They won't find me, I'll look like Ray Mears on a stealth mission!

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #14 on: 08 September, 2010, 07:20:54 am »
Careful. You might look too much like a hedge to a drunken camper at 2am

microphonie

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #15 on: 08 September, 2010, 07:08:19 pm »
Not today but over the last fortnight:

Robens Cosy Dreamer tent.

Plenty good enough for what I need as an occasional camper.

Alpkit Wedge sleeping mat.

Impressed with the mat: I've got a bit of a dodgy back & its 5cm tickness at the torso gave enough support. It could do with a less slippy surface though - my sleeping bag slid around quite a bit each time I moved. Might be a bit bulky for bike camping though.
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fboab

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #16 on: 08 September, 2010, 08:30:32 pm »
I acquired a stove from Ibrahim. No drunks to rob for meths on the mean streets of rural suffolk so it'll be the weekend before I get to Ray Mears it in the clearing.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #17 on: 08 September, 2010, 09:05:28 pm »
Some Delta pegs

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #18 on: 08 September, 2010, 10:42:34 pm »
A couple of travel toothbrushes - at 49p each, good grief.

Jaded

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #19 on: 08 September, 2010, 11:03:46 pm »
I got a free tube of toothpaste from the dentist. It is ideal for camping being about 1/3rd the normal length.
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rower40

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #20 on: 09 September, 2010, 01:58:54 pm »
I realised my sleeping bag and airbed were a) huge, b) heavy, and c) extremely old.  I've just been to M*ll*ts where I bought smaller, lighter and phenomenally cheap replacements.  Feel free to sneer at me for dropping off the bottom of the quality spectrum - these items are barely one-season, let alone 2 or 4.

Toyed with the idea of buying a gas burner and some cooking weapons (pots, cutlery etc), but I remembered just in time - I can't cook.  Indoors or outdoors.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #21 on: 09 September, 2010, 02:04:56 pm »
I've always had a soft spot for Millets.

The Mechanic

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #22 on: 09 September, 2010, 02:58:16 pm »
I've always had a soft spot for Millets.

So has my budgie

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #23 on: 09 September, 2010, 06:21:31 pm »
Sort of.  I bought The Mother Of All Teapots in gleaming stainless steel, for £2.49 from a charity shop.  I am on brew-up duty for the last FNRttS of the year.  I think it holds 2 litres.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #24 on: 09 September, 2010, 08:45:57 pm »
A Vango Banshee 200 to replace an old Pheonix Plighter that has gone on to tent heaven.