Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 181550 times)

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #500 on: December 17, 2011, 11:42:24 am »

one of these

http://www.alpkit.com/hunka

the XL version


It arrived today.Marj has sent it to Santa for wrapping ;D

What do you plan to do with it?

After unwrapping it, obviously  ;)

the plan,subject to RL, is to use it sometimes in conjunction with a tarp for.....
S240 rides
summer camping weekends
yacf meetings

it's first proprer outing is likely to be the KildaleKonvention,assuming I can attend.

LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #501 on: December 17, 2011, 02:36:59 pm »
I shall look forward to seeing it at Kildale then  :)

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #502 on: December 18, 2011, 08:24:51 pm »
& I shall look forward to seeing you :)

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #503 on: December 19, 2011, 08:48:30 pm »
Strewth he has me seriously considering one of these hunka things. I suspect he is working on the basis that bunks are full and he roughs it..........which is hugely admirable.........
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

MercuryKev

  • Maxin' n Audaxin'
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #504 on: December 19, 2011, 10:22:33 pm »
I bought one of these today:



I'm planning to got camping between Christmas and New Year and I though I'd get some light plus a little heat from it.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #505 on: December 21, 2011, 08:39:32 pm »
MK those look very neat and safer than a cheap candle lamp. Are they expensive?
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

MercuryKev

  • Maxin' n Audaxin'
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #506 on: December 21, 2011, 11:06:13 pm »
MK those look very neat and safer than a cheap candle lamp. Are they expensive?

It cost about £15 including postage.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #507 on: December 22, 2011, 01:40:03 am »
I bought a lightweight plastic hammer for putting in and taking out tent pegs. It was half price in a sale and I couldn't resist  :D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #508 on: December 22, 2011, 01:50:58 pm »
A dozen Y-pegs for £4, and a silk sleeping bag liner for £16.70, from Black's closing down sale (We've got a big new Go Outdoors).
Also some walking/ski pole tips for 75p a pair.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #509 on: December 27, 2011, 04:11:33 pm »
Set of those ski thermals from Go Outdoors, and whilst I was at it,  titanium spoon/fork (single ended) and pan handle wotsaname
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #510 on: December 27, 2011, 04:39:12 pm »
A dozen Y-pegs for £4, and a silk sleeping bag liner for £16.70, from Black's closing down sale (We've got a big new Go Outdoors).
Also some walking/ski pole tips for 75p a pair.

What is the Go-Outdoors like in your fair city? I was thinking of having a ride to have a look.

I got an Alpkit titanium saucepan as a Christmas prezzie.
Most people tip-toe through life hoping the make it safely to death.
Home

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #511 on: December 28, 2011, 05:35:51 pm »
I was disappointed.
My memories are of the original Camping & Caravan Centre in Sheffield, before they rebranded as Go and started opening shops all over the place. What we got is more like a bigger version of Blacks, with more in the way of reasonable clothing, not so much for backpacking

gordon taylor

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #512 on: January 02, 2012, 03:44:27 pm »
I've bought a Vango 200 Spirit Plus for £155 inc delivery from

http://www.theoutdoorshop.com/default.asp?submit=Home

That's £120 cheaper than list price and £50 cheaper than the last one I bought in 2004, IIRC.

I love those tents!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #513 on: January 02, 2012, 05:44:49 pm »
Can you cook (safely) in that there lobby Gordy? Very attractive tent. Went to Go Outdoors to buy some GT 85 which is half price and would have liked to have collected an unbreakable mirror but they did not have one so came away with folding trowel instead. The place was absolutely heaving I guess camping and related outdoor actitivity is going to have a bumper year
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

gordon taylor

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #514 on: January 03, 2012, 08:28:00 am »
Can you cook (safely) in that there lobby Gordy?

Sure! I usually cook breakfast porridge whilst still in my sleeping bag. Even if I'm up and about, I think I always light the stove inside the porch because it keeps the wind off.

This is the baby:



I think that "Grasshopper" colour is the 2009 or 2010 model. I hope I like it. The later ones are dark green.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #515 on: January 03, 2012, 10:16:40 am »
that's a lorra tent for the £

what have you done with the red one?

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #516 on: January 03, 2012, 10:21:53 am »
Very good value tent, there, Gordy! :thumbsup: 

Hope it gets lots of use. :)
Getting there...

gordon taylor

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #517 on: January 03, 2012, 06:32:58 pm »
that's a lorra tent for the £

what have you done with the red one?

We have a vague plan to get it out to our son's place in NZ so that we can have a tent there for odd nights under canvas.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #518 on: January 06, 2012, 11:31:58 am »
I bought a spork yesterday and am considering a lightweight camping mat and bivvy bag, ready for April in Catalonia....
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

gordon taylor

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #519 on: January 06, 2012, 07:51:14 pm »
Can you cook (safely) in that there lobby Gordy?

Sure! I usually cook breakfast porridge whilst still in my sleeping bag. Even if I'm up and about, I think I always light the stove inside the porch because it keeps the wind off.

This is the baby:



I think that "Grasshopper" colour is the 2009 or 2010 model. I hope I like it. The later ones are dark green.

Update: the package arrived yesterday but turned out to be a Vango Spirit 200, not a Vango Spirit 200 Plus (which has a porch.)

My excitement has now turned to grumpiness, although the outdoor shop have responded well to a phonecall and are arranging a collection and replacement. I hate it when mail order goes wrong.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #520 on: January 06, 2012, 08:08:45 pm »
 :( Hope that's sorted out soon.
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #521 on: January 06, 2012, 08:30:56 pm »
Oh what a shame. Hope it all gets sorted G.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #522 on: January 07, 2012, 01:52:59 pm »
A LARGE family tent, it has bedrooms, carpet, a porch and everything (though no cat flap).

A snuggly warm sleeping bag for Mrs T (she complained that her sleeping bag wasn't warm enough for her last year)

A 3 season sleeping bag and sleeping mat for me, all I need now is a bivvy bag and I am set for the mountains :)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #523 on: January 13, 2012, 05:02:23 pm »
Picked up a Cocraft Mora knife from Clas Ohlson for £4.99.
Basically a blue Mora Clipper:

www.clasohlson.co.uk/Product/Product.aspx?id=164745959
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gordon taylor

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #524 on: January 13, 2012, 05:42:22 pm »
Oh what a shame. Hope it all gets sorted G.

My tent mini-saga is sorted, and I'm now happy. The Outdoor Shop arranged for the wrong tent to be collected FOC and delivered the correct one yesterday.

 :smug: :thumbsup: