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LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #525 on: January 14, 2012, 02:36:33 am »
A new Exped Downmat to replace the broken one.  Crusty will be taking one to India, so I'll need one for the hostelling weekend.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #526 on: January 18, 2012, 01:24:34 pm »
I got a new Vango Spirit 200 plus with footprint for Christmas. (From Outdoor Action Ltd)

I intend to use it on the Kildale w/end on 27th ;D

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #527 on: February 16, 2012, 03:45:25 pm »
An Alpkit pipedream 400 sleeping bag arrived today. And a sub24h camping trip via Dartmoor is about to be scheduled for the weekend. Yay!
Sadly, melancholy doesn't pay my rent.

peliroja

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #528 on: February 19, 2012, 05:43:24 pm »
Recently, titanium sporks and water purifying drops. We broke a few sporks and wanted to add belt and braces to our Katadyn water filter, which doesn't seem to remove algae from mucky water.

MercuryKev

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #529 on: February 19, 2012, 08:50:38 pm »
I picked up a Snow Peak mini solo Ti cookset at Osaka's version of Decathlon yesterday.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #530 on: February 21, 2012, 12:20:34 pm »
Recently, titanium sporks and water purifying drops. We broke a few sporks and wanted to add belt and braces to our Katadyn water filter, which doesn't seem to remove algae from mucky water.

Is that because the water emerging from it looks green?
Could this be chlorophyll getting through?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #531 on: February 22, 2012, 10:26:03 am »
An Alpkit pipedream 400 sleeping bag arrived today.

Me too. Importantly, it's black and red the same as my old cheapo Coleman bag, so no change will be noticed (except that it lives in a humungous white cotton sack).  O:-)

peliroja

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #532 on: February 24, 2012, 12:12:21 am »
Recently, titanium sporks and water purifying drops. We broke a few sporks and wanted to add belt and braces to our Katadyn water filter, which doesn't seem to remove algae from mucky water.

Is that because the water emerging from it looks green?
Could this be chlorophyll getting through?
Yes, the water looked green and we weren't entirely convinced that it was OK to drink. Having since researched our Katadyn filter in depth, it seems we shouldn't have fretted - it removes pretty much everything harmful.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #533 on: February 24, 2012, 04:53:01 pm »
Not quite made a purchase but I have ordered one of these today. http://www.helinox.com.au/pages/helinox-chair-one.asp
I have been quoted 3 weeks delivery time.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #534 on: February 29, 2012, 09:17:00 pm »
Not quite made a purchase but I have ordered one of these today. http://www.helinox.com.au/pages/helinox-chair-one.asp
I have been quoted 3 weeks delivery time.
They look great. I might need one of those :D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #535 on: February 29, 2012, 10:55:31 pm »
Not quite made a purchase but I have ordered one of these today. http://www.helinox.com.au/pages/helinox-chair-one.asp
I have been quoted 3 weeks delivery time.

Looks brilliant and it gives a weight limil of 145kg.  Dunno' iff I'd trust my Lardiness in it though!

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #536 on: March 01, 2012, 10:24:31 pm »
A set of four Sporks for £6.99 from Decathlon (actual cost just 99p due to a £6 voucher reward I'd got for buying some work stuff  :thumbsup:)

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #537 on: March 12, 2012, 08:26:04 pm »
Alpkit pipedream 400 - almost de rigeur I guess!
Also one of these
http://wildstoves.co.uk/wood-cooking-stoves/wood-gas-camping-stoves/wild-wood-gas-stove/
Tried both this weekend at the Green Man Long Itchington. Cooking took a while but not sure if that was inexperience/lack of skill with the fire or the limitations of the stove, oh and sooty pans to wash up. Having said that we did manage to gather our fuel just lying around, and it was kind of fun to cook on a fire!
Hmm wonder if it will pay for itself in terms of meths not used!
Does anyone here have any experience of this stove. I know Charlotte had a thread about her home made stove, but those fettling skills are beyond me.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #538 on: March 23, 2012, 06:18:03 pm »
Not quite made a purchase but I have ordered one of these today. http://www.helinox.com.au/pages/helinox-chair-one.asp
I have been quoted 3 weeks delivery time.
They look great. I might need one of those :D
I had a sit on one yesterday. It wasn't bad at all. They should start being in shops from early April. :)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #539 on: March 24, 2012, 11:12:22 am »
A MSR Windpro 2 stove. It can be used with inverted cannisters and has a stand to hold the cannister.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #540 on: March 27, 2012, 12:15:18 pm »
Oh yes  :)







(If it's not obvious due to the lack of an estate-agent lens, that's an Akto)

It's much wider than I expected - proper useful amount of space in that porch, with about the same area inner compartment as my ORANGE Pro-Action effort.  I can just sit up in it, which is fine.

Should be a couple of orders of magnitude better in windy conditions, much faster (and drier) to pitch, a tad lighter and generally a bit more stealth.  What's not to like?

Many thanks to BarryS of this parish.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #541 on: March 27, 2012, 12:20:12 pm »
It's a bloody great tent, and perhaps what I'd aspire to for just me.
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MercuryKev

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #542 on: March 27, 2012, 12:48:35 pm »
I got one last week and am very impressed with it (and had to pay £30 more than you).  Can't wait to get a bit of wild camping under my belt.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #543 on: March 27, 2012, 12:54:13 pm »
It's an excellent tent  :thumbsup:  I worked out that I've spent nearly a year living in mine over the years.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #544 on: March 27, 2012, 08:52:17 pm »
Yes I watched you pounce on that Kim grats. (The cheaper branded copy looks pretty good as well tbh.)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #545 on: April 04, 2012, 11:23:36 pm »
Brought me a Nallo 2GT to add to my tent collection.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #546 on: April 05, 2012, 09:28:13 am »
Brought me a Nallo 2GT to add to my tent collection.

Cool :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #547 on: April 05, 2012, 09:32:00 am »
It's a bugger carrying those chairs around to hold it up though!!
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Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #548 on: April 05, 2012, 12:43:43 pm »
It's a bugger carrying those chairs around to hold it up though!!

You think those are bad, it's the radiator pipes that are really awkward!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #549 on: April 05, 2012, 04:39:18 pm »
It is mainly the four poster bed I have problems with.  ;D
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