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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #150 on: April 29, 2011, 11:13:59 pm »
After leaving my original on a train last year, I've bought my second Snugpak Travelpak lite.  Feline, these summer bags are very small and light and are excellent quality.  They're mummy bags but you should still look at them.  After all, extra kick space means extra pack size.

Ah cheers, I have been looking at this one which is I think pretty similar. I will go compare pack sizes, since that will be the primary deciding factor in the end I think!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #151 on: May 01, 2011, 08:03:12 am »
The Trangia is a bit big for S24O's so yesterday I got an MSR Pocket Rocket.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2011, 08:06:11 am »
Got some 100g gas canisters yesterday  for the Jetboil that I got for my birthday. Whoosh !!!! its good :thumbsup:

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2011, 03:30:50 pm »
I spent a couple of happy hours in the Decathlon shop in Carhaix last week.  Unfortunately, Mr R was with me, so I was only able to get away with buying a new day rucksack (to replace the one he lost) and a windproof top...

...but he did like the look of a couple of the tents...
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2011, 08:12:46 pm »
Feline, the Snugpak Travelpak Lite is actually quite roomy for a mummy bag. It also has a built-in mosquito net  :thumbsup:  I used mine out on Dartmoor last weekend with neither tent nor bivvy bag and survived to send this post....

Got mine here for around £25.Bargain...
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #155 on: May 02, 2011, 08:14:20 pm »
Got some 100g gas canisters yesterday  for the Jetboil that I got for my birthday. Whoosh !!!! its good :thumbsup:

Ace aren't they!  :thumbsup:

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #156 on: May 02, 2011, 08:15:34 pm »
Feline, the Snugpak Travelpak Lite is actually quite roomy for a mummy bag. It also has a built-in mosquito net :-)  I used mine out on Dartmoor last weekend with neither tent nor bivvy bag and survived to send this post....

Got mine here for around £25.Bargain...


Awesome, that is a very good price too :)
Your camping stylee might be a bit more minimalist than I was intending but it looks to be a great bag!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #157 on: May 02, 2011, 08:16:37 pm »
Got some 100g gas canisters yesterday  for the Jetboil that I got for my birthday. Whoosh !!!! its good :thumbsup:

Ace aren't they!  :thumbsup:

I am about to order the Ti version, I am slightly struggling to justify the stupidly extra expense of this but I might always regret it if I don't go the whole hog!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2011, 08:19:47 pm »
Got some 100g gas canisters yesterday  for the Jetboil that I got for my birthday. Whoosh !!!! its good :thumbsup:

Ace aren't they!  :thumbsup:

Yep,  :thumbsup:  once you've got used to lighting them.  I havent many hairs on the  back of my left thumb now ;D

I think I'll invest in the coffee press for it too

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #159 on: May 03, 2011, 10:42:50 am »
Got some 100g gas canisters yesterday  for the Jetboil that I got for my birthday. Whoosh !!!! its good :thumbsup:

Ace aren't they!  :thumbsup:

Yep,  :thumbsup:  once you've got used to lighting them.  I havent many hairs on the  back of my left thumb now ;D

I think I'll invest in the coffee press for it too

I have the coffee press - those who were at Mildenhall last year will confirm that it got (and stood up to) heavy use.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #160 on: May 03, 2011, 02:18:40 pm »
Yes.   ::-)

The evil lovely Julian lent us her Exped Downmat over the weekend, with somewhat inevitable consequences...
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #161 on: May 03, 2011, 02:37:40 pm »
Yes.   ::-)

The evil lovely Julian lent us her Exped Downmat over the weekend, with somewhat inevitable consequences...

They are reassuringly expensive!

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #162 on: May 03, 2011, 02:38:39 pm »
They are reassuringly expensive!

Working shoulders are, however, priceless.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2011, 02:43:40 pm »
And ladyhips definitely benefit, I am assured.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2011, 02:54:00 pm »
After three days sleeping on an "OK" Thermarest, my back is telling me that anything which makes sleeping more comfortable is a good idea!

<fx: sounds of back creaking>
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2011, 02:56:21 pm »
And ladyhips definitely benefit, I am assured.

God yes!  While, given enough pressure, my Alpkit Airic will allow me to lie on my side (and therefore sleep, rather than lie back and admire the insect life trapped in the tent inner) without hips completely bottoming out, it isn't a particularly comfortable proposition.  The Downmat actually *works* and is both smaller and lighter.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #166 on: May 03, 2011, 02:58:37 pm »
Butterfly has used her google-fu to unearth a wider Exped mat than the DLX, which is slightly inadequate for two people.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #167 on: May 03, 2011, 03:03:14 pm »
Thermarest used to do a kit which would join two "normal" rectangular Thermarests together.  It was basically two giant figure of eight elastic bands, but with the modern non-rectangular Thermarests, it probably wouldn't work anyway.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #168 on: May 03, 2011, 03:05:53 pm »
We had the rather better Exped kit to join the Downmats 7 & 9 that Butterfly had.  Works OK if you don't ever cuddle in the night, when you fall into the gap.  Besides, we don't need two mats' width...
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #169 on: May 03, 2011, 09:14:49 pm »
They are reassuringly expensive!

Working shoulders are, however, priceless.

*click* *snappety* we're likely to need two and I hear TimO has some genius pillow which you're going to RTFI for me?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #170 on: May 03, 2011, 09:21:51 pm »
Butterfly has used her google-fu to unearth a wider Exped mat than the DLX, ...

What is it called please?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #171 on: May 03, 2011, 09:23:26 pm »
Crapity crap I found a really good deal on the titinium jetboil and the site declined my card  :facepalm:
Never mind, my shockly massive monthly payment in full goes through tomorrow so I can start hammering the card again  ;D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #172 on: May 03, 2011, 09:37:58 pm »
*click* *snappety* we're likely to need two and I hear TimO has some genius pillow which you're going to RTFI for me?

The pillow I use is the Ajungilak one (as mentioned on Woolly's website), but there was an entire thread about this a while back.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #173 on: May 03, 2011, 09:44:16 pm »
Butterfly has used her google-fu to unearth a wider Exped mat than the DLX, which is slightly inadequate for two people.

Money may have to change hands...

Oh do tell where she found such a thing? Starting to think mine and Rob's combo of Airic & Black's thermarest copy pushed together in a haphazard fashion could do with an upgrade... My hips were rather sore after this weekend... :-\

Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #174 on: May 03, 2011, 09:49:17 pm »
The pillow I use is the Ajungilak one (as mentioned on Woolly's website), but there was an entire thread about this a while back.

That's the badger.

*obtains one*
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