Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 187008 times)

tiermat

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1150 on: May 11, 2015, 12:58:40 pm »
Does it count if you know it won't be used for camping purposes?

Last week I bought a folding fork and ditto spoon.  Both from Decathlon.  Only £3 each, so pretty good VFM.

These are for when I am being Billy No Mates and not wanting to spend $silly_money in hotel restaurants, so go for a take away (I HATE sitting alone in restaurants).

They may get re-purposed if I do get my ass into gear and organise another Catalonia trip!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1151 on: May 13, 2015, 12:40:51 pm »
Not bought, but given. A rather nice titanum spork (and a drawing of me on a bike), from my niece for my birthday. She knows what's up!


RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1152 on: May 13, 2015, 01:30:19 pm »
Synmat UL9W for Dawn.
Big Agnes insulated air core mat for me.
Tatonka pole for me when solo camping with just a tarp  ;D

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1153 on: May 13, 2015, 01:31:27 pm »
Not bought, but given. A rather nice titanum spork (and a drawing of me on a bike), from my niece for my birthday. She knows what's up!


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Dave_C

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1154 on: June 08, 2015, 12:42:34 pm »
Bought a new tent at the weekend. The older family tent was up all week, awaiting me packing it away, but its been wet recently and then the wind didn't do much good for the old sun scorched nylon. Both sides ripped about 2 foot at the 'sleeping end', so it was either repair (professionally or myself with Spinniker tape) or buy a new one. Well finding a good one of the bunch we were looking at we ordered an Outwell Whitecove 6 online.

I'm looking forward to trying it out when it arrived before the next weekend.

I also bought a few bits from Maplin, a camping light and a mini BBQ I saw on a video about the Aldi "20 tent currently for sale. Asda sell 'Grab Bags' of charcoal which fit in it perfectly and you only have to light the paper for it to start. It works very well, and packs away very small. I recomend it for not perhaps cycle camping but certainly a small BBQ to take away with you in the car where you can source these small BBQ coals from local supermarkets.

(I found this even cheaper online when looking for a link)

http://www.outdoorcampingdirect.uk/mini-pack-away-bbq.html?gclid=CO6d0teGgMYCFTPMtAodNi0AeQ

Dave C
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1155 on: June 15, 2015, 03:00:34 pm »
Three weeks ago, just before going to Scotland:
An Alite Mayfly chair, as a substitute for a Helinox chair.

The Helinox is too tall to use inside a tent, and may make holes in the groundsheet if the tent is a big one (my mate also managed to kick over the BBQ, so there were more & bigger holes than mine to worry about), and the legs sink into softish ground.

The Alite chair is usefully lighter and smaller-packing than the Helinox, sits me low enough to use inside (bum about 2" off the floor), and doesn't have sharp feet (I used an empty Ortlieb underneath, on the grounds of better safe than sorry).

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1156 on: June 15, 2015, 10:16:51 pm »
Three weeks ago, just before going to Scotland:
An Alite Mayfly chair, as a substitute for a Helinox chair.

The Helinox is too tall to use inside a tent, and may make holes in the groundsheet if the tent is a big one (my mate also managed to kick over the BBQ, so there were more & bigger holes than mine to worry about), and the legs sink into softish ground.

The Alite chair is usefully lighter and smaller-packing than the Helinox, sits me low enough to use inside (bum about 2" off the floor), and doesn't have sharp feet (I used an empty Ortlieb underneath, on the grounds of better safe than sorry).

I've just used mine for a night away and it's not only stable but very comfortable AND you can reach the stove easily as well!
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1157 on: June 19, 2015, 02:59:38 pm »
Just taken delivery of a Big Agnes Air Core sleeping mat and a set of stainless steel folding cutlery. My overnight audax set up is now complete.

BrianI

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1158 on: July 14, 2015, 10:33:13 am »
I may be partaking in the purchasing of some last minute camping gear today (new head torch / stove fuel and camping food), as I've just this minute booked an overnight pitch at Comrie Croft campsite for tomorrow night (Wed 15th July).  Will be a good test of my new Wild Country Trisar 2 tent, prior to me meeting up with a college chum at the weekend for a camping trip to Killin!   ;D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1159 on: July 14, 2015, 02:40:12 pm »
Hilleberg Nallo GT2 - yes I know it was expensive but is lovely!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1160 on: July 14, 2015, 06:15:51 pm »
A mesh inner tent for my Hilleberg Soulo. No significant weight savings according to my kitchen scale, but I'm looking forward to a little more ventilation on my planned trip to the Wind River range next month. Now if my employer would just respond appropriately to my request for a week off...

mcshroom

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1161 on: July 19, 2015, 09:54:39 pm »
A got a Synmat 7 yesterday, which does seem far comfier than my self inflating mat I used last tour :)
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clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1162 on: July 21, 2015, 12:53:06 pm »
Hilleberg Nallo GT2 - yes I know it was expensive but is lovely!
Good choice! :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1163 on: July 21, 2015, 02:12:31 pm »
Hilleberg Nallo GT2 - yes I know it was expensive but is lovely!
Good choice! :thumbsup:

A got a Synmat 7 yesterday, which does seem far comfier than my self inflating mat I used last tour :)

Equally good choice  :thumbsup:
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Andrew

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1164 on: July 22, 2015, 12:14:11 pm »
Alpkit Numo sleeping mat.

My old Thermarest is still going strong. Sadly, I am not. Despite having more padding on me, I needed more padding on the mat too. It will be trialed later this month when I head down to the Semaine Federale.

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1165 on: July 22, 2015, 12:27:02 pm »
Alpkit brewkit with birthday money from my eldest 2  :thumbsup:

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1166 on: August 29, 2015, 09:02:08 pm »
An enormous tent - at least by my standards. Plenty of room for us and the dog!

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/arpenaz-4-family-tent-4-man-id_8322425.html

Tried it out last night and tested it for waterproofness today - absolutely fine. Hoping to use it to do some more distant rides next year. T'other half will go geocaching with the dog while I struggle round an audax!
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1167 on: September 19, 2015, 07:20:42 pm »
I've bought a new winter sleeping bag, a RAB accent 900.  :thumbsup:
Don't ask.

Wowbagger

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1168 on: September 23, 2015, 10:32:05 pm »
I was watching a Nallo 2 on Ebay tonight. Only used 3 times, £450 starting bid. In the end I didn't bid, despite being sorely tempted. No-one else did either. I'm sort of regretting it, but I have too many tents.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1169 on: September 24, 2015, 07:27:02 am »
I bought a DD 3x3m tarp.  It's what we really needed all along.
Getting there...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1170 on: October 06, 2015, 04:54:00 pm »
Finally ordered the Octane 3 from Blacks with a futher 15% discount!  :thumbsup: (its yellow but will live with that.)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1171 on: October 07, 2015, 07:52:04 pm »
Honey Stove, meths, and a folding plate/bowl/sup/spoon set from backpackinglight (well, not the meths). Arrived in time for the weekend too  :thumbsup:

Ruthie

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1172 on: November 01, 2015, 01:19:50 am »
No, but toying with the idea of adding a tarp onto a tunnel tent.  Except the tarp I was looking for on sale weighs 1.8kg (including pole) which is nearly as much as a tent. 

Still, it looks like a not-bad idea, 'specially if you take your backpacking tent car camping as well 'cause it's your only tent.  Like me.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1173 on: November 12, 2015, 08:38:56 pm »
Oh, just some drybags and stuff...

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Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1174 on: November 12, 2015, 08:43:57 pm »
 :o

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