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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2010, 04:29:29 pm »
One of those sleeping bag extensions for my Snugpak Softie 9 Hawk so that when I'm on my own I can have a bigger bag for one and feel less constrained!  :thumbsup:   I suppose I could just leave it on anyway even when for two's so that there's a tad more room.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2010, 01:53:36 pm »
An enormous box has been delivered.  Oh the excitement.....2 sleeping bags from Alpkit - one 3 season and one 4 season.  Roll on the winter!
.....and one of their Gourdon Drybags in Chilli

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 11:16:30 pm »
a Gelert Solo (the zip went on the mythical Argos one; typically just after they sold out of new ones)

no idea how or if it will fit in the SQR

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2010, 07:12:35 pm »
yes a folding knife fork and spoon from blacks in high wycombe . a nice 24mile ride is nice sunshine  :)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2010, 08:45:25 pm »
Just ordered a Titanium Spork - backpacking cutlery - tableware and a set of Carry On Chopsticks - backpacking cutlery - tableware from REI, along with a few other goodies. I'm rather tempted by the Trek Titanium Bowl - bowls & plates - tableware , but fiscal prudence won out over my lust for shiny toys (for a short while, anyway).

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2010, 08:48:40 pm »
Oh I miss REI...

(sorry, back to the topic ;D)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2010, 09:54:14 pm »
Some titanium goodness from Alpkit arrived this morning...  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2010, 10:02:57 pm »
I'm rather tempted by the Trek Titanium Bowl - bowls & plates - tableware , but fiscal prudence won out over my lust for shiny toys (for a short while, anyway).

I have one of those.  It are wuverly  :smug:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2010, 10:08:24 pm »
"it compliments the tableware set"

I have visions of a Viz-style spoof speech bubble saying to the tableware set "you're looking wuberly today"
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2010, 11:27:10 pm »
I've just bought a Robens tarp, 4m x4m, with three extendable poles, for a tenner on eBay.
Tarp

The plan is to ditch the family tent in favour of two backpacking tents and the tarp. I think we'll need to have alternative poles to replace the Robens extendable ones as, when collapsed, they aren't short enough to fit on a rack or in a pannier.

JT

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2010, 11:44:48 pm »
An Alpkit Pipedream 400 down sleeping bag.

No excuse now not to go on some early/late season S24O's.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2010, 12:57:58 am »
Were you on the waiting list?
There aren't any Pipedreams listed on the Alpkit website. Will they get that far, or were they all sold in advance?

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2010, 06:29:06 am »
Yes I was on the waiting list and they sent out secret links last night.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2010, 07:59:43 am »
now they will have to kill you JT :o

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2010, 09:00:25 am »
now they will have to kill you JT :o

Only if I pass the links on to people outwith the list. :-X
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2010, 09:14:03 am »
but when"they" tell you a secret the penalty is always DETH :(

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2010, 11:45:55 am »
Finally found a 1-person tent that was big enough for me.. the power lizard/terra nova types are too damn small for someone of my belly size & height, but I found this one Tamarack Outdoors Helsport Ringstind Light is about a foot longer and six inches higher.  It's supposed to be a bit more robust too.

and the shop just called and offered me the 2-person version for the same price as the 1-person because they were out of stock of the 1 person...  ;D

will report back with pics when it gets here!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2010, 07:46:37 pm »
Mike that is serious dosh better be worth it....
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2010, 09:26:42 pm »
I'm not sure I'd fancy sleeping in something called the Ringsting.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2010, 12:49:51 pm »
One Opinel No. 8 Carbone, and a replacement waist-strap clip for the daysack.

(Yay proper shops)

Now to get a proper patina on this knife.  I need cheese, WD-40, teabags and some green sticks. :thumbsup:

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2011, 11:00:54 am »
A down mat a waterproof bag and a folding stove .The plan is taking shape. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2011, 06:57:21 pm »
Received a footprint for the Nallo 2 GT from George Fisher - very good and friendly service :). All ready for the early birds camping - hope it isn't rained off :D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2011, 07:19:25 pm »
2x MSR Ti mugs

Need to buy a new replacement bottom section for one of my Leki poles as fell this afternoon and broke it (loads of snow covered ice to negotiate today :( )

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2011, 11:25:57 am »
We got some stuff for Christmas, which I got round to looking at yesterday:

- 2 burner stove with grill*
- Double sleeping bag
- Inflatable double mattress

We were borrowing this stuff last season.

*I'd be quite happy cooking everything on my single burner Coleman 550B, but lighting up isn't a job for the faint-hearted - you can see why this guy uses a Very Long Match:

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2011, 05:13:58 pm »
Funny you shold ask that.

Santa brought me a Trangia 27-8, Roban Downlight 500 sleeping bag, silk liner.  I have since bought a fuel bottle, Lifeventure Ti mug, Ti spork (on way from t'bay).  This is all to go with my Wild Country Duolite tourer tent and Exped downmat 7.  Just need to get rid of the snow now and we (read "me") are off.  Tally Ho!