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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #350 on: July 14, 2011, 05:52:55 pm »
some nylon tent pegs and a camping washing line…
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #351 on: July 14, 2011, 06:09:29 pm »
some nylon tent pegs and a camping washing line…

Unless your tent pegs are abnormally long, you're going to have to stick to washing very small items of dolly clothing, or it'll all drag on the ground....
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #352 on: July 14, 2011, 06:13:44 pm »
some nylon tent pegs and a camping washing line…

Somehow I automatically thought of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5Tpe7D0aMWs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5Tpe7D0aMWs&rel=1</a>

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #353 on: July 14, 2011, 07:50:04 pm »
some nylon tent pegs and a camping washing line…

Unless your tent pegs are abnormally long, you're going to have to stick to washing very small items of dolly clothing, or it'll all drag on the ground....
ooh you funny girl arch ;)

the two purchases were unconnected, pegs for the tent and the washing line will go wherever mrs alec thinks is best…
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #354 on: July 14, 2011, 08:48:17 pm »
some nylon tent pegs and a camping washing line…

Unless your tent pegs are abnormally long, you're going to have to stick to washing very small items of dolly clothing, or it'll all drag on the ground....
ooh you funny girl arch ;)

the two purchases were unconnected, pegs for the tent and the washing line will go wherever mrs alec thinks is best…

I couldn't help it. I just have this hilarious vision of a tiny washing line with tiny washing. The ultimate in lightweight packing...
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #355 on: July 14, 2011, 09:23:12 pm »
A flag pole, and a metre long length of sparkly pink polyester.

How is the second related to camping (apart from the obvious)?

When we go to deershed we need a way of reliably finding our tent.  The metre long length of polyester is to make into a banner/flag to atach to the flagpole, which attaches to the groundstake.

Now what do we put on the flag?
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #357 on: July 14, 2011, 09:30:02 pm »
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #358 on: July 14, 2011, 09:31:09 pm »
http://images.wikia.com/borderlands/images/a/a8/Portal-cake.jpg

Surely that belongs on CrinklyLion's panniers?  In ScotchLite.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #359 on: July 15, 2011, 02:47:33 pm »
A Blacks Solo cookset £10 reduced from £15 in the sale.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #360 on: July 15, 2011, 07:59:57 pm »
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #361 on: July 20, 2011, 03:02:49 pm »
Vango self inflating pillow for normal camping use but may have to invest in a Ajungilak one if i end up tight on space for cycle camping.....
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #362 on: July 21, 2011, 11:45:19 am »
My titanium Jetboil stove has arrived, it is teh sexy  ;D



Now I need to work out which cannister to get for it so I can try it out! it will be coming on the Sem Fed with me next week.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #363 on: July 22, 2011, 01:37:37 pm »
a solar light in a storage jar (wifely purchase)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #364 on: July 24, 2011, 08:20:29 am »
anyone know the largest sized plasma tv that can be hung without ripping the tent fabric? ;)

actually, the glampingest thing i saw in go outdoors yesterday was an outwell tent which had a separate portaloo attachment…

I'm not sure if that is really glamping... it's been a fairly common sight on campsites for some years.

How working class! All the best people shit in the main tent.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #365 on: July 24, 2011, 08:24:39 am »
My titanium Jetboil stove has arrived, it is teh sexy  ;D



Now I need to work out which cannister to get for it so I can try it out! it will be coming on the Sem Fed with me next week.

I've got one of these!. Nice arent they?   I got two sizes of canister, the little ones (100g)  fit inside the pot  for easy carrying, but would take the bigger canister if going for more than a day or two

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #366 on: July 24, 2011, 08:39:02 am »
My titanium Jetboil stove has arrived, it is teh sexy  ;D



Now I need to work out which cannister to get for it so I can try it out! it will be coming on the Sem Fed with me next week.

I always buy 100s for mine as one will fit inside the cup attached to the burner.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #367 on: July 24, 2011, 07:12:30 pm »

I've got one of these!. Nice arent they?   I got two sizes of canister, the little ones (100g)  fit inside the pot  for easy carrying, but would take the bigger canister if going for more than a day or two

Very nice  :D


I always buy 100s for mine as one will fit inside the cup attached to the burner.

Does any 100g one do or does it have to be any specific type of fuel? I've never owned anything like this before, my calor gas camping stove is mahoosive with 2 burners and a double grill!

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #368 on: July 24, 2011, 07:18:40 pm »
They're all the same butane/propane mix with a standard connector, AFAIK.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #369 on: July 24, 2011, 09:51:06 pm »
Does any 100g one do or does it have to be any specific type of fuel?
It's a good idea to take your stove with you when you buy, there are differences in size, mostly small but it means some fit better than others.  The Coleman is a good fit in the original Jetboil and has the advantage of being commonly available.  There are also some differences in the gas mixes, I think MSR has the best mix for cold weather, but it's a poor fit in the Jetboil.  For normal weather I haven't noticed any difference between those I've tried.  The main thing is not to burn off all the propane first,  shaking before use, trying and keep it warm, not standing it directly on cold ground or standing it in a little water are all supposed to help.  I've never managed to boil the claimed 12 ltrs of water from a 100g cannister, 8 is more realistic and expect the last two to be slow, that's still a lot better than most gas stoves.  That will do me for 2 - 3 days, any longer and I'll take a 250g MSR cannister and pack something else in the Jetboil.  This is my experience with he standard Jetboil, there may be some differences with your new model.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #370 on: July 27, 2011, 10:54:58 pm »
They're all the same butane/propane mix with a standard connector, AFAIK.

That's been my experience, although I've heard that Camping Gaz blue ones won't work.  I have a few Primus canisters I bought at Snow and Rock, and they are fine.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #371 on: July 27, 2011, 11:21:20 pm »
They're all the same butane/propane mix with a standard connector, AFAIK.

That's been my experience, although I've heard that Camping Gaz blue ones won't work.  I have a few Primus canisters I bought at Snow and Rock, and they are fine.

Camping Gaz sells a blue cartridge that is designed to be pierced by a blade in the device you are using, be it a stove, lantern or whatever. The cartridge is meant to stay on the device until it is completely empty, which can be a nuisance. This was the original Camping Gaz cartridge, it's only used today on the cheapest devices and is no longer very common. The other type of Camping Gaz cartridge is called an "Easy Clic", it can be detached from the device it is fueling before it is completely empty like the MSR cartridges. It does not look like it would interchange with MSR or (European) Coleman cartridges.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #372 on: July 28, 2011, 06:58:14 am »
The smaller cartridges get very weak when they're half empty; the pressure isn't really regulated.  I use the half-empty ones in a lantern, where the flow rate is very low and they work OK.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #373 on: July 28, 2011, 07:41:21 am »
Srewfix. propane/butane mix. screw in type work fine

http://www.screwfix.com/p/gogas-butane-propane-mixed-gas-cartridge-350g/58559

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #374 on: July 28, 2011, 09:20:53 am »
Srewfix. propane/butane mix. screw in type work fine

http://www.screwfix.com/p/gogas-butane-propane-mixed-gas-cartridge-350g/58559

It doesn't look like there's one that will fit into a Jetboil cup attached to (or as well as) the burner unit though.  Do keep up at the back! :-)