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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #550 on: April 05, 2012, 08:29:07 pm »
New tent for bike packing. Little Easton 3 season tent. 1kg with poles. Yum.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #551 on: April 05, 2012, 08:59:09 pm »

I had a sit on one yesterday. It wasn't bad at all. They should start being in shops from early April. :)

I read that and was confused, because it came atraight after this from Turista:

"Does anyone here have any experience of this stove."

I can't imagine that would be comfortable, even by camping standards!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #552 on: April 05, 2012, 10:04:31 pm »
New tent for bike packing. Little Easton 3 season tent. 1kg with poles. Yum.


Ooooh spendy
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #553 on: April 06, 2012, 08:47:49 am »
New tent for bike packing. Little Easton 3 season tent. 1kg with poles. Yum.


Ooooh spendy

They are on offer at the moment. So I didn't pay £450 but I did pay an amount that made my colleagues gasp a little... Still, five clicks using PayPal to buy a tent is what the Internet is all about, isn't it?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #554 on: April 06, 2012, 01:29:53 pm »
Got a new Exped Ultralight Synmat 448 grams including stuff sack.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #555 on: April 06, 2012, 06:05:02 pm »
Got a new Exped Ultralight Synmat 448 grams including stuff sack.
Cool. Let us know how you get on with it. :) I am using my synmat short for the first time this weekend. It seems to be about the right length so far. (for sitting and typing on my computer, anyway! ;D)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #556 on: April 06, 2012, 07:58:27 pm »


This arrived too late for last weekends "Freeze Your Bits Off" overnight.  It's a perfect fit inside my MSR Titan Kettle and a Trangia burner or small gas stove fits nicely inside.   

It's a tad too narrow to fit on the Trangia Triangle's pot support so I've made a support from an old spoke  as described here so I can use it directly on the stove.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #557 on: April 11, 2012, 04:47:08 pm »
My Easton Kilo 2 person tent arrived and as promised, it weighs under a kilo with stakes and poles!

Had a test erection in the living room so didn't peg it out (downstairs might have complained if I hammered the stakes into the floor) but it is a decent size, good headroom so I can sit up in it and it was pretty easy to put up. One drawback is that there aren't any gear loops on the inside so nowhere to hang a lantern / torch but I have a head torch so I'm not that bothered.

The poles are interesting, carbon fibre but no full length shockcord just little tethers between the sections that snap together.

Now I need an opportunity to use it in anger, and resist the temptation to take more stuff now I have less tent to carry...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #558 on: April 11, 2012, 05:14:20 pm »
Best you get up to Rutland this weekend then!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #559 on: April 11, 2012, 07:42:11 pm »
A sleeping bag liner.  'Cos Rutland may turn out a bit chilly for my current bag.

I did peer at the sleeping bags while in the shop, but decided that anything that was signifigantly warmer and still transportable by tandem was going to be rather too expensive to get as an impulse purchase.  One day, when I've done the proper research...

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #560 on: April 11, 2012, 08:12:19 pm »
Liners are good anyway.  They weigh almost nothing, keep your sleeping bag from getting manky, and can be used on their own (or with the bag in duvet mode) in warm weather.   :thumbsup:


ObRetail: I did at some point order a 600ml Sigg bottle with neoprene cover - not specifically as camping gear, but as a means for barakta to transport her lactose-free milk around without worrying about leaks.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #561 on: April 11, 2012, 10:21:23 pm »
Outwell Posadas double campbed as our old air mattress died on us last week. Should be delivered tomorrow, but I'm in Istanbul until next Friday night  :(

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #562 on: April 12, 2012, 12:50:46 pm »
Just bought a Vango Spirit 200+

Awaiting delivery.


I've wanted one for years (just check back through some of the Tent threads on YACF) and, finally ordered one.  £169 delivered seemed about as cheap as I'm ever likely to see it.

My Coleman Viper has been great but I've always hankered after a big porch I can throw my panniers into and can sit out a rainy day in.

Note.  Coleman Viper is still immaculate and may be for sale shortly for around £40.  PM me your interest.


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #563 on: April 12, 2012, 09:03:48 pm »
Well I picked up one of the Lidl tents...and it's pretty cheap. I expected it to be a bit ehh but we'll see. It may be ok, or it may get returned.

Had a little go pitching it in the living room but had no where to string the sides of the base to so it was a bit flappy inside. Think it'll be reasonably roomy inside once set up properly.

The instructions tell me to pack the pegs and poles in their own little bags to stop them poking holes in the tent. I would do that had the little bags not been just cellophane that opened along a seam  :facepalm: I'm sure I can molish or repurpose something though.

My only other niggle is that the main pole seems a tad too long for the length of material available and I can't get both ends into their little pockets. Debating whether to hope it'll stretch a tad or hacksawing a little bit off one of the pole sections (taking care not to cut the elastic cord).
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #564 on: April 14, 2012, 08:36:34 am »
A stuffable expanding pillow and a gas canister for the jet boil from decathlon. Off to Suffolk for two nights tomorrow.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #565 on: April 18, 2012, 12:21:06 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.

The chair arrived today and it is very comfy. I think it is bye bye to stools.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #566 on: April 18, 2012, 12:26:58 pm »
Nah.  You need a trowel for them ;D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #567 on: April 18, 2012, 07:20:55 pm »
I have just taken delivery of an Aeropress, thanks to recommendations from many forumites. I plan to use it on the Sem Fed in August.
Also 2 feather light zippy water resistant bags for sorting clothes and stuff in my packing.
A titanium folding knife from Alpkit.
A new pen knife with nail clippers and scissors in it, the single two most useful gadgets I always wish I have with me camping!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #568 on: April 18, 2012, 09:56:45 pm »
I have just taken delivery of an Aeropress, thanks to recommendations from many forumites. I plan to use it on the Sem Fed in August.
Also 2 feather light zippy water resistant bags for sorting clothes and stuff in my packing.
A titanium folding knife from Alpkit.
A new pen knife with nail clippers and scissors in it, the single two most useful gadgets I always wish I have with me camping!

Any chance of a link to the bags? I'm after something similar for my trip to Jersey.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #569 on: April 18, 2012, 10:56:13 pm »
smurphboy.
If you are interested I got 2 of the Exped Ultralight Stuff Sacks the red 13 litre size in stock. They are at the top of this page. http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_int.nsf/0/1FE62DA7F7746715C12579C6004798DF?opendocument

You can have the 2 for £16 posted.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #570 on: April 18, 2012, 11:11:36 pm »
I have just taken delivery of an Aeropress, thanks to recommendations from many forumites. I plan to use it on the Sem Fed in August.
Also 2 feather light zippy water resistant bags for sorting clothes and stuff in my packing.
A titanium folding knife from Alpkit.
A new pen knife with nail clippers and scissors in it, the single two most useful gadgets I always wish I have with me camping!

Any chance of a link to the bags? I'm after something similar for my trip to Jersey.

I got these ones because they weigh almost nothing:
http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/exped_ultralite_zip_packs.html

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #571 on: April 19, 2012, 08:29:23 pm »
Thanks to both of you. I think I want the smaller ones that feline linked to, might go and measure my panniers.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #572 on: April 24, 2012, 12:55:56 pm »
BARGAIN AT MILLETS!!!
Spare 9.5mm alloy tent poles, 7 sections + ends and shockcord.
Reduced from 24.99 to a fiver.
There are none left in Stamford cos I have them all!!
They make up to 4mtr.

I could now be the UK manufacturer of Click Stands!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #573 on: April 26, 2012, 05:32:39 pm »
Hilleberg jannu - purchased shop soiled at 100 off! :)

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #574 on: April 27, 2012, 03:03:03 pm »
I just received my "Nite Ize Figure 9" rope tensioners.

Superb piece of kit, very impressed and can't wait to get my tarp out.

I think they will have more uses than I can think of right now.  4 (small) of them on a carabiner in my camping gear (with some550  paracord) now.

Here's a suitably cheesey US promo (but they really do work this quickly and easily, very intuitive and fiendishly simply).
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UJ7kmcHasRM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UJ7kmcHasRM&rel=1</a>

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