Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 197365 times)

Speshact

  • Charlie
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #975 on: September 11, 2013, 11:21:39 pm »

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #976 on: September 20, 2013, 06:39:11 pm »
Early christmas present of a Trangia 25-2

And a wood burning stove of the bay for £18 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321201446487?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648
Will have to try it out later and see how it works.

Rich

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #977 on: September 21, 2013, 11:26:08 am »
Katadyn Vario water filter and a Patagonia Soft Shell (birthday yesterday ;D)

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #978 on: September 28, 2013, 06:21:54 pm »
Two Trangia 25s
160 tent pegs - That tent ain't gonna blow away agin! (Actually replacing all the bent pegs we incurred when pitching the Scout's tent in the rock of the Kent Show Ground)

and a ti spork for me.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #979 on: October 04, 2013, 08:25:08 pm »
2x 1l Nalgene bottles and 2x Thermos mugs

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #980 on: October 04, 2013, 11:44:13 pm »
Just ordered a new tent - "Luxe Mini Peak II".  :)

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #981 on: October 06, 2013, 03:14:28 pm »
Just ordered a new tent - "Luxe Mini Peak II".  :)

I'm just about to sell mine.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #982 on: October 07, 2013, 01:10:51 pm »
Just ordered a new tent - "Luxe Mini Peak II".  :)

I'm just about to sell mine.
??? Not to worry. Hopefully mine, will be with me today, depending on the courier van when he/she arrives. I really only wanted this tent or shelter for some good old cycle-touring, for next year. I've heard the Mini Peak II had issues with the mesh and hopefully there may of improved on that. Still, if the weather is kind at the weekend, I may pop it up and see how it looks. I have plans for walking the Cleveland Way, later this month, but I may scrap that and do the C2C instead and try out the Mini Peak II.

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #983 on: November 06, 2013, 09:40:35 am »
New stove. It weighs 10 grams at a cost of 20p.


DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #984 on: November 06, 2013, 09:45:54 am »


It works as well, which is always a bonus  :thumbsup:

Brings a mug (600ml-ish) of water to the boil in just under 6 minutes.

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #985 on: November 06, 2013, 09:52:07 am »
Now that I like!

Not sure it was pass risk assessment to do it with the Scouts though.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #986 on: November 06, 2013, 10:03:42 am »
Followed this video -

Been meaning to do it for a while, glad I did! I wanted a super small meths stove for a couple of overnight bikepacking trips.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #987 on: November 06, 2013, 12:39:09 pm »
How's the fuel consumption?  Previous forumites who've dabbled with those designs have found that the weight saving is quickly cancelled out by having to carry extra meths...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #988 on: November 06, 2013, 06:53:34 pm »
Very little tbh. I assume there's other burners out there that are even more frugal, but this will do me.

Certainly not after saving weight, just packs smaller. And meths is easier than gas to transport.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #989 on: November 25, 2013, 12:29:21 pm »
Merino baselayers from go outdoors

and a Titanium Spork :)

Am very warm and comfy.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #990 on: November 25, 2013, 03:56:08 pm »
Where are you wearing the spork? :o
Getting there...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #991 on: November 25, 2013, 04:09:09 pm »
I am using the spork to put tasty warm foodz in my cake hole.

While wearing lovely warm base layers.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #992 on: December 02, 2013, 11:41:19 am »
A Vango Omega 350

reduced to a reasonable (cheap) price online. I needed a tent a little more spacious for sharing with my girlfriend when on summer camp this year as a week sharing an Akto will be neither fun nor hygienic.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #993 on: December 10, 2013, 08:57:56 am »
2x Exped Downmat 7 LW's

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #994 on: December 23, 2013, 01:48:29 pm »
new Exped Synmatt ul7 from bikepacker super jobbi plus silk liner.
Down Quilt.
bib shorts.
thats about it until christmas day see if santy brought me anything.

happy christmas one and all.

anto.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #995 on: January 02, 2014, 10:45:57 am »
Didn't buy anything, but in the form of gifts for christmas.

Jetboil Zip, lovely is for micro adventures where the desire for tea is high but the willingness to carry the Trangia / Kelly Kettle is low.

Ticket to the Moon double hammock, beats either looking at each other across a gap or ending up on the floor trying to share a single hammock.

Not sure of the brand but a paraffin storm lantern, made in Germany smells wonderful produces a golden lovely light and is going to live with my tilley lamp.

A spork case, for saving myself from being stabbed by the titanium spork in my bag.

and finally a baby tea spork!! It's teh cutest.

Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #996 on: January 02, 2014, 04:12:40 pm »
Bought myself a cheap camping mat to replace my lovely Alpkit Numo which I lost on a train journey :(
Planning a few warm weather bugouts this year (vaguely, not actually planning..)
Also got some seam sealant to start refurbing my ancient tent.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #997 on: January 11, 2014, 02:44:03 pm »
Finally, a SVEA 123 (the "Swedish hand grenade") for the sensible price of £45.  This is the original made-in-Sweden one without the built-in cleaning needle, which is supposed to be more controllable than the current 123R.  Doesn't have the little aluminium pan but all sorts of things fit instead, probably my tin mug.

The seller has replaced the seals in the valve and the photos show it burning with a good strong blue flame.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #998 on: January 11, 2014, 02:53:22 pm »
Finally, a SVEA 123 (the "Swedish hand grenade") for the sensible price of £45.  This is the original made-in-Sweden one without the built-in cleaning needle, which is supposed to be more controllable than the current 123R.  Doesn't have the little aluminium pan but all sorts of things fit instead, probably my tin mug.

The seller has replaced the seals in the valve and the photos show it burning with a good strong blue flame.

A friend of mine used to use one when he was in the army.  It went nova in the middle of a tinder dry field in Cyprus.... ;D

Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #999 on: January 15, 2014, 01:15:38 pm »
New family tent - a Vaude Division Dome in the Cotswold sale.  Sleeps 5 with two bedrooms but not a monster tunnel tent - it's a dome so should be stable in the wind.  Need to wait for the weather to improve a bit then we can take the boy camping. :thumbsup: