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Oaky

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #925 on: July 14, 2013, 11:25:39 pm »
Although Shaggy's grimace is the same as OD's default photo face.

I thought that too initially until i remembered you were Shaggy.

Unless you want to be Daphne?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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bloomers100

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #926 on: July 15, 2013, 07:20:35 am »
I'll be whoever you want me to be Thelma.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #927 on: July 19, 2013, 11:55:25 am »
Not actually brought it but my son has given me a belated birthday present of a Solar Competition 2 tent. He says it is for carrying as an emergency shelter if I can't find other accommodation.
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DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #928 on: July 19, 2013, 12:20:47 pm »
Currently hunting for a good titanium spork. Does it exist?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #929 on: July 19, 2013, 12:24:19 pm »
Currently hunting for a good titanium spork. Does it exist?

I like my Snow Peak spork.


billplumtree

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #931 on: July 19, 2013, 01:03:45 pm »
I like Keith Titanium. Simply because it's called Keith Titanium.

No.  Definitely, absolutely, a bit fat NO.  Naming bikes is fine, everyone should do it;  naming tents is a bit of a grey area.  But I am not going to start naming my sporks.

clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #932 on: July 19, 2013, 01:30:26 pm »
We have a Light My Fire Ti spork.  I don't like it for eating with, but it's great for cooking.
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DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #933 on: July 19, 2013, 01:49:23 pm »
I think I have the plastic version. That's not a spork  :hand:

clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #934 on: July 19, 2013, 01:54:55 pm »
The LMF not a spork? :o

It's the definitive item!
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DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #935 on: July 19, 2013, 02:16:30 pm »
The LMF not a spork? :o

It's the definitive item!

Its a spoon and a fork (and a knife). There's no integration...

clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #936 on: July 19, 2013, 02:18:40 pm »
Not so.  While there is a spoon on one end, which is damn useful, the other end incorporates a fork with tines that work, enough of a bowl to be moderately useful, and a serrated cutting edge (not serrated on the Ti version).

Actually, I tend to use the back of the 'spoon' end for buttering duties.
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #937 on: July 21, 2013, 12:52:50 pm »
Not bought by me, but the SmallestCub received from Granny Annie, for his 6th birthday present, his very own tin mug and spork.  This gift arrived in his hands two days after the birthday itself, since the Cubs had been away at their dad's until that point.  It got unwrapped from its paper, admired, then immediately packed in a rucksack and taken for its first ever night under canvas :D

interzen

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #938 on: July 21, 2013, 01:40:48 pm »
Not bought by me, but the SmallestCub received from Granny Annie, for his 6th birthday present, his very own tin mug and spork.  This gift arrived in his hands two days after the birthday itself, since the Cubs had been away at their dad's until that point.  It got unwrapped from its paper, admired, then immediately packed in a rucksack and taken for its first ever night under canvas :D
How long d'you reckon it'll be until he asks for/demands an upgrade to titanium? :)

(along similar lines, I've just ordered a set of titanium pegs from Alpkit)

Pedal Castro

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #939 on: July 24, 2013, 12:04:34 pm »
I have also just ordered Ti spikes from Alpkit  ;D having just returned with 10 bent Al ones, this dry hot weather has made the ground pretty hard!

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #940 on: July 24, 2013, 08:52:25 pm »
Is there anyone, bar Alpkit, making Ti V-pegs at a sane price?

Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #941 on: July 26, 2013, 12:51:53 am »
Bought last week, but unboxed and tested today: A standard cheap plastic airbed, GampingGaz-branded.  Chosen primarily on the basis of width and thickness: barakta's shoulders, for the preservation of (when motor-assisted camping in a tent-you-can-stand-up-in).

While the gear freak in me would much prefer an Alpkit Dozer or something, prior experience suggests that this is actually the best option for a decent night's sleep with a minimum of painkillers and crunchiness in the morning (which translates to ability to do things like ride bikes).  It's also a fraction of the price, and a fraction as durable.  Thermal insulation can be had in the form of heavy sleeping bags.  It'll do.

I'm quite impressed with the valve design, which while not entirely barakta-friendly does allow you to disconnect the pump (yes, you need one of those too) without accidental deflation.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #942 on: July 26, 2013, 07:37:03 am »
We've toured with an inflatable airbed and pump. You can improve insulation by putting a blanket either on or under the airbed.  :)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #943 on: July 26, 2013, 07:47:51 am »
We have a Light My Fire Ti spork.  I don't like it for eating with, but it's great for cooking.

We have three.  Great for cooking and eating imo.  :thumbsup:

clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #944 on: July 26, 2013, 10:00:20 am »
It's personal choice.  I find Ti leaves a taste in the mouth, which is why we don't use Butterfly's lovely Ti mug.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #945 on: July 26, 2013, 10:09:02 am »
Hmmm - I had not noticed as such.    I will have to do a test now...   

RichForrest

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #946 on: July 27, 2013, 01:36:24 pm »
Just been into Gocamping and got a Zephyros 1 man tent http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/wild-country-zephyros-1-backpacking-tent-p204342

It's listed as £108 but managed to get it for £80.10 due to their price guarantee + 10% deal  :thumbsup:

It's listed online at Sports direct for £85 so asked for the discount and got it  ;D ;D


interzen

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #947 on: July 27, 2013, 02:25:02 pm »
Is there anyone, bar Alpkit, making Ti V-pegs at a sane price?
Not that I'm aware of, although having said that I haven't had a look on fleaBay.

If you're after some Ti V-pegs then I have a set of 10 Alpkit ones that are a) have never been used and b) are unlikely to get used 'cos I've got some Ti spikes and they're a bit more suited to my particular use-case than the V-pegs.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #948 on: August 05, 2013, 02:29:43 pm »
Coughed up for some Coleman fuel to clear out my multi-fuel stove after chucking petrol through it for months. £8 a litre!

Wowbagger

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #949 on: August 09, 2013, 02:35:17 pm »

That's Oaky in the front seat, I'm sure OD is in there somewhere, probably Scooby Doo himself!

Indeed. That's a lightly modified reindeer costume.
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