Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 222595 times)

RichForrest

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #950 on: August 10, 2013, 12:41:14 am »
A 4 season sleeping bag reduced from £120 to £30 in the Gooutdoors sale
Looks like I'll be out in the cold over the winter, planning to get to the ALC early birds meet in January.
Dawn sayd I can go on my own  ;D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #951 on: August 13, 2013, 10:43:34 pm »
Some bacon and a couple of packets of Minstrels :)  :thumbsup:

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #952 on: August 19, 2013, 01:16:46 pm »
alpkit y beam tent pegs - hoping these will be able to get into the ground without folding in hald like the ones supplied with my vango banshee.

alpkit torch lantern thing - looks pretty good for 12 quid, except i bought it with the intention of hanging it up on a hook in my tent which doesnt exist.

Jaded

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #953 on: August 19, 2013, 09:31:46 pm »
Some clam cleats, following recommendation on here, by andrewc I think.

They haven't arrived yet.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #954 on: August 19, 2013, 11:13:46 pm »
Some clam cleats, following recommendation on here, by andrewc I think.
Actual cleats, like these, or pegs?

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #955 on: August 21, 2013, 09:06:49 pm »
Ali tent pegs sports direct 'sale'
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Jaded

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #956 on: August 21, 2013, 09:43:16 pm »
Some clam cleats, following recommendation on here, by andrewc I think.
Actual cleats, like these, or pegs?
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Tent pegs - they look great. Blue.

Can't wait to try them out, but will have to.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #957 on: August 22, 2013, 05:16:04 pm »
Tent pegs - they look great. Blue.
Can't wait to try them out, but will have to.
Those Y pegs are good. The only problem is that they can be a bit hard on the hands if you just push them in.

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #958 on: August 22, 2013, 05:18:41 pm »
Y pegs make no sense. They offer nothing over V pegs.

I've just bought a Primus Trek Kettle as I wanted a frying pan.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #959 on: August 22, 2013, 05:28:08 pm »
IME they do as effectively having a 'spine' they are far more resistant to bending.

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #960 on: August 22, 2013, 05:34:26 pm »
This is git scientific, I know, but I've got a dozen of each - 3 Y pegs are bent, 0 V pegs.

The weak point at the top is noticeably bigger on V pegs.

LEE

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #961 on: August 22, 2013, 05:48:07 pm »
Those Y pegs are good. The only problem is that they can be a bit hard on the hands if you just push them in.

That's what cycle mitts and SPD cleats are for.

You push them in with the leather padded bit of your mitt then hit them with your cycling shoe.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #962 on: August 22, 2013, 05:49:26 pm »
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.

Decided I didn't like the Solar with it's slow set up also never really been a fan of TN. Went back to where he got it from had a refund. then visited Trekitts in Hereford. There purchased a Hilleberg Anjan 2gt. If I am allowed an emergency tent it might as well be a good one.  :thumbsup: They did a good deal and very friendly lot.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #963 on: August 22, 2013, 06:38:08 pm »
   ;D nice emergency tent!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #964 on: August 25, 2013, 04:52:26 am »
One stainless steel pot: MSR Alpine Stowaway 1.6L

I don't like titanium (I have one smaller pot) neither "hard-anodised aluminium" (my frying pan got completely bended in less than a week). So a bit extra weight but more durability and better heat transmission with this pot, I hope.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #965 on: September 03, 2013, 10:39:56 am »
IME they do as effectively having a 'spine' they are far more resistant to bending.

^this. The second moment of area must be better on a comparable sized Y than a V

DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #966 on: September 03, 2013, 11:10:32 pm »
Anyone want to buy a GSI Soloist panset?


JT

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DaleFTW

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #969 on: September 08, 2013, 11:20:19 pm »
Aye, it's good. Pan, mug, spork, lid, water bag. I'd even throw in a homemade pot cosy and windshield.

I wanted a frying pan lid, so I've moved to a Primus Trek Kettle.

clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #970 on: September 10, 2013, 09:53:14 pm »
Not bought: Made for us, which is so very kind.

Made by Hazel Constance, no less, the author of 'Gear For Outdoors & How To Make It' and 'Modern Lightweight Camping'.


DSCF1970 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr

Not sure how well you can see from that, but it's a camping cot, made from a self-inflating mattress with detachable sides held by lightweight poles, and it all fits into a tent bag.  There are even angled sides to replace the rectangular ones for when he grows and needs a childbed.

It will be coming out with us this summer, I think, if I get in any state to go camping.
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Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #971 on: September 10, 2013, 09:57:10 pm »
How utterly splendid  :thumbsup:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fboab

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #972 on: September 11, 2013, 09:38:18 am »
You do know they crawl after about 8 months, don't you? (6 if you're unlucky).
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LEE

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #973 on: September 11, 2013, 09:58:07 am »
You do know they crawl after about 8 months, don't you? (6 if you're unlucky).

Not a problem, it's for Clarion.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #974 on: September 11, 2013, 09:59:14 pm »
You do know they crawl after about 8 months, don't you? (6 if you're unlucky).
You've seen our tent - there's nowhere for him to crawl to!
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