Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 186609 times)

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1025 on: March 06, 2014, 11:39:17 pm »
I've bought the green one but in normal rather than long length (now sold out)

Unfortunately I received my first card from the courier this morning. Lets see what happens next time
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1026 on: March 06, 2014, 11:47:52 pm »
I went for the red one in normal length. I decided that comfort trumps weight, as it's a bit thicker.

Have gone for the collect in store option so I don't have to faff with couriers!

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1027 on: March 07, 2014, 09:40:50 am »
Thanks chaps, I have a store in Edinburgh (though the website denys this!) so I'm going to pop along at lunchtime.

Turns out we don't have a store in Edinburgh, so will try ordering online.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1028 on: March 07, 2014, 01:37:05 pm »
a litre of meths for the trangia and a petzl light.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1029 on: March 07, 2014, 08:46:32 pm »
Peak Oyl descriptors are American so mine is a Mtn Regular 51 x 183 x 3.8cm, 690g R rating 3.5-5.0 Temp > 0 F Temp> -18C 4 season.
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Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1030 on: March 10, 2014, 07:36:55 pm »
Well my Petite lite arrived today. Says its 122cm in the literature but my its longer than I expected!! I am 6ft or 183cm tall.

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Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1031 on: March 12, 2014, 12:17:00 pm »
Not really camping gear but just ordered a couple of

Alpkit Airloc Xtra bags.

They were much cheeper than I thought so I have ordered an 8ltr and a 20ltr. The aim is to put sleeping bag and bivi in the 8ltr on my handlebars and the 20ltr on the top of my Topeak Beam Rack . I was going to use a pannier but found that the sides come off easily with the hex key bolt, and this Airloc bag should sit nicely on top.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1032 on: March 12, 2014, 11:31:13 pm »

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1033 on: March 13, 2014, 01:46:18 pm »
A smaller fuel bottle, the better to carry on a bike - it fits in a standard bottle cage.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1034 on: March 13, 2014, 03:00:24 pm »
a potlifter, a long spoon and a stove lighter

You light your stoves with the long spoon?  How multi-functional! ;D
Getting there...

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1035 on: March 13, 2014, 03:24:49 pm »
a potlifter, a long spoon and a stove lighter

You light your stoves with the long spoon?  How multi-functional! ;D

Yehh!! :D

I bought a flint striker after years of damp matches and then having to buy flare matches, which don't work as well as one would hope.

This is what I have: flint striker
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1036 on: March 14, 2014, 07:46:18 pm »
Flints are no good for pressurised white gas stoves, though; with those, the main thing is to have the flame at the burner before you turn on the fuel, otherwise you can get a very alarming fireball.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1037 on: March 15, 2014, 01:10:02 am »
You light your stoves with the long spoon?  How multi-functional! ;D
Oops! Must have been a copy error - shift-C or something :-[
Sparker, as on a lighter. I've never really got on with the rod and scraper type of sparker.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1038 on: March 15, 2014, 01:15:56 am »
Flints are no good for pressurised white gas stoves, though; with those, the main thing is to have the flame at the burner before you turn on the fuel, otherwise you can get a very alarming fireball.
Yes indeed.
The technique is to have a sufficient quantity of priming fuel that it doesn't burn out before the burner is hot, and use the sparker to light the priming fuel.
(it is quite likely that I'm used to different pressure stoves than you, so YMMV)

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1039 on: March 16, 2014, 08:34:32 am »
I use the flint sparker on my MSR Whisperlite Universal just fine. It has a priming bowl at th foot of the stove. You open the pressurised tap for half a second and then close. This fills the bowl, which lights with a spark. Simples.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1040 on: April 03, 2014, 09:51:01 pm »
Flints are no good for pressurised white gas stoves, though; with those, the main thing is to have the flame at the burner before you turn on the fuel, otherwise you can get a very alarming fireball.

The simmer control on my MSR Dragonfly is precise enough that I can easily get just the right amount of fuel in the cup to light it off with a flint sparker. The simmer control also lets me add a small quantity of fuel after the primer fuel is lit, without creating quite such a massive fireball. The massive fireball can be fun, though, as long as you're ready for it.

My recent purchases: Marmot Plasma 30 sleeping bag (water repellent 875 fill power down, water repellent shell, comfort rating of -1 degree C), and a Black Diamond Icon headlamp (head torch?). Do NOT turn on the Icon while looking at the bulb, unless you have plenty of spare time to let the spots clear from your vision. The Icon is more of a true mountaineering/caving headlamp, for trips where one expects to be routefinding or traveling in the dark. The Black Diamond Storm is probably a better choice for the cycle tourist, etc. who wants something for around the campsite after dark, or who might be traveling after dark. 

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1041 on: May 01, 2014, 09:11:22 am »
On Saturday I bought 4 Vango Banshee 300s for the Explorer Scouts.

I just hope they look after them  :-\
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mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1042 on: May 01, 2014, 09:36:37 am »
Vangos to tend to be the more scout-proof than most IME
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1043 on: May 01, 2014, 06:48:36 pm »
A couple of gas canisters, two for six quid at Wilko.

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1044 on: May 02, 2014, 08:56:35 pm »
I bought a Platypus, one of the glasses straps to keep my specs on and a new aluminium camping panset. Dome Cookset by Go Systems.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1045 on: May 03, 2014, 07:51:13 pm »
A chair; for all the sitting around I'm going to be doing at Long Itchington.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1046 on: May 06, 2014, 05:07:07 pm »
Vangos to tend to be the more scout-proof than most IME

I've always bought Vangos for the Scout Group, Reasonably priced and dependable. Easy enough for the kids to manage themselves and all cos I don't mind putting up a tent or two but have nightmares about having to put up dozens, some of which were greenlanders.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1047 on: May 11, 2014, 12:28:24 pm »
MSR Titan Kettle and mug  :thumbsup:

MercuryKev

  • Maxin' n Audaxin'
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1048 on: May 11, 2014, 06:23:13 pm »
MSR Titan Kettle and mug  :thumbsup:


I've got a few Ti pots but my Titan Kettle is my favorite.  I love how the lid stays on when you pure out the water, big enough for a dehydrated meal and cup of tea, and you can store your stove in it or a big cannister.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1049 on: May 11, 2014, 07:12:46 pm »
An Exped Schnozzel valve adaptor, as it seems to be the right size for mating the electric pump with a Downmat's inlet, and a lot less fiddly than MacGyvering a spare inner tube (which is in itself less effort than all the CPR required by the built-in pump).
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