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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1100 on: December 09, 2014, 05:28:07 pm »
Nikki, should you be desirous of a click stand, I have one that I made earlier.
You would be very welcome to have it as,I am hopeful that, the trike will stand up on it's own.
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clarion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1101 on: December 09, 2014, 05:31:27 pm »
I, too, have a slightly cracked pole section :facepalm: :-[

Fortunately, we have some spares from the not-GT.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1102 on: December 09, 2014, 06:12:05 pm »
Nikki, should you be desirous of a click stand, I have one that I made earlier.
You would be very welcome to have it as,I am hopeful that, the trike will stand up on it's own.

I am not in need of a click stand at this time, but thank you for the offer. I will definitely one day need a thing that must be planed, drilled or whatnotted with some of your engineering kit, though. Would be rude not to  ;D

Oh, and if the trike's remaining upright we're not trying hard enough with the Comedy Off-Road  :demon:

I, too, have a slightly cracked pole section :facepalm: :-[

Excellent! Lightweight racing poohsticks at dawn!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1103 on: December 09, 2014, 09:59:23 pm »
I've bought a Hilleberg Allak as a replacement for a 1985 (ish) TN Quasar that died of flysheet proofing rot.
Not arrived yet, but I've had the "on its way" phone call  :thumbsup:.


Nice tent! :)

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Somewhere else was Alpenstock (Stockport).
Email enquiring, a "not in stock, have to order from Sweden" reply more or less by return, replied saying "How long?, Feb deadline", got a reply after 2 days saying "in stock in Sweden, it will take a week or so", so I ordered by phone, and it's taken just over a week.
Not only did Alpenstock actually take an interest in selling me a tent in an efficient manner, they were cheaper too.

I don't know what was going on at Trekitt, but I wasn't very impressed. If they didn't want to order in from Sweden, they should have said so straight away.

I've had excellent service from Alpenstock in the past  :)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1104 on: December 09, 2014, 10:42:22 pm »
Alpenstock are excellent.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1105 on: December 23, 2014, 01:54:58 pm »
Earlier this year Pauline got us a Wicki Up 4 tent for our joint tours. I also used it a few times on my own and really liked it although it was a little on the large size for a solo tent. So I have treated myself to a Wicki Up 3 for my solo tours. Hopefully it will be just as good but slightly lighter and smaller.

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1106 on: December 24, 2014, 03:54:48 pm »
Earlier this year Pauline got us a Wicki Up 4 tent for our joint tours. I also used it a few times on my own and really liked it although it was a little on the large size for a solo tent. So I have treated myself to a Wicki Up 3 for my solo tours. Hopefully it will be just as good but slightly lighter and smaller.

wow you certainly treated yourself well thats one hell of a tent.
have a great christmas Alan give my regards to Pauline .hopefully join you sometime next year .
 anto.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1107 on: December 27, 2014, 03:05:32 pm »
Earlier this year Pauline got us a Wicki Up 4 tent for our joint tours. I also used it a few times on my own and really liked it although it was a little on the large size for a solo tent. So I have treated myself to a Wicki Up 3 for my solo tours. Hopefully it will be just as good but slightly lighter and smaller.

Looks very like my Shangri-La 3.  Loads of room, but the lack of a porch is a nuisance, so I prefer to use mine as a single skin, with a 3/4 bathtub groundsheet.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1108 on: December 28, 2014, 12:11:57 pm »
I had a SL 3 with an oooworks inner but didn't get on with it, I had a few issues with zip placements and poor manufacture. IMO Wicki Up is a better made tent and the 4 is great but I will let you know how the 3 fairs after a few nights camping.

BTW Golite have now filed for bankruptcy.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1109 on: December 28, 2014, 12:52:43 pm »
Yes I saw that about Golite.    My groundsheet was from Oookworks,  though sadly recent reports suggest he's best avoided if you actually want to receive an item this decade.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1110 on: January 08, 2015, 11:18:23 am »
Technically not bought today but purchased and received over the Christmas period.
Tent a Vango Banshee 200 2014 model
Stove Trangia 27-1 UL   

Mad cyclist

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1111 on: January 19, 2015, 11:11:15 pm »
Just bought some new rear Revolution Adventure Welded Panniers today, to replace my cheap Lidl panniers

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1112 on: January 19, 2015, 11:39:57 pm »
From alpkit

2x Hunka (1 xl 1 normal)
Brukit
LHfoon
2x Airlock Xtra (1 tapered 1 normal)
Koala
Stem Cell
Dual straps

From snugpak

2x travelpak 3

Still umming and ahhing over sleeping mat - probably going to be a Exped Synmat UL7. Got a thermarest for mini-mekon. Hope to do a bike bivvy thing with him in the half term.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1113 on: January 20, 2015, 07:33:48 am »
Woo! Sounds like fun  :D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1114 on: January 20, 2015, 04:43:59 pm »
Brukit
LHfoon
I recommend some Thermawrap to make a pouch cosy with, to keep your meals warm whilst they are rehydrating/being eaten.
(unit price is a lot lower from B&Q etc, but absolute price is higher)

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1115 on: January 30, 2015, 10:56:45 pm »
NeoAir XLite mat
2x Airlok Xtra 20l bags
Rig 7 tarp, Fredd paracord, ypegs, miniclippers
some line-loks
Goudon 20l drybag rucksack.

Just need a gas canister and I'm good to go

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1116 on: March 08, 2015, 07:53:57 am »
I've been pondering extensions for the Seedhouse as the porch design is the one niggle I have with it. Have just bought a Gelert Mini Canopy - not sure how it'll play with the front of the tent, but for a fiver I reckoned it was worth a punt and possibly a bit of customisation if required!

BrianI

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1117 on: March 08, 2015, 05:08:54 pm »
Yes, a new camping stove!   :thumbsup:

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Also had a browse at some tents, trying now to decide on whether to go for Vango Tempest 200, Wild Country Hoolie 2, or North Ridge Torré Lite. (I'm planning a spot of camping over the summer, mainly car based, so 2 man tent for a bit of extra space for myself!)

 :)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1118 on: March 08, 2015, 05:37:17 pm »
Nice stove! :thumbsup:
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BrianI

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1119 on: March 08, 2015, 06:13:48 pm »
Nice stove! :thumbsup:

Thanks!

I was going to go for a £20 Vango Folding Gas Stove, however I saw this one in Tiso, thought I'd treat myself to something a little more upmarket!   :thumbsup:

It certainly boiled the mug of water rather quickly once I replaced the near empty ancient gas cylinder with one slightly less old but full!   :D

Dave_C

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1120 on: March 11, 2015, 01:41:26 pm »
Nice, does it come with windsheilds and bag etc??

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BrianI

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lepidopterist Man!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1121 on: March 11, 2015, 05:42:32 pm »
Nice, does it come with windsheilds and bag etc??

Dave C

Doesn't come with a windshield. Has a wee storage bag.

Have added a £2.50 Karrimor Folding Windsheild to my field & trek order, should be getting my new tent in a few days!

http://www.fieldandtrek.com/wild-country-trisar-2-tent-783211?colcode=78321116

Vince

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1122 on: March 16, 2015, 09:09:53 pm »
Therm-a-rest Neoair Camper sleeping mat.

Just going to see if I can fettle an inflater out of an old sleeping bag bag and a piece of inner tube - Too cheap to pay 25 Euros for the proper thing.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

BrianI

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1123 on: March 23, 2015, 04:48:19 pm »
A bit more camping gear today!

Snugpak Chrysalis 3 sleeping bag, and a Thermarest Neoair Venture mat! 



Pretty much set now!

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1124 on: April 14, 2015, 11:56:24 pm »
A new burner for my Trangia to replace the original which had split around the join.
216km from Marsh Gibbon