Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 119554 times)

Karla

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1350 on: August 04, 2017, 11:16:40 pm »
A new end pole for my Terra Nova Laser, as one of the had broken on the flight home.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1351 on: August 12, 2017, 05:17:06 am »
A Sea to Summit Comfort Plus inflatable sleeping mat and a Jet Stream Pump Sack to inflate it. The pump sack doubles as a stuff sack for the deflated pad, which is cool. The pad, pump sack and a repair kit weigh about 450 grams/ 1 lb more than my Z-Lite foam pad, but takes up far less space. The smaller pack that I can use as a result will offer some if not all of the weight penalty, and I'm looking forward to a more comfortable night's sleep. I got both items at a heavily discounted price, or I quite likely wouldn't have bought them. I'll be spending 4 days/ 3 nights in the backcountry next week, I'll try to do a review of the pad and my new tent when I get back.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1352 on: August 28, 2017, 04:53:56 pm »
2x Klymit Static V Insulated Luxe mats, footprint for the Keron 3, Pillow cases for our Exped AirPillows, Tubus Tara front rack and Tubus Logo Evo for Liz's bike

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1353 on: August 28, 2017, 06:58:35 pm »
Dead mats seem to be fairly common, by internet account, and I'm sure that sitting half on a pillow and popping the baffles must also be relatively common.
Having done just that (hidden under the sleeping bag), I've replaced the Exped pillow by a Sea to Summit Aeros.
It's a more face friendly material, and seems to have a modicum of insulation inside

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1354 on: September 13, 2017, 08:06:51 pm »
I have bought a vango trek tarp . A single pole tarp designed to be pitched with the tent to give living and storage space. I intend also use it in conjunction with my Jupiter bivvi bag . :)
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Dave_C

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1355 on: October 23, 2017, 10:04:22 am »
I bought a 3x3 DD Tarp and DD Frontline Hammock this weekend. My son was away last week with scouts and came back raving about how great the hammock and tarps were. One of the other leaders had bought all DD's ex Demo/2nds stock so I bought a set before they were handed on to the Scout troop.

I had not bought one before as I own a Wild Country Zephyros 2 and didn't think the tarp and hammock would be that much smaller.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1356 on: October 27, 2017, 08:24:59 pm »
Not bought, but aquired, a primus 96 stove (probably 1950s), a gas barbeque and various camping gas stoves an lanterns including a big lamp onna stick.  :D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1357 on: October 27, 2017, 08:43:28 pm »
Not bought, but aquired, a primus 96 stove (probably 1950s), a gas barbeque and various camping gas stoves an lanterns including a big lamp onna stick.  :D


I set my sleeve on fire with a Primus 96  :thumbsup:     
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1358 on: October 28, 2017, 09:29:08 am »
Not bought, but aquired, a primus 96 stove (probably 1950s), a gas barbeque and various camping gas stoves an lanterns including a big lamp onna stick.  :D


I set my sleeve on fire with a Primus 96  :thumbsup:   
Great, you can show me how to work it! :)
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1359 on: October 29, 2017, 06:46:02 pm »
I bought a 3x3 DD Tarp and DD Frontline Hammock this weekend. My son was away last week with scouts and came back raving about how great the hammock and tarps were. One of the other leaders had bought all DD's ex Demo/2nds stock so I bought a set before they were handed on to the Scout troop.

I had not bought one before as I own a Wild Country Zephyros 2 and didn't think the tarp and hammock would be that much smaller.

The little one and I spent a night in the woods in my DD hammock and Alpkit Tarp. It was cosy but fun for a night. (I would include photos but I'd have to faff about hosting them on Flickr or some such)

In terms of packed size and weight, I wouldn't say that it is that much smaller than the Zephyros 2 but it's a bit different.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1360 on: November 01, 2017, 09:05:13 am »
Not 'Exactly'  , but after glowing reports about the British Army 'softie' jacket and the reports on 'sizing' I bought one a size smaller than I would have. What an amazing thing for less than £30.I wore it Sat night to an outdoor arts venue and it is sooo  warm,soft and lightweight. Intended to be my campsite  evening kit ( When I get a tent). Comes with a stuffsack as well.  Very pleased.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1361 on: November 02, 2017, 12:06:09 pm »
Did you buy your softie jacket on ebay? Can you share the seller please, and info on sizing? Thanks

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1362 on: November 02, 2017, 01:08:57 pm »
don't think it was a commercial seller,  I paid (bid up to,   ) £25.57 plus £3 postage, most go for around that, make  sure its go a stuff sack.I'm normally xl, but on advice on line I bought large and it was spot on.  Its a sort of mid layer jacket, so no  big jumpers under for me.I literally can not stop wearing it. There are different sorts,the plain softie green/sand, then there  a warmer later one,  then another arctic type one iirc. like  a
 Buffalo smock. this is a normal one,  so cozy.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. As said else where they are usually cleaned, etc,  but you can find NEW for around £38 posted.  Lots of sites if you google,ex-mil sites, all around the same price.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1363 on: November 02, 2017, 01:18:31 pm »
Cheers BP  :thumbsup:

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1364 on: November 02, 2017, 01:25:21 pm »
forgot to say,  the arms are nicely long, so  is the jacket, but with elastic slider things done up, it sits nicely like a bomber jacket. :thumbsup:

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1365 on: November 06, 2017, 08:48:54 am »
Yep!! ;D  just pulled the trigger on a new coleman Aravis 2 end of season sale jobby, £60 incl p+p :o  Now for the rest of my kit  :facepalm:

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1366 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:30 pm »
My old Black Diamond Storm headlamp died in Holland & I've not been able to get it working again, so a new one arrived today.  Sadly it's probably going back.  I ordered their latest model (350 lumen) which they have on their website & they've sent me the older 250 lumen one.   Still too many damn modes as well!
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1367 on: November 10, 2017, 10:29:37 pm »
just bought a Eurohike 500 down bag (no street cred but good reviews and large ) and silk liner from Millets,  on special with 50% off plus 15% discount, and free delivery, so all in for £66.   :thumbsup:

Polar Bear

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1368 on: November 10, 2017, 10:44:28 pm »
A Maplin branded led camping lantern with usb out for emergency phone charging to boot. Three levels of brightness, SOS flashing mode and it is waterproof, apparently.

I bought it for illuminating the shelter where we plan to eat our chip suppers through the winter with the added bonus of camping and power cut lighting practicality.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1369 on: November 11, 2017, 06:31:14 am »


I bought it for illuminating the shelter where we plan to eat our chip suppers through the winter with the added bonus of camping and power cut lighting practicality.
Am intrigued by the chip supper shelter. It's not camping I take it? A bijou country park palace? A seafront bus shelter?

Polar Bear

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1370 on: November 11, 2017, 09:16:49 am »
A less than bijou country park palace or bus shelter.  Hmmm, a rather long excursion for a sea front shelter from Rugby.   :D

We try to get out on Wednesday afternoons and we have a number of local chippy destinations for supper.   One is sheer luxury with added lighting and even a Costa nearby should warm drinks be needed but most are partly open bus or park shelters with no lighting. 
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1371 on: November 11, 2017, 10:27:16 am »
Thanks for the reply polar bear.enjoy your wednesday feasts

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #1372 on: November 11, 2017, 03:59:02 pm »
just bought Thermarest Prolite  mat, £51.82 free p+p. :o  ;D