Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 190084 times)

LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #275 on: June 16, 2011, 10:15:01 pm »
A new stove, Downmat sleeping mats, and a new sleeping bag for me.  With the insurance money for my dead Pompino.   :thumbsup:

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #276 on: June 18, 2011, 03:42:49 pm »
Two little folding stools, end of stock and being sold off for £1 each.
A thingy for putting on the bottom of gas canisters to make them wider and more stable.
A self inflating mat going cheap in T K Maxx plus a bright pink Mini Maglite which will make excellent presents.

I don't know if all T K Maxx's stock similar things at the same time but there was quite a bit of camping gear in this one (Oldham).
Plenty of mats, sleeping bag liners, stuff sacks, dry bags, travel towels etc etc.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #277 on: June 18, 2011, 08:24:34 pm »
I always seem to miss the uber bargains at TKMax  :'(
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #278 on: June 20, 2011, 01:08:37 pm »
Spare tent pegs of the Hilleberg Y variety and a large version of the Exped pillow which I think is even better than the Ajungilak pillows that we already have.   

GrahamG

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #279 on: June 23, 2011, 10:34:57 am »
Just had my 1.3kg MSR Microzoid tiny 1 man tent arrive - officially the audaxing tent for PBP and accommodation for rides further afield.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #280 on: June 23, 2011, 11:43:56 am »
I have a kelly kettle, 2.5pint variety. Now I need to work out some way of strapping it to outside of saddlebag (and hence take on Sat night ride, if I go).

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LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #281 on: June 23, 2011, 04:00:25 pm »
Yes, a small backpacking tent. 

Don't tell Crusty.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #282 on: June 23, 2011, 04:03:45 pm »
why, are you planning on leaving him behind?
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LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #283 on: June 23, 2011, 04:08:08 pm »
yes

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #284 on: June 26, 2011, 10:03:27 am »
Well, it was yesterday now. A 3/4 Alpkit sleeping mat. Packs so much smaller than my current old roll up self inflating one, and I couldn't feel my hip bone when lying on it.

Having seen the head torches on the ride last night, I'll be back at the stand again today....
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #285 on: June 26, 2011, 12:18:24 pm »
A bivvy bag (jogler made me get it!), a spork, and a stuffsack from the Alpkit stand.

I nearly bought the titanium mug as well. 

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #286 on: June 26, 2011, 12:22:37 pm »
A bivvy bag (jogler made me get it!), a spork, and a stuffsack from the Alpkit stand.

I nearly bought the titanium mug as well. 
You won't regret the bivvy bag - I bought a Hunka XL (on account of being a fat bastard) a while ago and it's the absolute business. I'm still considering titanium mugs and the like ...

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #287 on: June 26, 2011, 09:40:29 pm »
Three headtorches from Alpkit.  That looks like a good unit.
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PH

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #288 on: June 26, 2011, 09:48:44 pm »
Alpkit seemed to have had a fair bit of our money, it was nice to see them back again.  I picked up a couple of stuff sacks and some Y pegs.  I was also tempted by a Ti mug to go with he Ti spork from the last time they were there.  I also bought the Ti folding chopsticks, as a present for someone who has everything, they are superbly ridiculous, though they said they'd sold well.

Kim

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #289 on: June 27, 2011, 06:34:05 pm »
Just ordered a couple of replacement o-rings and a webbing strap for my Trangia, which were damaged during a weekend of progressive Trangia incompetence.

Top tip: If the valve on the trangia fuel bottle doesn't appear to be doing anything, especially if the contents have been warmed so as to be under some pressure, don't peer into the outlet with your remaing eye.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #290 on: June 27, 2011, 09:12:25 pm »
No, but some camper has got home (from Glasto I bet) and put their Quechua pop up tent for three people out in the street. It lay there for two hours so now we've picked it up - about £65 new. A light smattering of mud at the entrance otherwise perfect. Well, it won't fit in a pannier.... but otherwise...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #291 on: June 27, 2011, 09:31:39 pm »
Umm, I don't suppose it was out to air/dry out was it?

Which reminds me, I haven't had a chance to dry my tent after my camping trip as it's been mega windy, bet it stinks by now.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #292 on: June 27, 2011, 09:43:40 pm »
Umm, I don't suppose it was out to air/dry out was it?

Nope, in its bag on the pavement, sitting in a location in that 'please can someone give this object a home' kind of way.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #293 on: June 27, 2011, 09:47:01 pm »
Not today, but over the weekend I acquired an Alpkit 3/4 mat, a headtorch (bought for me by MFWHTBAB) and a Ti Spork. 

The only other places I bought anything were the saddlebag sale and the food wagons!
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #294 on: June 28, 2011, 01:54:22 pm »
At York I acquired a new tent (a Berghaus Peak 2.1) and some titanium cutlery...
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #295 on: June 28, 2011, 02:01:51 pm »
I managed to avoid any spending on camping (or indeed bike) STUFF, by simple virtue of taking two small people with me:
a) they got bored very quickly in the trade tents and needed to be taken elsewhere before inappropriate behaviour (or frivolous spending) could take place
b) we chose to buy said small people fish'n'chips from the van resulting in a significant slimming of the wallet
c) I indulged said smalls in a go on the bouncy castles, thus depleting to near-zero the contents of the wallet

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #296 on: June 28, 2011, 06:29:35 pm »
Umm, I don't suppose it was out to air/dry out was it?

Nope, in its bag on the pavement, sitting in a location in that 'please can someone give this object a home' kind of way.

Fair enough. To be fair I thought that'd be the case, was just a thought.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #297 on: June 28, 2011, 09:36:55 pm »
At York I acquired a new tent (a Berghaus Peak 2.1) and some titanium cutlery...


And other half said? ......... ::-)
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #298 on: June 28, 2011, 10:28:05 pm »
had a vango airbeam infinity 800 arrive today and i've ordered the additional canopy on instruction of shmbo.

vango diabolo 600 now on ebay (same user name as here)…
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #299 on: June 29, 2011, 07:28:41 am »
At York I acquired a new tent (a Berghaus Peak 2.1) and some titanium cutlery...


And other half said? ......... ::-)

I think I managed to get it past him without noticing....  :thumbsup:
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