Author Topic: Bought any camping gear today?  (Read 186572 times)

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #325 on: June 30, 2011, 03:11:01 pm »
I reckon a Volvo qualifies as a "bigger battery".
I'm going to keep you two apart if you are going to conspire in that manner ;D

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #326 on: June 30, 2011, 08:18:02 pm »
Big sign outside Sports direct AT LEAST 70% OFF EVERYTHING............until you look at the camping gear inside which is full price.. strewth.
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #327 on: June 30, 2011, 08:22:39 pm »
mrs. jogler is moving in the opposite direction.Because she won't tow the caravan & I'm riding there(Tan Hill),we are both kipping inna tent for the first time in years this weekend.


Well, MFWHTBAB said fairly early in our relationship that he didn't do camping.  When I was invited on a camping trip, he said he'd like to come, and bless him, he never complained. He did say afterwards that he still disliked camping, but the good company made up for it. He even looked at Alpkit mats at the Rally (only looked mind, but he tried one out (the Numo) and said it was much better than any airbed he'd ever tried.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #328 on: June 30, 2011, 08:25:44 pm »
He even looked at Alpkit mats at the Rally (only looked mind, but he tried one out (the Numo) and said it was much better than any airbed he'd ever tried.

You know what happens when people try Downmats, right?   ;D
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #329 on: July 01, 2011, 08:13:47 am »
They start creaking? ;)
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #330 on: July 01, 2011, 03:22:58 pm »
They start creaking? ;)

In my defence, the Downmat was only that noisy because I was failing to sleep, because I'd gone to bed about 4 hours too early on account of the weather.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #331 on: July 01, 2011, 03:26:59 pm »
You should hear a Fell Club meet, with the tents all close together, and the snoring, farting and Downmat creaking creating a cacophony... ;D
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Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #332 on: July 01, 2011, 03:28:50 pm »
I bought a non-stick mess tim and a new compact thermos for the Dun Run yesterday.
The mess tin was an indulgence because my old pans are stainless and are impossible to get clean quickly after the sort of brew up I normally do on the way to Dunwich.
So I've lost space to the mess tin and gained it back with the thermos!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #333 on: July 02, 2011, 09:28:22 am »
...for the Dun Run yesterday.   The mess tin was an indulgence because my old pans are stainless and are impossible to get clean quickly after the sort of brew up I normally do on the way to Dunwich. ...

What are you brewing that requires extensive cleaning? :o

I generally find hot water reasonably easy to clean out.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #334 on: July 03, 2011, 01:26:20 pm »
Not really camping stuff, but I bought some shoes! I needed a pair of cheap plimsolls, having omitted to send any shoes ahead of me for this week and not fancying walking in cleats all week, so we went to ASDA. And I found my plimmies, but also a pair of slip on shoes, with a slim velcro strap across the foot, looking almost like slippers or dancing pumps, but with a thicker trainer-like sole. They struck me as ideal for evening wear when touring or camping, as they are very flat so they'll push down the side of a pannier or whatnot, and the soles look tough enough for wandering about on grass. For £10, they may not be very robust, but I reckoned they were worth a try. For once, the bizarre design urge to mix girly-dainty with chunky-outdoors seems to make sense.

If I had a baby elephant, it could help me wash the car. If I had a car.

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Pedaldog

  • M' back!
  • Head Banger.
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #335 on: July 03, 2011, 02:30:05 pm »
You should hear a Fell Club meet, with the tents all close together, and the snoring, farting and Downmat creaking creating a cacophony... ;D

You mean "Symphony" really don't you?  I pride myself with being able, apparently, to snore the full length of Edith Piaff's "Non, je ne regrette rien!" on a good night!

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #336 on: July 04, 2011, 11:43:40 am »
...for the Dun Run yesterday.   The mess tin was an indulgence because my old pans are stainless and are impossible to get clean quickly after the sort of brew up I normally do on the way to Dunwich. ...

What are you brewing that requires extensive cleaning? :o

I generally find hot water reasonably easy to clean out.

OK "brew" was really the wrong term, but chicken curry has proven to be a pain to clean out of the pan for example. Too much localised heat from the stove tends to caramelise food onto it.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #337 on: July 04, 2011, 12:01:00 pm »
You should hear a Fell Club meet, with the tents all close together, and the snoring, farting and Downmat creaking creating a cacophony... ;D

We shared the backpackers' field at Watlington with a robust contingent of the Fell Club this weekend.  I heard no snoring, farting or creaking, despite having been awake for most of the night.  The main noises were, until 2.30am, the leavers' party at Icknield Community College and, from about 4.30am, the support crew for a charity bike ride who were getting themselves ready and had their van engine running about 15 yards from my tent for over an hour.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #338 on: July 07, 2011, 03:43:37 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)
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LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #339 on: July 07, 2011, 03:45:52 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)

Whoa.  Now that's fringe.

Simonb

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #340 on: July 07, 2011, 03:50:54 pm »
Bought a side panel for our lovely Cabanon.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #341 on: July 07, 2011, 04:03:10 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)

Whoa.  Now that's fringe.

A lot of the meets are greenfield sites, sometimes beautiful and often very cheap, which don't have facilities. Having a solution means we don't have to hire a car each time and also makes us look hardcore and rugged ;D It also converts into a Kim style seat, which is sometimes useful :).
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

LindaG

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #342 on: July 07, 2011, 04:20:51 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)

Whoa.  Now that's fringe.


A lot of the meets are greenfield sites, sometimes beautiful and often very cheap, which don't have facilities. Having a solution means we don't have to hire a car each time and also makes us look hardcore and rugged ;D It also converts into a Kim style seat, which is sometimes useful :).

Those certificated sites with no loos.  Are they now open to you?

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #343 on: July 07, 2011, 04:23:40 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)

Whoa.  Now that's fringe.

For when a shewee and pub toilets just aren't enough... I approve.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #344 on: July 07, 2011, 04:36:44 pm »
I don't like to be excluded from things because I don't want a car. I like to make a point that motorisation is avoidable :).
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #345 on: July 07, 2011, 04:47:00 pm »
:thumbsup:

I suppose :-\

;D :-*

btw, did you see I added another episode to the story of our camping trip to a field with no toilet (I'm not sure I mentioned toilets, but there were some in the Old Boote ;D ).
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Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #346 on: July 07, 2011, 04:48:54 pm »
Bought a loo for cycle camping to C&CC DA and Youth meets.  :)

Gosh!  That makes the milk container I used on the Freeze your Bits Off camping trip look a bit poo!

It also makes the orange B&Q bucket we use for big tent camping look a bit inadequate!

thing1

  • aka Joth
    • TandemThings
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #347 on: July 09, 2011, 10:14:22 am »
MSR Alpine 4 Pot Set, just ordered from facewest.co.uk.

Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #348 on: July 09, 2011, 11:59:49 am »
Black diamond Bivy Sack, Hooped Bivy - Shelter - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. .

Should be good for short cycle tours and back country travel.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Bought any camping gear today?
« Reply #349 on: July 14, 2011, 04:31:01 pm »
One of these, and a little kettle.

Hope Mrs J doesn't mind me and Master J using it before we give it to her for her birthday.  ;D

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