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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. Bazz

    Bazz Bit of everything geek

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    I had to, the voices insisted I purchased this at all costs.
    Not new, but hey.

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  2. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    A few things.

    A bunch of printed Tyvek wristbands for an event next weekend.
    A new tent with extension, because mine is 25 years old and not weather proof at all anymore, and we got this one for a bargain
    A camping/hiking trip with the wife and my dad.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Planning on taking my eldest on her first camping trip soon - just one or two nights, to start - so picked up a few handy-dandy things ahead of a main order (including a £60 surprisingly-well-reviewed lightweight tent, which should be interesting):

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    FIskars ultra-tiny camping axe
    . Sharp!

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    Mora Outdoor Companion Knife
    . Also sharp!

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    Coghlans Backpackers Trowel
    . Somewhat less sharp!

    Still on the list: the tent, a couple of ultra-lightweight blow-up sleeping mats, thin sleeping bag for me, solar panel ('cos why not), lantern, clever paracord with cotton thread, two types of fishing line, and waxed tinder cord included in it, set of plastic sporks, folding water bucket, pocket-sized blanket, couple of chairs, and some Gorilla Tape just in case the £60 tent turns out to be... well, what you'd expect from a £60 tent.
     
  4. Arthur

    Arthur Comment is over there ----->

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    Note to the people in the next tent to not piss you off :)
     
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  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    's gonna take a while to reach six foot with that trowel, mind!
     
  6. Arthur

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  7. BentAnat

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    it's logical, but also interesting to me how camping is different everywhere in the world.
    For example, tents.

    Around here, camping often entails not having water, so people drive big 4x4s into the desert anyway, loaded with water, fridges, etc. Light weight is not a thing here. Instead, ruggedness (thorn bushes and sharp rocks are a thing) and shade come at a premium. As such, the tent I just bought, with extension comes in at a hefty 58kg or so, but covers 20sq.m. in heavy duty rip-stop canvas and fly sheet (both... you can zip it up and down).

    My sister in Iceland, by comparison, just bought a Coleman blackout for her family. Because midnight sun is an issue.

    My brother in Germany just bought an ultra light ultra compact tent for hiking. It's all but rugged, but it's a place to sleep.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, mine's for fairweather camping only, and weighs 2.2kg - which, considering I'm hoping to squeeze all this into a backpack and still be able to stand is a little more manageable!

    Took the plunge on the rest, as a client payment just landed. WARNING: MASSIVE PICTURE DUMP FOLLOWS!

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    Cheapo tent!


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    Small inflatable sleeping mats, two of!


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    Thin sleeping bag for me!
    (The kid's already got a thicker one.)

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    Daft 'survival' multifunction paracord!


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    Spknorks!


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    Small collapsible chairs, two of!
    I wouldn't bother, personally, but I think my six year old'll want somewhere to sit.

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    Collapsible water bucket!


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    Solar lantern!


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    Pocket ground sheet!


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    Solar panel!
    (Hoping to do a bit of Raspberry Pi-based experimentation with this, too.)

    I've already got our cooking system (the Kelly Kettle Base Camp Kit in stainless steel - heavier than the aluminium version, but less likely to melt if you leave it burning a little too long), so I should be sorted now. Huzzah!
     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    haha every time I see Sporks I laugh. Fallout 3 !. I used to pick them up and think "WTF is a spork?".
     
  10. perplekks45

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    HELL YEAH! :rock:

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  11. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    A Ryzen 2700X, naturally. :)
     
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  12. Arthur

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    Why naturally ?
     
  13. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Because you ain't cool unless you upgrade every generation, durr!
     
  14. Arthur

    Arthur Comment is over there ----->

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    But why naturally ryzen ? "Durr!"
     
  15. fix-the-spade

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    Because adding bicarbonate of soda to the mix will make things taste bitter.
     
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  16. Byron C

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    Arai?! Luxury! :grin:

    To be fair it's probably time for me to start looking at a new lid. My Shark S900 has done me proud for a year and a half now, but it really doesn't cope too well in the rain. The seals around the visor don't always keep the rain out very well, so I end up with water dripping into my face and a fogged pinlock.
     
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    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Just scored an Optimal EH200ST for £180 only has a few hundred lamp hours on it's original lamp! They are circa £750 new!

    Also about 15m of 48mm scaffold for making my bed frame, some kee klamps and king sized matressm from IKEA : )
     
  19. Journeyer

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    That is so cool, and I need one! ...what is it?
    I used to be able to read runes, but I can't seem to make sense of these even though it seems it's written in english...

    Edit: Aha! I see, it's an album cover. :hehe: I thought it was some obscure IO-card of some kind. Well, colour me intrigued. Will check out this band. Still can't make sense of the runes though...
     
  20. Byron C

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