Dae wrote:Jerry is the Chuck Norris of Isuzu's, he could build one blind folded with one arm behind his back if he had to.
squatch wrote:Scored again. I just made it to the other yard today that said they had a CRV. I got there about 10 minutes before closing. 10 minutes later I left with another CRV table and it cost me $20. Now I'm good with 2 matching tables and total outlay of $20. I'm pleased!
Sags wrote:Well, I'm a certified Gear Whore, when it comes to backpacking and outdoor gear.
I'll just share a couple of my favorite things.
I've owned near a dozen 1-3 person backpacking tents (including hammocks) but my favorite single person shelter ever is my Big Agnes 3 wire bivy
weighs just under a pound, gives me enough head room to read, and be comfortable, and the E-vent fabric is just the coolest stuff ever. I've woken up in it with 4" of snow all over it and still not a drop of moisture (including condensation from my breath) in it.
I've also owned lots of stoves, including Whisperlite, Jet-Boil, Primus... but my favorite stove right now is my Optimus Crux,
Has a wide burner and pot stand, yet folds super small and light, plus you can simmer with it (you can't simmer with Jet-Boil, or Whisperlite). I've even used it winter camping, I just slip a little chemical hand warmer under the canister to keep the gas warm.[/list]
future RS wrote:
this is the kind of stuff i love reading.
i love getting reviews and real life experience from others who use the same products i contemplate buying.
ill have to look into that stove. me and my backpacking buddies have been using the jetboil system for a while and it has its perks. but id love to check out some other stoves on the market.
i also think a bivey is in the works for this next year. 4 season tents are FAR to heavy if you ask me.
nfpgasmask wrote:Speaking of camping tables, at Home Depot they have these:
These tables fit PERFECTLY in the back of a 1st gen
RedStar wrote:Just bought a brand new tent for our trip out West in July. It's so new it hasn't even arrived at our house yet. It should later this week. It's Marmot Limelight 4P even though there are only 2 of us. I like the extra room.
Will give a review when we get home in 2 months.
Got it brand new on the cheap (Less than half price!) and it comes with:
-Gear Loft & Footprint
-Two Doors & Vestibules
-Bare Bones Setup - Allows the Fly to be Used by Itself with Footprint to Make a Lightweight, Sturdy Shelter
-Catenary Cut Floor - Fully Waterproof Floor with Taped Seams Lifted Off the Ground
-Full Coverage Fly[/img]
while tempting to try to shave a few ounces, is a terrible idea... ... unless you're going somewhere with no bugs (which doesn't exist AFAIK)-Bare Bones Setup - Allows the Fly to be Used by Itself with Footprint to Make a Lightweight, Sturdy Shelter
squatch wrote:Sags, What EXACTLY is the fuel for your above stove? That looks like a butane canister. The reason I ask is I have this wonderful old OLICAMP Scorpion butane stove. Actually 2 of them and matching cook set. It works great till it gets cold as in below 40 degrees. Even the propane/butane cold weather cartridges don't work so well in cold weather. I'm looking for options. The canister looks like WD40 cans with a small thread. I saw recently at REI that some of the short canisters have the same thread so that's cool. Just looking for better cold weather performance. I know butane works great in high mountains but I rarely get above 4k' in this part of the world.
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