Lets see your lightweight camping setup!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 5 speed, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. bymbie

    bymbie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    95
    Location:
    Canadian Subarctic
    Maybe some of you are interested.. GoLite is having a huge sale, seems like getting rid of inventory... (I have no affiliation, just love their stuff)...

    [​IMG]

    Flysheet is only $79 (down from $200) - http://www.golite.com/Shangri-La-1-Flysheet-P881.aspx. This is just the flysheet, no floor. The bugnet is currently sold out - you will also need 1 short tentpole - unless you tour with a paddle or a trekking pole :rofl
  2. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,986
    Location:
    Blount Springs, AL
  3. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    I have a Golite SL5 Tipi and stove that I made I use for winter bacpacking. The Tipi is under 3lbs and the tent stove and flue is under 2lbs. I made the stove and flue out of 0.004 stainless shimstock and it packs down very small.
    I prefer my hammock for warm weather camping.





    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    FREDO RIDER likes this.
  4. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    6,505
    Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    ultralight is the only way to go...
  5. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    Cd Juarez Mx-Next to El Paso Tx
    what size is the dog pack, I want one for my dog so she can carry her food and sleeping pad and some water , for a campy and hike, and wat that you pack for your dog on those bags
  6. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    Its a medium Mountainsmith. works good for my German Shepard she's abot 65 to 70 lbs. She carry's her own supplys, and sometimes a few lbs of mine.
    You can pick them up pretty cheap from Sierra Tradding Co.
  7. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    Cd Juarez Mx-Next to El Paso Tx
    Thanks man for the info

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    22,474
    Location:
    N.W. Arkansas
    thats impressive FishingBig!

    any more pics and info on the homebuilt stove and flu?
    did you sew the stove jack into the tipi as well?
  9. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    I actually coppied most of the design from Ed Ts cylinder stove. Ed uses Titanium shim stock and Titanium packpacking plates for the ends.
    Here is my parts list.
    1-12"X100"X.004 stainless shimstock. http://www.mcmaster.com/#stainless-steel-shim-stock/=gfmaaa
    2- 8.25" stainless burner covers.
    3 - 3" aluminum turnbuckles.
    about 10' 1/16" stainless cable and 3' of 1/32" cable.
    2- 12" .25" aluminum tube I cut in half and threaded threaded both ends with #8X32 tape for legs.
    2- halk saw blades for leg bases, already drilled perfectly.
    1- 12" .35" brass tube I cut in half for a pot to sit on top.
    1- old sink strainer for flue screen in the base of flue.
    1- piece of galv for dampner with a 20d nail hamered flat in the middle.
    1- ziplock bag and plastic water bottle bottle for storage.
    It puts out alot of heat with very little wood fuel. I think it will raise the temp in my tipi from 20 to 50 in less then 20 minutes. I think total cost was about $85 in material. Probably woth paying Ed for one of his unless you are like me and like fabricating things yourself.
  10. Brick Top

    Brick Top Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Oddometer:
    99
    Location:
    Close to the Arctics
    FishinBIG

    It looks great but how did you make the "ends" in the stove?:huh
  11. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    I just used some 8.25" stainless burner covers. I used a dremil tool to cut a door and drilled some draft holes.
  12. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,881
    Location:
    Martinsville, Indiana USA

    excellent!
  13. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,849
    Location:
    Truckee
    Looks like Echo Lake.
  14. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    I will try and get some better pictures this weekend. I had the stove jack sewn in by a local alteration place, and added a little extra high temperature silicone.
    There is so many ways you can go with building tent stoves, I am always thinking of different things to fab one out of. Some of the hunting and outdoor forums have some very creative examples.
  15. FishinBIG

    FishinBIG Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Campbell, CA
    Yep a very easy way into Desolation Wilderness especially when its frozen over.
  16. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,076
    Location:
    Melbourne
    So has there been any discussion on the concept of hyperlite camping gear?

    Ie the lightest possible gear on your bike? This is for shorter term trips <7 days.

    I've started with a cubin fibre tent. They appear to be sensational.

    I run a 3 wolfman Rollie medium system and want to come up with a super light camping system.
  17. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,076
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Anyone have a suggestion on how to carry one of these so they don't break?

    [​IMG]
  18. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,881
    Location:
    Martinsville, Indiana USA
  19. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,510
    Location:
    Campbell River, BC. Fantasy Island
    Isn't there a smaller one? Pack it in a pot or tupperware something?
  20. kitsapian

    kitsapian Miserly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    98
    Location:
    Kitsap, WA
    Cool thread :clap

    I snagged this Wiggy's shelter off craigslist yesterday, haven't had a chance to try it yet. Supposed to double as a 45 degree sleeping bag for warm weather or you can use another bag in colder weather. Packs down to about 15" uncompressed.

    <a href="http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/Other/Tads-Pics/23082851_dwwwsv#!i=2462596611&k=hFmdrmq&lb=1&s=A" title=""><img src="http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/photos/i-hFmdrmq/0/M/i-hFmdrmq-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>

    <a href="http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/Other/Tads-Pics/23082851_dwwwsv#!i=2462597621&k=Zbxsvrn&lb=1&s=A" title=""><img src="http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/photos/i-Zbxsvrn/0/M/i-Zbxsvrn-M.jpg" title="" alt=""></a>