Packable Camp Table

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  1. Nitzo

    Nitzo Long timer

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    What r ya'll using?

    thanks,

    nitz
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  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Table?
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  3. GS_Pilot

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  4. Nitzo

    Nitzo Long timer

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    ya............? so...........u have one u use?.............or?
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  5. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    I use a 12 foot piece of string. The string has small knots @ 2', 4' and 6'. When I camp I clear a nice area of ground and lay out the string making a 90 degree left hand turn at each knot. Then I lay the 2' x 6' damask camping tablecloth (try L.L. Bean or Ambercrombies) over the resulting rectangle. Voila! Table.
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  6. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Had the GSI (NOT GCI) micro table, it was a little small. Now I have the larger macro table. Packs to the same size as a kermit (24x2.5x4) and is much taller. Perfect between two Kermit chairs. Same model as in the Aerostich catelog.

    http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/GSI-Outdoors-Macro-Table/GSI0058M.html
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    Have yet to bring it with me, I use it at home as a bed table for the woman. Works great for that since the legs can be set at either 8.5" or 15". If I am staying at a single camp spot more than 3 days, I'll bring it with me.
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  10. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    You made a table that is 2' x 2' with 4' of string left over. Your tablecloth is now laying over the ends by 2' on each side.

    Your table is fucked.
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  12. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    The table cloth needs to extend on all sides so it can drape properly....





    Yeah, yeah, yeah---I dug the string out and measured it, 2', 6', 8'...so I remembered it wrong...
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  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Made ya measure!! :D
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  14. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Sigh...I think the is the part where one packs up ones table and slinks off into the night...






    Seriously, for the OP, Sometimes I've used my taller luggage box as a table while sitting on the shorter one---to cut up some meat or fiddle with the stove. But I've never really wanted a table but not had one and thought, "gee, if only I was carrying a table". I did look at some of the stuff on the Touratech site, pretty slick and some looked compact as well. I dunno. I get pretty feral pretty fast when I camp (heck, at home too). I look for a campsite that has something to work with, Part of the fun is taking whatever you find and with a bit of knowledge and cleverness, making yourself comfortable. If I get into carrying all the comforts (including furniture) of home the endgame is just going out in a motorhome---or a GL1800 at least.
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  16. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    The only problem with these is I can't get the "top" tight enough to hold anything flat.
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  17. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    I have a more general problem, which is that when I think 'table' I don't really think 'stretched flammable textile'. I want a work surface, something hard and flat and preferably kind of difficult to burn.

    The GCI tables with the roll-up (or are they fold-up?) aluminum tops seem closest to anything I'd actually put to good use.
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  19. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I have played around some with racks for my DR. One of them is this here plank of aluminum. I have a tool tube on each side bolted to an L bracket. I can take it off the bike with 4 bolts in just a couple minutes, and set it on the ground (tool tubes are the "legs") making a table that sits about 4" off the ground. Slots in it to strap my duffel bag to it too. Had a friend cut it out on his water jet, put the slight bends in it and powder coat it.

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