West America - Hand Made in America by Fellow Riders Camping Gear

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Lost Roadie, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Personally I use this grill http://campfiregrill.com/rebelgrill.htm when camping off of the R1200.. it would be too big for my planned lightweight camping on the Husaberg.... I need all the room for my fly fishing gear :D
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  2. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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  3. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    Awesome, I figured as much but still don't mind the extra $12 going to support these guys for their welded on W/A penny. Hopefully a bunch of folks can spare the $12 and order the W/A set and we'll see a 5 star ride report on ADV of these guys riding to South America instead of our money going.... to some corporation.

    The world is circular.

    I get that it's hard for most to find the value in the grill, it is very pricey for such a simple item, I understand. I knew that long before I posted about it, I figured the usual suspects would point out the obvious of course. Good thing I'm not looking for approval with how I spend my hard earned money. :lol3
    Personally, I like these guys whole vibe and don't mind supporting their dreams. After all, myself and many other spend almost $300 for bike luggage racks that are nothing more than a few bent and welded pieces of steel, or buy touratech whatever guards for big bucks. To each their own IMO when it comes to gear to buy for our Adventure habits, I will enjoy many delicious meals cooked on this grill, ate with these utensils, and feel good about supporting some cool cats while I spend more time in the saddle actually using these overpriced things rather than talking about it.

    I just hope there's just a few fools like me out there that see what I see in the W/A gear and decide to support them, that's why I posted knowing that most will not and that's just fine too.


    -Finn


    :evil
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  4. cug

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    I'm not looking for the penny here ... :lol3

    And I'm all for supporting local guys, cool guys, nice guys ... there's just sometimes, though not always, a limit to what I consider reasonable in that regard.

    Let's say, I'd likely buy the grill for $49, but probably not for more.
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  5. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    I'm have no doubt that if they cut the price in half for the grill they could sell many more, I wish it was so, really, so more people on here would jump on because it really is incredibly nice and perfect, made by riders for riders kind of thing...

    I get your posts, it's all good. :freaky

    If it helps anyone, I did get a couple of the W/A patches with the grill, making it a real bargain. lol



    Then again, I'm also partial to their "get LOST more often"...

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  6. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    I like buying American when I can... and I'm often willing to pay a little more for it... But those prices are high... no actually 'ridiculous' is a better word. At the prices they're selling them for, I feel more like they're trying to ripoff fellow riders rather than offer them good gear.
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  7. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I too have dreams...can you support me? Skip the (poorly) welded penny thingy and send me money directly in my Paypal account.

    Thanks!
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  8. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Fuk!!!

    I just typed 3 paragraphs of super profound shit and the stupid (made in china) iPad seized up and lost it.

    Damnit.

    Just pretend this post if the most insiteful you've ever read :freaky
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  9. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Okay, I've been trying to put a finger on what I've been feeling about this and this post pretty much sums it up.
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  10. tlwood99

    tlwood99 Been here awhile

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    Finn, I have enjoyed reading many of your posts in the past. We share the same passion for riding and the same taste in bikes. I love your photography, and learned alot from you about how to work up a Husaberg. :freaky But your Avatar has taken on a new meaning by your continued support for these guys. :scratch In short, on this one,

    :dizave


    I agree with Xeraux, Sgt Duster, Cug and so many others. But I think the comments have been far too gentle. There is in my view a cynical mocking to their website and pricing and your support of these losers that I find down right insulting.

    What was implied to be hand-made utensils made in America turn out to be stamped military surplus offered for about 3 times the going rate. :pissed:csm:flip:flush
    You want to pay $140 for that grill? :poserHave at it.

    And how about 20 marketing items in support of there business that sells three products?

    Talk about form over substance. Or marketing over craft. Personally I would rather support that guy offering to make handmade, autographed 'proudly made in Canada' garbage ties. I know I would get more pleasure out of using them than being reminded that a couple of clowns with a welder made an :tush out of me.

    For the rest of you who want to save, oh say $100 or so and still have a hand-made-in-America stainless grill that will last a lifetime and is great for camping, then this is what you want:

    http://www.purcelltrench.com/.

    They start at $27 and every kind of outdoorsman that has used them raves about them. You will know you are getting the real thing, however you will have to live without the hinge and the nifty canvas bag. :ken And if you don't know what to do with the $100 you saved, Finn knows a couple of dudes who are looking for some help funding their South American motorcycle vacation.

    Thank you. I feel better now. :D
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  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    lol, quote material
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  12. Lost Roadie

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    That's how you can voice your strong opinion that you are entitled too without hurting my feelings too much. :beer

    I still love you.

    That's a nifty USA made grill you posted, fairly priced too.

    Looking forward to the rest of the comments, after I return from another camping trip I'm leaving for now where I will enjoy my gear none the less.

    Cheers!

    -Finn
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  13. Bubba Bauer

    Bubba Bauer Been here awhile

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    IMHO it`s a Hungarian pot set with a missing steel!! canteen

    http://www.google.com/search?q=kato...KJcahiQeokYHwAQ&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1801&bih=384

    About the utensils Hungarian one about 8$ stainless steel, really light packs well u can sharpen up the knife to a frickin razor and quite well balanced for throwing :evil couple of years ago it was around 2$ but the demand was so high they ramped up the price bastards...

    http://military-shop.hu/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=15&product_id=223
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  14. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Nice looking stuff, but I'm not doing enough camping at the moment... But did pick up a t-shirt from them since my current collection of shirts are starting to show some serious wear.
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  15. seniorasi

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