Camp Table

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Jamie Z, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. goosecreek

    goosecreek Ashes ashes all fall down Supporter

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    One like was not enough, this is awesome.

    I have a cloth top but intend on getting a table such as the one you purchased, let us know your thoughts after a few trips please. @Jamie Z
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  2. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    I have to admit, that looks like a cool set-up, and I’ve looked into some sort of integrated table like that...

    But, man. I can’t imagine carrying that much stuff!
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  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Mount smaller bags/cases and don't carry that much stuff.
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  4. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Any chance you have a pic of this guy packed up in its bag? Looks like a nice size for me when I'm hunkered out of the rain under my tarp, in my lowrider Alite chair.
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  5. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Sure!

    View attachment 1998135

    Same kit, same spot. Folded up:

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    Packed up in its bag:

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    And a more close-up view:

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    I measure the packed table at 17.5” x 5” x 2.75”. My scale says a bit over 28 ounces packed.

    Though I haven’t yet used it yet in the field, I’m fairly impressed, especially given the cost compared to other similar tables.

    My only minor complaints is that the sack for the table is pretty thin and flimsy. I’d expect it to tear or wear out very quickly.

    And the aluminum itself is quite thin. Though the table itself is sturdy, I think it'd be very easy to damage the frame or the top. That's not really a complaint though, since if it were made of thicker material, then the whole table would heavier. I understand it's a compromise.

    Jamie
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  6. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate.

    Um, I'm guessing you don't know how much beer and ice are required for an Australian to survive 4 days of bush camping. Grin.
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  7. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    No, but I someday hope to!
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  8. jay547

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    I had one similar to that, used it for years. All of a sudden, it was gone. I presume I just left it set up somewhere and drove off.
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  10. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    0B4D98EA-9F12-45E2-BC48-B9536A81B98B.jpeg I carry this table. Made from a cutting board & 1/2” round aluminum.
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  11. Bobo

    Bobo Are we there yet? Super Supporter

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    I have the Helinox hard table. For cooking I just throw a similar sized silicone oven mat on it. Mat easily fits inside the storage sack with the table.
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  12. coffman300

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    2016-03-13 17.57.40.jpg Old tripod and a sheet of aluminum. Fits flat in the bottom of my camp bag
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  13. coffman300

    coffman300 Long timer

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    The table in action 20180624_071954.jpg
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  14. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    What kind of tents are those? I think I see the Eureka logo on one.

    Jamie
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  15. coffman300

    coffman300 Long timer

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    Without digging it out i think its the Eureka tetragon 2 person 5 x 7 . We bought them at the same time and probably been set up 15 - 20 times and haven't had any problems with them. They survived a heavy rain storm once and stayed dry inside. If i remember right i payed $89 bucks at scheels. A little on the heavy side at 5lbs but im cheep and not willing to spend several hundreds of dollars to save a couple of lbs.
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  17. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    :hmmmmm
    I carry a tripod often.....wouldn't take much to cobble an 'adapter kit' to a thin sheet of plywood.
    Tripod would let it be steady and level regardless of the ground.
    Thanks for the idea!
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  18. coffman300

    coffman300 Long timer

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    At first i used a small thin legged tripod and it was a little wobbly then i found a bigger tripod at a garage sale and the legs are probably 3/4 " in diameter and i pulled out the 2 inner legs to save weight so now its non adjustable but thats never been a problem. I took out the whole tilting /turning mechanism at the top also. So its just 3 legs and a cast aluminum head . I just stick a bolt and a wing nut through to hold the table top on very fast setup and teardown very light weight also.
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  19. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Hmm.. I like this idea of dual-purpose. I've been looking into carrying a small, lightweight tripod for photography. Making a tripod mounted table is smart, and you can easily set it up on uneven ground!

    Nice.

    Jamie
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  20. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I've got a few tripods I can look at to see what I could do. I carry a tripod for photos....but don't take the time to use it as often as I should.
    A piece (or 2 hinged together) of thin plywood would fit many places, be durable,.....and cheap!
    :D
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