Lets see your lightweight camping setup!!

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

  1. Fenrir

    Fenrir Been here awhile

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    GSWayne how big and what brand are those drybags?:ear
  2. scottage cheese

    scottage cheese 03 KLR 650

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  3. Wallowa

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    I have been resisting building one of these for years...many PCT hikers use them and swear by them...my MSR Whisperlite Int [burns car/bike gasoline and damn near anything else] has always been all I needed backpacking or kayaking until a new pump failed in Norway on our honeymoon trip way in the back of no-where [no wood "up top" in Norway and besides they have a complete ban on open camp fires in Summer]; no pump, no stove-fire, cold stick and twigs for food, ugh!..SOOOOOO, I guess my time has come to give an alcohol stove a try...old dog, new trick?

    Thanks for website Scott..:wink:
  4. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb Supporter

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  5. scottage cheese

    scottage cheese 03 KLR 650

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    I had an MSR Whisperlite (not the int.) and I've had far better results with the pop can stove. The only down sides are lighting (you need a starter paste to get enough heat for the stove to generate) and there is no control for the flame although the simmering rings work fine. Mine seems to have alot cleaner set of flames than the one pictured, more whisperlite like. I think the holes I drilled ended up a bit smaller than the one picture.
  6. rosscoact

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  7. Fenrir

    Fenrir Been here awhile

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    Scottage, I'm not sure what type of alchol stove you made (bought?) but most of them don't require a special priming paste. The most common types with the large center hole and burner holes doesn't. If for your stove you really think you need priming you can use a shorter wider can and burn a little alchol in it to prime the stove. One less thing to carry that way
  8. scottage cheese

    scottage cheese 03 KLR 650

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    I could use alchol to prime but comparing the quantity of alchol to paste that it takes to start the stove the paste wins. A little bit of that paste burns for a long time.
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  9. rosscoact

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    After the super list I thought I might post mine

    MOTORCYCLE 1 2004 DR 650SE <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    1 Andystrapz A bag
    1 Garmin quest <o:p></o:p>
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    CAMPING
    1 tarp <o:p></o:p>
    1 hennesy hammock & underpad <o:p></o:p>
    1 down sleeping bag 1 Thermal liner <o:p></o:p>
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    bag marked KITCHEN <o:p></o:p>
    ziplok bags <o:p></o:p>
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    1 250g gas <o:p></o:p>
    1 cooking set <o:p></o:p>
    1 cutlery <o:p></o:p>
    1 coffee perculator <o:p></o:p>
    1 enamal mug <o:p></o:p>
    1 teatowel <o:p></o:p>
    1 scrubber sponge <o:p></o:p>
    1 Wilderness wash <o:p></o:p>
    1 bottle cooking oil <o:p></o:p>
    1 salt/pepper mini set <o:p></o:p>
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    4 backpacker meals <o:p></o:p>
    6 Breakfast bars <o:p></o:p>
    1 sugarine tablets <o:p></o:p>
    250g ground coffee<o:p></o:p>
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    bag marked MEDICAL <o:p></o:p>
    1 FIRST AID KIT <o:p></o:p>
    1 DEET repellent <o:p></o:p>
    1 SPF30 TUBE <o:p></o:p>
    1 voltarin fast acting <o:p></o:p>
    24 panadine <o:p></o:p>
    6 Loperamide / Imodium - 2 mg <o:p></o:p>
    12 Sudafed <o:p></o:p>
    medication <o:p></o:p>
    1 Prickly heat powder <o:p></o:p>
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    1 eyedrops <o:p></o:p>
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    1 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Savannah</st1:place></st1:City> riding boots <o:p></o:p>
    1 Joe rocket jacket
    1 Pressure suit <o:p></o:p>
    1 pair gloves <o:p></o:p>
    1 pair MX socks <o:p></o:p>
    1 earplugs <o:p></o:p>
    1 2 litre Camelbak <o:p></o:p>
    1 compression tights <o:p></o:p>
    1 drifit t shirt <o:p></o:p>
    1 spare key on neck chain <o:p></o:p>
    1 camera <o:p></o:p>
    1 wallet <o:p></o:p>
    1 HJC helmet <o:p></o:p>
    1 scott goggles <o:p></o:p>
    maps <o:p></o:p>
    clothes bag <o:p></o:p>
    1 fleece zip-up sweater <o:p></o:p>
    1 lightweight pants with zipoff legs <o:p></o:p>
    1 Hat <o:p></o:p>
    1 NEKZ beanie/neck warmer <o:p></o:p>
    1 Travel towel <o:p></o:p>
    1 underpants 1 dunlop volleys 1 thermal longjohn top <o:p></o:p>
    1 thermal longjohn bottom <o:p></o:p>
    1 t shirt <o:p></o:p>
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    fender bag <o:p></o:p>
    spare 21" tube <o:p></o:p>
    patch kit (check glue!) <o:p></o:p>
    MSR quick inflate with 4 co2 canisters
    3 tire levers <o:p></o:p>
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    bag marked EVERYDAY STUFF <o:p></o:p>
    1 Trip diary/notebook <o:p></o:p>
    1 Reading glasses <o:p></o:p>
    1 pen
    2 spare goggle lens tint/light sensitive <o:p></o:p>
    1 book <o:p></o:p>
    1 camera Cleaning kit
    1 phone charger <o:p></o:p>
    1 rain mitts <o:p></o:p>
    1 Sunglasses in case <o:p></o:p>
    1 leatherman<o:p></o:p>
    1 led head lamp<o:p></o:p>
    TP
    1 $2 poly poncho (orange)<o:p></o:p>
    aaa & aa batteries for lights & camera <o:p></o:p>
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    bag marked EMERGENCY <o:p></o:p>
    1 compass <o:p></o:p>
    1 lighter 1 matches w/waterproof case 3 glowsticks <o:p></o:p>
    1 triangular bandage<o:p></o:p>
    2 space blankets <o:p></o:p>
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    CAMPING <o:p></o:p>
    1 camp stool <o:p></o:p>
    1 4l water sack <o:p></o:p>
    1 folding saw <o:p></o:p>
    1 folding shovel <o:p></o:p>
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    TOOLS & spares <o:p></o:p>
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    Sockets: 8,10,12,14,17,24 <o:p></o:p>
    Wrenches: 8,10,12mm
    1/2" ratchet and adapter to run the smaller sockets <o:p></o:p>
    folding metric allen key/screwdriver set <o:p></o:p>
    125mm vise grip <o:p></o:p>
    Valve core tool <o:p></o:p>
    spare fuses <o:p></o:p>
    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Stanley</st1:place></st1:City> type knife <o:p></o:p>
    electrical tape <o:p></o:p>
    mag light <o:p></o:p>
    small can of WD40 <o:p></o:p>
    2 master links, small chainbreaker, 1 female link <o:p></o:p>
    2 feet of fuel line <o:p></o:p>
    about 3 feet safety wire <o:p></o:p>
    3 various sized hose clamps <o:p></o:p>
    6" radiator hose <o:p></o:p>
    various sized replacement bolts and nuts <o:p></o:p>
    450sq piece of canvas <o:p></o:p>
    2 spare spark plugs in protectors <o:p></o:p>
    about 15 zip ties <o:p></o:p>
    4 x 22mm circlips<o:p></o:p>
    Duct Tape <o:p></o:p>
    graphite powder <o:p></o:p>
    latex gloves <o:p></o:p>
    slime bike pump <o:p></o:p>
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    spares bag <o:p></o:p>
    1 tail/head/turn signal Bulb in film canister <o:p></o:p>
    brake/clutch lever <o:p></o:p>
    brake/clutch pedal <o:p></o:p>
    air filter outer <o:p></o:p>
    filter skins cleaner and oil <o:p></o:p>
    Owner's Manual

    This is enough to keep me going indefinately as long as I can get to food every 5 days and water every two days or so. Of course I need fuel every day.

    This is what it looks like out in the bush


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  10. Dakar Dan

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    Geez Rossco, only ONE Berocca??? That is ultralite.
  11. rosscoact

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    :lol3
  12. Dakar Dan

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    All that Lomotil, guess that saves the weight of the "feaces shovel" too, eh?

    Y'know what would be really funny? Hearing that deep-voiced late-night SBS movie advisory announcer dude (yeah, you know the one) slowly read out those tool lists:
    "latex gloves...one roll of duct tape...two spark plugs...WITH protectors..."
  13. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Dan, you are on fire this morning:lol3 :lol3


    My shovel is pretty good so it doesn't deserved to be a called a shit shovel.
  14. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    :rofl If your gonna put that on a Strom you going to need Wheelie Bars
  15. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    So I've tried to follow this thread over the months, and the answer to this question may be buried somewhere in here, but...

    what are the best choices for a really warm sleeping bag that packs small.

    I already have a Kelty Clear Creek that is rated to 20 degrees. So I need something that's rated for colder than that.

    Suggestions?

    thx

    tim
  16. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    Tim,

    It's a simple answer. $$$$

    More specifically, Down is lighter and can compact more than synthetic and is more $
    Mummy shape is lighter but less comfortable and when you spend $ you get baffles etc which make the bag more efficient
    The higher loft of the down the less weight of down which needs to be in the bag but more $

    I use a hammock which needs a warmer bag because a tent is worth about +5 degrees. I also prefer semi rectangular because it is more comfortable.

    If you want to spend around $7-800 in Australian dollars you will get a very good light high loft (800+) down mummy bag. Mine cost $300 and it is down, -6 rated semi rectangular in a compression sack when travelling and I use extra lining under the hammock when it gets cold.

    rossco
  17. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Thanks - I was afraid you'd say that.

    When you say -6, that's celsius right - so about equivalent to the 20 degree farenheit i have.

    maybe i just have to accept that's as good as it gets for the money i want to spend...


  18. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    So what's the problem with the one you have now? What is the situation when you get cold? How cold do you get? How old is your bag?
  19. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    This is about as light camping as I get anymore with all the stuff I take!

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  20. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    You can add a liner for a few degrees more warm (5-10 deg. F) that packs to the size of an orange.

    You can buy an overbag--basically a second 20-40 deg bag big enough to go over your 20 degree bag.

    You can buy heavy long underwear or fleece to wear (also good under the riding gear). and wear a hat or balaclava.

    You can buy a better mattress pad. You can lose a lot of heat to the ground plus you will be more comfortable on hard ground.