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9AMdp

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Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« on: November 02, 2011, 07:21:42 AM »

I do hereby proclaim and ascribe,
that the Svea 123 is the best general
compact gas stove ever made.



I've had one (well, I'm on my second one)
since about 1972(?) and they are
the bomb (pun intended).
Great with white gas or unleaded.
Indestructible.  Fairly light.  Great heat.
OK, messy to light but nothing's perfect.

(just trying to start something new here...  add your favorites?)

:D 9
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 08:21:03 AM »

Thanks for the info and new thread.

I don't have any hiking gear really but I wanted to start accumulating some.

Looks like that's the stove I'll be buying. 
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 06:59:05 AM »

Clearly, I am the King Starter of Popular Topics.
Oh well, at least it got the Shadow into the spotlight..  ;)

Whatcha got for a tent Shadowman?
I've got a Kelty right now that nice and light,
but one slow bitch to set up. 
It wouldn't do for a quick set up in the rain
but does stay dry and sheds wind nice once it's up.
I hear the newer generation of the same tent (gunnison? I think)
sets up a lot faster but have no first hand knowledge.
Great ventilation with the fly off, fair with it on. 
OK for the price but....

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 08:20:17 AM »

All my camping gear is pretty low end stuff 9'er I don't even know the names.
Mostly wall-mart special type stuff or hand-me-downs.
I've only done a couple overnight canoe camping trips,
Other than that it's been all car camping.

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 08:36:07 AM »

almost time for a deep 1000 islands sesh...beer can hot dog trick coming up!
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011, 08:52:42 AM »

My daughter has expressed an interest in going camping...while she's still a bit young I would love to start taking her maybe in the next year or so. 

Where are some of the better areas you guys like to go?  Either in central FL or otherwise?
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011, 08:55:57 AM »

FL state parks are the best deal around.
Longpoint for an easy one, Juniper Springs in Ocala Ntl Forest it really nice.
Tailgate Camping Rules with little ones (and hotwaterplumbingruleMoms).

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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 09:15:35 AM »

Dan, I would strongly reccommend Anastasia Island Park, it is a State park in Saint Augustine, and perfect for family. Or Gamble Rodgers in Flagler Beach.
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2011, 12:24:58 PM »

My friend who is into survivalist shit showed me how to make a penny stove out of beer cans. Ever seen that?

If not...  http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/

Anastasia park is the money. I love that place and when swells on.....
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2011, 01:08:30 PM »

I sold my popup camper
to buy a sailboat and now we're back to tenting it.
Me and my back are gonna miss the comfy mattress :(
All Ive got now are the closed cell hiking pads like this

They're ok but....
So, whatcha sleeping on?  Is it comfortable?
Caveat:  No Air Mattresses (I hate those things)
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2011, 08:45:19 AM »

I have something like this someone gave me and it's pretty comfortable with a sleeping bag on top.   I must admit though, when we're car camping we use a huge air mattress and I like it.  The camp matt is much easier to set up (just twist the valve and puff a few times) and voila and just as easy to put away.
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »

We tried some of those blue foam pads, and my shoulder's and back just need more cushion these days. For the canoe campout at CANA we resorted to $10 canvas float pads from ace hardware, which worked surprisingly well.   At home, I've got a Big Agnes air pad 1.5" thick in a short length that works great and packs down real small.


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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2011, 01:45:59 PM »

Had to look Big Agnes up, new to me :)
Looks similar to a thermarest but
they have a "double", 50"x78"x2.5.
At 10lbs, not for packing, but
may be just the ticket for tailgating.

http://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Pad/Hinman

Thanks! :D
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 08:13:15 AM »

Footwear?

I had a pair of leather Redwings
that lasted maybe 15 years of good hiking
with one resole before the leather started giving out.
Bought a set of Vasque composites but didn't like them.
Much lighter but never "broke in".
Was buying safety shoes the other day
and asked the man at Redwing about their hiking boots.
Not made any more; AND,
Redwings, with the exeption of just a few models,
ARE ALL MADE IN CHINA NOW.

crap :'(
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Re: Generic Camping/Hiking/Climbing/etc type thread...
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 02:53:20 PM »

Damn trade deficit.
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