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Message posted by Surfspud09/9/2008 at 10:26am
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Jo,

Whereabouts did you get that from? Was it Trident? Am also hoping you do not work in the hospital where I had my examination done yesterday!


Message posted by fran100009/9/2008 at 10:29am
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Quote: Originally posted by PP-G+T on 09/9/2008


At home we use the vacuum to get the air out and when we pack up we just gently sit on them to expunge the air.


We were wondering if the "deflate " setting of our airbed pump might be man enough to suck air out of one of those vacuum bags.


Message posted by Bradybunch409/9/2008 at 10:36am
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The roof box? Lipscombe Volvo in Ashford.( most Lipscombe do them)

I work in Margate...........

Another thread said packing your sleepingbags in the vacum backs reduced the tog value........... but if it doesn`t I like the idea of using the airbed pump for the return journey. Might try it with the clothes instead


Message posted by yorkshirerose09/9/2008 at 10:54am
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We are a big fan of compression bags. OH was very dubious that they would work but once i showed him how small we can get everything he was hooked (he tryed to compress the pots and pans ).

we got ours from argos pretty cheap.
we compress - sleeping bags, towels, pillows, picnic blankets. all compress to half the size.



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Message posted by Surfspud09/9/2008 at 4:13pm
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Quote: Originally posted by u400jb9 on 09/9/2008

I work in Margate...........


Same hospital then!


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Message posted by Bradybunch409/9/2008 at 4:16pm
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Lucky I`ve been off until tomorrow night then............!!!!

 


Message posted by Surfspud09/9/2008 at 4:21pm
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Phew!

Message posted by Martin MC09/9/2008 at 5:33pm
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Also we dont have EHU so thats a big space saver and also we run two cookers one of them single ring gas jobbys with replacable gas cans. But our big main one is a colemans duel ring petrol one. Ive had it a good few years now and its excellent. Saves lugging a gas bottle around! Yes it need fuel but fill before leaving and have a litre flask thing full too that fits inside the cooker for transport.That lasted us a week last time out, used every morning and five out of 8 nights.

Message posted by martin13116609/9/2008 at 7:05pm
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i use the compression bags as well, excellent for sleeping bags and pillows.
and yes my pump, on deflate, fits the hole for getting the air out, for the way home.


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