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Message posted by Austin at play04/4/2022 at 3:34pm
Outfit:  Vango Omega 2.5+ Force ten Nitrolite     Location:  Cumbria
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Has to be my Force ten Nitrolite 200+ and my Coleman FyreStorm PCS Stove, In my opinion, more stable and just has good as any Jetboil and considerable cheaper.. but most of all my Therm-a-Rest
NeoAir Xlite Camping Mat.. perfrct a present from my mates for my 60th. hip flask

Message posted by Austin at play04/4/2022 at 3:35pm
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Has to be my Force ten Nitrolite 200+ and my Coleman FyreStorm PCS Stove, In my opinion, more stable and just has good as any Jetboil and considerable cheaper.. but most of all my Therm-a-Rest
NeoAir Xlite Camping Mat.. perfrct a present from my mates for my 60th. hip flask

Message posted by Caligula12/4/2022 at 9:04pm
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Thermarest trekker chair and foam mechanics mat/bed pad/kneeling pad for canoe/ground or sleeping.

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OneTigris Evil Eyes titanium wood/alcohol stove


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Message posted by spiritburner12/4/2022 at 10:10pm
Outfit:  Citroen Dispatch Campervan plus tents     Location:  NE England
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Quote: Originally posted by spiritburner on 05/3/2019
Actually got to the stage I'm totally bored of gear. Had to leave all the facebook groups around backpacking as that was the prevailing topic. Went around a few gear shops a few weeks back - boring. I like all my gear but I dread having to replace anything.




Not much has changed but ironically I got laid off the following year & decided to just work part time for a few years until I retire properly. I started off in a bike shop, took a break for my ankle op, back to the bike shop & now work in an outdoor gear shop! My attitude hasn't much changed but I do enjoy the customer interaction & the big staff discount does help.   I've a couple of new rucsacs to try.   My old Lowe Alpine Systems pack from the 80's is still on standby. I bought a modern, lighter Lowe just before lockdown but the hipbelt slipped (probably my covid/recuperation gut didn't help) so have replaced it with a couple of Ospreys. Not a fan of their bigger packs - find them a little over fussy but the Talon 44 looks good for trips of a week or more & winter weekends & a Talon Pro 30 for summer weekends.

Most of my kit is lightweight but I do love my stoves. My current favourites are my Speedster stoves. They make a windshield to fit whatever pot you use & very frugal meths burners. I have one for my Alpkit Myti 600ml pot I use on the bike (it fits perfectly in Alpkits stem mounted 'fuel-cell') & for backpacking I have one for my GSI Halulite pot.

A recent lunch stop. All four of us using a Speedster system on different pots.



https://speedsterstoves.co.uk/combined-windscreens/pot-rests.html


Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 12/4/2022 at 10:51pm
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Currently waiting for a speedster no spill burner. The combined windshield/pot stands may be next.

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Message posted by spiritburner12/4/2022 at 11:03pm
Outfit:  Citroen Dispatch Campervan plus tents     Location:  NE England
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The windshield/stand makes a big difference to the efficiency & stormproofing. It's like having an ultralight, ultra frugal Trangia. There are faster stoves but the speed suits me perfectly.


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