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Subject Topic: Your favourite backpacking equipment?
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04/4/2022 at 3:34pm
 Location: Cumbria
 Outfit: Vango Omega 2.5+ Force ten Nitrolite
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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


04/4/2022 at 3:35pm
 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


12/4/2022 at 9:04pm
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Very variable
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Thermarest trekker chair and foam mechanics mat/bed pad/kneeling pad for canoe/ground or sleeping.

or

OneTigris Evil Eyes titanium wood/alcohol stove


or........


12/4/2022 at 10:10pm
 Location: NE England
 Outfit: Citroen Dispatch Campervan plus tents
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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



via mobile 12/4/2022 at 10:51pm
 Location: County Kildare Ireland EU.
 Outfit: Tents
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Currently waiting for a speedster no spill burner. The combined windshield/pot stands may be next.

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Hypercamp Alaska
Vango Force 10 mk3
Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
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12/4/2022 at 11:03pm
 Location: NE England
 Outfit: Citroen Dispatch Campervan plus tents
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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.


via mobile 30/5/2022 at 4:23pm
 Location: County Kildare Ireland EU.
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Quote: Originally posted by spiritburner on 12/4/2022
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.



I now have the burner and mug stand. I already had a good windshield made from flashing type aluminium so all good. Will probably get out to use it this weekend.
Can't believe the weight of the system allied to a titanium mug.


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Hypercamp Alaska
Vango Force 10 mk3
Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag


30/5/2022 at 10:15pm
 Location: NE England
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I think I'm too clumsy for that set up!


via mobile 06/6/2022 at 9:42am
 Location: County Kildare Ireland EU.
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Just used the speedster burner and stand for my morning brew. Impressive.





Was stuck in the tent in heavy rain last night so was on stuff I didn't need to cook. Could have used that system in the tent easily.

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Hypercamp Alaska
Vango Force 10 mk3
Vango F10 Helium 1
Coleman Cobra Pro 3
Coleman Cobra 2
Naturehike Star River 2
Eureka! Solitaire
Dutch army goretex bivvy bag


19/9/2022 at 5:10pm
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Very variable
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Favourite?
Arguably the Snugpak Ionosphere? Or the One Tigris titanium stove?? Both so versatile.........



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