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Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 30/9/2019 at 7:08pm
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Well luciF.
Let us know how your getting on acquiring your Hikeing/Camping gear .
And where you are going to Test It all Out.
Zizag

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Check out www.walkingforum.co.uk - lots of Brits with lots of backpacking experience.

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Quote: Originally posted by ZIZAG on 30/9/2019
Well luciF.
Let us know how your getting on acquiring your Hikeing/Camping gear .
And where you are going to Test It all Out.
Zizag



Still acquiring! Putting the rest on my Christmas list I think! Have all I need except a sleeping bag and mat. The ones I have for car camping are massive. Bought a MSR a few weeks ago - itís brill. Itís hard to beat a fresh cup of tea and a few custard creams when you get to the top of a mountain! ☕️ think Iíll try somewhere localish first. Maybe Wales or the south coast!

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Quote: Originally posted by Nozza on 03/10/2019
Check out www.walkingforum.co.uk - lots of Brits with lots of backpacking experience.



Thanks!

Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 03/10/2019 at 5:44pm
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Glad you got an MSR
Go Outdoors have some Thermarest Neoair mats on Sale costing .            Prolite SIM 700G =£90.

Neoair X lite 360G Sim
£120 pack down very small and lightweight .
As for Sleeping bags there Is a lot of choice .
Just remember now we are In the Autumn Monsoon season Damp and cold .
You need a good Warm Sleeping bag .
Otherwise you will regret It

If you want some good North Wales Campsites I Have stayed at Some . Also checkout the Campsite search .
Ps .
Some campsites close In October .
Such as Manorafon at Abergele .
Zizag

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Message posted by ZIZAG via mobile 04/10/2019 at 8:36pm
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luciF .
If you go on Google.
And Put in ,
"Cheapest DOWN sleeping bags "
You will see Lots of sleeping bag choices !
Let me know which ones are to your liking .
Assuming you want at reasonable price .
Plus Low weight Ie 700-800 Grams.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 05/10/2019 at 4:51pm
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Remember a gas stove won't work that well at the top of a mountain in winter unless you can liquid feed it. For winter you need a petrol or meths stove or the ability to invert the canister and preheat.

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Message posted by spiritburner05/10/2019 at 9:29pm
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Don't forget paraffin!   My snow melter of choice is an MSR GK on kero.

Message posted by Ewen c via mobile 05/10/2019 at 10:19pm
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Yes,and Kero. I used to use it in the hexon when I heated with kerosene. I prefer petrol though. My fuel of choice at the moment is Aspen 4T. I have been known to use lighter fuel and panel wipe. Coleman is just too expensive.

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Message posted by spiritburner06/10/2019 at 12:12am
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Aspen4 is the 'dogs' as a substitute for Coleman. Might have a mess about with my 123R this week - just for fun.

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All hail the mighty Svea.... or optimus climber as mine was sold as

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Message posted by Caligula04/6/2020 at 9:36pm
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Quote: Originally posted by LuciF on 22/9/2019
Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 22/9/2019
Get as lightweight as you can but don't get obsessed with it. Remember that your rucksack also counts to weight and your boots do too. I usually have a change of clothes for sleeping and underwear is wear one, wash one and carry one. Water also weighs so a good filter is a must to avoid those kilos.
I love backpacking and do more backpacking than car camping now.



Yes thereís only so far Iíll be able to go with getting lightweight as weíll have our German Shepherd with us so we have her food and water too. Trying to get her used to carrying some of her own stuff but so far she prefers us acting as her lowly assistants! Re filters Iíve been looking at Sawyer as water is easily our heaviest weight. Any thoughts on it? It seems to get pretty solid reviews.



After a lot of researching, and trying several........I opted for the Sawyer Micro Squeeze,
It is very compact and supercedes the Mini. It has a higher flow rate, and can also be used for filling containers as well as drinking direct.
You can get various sized collapsible bags or use standard plastic bottles as your supply feed. It packs very small and light.
The collapsible bags can be a bit of a faff to fill from some sources, but practice makes a difference.....Of course plastic bottles are a lot easier!


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Jumping on to this thread to ask about cooking! I'm buying backpacking equipment for similar reasons to OP. I went with Vango ultralight stove, but now wonder about cooking equipment.... I have a lightweight kettle and a small pot, so i know i can heat water and bag meals, but can i put a frying pan on if i'm in a location that allows me to cook something a bit more substantial? If not, what recommendations would you make for that type of cooking? Do i need to buy a different stove?

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Why couldn't you cook with a pan or a pot? What sort of site would prevent that? And of course if you are not on a site; it's not an issue?

If I'm not having a fire, I use a twig burner if fuel is available or one of many types of alcohol stove.....
And yes I use pans and pots.............


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