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Camping gear (Plus alot stuff on my bad Grammar)

Flip
5/09/2005
12:58:43 PM
Hey Just wanted to c if anyone wanted to advise in their opinion the best types of tents and sleeping bags and other cooking gear 4 use when camping for the climb because im need to start placeing hints to other family members for christmas
looking for a 4 seasons tent and sleeping bag what recomendations

nmonteith
5/09/2005
2:14:34 PM
Try using full stops, sentances and capital letters!

Anyhow, what are you planning to do with all this gear? What locations, how many people ect ect...


gremlin
5/09/2005
2:28:15 PM
A bivvy sack, gas burner (or esbit stove) and a down sleeping bag under 1kg
If you're a bit of a wuss, perhaps one of those heavy and expensive one man tents...
Then sit back and relax for an hour, while the other geezers setup their kitchen sinks
jiminy cricket
5/09/2005
2:43:11 PM
Here's a good thread on four season tents from a while back, with some good suggestions for various budgets.

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=6&MessageID=339&Replies=1

Personally I think the Salewa Sierra Leone is a great tent for the price. Also if you can find back issues of Wild magazine around, there will be some good head-to-head comparisons of all the above. That's how I chose mine in the first place. As nmonteith points out, think first about what you're planning to do with the gear.

Flip
5/09/2005
2:57:39 PM
Yeah Cool, Srry Im not good at english, hence i climb :P
Yeah that tread helps, but for anyone else wanting to help im trying to get into outdoor recreation cert Iv, so any gear need in the cource its prob 2 man tent as well. for me and my gear, or me and a lady friend

Paradise
5/09/2005
3:14:29 PM
On 5/09/2005 Flip wrote:

>prob 2 man tent as well. for me and my gear, or me and a lady friend

Find a lady friend with all the gear-Problem Solved :)
dalai
5/09/2005
3:18:45 PM
On 5/09/2005 Paradise wrote:
>On 5/09/2005 Flip wrote:
>
>>prob 2 man tent as well. for me and my gear, or me and a lady friend
>
>Find a lady friend with all the gear-Problem Solved :)

Live for them in a Defacto relationship for a year and then half is legally yours...

Best option is to buy a cheaper heavy tent for car camping as well That way saving the better, more expensive tent.

Super Saiyan
5/09/2005
3:28:49 PM
gday flip

Im doing cert IV outdoor rec in geelong atm. Does ur TAFE provide tents?? Ours (the Gordon) does. Should be worth checking out before u go spending all your cash... having said that, I am a fellow gear freak and yes, its a wise move to have a lady friend that is also a gearhead! It means she will be keen to go to hardware lane with you whenever u want!

flip
6/09/2005
10:48:07 AM
The Problem Is Finding The Lady Friend
anyway obsessed whats the cource like cause im currently doing cer 2 in sport and recreation (not to self read the cource outlines before signing up) and yeah coaching and fintess alough active does not involve climbing but any info on "outdoor rec would be handy)
dalai
6/09/2005
12:34:08 PM
On 6/09/2005 ti wrote:
>Aw, come on Neil, when did you become such a grammer and punctuation Nazi?
>
>The omission of grammer, punctuation and, more importantly, correct spelling
>in SMS's is considered acceptable these days, why not open forum emails?
>

The omission of grammar, punctuation and more importantly correct spelling in SMS's is considered acceptable these days! Why not open forum emails?

The failure of the school system to continue working on the three R's, is the primary catalyst for the downward spiral of society that we see today!!

Just because something has been accepted, doesn't mean it's right... ;-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6/09/2005
12:44:59 PM
>Just because something has been accepted, doesn't mean it's right... ;-)

Like bolts?

he he he
... ducks under blue tarp and fends off the hordes with a bow-saw, while looking for the escape ladder ...
:)

shmalec
6/09/2005
12:51:32 PM
for 4 season ozy conditions I'd go something like

msr whisperlite stove
a 700g min down sleeping bag.
a very lightweight two person 4 season tent (something about the size of a macpac minaret) for hiking
a very cheap roomy dome from a disposals store or rays tent city for car camping.
a full length ultralight thermarest is a good idea too.

You really need to think about what you're going to do with it and how much moola you have.

shaggy
6/09/2005
1:20:29 PM
On 6/09/2005 shmalec wrote:
>for 4 season ozy conditions I'd go something like
>
>msr whisperlite stove
>a 700g min down sleeping bag.
>a very lightweight two person 4 season tent (something about the size
>of a macpac minaret) for hiking
>a very cheap roomy dome from a disposals store or rays tent city for car
>camping.
>a full length ultralight thermarest is a good idea too.

You gonna haul all that stuff up Ozy? :P
dalai
6/09/2005
1:47:15 PM
On 6/09/2005 ti wrote:
>However bringing this back into context, as debates can get convoluted,
>should expression be of secondary importance to rigid structures such as
>grammer, punctuation and correct spelling? Should Flip feel that he is
>less capable of expressing himself and communicating his thoughts. More
>importantly, shouldn't everyone feel that they can openly ask questions
>on this forum regardless of background, experience or education?

Totally agree ti. Other than the aforementioned post which started this thread hijack, if you search back through the archives you will find most members extremely understanding and tolerant with grammar and spelling. (I won't provide examples, as it would be unfair to those people)

As well as my expressive double exclamation mark, I would have hoped you saw my ;-) and noted most of my previous post was indeed tongue in cheek.

>Pls, stop sendg msgs2ths
>no, i am not linda,
>I hv not slept w/yr sis,
>+i wd nvr call any1's ma a slag.
>Gd luk w/viag.
>Luv, yr wrong no. xxx

??? Obviously I communicate more by email and with the spell checker on!

DaCrux
6/09/2005
2:32:15 PM
You can borrow tents from most outdoor shops Ė try a few and see which one you like best. I have 2 tents Ė Macpac Microlight (1.5 person tent Ė big enough for me and my pack) which only weighs 1.6-1.8kg and is great for bushwalking. It also has a small vestibule so you can leave your muddy boots outside and donít have to worry about them getting wet. I also have a crappy k-mart or target tent which is good for car camping. Itís heavy but cheap, and it only takes a few minutes to put up Ė so you donít wake everyone up when you get to the Pines at midnight. Itís a 4 person tent and you can fit 2 people, 2 packs and all your climbing gear in it (or 4 people if you're drunk enough). I also have different stoves and sleeping bags for hiking/car camping. What sort of gear you get really depends on what youíre planning to do with it.

Rich
6/09/2005
3:00:35 PM
why do we have to use correct grammar etc on this sorta thing, it doesn't matter! It's not like we're workin for fks sake hehe.. i'm typing one handed while eatin a sandwich so quick n easy is good. doesn't mean ppl can't express themselves 'properly' when they want to either..

sabu
6/09/2005
3:51:24 PM
On 6/09/2005 ti wrote:
>'Pls, stop sendg msgs2ths
>no, i am not linda,
>I hv not slept w/yr sis,
>+i wd nvr call any1's ma a slag.
>Gd luk w/viag.
>Luv, yr wrong no. xxx'
>Charlotte Fortune

ahh can hardly read it, glad to say im not that back!! however it's not as bad as l337 5p34k, man thats so nerdy!! :P

On 6/09/2005 M8iswhereitsat wrote:
>>Just because something has been accepted, doesn't mean it's right... ;-)
>
>Like bolts?
>
>he he he
>... ducks under blue tarp and fends off the hordes with a bow-saw, while
>looking for the escape ladder ...
>:)

yep im with you m8!! :)
*....takes control of the bonesaw whilst m8 finds the ladder!!*

topic: why hasn't anyone mentioned a trangia yet? i think it's much better (**for camping**) than a gas burner as everything comes with it, no need to bring big billies that sit on a the stove soo unblanced that at a gush of wind could send your dinner to the dirt!

Super Saiyan
6/09/2005
4:01:16 PM
sabu, you are SO trad my lad! lol

Trangias might be good for teaching kiddies how to cook in the bush, but for there size weight and sheer amount of time and effort to boil some water, they just arent worth it,

MSR forever!

nmonteith
6/09/2005
4:03:14 PM
On 6/09/2005 sabu wrote:
>topic: why hasn't anyone mentioned a trangia yet? i think it's much better
>(**for camping**) than a gas burner as everything comes with it, no need
>to bring big billies that sit on a the stove soo unblanced that at a gush
>of wind could send your dinner to the dirt!

If you ever plan to travel in the USA or Canada then I don't reccomend a Trangia. The metho fuel is
impossible to get in those countries (something to do with drinking alcohol laws). The only place we
found the fuel was in a mega paint store and it was more than US$10 for 500ml.

Flip
6/09/2005
4:04:43 PM
Yeah but dont u have to lug a bottle of fuel up with ya using the trangia, anyway thanks for the help so far some of these tents cool, amazing what crazy fibers exist these days
and the camping gear that can be used A3 AFAIK IMHO - - - - THX
(Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace / As Far As I Know / In My Honest Opinion)

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