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Camping and Backpacking GEAR thread

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by T4RFTMFW, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:23 AM
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    Dangerdave

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    I’ve rocked a Mountain Hardware Lamina 20 for about 8 years now and it’s still comfy. Only a couple cold spots in it at this point around the zipper
     
  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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    2Toyotas

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    I have not purchased anything from REI all year, so far.
    Politics.
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    I totally get that, just the first place I found the link. It's not an REI owned brand.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    At lower temps, be sure to have enough insulation underneath. When camped on glaciers or at higher altitudes we double-up on pads and extend the range of our bags. I've used a 15º bag at 19,000' with double or triple pads. The warmest bags still collapse under your body weight, so bottom insulation is key as you see the lower ranges of a system.
    Touring towards the Dent du Geant.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    2Toyotas

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    Agreed.
    My comments were for truck camping.
    I use an Exped Synmat Duo 'M' in between the wheel wells. It fits perfectly. A space blanket and a closed cell foam under that. CCF, from Gossamer Gear, 41" wide, is only to protect the pad from punctures. I also have a Toyota Brand Bed Mat on the bed.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    My Exped Synmat Duo is one of my absolute favorite pieces of gear. Wide enough for 2 people, packs down essentially as small as a thermarest, and is very tough material - my dogs nails don’t make any holes.
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    @SummitBound You going to Indie Festival tomorrow at Furman?
     
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    I can’t unfortunately, traveling for work. Small world to see that you’re so close though!
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    I have the nemo Kayu 15 degree bag. Definitely wasn't cheap but it's super warm and packs really well. The vents are a really nice feature too. I only have about a week worth of nights in it as I haven't owned it very long but I can already tell I'll be very happy with it. My ladyfriend has the female version and she's a big fan of it as well. It's the first really nice sleeping bag each of us has owned and we're happy with our purchases.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    My camping buddy is my now married daughter. It was the first major gear splurge I ever did for her as she had tried numerous bags that were cheaper. Years later it is still her favorite piece of kit.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Thanks for the info.

    I sleep in the bed of the truck w/out a platform. Truck has a bed mat, I have a foam pad and an inflatable pad I sleep on.

    I’ll have to check out the oversized mummy bags.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.

    That’s a killer price. Care to share anymore info/thoughts on this bag?
     
  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Are you able to elaborate via PM possibly?
    I’m curious but don’t want to muck up the thread with politics.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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  15. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    +1 for cats meow 20*. I’ve had mine for 3 years and has worked great. The gf also has one.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Anybody have a kammok hammock tent? Just curious on some input
     
  17. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    Just found this thread for the first time. I do a lot of camping and hiking. Here is a picture of my gear wall in my living room.

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  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    Brothers in spirit. My son's old bedroom is now the dedicated gear room. Slightly improved since this pic but same basic layout.

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    Even has a security camera in there. Catches housemates who like to "borrow" items, and would be a hotspot if someone broke in and I wasn't home. Snapshot is current, but it's a huge mess as I've been sorting through some stuff and reorganizing yet again.

    Gear room 9-11-19.jpg
     
  19. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    Badass! What is that shelving unit with all the drawers and stuff? Do you have any links? I really like that setup.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Ya seems like I’m always having to reorganize and rearrange stuff. It always seems a long way away from being perfected
     

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