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What's your favorite camping gear?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Short Cut, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Apr 28, 2002
    Above ground
    I'm always curious to see what other serious campers have decided upon for their gear. I'd really like to know what gear you wouldn't leave home without.

    I'll start with my all-time favorite small tent. It is an Ahwahnee model by Bibler. It's unusual because it is a single wall tent yet it is totally waterproof while allowing water vapor from your body to escape without condensating on the inside of the tent walls. Although it's listed as a two man tent it works great for one man and his gear.

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  2. WFR


    Dec 2, 2001
    Sierra Designs Meteor Light tent.
    MSR Whisperlight stove (pre-shakerjet)
    Thermarest self-inflating pad
    Princeton-Tec Aurora headlamp
    Osprey Aether 60 backpack
    PUR Hiker waterfilter
    Camelback Unbottle water bladder system
    UCO Candle lantern
    Nalgene .5 liter small mouth bottles
    Primus hard anodized aluminum 1 liter kettle

    By the way, I have a Gregory Fury backpack and a couple of tents for sale and some other assorted gear. If anyone needs some gear just email me.

  3. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

    Sep 18, 2000
    My G32...don't leave home without it.

    I'm more of a "car camper" myself. Just bought a Eureka! Tetragon 11 tent, as the Apex model was a tad small...I want something I can stand up in.

    I really wanted to buy an Exped "Big Bear" tent but cannot justify spending $600 for a tent I'll use maybe once or twice a year. Damn nice tent, too.

    One of my fav pieces of gear is my backpacker's stovetop espresso maker. ;f
  4. valleyz

    valleyz Problem Child

    Nov 13, 2001
    My portable "Dish Network" Dish and 150' of coax;f

    When we co canoeing,I have a MSR whisperlight stove,MSR water filter and Nalgene bottle,self-inflating pad,and a Slumberjack 15 degree mummy bag,and yes my G19;P
  5. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Cochise County, AZ
    this has been the best stove i've owned. it packs super small is virually wind proof and suprisingly stable. it doesn't look like much but this little guy kicks butt. i have an expensive liquid gas stove and "high end" primus stove. for $40 this one beats them both.

  6. jdrobins


    Mar 30, 2002
    DFW, Texas
    My portable DVD player, :cool:

  7. El Capitan

    El Capitan Kalibanned

    Apr 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, Aztlán
    Bibler = very excellent

    unfortunately also:

    Bibler = second mortgage to afford ;)

    I have a gregory pack, north face 4 season, whisperlite, marmot mountain jackets (ouch, speaking of pricey), and moonstone 5 deg bag.
    (and glock 29 ;))
  8. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Apr 28, 2002
    Above ground
    How is that MSR stove at simmering? I have a dual fuel coleman that will burn unleaded gas and it has been very handy for motorcycle camping. However it is and an all or nothing type of stove giving great full power but poor fine adjustments.

    Had to check out the Moonstone sleeping bags as I'm in the market for a new cold weather bag. I've been eyeballin' a Wiggy's sleeping bag but this Moonstone bag is pretty nice and it has a tall that's wide in the shoulders which I really like. Thanks for the tip. :)

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    The Bibler is a tent that you get when you have fully committed to camping and you want a dry/comfortable tent that will last. We all have our ways of justifying our expenditures and personally I find it easier to pony up the bucks for something that is top quality IF I'm committed to using it regularly. I've camped in many rainstorms and I've camped in this tent twice when it snowed heavily overnight. It took quite a snow load on the roof without any structural problems and it has never leaked a drop. I sure wouldn't have minded paying less for it but at least its performance has been first rate in the field. (commercial over ;) )
  9. Kabar and a loincloth

  10. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Cochise County, AZ
    i solely use dehydrated food. either the type you buy or i make up some meals myself. so all i use if for is to boil water. you can adjust the flame with fine adjustments but i think the design almost kills the idea of simmering. it's basically wind proof torch so the center will get a lot more heat than the edges. you would also have to make up an external shield if you were using a few low flame. my optimus liquid fuel stove has a full shield that folds around the entire stove and base of the pot. this way the heat is trapped around the entire base of the pot. on the MSR any breeze would blow the heat away on a low flame.
  11. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    Nov 7, 2001
    Dutch Oven

    Tipi. The best tent design, ever.

    French Axe As used by the voyagers in early 18th century America. A useful camp axe now as it was then.
  12. Matthew Temkin

    Matthew Temkin

    Apr 20, 2002
    Eureak 2 man (Bought it in 1982 and it said man, not person.) Timberline tent, Svea 123 stove, First Need water filter, Mautz Fire Ribbon, Coleman Peak 1 Cook kit, Leatherman, Thermarest ultralight long, Space Blanket, EMS Poncho. From Sept until early May I use a EMS Sebago 0 degree rated bag, which eliminates the need for a lot of extra clothing.
    I sure do miss my old Kelty BB-5 frame pack. They do not make frames like they used to ( mid 1970's)
    My EMS internal pack is nice, but not when the load gets much past 35 pounds.
  13. J. Parker

    J. Parker

    May 24, 2000
    Ephrata, Wa.
    My Lance camper.;a