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    Camping Items to Include on List for Santa?

    Santa’s elves are busy making presents and are always on the lookout for things that a Good Boy or Girl would like for Christmas.

    Any thoughts?

    Randy
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    Cialis. Good for boys and girls. So I hear.


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    https://www.airframesalaska.com/Articles.asp?ID=289


    Cialis. Good for boys and girls. So I hear.

    Uncle E, maybe you just need a triple dose for it to work?
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    OK, other than Cialis...

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    A reasonable weight axe. The dog and I are going to start a fire and I peeled off some fat wood from this 100 year old ponderosa pine stump. These trees were hand sawn back then and have gone ‘fat’ over the years. They make excellent fire starter material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindOnHisNose View Post
    OK, other than Cialis...
    If your both over 50 this stuff is amazing

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    Glenn
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    Headlamps. Book nerd or wild land wonderer. Always useful.
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    Leatherman
    compass
    signal mirror
    Blastmatch
    lightweight tarp
    ax
    folding shovel
    machette
    jetboil
    quality duffle(s)
    pot & pan set (titanium)
    quality airmatress
    rain gear (pants and jacket)
    lantern
    survival vest
    headset
    InReach
    PLB device
    water purification system
    life straw
    tools and/or build up a tool kit

    Just a few items

    Bill
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    Little Bug camp stove

    https://littlbug.com/
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    Hotel gift card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    Little Bug camp stove

    https://littlbug.com/
    What heck? In Bemidji, right up the road and I have never seen it.

    SJ, sounds like something my spousal unit would say! Lol
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    Helinox high back camp chair with rocker legs and cot with extended legs. Makes camping a pleasure.
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    Bill’s list is pretty good but I’d add a light backpacking tent or leanto lightweight tarp. And add a reasonable emergency medical kit.
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    Along the lines of that Little Bug stove...

    UCO Flatpack grill. Better than I expected... small, lightweight, packs flat... in addition to cooking it serves as a nice little fire pit.

    https://www.ucogear.com/ucoware/flat...irepit-gr--fpg
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    Bookmark this page and sign up for their emails...

    I love the stuff they make. Super-high quality....

    https://countycomm.com/
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    Dear Santa;

    Please don't make me go camping with a couple of these guys.

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    TMI Glenn.

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    I included a link to Alaska Airframe's tent page. Comfortable is the key... so a nice big tent with cots.

    Naturally, the cool kids have a plane large enough to carry it all, and the full bar. Any chance we could include Jacob Papp and the Herc on the list?

    A wind and water proof lighter is also a great thing to have on hand.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Bookmark this page and sign up for their emails...

    I love the stuff they make. Super-high quality....

    https://countycomm.com/
    Seems kinda like a Sharper Image for survivalists.
    Luckily I'm pretty much bald,
    else I might be tempted to buy their $14.50 titanium comb.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
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    aviation gas cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip D View Post
    aviation gas cards.
    Chip, Happy Thanksgiving!

    For you, I offer you a free tank of fuel when you bring your cub to 9AA9!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    1. LED Head lamp, 2 pack from energizer, 15 bucks from amazon
    2. Good tent lamp, small, red light, adjustable brightness, walmart , around 4 bucks
    3. Mosquito head net
    4. Can of iso bute gas for jet boil,large and small
    5. 12 in metal tongs with wood or insulated handle of some type, I use them for cooking, grilling, managing the camp fire
    6. 1.8 liter MSR water bag
    7. 1000 lumen or greater flashlight
    8. Aeropress coffee maker
    9. good quality poop shovel
    10. some quantity of parachute cord, very handy
    11. Extra tent stakes, light ones if they fly a super cub Big Nail type if they are car camping
    12. Good light weight cooler. I use a 28 in the rear of the cub
    13. Mountain Flying training course in from McCall mountain flying Seminars(that is if they are a pilot)
    14. Little floor rug for in front of the tent
    15.Stainless steel camping type bowl
    16.thermopop thermometer by thermoworks
    17. Sleeping bag liner
    18. Luxury Lite Cot (must for my wife)

    Randy, that was a fun exercise. Heck , I could keep going
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Seems kinda like a Sharper Image for survivalists.
    Luckily I'm pretty much bald,
    else I might be tempted to buy their $14.50 titanium comb.
    The little "nic-nak" items are what I like. Some of the stuff is a little gimicky but the quality is actually really good vs. "the sharper image" crap you see out there.
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    I have two Luci inflatable solar lights. No battery, adjustable output, weigh nothing and take up no room when stowed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    I have two Luci inflatable solar lights. No battery, adjustable output, weigh nothing and take up no room when stowed!
    Spot on, I forgot about that one. Mine was purchased at REI, luminAID, Packlighte Nova, USB Solar, I love that thing
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    If Jeff has one, I gotta get one...

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    8. Aeropress coffee maker
    This. I used to use a Jetboil french press, but the Aeropress is way better. For someone who likes good coffee, the Aeropress is often. I bought one for camping, but now use it at home as well.
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    Sil tarp, parachute cord, and trekking poles. Wrap up in the wind, make a rain shelter, or add some totanium stakes and make a tent. Good for day hikes or spiking out.
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    Starbucks instant coffee is pretty darn good, good enough for me to eschew other caffeine fix methods. Saves a bit of weight, used to pack a French press.
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    Lou, do you have all this?

    From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be
    found in all corners of the earth."

    Then he made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg View Post
    Along the lines of that Little Bug stove...

    UCO Flatpack grill. Better than I expected... small, lightweight, packs flat... in addition to cooking it serves as a nice little fire pit.

    https://www.ucogear.com/ucoware/flat...irepit-gr--fpg
    Bought one today at my local sportsman's. Same price as UCO website.
    "Always looking up"
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    When they DryVit (or stucco, whatever it's called, the plaster type stuff they use on buildings nowadays, over Styrofoam insulation) they first lay down a layer of textured Tyvek. It's waterproof, super light, and very tough, and the bit of texture it has makes it non slippery. I've been using a 10'x10' piece I scrounged out of a dumpster for a ground cloth for years now. Similar to the building wrap they use over wood framing but tougher and has texture. Free....
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    I've had a one piece Tyvek suit and boots in my gear for years: https://www.dupont.com/safespec/tyvek/featured-products.corebrand$$TYVEK.html

    It's just another layer if caught out unexpectedly in weather or bugs. Takes little space and weighs almost nothing. Bought at an industrial supply store that caters to workers needing protection from chems or paint, etc.

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    One of the things I noticed hasn’t been mentioned here to date is Sleeping Bags.

    a year or so back, friends from the Midwest were planning a visit to Schafer Meadows in MT. They called and asked for recommendations. Number one on my list was REALLY warm sleeping bags. They kinda thought that was a joke, but I told them to bring cold weather bags. After their visit, they agreed.

    I always carry at least one cold weather bag and a lighter one. Or a bivy to go inside a lighter bag. But I promise you, if your spouse has a cold sleeping experience, that’ll be the end of camping as you know it. You can always use a heavier bag or a bivy in warm weather.

    Go to a high quality distributor and buy the best, you won’t regret it. The sleeping bag and tent are the foundations of comfortable camping. Everything else is details.

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    Bivy INSIDE the bag? Would that be a bag liner? I use bag liners for all seasons mostly to keep my sleeping bags cleaner. For a bivy? I've had a few but Hilleberg's Bivanorak is far and away the best I've used. Great for survival gear, too. You can walk in it, it has arms for making coffee before you're ready to climb out of the sack, etc.
    https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/bivanorak/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Rusk View Post
    Leatherman
    compass
    signal mirror
    Blastmatch
    lightweight tarp
    ax
    folding shovel
    machette
    jetboil
    quality duffle(s)
    pot & pan set (titanium)
    quality airmatress
    rain gear (pants and jacket)
    lantern
    survival vest
    headset
    InReach
    PLB device
    water purification system
    life straw
    tools and/or build up a tool kit

    Just a few items

    Bill
    Pretty good list, Bill!
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    Looking for an improvement on my sleeping pad. Currently using an Exped that slides into a slot in my Big Agness bag. It’s about 10 years old. I’m over 50 now and want something that’s a little thicker and more comfortable. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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    Proving again that Lyn is the best ever, she handed me a box a couple days ago and said "Merry Christmas"!

    Yup, a month early, but in the box was a pair of Kennatrex boots. She wanted me to have them to wear now, as I am having shoe and boot issues.

    Seriously, the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Been on my feet the last couple days in the shop, boots on, climbing up and down off the concrete floor and moving sleds to catch up on repairs. My feet did not hurt all day!

    So that is an addition to the list: Good boots! And Kennatrex are incredible.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Exped Megamat. As I get older, my pad gets thicker. A good cot helps, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingde View Post
    Looking for an improvement on my sleeping pad. Currently using an Exped that slides into a slot in my Big Agness bag. It’s about 10 years old. I’m over 50 now and want something that’s a little thicker and more comfortable. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    I’ve got a luxury lite cot around here somewhere that I should dig out and try again. I only used it a few times on motorcycle trips I took close to 10 years ago. I roll around a lot so I’d love something wider.

    The megamat is on my radar. As well as the mondoking from thermarest. Hoping stock rebounds at my local rei as I’d love to see them in person before purchasing. Stock of sleeping pads was extremely low the last time I was there. They do have a great return policy though so hmmmm…

    How is the megamat when it comes time to put it back in the bag?

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