Since LDG and The Boom are to lazy to start this I will do it for them
I like car camping with a layer of metal against me and the elements and the boogeymen and whatnot - I do hate sleeping in tents for more reasons but let's keep it short
So no ultralight tent advice from me However, I like light stuff because there is no need to carry/transport bulky stuff when you can do better and once you reach your destination with a plan the whole superlight carry thing becomes pretty important as well
One universal piece for car camping, backpacking, Zombie Apocalypse and whatsoever is a good tarp So here is mine
Post by willydigger. FB inFamous on Nov 20, 2013 11:10:11 GMT -8
I've got a pole you can add.
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Post by lildannigurl on Nov 20, 2013 13:31:19 GMT -8
AJ always your words paint such an elegant picture :giggle:...
Stone, I'm not lazy :MAAH:...ok yes I really am however, fine fine no excuses :rolleyes:...I'll try to get some pics up next Monday as this is the only day my slave driver boss will let me have any fun
As a family girl in general I would only camp/ hike with a huge ass tent and more stuff than I could haul on a barge. Those days are gone...yippy!!! :squee:now a days it's no more than what I can cram in the pack I carry...lil food, any number of devices to help light a fire..fishing and cooking equipment...but all that is suppose to fit in my pack...and will when I upgrade :rolleyes:...and on those really rambunctious days I take a canoe ::D..I still need a small tent, a good sleepin bag ( have one wouldn't say good)...never really liked camping in a car, to crowded and stuffy I like the great outdoors
Uhm, no pictures yet, but I got those same MSR Groundhogs Paw shows in the OP :)
So you will sleep under a tarp, but not in a tent? Idgi
The main reason why I like my tent so much is because it keeps the bugs & wind off me, what's not too like about that?
I'm preparing for a longer backpacking trip to Sweden next spring. I've done a ton of camping in my live, but I usually carry everything on my motorcycle instead of on my back, so I had to cut some weight. But my tent & sleeping-mat had to be replaced anyway this year so the timing was actually pretty good.
I've recently bought a Vango Force Ten Helium, it's about 1330 gram including poles & stakes. There is a UL version with carbon poles as well that's just under a kg I believe, but I thought this one was expensive enough already. The lighter version also uses a bit thinner materials so I feel quit comfortable getting the more durable option. Combined with a Thermarest Neoair All Seasons (large, I like some space to toss & turn) and a Sea To Summit Tk II down bag I'm just a bit over 3kg/6lbs for my entire sleeping system. I pack it all in a Deuter Aircontact 55 + 10, it's a very comfy backpack but not the lightest.
I'm not really an ultralight guy though, I like my comforts too much for that.
I'll try to get some actual gear shots soon including all the little items I collected so far (not there yet), in the meantime I'll leave you with this video of someone else's Helium 200:
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2013 11:10:33 GMT -8 by The BOOM
Post by lildannigurl on Nov 21, 2013 9:23:36 GMT -8
I'ma show that one to Norse...we've been lookin round for one that'll suit us. He found some tipi's the other day and I guess I'm old fashion I just love the idea of a tipi...I'm not sure how practical it would be though. I have a three bedroom tent but that would take a pack mule to carry so guess that'll go to the girls...they can fight over it. :DMy new backpack (ya I'll get pic's this weekend) has tons and tons of room...perfect for a lil two man tent
Post by lildannigurl on Nov 21, 2013 11:06:53 GMT -8
:rofl: Not cool ..not cool You're the second person today to say I have cooties...I'm starting to feel contagious :snooty:...I've always been apart of the boys club :-*I'm rub my girl cooties all over this forum and infect all ya'll :showoff:<---me rubbing