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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271719
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I don't have a problem getting up and down off of the ground. My issue is sleeping on the hard ground. No matter how much site prep I do, I end up with that rock or that stick in my back all night.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: waterbug_wpb] #271721
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
how much are those kitesailing air pumps? May opt for one of those if the batteries don't work...

you can get a cheap battery powered one for $15-50
they are great for stoking a camp fire but heavy and often die after a season (wont accept a charge anymore)... more reasons why i love the thermarest

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271722
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They also have the pumps that plug into your car power plugs.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: F-18 5150] #271723
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foot powered too
Originally Posted by F-18 5150
They also have the pumps that plug into your car power plugs.

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: ] #271733
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Originally Posted by MN3
I had camped with 2 queen sized air mattress for years.
2 (stacked) is much better for several reasons.
1. you don't have to roll in and out of bed
2. WHEN one pops... you aren't sleeping in a flat pile of pvc
3. if you practice, you can "launch" your unexpected (sleeping) girlfriend for a little air time

But then I saw the light ....
imho Thermarest are 10000x more comfy
they: roll up, inflate with 20 puffs - no need for a battery or manual pump, weigh almost nothing and they don't give me that "flating" feeling i get from an air mattress

draw back - your on the floor (i fix that by putting my thermarest on a cot if i am camping for an extended time) & they are a bit pricey,


Originally Posted by Redtwin
Those blow up mattresses will ruin you. I refuse to camp anymore unless we bring it. I guess I'm getting too soft and/or too old. My days of sleeping on the ground are over.


What else ya got? I'm planning on a little boat camping and I'm particularly interested in ultra-light stuff like stoves.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271734
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IMHO can't beat a good old coleman camping stove for value. there are better built and cheaper ones but these are a great compromise

they aren't very heavy at all and the ones with wind walls make a huge difference in cooking time if there is any wind

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271740
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Are you talking about the backpack size, or the multi-burners (old school)? I have one from the 70s.

Of course, it's never used. I don't even use the stove in the RV at regattas...

On family camping trips, I prefer to cook on a campfire, using another old trick: all you really need is fire, and foil...

Mike

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: pgp] #271755
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Originally Posted by pgp
Originally Posted by MN3
I had camped with 2 queen sized air mattress for years.
2 (stacked) is much better for several reasons.
1. you don't have to roll in and out of bed
2. WHEN one pops... you aren't sleeping in a flat pile of pvc
3. if you practice, you can "launch" your unexpected (sleeping) girlfriend for a little air time

But then I saw the light ....
imho Thermarest are 10000x more comfy
they: roll up, inflate with 20 puffs - no need for a battery or manual pump, weigh almost nothing and they don't give me that "flating" feeling i get from an air mattress

draw back - your on the floor (i fix that by putting my thermarest on a cot if i am camping for an extended time) & they are a bit pricey,


Originally Posted by Redtwin
Those blow up mattresses will ruin you. I refuse to camp anymore unless we bring it. I guess I'm getting too soft and/or too old. My days of sleeping on the ground are over.


What else ya got? I'm planning on a little boat camping and I'm particularly interested in ultra-light stuff like stoves.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #271766
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by pgp
Originally Posted by MN3
I had camped with 2 queen sized air mattress for years.
2 (stacked) is much better for several reasons.
1. you don't have to roll in and out of bed
2. WHEN one pops... you aren't sleeping in a flat pile of pvc
3. if you practice, you can "launch" your unexpected (sleeping) girlfriend for a little air time

But then I saw the light ....
imho Thermarest are 10000x more comfy
they: roll up, inflate with 20 puffs - no need for a battery or manual pump, weigh almost nothing and they don't give me that "flating" feeling i get from an air mattress

draw back - your on the floor (i fix that by putting my thermarest on a cot if i am camping for an extended time) & they are a bit pricey,


Originally Posted by Redtwin
Those blow up mattresses will ruin you. I refuse to camp anymore unless we bring it. I guess I'm getting too soft and/or too old. My days of sleeping on the ground are over.


What else ya got? I'm planning on a little boat camping and I'm particularly interested in ultra-light stuff like stoves.


JETBOIL.


I second that. Those things are awesome.


Jake Kohl
Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: brucat] #271782
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the 2 burner with side wind walls is what I meant.
Cooking on a fire is great but having a burner for coffee or food when it rains is essential gear for me.

And yes there are many smaller and lighter systems, if you are backpacking they are perfect, otherwise they are very expensive for my needs and almost everyone has standard propane fuel (both stores and other campers)...
Originally Posted by brucat
Are you talking about the backpack size, or the multi-burners (old school)? I have one from the 70s.

Of course, it's never used. I don't even use the stove in the RV at regattas...

On family camping trips, I prefer to cook on a campfire, using another old trick: all you really need is fire, and foil...

Mike

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271787
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I don't camp like I did in Boy Scouts anymore, either. We're always in close enough proximity to restaurants if the weather stinks.

My Coleman stove is OLD, old school. Runs on Coleman (liquid) fuel, not propane!

I like cooking on the fire because it's fun and relaxing. If it becomes stressful, I'd do something else...

Mike

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271790
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I'm in college...I've lived weeks off of beer and pizza alone!


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271795
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Sounds like a perfect regatta diet!

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: ] #271800
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Originally Posted by MN3
IMHO can't beat a good old coleman camping stove for value. there are better built and cheaper ones but these are a great compromise

they aren't very heavy at all and the ones with wind walls make a huge difference in cooking time if there is any wind


+1. Got a two burner (with wind guard) that came with legs so I can cook standing up.

The little propane canisters are good for short trips, and you can plug in the big momma canister for longer stays.

And it really works well to heat up water when the power is out for days... like after Wilma tore through our county.

Fill up the lobster pot and heat to steaming. Mix with cool water and you got one nice hot bath/shower (more water than those solar H20 things, but they work well in concert, too)

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: waterbug_wpb] #271806
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I use my coleman stove for melting lead.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: Jake] #271808
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sounds like a fun camping pastime smile


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271815
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I use mine on my patio with my cast iron pan when I cook fish so i don't stink up the house

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: pgp] #271819
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Originally Posted by pgp
I don't bother with a tent unless I'm going to be set up for at least three days. I like plenty of room so that I keep things organized and not feel claustrophobic in bad weather. http://store.eurekatent.com/copper-canyon-12-person-tent I've found a small fan run on D cell batteries is very helpful.

When traveling I often use KOA cabins. https://www.google.com/search?q=koa...mp;ved=0CFUQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=632


A TENT that retails for $449? Dude, you're rich! So you pay your fair share then?


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271897
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Another Eagle Scout here!

I gave up on Tents years ago.. In my scout troop we 'backpacked' every month of the year.. Light gear was required, and we got tired of tents.. Ran into guys just doing the bivy sack thing and thought we were cool.. Then we discovered Hammocks long before they were cool, and never looked back..

No more sleeping on the ground.. I have a really nice Hennessy Hammock.. Fits me and the wife quite comfortably! But if the weather is nice I often just break out an old king size bedsheet.. Just tie some old line with a..... wait for it... Sheetbend... and you are good to go... I have an old pup tent fly to string over the bedsheet. The Hennessy has a sweet setup with fly, bug screen, ect..

No more sleeping on the rocks on the ground for me.. You will always find me high and dry.

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: ] #271904
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Originally Posted by MN3
IMHO can't beat a good old coleman camping stove for value. there are better built and cheaper ones but these are a great compromise

they aren't very heavy at all and the ones with wind walls make a huge difference in cooking time if there is any wind


I have a Coleman stove as well, the one that runs off the liquid, probably 30 years old. I recently saw some youtube video on the flammability of that liquid, wow, how many times I could blown myself up.


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