Camping Gear Specials

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Cheesewheel » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:03 am

Not so much a camping special issue but a massdrop issue ... does anyone know why they are constantly posting specials for lock picking gear under the everyday carry banner? Is there some usage to this sort of stuff (enough to warrant a mention in about 2 out of every 7 of their daily drops) beyond the clandestine that I am not aware of?
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:10 pm

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 pm

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:27 pm

New to WA, Aldi has some outdoor gear for sale this week according to todays brochure.

There is down jackets and vests.

There is down sleeping bags.

Merino and thermals and more.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Outdoor Camp Stove Burner US $5.99 (AU $8.07) Shipped @Lightake

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http://lightake.com/p/Ultralight-Backpa ... ku=H990201

Dis. Code: "BURNER"

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.Made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel which can stand high temperature and weight
.High-energy ceramic piezoelectric ignition system make it very convenience for outside camping or hiking. Folding design makes it smaller to put into your bag
.Hold up to 20cm diameter pot
.Strong fire power, High thermal efficiency
.Base is fine workmanship, close contact, there will be no leak when connecting the gas tank
.Used with circinal screw gas holder - Light weight and collect in a plastic box
.Compatible with any single butane/butane-propane mixed fuel canisters with threaded 7/16 NS Lindal Valve (EN 417)
.Compact and collapsible design combined with a carrying case for enhanced portability
.Easy to set up and ideal for camping, back packing, overnight trips and many other outdoor activities
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:03 pm

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There is an Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Medium for sale on Bikepacking Australia for $130 posted.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:13 pm

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Massdrop have a set of three ultralight drybags as a drop for approximately $36 delivered. These are lightweight bags comparable in weight by the looks to the Sea to Summit UltraSil bags.

If the Sea to Summit prices at Mainpeak are guide this is a pretty good deal for a set of three bags, assuming of course the sizes suit.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:12 am

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Massdrop have a drop coming up on a Vargo Titanium BOT 700ml which may appeal. No pricing yet but you can "request" the drop and get in on the queue to join if the price appeals.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:34 pm

Aushiker wrote:Massdrop have a drop coming up on a Vargo Titanium BOT 700ml which may appeal. No pricing yet but you can "request" the drop and get in on the queue to join if the price appeals.


I like that this version of the Bot has handles.
I've requested an email notification from Massdrop when they become available.
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:38 pm

rifraf wrote:I like that this version of the Bot has handles.
I've requested an email notification from Massdrop when they become available.


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I have gone with a Toaks 850ml which takes my full cooking kit other than fuel. They can be obtained from Aliexpress for a lower price than I paid for mine from Trail Designs.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby RonK » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:39 pm

It's strange that Vargo have never offered this size Bot on their web site. A special build for Massdrop perhaps?
It will be interesting to see the price. But too small for me.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:16 pm

RonK wrote: But too small for me.


I like a very big cuppa, be it tea/coffee or just water.

Finding a decent vessel isn't as easy as I thought.

Plastic seems to very quickly go brown inside with the tar from the tea which I find an off putting eyesore.

I've found the enamelled cups I've bought from camping shops, quickly end up with bubbles of rust coming up underneath the enamel.
I assume made in china.

I took and broke my favourite china mug last tour.

I find something thats inert (non ferris), easy clean, fits a Nalgene and thus might situate itself within one of my
BBB XL Fueltanks appealing. :)
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:39 pm

My favourite cup for cooking meals and drinking brews.

https://www.globalweapons.com.au/products/cup-canteen-kidney-cup

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Warin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:40 am

The Oztrail stainless steel double walled cups have;

A capacity of 440 ml .. to the brim, a more usable capacity is 400ml .. still a reasonable sized cup of tea.
The top can be sealed with a 'Gloulburn Valley' 1kg plastic container green plastic cap (used to package fruit). You will need to dremal the plastic caps thread out and then it is the perfect size to make the cup into a container for tea bags etc.
The handle can be removed if you want - it is brazed on. In some instances the braze is not fully made all the way around so you may be able to barging for a cheaper price.
Weight with handle is 172 grams.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby johnfordau » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:43 am

Beware of metal cups that you put to your lips. After a day in the saddle getting a hot brew down fast is great but remember the metal cup is bloody hot and will burn lips. I decant into a smaller light weight metal cup with a plastic rims which protects the lips.

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:58 am

rifraf wrote:
RonK wrote: But too small for me.


I like a very big cuppa, be it tea/coffee or just water.

Finding a decent vessel isn't as easy as I thought.

Plastic seems to very quickly go brown inside with the tar from the tea which I find an off putting eyesore.

I've found the enamelled cups I've bought from camping shops, quickly end up with bubbles of rust coming up underneath the enamel.
I assume made in china.

I took and broke my favourite china mug last tour.

I find something thats inert (non ferris), easy clean, fits a Nalgene and thus might situate itself within one of my
BBB XL Fueltanks appealing. :)

Hehe - despite the handles, it's a pot, not a cup. :lol:

Not having a lot of carrying capacity, a mug that does not nest with my stove and pot is impractical. A 450ml single wall mug integrates nicely with my 1litre Bot, and it can be put straight on the stove if necessary. If I want a bigger drink I just make another cup.

Whilst it may fit into your BBB XL Fuel Tank nested with a Nalgene, you then have to carry the top separately (and risk loosing it).

Time to ditch that teapot and get some decent teabags. Like these - the best Earl Grey I've ever tasted. Also sold in my local David Jones store. :D
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:12 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Massdrop have a drop coming up on a Vargo Titanium BOT 700ml which may appeal. No pricing yet but you can "request" the drop and get in on the queue to join if the price appeals.



Price is just in.

$69.99 plus $7.75 postage (US dollars of course)

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/vargo-tita ... rer=TJET54
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby RonK » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:26 pm

rifraf wrote:Price is just in.

$69.99 plus $7.75 postage (US dollars of course)

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/vargo-tita ... rer=TJET54

It would be difficult to determine if this is a good price, since this particular item is not sold anywhere else.

But as a guide, I paid $128 AUD for a 1 litre Bot including shipping, so around $30 AUD difference.
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby rifraf » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:50 pm

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/260803

RESQLINK+ PLB 406MHz GPS Enabled Floating Rescue Beacon $269.10 Shipped (AT) eWarehouse eBay


Code: CTENOFF

Speil: "Original eBay 10% off deal post

Additional bit off with cashrewards.

This is a no brainer extra piece of mind for those out on the water. For sake of $269.10 and drowning, or getting eaten by sharks I choose this.

This is the cheapest I could get my hands on a shipped RESQLINK+ (RESQLINK without + also available, only difference I understand is the "+" means it floats, non plus sinks). There was a cheaper price a few weeks back at CH Smith Marine as part of Sydney boat show, but I couldn't get to the shop and they refused over the phone order (they had 15% off $299).

Please note that whilst it is a PLB and has similar function to EPIRB (including GPS in this model), it will NOT meet the requirements if your vessel needs EPIRB.
Only difference I understand between this RESQLINK+ PLB and an EPIRB, is battery life, PLB = 24 hours of beacon, EPIRB must have 48 hours of beacon life. EPIRBS must also float (which this one does). Also handy size for bushwalking/4wd off roading.

Other important notes:
- this is from an authorised Australian seller
- 6 years battery life
- is licensed to a human, whereas EPIRB is licensed to a vessel"
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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:00 pm

Not a special but I received in the mail today a Tito Titanium spork via Aliexpress. I was quite impressed with the packaging and the personal note and business card that came with the spork. The manufacturer even included a brochure promoting their titanium bike frames :)

Oh the spork cost $7.00, weighs 15 grams and most important to me folds up really small. Delivery time was within the normal Chinese delivery timeframe; ordered on July 18, received today August 16.

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby SheikYerbouti » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:05 am

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:17 pm

Massdrop have a popular drop by the looks on a Terramar Thermawool Half-Zip merino baselayer which may be good for around camp or touring in colder weather. Having tried a WoolPRO Agena merino shirt and not been only impressed I have decided to stick to Icebreaker going forward but this may appeal on cost at least.

Pricing is ~ AU$62 delivered.

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby RonK » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:10 am

Aushiker wrote:... I have decided to stick to Icebreaker going forward but this may appeal on cost at least.

I bought a new Icebreaker base layer from Cotswold Outdoor last week. They offered big reductions on selected items. Prices were very reasonable and service excellent.

Mens Oasis Leggings Black $80.00
Mens Oasis Long Sleeve Half Zip Top Metro Heather / Rocket $70.00

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Re: Camping Gear Specials

Postby Aushiker » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:25 pm

Massdrop have the Princeton Tec Sync headlamp in a drop for ~ $33.24 delivered. Might be of interest to some.

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