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Free Cheap base camp stuff

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Moondog55, May 18, 2020.

  1. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    I'm offering this here rather than take it to Gumtree.
    But if you are considering setting up a fixed winter camp somewhere I have a heap of older gear I'd like to get rid of.
    Say Mt Beauty caravan park or similar
    Pick-up only here in Geelong.
    Cheap BCF 6-person dome tent plus plenty of spare poles [ you will need the spare poles as the fibreglass is Chinese and not all that good] and a LW tarp for the ground.
    Gasmate 2 burner stove [ New] and a bottle of gas [ not new]
    Synthetic mummy sleeping bag
    Offers over $50-??
     
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    Moondog55 One of Us

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    Obviously not worth $50-
    So changed the listing to FREE
    But not including the little LPG stove which will go to my Evil Step Daughter for "just in case" use.
    Still needs to be picked up here in Geelong
    Will shortly be listed on Freecycle
     
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    Synthetic mummy sleeping bag is snow rated?
     
  4. Moondog55

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    That really would depend on how warm you sleep, in Mt Beauty you would be OK in the caravan park but not at Pretty Valley in a snow tent, advertising says -12C but that's the well abused "survival" rating. I'll dig it out and take pix if interested
    EDIT
    Here is a link although DD have deleted that bag from the range
    https://www.bushcraftlab.co.uk/products/dd-hammocks-jura-2-sleeping-bag
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could be interested for an emergency bag. How big/small does it pack? Can't see link properly due to covid warning
    P.S. Sorry to hear you are giving up snow camping etc. (because of illness?) Still planning to ski occasionally?
     
  6. Moondog55

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    It packs up to something approximating a double-decker bus, 250mm * 400mm.
    I'm not giving up entirely but I am downsizing the stash to make room for my other hobby and so the kids have less to clean up after I die.
    If you can call bad sleep apnea an illness then yes but some other age related issues also.
    I have other lighter bags that are warmer so I don't need this for the car. It would make an excellent "just in case" bag for the car
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for info. Sorry, but it looks too big. I want something I can carry in a daypack for my occasional companion, Justin Case.
     
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    Ha You should have bought the cheap overbag for that.
    Yep I agree that it is too big for that, I have a Katmandu kids bag that would work but all these cheap generic insulation synthetics are big even when packed tight and hard. S2S down Traveller is what I'll be packing next year.
    I have a project on the go however. I'll get in touch when it's finished
     
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    If you want something for your mate Justin have a look at the modification I just finished and get in touch.
    PM sent