Show me your stools

Discussion in 'Other Gear' started by Lempo, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

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  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Four empty beer cans works well. :angelic:
  3. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  4. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I've wanted to make a light version of the three poler with some carbon tubes and silnylon for a while - but I really don't fancy the splinters I might get if the poles are too stupid-light.
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  5. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Titanium caps in the ends?
  6. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I see my helinox zero modifications featured in this thread. Some info (1) the carbon tubes couldn’t take the latéral pressure and snapped.(2) The thin sil nylon also was under too much stress. I think weight could be saved as against The helinox canvas with a mid weight nylon or rucksack weight of cuben or xpac but with the aluminium struts the overall weight would still be too heavy to justify carrying a chair -for me at least.
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  7. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I was thinking more of the poles breaking under load, ouch!
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  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Titanium tubes around the carbon?
  9. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Thru Hiker

    Yes bought a Mayfly too. You can rock in it. Put your feet up and you'll drift off. But the two feet sink too often for my liking when damp. Gone to ground now.
  10. Ian Barton

    Ian Barton Backpacker

    I looked at this thread thinking it was all about trowels and burying your stool. What a disappointment ;)
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  11. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I'd have named it Trowel Trouble :D

    I admit it, it was a clickbait title. :spam:
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  12. tarptent

    tarptent Trekker

    Forget stools...It is only worth carrying the weight of something to sit on if it has a comfy backrest. I take My Helenox Chair Zero on every wild camp I do...It is the one luxury I would never leave at home without. Yes, it's heavier than a stool, but my pack weight is under 6kg even with the Helenox, so carrying it is no problem...And I never leave home without a table too...I currently use an Alpkit Splitta (which is identical to the Robens Wilderness Table)...It isn't very light though...394g, excluding the pouch. So I am still working on either making or buying a lighter alternative. I am not interested in the Cascade though, as I would have to buy two of them to get a decent table top size, and you can't cook on them, or put them near an open fire either, as they melt at 162'C.
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Your camps sound very comfortable!
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  14. Rmr

    Rmr Ultralighter

    Robens Geographic stool, 13 Ins high and 259g. Comes in handy when making a brew/cooking due to my dodgy knee, paid about £20 IMG_20200525_151652.jpg
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  15. tarptent

    tarptent Trekker

    I don't mind compromising on my pack weight a bit to be comfortable. :)
  16. tarptent

    tarptent Trekker

    Talking about trowels though...The lightest you can get are made from forged Titanium sheet, and they are hand made by a guy calling himself Qui-Wiz in the States...My one weighs just 17g, or 20g when stored in a TITO Titanium tent peg bag. They are so thin that they cut through tree roots like a knife through butter, which really helps to speed up digging a cat hole.
  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    HYOH dude :thumbsup:
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  18. Nigelp

    Nigelp Trail Blazer

    Have you got a link to his site or where he damsels those. Ta
  19. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Here you go.
  20. Nigelp

    Nigelp Trail Blazer

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