What have you bought?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    That made me laugh.

    I would have had to walk away if id been there.
  2. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    I thought we were talking about pole tips up or down with apex grommets, how do bikes & planes factor in to it, should I re-think my stance & take into account how many times my ice cream has fallen off it's cone?
    As there is risk of that happening too. :confuseded:
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  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Your anecdote confirms that minimising the risks of a tent puncturing incident is always a good idea.

    Speaking as someone who shattered two GG poles one blustery day, I can only say I'm glad I was also carrying my trusty Easton Aluminium tipi pole to ensure my hex3 was sturdily erected no matter what.
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I prefer as much as possible to mitigate risk. Your more likely to damage a shelter with a pointy bit o
    f tungsten than a foam handle. Your also more likely to shatter a carbon pole than an aluminium one. Carbon are lighter so it's a balance of priorities, but a trekking pole weighs the same whichever end is up. I prefer point down just in case, agree that makes a looser connection to the fly so again a balance of priorities. Each to her/his own.
  5. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    I'd never seen this stuff before (not actually in asda/food shops very often) but I came across it today.

    My life is complete:D I carried a huge plastic jar of peanut butter on the cwt, now I've got it in a bag and you can sook it straight from the nozzle

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  6. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    i got mine from Asda in Brighton, but not seen it around Cornwall where we live now.
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've used this for a couple of years since el put me onto it.
    At 1200 calories a pop it's great - it powered my TGO last year and backpacks in Andalucia.
    The Chocolate, for me is the worst of them as it is too sweet.
    Not something Charlie will struggle with.....
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  8. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    2969741F-94B3-4A6C-9A21-F679A2167303.jpeg I was going to try this but didn’t :stop:
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  9. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    :D Sweet

    It might be a problem :(, im generally a no sugar chap. Will give it a bash later and if its to sweet I'll steal the one the wifes got, the smooth one I think

    It was marked as "new" in Aberdeen asda
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Anyone tried the Marmite PB yet?
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  11. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    TBH, it tasted like chicken to me...
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  12. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    bit of a mouthful, that...
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  13. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Especially if you add meatballs
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  14. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Don't forget the meatballs.
  15. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    Had some the other night, it was really nice

    I'm a Marmite middler, don't mind it at all, don't love nor hate it. Have some Marmite in the cupboard but rarely have it. But I'm a huge PB fan (and I've also tried the fuel 10k PB in the pouch, nice but quite mouth drying to eat)

    Anyway the marmite PB was really good, slightly more PB than marmite in the flavour which for my taste was spot on. Very delicious, recommended
  16. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks mate :thumbsup:

    I'll add it to the shopping list again and ask her not to scrub it out this time :)
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Some cheap polyester lining fabric for £1.89 a metre delivered. 1m x 1.5m 96g. It is semi shiny slippery stuff. I bought it to make practice things on my sewing machine before I buy some decent material. I could even envisage making a mock up prototype shelter using it.
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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Bought spares or repair, so I'm pretty pleased, seems to be working well. Bit of fettling to get it spot on needed and a good clean. Looking out for a straight stitch needle plate too.
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  19. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Nice one :) I like that you can raise the plate on those
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  20. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    B0AB0E6E-A192-4B1C-A27E-6E5D7DE787C9.jpeg Rohan Equater long sleeve shirt. Size small. Love these shirts. They’ll do several days wear without being too smelly and are ideal all round base layers. Generous front pockets and the poppers are great for getting dressed in a tent or changing into Super (supper) Man.
  21. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Been through a few tubs at home though I dunno about a Coglans tube full.

    I thought those days of metal tubes of Primula were behind me lol
    Same deal though :) a late night “student snack”
  22. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Finish food is usually better than Carribean. They do some great trail snacks. ;




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  23. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Yet you missed this..

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  24. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I gave this one a swerve C114C09E-841F-411C-BD0B-A91C0FE96D3C.jpeg
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  25. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    bet that’s alright! Thai shrimp paste reminds me of maggots.

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