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Old 01-29-17, 08:02 AM   #26
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i use one and was going to mention it. Works great so far.

I've also had Exped baffles blow up. Couldn't sleep with a bulge in the middle so I punched the mat until it looked like a big twinkie. Then I slept on my belly with my arms hanging down. Exped replaced it and I sold it and bought a NeoAir. I've had a Big Agnes seam leak, an Exped baffle blown and a NeoAir cut last summer (patched since).
Tried the stove now and its great for the price/weight combo. Wish I had orded 2 tho, one in backup
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I can't speak to the durability of the Exped, but i'll try to wear it out this winter. Will report back.

Between Kelley and I, we have three thermarest air pads and none have ever failed. I had five other pads, but I mailed them all to the protestors at Standing Rock. Best place to send extra gear for winter camping!
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Tried the stove now and its great for the price/weight combo. Wish I had orded 2 tho, one in backup
The burner is kinda unusual looking. Does it burn okay with a decent spread on the flame?
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Old 01-29-17, 06:15 PM   #29
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The burner is kinda unusual looking. Does it burn okay with a decent spread on the flame?
In this video it does well agains the MSR Pocket rocket! But its closer to the MSR micro rocket, its boiling water great, but the frames could have been wider so I dont think its good with frying pans.
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More cooking stuff haha Just bought this x-bowl from Sea To Summit after I so this video
X-Bowl | Sea to Summit
Next is a Titanium pot! Am leaning on this one because off the protected handels.
https://www.toaksoutdoor.com/products/pot-600
With a 100g cannister who weights 195g full, Toaks pot 109g STS x-bowl 80g and a 25g stove is total 409 gram or 0,9 pound without a Titanium spork.
Anybody tried this one https://www.amazon.com/TOAKS-Titaniu.../dp/B00GLD8SYA
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More cooking stuff haha Just bought this x-bowl from Sea To Summit after I so this video https://youtu.be/cSRB92aA5NY
X-Bowl | Sea to Summit
Next is a Titanium pot! Am leaning on this one because off the protected handels.
https://www.toaksoutdoor.com/products/pot-600
With a 100g cannister who weights 195g full, Toaks pot 109g STS x-bowl 80g and a 25g stove is total 409 gram or 0,9 pound without a Titanium spork.
Anybody tried this one https://www.amazon.com/TOAKS-Titaniu.../dp/B00GLD8SYA
I don't like spork and not a fan of folding utensils because they can break but mostly because food gets in it and it catches on fabric. I use a spoon with a long handle and leave it with my toiletries/first aid because it fits in the bag and I carry it even on stoveless trips.

I have the 700ml pot from Toaks. I bought it for backpacking since I only boil water for dehydrated meals, and because the lid fits the GSI Soloist (finally cracked after steeping on it a hundred times too many) and the the GSI bowl fits in the Toaks. I use a bandana when the handles are hot. If you want to cook anything in the pot, forget Titanium. The GSI Soloist is much better for that. A few grams more but it comes with a bowl and you can easily fit a medium size canister, stove, lighter and bowl in it. The handle locks the lid in place for transport so no stuff sack needed. It does come with a waterproof sack to use as a water bag, as well as a spork (mine didn't). From what I heard, the spork is flimsy.
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More cooking stuff haha Just bought this x-bowl from Sea To Summit

I have looked at those a couple of times and REI, including when I landed in Missoula last year for the start of a tour and realized I needed a new bowl because mine old Lexan bowl had cracked in flight. Good for saving space, but I find the 5" diameter to be to small for my liking. My old Lexan bowl was 6.5" in diameter. (I still have a second one.) I ended up picking up one of these:


Infinity BPA Free Camp Bowl | GSI Outdoors


Deeper, wider, lighter and most importantly (because this is BF) a hell of a lot cheaper.


And that titanium spork thing is a brick and (a mint) compared to this:


http://www.gsioutdoors.com/telescoping-foon.html

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Old 02-06-17, 03:20 PM   #33
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I have looked at those a couple of times and REI, including when I landed in Missoula last year for the start of a tour and realized I needed a new bowl because mine old Lexan bowl had cracked in flight. Good for saving space, but I find the 5" diameter to be to small for my liking. My old Lexan bowl was 6.5" in diameter. (I still have a second one.) I ended up picking up one of these:


Infinity BPA Free Camp Bowl | GSI Outdoors


Deeper, wider, lighter and most importantly (because this is BF) a hell of a lot cheaper.


And that titanium spork thing is a brick and (a mint) compared to this:



Telescoping Foon
Here is a bigger version XL-Bowl | Sea to Summit
Maybe ill buy it later, but I got mine on half price ca 7$ Never seen the big one in Norway tho
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TEST having hard time getting photos here!! Asking for URL adress? Ok I have googled a bit and will try to post a pic now

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More cooking stuff haha Just bought this x-bowl from Sea To Summit after I so this video https://youtu.be/cSRB92aA5NY
X-Bowl | Sea to Summit
Next is a Titanium pot! Am leaning on this one because off the protected handels.
https://www.toaksoutdoor.com/products/pot-600
With a 100g cannister who weights 195g full, Toaks pot 109g STS x-bowl 80g and a 25g stove is total 409 gram or 0,9 pound without a Titanium spork.
Anybody tried this one https://www.amazon.com/TOAKS-Titaniu.../dp/B00GLD8SYA
[rant]Why does everyone who does a YouTube product review need to blabber on and on about it? Sweet Sunshine, I tell you, my attention span is much shorter now. In this digital age we live in, information can stream into your brain a lot faster than people blah-blah-blah-ing their way into their imaginary YouTube stardom.[/rant]

Yeah I'm not a fan of sporks or anything plastic in my kit. Even then you need to be careful of what you get. Just because something is made of Ti, it could be inferior in many ways to something made from a different material. Some Ti utensils are media-blasted, or tumbled, and they feel ragged and rough when eating from them. For a while, you had to look around a for a decent set of fork and spoon. I have an old Snow Peak set of Ti fork and spoon. Love 'em. They are smooth, polished, and elegant.

I hate sporks because they suck. They neither fork or spoon anything well. Better off using a couple fingers, which are intrinsically the ultimate lightweight eating utensil.
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Old 03-01-17, 08:10 AM   #36
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[rant]Why does everyone who does a YouTube product review need to blabber on and on about it? Sweet Sunshine, I tell you, my attention span is much shorter now. In this digital age we live in, information can stream into your brain a lot faster than people blah-blah-blah-ing their way into their imaginary YouTube stardom.[/rant]

Yeah I'm not a fan of sporks or anything plastic in my kit. Even then you need to be careful of what you get. Just because something is made of Ti, it could be inferior in many ways to something made from a different material. Some Ti utensils are media-blasted, or tumbled, and they feel ragged and rough when eating from them. For a while, you had to look around a for a decent set of fork and spoon. I have an old Snow Peak set of Ti fork and spoon. Love 'em. They are smooth, polished, and elegant.

I hate sporks because they suck. They neither fork or spoon anything well. Better off using a couple fingers, which are intrinsically the ultimate lightweight eating utensil.
Yeah heard sporks mess up ziplock bag also, so I bougt this instead
https://www.optimusstoves.com/en/ch/...-ti-long-spoon
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I can't speak to the durability of the Exped, but i'll try to wear it out this winter. Will report back.

Between Kelley and I, we have three thermarest air pads and none have ever failed. I had five other pads, but I mailed them all to the protestors at Standing Rock. Best place to send extra gear for winter camping!
Have you tried the Exped sleeping mat now? Has it worked well?

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I had five other pads, but I mailed them all to the protestors at Standing Rock. Best place to send extra gear for winter camping!
That is a great idea.
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