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Author Topic: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier  (Read 3683 times)

pdangerp

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Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« on: June 11, 2011, 12:33:01 PM »

I like camping like the rest of us. I also like cool little gadgets to make life easier. I thought it would be cool if everyone would share something they've found or made that makes life easier at camp or on the trail.

I'll start:

http://www.niteize.com/collections/figure-9/products/figure-9-large-1
I use these things to tension guy-lines for my tent. I'll also use them to tie down stuff in the back of the Jeep. I know that it just does the same thing as a trucker's knot, but I think they're pretty handy. The Nite Ize company makes a lot of neat little widgets. I've also found these things at REI or Grainger. REI seems to have better prices (for once).
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 02:53:08 PM »

That's pretty cool, I think I'll try an pick up a couple of them.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 10:54:18 AM »

You can get them @ WalMart, Northern Tool or Harbor Freight.
REI??? You guys must make a whole lot more money than I do.


I bought a bunch for my tarp.
Use them for most everything. Makes the tie-down much faster/easier.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 09:13:28 AM »

rei actually had them for a good price. i think the northern tool ones are knockoffs.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 07:18:12 PM »

The most useful tool I have for camping is either my Barks River Knife or my Rat Cutlery R3.  Love both of those knives, that and a handful of 550 cord lol
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 10:34:17 AM »

lets see...outdoor camping tools that make life easier......hhhhmmmm.... Captain Morgan Spiced Rum!!
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 11:04:04 AM »

lets see...outdoor camping tools that make life easier......hhhhmmmm.... Captain Morgan Spiced Rum!!

Ohh man Makers 46 helps too lol
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 03:21:45 PM »

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 12:56:17 PM »

Those high power ones take really expensive batteries that burn out quickly due to power consumption. I recommend a headlamp for general camping duty and an LED maglite or similar (with regular AA or C or D batteries) for heavy duty light needs (read scare away bears and look for stolen food items)
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 01:21:40 PM »

I have a streamlight strion LED C4. Battery last a long time between charges and bright as hell (160 lumens) and its the size of a mini maglite
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 01:35:58 PM »

I carry:
-a whip in case i need to fend off an attacker or swing from tree to tree
-a satchel for my maps and findings
-my lucky hat
-a pistol
-a torch for exploring dark caves and temples
-a small asian boy to get me out of tight situations
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 02:46:51 PM »

I carry:
-a whip in case i need to fend off an attacker or swing from tree to tree
-a satchel for my maps and findings
-my lucky hat
-a pistol
-a torch for exploring dark caves and temples
-a small asian boy to get me out of tight situations

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 04:41:03 PM »

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 08:14:16 PM »

My flashlight is only 160 lumens but I'm sure you'll all agree that it'll scare a bear away

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 09:57:35 PM »

I have a streamlight strion LED C4. Battery last a long time between charges and bright as hell (160 lumens) and its the size of a mini maglite
Wow they're nice too! http://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-74301-Flashlight-12-Volt-1-Holder/dp/B001T7F3KA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345072810&sr=8-1&keywords=streamlight+strion+c4+led  Thanks
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No problem. But now I want a surefire. 500l. WOW. I'm a sucker for a good flashlight
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2012, 10:59:09 AM »

I have an LED Mag light and every time if falls over or I drop it the LED falls out.  I use one of these at work....  http://www.pelicanproducts.us/p.Pelican.7060.110V.7060.HTML  and like it pretty good.  Another guy just bought one of these.... http://www.surefire.com/r1-a-bk-lawman.html  VERY nice but VERY expensive.

I just use a headlamp for camping.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 01:43:47 PM »

What I like about my strion I can charge It by 12v or 110
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2012, 04:11:28 PM »

The you can recharge the streamlights with a 12v charger too, but it seems that every streamlight I've ever had slowly gets dimmer over time and never gets back to full brightness, even with new batteries and bulbs.  Doesn't make sense but seems to be the case.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2012, 04:24:51 PM »

Interesting I've had my streamlight strion for three years have never had that problem yet and I use it all the time for work. Never goes dim just shuts off when it needs to be recharged
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 09:36:02 PM »

Yes That's the one think I paid $112.00 for mine at a store on Mcclallen
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