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Red face I think I'm addicted...

Everytime I go near an outdoor store or visit a site, I gravitate towards stoves, nice compact tents and other bits of kit that I arguably don't need....but I want it!!

I have a multifuel stove and a woodburning stove and now I'm finding kellykettles strangely attractive...

Is there a cure?
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The only cure is a cast iron Dutch oven and a folding laplander saw !

A fallkniven F1 also helped with my illness but it's coming back slowly.
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Everytime I go near an outdoor store or visit a site, I gravitate towards stoves, nice compact tents and other bits of kit that I arguably don't need....but I want it!!

I have a multifuel stove and a woodburning stove and now I'm finding kellykettles strangely attractive...

Is there a cure?
None at all, I have just been packing up for a little jaunt to enjoy the UK summer for a few days (yeah right) and as I was packing my cases I was thinking, I need a smaller stove, I could take my honey stove but do I really want to be hunting round for dry wood when I camp. I need a small petrol stove, and rather worryingly I keep trying to think of ways to make a penny stove work with petrol. So far though I have refrained from burning off my eyebrows with any rash experiments, but it's probably only a matter of time.

No doubt I will buy another half dozen stoves first, to go with my three tents and hammock !!
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Everytime I go near an outdoor store or visit a site, I gravitate towards stoves, nice compact tents and other bits of kit that I arguably don't need....but I want it!!

I have a multifuel stove and a woodburning stove and now I'm finding kellykettles strangely attractive...

Is there a cure?
Outdoor stores are crack dens for gear addicts.

The first step is to admit you have a problem.

The second step is to feed it, I recommend [url=http://www.mec.ca]Outdoor Gear - Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) -
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Based on these two responses alone I officially inaugurate the STAA help group: Stove and Tent Addicts Anonymous (as anonymous as usernames are).

"Hi. My name is Warthog, and I'm addicted to Stoves"
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The perfect stove = a modern day Grail quest
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Kelly Kettles great idea...I thought

But totally impractical for taking on bikes, they take up too much room and being 'ali', bend very easy'
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There is indeed no known cure for PTSD, Persistent Tent and Stove Desires.

All you can do is try to manage the illness and rely on the support of others with the same addiction in a controlled setting. Good for you for starting the support group online.


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There is indeed no known cure for PTSD, Persistent Tent and Stove Desires.

All you can do is try to manage the illness and rely on the support of others with the same addiction in a controlled setting. Good for you for starting the support group online.
grate idea... how about... in case a bigger support group is set up, to arrange a sort of "changing, hand over circle" for stows... so every one has to give a stove away to the next addict after a while, so that the collection of stoves is on a permanent move and every addict got the chance to play with another stove ones he handed one over to the next addict... : makes every addict happy in the end and may cost less in the end...

I must admit... I'm a long time outdoor shop addict too, actually had my first own penknife before I even joined school age 5 and since age 14 I'm finally addicted to all this outdoor stuff and still love it... yes... outdoor shops need a "door manager" who is checking the age... let's say entering a outdoor shop needs a minimum age of 75 or older... : wheelchair:
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Maybe there's room for "Stoves anonymous" meeting at the next HU bash.
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All you can do is try to manage the illness and rely on the support of others with the same addiction in a controlled setting. Good for you for starting the support group online.


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OK, I admit it, I've got it too. I feel better now.

Last visit to an outdoor store was about 10 days ago in prep for a trip to Cornwall. I went to buy a tent light, came back with a ...... tent! I've now got eight of them. I didn't even use the new one in Cornwall.

Some people seem to be immune though. I was talking yesterday to a friend in the US who's just come back from an 11,000 mile coast to coast bike trip using a tent he bought in 1971 and a petrol stove he bought a few years later. He was annoyed that the stove packed up about halfway through!
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Maybe there's room for "Stoves anonymous" meeting at the next HU bash.
Will HU provide paper bags with eye holes, FoC?

Better make those non-flammable paper bags.
This is a Stove help group after all: H&S!!!
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I bought a tent on eBay last week, trial erected it in my garden, then stowed it in my loft. I counted my tents whilst I was up there: I'm now into double figures! 'Only' four stoves though!

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I'm now into double figures! 'Only' four stoves though!

Did you know that the Oxford English Dictionary cites the the phrase " a dozen tents but only four stoves, dear!" as a phrasal synonym of the noun "divorce"?

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out of the closet or should that be stuffed even more in it?

Thank God I am not alone. It’s so good to see other addicts coming out of the closet. So far 3 tents 2 stoves 6 sleeping bags 5 ground mats, countless knives, machetes, axes and gizmos, various lights and a credit card that weeps when I walk into a camping shop or go on line. I think a swap shop at a meet would be a great idea but I suspect most of us would need a long wheelbase transit just to get our excess gear to the gig! Oh I forgot more riding gear and helmets than I will ever wear out in a lifetime.

On the bright side I would like to think I am doing my bit to single handedly get the economy going again…..
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