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Old 25 Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by Warthog View Post
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"?

Not so sure about that - although with only 8 tents (but I do have 4 stoves!) I've got a way to go yet. The tent I bought in place of a lamp recently my wife paid for.
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Originally Posted by Warthog View Post
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!!!
perfect.... ... but the bags need to have a HU logo too.. or I'm not coming...

by the way... counting my stuff...
I'm on 4x Hennessy Hammocks, 1x tent, 4x sleeping bags, 3x sleeping mats, 3x stoves...
(still remembered a few more in a storage box to add here...)
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Old 26 Aug 2010
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Thank god I'm not alone! I spent hours looking for the perfect stove even after we bought the last one. There's realy no need I just feel I could do a little bit better. Thank god I also have a wife that knows when to hide my credit cards... I would very much like to join STAA

Hi, I'm mj and I'm addicted to all sorts of camping and outdoor gear.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO!"

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This thread made me !!!!

I find it really difficult to walk past an outdoor shop, must at least look in the window.
I now have 4 tents, 2 trangia stoves (1 gas, 1 meths) and a mini gas stove. I have 2 self-inflating mattresses and numerous bits of sleeping equipment.

I don't have a partner to share this with so it's simply my own addiction of buying outdoor gear.
In Leeds, there is a relatively new shop called GoOutdoors. It's not that great (but cheap) - yet I still can't resist browsing through the advert that pops through my door every month....

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Haha, I knew there were a lot of PTSD sufferers around here, but I didn't realise so many would come forward so quickly.

I'm not afflicted by the ailment, one tent, one broken stove, one set of leathers since I started riding eight years ago. I'm tight though.

Anyone who has seen me at a rally or on the road, sleeping under a plastic sheet and eating cold beans from a can will testify to this!

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Originally Posted by Warthog View Post
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?

I thought it was just me. ALWAYS gravitate to the stoves, and I don't even like cooking. Tents I do, still looking for the ideal tent. Think I might have found it. Bought so much shit over the years, but I think I've used most of it. Been looking at those kellykettles for years, but can't see myself ever using it, so haven't bought one yet.

Think we need a support group.
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I suffer from this as well.I have just spent a week in the Lake District where there are outdoor shops absolutely everywhere,most of them with 'sale' signs in the window.I must have been in nearly all of them.I managed to only buy some socks,gloves and one of those red anodized alloy bottles this time so I think I got off lightly
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Originally Posted by pheonix View Post
yet I still can't resist browsing through the advert that pops through my door every month....
That's just it: you never know when you might need that sixteenth headtorch!!

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Been looking at those kellykettles for years, but can't see myself ever using it, so haven't bought one yet.
That is the crux of it: it's not the using - IT'S THE HAVING!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!

I mean really...kellykettles and bike touring:

" Alright, mate! So, what's in the 60 litre rollbag? Tent? Sleeping bag annd clothes for a month?"

"Nope, my stove..."

Still doesn't mean I'm not looking at it in another web-window and imagining a kellykettle cuppa on a deserted Estonian beach!!
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Well, I've just tidied up our spare bedroom and now all our camping stuff is in storage boxes. 5 boxes of about 80 litres each!!!!

OK, there are two tents, two stools and two pairs of sleeping bags, but that is still a lot of stuff!!

(but if I pack it all carefully; i'm sure I can make room for more)
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