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salukiguy
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08/29/2019 01:21PM

I’m sure everyone has purchased equipment that’s just plain dumb and impractical but you thought was a good idea at the time. I was doing some cleaning in the basement the other day and came across this grill. It’s called a tube grill. It appears as though I used it at least once before I put it away. I have no idea how to set it up now. Anybody else have stupid stuff you bought?
 
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08/29/2019 05:33PM
Bought a dishwashing station several years ago. Used it ounce, have never taken it on another trip.
 
08/29/2019 07:38PM
walllee: "Bought a dishwashing station several years ago. Used it ounce, have never taken it on another trip. "

I have something similar that probably seemed like a good idea at the time but proved to be unnecessary. But it may have been intended for car or trailer camping.
 
bwcadan
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08/29/2019 08:44PM
BB gun for target practice.
 
billconner
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08/30/2019 07:03AM
I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip.
 
08/30/2019 10:23AM
Most of the Coghlan's brand stuff that I've bought over the years....
 
muddyfeet
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08/30/2019 06:38PM
Fun thread. I have some family who knows ‘I’m into camping’ and so for token Christmas gifts or whatnot they get me ‘camping stuff’ because they feel I need a gift. The gesture is nice, but the the stuff is usually not. Like a 2-liter sized lantern/tent fan combo that takes 6 D batteries....
 
08/30/2019 07:04PM
muddyfeet: "Fun thread. I have some family who knows ‘I’m into camping’ and so for token Christmas gifts or whatnot they get me ‘camping stuff’ because they feel I need a gift. The gesture is nice, but the the stuff is usually not. Like a 2-liter sized lantern/tent fan combo that takes 6 D batteries.... "
Amen. Just what I was going to say.

People have good intentions and buy you things they think you'll LOVE. My daughter bought me a multitool to wear on my belt. It includes a hammer and weighs 2#s.

As far as Coghlan's, I slightly disagree. Granted it is not top-notch quality, but many times top-notch is not needed. It is affordable. You can always upgrade down-the-road. Still many times good enough is good enough.
 
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08/31/2019 10:10AM
Sporks
 
x2jmorris
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09/03/2019 11:02PM
billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "

Haha I have always thought of trying those. Now you have convinced me not to.
 
x2jmorris
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09/03/2019 11:03PM
I have lots of dumb equipment usually sent as gag gifts.

Rope saw...which admittedly works pretty damn well

Kitchen sink...basically a nylon disc that turns into a pot for washing dishes... seems pointless to me. I have never used it.

Shampoo that doesn't need water. You simply put in your hair and call it good. Again never used.

Someone bought me a little GEI kit that had a miniature cutting board and some other non sense in it. Never used.

I'd have to go downstairs but I am sure I have plenty more.
 
HammerII
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09/04/2019 10:41AM
some of the stuff Coghlan's offers is a bit odd, but until someone makes a better something those "tubes" they sell that you fill from the bottom are awesome for peanut butter. I replaced one last year that had been in use for over a decade.

 
09/04/2019 10:49AM
Soap of any kind.
Fiberglass poles.
Anything that uses bigger than AA batteries.
Any device you can receive info from home.
 
09/04/2019 10:51AM
My egg carriers have served me well over the years. I've never broken one egg. What I did waste money on was waterproof socks.
 
SevenofNine
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09/04/2019 11:31AM
Water proof socks and gloves these never keep me warm or dry at the temperatures I use them.

Candle lantern (except Winter camping).

Pillows, I have yet to find one thick enough that works very well.

I'm sure there is more gear I have that is worthless.
 
09/04/2019 12:16PM
Can't think of too much dumb, only stuff brought along and not much used.... bought a solar shower dealy for base camping with the wife, but I don't think we ever used it. Preferred just swimming. Don't know about the kitchen sink thing, but we do have one of those collapsible sinks (basically fabric round pouch and a tough wire rim that you twist to collapse it) and do use it for wash ups, etc. Very compact. Ditto on some of the coughlin stuff: I had their waterproof matches and they did not work well.... maybe if you use them right away after purchase, but not long-lived. Oh yeah, there was a combination salt/pepper shaker that leaked... and sporks, I am an anti-sporkite. This is a fun thread!
 
RTurner
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09/04/2019 12:26PM
House, car, appliances... Can't fit any of them in a canoe and just think how much cool gear and how many boats I could have bought with that money.
 
andym
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09/04/2019 01:55PM
alpinebrule: "Sporks"

Our titanium sporks are awesome. I think we bought them as stocking stuffers but have now been happily using them for 20 years.

Now those plastic ones with a spoon on one end and a fork/knife on the other seem really odd to me. But our niece and her husband really like them. We actually had a trip where we both gave each other our favorite sporks but failed to convert anyone to the other side.
 
SevenofNine
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09/04/2019 02:01PM
RTurner: "House, car, appliances... Can't fit any of them in a canoe and just think how much cool gear and how many boats I could have bought with that money. "

Think of all the Coghlan's stuff you could have bought. :-)
 
missmolly
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09/04/2019 02:08PM
I bought a fishing net that goes into the pole. The problem is, to make it work and fit the net inside the pole, the pole is too big and heavy and the fishing net is too small.
 
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09/04/2019 03:13PM
 
benr0
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09/04/2019 03:27PM
billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "

Yes, mine did not even make it to the trail.... packed in the back seat of the car, 12 hr road trip. Went to put in the pack???? What... ??? In the outfitters trash can...
 
MidwestFirecraft
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09/04/2019 04:44PM
alpinebrule: "Sporks"

Sounds like a great idea but never worked. Horrible as a fork, and poor as a spoon.
 
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09/04/2019 07:39PM
Hey, Don't put down sporks. Used to live in Australia, and they are called Splayds there. Brought home a bunch, and have used them many years. If they had a knife edge, too, would be even better. What would you call them?
 
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09/05/2019 06:15AM
Hatchet "duct tape a sock to it and we'll be in the Ely ER by midnight"
collapsible landing net "dammit!"
camping pillow "Dammit!"
non-deet bug repellant "I'm gonna read in the tent. Dammit."
cheap rain gear "No, I'm fine. It's just water."
shorts and sandals (see above)

 
09/05/2019 07:51AM
One mans dumb gear is another’s treasure.

Love my hatchet and sporks.

This is sacrilege but I sold my CCS utensil roll (high quality and well made for sure). Once I switched to titanium sporks we bring 4 sporks and 1 collapsing spatula (for 4 people) All fits in a tiny GG zip bag. The utensil roll weighed 4-5x more than all of my sporks and spatula combined. Somethings wrong when the case weighs more than the utensils...but I am an ounce counter...to each their own.

The plastic egg carriers always worked for me, but I stopped bringing eggs and switched to ova easy. So dumb for me now.

Collapsible net? Never go without it. But I go in August. Here is a 10# walleye I caught this year on a reef, you can see how far I am from shore. If I “played it out” or paddled to shore I would have killed it for sure. Same for numerous nice Lakers and northern s over the years.


Probably the biggest waste of gear is all the fishing lures I never use :) but not giving up on them...just in case.

2 years ago I would have said a chair was my dumbest piece of gear. But since the Lighter weight chairs have come out, there are advantages to having one I see now.
 
09/05/2019 10:26AM
Eyedocron: "Hey, Don't put down sporks. Used to live in Australia, and they are called Splayds there. Brought home a bunch, and have used them many years. If they had a knife edge, too, would be even better. What would you call them?"
knorks? sporknifs?
 
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09/05/2019 01:20PM
We also like the egg carriers. Just don't pack extra large eggs. Have used the carriers many times and used them this summer in Canada.
 
09/05/2019 04:13PM
I was mostly kidding with the Coghlan's comment, just a knee jerk reaction after listening to Tumblehome for the last year. I occasionally use my magnesium block, the ferro rod has long since fallen off and disappeared.

I bought a CCS Utensil Roll off this site, maybe it was yours timatkn. Definitely not dumb equipment in my book.
 
RunningFox
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09/05/2019 08:07PM
Plain dumb & impractical:
1) 4ft telescoping Zebco fishing rod circa 1990 with closed face reel. Has the backbone of a wet noodle.
2) Thermarest three-quarter length sleeping mattress from circa 1990 - teflon coated to ensure you’ll slide off.
3) My Ex - circa 1960.
 
09/05/2019 09:11PM
mirth: ".


I bought a CCS Utensil Roll off this site, maybe it was yours timatkn. Definitely not dumb equipment in my book."


I did sell it on this website. I cannot remember if it was you or not but it makes the post better so let’s go with it :) junk is the wrong word for anything CCS just wasn’t a product I needed. Glad it is getting used and appreciated properly now!

T
 
x2jmorris
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09/05/2019 09:11PM
rtallent: "Can't think of too much dumb, only stuff brought along and not much used.... bought a solar shower dealy for base camping with the wife, but I don't think we ever used it. Preferred just swimming. Don't know about the kitchen sink thing, but we do have one of those collapsible sinks (basically fabric round pouch and a tough wire rim that you twist to collapse it) and do use it for wash ups, etc. Very compact. Ditto on some of the coughlin stuff: I had their waterproof matches and they did not work well.... maybe if you use them right away after purchase, but not long-lived. Oh yeah, there was a combination salt/pepper shaker that leaked... and sporks, I am an anti-sporkite. This is a fun thread! "'

You could probably take those matches and cut the heads off and make a pretty good fire starter to at least get some use lol
 
andym
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09/06/2019 01:05AM
We also use a little Granite Gear zip bag for our kitchen and the CCS kitchen roll is not for us. But I agree that is only a comment on what I need versus anything about Dan's fine products. We are now up to 10 CCS items and regularly drool over more. Actually, I respect Dan's designs so much that not wanting the kitchen roll makes me think I'm doing something wrong.

My wife's choice, and pretty much everyone else I've ever tripped with, is my Alite Monarch chair with only two legs. Which suits me fine. No one fights me for it and I love it.

My dumb equipment choices are loved by many. We tried those Sea to Summit collapsible bowls but ours got chewed by a little critter. Bowls with holes aren't very useful. I do realize that our experience was unusual but not going to try again when our lexan cups do just fine. Also have some of the thin plastic fold up bowls/plates and just don't see the point. Again our lexan plates pack easily and are much sturdier. But I know others like them.

Here's another: those little, incredibly thin, sheet metal trowels for digging a bathroom hole. If the dirt is soft you can do it with your shoe. If it is hard those things are going to be a real pain to use. And a plastic trowel is plenty light. Ok, the sheet metal ones are less volume but still.

Another thing I would seriously argue is dumb is one I've never bought: those chopsticks that screw apart in the middle. Seriously, how hard is it to just pack normal chopsticks if you want them. OK, feel free to come at me over this one. But just remember, I'll be defending myself with a titanium spork.
 
dicecupmaker
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09/06/2019 06:39AM
I brought a cheese straightener one year. Never even used it!
 
09/06/2019 07:45AM
bought silicone bowls and cups.... just too heavy.

pocket shower for the girls....never used it.

 
RTurner
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09/06/2019 10:51AM
This is a great thread
7of9 Think of all the Coghlan's stuff you could have bought. :-)
probably could have bought Coghlan's

RF 3) My Ex - circa 1960.
Does your ex fall under the 'Plain dumb' or 'impractical' category?

dice cup -
What the heck is a cheese straightener?
 
straighthairedcurly
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09/06/2019 10:53AM
+1 on the silicone collapsible cups and bowls. Bowl never left the house. Brought 2 cups and used 1 of them once...they will never go again.
+1 on the sheet metal trowel. Light but useless.

Bought one of the snap together cooking pots and returned it the next day because when it was full of water and I picked it up, one snap let loose and dumped a liter of water on my kitchen floor. Just thankful I tested it.

Teflon fry pans...never again. Love my Alpine fry pan now!

My husband and I disagree on the hatchet issue. I have never had a need and think it is a giant waste of weight as well as an injury waiting to happen...especially when traveling with rookies. My husband loves carrying a hatchet and tried to sneak one on the last trip..."tried" is the operative word.

My son's plastic spork broke on his 4th day of a 20 day trip. He carved a spoon out of wood.
 
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09/06/2019 11:38AM
I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them.
 
09/06/2019 02:04PM
thistlekicker: "I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them."

Same here. I don't think I ever lean back far enough while paddling to get any support from a canoe seat.

I know some people use their strap-on canoe chairs on a log in camp in place of a regular chair, but I'll take my Helinox and skip the canoe seat every time.
 
09/06/2019 02:47PM
billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "

Ditto. After our second experience with an unplanned omelet, I switched to keeping the eggs in the cardboard store carton, wrapping that carton (or those cartons) in a double layer of brown paper grocery bag, and duct-taping that bag under the bow seat. The only time we had a problem was the time Spartan1 dropped the canoe! :-)

Also, if you want fresh eggs, we found mediums have stronger shells than large.
 
09/06/2019 02:55PM
thistlekicker: "I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them."


I totally agree with you, and I have a bad back, so I expected it would be wonderful. Hated the thing! I sit up very straight in the canoe, and when I needed to REALLY rest my back, we almost always had our big rubber dry bag right behind my seat, so I could semi-recline on that for just a minute or two.
 
09/06/2019 03:35PM
Yeah, what the heck is a cheese straightener? Is that like a skyhook?
Love this thread. Wish Pat McManus could chime in...
Remember a spoof / mock up of an Eddie Bauer catalog I saw years ago... I still remember the canoe-hat.
 
09/07/2019 04:26AM
rtallent: "Yeah, what the heck is a cheese straightener? Is that like a skyhook?
Love this thread. Wish Pat McManus could chime in...
Remember a spoof / mock up of an Eddie Bauer catalog I saw years ago... I still remember the canoe-hat."




The funny thing is I was given not one but two Eddie Bauer pocket knives (identical) that had it all. Everything you need and even more you never would. I’d place it in the it would make a good rock for my rock anchor in importance. It even had a light that if you put it real close to your eye you could even tell it was on... if it was real dark! I used the knife a few times before I realized the back end was sharper then the actual blade. Even had a pliers that couldn’t grip a thing. And a compass that was more lost than anybody. Oh, and those scissors... if you didn’t have fishing line heavier then 6 lbs test it would maybe be able to cut it if it wasn’t fire line.
I kept hearing about those seal skin waterproof socks... for a measly 50 bucks I bought a pair at my favorite Ely establishment. My feet were always dry once I got to camp and could peel them darn things off. When your feet get all wrinkled from being so wet it’s like they grab them socks. And if you weren’t paddling solo before you took em off you were now!
My Columbia rain jacket... I’ll never forget paddling in a good rain in Woodland Caribou... I had to unzip it once in awhile to let the rain out! They did replace that one and the new one was better as long as it didn’t rain!
How about those collapsible sinks that fit in their own little (and I mean little) bags or whatever. Is there anyone here that could actually get them things back in those things when they were done?
Then there was the red paracord with the reflector stuff in it. Once wet it marked everything red so you knew it was yours.
My son took my dads old eagle portable fish finder. The one that took two of those big 6 volt batteries. On a ten day trip with me to WCPP... the third day he was out of juice in both sets of batteries he brought.
Sporks... don’t get me started. And those light weight eating utensils? The ones that are shorter then your sawed off toothbrush? Yeah, those ain’t comin!
I could go on and on... but I gotta say, once I started buying quality stuff I ended up spending much less when you figured in the replacement costs and the comfort of it actually working like it should half way through a 26 day trip. My .02 cents!
 
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09/07/2019 09:25AM
Spartan2: "billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "


Ditto. After our second experience with an unplanned omelet, I switched to keeping the eggs in the cardboard store carton, wrapping that carton (or those cartons) in a double layer of brown paper grocery bag, and duct-taping that bag under the bow seat. The only time we had a problem was the time Spartan1 dropped the canoe! :-)

Also, if you want fresh eggs, we found mediums have stronger shells than large."


Great tip about medium eggs!
 
missmolly
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09/07/2019 09:25AM
Ben, you could do stand-up with lines like this: "They did replace that one and the new one was better as long as it didn’t rain!"
 
09/08/2019 10:13AM
Indeed! But what the heck is a cheese straightener?
 
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09/09/2019 05:58PM
In the received as a gift category.....battery powered marshmallow roaster. In case you are wondering it spins the marshmallow for you so that you don't have to take the effort to turn your wrist.....yep
 
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09/10/2019 09:54PM
I think bilge pumps are dumb, but I never used one. I also bought a stick stove at Canoecopia one year, which I never used and thought was dumb.
 
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09/10/2019 10:29PM
thistlekicker: "I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them."

+1 Totally agree. I never had any seat back in a canoe until I borrowed a canoe this summer. Hated everything about having the strap-on seats and both my son and I wished we had taken them off before the trip. How do you properly engage your core muscles on a canoe stroke if you are leaning back? I don't get it.
 
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09/11/2019 04:22AM
straighthairedcurly: "thistlekicker: "I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them."


+1 Totally agree. I never had any seat back in a canoe until I borrowed a canoe this summer. Hated everything about having the strap-on seats and both my son and I wished we had taken them off before the trip. How do you properly engage your core muscles on a canoe stroke if you are leaning back? I don't get it."


Totally agree...when I am paddling. When I put the paddle down and pick up the fishing pole it becomes a very different scenario.
 
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09/11/2019 07:29AM
OT .....

Pat McManus. Now there's a blast from the past. Author of "A Fine and Pleasant Misery" , "They Shoot Canoes, Don't They" along with a few others. I found them hilarious and can relate to some of his misadventures! IF memory serves he also wrote a monthly column for Field & Stream back in the day from which the books were produced.

Safe travels.........Mike
 
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09/11/2019 07:40AM
rtallent: "Yeah, what the heck is a cheese straightener? Is that like a skyhook?
Love this thread. Wish Pat McManus could chime in...
Remember a spoof / mock up of an Eddie Bauer catalog I saw years ago... I still remember the canoe-hat."


Oopps.......wanted to include this in my OT post.
 
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09/12/2019 12:23PM
Unas10: "straighthairedcurly: "thistlekicker: "...the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats."


How do you properly engage your core muscles on a canoe stroke if you are leaning back? I don't get it."



Totally agree...when I am paddling. When I put the paddle down and pick up the fishing pole it becomes a very different scenario."



Exactly
 
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09/12/2019 11:51PM
missmolly: "Spartan2: "billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "



Ditto. After our second experience with an unplanned omelet, I switched to keeping the eggs in the cardboard store carton, wrapping that carton (or those cartons) in a double layer of brown paper grocery bag, and duct-taping that bag under the bow seat. The only time we had a problem was the time Spartan1 dropped the canoe! :-)


Also, if you want fresh eggs, we found mediums have stronger shells than large."



Great tip about medium eggs!"


Medium eggs fit in the egg carriers, although might still only get three or four into a “six pack” holder. Maybe eggs were smaller when the plastic form was made. Still not my preferred method, but they can work.
 
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09/13/2019 07:36AM
x2jmorris: "I have lots of dumb equipment usually sent as gag gifts.

Rope saw...which admittedly works pretty damn well

Kitchen sink...basically a nylon disc that turns into a pot for washing dishes... seems pointless to me. I have never used it."


“You say ta-may-toh, I say ta-mah-toh.” ;-)

I stashed a rope saw in my wife’s vehicle after we drove to the Isabella Lake EP last December and passed under several trees leaning over the road.

I have one of those nylon sinks, find it very handy and regretted not remembering to bring it on a recent trip.

I have a spork, find it pretty much useless and don’t regret having lost track of it.

They say confession is good for the soul. WTH was I thinking when I bought this?

Biolite SiteLight XL
 
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09/13/2019 07:53PM
x2jmorris: "billconner: "I tried those plastic eggs carriers. Never had so many eggs break. One trip. "


Haha I have always thought of trying those. Now you have convinced me not to."


I have one in my gear box. It is yours for $75, but that is negotiable. Only used once. Thoroughly cleaned since prior use.

Tomster
 
09/16/2019 01:07PM
gravelroad: "x2jmorris: "I have lots of dumb equipment usually sent as gag gifts.


Rope saw...which admittedly works pretty damn well


Kitchen sink...basically a nylon disc that turns into a pot for washing dishes... seems pointless to me. I have never used it."



“You say ta-may-toh, I say ta-mah-toh.” ;-)


I stashed a rope saw in my wife’s vehicle after we drove to the Isabella Lake EP last December and passed under several trees leaning over the road.


I have one of those nylon sinks, find it very handy and regretted not remembering to bring it on a recent trip.


I have a spork, find it pretty much useless and don’t regret having lost track of it.


They say confession is good for the soul. WTH was I thinking when I bought this?


TARGET="_blank">Biolite SiteLight XL "


Hey, glue a little glitter on that thing: a disco light for the campsite!
 
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09/17/2019 07:22AM
Unas10: "straighthairedcurly: "thistlekicker: "I will probably get flamed for this but I really dislike the "Sit-backer" style strap-on canoe seats. I don't get much out of them - maybe my paddling technique is wrong but I feel like I'm always leaning slightly forward, not back. And then dealing with the added weight and hassle on portages makes me even less of an enthusiast. But a couple of my tripping partners love them."



+1 Totally agree. I never had any seat back in a canoe until I borrowed a canoe this summer. Hated everything about having the strap-on seats and both my son and I wished we had taken them off before the trip. How do you properly engage your core muscles on a canoe stroke if you are leaning back? I don't get it."



Totally agree...when I am paddling. When I put the paddle down and pick up the fishing pole it becomes a very different scenario."


Love them for fishing. Also it keeps the dog from climbing up by me, and protects me when the wet and muddy dog wants to lean against my back.


 
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09/19/2019 06:24AM
Sadly, I remember a trip years ago that ended in disaster. After setting up our campsite, I started making dinner. Everything was fine until I opened the food bag and lost all the feeling in my hands when I saw...curly cheese!

What do I do, what do I do, what do I do? in a panic, I yelled, "Does anyone have a cheese straightener?"

The shock of leaving our cheese straightener at home changed everyone's mood. Our shoulders slumped and our breathing became labored. We packed our things and went home. It was a day I'll never forget.

Now, I keep a cheese straightener strapped to my canoe, and a Swiss Army cheese straightener in my pocket for emergencies.

Terry
 
09/19/2019 07:21AM
24kGold: "Sadly, I remember a trip years ago that ended in disaster. After setting up our campsite, I started making dinner. Everything was fine until I opened the food bag and lost all the feeling in my hands when I saw...curly cheese!


What do I do, what do I do, what do I do? in a panic, I yelled, "Does anyone have a cheese straightener?"


The shock of leaving our cheese straightener at home changed everyone's mood. Our shoulders slumped and our breathing became labored. We packed our things and went home. It was a day I'll never forget.


Now, I keep a cheese straightener strapped to my canoe, and a Swiss Army cheese straightener in my pocket for emergencies.


Terry"


Coffee on the computer screen again--great response!

TZ
 
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09/20/2019 09:38PM
Thanks. Couldn't resist

Terry
 
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