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MarshallPrime
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02/27/2023 01:46PM  
Have any of you used something like this? A folding table. I'm thinking it would sure be nice to set up at camp and either cook food on it or use it to keep food out of the dirt.

Sometimes my chair gets used for holding things. I also get tired of sitting there all scrunched over cooking on the fire grate but in Quetico, it is even harder because there is no fire grate...just a rock fire pit/alter of sorts. This year we will be in the Q.

Thoughts? $45 divided by 8 on our trip in doesn't add much to the trip and could be real handy. It is one more thing to set up and tear down but... it won't add a TON of weight and it always comes down to weight/work vs benefit.

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soundguy0918
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02/27/2023 02:56PM  
I've never used them canoe camping but they are a lifesaver whenever I've gone car camping on a site that doesn't have a usable picnic table. Other people bring heavier "comfort" items ... as long as you have a plan for portaging it, go for it!
 
02/27/2023 04:14PM  
Pay attention to the length of the legs. That just wouldn't fit into our packs and would stick up above quite a bit. We went with a smaller table with a roll up fabric top. It works for holding food when it is ready to serve but it is much shorter.
 
OCDave
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02/27/2023 05:06PM  
I got this Cube Carbon Fiber backpacking table several years ago. It is the ideal height for use with my Helinox camp chair and fits perfectly in my portage pack. I am very happy with mine but, its size limits its use to solo or couples tripping.

I think the Cube backpacking tables are difficult to find but if you can find one at a reasonable price, grab it.

Good Luck
 
Savage Voyageur
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02/27/2023 05:11PM  
We bring one of those only has a wooden slats instead of aluminum. Works great as a food prep table and a stove table. Until a few guys set their booze bottles and coffee cups on it. Then it get crowded on it.
 
Tomcat
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02/27/2023 05:12PM  
I own a similar table that I use while car camping. The size/weight vs benefit are not a fit for my canoe tripping style but may fit yours.
 
Hammertime
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02/27/2023 08:32PM  
With a group that big a table (or 2) is a must for me. I have one from REI that is similar to the one you have and really like it. We use it for the fish fry station if we don’t feel like doing it over the fire. If you plan on doing anything messy on it I highly recommend a tablecloth (we use piece of contractor bag cut to size) as cleaning it can be a real pain with all of the gaps between the pieces.

I also have a big Agnes one that weighs half as much that is really nice for lighter duty (cards, cocktails, eating, gear storage, etc.).


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Lawnchair107
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02/27/2023 09:14PM  
 
scotttimm
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02/28/2023 12:16PM  
I got this idea off of someone on here for a hanging table, made one a couple years back, fits into the back of our CCS Guide pack nicely and doesn't weight much. Great for organizing, food prep, making coffee, etc. I've been thinking about how old political yard signs could be DIY'd as a tabletop, weigh next to nothing...
 
02/28/2023 03:58PM  
Yes. I took one on my trip last September and it was well worth it's weight to have. Perfect for two people to have as a workspace while you hang out under the tarp by the fire.
 
Barca
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02/28/2023 04:54PM  
Couple other options. I have the one with the cloth table top, which obviously you can't cook on but works great otherwise. The other link has a aluminum top which might be better for what you want, though I can't offer an opinion on it personally.

I have been very happy with everything I've purchased from this company though, my first camping chair is 10+ years old and still going strong.

https://www.amazon.com/G4Free-Portable-Camping-Aluminum-Carrying/dp/B07GNG86SD?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/G4Free-Ultralight-Portable-Folding-Carrying/dp/B07T82LY63?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1

 
02/28/2023 05:24PM  
scotttimm: "I got this idea off of someone on here for a hanging table, made one a couple years back, fits into the back of our CCS Guide pack nicely and doesn't weight much. Great for organizing, food prep, making coffee, etc. I've been thinking about how old political yard signs could be DIY'd as a tabletop, weigh next to nothing... "


Awesome table... just perfect!
 
YetiJedi
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02/28/2023 07:51PM  
scotttimm: "I got this idea off of someone on here for a hanging table, made one a couple years back, fits into the back of our CCS Guide pack nicely and doesn't weight much. Great for organizing, food prep, making coffee, etc. I've been thinking about how old political yard signs could be DIY'd as a tabletop, weigh next to nothing... "


That's pretty cool!
 
JoshP
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03/01/2023 01:53AM  
These are lightweight and pack down pretty compact for roll up camp tables.

Trekology Camp Tables
 
03/01/2023 10:19AM  
JoshP: " These are lightweight and pack down pretty compact for roll up camp tables.

Trekology Camp Tables "


That's the table I have, seen a few posts up w/the maps on it. I think I have the large... It was perfect for the stove, coffee, eating, keeping stuff on.

I also like the look and concept of the tree tables. Especially the rings around the edge for hanging stuff.
 
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