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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #275 on: July 01, 2017, 20:45:21 »
Summer is on the go...always looking for new little and big things.  Here's a little one we picked up at the last MEC visit.  No more spaghetti sauce fingers from the Mountain House bag, quite a bit cheaper than the other options (titanium).  Sold!

http://www.gsioutdoors.com/shop/dining/utensils/essential-spoon-long.html

Brought home a shiny new Penobscot 164.  That covers the big one for now I guess.   ;D
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 01, 2017, 23:08:46 »
Summer is on the go...always looking for new little and big things.  Here's a little one we picked up at the last MEC visit.  No more spaghetti sauce fingers from the Mountain House bag, quite a bit cheaper than the other options (titanium).  Sold!

http://www.gsioutdoors.com/shop/dining/utensils/essential-spoon-long.html

Brought home a shiny new Penobscot 164.  That covers the big one for now I guess.   ;D

Been out for 4 years and still use the long spoon from IMPs. Still works. :)
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 02, 2017, 08:07:56 »
Hope you washed it a few times since then!   ;D
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 02, 2017, 10:44:35 »
I grabbed a similar long spoon a few years back to go with my minimalist pot set and cup. No complaints on either.

Also recently picked up a life straw. More for my truck than anything, but will use it for treks when they come.

Honestly, power tools have been taking up all of my time and spare cash. See the woodworking thread!  ;D
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 03, 2017, 01:13:15 »
Hope you washed it a few times since then!   ;D

Hell no. Where do you think the taste and texture come from. :)
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #280 on: July 03, 2017, 20:54:46 »
Also recently picked up a life straw. More for my truck than anything, but will use it for treks when they come.

I carry one on me at work and one if I am going anywhere's I *might* get lost.  $25 is worth it...haven't been able to justify the added expense of the steel (?) one for work purposes though...

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Making some shelves and stuff now?   8)
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 03, 2017, 20:55:30 »
Hell no. Where do you think the taste and texture come from. :)

I never really thought of food as having *texture* before!   :blotto:
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #282 on: August 31, 2017, 14:39:34 »

Making some shelves and stuff now?   8)

I've inherited enough shelves over the years to satisfy two garages. One full unit the wife bought "in case" is waiting for me to get a shed built for a home. What I am making, largely, is a mess. But I love it!

I got a nice surprise recently: niece and nephew, from different siblings in-law, want to give backcountry camping a go. They were the ones who suggested going super lightweight and eating from bags. We're between the first site in Cape Chignecto, or Fishing Cove in Cape Breton. One is big into the scouting movement and has really grown through her experiences there; my nephew is simply into things like technical issues related to stoves, tents, blankets, etc. and thinks this might be a spark.

I am also close to starting the planning for my first ski trip. Thinking Killington again, thinking the same lodge again, and already have indications I'll save money versus last year by booking direct through the lodge. Yeah, I know it's still summer, but if some folks can flap off about Christmas coming then I can yap about skiing :-*
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #283 on: September 02, 2017, 16:47:27 »
Gotta haul in the horns on the kids: they've both got prior events booked for the nominated weekend. Oh well, more planning for spring. Perhaps Pollett's with them is in order.

Meantime, since the wife now works one of them modified schedules and has that Friday off, we are going to load the yaks and head for Koojibowhack  Koogieboogiewack  Kuujiwoowoojiback  this ******* place.

She's there this weekend with a crew and reports it as stunning.
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #284 on: September 02, 2017, 18:38:50 »
All right, Scott. Let's try this phonetically:

Say: Coup* - she - coup* - jew -ack!   pronounce those last two quickly as in a single sound.  ;D

*: as in a military change of political regime.

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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #285 on: September 03, 2017, 07:10:25 »
Beats my current Coup-gee-boo-quack

Thanks!  :salute:
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Re: Outdoor Gear Thread
« Reply #286 on: September 03, 2017, 12:13:33 »
Stayed there once, at Côte-à-Fabien...site 31 I think.  Nice spot, had a great view for sunset-rise and a campfire.

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