Hammock camping - first trip

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  1. ianyonok

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    The sausages I found were "Butcher" from 7-11, in a couple of different flavours. In a vaccuum pack so travel OK but probably not wise to read the ingredients too closely...... same thing with the sealed pack dim sum.
     
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    I just received a couple more pieces of kit from Ebay. For 1200 baht this is a day backpack....... 68grams of silnylon..... incredible. I even managed to get it back in the bag after pulling it out. I'll use this for day hikes and nature trails. It will carry 4 x 1tr water bottles. When packed in the stuff sack, it can go on a keyring it's so small.

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    and for 300 Baht..

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    At about 260 grams, made of aluminium, that will be half the weight of my steel enamel coffee pot and cup
     
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    Someof the meals I take along on trips. Where in a box just remove that and write what it is on the packet.

    Plus biscuits, Maggi instant noodles and Campbell's dried soup. Plus 3 in one coffee and Jack Daniels in 500 ml water bottle for the night cap

    Plenty of other goodies. Never go hungry camping trips
     
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    Here are a few of the main meals I carry.  Heat up when put close by the fire.  Also usually carry some instant noodles, Campbell's soup in powder sachet

    Other preserved meats. Biscuits, musieli bsrs etc.. To snack on in the day.

    3 in 1 coffee for the morning. Jack Daniels in 500 ml plastic water bottle before bed.

    Just remove from the box and write what it is on the packet.

    Never go hungry and eat well on camping trips

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    A few snaps of the camping gear

    Pots with coffee lighter and matches stored in side. Water filter. Will be getting a better one than this. Spoon. Knife

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    never know when you need to chop your way through, get some fire wood clear an area to camp etc. Even used this to dig out the river embankment.  Clean her up and rub some vegetable oil on and put away.

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    A couple of dry bags for electric bits etc.

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    USB power pack, head light. Multi cable with various plugs to charge, available in 711 or big c.  Great lamp / torch. Hang it above your head at the camp site or in your hammock plenty of light.  Powers off USB and has a crank to manually charge the battery by hand.

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    Flash light mode

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    Light weight sleeping bag, hammock, fly sheet rarely used. Rain gear. Even in the dry season.  Can also act as wind breaker or keep you warm if it turns cold.. Plus keep you dry if unseasonal rain.

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    Also have some light long John's. In the warmer season only take the top half. Winter take both top and bottom

    Sure I have missed a few things.. Will add as I remember.

    Cheer

    Brian
     
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    Cheers Brian,

    I will have a look for some of those food items when I hit the big city next. Agree, no need not to eat well when camping.

    I was sleeping in a thin pair long johns. Found that useful when wanting to get up in the night for any reason. Keeps the sleeping bag clean. Think I will use those instead of a sleeping bag liner. Depends on the temperature though I'm sure.
     
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    I tried out the Redverz Atacama tent. It's obviously large and pack large.
    However, when it comes to space and comfort it's second to none.
    Not really for the jungle bash when the camping gear I bring is more for emergency sheltering than comfort. Look it up on YouTube.

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