Tools to take Camping....

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:07 pm

I will be adding an army folding shovel pickax this year, handy for trenching and road building. I normally carry a geology pick (a legacy of my geology and archeology classes).
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby crumvoc » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:33 pm

55 mm torx socket to remove interior nuts from the bolts securing the cargo trailer doors in case of emergency (getting locked in by the neighbor kid...) :)
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Alleged User » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:35 am

I carry a small telescoping rake. Cheap and takes up next to no room. I use it every trip to clean up and level sites.

Also binder clips from the office supply aisle. Large ones are excellent for joining ez ups and tarps together. Smaller ones hold cords and wires out of the way, secure tablecloths, and a whole bunch else.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:43 am

dumb but a bolt cutters might be a handy camping tool. I think I might have posted this earler though to this tread!

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:27 pm

Slow, you had to unlock something? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:22 pm

yea, heeeee! that did break the ice though when I pulled into walk the winds 2012 last year. it got the ackward shyness thing past
quick.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Backroads4me » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:48 pm

I read through the this thread, and I don't think anyone else mentioned:

Magnesium firestarter.
Tick puller (for both people and dogs)---Petco sells one with a hole in the end, I keep one on my key chain.
A few zip ties.
I never go anywhere without my trusty old P-38 (also on the keychain).

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:29 am

heee! thinking back on walk the winds 2012 last year and a very interesting photo of me someone took at moring breakfast saturday moring.


a ELECTRIC fly swatter!

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Desert-rat » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:36 am

folding shovel
long screwdriver
basic set of sockets and wrench (always in the car, never know when a battery cable might wiggle loose on those boonie roads)
Pair of Pantyhose (can become a makeshift belt)
Good knife
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby CAJUN LADY » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:58 pm

slowcowboy wrote:heee! thinking back on walk the winds 2012 last year and a very interesting photo of me someone took at moring breakfast saturday moring.


a ELECTRIC fly swatter!

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Mike, my camping buddies laughed when I had my electric (battery powered) fly-swatter by my chair. Killed many a horse fly! Now they love when I give them out as welcome gifts! :yes:
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:01 pm

Hate horse flies. good idea.

I just remembered the "Ultimate Auto repair tool" The title. If it breaks down so bad, sell it and get a bus ticket home.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:05 pm

I got captured on digatal memory at walk the winds holding the electric fly swater over a bowl of food one moring and shacking the bowl to make a fly fly off the food and into the fly swater.

yea, he got roasted!

I also say take a cresant wrench big enough like a 10 inch to tighten conections on propane bottles like the barbaque type.

if your hooking up the hose on a propane camp fire or a propane tree to a lantern and other propane applances doing this sometimes is a hassel with a leather man plyers!

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:45 pm

Propane bottles, acetylene bottles, oxygen bottles=12 inch crescent.
Now we get into a fight about the best wrench for this job. I won't fight, a good 12 inch works and I don't have to remember the size of open end wrench to grab. And those can round off the shoulders if the wrench is of low quality and not used properly. And I have found that in some cases an adjustable wrench works much better than an open end. Like taking birdies out of sprinklers. A 15 inch is just the ticket. The jaws are thicker and usually works better on the soft brass than a thin jawed open end wench. Oh my did I ever get away from "What tools to take camping" Phooey, just be sure to take the one between your ears and you should do ok. and better than some

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:58 am

I can do just about the same with a 10 as a 12. I have been known to grab the 24 and really do work with it. fifteen and 18 work about the same.

ten and twelve or so close to me I just grab whats on the rack in the shop on the walls.

but tools are a part of the reason I take so long getting ready to go camping. I got several tools I take with me.

you just about can take the hole shop and still not have enough or the right tools.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:08 am

All this talk about tools. I ran across this today. Takes me back to my high school days back in the 60s

Correct tool usage

Even today when I see someone ( even me ) miss use a tool I mentally call them "Primitive Pete".

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