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    Towel.................pound shop

    Buff...............pack of 3. TK Maxx £5

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    I don't find that an insulated vest works for me - If my shoulders/tops of arms aren't warm then I suffer. (For the same reason that rolling ones's sleeves up cools one down)

    And yes, I believe the sleeping bag too light for me

    But, Ben is not me, and might be fine.... He won't die anyhow!

    But, why does he need a gas stove Zuludog? He has a stove set on the list. I have quite happily used a Caldera clone and meths for campiing for 5 years now (Trangia too before that), including winter and several times approaching -10C (where a cartridge top stove performs relatively poorly IME). I keep a small bottle of fuel in my pocket overnight and it lights easily in the morning ( and it boils my water! )

    The only time I tried to use a Cartridge top stove at -10C it was useless (a Camping Gaz Bleuet in 1985 -

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    I quite like that advice (Zuludog's)

    Sleep is a weapon as my Special Forces Sergeantused to say.

    FAK - bin it. The towel too, unless you intend using it to wipe your arse as you've no TP.

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    I do; bollocks to the pine cone (or Marten...although they wriggle which is quite effective) thing....

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    as long as they don't bite

    Yes, that FAK is a bit weighty.

    And, personally I'd ditch that mug for an overnighter.

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    The old mans beard looked good until he said it was a plant

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    If you dash them on a rock it's just like Tom and Jerry

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    I thought he was buying it all new, in which case he should get cheapest cooking setup as a temp measure & put all his money towards sleeping bag

    Can use a gas stove in cold weather if you keep the cartridge in sleeping bag with you

    Or ask around for a drinks can meths burner, which I think are going from 50p to £2

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    Nothing on the list needs buying - it was all picked up cheap off eBay or borrowed from friends.

    True, might not bother with a few things for an overnighter.

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    Zuludog, Ah I see, no, I took it as read that Ben already had the stuff on the list. I see where you were coming from now - a different direction from me! Cheers

    You'll be fine Ben. Just be prepared to pack another fleece or something if the weather turns bitter again.

    (I saw a light insulated jacket in Lidl the other day for £12 or so - packable, very lightweight pertexlike fabrics with thinsulate type insulation - would have bought one if they had my size)


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    Just had a check and the "1 season" sleeping bag has 310g~ of down in. Looking at other popular brands, that would put the comfort limit around 0C.

    Mole - I have a light synthetic pullover I picked up off ebay somewhere in the cupboard.

    Hopefully I'll manage to get up to the Lakes within the next 6 weeks or so. I'm tempted to book into a campsite with a real tent and sleeping bag in case it's too cold to camp up top with the lighter kit, we'll have to see...

    And yes, you were right Mole, my list isn't theoretical.

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