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    It seems I am now the canoeist who has everything. Presents have become monetary in nature. I'm struggling to think of what i might treat myself with and it seems a shame to just let the present money disapear in the current account.

    So, I was just wondering if anyone received any nice canoeing or camping related gifts that might inspire me to make a purchase?

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    I've always fancied one of these, never got round to buying one, mind!

    https://www.skylandequipment.com/kel...caAiLdEALw_wcB

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    Oops double post

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    Do it, they are great. Got one

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    In which case I have no idea what to suggest for the canoeist who clearly has everything!

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    How about one of these...?






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    Things I have received or bought over the years that add a little luxury to canoe camping trips:

    GSI Java Drip coffee filter, or Aeropress.
    Helinox or similar chair
    Brass candle lantern (thanks to Mr & Mrs L)
    "Pocket Bellows" (also thanks to MarkL)
    Firebox
    Thermarest Camp bed (won), or copy (better value!!!).
    Decent knife for campcraft
    Titanium pan sets (e.g. Alpkit)
    That Muurikka-ka-ka pan in Bren's stove pictures


    For paddlin' its harder once you have the obvious stuff but:

    NRS safety knife with built in bottle opener
    Stunning bespoke wooden paddles
    A new Tilley Hat/Kelly Kettle/Beard trimmer .

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    A leatherman skeletool was my Christmas present (and an apache 14 in expedition lay up, but I had to sell a boat to make space first...)

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    A Leatherman Raptor for my First Aid Kit ...
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    Thanks for the ideas so far. I must own up to having a good few of these items already. I think i must have been looking at SOTP for too many years. Ive wondered about at a candle lantern a few times previously so that could well be the way to go, along with pocket bellows perhaps.

    That stove looks nice Bren, which make is it? I don't think I'd much use out of one as friends have them already for their teepee and bell tents but you never know when a requirement might come along.

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    NRS zip up dry bag. I love mine, but would never have justified buying it for myself

    https://www.nrs.com/product/55038.01...duffel-dry-bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurf View Post
    Thanks for the ideas so far. I must own up to having a good few of these items already. I think i must have been looking at SOTP for too many years. Ive wondered about at a candle lantern a few times previously so that could well be the way to go, along with pocket bellows perhaps.

    That stove looks nice Bren, which make is it? I don't think I'd much use out of one as friends have them already for their teepee and bell tents but you never know when a requirement might come along.
    Hi Smurf

    Itís a Winnerwell Woodlander Medium
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0792VPV..._6fFjCb9NSC98T
    I like that itís stainless steel rather than a painted steel one.

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    A couple more ideas for you

    Watershed Deckbag



    Instant access, 100% waterproof designed for Kayaks but hangs really well from the inside laces, has attachments to secure a spare paddle and a drinks holder which I use to hold a throw line, here's mine.

    [IMG]PC290066 on Flickr[/IMG]

    or maybe a StereoActive unit









    Great sound, lots of mounting options, very good battery life.
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    A cashmere fisherman's hat from Drake's would add a little camp comfort: https://www.drakes.com/accessories/hats

    Something cheeky from frost River accessories like the bottle tote or utensil roll: https://www.frostriver.com/shop/acce...food-beverage/

    Something to improve your knowledge (and therefore enjoyment of the outdoors) like a foraging or green woodwork course)?

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    sometime we face a troublesome issues

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    If you, or anyone else, hasn't spent your Christmas money yet, recently been borrowing one of these Petromax Griddle/Fire bowls, and its absolutely excellent for group cooking. Legs come off, and it would double as a shield for viking raiding.

    https://www.tamarackoutdoors.co.uk/P...ItmID=22766051

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    If you, or anyone else, hasn't spent your Christmas money yet, recently been borrowing one of these Petromax Griddle/Fire bowls, and its absolutely excellent for group cooking. Legs come off, and it would double as a shield for viking raiding.

    https://www.tamarackoutdoors.co.uk/P...ItmID=22766051
    I have one of those and they are very good. You can get your feet under it for some warmth, also trangia with the frying pan fits directly under it and you can cook things in the frying pan from the residual heat/keep things warm.

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    Stop your chair sinking …...in comfort...…….but rare as rocking horse poo online......make your own from old roof bars.
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