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    Cool Whats in a Wanigan

    It isn't perfect yet.......and seems to be constantly evolving, but this is my current Canoe camping wanigan

    Based around a Peli case 1510 with a lid insert

    Case, Lid Storage & Base Storage

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    Lid Contents

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    Mostly Fire lighting kit, washing up kit and Utensils.

    Base Contents

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Water purification kit-Steri pen system, Millbank bag & Sawyer Squeeze filter
    Cooking- Trangia (gas and bio ethanol), Robens Grill, Eagle kettle, Alpkit Table & mug collapsible washing up bowl, MSR stowaway pot.

    Food is carried in an Engel Drybox Cooler which does exactly that keeps it cold and dry


    I would be interested to see other set ups which are carried on trips...…...Bonarmbj's kit will take some beating
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    Ah, but's what's in the Bat Belt?
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    I don't have a wannigan as such, but describe my bags as the bedroom, kitchen and occasionally also the living room.

    The bedroom is where the camping gear goes, tents sleeping bag etc, plus it contains the wardrobe, a drybag of the clothing for the trip. The guitar squeezes in here on most trips too!

    The kitchen is the food bag. Sometimes the cooking gear is with it, sometimes its in the bedroom if the guitar isn't!!!. Kindling also goes in here.

    The living room is the day bag; first aid, firelighting, waterproofs, big scary knife, suncream/repellents, day snacks, and drinks. If I'm expecting to brew during the day, stove goes in here too.

    I also have the Darkroom, which is the Peli Stormcase for the camera, but I've only just thought of that name...


    I would post photos of it all, but that would mean actually getting it out of the bags, and probably cleaning it. Never gonna happen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Ah, but's what's in the Bat Belt?
    Pipistrelles of course...…..they're small and pack well

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    I would post photos of it all, but that would mean actually getting it out of the bags, and probably cleaning it. Never gonna happen...
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    I have a similar method to Mal, but I start with a colour coded spreadsheet, and plan what goes into each box or bag. I keep food in a cool bag rather than a box as I find they squeeze into the end of my canoe easily. I have a box for fire starting and tools in case of Armageddon. Also a larger bag with unwieldy stuff like Kelly kettles, lamps, etc.. clothes in ome bag and tent and sleeping bag, mattresse in another. Plus ditch bags etc...then start fitting everything in a planned and coordinated manner, until I get frustrated and chuck it in.


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    I must confess to not having a 'set' packing list, but follow a similar system to Mal, e.g.

    Cooking dry bag (if required)
    mKettle
    Trangia mini (inc pans)
    Le Creuset frying pan (self defence weapon)
    Kindling
    Bio-ethanol
    Fire lighting (have the same Primus lighter - great little thing!)
    Mug
    Cutlery
    Crockery
    Water

    Day dry bag
    Dry clothes
    Sandwiches
    Suncream
    Phone
    Towel
    Water

    Sleeping dry bag
    Sleeping bag/Quilt/Underquilt
    Tent/Hammock & Tarp
    Self inflating mat
    Coat/Hat/Gloves (if required)

    Today, when I head out to Studland, I probably won't bother with any of the above and just take lunch, lots of water, suncream and a towel

    My camera travels with me in my BA on most occasions now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianO View Post
    Today, when I head out to Studland, I probably won't bother with any of the above and just take lunch, lots of water, suncream and a towel
    Ah, Studland. I note the lack of mention of any clothing...

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    My wanagan is a waterproof fatmax tool box. Contents are gradually being refined as I've recently taken to using a trangia with meths for cooking. But I'll dig it out later and do some pics when I've access to the laptop.
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    Everything's in there. All my food, all the cooking gear, all ropes, pegs, shotgun, literally everything except my tent, clothes & sleeping bag. Wouldn't want to be carrying anything with a suitcase-type grip or anything hand-carried at all over terrain.





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    Wow , wish I could learn to travel that light... how do I not take the log burner though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    My wanagan is a waterproof fatmax tool box. Contents are gradually being refined as I've recently taken to using a trangia with meths for cooking. But I'll dig it out later and do some pics when I've access to the laptop.
    Thats what I use too. Also doubles as a seat!
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    How do you keep it all so sparkly clean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    It isn't perfect yet.......and seems to be constantly evolving, but this is my current Canoe camping wanigan

    Based around a Peli case 1510 with a lid insert

    Case, Lid Storage & Base Storage

    IMG] [/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]


    Lid Contents

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Mostly Fire lighting kit, washing up kit and Utensils.

    Base Contents

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Water purification kit-Steri pen system, Millbank bag & Sawyer Squeeze filter
    Cooking- Trangia (gas and bio ethanol), Robens Grill, Eagle kettle, Alpkit Table & mug collapsible washing up bowl, MSR stowaway pot.

    Food is carried in an Engel Drybox Cooler which does exactly that keeps it cold and dry


    I would be interested to see other set ups which are carried on trips......Bonarmbj's kit will take some beating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    How do you keep it all so sparkly clean?
    Don't you mean "WHY do you keep it all sparkly clean?" Or is that just me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Don't you mean "WHY do you keep it all sparkly clean?" Or is that just me....
    indeed.... although I suppose the answer to "how?" could be "a lot of elbow grease" or "by keeping it all locked away from that dirty nasty outdoors" or (as I was secretly hoping) "this new wonder-spray which is available for no cost, which keeps everything sparkly clean with no effort and no matter how badly you treat it, as well as being actively good for environment".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    indeed.... although I suppose the answer to "how?" could be "a lot of elbow grease" or "by keeping it all locked away from that dirty nasty outdoors" or (as I was secretly hoping) "this new wonder-spray which is available for no cost, which keeps everything sparkly clean with no effort and no matter how badly you treat it, as well as being actively good for environment".
    He just goes out with other people and uses their gear. His is just for show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    Everything's in there. All my food, all the cooking gear, all ropes, pegs, shotgun, literally everything except my tent, clothes & sleeping bag. Wouldn't want to be carrying anything with a suitcase-type grip or anything hand-carried at all over terrain.
    The case has a similar backstrap system to your barrel sk8r, I wouldn't fancy carrying it far by the handles either, although I don't tend to do trips w
    requiring massive portages

    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    How do you keep it all so sparkly clean?
    so, the case, trangia system and toasting fork is new and only been out on three trips. I used a similar but smaller case previously and it's the case that keeps it in decent nick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Don't you mean "WHY do you keep it all sparkly clean?" Or is that just me....
    Leptospirosis ........and do you not wash your plates and cutlery Mal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lime View Post
    indeed.... although I suppose the answer to "how?" could be "a lot of elbow grease" or "by keeping it all locked away from that dirty nasty outdoors" or (as I was secretly hoping) "this new wonder-spray which is available for no cost, which keeps everything sparkly clean with no effort and no matter how badly you treat it, as well as being actively good for environment".
    I get out in the "dirty nasty outdoors" occasionally

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    He just goes out with other people and uses their gear. His is just for show.
    funny you should say that me a cankay have come to a recent arrangement.........cos we're fed up on taking double the gear and double the food on trips...........only taken 7 years to sort out

    Anyway, where's the pictures of your wanigan you promised us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post

    I get out in the "dirty nasty outdoors" occasionally
    Just pure hard work and no "wonder spray" then... pity!

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    Sorry for the delay Bren.

    Here is my setup in the leafy wilds of Bangor Co Down.





    Inside the box





    On the top is my fire grill (a trivet from Ikea cut to fit) with a tent peg and a couple of spring clips. It can be used on an open fire, or as a table.







    I cook on a Trangia and as you can see have made a pot cosy, the lid goes over the bottom when stored.



    The lower pot cosy fits inside.



    I boil some rice or pasta, take it off the flame and store in the pot cosy to cook away. Then I can heat the sauce in the other pot.





    The rest of my gear.







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    I don't tend to "cook" much on my trips, I reheat sauces and boil rice or pasta. So I take a water container and my food can all be packed in a dry bag. But on one nighters there is enough room in the wannagan for any food I need to bring.
    Last edited by Big Al.; 16th-July-2019 at 10:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    I cook on a Trangia and as you can see have made a pot cosy, the lid goes over the bottom when stored.



    The lower pot cosy fits inside.



    I boil some rice or pasta, take it off the flame and store in the pot cosy to cook away. Then I can heat the sauce in the other pot.



    Pot cosy is a great idea - you should definitely get onto Trangia HQ with that.

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    yep.....Like the pot cosy Al

    but lovin this trivet/table

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    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry, ironmongery.... ) weigh??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry, ironmongery.... ) weigh??
    Too heavy for the sort of portaging you do. But horses for courses. I paddle on lakes and rivers where I can camp at the waters edge so never do a portage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry, ironmongery.... ) weigh??
    You've not seen BonarMBJ's set up then?







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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    Wow!! How much does all that hardware (sorry, ironmongery.... ) weigh??
    8.28kg

    I just weighed it. Lol
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    My set up is very much in the same mould as Mal's - except mine are named differently.

    I have my -

    *this has got to stay dry bag* containing spare clothes, Alite chair, evening boots, sleeping/bivi bag & bed, phone, non waterproof camera etc.

    *food barrel* enough food & drinks for a week + bottle of whisky & my water purifier. I make my own ration bags for breakfast and lunch, we have a communal main meal.

    *grab bag* 35ltr Orteleib dry bag/rucksack. The days food & drink inc flask of hot water, 1st aid kit, man bag (containing bits and bobs for just - in - case) spare fleece and group shelter. When we stop for lunch I grab it and go, no faffing, everything is there that I need for a lunch stop or even to bug out if need be.

    *kitchen bag* a splash proof bag that contains my trusty olde Trangia+ big bail handled pot , my trusty olde Yukon Fire box and my campfire kettle, if these get submerged - it doesn't really matter that much.

    *shelter bag* the past few years it has held my cotton/canvas Tentipi 5 and true North Tarp.

    There are one or two other bits and bobs that sneak their way in the bags (or indeed out) but that is the general gist of things.
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    Tempted to post another thread saying "What's in your Skoda Estate?"; the answer, of course, being everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    You've not seen BonarMBJ's set up then?
    I have. I just assumed he has sherpas.



    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    8.28kg

    I just weighed it. Lol

    That's about double my food and cooking gear put together!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    I have. I just assumed he has sherpas.

    Bugger, I think that's me!



    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    That's about double my food and cooking gear put together!!
    We carry 20kg of wine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    That's about double my food and cooking gear put together!!
    Yes but you are like a thoroughbred race horse, I'm more of a cart horse. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    It isn't perfect yet.......and seems to be constantly evolving, but this is my current Canoe camping wanigan

    Based around a Peli case 1510 with a lid insert

    Case, Lid Storage & Base Storage

    IMG] [/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]


    Lid Contents

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Mostly Fire lighting kit, washing up kit and Utensils.

    Base Contents

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Water purification kit-Steri pen system, Millbank bag & Sawyer Squeeze filter
    Cooking- Trangia (gas and bio ethanol), Robens Grill, Eagle kettle, Alpkit Table & mug collapsible washing up bowl, MSR stowaway pot.

    Food is carried in an Engel Drybox Cooler which does exactly that keeps it cold and dry


    I would be interested to see other set ups which are carried on trips...…...Bonarmbj's kit will take some beating

    Looks more like a Wannabe Wanigan to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    8.28kg

    I just weighed it. Lol
    I’d weigh my gear but not sure I know of scales that go that high. Might need to use a weigh bridge
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Tempted to post another thread saying "What's in your Skoda Estate?"; the answer, of course, being everything!
    When you posted this, nothing!

    I lost my key at the weekend (fortunately with the car unlocked) so I completely emptied it for a few days until an autolocksmith could come and sort it out. I now have 2 keys, remote locking works again, and all my rubbish is back in there again! Well most of it, I took the opportunity to leave some winter bits and bobs out for a few months.

    How hard can it be?

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