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PostPosted: January 29th, 2013, 11:12 am 
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I like a beach chair for the tent. Good compromise between a regular car-camping chair and the thermarest-style rigs.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2013, 8:17 pm 
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I take a kids chair in a bag. The same one everyone takes car camping but it is mini size.

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PostPosted: January 31st, 2013, 8:54 pm 
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Actually RR that's not a bad idea...Wonder what the weight limit is for those things? I can't remember if I've tried sitting in my kids seats. You dont find them too constricting?

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 4:35 pm 
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I very much prefer the chair in this picture.

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It gives support in the small of the back that thermarest style chairs don't. It's light, simple, stores on a sled easily, and the rope hinge and support are better than metal hinges. Also cheap.

When you sit in it, the weight of your legs holds the back up. It feels great.

There's a trick to making one -- use 3-ply spruce plywood, with all plies the same thickness, and orient the grain as shown in the picture. Otherwise it won't flex the correct way.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 4:36 pm 
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Also, you can't see it, but there is a strip of hardwood glued and screwed to the 2 end edges to stiffen them.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 4:39 pm 
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That's a pretty slick looking chair Dave!

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 4:41 pm 
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Thanks, Steve. They're even handy at home. I have kept a couple under the sofa in the rec-room, and slide them out sometimes when there are a few extra people in the room who want to watch a movie.


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 4:43 pm 
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Man I wish I was as handy as guys like yourself lol....I ended up getting the MEC Senate seat and got a Thermarest Trail Seat to go on it. It actually worked pretty well. Maybe one day when I get more time I can start to tinker with some things like this....hmm maybe it's time to retire :)

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 5:24 pm 
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You know Steve after a few days I found the kids chair a little uncomfortable. It is just that your legs never really hang down enough. Kayaking your just in the chair a bit. I like my seat like the Thermarest you were thinking of.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 9:56 pm 
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2 foot snow bench re-inforced with wood railings with crazy-creek chairs over closed foams and Neorests/Expeds..best seats in the house!


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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 8:53 am 
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I use a milk crate with a small foam pad. The crate holds my cook kit on the way in. Simple, multi-purpose and gets me off the snow a bit.

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 9:16 am 
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Stupid question but where can a guy get a milk crate? I asked at our local Walmart and Fortinos but they didn't have any to give away...I like that idea as well

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 11:45 am 
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Steve E wrote:
Stupid question but where can a guy get a milk crate? I asked at our local Walmart and Fortinos but they didn't have any to give away...I like that idea as well


Good point, I don't even know if milk is shipped in crates anymore. I have had mine for many years and don't know where they came from. I think you can find similar things at places like Can Tire.

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PostPosted: February 24th, 2013, 8:28 pm 
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http://www.kermitchair.com/

I won't winter (or summer) camp without it. Not cheap.............but you get what you pay for!
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