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The 'I've found a bargain' thread

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Nemesis, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Billy-o

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    Its Black Friday here and my inbox is filled with emails telling me about the most fantastic bargains ... none of which I want :lol:
     
  2. Woody girl

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    You CAN resist the consumer frenzy
     
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    There won't be a rush in the government-run liquor store. Those stingy ******* never have a sale.

    I've been looking for an all-weather camp stove for a couple of years. Finally settled on the Coleman 1 burner naptha (#533?)
    Prices always up around $125.00. All of a sudden, $85.00 direct from Coleman!
     
  4. Billy-o

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    Bingo! The parking gods are on your side tomorrow too. Comes with the deal.

    There's a Sports Junkie place in Vancouver, Bri. Secondhand skis, bikes, baseball gloves, hockey gear, that sort of thing. They usually have dirt cheap old burners from the same sources as come the second hand wooden skis and teak furniture. Usually a bit used, but always entirely useable. I think I will be popping by when I get back in Jan.
     
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    Without fuel and a pump-up and light in the store, who's to know if the pump or the generator have crapped out?
    I don't have much of an appetite to fix up old stuff any more. Just keeping me going is enough work.
    Mine is new, just bought a liter of fuel, expect to get out from under other business one day soon and fire it up out the front door.
    I keep a smoker BBQ out there, will make a dandy test bench for the new camper.
     
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  6. Billy-o

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    It's Vancouver Bri .. of course they will have checked it :) and will go to lengths to assure you that this was done, when, why and how in a slightly ,but not entirely definable, condescending tone

    I just saw a rather clever smoker on a you tube vid whilst looking for new tips on BBQ sauce. Put the kitchen oven to about 100 C. Brush dry-rubbed, cooked sausages, ribs, wings etc with sauce and arrange on a baking tray. Put them in the oven. Get a small metal sieve. Put applewood chips in. Set fire to that over the hob. When lit, put that in the bottom of the oven and close the door on the lot. It'll smoke away as the sauce glazes. Don't forget to disconnect the fire alarm. :lol:
     
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    In any garage sale, twiddle the valve knobs of elderly 2-burner gas BBQ.
    If they turn smoothly then the valve block assembly is in good shape.
    That's the expensive part. If they are really stiff, keep looking. Most I ever paid was $20.00
    Gut and scrape, $20 gets you a new universal burner unless you want to spend $80 for cast iron.
    Bolt cutters to chop out 1/2 the rock rack so you can load a wood dish straight on the hot side burner.
    Drill a new 3/8" hole in the food end for a new thermometer.
    Good rubs, 275F for 3 hours with apple/mesquite/hickory smoke for the first hour
    and supper is on the table.

    I have gone through 17 different gas BBQ. 3 of them are rigged as smokers with things like apple wood.
    One will hold 5 chickens, a dozen corn and a dozen spuds. I drive that with the burner out of my Crab tank.
    You cook with radiant heat from beside the fire, not on top of it.
    Camp cooking with a reflector should be just as good.
     
  8. Tony

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    Over the last few months I've unsubscribed from every sales type email, it's lovely not having them come in and distract me and avoiding those holiday time floods that always arrive with the next best deals...
     
  9. Jared

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    Singer 201 sewing machine in a treadle cabinet with hemming feet etc £50
     
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    Nok-Off Nik-Wax?

    I didn’t buy any but Aldi have waterproofing spray 99p for 300ml. :)

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    works out a little? cheaper than some Fabsil 5 litre options on ebay……..
     
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    I use this it's pretty good but wear a mask when you spray even outside. It's not nice to inhale! Bitter experience. Gave me a severe asthma attack.
     
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    It set off my smoke alarm !
     
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    Whoops! :)
    I spray outside stand upwind and use a mask. It's pretty strong stuff. Not recommended to inhale.
     
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    Driza Bone heavy cotton overshirt, as new, £5.
     
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    Noice. Charity shop find?
     
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    Yes. I've had a few lucky finds recently. A Columbia expedition shirt, £2.50, Dorfman Pacific safari hat, and a vintage tweed Gilet. I think I was less than £25 for the lot in total including the Driza Bone.
     
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    Good work. I've had no luck with charity shop finds for as long as I can remember. Seems like you're getting the luck for both of us!
     
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