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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Camp Table ideas?

I am currently looking for a good compact camping table and have not found anything that looks like it would last very long. Any ideas?

Tim
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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Aaron Shrier
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"Compact" can mean a lot of things.

I have had mine for 4 years or so...
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Old April 14th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Sinuhe Xavier
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Snow Peak

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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:05 PM
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Roll-A-Table

I have used roll-a-tables for field work and personal camp use for about 7 years and have found them to be extremely durable and sturdy.

You can find them at REI and CampMor
http://www.rei.com/product/378009?vc...HP_CAMPING_TOC

I worked on a native fish field team on the Colorado River for 3 years and we were on the river almost every week camping and working. Loading up we'd throw these tables into the boats/trucks and out on the lake we'd throw them out onto the rocky/sandy beaches where we were working. We'd use them for processing large fish up to 3' long and we'd use them for cooking. They've got a handy mesh pocket to store the legs and to hold stuff while you're cooking. These are awesome tables.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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http://www.rei.com/product/709074





This is the one I use, it fits inside a pelican 1650 and is close in height to 2 stacked 1650's. It's very small, but gets the job done. If I pull the pelican's out of the truck I have a large work area between them and the table.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sheki

I just picked up one of these last week. Great table. I especially like how small it is when you break it down. It rolls up to the size of the Kermit chair. And the price is very good.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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I sort like a larger table so that I can sit, eat, and even cooking in a standing position comfortably.



REI used to carry this table, but I checked and it's no longer listed.
Check out: http://www.shop.com/op/~Rio_Collapsi...-prod-32021751

When it's all packed up, its size is comparable to a folding chair.


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Old May 17th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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I think the perfect combination is one large cooking/serving table, and at least one of the mini tables, depending on how large the group is.

One a recent trip we rolled with three tables.

The blue one shown above, one like sheki's and another that looked like an older version of it.

check it blee.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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I like the large table (of which I bought 2) except....it does not fit in my 1650 Pelican Case.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnrovr
I sort like a larger table so that I can sit, eat, and even cooking in a standing position comfortably.



REI used to carry this table, but I checked and it's no longer listed.


I think that's the same table we have:





We got ours at REI a few years ago. If it is the same table, it fits into a Pelican 1650 with padded divider:




There's also room in there for a cutting board, grill/griddle, knife roll, lindal canisters, small Snow Peak cookset, and other appurtenances.

The table's legs fit into the bottom and there's still clearance for the Snow Peak Standard Model Two Burner:




The top of the table just barely fits:




I was going to cut the table if necessary, but it all just barely fits with no cutting at all.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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That's a great looking kitchen setup
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Old May 18th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by nosivad_bor
I think the perfect combination is one large cooking/serving table, and at least one of the mini tables, depending on how large the group is.

One a recent trip we rolled with three tables.

The blue one shown above, one like sheki's and another that looked like an older version of it.

check it blee.


Those girls are pretty cute.

The guys kinda look like a bunch of dildos, but the talent is still there.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:27 PM
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The guys kinda look like a bunch of dildos, but the talent is still there.

"dildos", "talent", my my Jack, dont hold back.


Loving the 1650 kitchen setup John
had a chat today w/ Ho about copying it
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Oh yeah, go ahead and copy away.

Just don't forget the the yellow VB3 light for the field kitchen's lid:




Gotta have the kitchen light, and the VB3 clipped to the 1659 lid organizer is just perfecto.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:30 PM
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and the Edge Mag for your knives

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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:55 PM
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oh this is gonna get spendy i can tell...
i imagine the shipping alone will match my mortgage

better get some of these too... to protect those delicate edges

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Old May 21st, 2007, 05:13 PM
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Man, get the Edge-Mags. Those plastic clamshells suck in comparison.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 05:24 PM
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i'll take your word for, add it to the list..
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:48 PM
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"dildos", "talent", my my Jack, dont hold back.


I get a little feisty on fridays.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Since this is from 2007 I would like to see or hear about product failures, items that exceeded your expectations and updates you have made to your camp kitchens.

It's almost Friday.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
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I'm glad Sinuhe got a haircut.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 04:25 PM
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That and Ho throwing down the gauntlet on the ultimate table setup...

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Old November 12th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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You can always use one of your storage containers as a table. I like to minimize as much cargo as possible.
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