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stool & table combo
Board: Tools of the Trade
Jan 3, 2007 6:58am
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What would -really- be cool is a little fold up stool with a little fold up table that maybe comes with its own backpack style bag.

I like having my letterboxing bag be a bag at my hip with markers at hand rather than a back pack though.. I don't like to put my bag down on the ground to get the stuff out or even to use as a stool.

If I could pop open a little table and a little chair, THAT would rock. My mom has a camping size roll out folding table, I just need to find a mini one.

Hmmmm....

LG.
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60353 by LibraryGrrl
Jan 3, 2007 7:16am
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you should "invent" a set like that. make yourself millions and make the rest of us happy too. :)

Becky
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Reply to: #60353 by LibraryGrrl
Jan 3, 2007 8:34am
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Hmmm... that is a good idea. Maybe I should get one? :)

I did some poking around and found this link. It should take you to the backpack/stool combo that I saw on Amazon.com. They have a camo one too.

http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Backpack-Stool-Combination/dp/B000HQNJOQ/sr=1-2/qid=1167841563/ref=sr_1_2/105-2376962-5126832?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods

You just need to come up with a way to add the table. Let me know when you do!

:) FreezyCat
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60353 by LibraryGrrl
Jan 3, 2007 8:39am
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Quote I like having my letterboxing bag be a bag at my hip with markers at hand rather than a back pack though


And I was beginning to think that I was the only one. I preferr a waist pack as well, I like to hike so a shoulder pack is not practical, I don't like to have to take my pack off just to get to something in it. (muchies or water bottles for the kids) Plus I need to keep my back free for when I need to give my 3yr old son a piggy back ride, which usually happens on the trail back and the waist pack serves as a seat for him with keeping the weight on my waist and not in my arms. (the little fart is dead weight, I don't think that he understands the concept of holding on or helping)

Mystic Dreamer
who does wish her pack was a little larger many times
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60362 by Bikercats
Jan 3, 2007 8:46am
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Quote http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Backpack-Stool-Combination/dp/B000HQNJOQ/sr=1-2/qid=1167841563/ref=sr_1_2/105-2376962-5126832?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods


I'm thinking this would work well while stamping up if you sat on the stool with the backpack in front of you. Then everything looks like it would be accessible.

Problem is accessing things when you're hiking because it is still a backpack. Maybe I need to rethink this.

:) FreezyCat
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60353 by LibraryGrrl
Jan 3, 2007 10:04am
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Well, this stool looks really small, and is really lightweight. Couldn't you just get two, and use one as a table?

http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/product/product.asp/imanf/Camp+Time/idesc/Roll%2DA%2DStool/Store/MG/item/585113/N/0
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60383 by Pied Piper
Jan 3, 2007 11:41am
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>>Well, this stool looks really small, and is really lightweight. Couldn't you just get two, and use one as a table?<<

Yes! Good idea. :)
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Reply to: #60404 by LibraryGrrl
Jan 3, 2007 12:07pm
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We just use lightweight boards as a table. Martini Man & I carry backpack/stool combos, so we don't have a problem fitting a small poly cutting board in our packs. Howeve my mom, Tabby Tales, sometimes prefers to carry a smaller bag. She found some very thin cutting boards and carries one slipped into an outside pocket of her small pack. Here's a link to the set she bought (she only takes one with her LBing, not the whole set!)

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-4/qid=1167854506/ref=sr_1_4/601-2706435-1916946?ie=UTF8&asin=B000ENA7XI

We like using our "little tables" because it give us somewhere to set the stamps, ink and logbook when stamping and loggin in. We're usually sitting on our stools, but even if we take our small pack, we still have a little board in it because it works so well as a table.

Wisconsin Hiker
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60364 by Mystic Dreamer
Jan 3, 2007 1:55pm
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Quote (the little fart is dead weight, I don't think that he understands the concept of holding on or helping)


Maybe one of those backpack frames with the shelf for the pack would work to harness him to. :)

Shiloh
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60383 by Pied Piper
Jan 3, 2007 2:34pm
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I carry a small clipboard in my pack to have a flat surface to stamp in on.

TG
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Reply to: #60438 by Trekkie Gal
Jan 3, 2007 6:10pm
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I also carry a small clipboard. Actually carry two because we go letterboxing in groups. One holds the letterbox logbook, to be passed around. The other holds individual logbooks for those who need a hard surface behind a flexible logbook.

Speaking of surfaces . . .

I read in another post that some put foam behind the logbook sheet to help get a complete image of the stamp. If this really helps, I wondered if mounting a thin sheet of fun foam to one side of the clipboard would work for this, or if I should keep a sheet loose in my pack (maybe clipped to the clipboard) for this.

Does this really help?

~MC
Re: stool & table combo
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Reply to: #60420 by shiloh
Jan 3, 2007 7:33pm
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Quote (the little fart is dead weight, I don't think that he understands the concept of holding on or helping)


Maybe one of those backpack frames with the shelf for the pack would work to harness him to. :)


I am just going to attach a harness to the dog and let the dog pack him around , ok I'm dreaming again but a girl needs a dream doesn't she ;o)

Mystic Dreamer
Re: Best pack?
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Reply to: #60578 by Mystic Dreamer
Jan 3, 2007 7:53pm
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Well, I took the plunge and decided on the Kelty Redwing pack in red from R.E.I. After more extensive digging I discovered that "panel-loading" in backpackese means a zip-open back panel for easier access and organization for all your stuff. It also has lots of great pockets, water bottle holders and great reviews. It's pretty big but since I'm usually hauling logbooks and stamps for 5 of us plus an extra letterbox in case I find "the perfect spot" I figured big is good. Plus now it looks like I have to add a clipboard and collapsible stool, right?

Oh, I hope I made a good choice.

Murray7