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Best thing to sit on next to campfire?
Assuming you can't use your pack and there are no logs.
What can one bring with which serves as a camp stool?
Talking backpacking here so have to leave the 5 gallon bucket in the car.
The chair should be multi-purpose (such as for example double as a water hauler or tote for gathering firewood)
and should have my coffee ready when I wake up in the morning.
- L.T.M.Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Here you go...the Walkstool Comfort 55 XL Stool
And you should be able to get it for half the price listed in the review from ebay or Amazon
- c_kayak_funLv 77 years ago
I agree with Chris W. Do a search for "Thermarest chair sleeve" and you will see the fabric device that let's you make a back-supporting chair out of your closed cell or inflate able ground pad. In fact, Sierra Trading Post has one model on sale right now for $20. It can be used for a firewood hauler. We even used two of them to rig a stretcher once to evacuate a guy who broke his leg. I've had one for years. The side buckles adjust so you can recline at any angle.
If you want to get more creative, I met a hiker once who had rigged his own pack frame using a folding metal and canvas camp chair.
- MountainManLv 77 years ago
The WalkStool, 0.81 kg, weighs almost as much as my Big Agnes Fly Creek tent!
I will keep looking for a rock and carry a backpacking stove instead of a comfort chair.
JetBoil with small fuel canister weighs about 0.5 kg. Carrying wood is a lot more work.
Drop an emergency blanket on the ground, then sit on your sleeping pad if you cannot find a good rock. A Big Agnes Q-Core weighs 0.81 kg, (29 ounces) for the 20x78x3.5 inch pad.Source(s): https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Pad/qcore http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Camp%20Cha...
- ?Lv 77 years ago
You can buy garden kneelers (or similar)
http://www.millets.co.uk/activities/102508-multi-m... - foam, light weight, folds in half or 3 depending on make.
Or you can go for a more robust camping stool http://www.millets.co.uk/activities/103631-eurohik... but then you have added weight and it doesn't shrink down at all
The sit mat/garden kneelers could be used as a pillow, a seat, or possibly a splint for a broken bone (done that with a foam roll mat)
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- 7 years ago
If your going on a back-pack hike along a known trail, you are going to find camp sites, fire pits and maybe some log benches providing some assclown didn't throw them into the fire.
- chrisLv 77 years ago
there is a kit to turn any thermarest into a chair. also any hammock kit can also double as a chair.
as for getting your coffee ready you will need a servant for thatSource(s): http://www.rei.com/search?query=thermarest+chair+k... http://www.rei.com/product/830177/eno-lounger-hang...
- GolferLv 77 years ago
Fire extinguisher might come in handy or you could really get creative and heat up a big rock in the fall/winter or let it stay cool in the summer.
- Dr AwkwardLv 67 years ago
There are some nice inflatable chairs online...not sure about how fireproof they are. Then there's this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/JUST-LIKE-MOM-BATTERY-OPER... may not be comfortable but may fit your requirements better.
- OURScottLv 77 years ago
When all else fails, I sit on my ***.
It also doubles as my ***.
And the coffee will be done if and when I decide to get off my ***......