Carping - anything missing?

DontKillZander

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I'm getting into carping, with the main theme being to keep my gear as light and compact as possible.

I made a big effort to part with some gear in the last 2 weeks and sold quite a lot that I had no intention of really using again, a few high-end spinning rods and reels have gone :cry:, I've held onto my favourite stuff which I will continue to use - and reinvested the rest into carp gear.

There's a few things I'm still thinking about, all relating to nights and longer sessions, bedchairs/Delkim Txi-D's/lighting etc etc
...but for now I'm focused on preparing for shorter local day sessions in September and getting the essentials for that, I'm set on buying a Fox Easy Shelter+, other than that - I can't think of much else -

Here's the list of what I've already got up to now -

Korum Transition Ruckbag
Korum Aeronium Supa-Lite Chair
Shimano Tactical TX-Lite 2 + 1 Rod Bag
2x Shimano Tribal TX-Lite 4pc 10ft 2.75lb
2x Shimano Baitrunner 6000 OC
Sonik Xtractor Recon T30 42" Landing Net
Advanta Quick Cradle
Drennan Specialist Collapsible Fabric 7L Bait Bucket
Nash Deliverance Stealth throwing stick
2x Delkim Ev-D
4x Duracell Procell 9v
New Direction Compact Carbon 2 rod pod
2x New Direction T10s bobbin
2x New Direction magnetic rod butt rests
Daiwa Sensor Bulk 15lb
Korda Soft N-Trap Coated Hooklink 20lb
Korda Dark Matter Tungsten Tubing
Korda Hybrid Tail Rubbers
Korda Square Pear 2oz Inline Leads
Fox Rapide PVA Kit
Fox Rapide PVA Bags
Fox Edges Micro Boilie Stops
Carp Spirit V-Curve size6 Hooks
Thinking Anglers size8 Ring Swivels
NGT Baiting Needle set
Stainless 5" Curved Forceps
Stermerbaits Mixed Boilies 5kg
Blakes Baits Mixed Carp Pellet 5kg
Blakes Baits Snowberry Pop-ups 15mm
Gardner Intensive Treatment Care Spray

Are there any - what you would consider to be - day session essentials that are not covered by something I've already bought?
 

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A brolley ??
I'm gonna be buying a Fox Easy Shelter+

It's one of those super light pop-up shelters, but to be honest I see me using it for nights as well, I care way more about light and compact than I do comfort and I can afford to do that because I'm heat intolerant / immune to cold, so that shelter with a sleeping bag for nights (bivvy), and for a day shelter on shorter sessions (brolly) - I think it will do me for both situations, I can't see me needing anything else on that one.
 
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A decent catapult, throwing sticks are a bit less flexible.

Some wire cutters in case you get a hook stuck - but you probably have those from predator fishing/
 

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Either to keep you company at night or was a reference to the "Generation Game" ;):D (The list of items on the conveyor belt.....)
I love the way that you always seem to appear out of nowhere to be the voice of calm and reason :LOL:
 

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As the shorter and cooler days advance then I cannot see a bivvy light or head torch, powerbank, stove & kettle set for making a brew
 

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As the shorter and cooler days advance then I cannot see a bivvy light or head torch, powerbank, stove & kettle set for making a brew
You're absolutely right about the lights now I think about it, they are on my night list, but night can be half 4 later in the year really can't it, so reconsidering that - I'm going to shop around for those now.

Powerbank - 100%, didn't even enter my peabrain, I'm on it.

I'll be living the "boiling water in a 1.2l thermos + Nescafe 3in1 Sachets and Pot Noodle" life, probably won't end up with a stove, although there are some really lightweight choices these days and there is technically room in the ruckbag.
 

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I'll be living the "boiling water in a 1.2l thermos + Nescafe 3in1 Sachets and Pot Noodle" life, probably won't end up with a stove, although there are some really lightweight choices these days and there is technically room in the ruckbag.
Always pays to have a stove of sorts with you as a back up if nothing else....(y)
 

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Re: stoves

You can buy cheap or you can buy expensive - I went down the expensive route well over 20yrs ago with an MSR Whisperlite (universal or international, can’t remember) and it’s as good today as it was the day I bought it. It came to cub camp with us a few months ago. Runs on cannister gas, white spirit, petrol, diesel, aviation fuel, anything that burns really. A bit extreme for carping but bomb proof and will last forever.

If it’s just for water then look at maybe a Jetboil or equivalent
 

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Think I saw loads of options on a big display in Go Outdoors, Thurrock next to the fishing section last time we were there so maybe have a look at their website ?
 

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Re: stoves

You can buy cheap or you can buy expensive - I went down the expensive route well over 20yrs ago with an MSR Whisperlite (universal or international, can’t remember) and it’s as good today as it was the day I bought it. It came to cub camp with us a few months ago. Runs on cannister gas, white spirit, petrol, diesel, aviation fuel, anything that burns really. A bit extreme for carping but bomb proof and will last forever.

If it’s just for water then look at maybe a Jetboil or equivalent
Although those 'Whisperlite's' are brilliant stoves, especially the 'International' enabling virtually any type of fuel to be used, it's virtually impossible to have anything on simmer.....:(
 
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