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Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Dusty Boots
Early to mid June will still see a lot of snow in...

Early to mid June will still see a lot of snow in the CDN Rockies, Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP (US) will still be closed due to snow)

Ride north on 22, (Cowboy Trail) near Lundbreck on the...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Dusty Boots
I think you'll be hard pressed to go through...

I think you'll be hard pressed to go through NY/VT/NH/ME up around the Gaspe and home in 7 days.
Regardless, if you make it, on the way back take the ferry from Matane to the north shore and grab...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Dusty Boots
http://www.uscampgrounds.info/

http://www.uscampgrounds.info/
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Dusty Boots
Black Hills (http://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/)...

Black Hills (http://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/) in SD. :clap
3 days out, 3 days back, 4 days to ride and explore the area including the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain RD - Perfect!
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,444
Posted By Dusty Boots
I've had a 4 litre one for eons. (20+ yrs) Very...

I've had a 4 litre one for eons. (20+ yrs) Very durable and can double as a pillow.
The red Dromedary Lite is not as rugged, so if thinking of buying, get the black version
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Dusty Boots
Depending on your needs .... Here's one in...

Depending on your needs ....

Here's one in Gladstone, MI - http://www.motocampers.com/forums/showthread.php?7549-Gladstone-Bay-Campground-Gladstone-MI&p=125487#post125487


More rustic,...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,517
Posted By Dusty Boots
Have you thought of using bear bangers...

Have you thought of using bear bangers (http://www.mec.ca/product/4007-146/tru-flare-pen-launcher-kit/?q=bear%2Bbangers), instead?
Cheap and widely available once into Canada.
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,926
Posted By Dusty Boots
I wear/pack 2 pair of nylon convertible hiking...

I wear/pack 2 pair of nylon convertible hiking pants with gusseted crotch under my mesh riding pants on long tours and if it's hot out, I'll just wear a pair of nylon gym shorts underneath.
A tight...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dusty Boots
encircled in photo ...

encircled in photo




https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7642/16731601749_05b40ac1f5_z.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,958
Posted By Dusty Boots
Ahem! ..... :deal

Ahem! ..... :deal
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dusty Boots
My bike (1992 Goldwing 1500) has a tank capacity...

My bike (1992 Goldwing 1500) has a tank capacity of just over 6 gal US and I average 35 - 37 mpg US when loaded for touring, giving me a range of around 200 mi.
I have toured extensively all over...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,958
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks, MB! Yes, sometimes I'll strap on a...

Thanks, MB!

Yes, sometimes I'll strap on a Polar Bear soft sided cooler loaded with ice and perishables inside it, along with just the bladder to keep my fluids cold while on the road and at camp....
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,958
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thumb Hydration Pack/Bladder

By far a good hydration bladder is the way to go to keep hydrated, especially in the west and SW, not just due to temps, but due to higher elevations where dehydration occours quicker! :clap

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
Agreed with using a Kelty Staff pole as a main...

Agreed with using a Kelty Staff pole as a main support pole, even on a 9 1/2' x 13' tarp. Any kind of a breeze/stress and it is starting to bend/flex!!! :eek1
Dropping a length out drops the pole...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
Nope, my measurements for the poles are correct...

Nope, my measurements for the poles are correct .... unless my tape measure is out by 2" :huh

I bought the poles state side .... Strange! :eek1

...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dusty Boots
Like a few others here, I drilled a couple holes...

Like a few others here, I drilled a couple holes in the garage floor to temporairly mount the tire changer when needed and remove it to store it elsewhere when it isn't.
When levering a heavy...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
Ah, but you can!! If I need a shorter...

Ah, but you can!!

If I need a shorter length, I remove the bottom section of my Kelty Satff pole and secure it against the remaining sections with an elastic band and all is good!

Note the...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
Here's my collection of tarp poles for tent...

Here's my collection of tarp poles for tent camping .....


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/12102326066_73c4a96dd3_z.jpg


The Kelty Staff Tarp Poles (16mm, non adjustable, 78" in length) ...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15113748585_d5...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15113748585_d536d4f4b0_z.jpg


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14927097530_8dbab52597_z.jpg


My poles and Kermit Chair fasten to the underside of my...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 324,357
Posted By Dusty Boots
On a good day .... ...

On a good day ....


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15487294335_46e2c1cd42_z.jpg


On a bad day ....


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8265040070_552e33fa8b_z.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Dusty Boots
before you try a boot cobbler, clean the affected...

before you try a boot cobbler, clean the affected area with alcohol and then apply some McNett/Gear Aid Seam Grip.
Let cure for 4 - 5 hrs and then apply a light dusting of talc/baby powder to kill...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,638
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'll use trees when available but at some camps...

I'll use trees when available but at some camps they are either not placed conveniently, or non existent, so poles, or even branches work well to elevate your tarp over your picnic table/kitchen...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks, T-L-U! I just checked out Ramsey...

Thanks, T-L-U!

I just checked out Ramsey Park and they want $15 plus tax for tenting, or $24 plus tax/night for a site with electric.

Think I'll stick to Memorial Park in GF, as it is less than...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI...

I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI that morning, heading along US 8 over to Elk River, MN, then down through Monticello and picking up US 12 at Litchfield. Taking that over to Wilmar,...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks for your response, t-l-u!! Not that I...

Thanks for your response, t-l-u!!

Not that I need/require city/town services, but heading further downstream leads me further away from my intended route and I have deviated my route a bit already...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
While that may be true, I have toured all those...

While that may be true, I have toured all those areas before, especially the UP and WI. Hwy 2 is a nightmare with all the heavy equipment out n about. Besides .... I'm banned from Superior stemming...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....

I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

I posed this question in the Regional Forum, Central Division and although I have 124 'hits' no replies yet, so I thought I'd try here.


Looking for any info on the above named park on the edge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

Looking for any info on the above named park, specifically the campground.
Anything I can find on the WWW just lists it as $7/night with electric, $5 tenting, twenty some odd campsites.

Any...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Dusty Boots
Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying...

Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying in Motels

We left north of Toronto and crossed over at the 2 Soos and headed west to Port Orchard WA (http://goo.gl/maps/8NSpt) in 7 days, while...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Dusty Boots
You don't mention if it's off road or pavement...

You don't mention if it's off road or pavement adventure you are looking for.
Depending on what part of WI you are located in, as already mentioned MI's UP, or the Black Hills Region of SD.
Some...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Dusty Boots
Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1)...

Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1) there is no water available at camp 2) you need to purchase a Rose Valley Access Pass in order to camp there.
No deal breakers, but hassles nonetheless.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Dusty Boots
Hey Jerry! In the Ojai area, you might want...

Hey Jerry!

In the Ojai area, you might want to try Wheeler Canyon (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lpnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=11027&actid=29) Campground, as it is just 8 mi up 33 from Ojai.
...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Dusty Boots
Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline...

Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline Drive due to weather conditions or what ever, this route (http://goo.gl/maps/F4Le8) is a good alternative, especially north from Luray, with a very nice...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Dusty Boots
Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep...

Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep hydrated. Southern UT will/can be warm enough allright, but the best route to cross NV IMHO, is across 6/50, as it's cooler than the more southerly...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,453
Posted By Dusty Boots
Tarp Tent

Check out any of Henry's offerings at TarpTent (http://www.tarptent.com/allproducts.html) for a lightweight, compact shelter.

I first bought the original Cloudburst, (no longer available) which...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dusty Boots
The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of...

The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of a Rand McNally Road Atlas and if it were me, I'd keep it all together as there is quite a bit of good info such as Forest Service Campgrounds in them....
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By Dusty Boots
This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV! ...

This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV!


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6161/6266505389_334521a792_z.jpg


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6102/6267033670_3861cf8e13_z.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By Dusty Boots
From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to...

From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to Montreal, I would suggest this route...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By Dusty Boots
If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area,...

If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area, click on the terrain feature on Google maps and then zoom in to check out the contour lines, that will give you a better indication of the type of...
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