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Old 12-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
The Byronic Man
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Northeastern CT
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I have accumulated a lot of camping gear. Below is the stuff that gets used time and time again. Every motocamping trip I took last summer was in never ending, frog-strangling rain and my gear choices served me well.


-25 degree down bag or 45 degree synthetic bag, depending on conditions. I forget the brand names.
-Kelty Gunnison 2 tent, or Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym. I rarely use the tent since I got the Hennessy.
-Thermarest pad
-Thermarest compressible pillow
-truck-sized windshield sun reflector (this is for insulation in the Hennessy)
- 5'x7' nylon tarp
-fleece hat


-Coleman 533 dual fuel stove (can run on bike gas)
-homemade alcohol stove
-Nesting MSR stainless steel pots with lids and pot grabber
-Light My Fire spork
-GSI French coffee press
-several 2 liter Platypus bladders for water.
- food is mostly dried, just add water side dishes from the supermarket.
-small folding grill for more interesting food


- hatchet or large knife for processing firewood
- Petzl E-lite flashlight
-cotton bandanas
-folding chair (totally worth the bulk)
-comfortable shoes or sandals for in camp
-several 55 gallon size thick trash bags. 1001 uses.
-travel pack of baby wipes
-decent knife. I like the Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian
-a bunch of 550 para cord and bungies
-umbrella. Seriously
"You wouldn't be riding a motorcycle if you weren't an optimist."
- Matthew Crawford
2005 Ural Tourist, 2000 Kawasaki W650
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