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Old 02-03-2007, 11:27 AM   #46
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I wonder what the poor people are doing tonight?
Deciding who will be the first up against the wall during the revolution...
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:36 PM   #47
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Better yet...

not so carefully select all the rocks from around the fire, put them in a very shallow pit about the size of your bag and put dirt back over them. Lay bag on top of dirt, and enjoy a heated bed.
"Didn't bury the fire deep enough, saw it right away." Which movie did I butcher that line from? Jeremiah Johnson?

The night in question, it was so cold we had a very difficult time digging up rocks for the camp fire. After about 5 minutes we got one which we then used to beat/pry/beg other rocks out with. We ended up with a very small fire.

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I guess a lesson there is that you should stop at a camping spot before the sun sets. That, or not camp when it's too freaking cold.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:45 PM   #48
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I guess a lesson there is that you should stop at a camping spot before the sun sets. That, or not camp when it's too freaking cold.
Where's the fun in that??? Don't you hate it when everything is too wet??
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:44 PM   #49
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My set up is a little different now, but I've got everything needed for a weekend of riding camping, plus tools to fix just about anything. Though I also have a tarp I bring too. I think my total price for gear is under $500, thanks to a 30% off sale.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:32 AM   #50
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Ride up, get off, but dont Valet park. Take hot shower: Camping at it's finest. I wonder what the poor people are doing tonight?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:54 AM   #51
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Yea, the hotel thing is best reserved for those bike week type trips. I was hoping to go where there are no roads. Just a quesiton, where do you get denatured alcohol? is there any other kind of alcohol that the little can stoves will run off? Does anyone know how many ounces of fuel to heat a cup of water as an example? trying to guage how many ounces i need for two cups of coffee and about 5 minutes heating up some food.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:22 AM   #52
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Just a quesiton, where do you get denatured alcohol? is there any other kind of alcohol that the little can stoves will run off? Does anyone know how many ounces of fuel to heat a cup of water as an example? trying to guage how many ounces i need for two cups of coffee and about 5 minutes heating up some food.
You can get denatured alcohol at any hardware store. It is usually in the paint section. You can also use isopropyl alcohol but it doesn't seem to burn as cleanly as the denatured. 1-2 ounces is enough to boil a pint of water in about 5 minutes. I made a tuna can stove and was amazed by how well it works (thats not saying much, I'm often amazed by simple things).

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Old 02-04-2007, 01:42 PM   #53
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Here's my list:

NORTH FACE Roadrunner 2 Tent w/footprint
NORTH FACE Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag
Fleece Bag liner
Therm-a-Rest Prolite 4 Pad
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Lounge
MSR Dragonfly Multi-fuel Stove
MSR Blacklight Cookset
Coleman Micro Packer LED Lantern x2
Petzl Tikka LED Headlamp
SureFire Executive Flashlight
Gerber Lariat 3.5
Shakespeare Excursion Fishing Rod x2
Plano Micro Tackle Box
Filet Knife
Leatherman
Thermos soft cooler 5 gal.
3 Gallon collapsable water jug
Water/wind proof matches
can opener
50 ft tie-line
seasonings, etc.
cooking oil
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:52 PM   #54
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Ride up, get off, but dont Valet park. Take hot shower: Camping at it's finest. I wonder what the poor people are doing tonight?

Sitting around a campfire with friends, passing a bottle of Dickel #12, or maybe a jug of Patron, talking about the ride. Or you could be in a motel room watching (insert name of some dumbass TV program.
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:02 PM   #55
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They sure do get cranky when you light the campfire, though...
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:58 PM   #56
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Sitting around a campfire with friends, passing a bottle of Dickel #12, or maybe a jug of Patron, talking about the ride. Or you could be in a motel room watching (insert name of some dumbass TV program.
Ahhh . . . yes. The fire. Breakfast is served at 7:30.

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Old 02-04-2007, 06:19 PM   #57
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Ahhh . . . yes. The fire. Breakfast is served at 7:30.

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Old 02-04-2007, 08:29 PM   #58
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5 speed, I carried over alot of stuff from my back packing days. I have no idea why I kept that stuff until a dual sport showed up on my doorstep. I have no pics but I still read BackPacker magazine occasionally since a majority of stuff is shared with us. Go to Campmor.com and browse through equipment. Sometimes they will list the weight of the product and it is great source of camping equipment with some fairly good deals.

For those of you wanting to start bike camping, do the same as I tell people who ask about back packing. Once you think you are ready to go, pack the bike for what you think you need for a 2-3 day trip. Head out for a 2 hour trip that ends in your backyard as the sun is setting. Set up camp, cook your meal and hit the sack. Get up and cook breakfast and then repack that mess and hit the road again, ending back up at your garage.

It will let you know if you had too much or not enough gear, packed it correctly or carried it right or wrong on your bike.

Oh yeah, understand, "tent speak". You will find that that good deal you got on that lite weight 2 person tent will actually only hold 1 person. You will want to stow your gear in your tent over nite. If it's you alone, get a 2 person. Want room for another person? Get a 3 or 4 person tent.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:35 AM   #59
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Zen stoves is a very informative roundup of info on DIY alcohol stoves and fuels.

http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm

Now someone kick my butt in gear to make one and give up my trusty Svea 123.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:17 AM   #60
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5 speed, I carried over alot of stuff from my back packing days. I have no idea why I kept that stuff until a dual sport showed up on my doorstep. I have no pics but I still read BackPacker magazine occasionally since a majority of stuff is shared with us. Go to Campmor.com and browse through equipment. Sometimes they will list the weight of the product and it is great source of camping equipment with some fairly good deals.

For those of you wanting to start bike camping, do the same as I tell people who ask about back packing. Once you think you are ready to go, pack the bike for what you think you need for a 2-3 day trip. Head out for a 2 hour trip that ends in your backyard as the sun is setting. Set up camp, cook your meal and hit the sack. Get up and cook breakfast and then repack that mess and hit the road again, ending back up at your garage.

It will let you know if you had too much or not enough gear, packed it correctly or carried it right or wrong on your bike.

Oh yeah, understand, "tent speak". You will find that that good deal you got on that lite weight 2 person tent will actually only hold 1 person. You will want to stow your gear in your tent over nite. If it's you alone, get a 2 person. Want room for another person? Get a 3 or 4 person tent.

I was wondering the same thing - I see pics of the Hennessy hammock and it keeping people dry in the rain, and i think - where is all their gear? How are they keeping their helmet, boots and jacket dry?
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