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Old 06-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #1906
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This is my lot in life, pretty much.

Your packing set up looks perfectly respectable!

I spend more money than I have, on many things, but have never been able to purchase expensive tents, sleeping bags and tiny compact mattress pads etc.

People will wiseass about how much stuff I have packed, and "kitchen sink" me to annoyance, but then they have a $$$$ down sleeping bag the size of a tin of soup, and all mine are cheap old synthetics that won't squish smaller than a freaking beer keg.

I would need to pack either a pistol or a syringe of morphine to do myself in, if I tried sleeping in a hammock, and thermarests/ridgerests etc., pack huge by themselves, let alone if you need two or whatever, to allow life to continue the next day after camping.

Thus I have a Walmart special-type air matress, that is comfy, but Aircraft Carrier landing deck size in dimensions.

So now, because I have a giant sleeping bag, a big matress, and a large tent to fit this stuff in, I have to dig in the dirt for worms to eat rather than take food and cooking gear? I need to wear a single shirt and one pair of socks for 2 weeks of camping, because taking mutiple pairs of shorts/socks/shirts makes it look like I'm "over packing" ?

Grrr.
LOL...

My wife surprised me last X-mas with a new tent (Eureka one dude tent), and a Mountain Hardware sleeping bag (synthetic and packs smaller then a half loaf of bread) so now I got all the room in the world!! (for a KLR on a camping trip).

If you watch Campmor and places like it, you can get good, name brand gear CHEAP, not inexpensive, but down right cheap. My tent in those pics was a Kelty with over fifteen years on it (and it leaked, I learned where to put stuff and where not to) and same same with the massive sleeping bag. I got my dollars worth out of 'em. I love the new gear. I have an old Marine Issued WP bag that I put my stove, sleeping bag, tent, and pots/pans (pots/pans are over 15 years old, see no reason to replace those) in, which leaves the Alpha bag free for clothes and food. I also added a blue tarp to spread over the camp site when possible to better relax in out of the rain. Tent has no real (as in none) vestibule. It all packs up smaller then those pics.

By the way, that was a nine day all camping trip. I think I did pretty good all things considered.....
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:23 PM   #1907
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So now, because I have a giant sleeping bag, a big matress, and a large tent to fit this stuff in, I have to dig in the dirt for worms to eat rather than take food and cooking gear?
Steverstove. One large tin cup that the stove rides in. Rice/ramen noodle packets. Solved for cheap and takes no room.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #1908
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:12 AM   #1909
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LOL...

My wife surprised me last X-mas with a new tent (Eureka one dude tent), ...
Maybe she is trying to say something.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:32 PM   #1910
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #1911
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My set up for a week long trip... Still had too much crap.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #1912
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Maybe she is trying to say something.
Don't share a tent with other dudes?
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #1913
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #1914
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My setup !

Does not matter how long I go for, always the same !
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #1915
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #1916
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #1917
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:13 AM   #1918
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Here's our set up from a trip across Europe to Slovakia a few years back. 2 up and camping for a 2 week trip.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:18 AM   #1919
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Here's another with the bike loaded on the way back.....

After the missus had been shopping.......
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:20 AM   #1920
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From a campsite in Nurnburg Germany..
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