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Old 07-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #1996
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i'd love see even more camping set ups
thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:15 AM   #1997
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:51 AM   #1998
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:34 AM   #1999
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No it's a slumber jack bivy I picked up at a yard sale for 10 bucks. It was still brand new too...

I have one of those that I picked up almost 15 years ago - "the nylon coffin!"
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #2000
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If you were starting from scratch....

What gear would you get? medium budget, two people........tent, stove, bags, other gear.....
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #2001
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What gear would you get? medium budget, two people........tent, stove, bags, other gear.....
One bike?

It's really hard to say specifics since we all have different ideas of what works. Your profile says you are in AK so you have a REI and maybe other outfitters in the area. I would see what they have for rentals if you want to get a feel for how the tent, stove, sleeping bags etc work for you. REI in my area has a used gear sale on all their returns which helps with getting things at a discount. Craigslist etc helps with getting the price down. But you have to know what you want. That is where renting equipment can help.

Sleeping bags - as warm as you can afford. Temp ratings are for survival, not comfort so if it says it is a 20 degree bag, you probably aren't going to be snoozing away in 20 degree temps. Get something for colder weather to be comfortable. You also need something that packs small for two people on one bike so that means down or a newer kind of synthetic.

Tent - Do you want something to just sleep in or something that you might have to wait out bad weather in? If it is the 1st, then small can work. If it is the 2nd, you want something you can sit up in. From my experience, you want something with a big enough vestibule that you can store gear outside your sleeping area but under cover. Boots, riding gear, helmets take up space. A 4 season tent isn't required for cold weather - they usually just mean they can hold snow loads but you probably aren't going to be riding a motorcycle in the snow. But 4 season tents tent to hold the heat better so if you are a cold sleeper and will be camping in cold weather then a 4 season tent can be a plus. But most of us get by with a 3 season tent, they just are very ventilated so you really have to rely on a good sleeping bag.

Stove - are you going to cook or just heat things up? Jetboil is great for heating water and using backpacking style dehydrated food. You can cook with them but other stoves can be better. Other stoves have options to use gasoline as fuels which can be a nice option. They will also work better at higher altitudes than canister stoves. So you have to determine your culinary style.

Just my $0.02...YMMV
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #2002
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What gear would you get? medium budget, two people........tent, stove, bags, other gear.....
Tent - free standing , 3 season, 2 doors/vestibules, 2-1/2 poles, backpacking style.
Stove - liquid fuel for $ and omni fuel for diversity.
Bags - Mountain Hardware Lamina series, i.e. synthetic, mummy.
and the list goes on,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:17 AM   #2003
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Well I recently did my first bike camp weekend. It was two-up and the only real complaint was I need to add a sleeping mat of some sort...something that will fit.


Me and the Bike Fully Loaded

List of Items:
REI 2 person tent
MSR Burner + Fuel
Coffee pot
Change of Clothes for Both
Snacks
Thick Blanket
Top Sheet
Gerber Multi tool
Sunscreen
Misc items


Camp

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #2004
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hey all, just a new comer to adventure ridding on my drz400, going for a ride in the next few weeks and will take some pics, i have gone for an OZtrail biker swag and wolfman E-10 saddel bags with matching duffle, used to do a bit of hikking and all my old cooking gear fits along with tools and food so ill have to report how it goes, any major or minor tips wood be awsome
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #2005
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hey all, just a new comer to adventure ridding on my drz400, going for a ride in the next few weeks and will take some pics, i have gone for an OZtrail biker swag and wolfman E-10 saddel bags with matching duffle, used to do a bit of hikking and all my old cooking gear fits along with tools and food so ill have to report how it goes, any major or minor tips wood be awsome

HAVE FUN!

I have the same bags set up on my WR450 and it's great for a weekend getaway. I carry a hammock in stead of a ground cover but samey same. Post some pictures of your set up and gear and tells us how it works out.


Enjoy................
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #2006
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hey all, just a new comer to adventure ridding on my drz400, going for a ride in the next few weeks and will take some pics, i have gone for an OZtrail biker swag and wolfman E-10 saddel bags with matching duffle, used to do a bit of hikking and all my old cooking gear fits along with tools and food so ill have to report how it goes, any major or minor tips wood be awsome
It is nice to stop and have camp set up before dark. I know your set up time will be short.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #2007
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Here's my bike loaded for 4 days. Rained every day on me.


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Old 07-08-2011, 04:58 PM   #2008
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...Wolfman panniers/luggage racks...I also carry a small, soft-sided cooler strapped to the other pannier (not shown).
So you strap the cooler to the pannier along the side or on the top? In other words, is the cooler attached to the pannier and makes you wider on that side than the pannier without the cooler? I'm asking because I have got to get my mushable cooler off the seat of my bike. I'm done with being smooshed on the seat and leaning back and feeling cold against my ass. Do you have a pic? Ta!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #2009
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I'm heading out to the Trans Wisconsin trail in the morning. Bike has the TCI Sequoia rack and luggage. I feel like I would prefer to bring much less stuff so the bike was lighter, but not sure what to cut back on.

Left bag-

Travel kit (toothpaste/toothbrush/deodorant/etc).
Clothes.
Small dual action tire pump.
Tire pressure gauge
Tire patch kit.
Tire irons.
1 bottle of water
Zip ties.
Sandals

Right bag-

Outer section of my Joe Rocket alter ego jacket.
Good amount of food. Beans/meals/tuna/almonds/beef jerky/dried apricots/energy bars/peanut butter/bread

Tail bag-

REI- sleeping mat
Coleman aluminum cookware set/tiny stove and benzyne/propane fuel tank.
1 pair of jeans
2 bottles water
advil/eye drops/bug spray/sunblock/aloe gel/tools/knife/can opener

Bungeed in front of tailbag-

Small collapsible stool, REI tent, Sleeping bag

Also have a RAM mount and Garmin 60CSx hard wired.

If the frame doesn't break I think I will be doing a lot of wheelies! :-)


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Old 07-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #2010
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I'm waiting for some smartass on a goldwing to take a picture of the bike and say... "there it all is."
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