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Old 09-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #676
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The Gravity Works water filter bags are 4L each, but one is for dirty water, one for clean.
I have an insulated Platypus Big Zip 2L I use in combination with a Camelbak Mil-Spec drinking tube to carry drinking water throughout the day in my backpack and soon to be on the bike instead.
Thing is I use Camelbak Elixr tablets to make my drinking water taste good and give me electrolytes, like green gatorade. It doesn't work too well for cooking though....
When I know I'll be in places without water I have another MSR 4L bag I carry, like in Death Valley or Baja.
On this trip, the first few nights in Nevada I didn't end up camping next to water when the sun went down and got by with picking up a can of food that just needed to be heated one night, I ate snacks another night.... figured eating light wouldn't hurt me and was so tired sleep came easy anyways.
I'm all about eating good while traveling usually, love to cook some meat on a fire as why I bring a cooking grate, but it just didn't work out this time, with no fresh food available along the trail. This one was about riding long miles and getting by with what I had.


The GL Mojave is 10.5L, the Rollie bag is 12.5, the Kreiga is 10L with space to spare with my tent in it, the Ortlieb Flight backpack is 22L and never close to full. I didn't count the tank bag, that's for my camera and tripod, a microfiber towel, chain adjusting tools, and snacks.
Most of my other tools are stashed on the bike, along with the spare tubes so I don't need to worry about packing them.


For camping gear and extra clothes about 30L and 25 pounds sounds right to me for having what to me is minimal for comfortable camping/traveling in various climates. My gear, not including tools doesn't weight more than 25 pounds. I could cut a few things from my pack if need be, never wanted for anything more while on the trail though.






The cooking rack I carry, Open Country Explorer 12 x 6 cooking Grid. Takes little space, very lightweight and some of the best steaks I've ever had were cooked on this grill.










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Old 09-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #677
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<----------pickin up that folding grill tomorrow
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #678
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<----------pickin up that folding grill tomorrow
Works good with charcoal too, though mesquite or redwood coals are best....











Couple other small things that are handy I carry:


Enduro Star Trail Stand, good for changing tires or when you get a flat, packs small and very handy.







Adventure Engineering EZ-Pull Ultra Compact Block & Tackle






Sea to Summit X-Mug a mug that weighs nothing, packs very small and most importantly has a built in measuring cup.



Custom painted Kennedy Meadows ADV ride Coozy, you'll have to talk to RAZR to get one of these...

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #679
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stoked you had a great trip!

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #680
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another one grilliput, REALLY like mine!
http://www.gofastandlight.com/Grilli.../CO-GRILLIPUT/

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:20 AM   #681
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Another Grilliput user. Don't have the fire bowl though.










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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #682
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WOW! That Grillput packs small! For the price of it on their website, I wouldn't even bother to home brew one!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #683
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Has anyone tried the 180 Tack stove? I heard about it this week on The Survival Podcast (which is awesome BTW). It looks really sturdy and compact. Demo videos are on the site:

http://www.180tack.com/
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #684
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Has anyone tried the 180 Tack stove? I heard about it this week on The Survival Podcast (which is awesome BTW). It looks really sturdy and compact. Demo videos are on the site:

http://www.180tack.com/
Cool design, fairly similar to the emberlit. I'm planning on getting an emberlit as I can use it with a soda can stove, loose burning material, other stoves, etc.

http://www.emberlit.com/
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #685
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Cool design, fairly similar to the emberlit. I'm planning on getting an emberlit as I can use it with a soda can stove, loose burning material, other stoves, etc.

http://www.emberlit.com/
Another cool stove. He even sells stainless steel chopsticks on his web site!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #686
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Check fire restrictions carefully for the wood stoves. There are a lot of places with strict regulations where you can't use those. I really like my esbit stove. Tiny, boils water quickly and you can just bring as many tablets as you know you'll need, don't have to estimate like for gas stoves and it always works! (I use a small windscreen with it, but you could just pile up some rocks)

However, everything I eat only requires hot water, no steaks!
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:08 AM   #687
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Check fire restrictions carefully for the wood stoves. There are a lot of places with strict regulations where you can't use those.
That's the nice thing about some of these collapsible stoves that are more than a simple grill. They will function as a wood stove when needed and allowed, but will also make a fantastic windscreen and pot holder for using some other source of heat (soda can stove, penny, stove, whatever).
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #688
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Device Charger

Hey fellas... I've been using one of these from Monoprice and it's worked very well. I keep it in my tank bag during the day & charge it off my Powerlet-to-USB adapter.. then at night in the tent I can hook my devices to it. Since I run several video/photo cams I always have multiple batteries ready, but don't have a backup iPhone or Sena headset, so I can charge these overnight. This thing is small, about the size of my iPhone, it will also charge my iPad if I have it for journaling or updating RRs on the trail.. (most of the time thats at home :)



Thought I'd throw it out there..

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #689
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Also bought something like this recently, the TeckNet model with 7000mA(7A) rating. Will be great for charging phone and using lights that run off or charge by USB.


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Hey fellas... I've been using one of these from Monoprice and it's worked very well. I keep it in my tank bag during the day & charge it off my Powerlet-to-USB adapter.. then at night in the tent I can hook my devices to it. Since I run several video/photo cams I always have multiple batteries ready, but don't have a backup iPhone or Sena headset, so I can charge these overnight. This thing is small, about the size of my iPhone, it will also charge my iPad if I have it for journaling or updating RRs on the trail.. (most of the time thats at home :)



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Old 09-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #690
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I've often considered the Enduro Star Trail Stand but since I live in wooded country and carry a small folding saw I've always just cut a piece of wood to serve the purpose, now if someone was to figure a way to get the two sides pieces of that grill to also go together and make a trail stand I'm in.

Here's a homemade stove I made out of a sheet of titanium that uses a beer can pot, it all folds up and goes in the grey bag in the first photo. I've used this for years and it has a small piece of mesh that allows air under the fire which makes it work well on fuel that can be hard to burn. Obviously this is for use in the non fire season which we have a lot of here on the Olympic Peninsula.



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