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Old 06-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #16
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For storing water, I really like these: http://www.rei.com/product/626195/na...ntene-96-fl-oz

Cheap, holds about two and a half liters, and packs up super-small when you don't need them.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #17
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Do not have the door of your tent facing into the wind. Be sure your tent has stout tent poles. It isn't always windy, but when it is, it's REALLY windy. Take a lot of wet wipes. The dust in these areas is very, very fine and will come right into a tent. Take a SPOT. Wear a lot of sunscreen. Bring really good sunglasses that will protect your eyes from UV rays, not just cheapo ones. Bring layers. It can get cold at night. The temperature swings are huge. Oh, and those bladders from the Starbucks coffee carriers? Those make great water and gas bags and hold up well. They fold up really small.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #18
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dromedary bag

I really like these bags and carry a couple of 2 liter - they lash down tight and are very tough construction. Crashed on these things and never a problem, the only thing I found that I had to watch was the cap, they come with a flip up nozzle and I caught and opened it with my boot mounting the bike. Lost about half of the water before noticing, so I taped my nozzle and never had another issue. Probably could have mounted it with the cap down and never had a problem. Good luck with your adventure
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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Okie or those that have the MSR Dromadary bags. Are they totally leak proof or is there some seepage or condesation after several days? I just picked up the 6 liter. Very sturdy bag. Just thought there was going to be a separate liner.
Never had any leaks or condensation on my 10L bag.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #20
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Thanks everyone for responding. The bag does seem very durable. I think I'll be very happy with it.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:01 AM   #21
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Another thing.. store your dromedary dry and open to avoid mould. I have used these things for years, hiking, cycling and motorbike touring. They've survived everything including having a DR650 fall on them. I have had to replace two, but only because I lost them :(

More desert tips: If pitching your tent in sand, snow pegs work better than regular skinny ones. If your side stand sinks sometimes a little burnout will work to keep your parked bike vertical. A little tarp goes a long way for tyre repairs etc, keeping sand out of your tyres. You can make a sand flag out of fibreglass tent poles ;) And take everything you need but leave behind everything you don't.

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #22
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I live in southern Nevada and on many trips throughout the years we just take a cot and sleeping bag. The cot gets you up away from the desert critters and who needs a tent when it never rains. Check the 10 day forecast. You can always just pull off into the desert and pick a spot. Nothing but space and stars.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #23
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One thing I learned is not to get carried away and carry too much water. Unless you are going out into the middle of nowhere, there is no need to have several gallons on you at all times. Carry your main drinking water (bottle, camel pack, etc) that gets filled at gas stops. Carry enough in a bag for an emergency. Leave the rest of the bags empty until you are ready to actually hit camp, then fill them up at a gas station, fast food place, etc. That way you don't have a bunch of warm plastic tasting water and you save a lot of weight.

I use a small thermos exclusively for sipping/refilling during the day. Walmart bladders for emergencies. But if I stay hydrated during the day I find 1L is enough to get me through the night. I fill the bladders regardless but they're usually for washing my feet at camp.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #24
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In May of '12 we did a car/backpacking trip in southern Utah and northern Az. We used the bags from the Starbucks coffee. They hold about 3 liters or so. We had two plus some other Playpus bags.
On other backpacking trips I've used new paint cans to store food. Small critters can't chew through them. Granted they're a bit bulky but you should be able to get them for free. Go to HD or Lowes and ask for a few. Tell them you're working on a project at home..................

Take an extra day's worth of food. You never know............ If you find yourself down to a few liters of water you'd better start planning how to refill asap!
Be sure to have accurate and up-to-date maps and at least 2 compass/GPS (incase one fails)
If you plan to go off of the main roads check in at the ranger stations first. Get the scoop on road conditions, weather etc. Let them know where you're going and when/where you plan to come out.
Watch for sand that has been blown across the road (very slippery)

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #25
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Another thing.. store your dromedary dry and open to avoid mould. G.

Or empty and in the freezer. Works great!

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #26
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Just a quick follow up of sorts. I bought a MSR Dromadary bag just before my recent trip to Arkansas with buddies then a solo camping trip to Texas before heading home. Used it on the solo portion. I love the bags. It is stury and bomb proof. I am not a rookie to camping but my old water bags have been good to me but the new technology puts them to shame. Why did I wait so long to upgrade? Probably because I am a semi cheap bastard and they were not broke.

On another note. I was worried about scorpions in the desert (for another planned trip) and we had one in our hotel room in Arkansas. It WAS (rip) a black one on the wall by ceiling. Musta left the door open a tad to long. The sucker was a good four inches long without trying to stretch the tail out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #27
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An "Extended season" tent, or even a 4 season (heavy) tent is the best. You can control the amount of air you get through it since it encloses completely. But that also traps moisture, and doesn't let in air. At high altitude you can exhaust all the oxygen. But since it zips up completley, you can keep much of the sand from blowing through. I like to keep a bottle of water in my tent at night, seems like I wake up thirsty in the middle of the night while out camping. Of course it has nothing to do with my snoreing, since I don't snore.
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