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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Perkio, Mar 6, 2014.
That is exactly why he does it.
Alps is waaaaay better. Had both. Alps is hard to beat. Eureka failed 3 times.
Also I have the alps 1.5 and 2. Both have room for gear in the vestibule.
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Just a little more $ will get you this.....
Picked one up this summer for my lighter bike....
Any pictures of the packed size? How long does the battery for those lights last? Pretty cool setup!
Come on over here and we'll look after that for you . . .
I have a Big Agnes Angel Springs 2 person backpacking tent, just enough for 1 person and gear but only about 2 lbs. Get a backpacking tent, better built and much lighter and can be used for backpacking also, I carried this tent for 25 miles on the High Sierra Trail
Just got this for camping off the bicycle:
The one that was sent to me was obviously used (small tear in the fly near the bottom, 5 stakes were bent / had mud on them) so when I contacted the seller for a replacement, they refunded my $ and told me to keep the tent. Score!
I set it up in the yard, but haven't gotten to use it properly yet - maybe this week. It is SMALL inside, but also packs very small which is why I wanted it. The tent, rain fly, stakes, 48" tent pole (diy from eBay tent poles), and my diy tyvek ground sheet (since the tent doesn't include one) all fit into one of the red water resistant bags from Wal-Mart.
I definitely wouldn't plan on using it as my only shelter for weeks at a time, but it should work pretty good for short "UL" trips. Or even as a backup shelter for folks that hotel it regularly but can't find a room in time.
It is 16x5 w/ poles....I wanted it to go in my bags, not outside....The lights are made into the tent.....
I have had the lights in my other tent for a while.....
Still on the same batteries.....
Hey guys all great info one thing that I like doing when I am on a solo motorcycle trip is I like to do "Hobo Camping" thats where I sleep for free. I have slept in graveyards, picnic tables, back of banquet halls (they usually have nice landscaping), put a hammock up in-between trees at a park or use a baseball backstop to hang my hammock, or just off the road out of sight/ out of mind. I love the hobo camping nights because I get to save money and usually get a great story.
I also have another travel hack I like to go to the best western or motel 6 and take advantage of their free breakfast. I walk in like I own the joint and help myself. if you act like you belong, you will belong. Word to the wise stick to the chain motels bc the small mom and pop places usually don't have a good spread and they remember the guests. hahah I might have been called out once or twice.
Enjoy the ride!!!
And, as the video says, it's very "comfor-TAH-blah".
Stealth camping, with possible trespass, and theft of services. Got it.
If you want to split hairs I guess..... but it's all about the story right???
No, theft is theft. If you are not staying at the motel the food isn't free. If you are out traveling leaving your home with no one in it and someone spent the night, helped themselves to breakfast from your kitchen and left as if they owned the place would you be cool with that? It would be a great story, right?
I don't think your analogy is exactly apples to apples. One is breaking and entering to a private residence and having breakfast while the other one is going into an open business and having breakfast. Granted it is stealing but do you think everyone who is staying at the hotel will get the breakfast? I highly doubt it, therefore I'm eating one of their portions. That's how inrationalize it... I found a gray area that I can live with.
You're a thief. No rationalization to get around it.
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I have stealth camped before, chruch back yards, open fields, down a dirt road.
Roll in at dusk, gone by dawn. Leave nothing but tracks, take nothing but pictures.
I would never have the balls to walk into a motel or other business like that.
kind of defeats the reason for this.
So, I have a legitimate question about coffee and camping. If you’re anything like me, you need to take a poo within 30 minutes of downing your first cup. Do you just wait around camp until the “urge” hits you or get back on the bike in the morning then stop soon after to take care of business?
I rarely drink coffee on moto trips because of the affect it has on me. I don’t want to be somewhere without a place to “evacuate!”
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There is always a place to evacuate, just depends on how bad you need it!
due to the issues with pads in my riding gear...it's not that easy to take care of biz while suited up. So I tend to linger at the start of the day until the coffee has done it's secondary job.
I like to take care of business and then get suited up. Trying to sit on a toilet with riding pants/boots sucks!