Camping Questions

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by ScootTour, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Bluebone

    Bluebone straight to hell

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    true, looked like a totally useless product.
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  2. If you cant see the value in the product don't use it.
    The Special Ops and Emergency First Responders use it and I use it for camping.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBik1r0halY&feature=related

    Maybe the type of camping you do is different than mine...I like to go off road and isolated places. It should be part of your kit just like a flashlight or a phone. the E/T light stands for Emergency Triage light and it can help a trained crew of first responders find you because they know what to look for....No you know too...:lol3
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  3. bones_708

    bones_708 Been here awhile

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    the product may have it's uses but you are a d-bag. You come on here faking like you give a damn and spamming multiple posts trying to sell your shit. Plenty of people who vend are on this site but most of them show a little respect for the members.
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  4. I've been an ADV member for many many years and I've met real friends here. To bad that you see it as spam I see it as a valuable product. I am not the owner of the company and I'm not affiliated with the manufacture. I saw value in a group buy. many of my friends on ADV have suggested this for many other products. If you're not interested don't be rude or call me names just say you're not interested.
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  5. bones_708

    bones_708 Been here awhile

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    if you wanted to start a group buy then that's what you should of done. Right now you look and are acting like a prick. If you don't like that people are getting that impression of you then here is an idea, stop with the behavior that caused them to think that. I can see some uses for the product but since people were talking sleeping bags, pads and other sleeping products your post was totally off point and comes across as spam.
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  6. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Um...2 years, according to your "join date".

    Is that one "many" for each year? :lol3
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  7. dantroop

    dantroop Been here awhile

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    Have one and like it. I can never seem to find a camp site that is flat. The cot puts you off the undulating ground. If there is a high spot (or low spot) the cot takes them out of the equation. Packs small, relatively light. I am thinking about adding 1 or 2 more cross pieces.
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  8. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    Consider a Hennessy or eagle nest outfitters hammock, put a thermarest pad between your bag and the hammock and you'll sleep like a baby.

    I'm an avid ultralight backpacker and hunter, I camp and hunt off my motorcycle. A hammock is a really good camping solution, it's lightweight (under 3 lbs) durable and above all else, comfortable! I did 6 days on foot last month and slept in a hammock every night, I never had any back problems from sleeping. If you're worried about rain there's a simple solution for that to. Run a line of cord between the tree's your hammock is attached to. Throw a tarp over the cord and stake the center and edges, voila you now have a rainfly.

    If a hammock isn't feasible, I really like tarptent solutions. I like the contrail because it's just big enough and only weigh 1 1/2 lbs.

    I'm probably going hunting from my bike this weekend, if some replacement gear shows up. I'll post pics of my set up and camp site when I get a chance. My longest trip so far with the hammock has been 13 days, I can't tell you how nice it is to wake up well rested and pain free. I actually prefer my hammock to my bed at home.

    I've never tried those warbonnet hammocks, but the principal is the same and I'll bet you cash they are comfy. Are you camping off your bike or will you be doing some hiking?
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  9. klr650goldwing

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    Get a foldup cot. I've used one for about 30 years and I sleep better in my tent than I do at home. Cabella's has a very good one for about $40. Get one that folds up compact so you can strap it onto your luggage rack. I put a foam pad on top of my cot, but that isn't critical to a good night of sleep, getting off the ground and all the lumps is the most important aspect of good night of sleep.
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  10. atravlr

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    If you are in a safe place pop a few strong sleeping pills and a wear a dark soft sleep mask. It makes the most uncomfortable place quite tolerable. From airplanes to trains. I never leave anywhere without them. Of course earplugs are a must also if you are in a noisy place. I've traveled the world and those three items will give the best sleep even if there is no proper place to sleep. Safe Travels.
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  11. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    This is a great thread. That pakmat sounds perfect for my needs. One day I decided to head to the nearest big box store which happened to be a target, and I picked up an inflatable pool lounge chair for $5 just to get through the next night. I just got sick of laying on the ground the previous night and couldnt sleep. That lounge chair/mat lasted 2 nights in TN and I threw it in the nearest trash can when I was on the way home. It actually worked ok, but it went flat on the third night and my brother that was about 30ft away in a different tent said it was super loud all night.

    Im ordering the pakmat tomorrow. The $5 pool mat showed me I can sleep on the ground with comfort, but if you fart wrong you'll pop a hole in it. I like the pump/storage container for it too. Cant find many negative reviews on it either.


    Jon
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  12. bob393

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  13. charlesdarwin

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    Hammocks only work where there are trees. Try the Thermarest Neoaire X-lite, very compact, good R-value, durable, light, expensive.
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  14. hugemoth

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    I use a $12 Walmart air bed. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Vinyl-Airbed-Twin/20449350 It's big, 8.75" thick, and super comfortable. I carry a small blanket to put over the top for insulation and it has been fine down to 35 degrees. Weighs in at just over 5 lbs. To pack I deflate it, fold it in half, the roll it up with the blanket, quick and easy. To inflate I carry a little 12V fan type inflator with a cig lighter plug.
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