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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NachoRoto, Dec 19, 2009.
So what would you folks get? I have zero camping gear.
Yea I think I will get a waterproof stuff sack for my tent.
That's what I was looking at too.
I bought 2--I for the tent one for clothes.
I Would just take the majestic.
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This is because this is knda half a sleeping bag.There is no padding in the bottom side, so you have to slide a sleeping pad into the bottom sleve. this saves weight (sorta cause now you need a pad and bag, not just a bag). they say bottom padding is kinda useless cause, when you lay on it it looses most of its loft, and thats what keeps you warm.
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I use this collapsible cooler. Smash it flat till I get there then get eddie to buy the beer to fill it when we get there.. You bring the beer and I'll bring the cooler.
Dave, if your cheap like me I use this.
It's a top box, cooler, seat, stool, etc.
At some camps I leave it on the bike
and fill it so I don't have to bend over.
Only on long trips.
Hey Bob that rear tire looks kinda squared off....oh and check your gas gauge.
I can't help ya out, i don't sleep outside when it's cold.
Been on reserve for 20 miles, what could happen.
I just got back from your camp,8:30 last nite got a call to go to work THUR. morning. I was drinking a coffee with the owner of the campground and his wife this morning(really nice people),he wouldn't take any money for me staying there so i gave him 10 bucks and told him to have a few beers on me.
Thanks for the link! I ordered a compression bag, sleeping bag, and pad..... now I have everything but cooler and tent...... and the hundreds of other things i haven't thought of yet........ i'm not planning on doing any cooking for these trips so that will be another request for information in the future......
Little of everything...
New Brunswick, Canada 2009
I upgraded to a MSR Dragon Fly stove and mess kit since this trip. Saves some space. Start with a good quality tent, a sleeping mat & sleeping bag & pillow along with warm underwear if you camp outside of the summer heat. All of the other stuff you can do with or do without except maybe a flashlight. I use a 2 man Ureak Timberline, nice to have extra space for your gear at night rather than it getting damp or wet.
I started out using a cheap old pup tent. We went for a ride one evening and had a heavy rain storm. When we got back I had about 3 inches of water in my tent. Sat around the camp fire drying things out as best I could... Went to Cabela's before the next trip and bought I good tent.
I slightly improved my packing technique...
From last May, Allegheny Nat Forest
The Eureaka Tent Timberline model in this picture...I had it for about 10 years, numerous mc trips and it has never let me down. Never got wet. And very quick & easy to set up... even alone in the dark with nothing more than headlamp. I paid $150.
I forgot to ask about sturgis tents. Does anyone have experience with these. I want a 5x7 or 5x8 because the 7x7 square ones, even though I'm short, I feel like my head and feet touch the ends.
Mines a Cabelas XPG
Tents.. We are tent poor...
This is one of our Keltys .. a 4 man..Love this one had it since the mid 90's
Our newest tent a Kingdom 6 by REI with a garage ..what a great base tent!!!
This tent in the back is a Eureka Timberlite .. A 3 man .. We also love this one .. It's smaller then the Timberland that Markcap posted..
I'll have to look for some of our other tents...
WE have a MSR that we like a lot too.. It's very similar to a whalen lean-to