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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
He needs to get the 2 legged Butterfly... always fun around the fire after a few drinks
What chair is that and just as important, how small does it fold down?
I have the A-lite chair and find it pretty comfy.
My other half and I have just returned from a month in Spain and Portugal.
If the pics do not come out I'll find out how to and re-post!
That is an Alite. The Mayfly. I like it better than the two legged one because you can either sit on it like a regular chair or tilt back.
It folds down very small. Here is a pic, next to a Starbucks grande cup for scale.
have to be pretty economical with what i take when camping on the FE570. plus i never fitted a bigger tank so just carry a 5 liter jerry can between the two yellow dry bags. this setup has worked well for week long camping trips though.
Here is a camp chair discussion for those that might have missed it:
My new setup since I switched to a new bike. Really liking the top loading Givi E21s. My form of habitation changes everynow and then. I have a Noahs tarp which I like to use but I've also got a Kelty Salida 2 that I like to use more if I don't want to sleep out under the stars.
I'm thinking of going to a larger tent so I have some moving around room on those rainy days. Leaning towards another Kelty like a Ridgeline 3 or 4 or something similar to it.
Here is all of my gear -- except for tent, sleeping bag and mattress pad -- that I took on an overnighter on the Denali Highway:
...and loaded up on the bike:
I have since ditched the tail bag (zipper wore out) and added a second dry bag.
All in good fun!
Shakedown weekend in prep for a 2 week US east coast ride. Tent is three-man Kelty Radiant (discontinued); pad is a Exped Sim Comfort 10. Motofizz Medium tailbag on a SW Motech soft rack. Motofizz holds sleeping bag, tent poles, Kermit chair, Tamrac Zipshot tripod. Right pannier holds clothes, left pannier MSR stove, water pot, food and walking shoes.
Tent is big to pack, but also big enough that I can comfortably sit in the Kermit in the tent and ride out the weather if I need to.
Found on BMW MOA site:
I suppose the wife drives along in the car.:huh
From a four day trip around the U.P. and northern Wisc. last weekend:
In the green dry sack: Hennessy hammock with Super Shelter, top quilt
In the Giant Loop: cooking gear (small pot, cup, spork, "fancy feast" alcohol stove, misc other stuff), food, Alite chair, spare clothes (fleece sweater, undies, shirt), tarps (one for hammock, one for bike and gear) in their own dry sack, rain pants (I wear a waterproof jacket), spare rear tube, camp shoes, thermal liner for jacket if it's warm (otherwise it's kept handy strapped outside), personal hygiene stuff.
The tank panniers are a cheap pair of tiny daypacks I got at Walmart a few years ago. They are always on the bike and hold stuff I might need during the day- snacks, bug dope, T.P., spare gloves, first aid kit, Buff, knife, matches, probably some other things I'm forgetting. I borrowed the Wolfman tankbag from my wife's bike for this trip to hold a few other items, as well as a ziplock bag full of maps. Oh yeah, a bottle of Heet for the stove sits upright in one of the tank panniers- I don't trust the seal on the bottle enough to stuff it on it's side in the GL.
The soft canteen usually rides rolled up in a tank pannier; I fill it as late as I can and strap in to the back to supplement what's in my Camelback.
Tools and a spare front tube are in the tool tube and fender bag.
Here's a camp along a river in the U.P.:
As has been said, light and compact is expensive. It's taken me a few years to trim down to this load, and I probably could go even less, but this seems to work pretty well. It's all I need for solo trips. Compare it to a trip I took with my son a few years ago, actually my first M/C camping trip:
The poor Super Sherpa was loaded down. Someone said we just needed a wire cage with some live chickens to complete the Third World look.