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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
what type of pillow sheets should i pack
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A little late here, but I have been happy enough with my Exped Large pillow to even use it at home on occasion. Just don't inflate it all the way. Unless you like it like that. Experiment and find what works for you, but this pillow packs to a size that fits in your hand and is very comfortable no matter fi you sleep on your back or your side.
No n00b, it's not.
Don't you think I've heard that a time or two already? Sheesh. Come up with some new material.
Just because someone has a different opinion of what to pack on a motorcycle trip, does not make it wrong. Minimalist has it's place, but so does comfort. Please try to make your comments contribute something to the discussion instead of telling us how right you are.
If you would have put like this instead of stating that everyone packs WAY too much stuff, you probably wouldn't have gotten these reactions I think.
You kinda mase it sound like everybody else is wrong when packing more than you as you've stated like a fact and not really like an opinion.
This is the internet, we don't hear nor see you say it.
No, its reserved for the 's that don't lurk more and post less and think themselves superior in every way. C'mon down to Jo Momma with that attitude...there are some folks that would love to meet you...
Oh, so you weren't talking to me. Too bad. It seems to fit your profile better. n00b to dirt riding, maybe?
Guys, really, take it downstairs. Let's keep this thread about motorcycles and camping. Remember those things?
From a fall run around the Cabot Trail a couple of years ago. Duffel contained Tent, Sleeping pad, Ground Sheet and Pillow(s). Soft panniers carried sleeping bag, clothes, cookset and tools. Tankbag had Meds, Camera Gear and hat, extra gloves, etc.
Here's what I took for what was supposed to be a 3 day trip to Northern New Brunswick a year ago. Attempted to pack small, but between extra layers for the colder temps expected and the uncertainty of camping conditions took WAY too much. That, coupled with the throw together luggage options was just a bad scene. Next year I have a nice new pannier rack with some Nelson-Rigg's Survivor Panniers for the gravel stuff and the new Givi Trekker Outback cases for road.
This is mine set for an over night in cold temps ( tent + 2 sleeping bags)
im not thrilled with this, the red cooler had food/snacks and 12 beers in it, and it kept bouncing loose on the rough forest roads.
blue bag has tent, zee rest, a few dry bags with clothes, each soft pannier had a sleeping bag, gloves, tire pump, tools.
Polarbear coolers are great - but straps over the top reduces the effectiveness of the insulation, especially over days on the road. And as you note, if you don't strangle the thing it can and will bounce loose.
I have thought of just strapping down from the rings near the base, but that still leaves contents and upper body free to move.
Anybody got another approach? I've considered something like a sewing machine case:
But that's another thing to carry - and might as well just get a hardshell cooler.
This is the cooler I use for the bike. Cheap $10-15 deal from the local wegoteverything store.
(it's the gray thing next under the firewood)
It's the perfect size for a days worth of food/snacks for 2 people, with 2 beers. Once you open a cold beer, replace with 1 warm. One of my afternoon projects for this winter is to sew on some strategically placed tie down points for easy on/off.
yeah, this is a generic knock off, not a real polar bear cooler ( I do have a polar bear, but I took this smaller cooler)
Insulation was not a concern it was plenty cool!
some loops sewn in the bottom would probably help with securing it, but with that much weight moving around, it was a pain.
after re-tightening it a few times, it eventually ended up on top of the blue bag like this, which solved the problem. but turned my rear tail rack into wasted space.
Is that a Gears Navigator Tail bag? If it is, how do you like it? How much can you fit in there? Is the rain cover working well? I'm looking right now for a tail bag that is not to expensive and waterproof. My actual bag is a Saddlemen TS3200 and the stitching around the zipper did not last one ride before breaking.
And soon you'll be living in a VAN down by the RIVER! !
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A friend runs his straps along the side of the cooler, between the cooler and the fastex buckles used to fasten the zippered ends. Works well. Bag doesn't go anywhere.
I've been using straps across the top between the handles. If the bag came free it would still hang by the straps. I think I'm going to switch to some of the small/thin ROK straps instead of the way-too-long H2W straps I've been using.
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And, yeah, your comments were condescending and unnecessary. If you want to pack light, do so. If you want to pack the kitchen sink, do so. No need to criticize others for how they pack, and definitely no need to suggest that someone might as well drive a car if they're packing so much.
I try to pack light myself, and frankly a lot of these setups are FAR too overpacked for my tastes... But I've still gotten a lot of good ideas that I can incorporate into my own packing from a setup that is far from what I'd like as a whole.
No need for this upstairs... The basement might be more your speed
I saw how some people pack and I need to note to everyone to pack their sleeping bags, pillows, etc in a different bag than the tent. The condensation from the tent bottom or a wet tent will eventually foul your stuff if you don't have some kind of vapor barrier going on and good venting. I avoid putting my tent in a waterproof bag.
Also, pull out your sleeping bag and put it in a large cotton bag when not in use.
Is that a vintage style armor? I can't see the wood being all that forgiving, but it does look like it would survive an impact.