let's see a picture of your camping setup and how it all fits on your bike... please

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    It was raining for the three days that I had it pitched. I used a couple of the guy lines, and it didn't sag. One dumb error I made was to tuck the snow skirts inside. The water came through the tent stake cut outs and pooled up on the skirts on the inside. Oops. Better to figure out these things at home.
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  2. slowfall

    slowfall Adventurer

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    What sort of cot?
  3. StriderTB

    StriderTB Strudel

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    Went for an overnight campout with the Union Garage fellas a few weeks back. All this crap would have fit better on my old VStrom, but the Thruxton carried it like a champ. Stuffed in the blue SealLine dry duffel is my Hilleberg Keron 4GT, Nemo Tensor insulated LW sleeping pad, Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 600 fill sleeping bag, Thermarest compressible foam pillow, and Helinox One chair. The Kriega bag held my clothes, water, and some snacks. After riding up to the Palisades Parkway with the Kriega on my back and the bag rokstrapped to the tail, I decided to strap the backpack down as well, and it was so much better. The weather was pretty warm, so the airflow really felt good.

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    It was a beautiful weekend of riding, but after 350 miles I was glad to be home. The 2004 Thruxton with clip ons isn't the most comfortable tourer.
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  4. slowfall

    slowfall Adventurer

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    How does the self-bailing actually work?
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  5. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    It's not a designed feature - more of a fortuitous discovery. What happens with my mid (SMD Gatewood Cape) is that the fly has ~85% coverage with the door, perimeter, and peak open and this seems to prevent ~85% of the flying bugs from even entering. Then, of the 15% that do enter, they suddenly seem to sense they are trapped and instinctively shift their focus from nourishment (me) to survival/escape. They simply flitter along the walls and usually up and out the open peak vent.

    First noticed this during peak black fly season in the VT Green Mountains - wearing a headnet in a cloud of black flies, I wondered how the hell I was going to eat? Sat in my mid (85% coverage) without the headnet and I was not bothered. Mosquitos haven't been bad while I've been camping for the last 2 summers due to bad droughts around here, but behavior seems similar. I've also researched if others have noticed similar behavior in Mids and came across these accounts (ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR).

    I now find fixed floored/doored tents to be better at keeping me out.... then the bugs out. But of course, YMMV and all.
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  6. atravlr

    atravlr www.atasecuretravel.com

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    I use the TravelChair Sleeprite Cot, only because it's the widest and its rated over 250 lbs. There are others that are cheaper and smaller and I am sure probably just as good but I am over 6 feet and 250 plus and riding the Super Tenere, so the size make no difference to me. I saw another posting where a person added the Exped Mat. I copied it and bought one too.
    https://travelchair.com/products/sleeprite-cot http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/syncellmat-5-lxw
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  7. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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  8. DSquared

    DSquared Thumpin' Along

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    Paired with the standard issue gortex bivy, it can be a useful shelter. It won't be cozy but sufficient I set it up to cover my head and let the feet of the bivy hang out the bottom.
  9. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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    Well the 750 is reserved for warm weather since it's so cold blooded. Below 50 you can forget getting in to fire.

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  10. bb82bird

    bb82bird Been here awhile

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  11. jimmy da fish

    jimmy da fish Been here awhile

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    Laural Highlands camping trip last weekend.
    Hammock set up, food, cold gear, rain gear, tools, cook kit, etc [​IMG]

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  12. Pollack

    Pollack Adventurer

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    What part did you go to? Do you have any pics of the Highlands? I miss western PA.

    Best regards,
  13. Castos

    Castos Castos

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    What tent are you using?
  14. bb82bird

    bb82bird Been here awhile

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  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have the 250 - great tent (Vango are very well known in the outdoor equipment field in the UK and have been around for a very long time).
  16. jimmy da fish

    jimmy da fish Been here awhile

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    Based at a friends house for the weekend. It was our DS riding clubs 10 anniversary.

    Road threw Seven Springs property.
    Ohio Pyle.
    Mason Dixon Line.
    Down to Bruceton Mills WV. ...and back

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  17. Wadz up

    Wadz up Adventurer

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    Here's a video of the nine pieces of soft luggage I use and all the gear I carry for longer trips. Max capacity trip 2017 FE 501 Husqvarna.

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  18. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Holy hell that's a lot of weight up high!
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  19. Wadz up

    Wadz up Adventurer

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    Top bag is all light weight gear. This was a max gear test but generally I wouldn't need 115 litres of storage on the bike but sure is nice to know what max is and that I could pull it off.
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  20. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    On bike...

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    And off...

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    My BMW carries almost the exact same load just a little different...

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