Lets see your lightweight camping setup!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by 5 speed, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    I don't have the small one.

    Broke the spout off my first one.
  2. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    there must be a way to make it removable, thats the route i'd be looking for.
  3. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    Anyone have a suggestion on how to carry one of these so they don't break?

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    mine came apart right where the pipe went into the top so I drilled and tapped the top, bent a stainless tube flared it whit a b-nut put a fitting in the top and now I pull it apart each time
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    Anyone have a suggestion on how to carry one of these so they don't break?

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  4. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Sick. I commend your skills!
  5. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Out of interest, how are you finding using this sticks up against the side (presumably for support/stability)? I find with my Kifaru stove, every time I leave any wood touch the stove anywhere, it starts to smolder and a few times, has caught fire.
  6. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Sir- your dog is looking at you as if he's thinking "you IDIOT . . . we were in a nice, warm place, and you brought us HERE?"
  7. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Here is my new camp stove setup for going light.

    The base is this Stanley cup I bought.
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    Everything fits inside, and I still have a fair bit of space inside. I will probably pack my coffee and tea in there also:
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    I use an alcohol burner with a homemade pot stand:
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    Here is the entire setup in cooking mode. I still have to put some holes in the windscreen(it is made from an oven liner).
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    Alcohol stove in action:
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    I only have $16 in the entire setup.
    I could get it lighter by switching to an aluminum or Ti cookpot and spoon.
  8. snare

    snare sittin and breathin

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    - DIY gathered end hammock made of 30D unfinished ripstop nylon (with knotty mods)

    - single layer poncho liner under quilt

    - ozark trails down bag that i modded in to a top quilt (removed zippers and hood )

    - sil nylon tarp


    Cook Kit

    - DIY Fancee Feast Wick alcohol stove

    -10cm IMUSA Mug with DIY pie tin lid

    -HD aluminum foil windscreen

    - Armour Vienna Bites aluminum can for coffee cup

    -lexan spoon
  9. GSBS

    GSBS FunHog

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    Total of 23 pounds on bike (5+ just for Kermit Chair). Hammock, Jet Boil, water filter, etc. Actually, my tire changing stuff weighs about as much as camping gear:

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    Later Saturday afternoon:
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    Our view from this campsite:
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  10. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Ohhhh yeah, well someday you too will be tired of sleeping on the ground and prefer to travel in AC, have a Hot shower, sleep in a real bed .... ohhhh and maybe watch a movie or a little TV :D
  11. bearforce1

    bearforce1 Adventurer

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    Hey,

    This place is the best information bar none.

    I am going to buy an MSR multi fuel stove.

    Is there an equivalent type thing for lamps / lanterns?

    Thanks heaps
  12. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    KLR packed up on a 21 day fly & ride.
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    Over nighter with my dog.
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    Callahan Long timer

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  15. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Let's see some of that new Christmas stuff!
  16. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    All the light weight stuff I have for moto camping I'm going to load up an old Kelty Pike's Peak backpack and do an over nighter. I think I can get the pack down to 25 - 28 pounds. I think I can manage about 5 miles or more in a day and plan for a 10ish mile loop around a lake?

    Next thing you know I will be Geo Caching.

    My bike has trimmed down now. Picture from a 4 day camping trip.

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  17. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    Well alot has changed since 2007. Still have my little tent. I like it when I am doing a couple day run. For longer trips now (and on a 950 adventure) I have the Redverz tent. Yep, its got some weight to it but when its raining and I set it up with the dry foyer and being able to stand up in it, its worth the weight. I have a thermarest (now) cot. Love it, well worth the price. I also use a thermarest pad on it and a lightweight down bag. I have the Giant Loop bags small propane stove with the ultralight kit and freeze dried food. It all fits in the bags nicely and I dig the soft luggage. I have the crash bar bags which hold my tire change stuff and actually an amazing amount of items.

    Last item I need to purchase is a lightweight chair and make a small table out of aluminum that mounts on my rear rack and I will be set.

    I will post pics if I can ...
  18. Slobert

    Slobert Adventurer

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    In my twenties, I packed light indeed.
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    A couple bottles of water, a couple of taco bell burritos, and a jacket rolled into a tarp and strapped with my cheap sleeping bag on the rack of my XL 600. With my 6.5 gallon desert tank, my buddies and I would go everywhere like this, sleeping on a tarp, no pad no tent. if it rained I would roll the tarp over me like a burrito. We even did the Rubicon, sleeping out on the open granite slabs; something I couldn't do on my current bike or with my current body.

    fast forward to now in my forties.

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    I have very nice light weight backpacking type equipment, I just have a lot of it, including a nice tent, cot, hammock, chair, and even a cooler with cold beverages and steak for dinner. My riding may not be as crazy, but my camp is comfortable and a great place to spend the night. I eat well and sleep well. I sometimes dream about those simple days, but quite frankly my body wouldn't hold up to the riding or the camping I did then.
  19. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    How have I never noticed that, I have seen that photo 1000 times but I never looked into it. Man that is slick.

    Does the grill not swing around?
  20. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    I hear you!!! And when you get to your 50s well, you will want all that for sure. I dont scrimp on my tent, or sleeping equipment because a good, dry nights sleep is essential (this isn't Survivor after all). I try to use the things learned from others on this site; mainly "look at everything you are going to take, then get rid of at least 25% of it). I didnt carry extra clothes beyond one pair of pants (off the bike) and a couple of shirts for 4 days. I only packed a pair of sandals rather than shoes to save weight and space and they worked out fine. I feel like carrying enough for 4 days is plenty. more than that I am sure I will refuel. I also stopped for a good lunch whereever I could so as to minimize cooking apparatus and amount of food to carry. I would carry a soft cooler that holds a six pack and my last stop at civilization each day saw me fill that puppy up and strap it on. I even splurged the last day and crammed some Ice in there as well!!!

    Motocamping is the best!! I love the travel light perspective within reason. I think all my stuff together weighed about 40 pounds total. (the Redverz is like 13lbs of it). Just think, hard bags and pannier racks are around 30lbs or so empty. To be honest, on the 950 underway it was hard to tell it was all there.