Luxury items vs weight & space

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by BluegrassPicker, May 13, 2016.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    My new titanium credit card Chase Sapphire Select is all I need from now on.
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  2. Tim Graichen

    Tim Graichen Been here awhile

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    For me, it's a travel humidor, a handful of Liga Pravada #9 cigars and good coffee. Not great for the breathe every morning inside the Schuberth.
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  3. Tim Graichen

    Tim Graichen Been here awhile

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    That cost you $90.00 / Lb. :-)
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  4. juno

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    My favorite luxury item as others stated is my Best Rest camp chair. It fits in the back sleeve of my Recless 80 and is truly a luxury. The other two are a wide sleeping pad and a 10 degree enlightened equipment quilt.
    I realized my camping equipment takes up about 1/2 my space and 1/4 of my weight. I never seem to camp as much as I like so I may look into reducing the volume and weight if I camp less than 40% of the trip. The chair will stay though.
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  5. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy 2X nominee for the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate

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    It had been my Cabelas "Turkey Lounger" folding chair but it was too bulky to be practical. I was going to get a Helinox chair until I tried one and found it very uncomfortable for me. I finally ended up with a cheap imitation that feels great but is steel so, though small, weighs a lot. I will put up with that.
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  6. GJUNKY

    GJUNKY Been here awhile

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    Mine is an ice chest with a 12 pack of beer.
    Everyone gives me hell all day long for carrying all that extra weight and they are the first crying and begging for one of those beers at the end of the day in camp.
    Its nice to have a nice cold one before setting up the tent.
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  7. mriderking

    mriderking Adventurer

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    I come from a hiking background before motorbikes. After doing many multi day hikes you figure out what you need and what you dont. My gear is very light and very small and generaly for a 14 day hike i can do it in around 20Kg with a 65 lt packs. That includes all food but no water. I live comfortable and warm but simple.

    After moving to bikes im amazed at how much extra room i have and feel like when i take a hiking chair its a massive luxury but only adds 400 grams and a little space. Luxury for me is coffee , music , scotch , seating and a clean set of clothes. But i can still pack for two people in 60 litre panniers for a couple of nights. If i strap on an extra bag its like wow i can even bring cheese and crackers...

    I keep my other equipment light and small so the odd bit of luxury doesnt blow the space or weight! Boy does it feel like a treat to bake a fresh cake when your on the trail...
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  8. Gham

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    This summer my wife and I packed for a trip to Tennessee,since we were going to be in Nashville I hauled along a pair of cowboy boots.They were in the way the whole trip :lol3.I bought a video camera (Wasp) that I never use and a Sena bluetooth that I never turn on.

    We didn't camp but I still brought a stove and pot for us to have a romantic coffee in some glamorous setting.....never happened.I plan pretty good but my execution kinda sucks.
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