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

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    It sure does mate so taking the kit is simply a case of being on my own in the bush; if I can take precautions I will. A bite from an inland Taipan or Eastern Brown and you might only have a few hours so the pressure bandages really help. Even in cooler Tasmania where I went, the Tiger snakes are mean and angry all year round and they'll do your nervous system a serious disservice. Then there's the spiders. I've had Redbacks and Sydney Funnelwebs (world's most venomous spider) in my house, the jellyfish are lethal (Box and Irikanji), sea snakes, millipedes, sharks, saltwater crocodiles and this is before we get started on the people!
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  2. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    Here in the states we need worry only about the dangers of the humans...
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    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    You hurt my feeling. Both of them
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    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Actually, the biggest dangers in the US are fast food joints.
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    Major_Tom Adventurer

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    what is that mirror handguard?
  6. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Update on my exped mat. sent it in last week. told the guy that I've had it for awhile. he said no problem send it in. got a call today and they said there was a crack in the weld in the seam. said they were sending me a new one today in the mail. super stoked. great company to deal with, great product and great service. Was thinking about buying my son a Chinese knock off mat at half the price. now I'm going to buy him a exped. nothing but good things to say!
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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    You get what you pay for.
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    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    :nod I had an exped mat with a slow leak that turned out to be around the valve. No questions asked... they replaced the mat with the updated version that had the built in pump. That was many years ago. The replacement mat is still doing its job like it was new.
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  10. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    ha ha

    I thought about throwing some on but decided against it as I simply won't ride after dark. Kangaroos are seriously stupid animals and they bounce across the road all the time and have no concept of vehicular speed and direction, often coming straight for the lights. I've hit several with my car at night and have no intention of ever being collected by one on my bike as it won't end well. Wombats also frequent roads at night, are also pretty dumb and they're made of pig iron and dark matter so hitting one of them would be messy.

    Then there's the stray cattle, camels, goats, pigs, koalas, drop bears.....the list goes on.
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    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Yes we have a polyvalent antivenin combining black,taipan,tiger,brown & death adders
  12. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Got some 8 foot long aluminum poles yesterday! Going to use them for the rain fly which i’ll use as a bikeport off of the front of the tent if no trees are around. Or whatever. Pretty light. Cheers! 737D613E-772F-4206-B355-70DCB9228B2D.jpeg
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    PineLaneRider Long timer

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  14. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    nvklr Been here awhile

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    Great find!
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  16. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    7 sections @ 16" each?
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    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Yeah I think so. Guess one could remove a section if need be. Pretty damn tall with all of them thats for sure! Nice and beefy for sure!
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  18. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I just ordered a set.

    thanks for sharing the find!
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  19. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Nice find...

    Been doing similar for several years. These are cheap poles that were 20" long. I cut each piece 16in to fit on the cases. 5'6" total each.

    I guess in this case to pack smaller, one could remove a piece or 2 all together, or cut a few inches off each piece.

    Not a good pic, but we had a lot of rain that day and the tarp allowed us to open the cases and hang our gear off the FJR.

    The tarp and poles go everywhere if planning overnight.
    2015-09-06 18.38.57.jpg

  20. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    last weekend