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. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer Supporter

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    Worst thing about prickly pears are the fine hair-like things that can cover your fingers and get in your skin. Makes the thorns an after thought.
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  2. Siorc

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    I carry the cheapest thinnest foam mat I can find, usually just 3/4 length, and put that under my air mattress. Does a lot more than a ground sheet for protection (although I also use a tent footprint), and gives me at least something minimal to sleep on if (when) the air mattress gets a leak. Also serves as a mat for maintenance work or for a quick mid-afternoon nap. It's also amazing how many uses there are for little strips of foam cut off as needed (cheap/replaceable).
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  3. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Makes sense, I have some reflect-it that I might carry that I use when the ground is still cold in the spring.
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  5. mnmlst

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    Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2, Thermarester, MSR Whisperlite and Stowaway pot, KBar, Towel, 1st aid, toiletries... all fits in the right box with room to stuff some clothes around.

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    Western Mtnrng half bag, Mt Hardwear jacket... packs smaller than a loaf of bread. The hood zips on/off the jacket, so I can also wear it under my riding jacket on the bike / with helmet... (it’s also nice to not have to ‘get out of bed’ in the morning while making coffee, breaking camp, etc... I can substitute other synthetic insulation jackets if I expect it to rain for days.

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    Zombie Mode...

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    mnmlst mnmlst

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    ...and some 18yo scotch in my pocket, makes even the most grim camping bearable.

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  9. mnmlst

    mnmlst mnmlst

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    I unzip my 2-piece roadcrafter jacket and pants, big stuff sacks, etc. and put them down before the pad... adds padding, insulation, puncture resistance. If you ain’t using it, sleep on it.
  10. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    That's an awesome idea. Never thought about that.

    Oh. I have to say I'm impressed with your camping size and packing . I'm hoping to get my gear downsized for my 501.
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    mnmlst mnmlst

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    Thanks. For a long time I kept a sharpie handy on trips - if I used it, I wrote it on my forearm. When I got home, if it didn’t make the arm it didn’t go the next weekend.
  12. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    That's funny. Hmm I'm guessing I have way too much gear
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    I have no problem with anybody hauling whatever they want, but I just, personally, don’t like all the ‘noise’ that a bunch of stuff adds to the experience... we went from Pgh to LA, up to Yellowstone and back - had a 30’x30’ hay tarp, CCF sleeping pads, camel backs and a tank bag with some doo dads. Slept in all our clothes, got coffee at the first gas stop, lunch in our pockets, 12pack before we camped. Nobody died.
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    Did that rule go for rain gear, too?
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    I don’t do rain gear, Goreostich rain or shine...
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    Roadcrafter ( with the “Fury Road” overlay)...

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    I've learned to travel ultralight thanks to hiking, so it's a bit crazy to see how much stuff some people are riding with! I used to fill up two panniers and a duffle-bag on the back seat with my old setup, and after investing in some new gear, now can't even get close to filling just the duffle.

    This is my gear loadout for a 2-4 day trip away. All that's missing is a thin down jacket and some thermals/socks from the pics.

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    Some other things... these plastic screw tubes are awesome.

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    ennui Been here awhile

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    I like those. Where did you get them? Smaller sizes?