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. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Cinch bugs
    With amsteel continuous loops
  2. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

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    Here's more than enough camp gear for 4 days on a Stelvio.
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  3. Spam16v

    Spam16v Squid Rocket Supporter

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    I do the same. Boots shoved up
    under the side too if they’re filthy.
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  4. Smallfry506

    Smallfry506 Been here awhile

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    This picture makes me happy. I can’t wait for Ohio weather to stabilize so I can get out!
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  5. Snake Oiler

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

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    Just putting in a good word for Hammock Gear. I ordered a custom quilt on the 22nd and got an email this morning that it's scheduled to ship out on Monday. That's awesome quick for a custom deal. 30 degree in 950 down for $304 with my veterans discount. Just in time for a trip on the 16th too. :clap
  6. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Nice
    Thank you for your service
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  7. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    First solo camp on my new setup and bike! Still gonna streamline, but got it all into two panniers and a backpack. I’ve since swapped out the bulky amazon synthetic sleep bag for a down Nemo ultralight job. Now all fits into the panniers and pelican top box is for backpack, camera, beer etc!
    Could live of this for a long long time!

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  8. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I will not wear a back pack riding
  9. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    Me too — I leave it in the pelican;) once I setup camp, the panniers sit in my tent too.
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  10. thirsty 1

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    Tent, pad, chair, and bag in the duffle. Right pannier clothes, left tools, daily supplies, camp stuff. Tank bag gets the camera, maps, and Rolaids. I put the trophy out for my ego and small pp. :-)

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  11. cresmond

    cresmond Adventurer

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    Looks like you got everyhting you need. How's the quality of Nemo ultralight?
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  12. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    While I haven’t slept in it yet, I did research like mad, and checked out all the competitors. I think this could be my perfect bag — super light and compressible, love the flap thing they do — feels like a bed at home, and love the roominess of it. It’s a 15 degree, which in reality prob means 25-30 comfort. I’m always running hot, so I can flay it open when needed, but have a warm bag for when it’s cold. I’ll be testing it for a week at the overland expo & beyond soon. But from all my shopping and touching and testing - I think it could be my dream bag! (Fingers crossed).
    It’s the Nemo Disco 15. They’re not cheap, but I’ll spend on something that can get my a good nights sleep — my last bag was horrible and I endured it... cheaper, but much bigger, much heavy, much colder, less comfortable...


    Rant over & out!
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  13. zonth

    zonth Been here awhile

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    I like the standing and meal prep at table level. That looks way more comfortable and civilized compared to the usual crawling all over the ground at meal time!
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  14. E-luke

    E-luke Been here awhile

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    Yeah it actually wasn’t planned, but as I took my backpack out and had the empty box, it made total sense - and was so comfortable! I’ve got some smaller bungee cords making a perimeter around the lid, and that serves as a cloth hangar/dry rack/lantern clip point. Secured them off little L brackets in the inside bolt points of the footman loops I fitted on the exterior. For summer I also fitted a drain plug on the bottom left — if I need to put beer and ice in there I can drain the water, or I can fill it as a wash tub!!!
  15. SATEX

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    I'm the opposite. I use a large Klim pack and generally load heavier stuff there. Keeping the weight off the bike helps the handling, and I don't feel it much when I am riding. To each his own though.
  16. Snapper

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    Part of the backpack issue is having hard/heavy/bulky items in close proximity to the spine in the case of a get-off and tumble/roll - but of course, we all make our choices and take our chances.
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  17. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    I usually wear a small backpack when I'm on the 690 but all that goes in it is hydration bag and maybe trail snacks. Nothing that could hurt me if I fell on it.
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  18. Mr Head

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    I wear my hydration pack with some rain gear and light stuff inside.
    I need to find a new bag to stow my camera in. I usually wear that on the backpack belt with the camera tethered to my backpack. I'd worn out the last camera bag so the zipper finally gave up and a holes were worn in it.

    Tested my phone case in my mount over the weekend. It was secure. Even bounce tested it a few times with wheelies and jumps. :thumb
    Something I rarely pull off fully loaded.
    But, it pays to be prepared. :ricky
  19. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    I don't do wheelies and jumps if I'm even a little loaded! :lol3
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  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    It's OK, I went to school for it. :imaposer

    No, really. Wheelie, Jump and Slide school. Grad school was Jimmy Lewis school on the big 1150 Adventure.
    I did a one day class on the 990, but got tired in the sand and sat the rest of the day sipping water. :gerg
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