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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
With amsteel continuous loops
Here's more than enough camp gear for 4 days on a Stelvio.
I do the same. Boots shoved up
under the side too if they’re filthy.
This picture makes me happy. I can’t wait for Ohio weather to stabilize so I can get out!
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.
Thank you for your service
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!
I will not wear a back pack riding
Me too — I leave it in the pelican once I setup camp, the panniers sit in my tent too.
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.
Looks like you got everyhting you need. How's the quality of Nemo ultralight?
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Something I rarely pull off fully loaded.
But, it pays to be prepared.
I don't do wheelies and jumps if I'm even a little loaded!
It's OK, I went to school for it.
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.