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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
Shoot, I'm interested. What does that setup look like packed down?
Assquatch, I've got a spare I'm selling. Comes in at 11 lbs. I'll take a photo of it packed down for you tonight. It's a slick system.
I spend all my money on the bike so I'm not using the best gear money can buy. The saddlebags were stock but the round bag on top was from another bike. I don't have any pictures at the moment of the stand, but the stand is in a saddlebag (takes up the bottom half). The round bag on top has my rain gear and clothes and the stuff on the very top is my tarp and my hammock/sleeping bag/bug net in a big trash bag to keep the rain off that was going on at the time. The misc stuff is in the other saddlebag.
Edit: Google the Tensa4 stand if you want to see it up close. Keep in mind their sack they use for it is garbage and falls apart day 1, but the stand is good.
Is it a Tensa4? If not I wanna see it. The Tensa is nice but a simpler stand would be nicer.
What are you teatherd too
I cant see any tie out
I do not think you can get a simpler stand then the tensa
Well you can, but too big for a motorcycle. Was curious if you had a more portable version of car camping hammock stands. I have it anchored to my rear mag wheel, you can see the cloth I used to wrap it around so the amsteel line doesn't start to fray. I lay on the other end so my weight anchors the other end. It comes with 2 orange screws for proper anchoring but I don't always have that option. This way works great as long as I don't forget and lay in the wrong end.
Agreed, brutal, it's incredibly simple.
I sleep in mine at home all the time. Take it to a friend's place or to visit family. Moto camping.
I have fairly small top and side cases - only 18 liters each - but the poles will fit into many side bags. I lay my kit across the back seat.
Setup and takedown is a breeze. Only one anchor point required. (I skip the head anchor; it's not needed and I enjoy the elegance of a single guy line.)
Totally modular. No trees? Use the whole Tensa4. One tree? Use half the stand. And I haven't even gotten to the Tensa Solo yet.
Looking forward to that.
I used to think hammock folk were nuts. But now, I'll never sleep in a tent again.
I was wondering what that rag was doing there. Nice setup.
Thanks! That Tensa stand isn't cheap but for moto camping its so nice not to ever have to go to ground. Thinking about playing with tarps attached to it in hopes of making a spot for my bike to hang out under during a storm.
I was actually just curious about the stand. Now I know, though. I've got a single wheel trailer so I may have room for it.
Wrote that right after I smoked a J. Misunderstood what you asked
Damn and you didn't even ask to share.
Morning. I am brainstorming my load and thought I'd post some pics to solicit feedback. This is what I carry in the way of "parts" to do field repairs and some miscellaneous niceties, that if needed, would get me where I need to go when 1000+ miles from home. I'm all ears for ways to reduce and lighten.
Overall "Parts" bags:
^^^ How often do you need to replace brake shoes?
1.5 days on the KAT :) Had just put brand new rear pads in before the trip. I had another spare set but it scared me so I picked up *another* set and put those in. Then the mud stopped and they didn't wear anymore.
^awesome thread for toolkit ideas.
One good tip I’ve seen is to put your spare tube in a ziplock bag along with some baby powder. Keeps your tube safe from chafing and drying out, plus it’s ready to go when its time to change tires
I realized I never put up a shot of my bike loaded, it ran well for the whole trip despite a little starter glitch an Airhead expert thinks might be the neutral switch.
Stayed at MCOYBOY's place in western Maryland on the way down.
didn't much notice the load, it stayed put.