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. vanislejay

    vanislejay Been here awhile

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    I miss my Tarn 3 tent. It was heavy and it didn't pack very well, but it was the driest tent I ever owned, and the vestibule was so nice. I kept it until it wouldn't stay dry anymore, and I haven't been happy with the tent I replaced it with, even though it cost twice as much.
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  2. KayDubbya

    KayDubbya Been here awhile

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    I still have my Tarn 2. Best deal, tent wise, I've ever seen.
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  3. vanislejay

    vanislejay Been here awhile

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    I wish they would remake it with modern materials, I'd ditch my Volt-3LT and get another Tarn in a second. My Tarn lasted like 15 years of decently heavy use before it started leaking, I doubt the Volt will last that long.
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  4. 8gv

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  5. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes it's been an awesome tent. Maybe a 100 plus nights in it, lost count. This one has stood up well and is still good plus I have spare. Kinda. Traded the Daughter for her's (that I bought her) for my Big house four. I have been thinking I am getting too creaky to crawl in. Maybe just lazy. :D Replaced it with a Redverz Solo which as I stated I haven't be able to use yet. The luxury of being able to stand up is going to be nice and the size is not going to be an issue for carrying on the Rig. Maybe this Fall I'll figure out the packing of all the new kit. I have plans for a two to three week trip checking out local stuff I haven't seen yet.
  6. longdude17

    longdude17 If you do stupid things, expect stupid results....

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    Here’s my setup, Cabelas XPG tent, blow up mattress and kelty bag.... spent 10 days on the TAT with this set up. All fits in the dry bag. Clothes in the left pannier, extra jacket and blanket in right pannier, pelican case for tools and cook ware, Engel box for the food and catch all.
  7. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Packed for a ride two up and the stay below palms 20200703_202337.jpg 20200703_175405.jpg
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  8. SloMoShun

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    I took very little time to pack for this first moto-camping trip, and decided to go pretty minimalist, inspired by past backpacking trips.

    Here's the bike all packed up:
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    Here are the panniers (Tusk Olympus soft bags) and my 35L dry bag, off of the bike, getting ready to set up camp, plus my jacket and helmet:
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    I was lucky to find two good trees for hanging my hammock, but I came prepared with two Tensa Solo poles, plus anchors and dyneema line. I set it up with a tire changing pad in the center, anchored with rocks and a hatchet, for stepping on. And I put the panniers under the tarp in case of rain, etc. My riding pants were hanging over the top, temporarily, but I ended up hanging them from the hammock line with an S-biner, with my jacket on another one.
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    Here's a view from the open end of the tarp (I made doors for the other end due to a steady breeze from that direction). You can see my "budget" Costco underquilt home made using the Gemini method. Jacket hanging on the near side.
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    Overall, successful trip. Stayed warm enough with wool base layers, including neck gaiter and hood, slept great. There are a few items that didn't get used, so I'll continue adjusting my packing list.
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  9. Luckster

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    Nice job on the Costco underquilt. I have a friend that did the top quilt build and he likes his. What did the total weight turn out to be for it?
  10. Luckster

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    I have a setup that I've been working on honing for the past couple years. My main goal is to fit all my overnight gear in two dry bags. My repair kit/med kit etc all fit in the tank bag which stays on the bike 24/7. The large dry bag contains all my camping gear/clothes etc. The smaller bag contains food/cooking supplies. I string the small bag up as a bear bag when camping in remote areas. With this load out I'm good for any length trip, the only mod I would make is the amount of food I bring. I don't like keeping gear on the side of the bag as it's more prone to damage during bike drops so it's all stacked on the rear passenger area. I used to have a Vstrom with a milk crate on the back which I used the same strategy for, but now I'm on a WRR and this load works great. It's pretty quick to attach to the bike as I have some straps I've cut to length for each of the bags. The only thing I'm looking at changing is adding a loop on the dry bags to help orient the straps quickly, but that's the only mod I'm looking at currently. I just switched to a two person tent from a hammock, that's the only big camping gear change I've had for a while. I got tired of trying to keep all my gear dry under the tarp, and as a side sleeper I could never seem to get reliable sleep in my hammock. After splurging on a nice inflatable camping pad I've gotten the best sleep I've ever gotten camping with my new tent setup.
    I usually try to bring along a few things that might not be on the normal list for leisure items:
    1. A citronella candle. This is a great backup if you can't make a fire or don't have time to make one.
    2. A compact chair. Doesn't always get brought along, but it makes for a much more relaxing camp experience if you are doing some primitive camping.
    3. Twinkly lights. For the gram and to set the mood.
    Otherwise as far as camping goes I try to go as Ultralight as financially possible, there are a lot of great forums on ultralight backpacking and that's where I get a lot of my inspiration from.

    Here are some pics of the yamaha loadout.

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    Here are some pics from my Vstrom/hammock days.
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    Here is a detailed pack list from my last trip:
    Storage
    Outdoor Product Dry Bag Large
    Outdoor Product Dry Bag Small
    Tie Down Straps x3
    Teton Sports Backpack

    Shelter:
    Marmot Bolt 2p UL Tent
    Marmot Bolt Groundcloth
    Hammock Tarp + Pegs

    Sleep System:
    Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad
    Marmot Hydrogen Sleeping Bag
    Marmot Inflatable Pillow
    Earplugs

    Accessories:
    Med Kit
    Ibuprofen, Blister Kit, Band aids, Neosporin, Duct Tape, Chapstick
    Classic Swiss Army Knife and Spyderco Delica 4
    Brunton Compass
    Paper Map
    Digital Map
    Wallet
    House Key

    Toiletries:
    Baby Wipes x4, Mini Deoderant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
    Lens Cleaning Wipe
    Whistle
    Small Shovel The Deuce #2
    Toilet Paper
    Bug Spray
    Hand Sanitizer

    Electronics:
    Cell phone
    Battery Backup charger x2 and cable
    Headlamp
    Spare AAA batteries for the headlight
    GoPro Hero 8, 4 batteries
    Battery Charger, Gopro mounts
    Helmet Mount flashlight and mount
    Gopro helmet mount
    Lens cleaning cloth
    Mini Tripod
    Mini Lights

    Packed Extras:
    Reef Sandals
    Camping Chair
    Fire Starter Logs and mini bic
    Bear Spray
    Citronella Candle

    Food:
    1.5L and 1L Smart Water Bottles
    6x Cliff bars
    Sawyer Mini Water Filter
    Water Filter Squeeze Bag 32oz x2
    Sawyer Straw
    Jetboil Flash Camping Stove
    Mini Bic
    Camping Stove Fuel Bottle x2
    Freeze Dried Meal for dinner and breakfast x2
    TOAKS Titanium Spoon w/Polished Bowl
    Coffee Powder x2
    Small Towel
    Paper Towel
    Water (1L=33.8oz)
    Protein Powder in baggie
    Paracord for Bear Bag
    Coffee Cup
    Ziploc Gallon Bag for trash

    Clothing (Wear):
    Prescription Sunglasses
    Marmot Synthetic Shirt
    Marmot Synthetic Underwear
    Marmot Synthetic Shorts
    Wool Socks

    Clothing Packed:
    Marmot Featherless Jacket
    Synthetic underwear x2
    Synthetic short sleeve shirt
    Wool socks x2
    Synthetic Long Sleeve Shirt
    Sweat Pants (Sleeping)
    Nike Shorts

    Bike:
    2013 WR250R
    Precip Moto Adventure Rally Cover
    Wolfman Tank Bag w/tools and spare tube
    Rotopax 1 gallon tank

    Anything I'm missing?
  11. SloMoShun

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    Thanks mate! Tough to say on weight but I’d guess around 80lbs total, including bags/brackets, etc. I’ll try to get organized earlier next time and lay out everything then pack and weigh.
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  12. Effendi

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    Back in my yoof I used to help out with adventure/activity holidays for disabled people. A couple of the older disabled chaps in wheelchairs used to carry their own piss bottles around with them tucked into bags on their chairs. The bottles they used were the upmarket hospital type piss bottles made of glass with a rubber bung - thing is they were never pissed in, ever. When they went over to France for a day visit from the UK they used to buy whiskey, or cognac and fill up their piss bottles with those along with bringing back their duty free allowance all nicely still in the packaging for customs to inspect (customs apparently avoided the piss/smugglers bottles as if they contained covid). They used to carry around a piss bottle full of their favourite tipple so that they could have a drink as and when they felt like it and no one would know that they had booze in the bottles.
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  13. vanislejay

    vanislejay Been here awhile

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    I love this!
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  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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  16. Turbodog1000

    Turbodog1000 Vintage Rider

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    If your looking for a drybag with built in strap loops, try Sea to Summit Big River, I used the 30 liter as a tent bag on my Trans-America Trail ride, very secure also used Rokstraps. The blue bag has my tent, tent fly, camp chair, 2X3 lumber I use as a motorcycle prop stick/tent stake hammer, & piss bottle. I had 2 of these bags, the other was used for misc quick grab stuff, rain gear, water, etc.

    Photo, I had a wasp in my helmet, no stinking time for a kickstand. Screenshot_20200610-103055_Gallery.jpg
  17. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    15 day load out. Includes large 2 man tent , laptop and a cot.
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  18. Nanin

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    Two nights out but could do a week with the same setup
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  19. Rock709

    Rock709 Been here awhile

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    Touratech 31/38 plus a Pelican 1500 fits all that I need. Cases mount easily, easy to pack, durable and water tight. Neat and tidy, worry free riding. I’m not a fan of soft luggage.

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  20. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Hi Wayne:wave

    Do your tent poles fit in your panniers?
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