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. drdubb

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    Depends if it's being carried by an African or European swallow.
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    I've broken my back too and still like my tent.
  4. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    I find a light coating of vegetable oil keeps my ground cloth from sticking to the bottom of my tent. That said, I will use a coating of EVOO when I'm feeling fancy and continental.
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    Just passing by this thread, so this might be redundant, but here is my set up
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  6. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    Trona Pinnacles on the way to the high country in Death Valley NP. IMG_1843.jpeg IMG_1870.jpeg
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  8. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    It works very well for me. Several trips over this past year without tent backup. One trip 30 straight nights.
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    so the frame poles fit in the Mosko duffle ( 30 lt or 40 ltr) ?
  10. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    It’s a 40liter and fits easily with some length to spare.
  11. Patience

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    Snugpak bunker 3 tent fits in the top of the right side box with 2 air mattresses inside the tent bag, poles are just a couple inches shorter {its a hilliberg knock off 1/2 price)
    (Ahh.., should mention, @6'-3" I have to sleep on an angle in this tent, but its a solid tent)

    Original puffy blankets, full length zippered sleeping bag liners, full length zippered gortex bivvy bags {all in compression bags)
    (No actual sleeping bags.. too bulky..)

    Thermarest medium sized pillows
    (These are great & fold fairly small)

    (This allows for individual sleeping systems or made into a double bed- depending on weather we're getting along or not.. lol..)

    Snowpeak titanium cookware
    (As much as needed per-trip requirements)

    Optimus multifuel stove {canisters this time)

    Alite designs backpackers chairs
    (Folds up extra small & light weight)

    Dali ketch Bluetooth speaker
    (Sounds great with a Tidal HiFi subscription & download content for offline use)

    Surefire wrist lights & headlamps {strong!)
    (Rechargeable magnesium metal design)

    Bug spray, bear spray, animal control device
    (That's it for Canadian's realistically)

    Malibu & fireball {with juice & water)
    (We tried beer & wine before, its too bulky..)

    Enough basic food for 1.5 days for 2 people
    (Mountain House + some other things, snacks & whatnot. Can cook local stuff in different situations after a grocery resupply)

    Wilderness wash liquid soap {for everything)

    Merino wool ect{as much as we have found)

    = 2 air compressors.. yes, a decent sized 1 that can actually seat a bead, tiny backup 1

    = Plugs patches & whatnot+tubes {paranoia)

    = Motion pro chain tool + master links
    (Leatherman crunch multi-tool just incase)

    = Battery bank that can jump the bike also

    = TKC 80 tires {cause there predictable..)

    = Up rated rear spring {+40 lbs ish preload)

    = Airhawk cussions {cause the wife gets irritated when I stand & she can't.. so we're at 2 hrs between breaks off road now, on pavement this is a non issue, 7hrs ish max)

    = Heated seats front/rear & grips + upgraded wind protection {cause we're in Canada)

    = All up rolling weight 2up with everything..?
    (1041 lbs last time I checked on a hwy scale)

    "So that's our 1 or 2 nights camping setup"

    "24,000 kms so far on the 2018 1290R"

    Pictures are from sloquet hot springs last year 2019, about 6hrs away from the Vancouver BC lower mainland (Vancouver,Squamish,Whistler,Pemberton 200 kms paved twisting Sea to Sky hwy & then 96 kms down logging roads into the wilderness, our favorite destination & bike/setup proving ground before "these unpressidented times" were all living.

    Anyways, yes, we've had fun 4sure.. :-)

    (Actually found firewood left by others)
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  12. Patience

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    Spot #8 at the beach campground

    = $20 at night
    = $20 a wheelbarrow for firewood
    = 5 minute ride from town center

    Fantastic twisting roads to get there..
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    East Harrison FSR (Harrison lake BC)

    About 30 kms in on a mountain side spur line above the main forest service road

    (Found some firewood here also.. bonus!!)
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  17. Sigean

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    Hi, from Devon in the UK....

    Could you give a few details about the tent you use? I haven't seen these before and it looks really interesting - I would like to find one in the UK.

    Long time since I was in Death Valley - fantastic place, I was staying in the cabins at Stovepipe Wells. Wonderfull scenery, the atmosphere spoint only by the aircon systems of all the cabins.......

    Sigean
  18. Sigean

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    My setup for solo touring in Europe (campsites, mostly) is really simple. Two-man Vango tent, self-inflating mattress, simple sleeping bag, Chinese-made folding chair and a little gas stove for cooking. The photo, taken this summer, is in France, 30 miles east of Paris at Montmirail, in the municipal campsite which costs €3.50 per night including hot showers (this is cheap - the usual cost for a night in a municipal site is around €10). The bike is a Harley-Davidson MT350. The front-mounted panniers are a real blessing! I used the same setup when touring on my other bikes: sadly they don't have the extra panniers like the Harley, but the equipments still fits on the bike, even when using the rigid panniers rather than soft bags. The other photo shows my CCM carrying the same load - taken in northern Slovenia last year. IMG_20200812_202123.jpg IMG_20190619_102233.jpg
  19. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    While anyplace in Death Valley is special, The high country to the West of the valley is my favorite most of the time.
    Not sure what you are asking about the tent.... I use a Hammock and rarely carry a tent these days since I got the Tensa stand.
  20. Sigean

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    Many thanks and I guess you have answered my question - I thought your setup was a tent, but I now realise it's a hammock on a frame! I haven't seen this is Europe, must be a North American thing, but looks like a good arrangement. Thanks for the reply, and I will check out the website I think you provided for another inmate with a query.

    Kind regards,

    Sigean