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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by 5 speed, Jan 29, 2007.
Is that real bacon flavor or just simulated bacon flavor?
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"House" in one saddle bag
Nice, what kind of saddle bag are those?
I haven't had the oppertunity to try it out other than set it up in the living room while the wife was away. I am waiting for warmer weather here in southern Idaho. More pictures when I use it.
Started thinking about tent and stuff for a Labrador trip this year, it is going to be all paved and dirt road so it doesn't really matter but it is fun to mess around.
Light Setup = 8.75 lbs
sleeping bag and dry bag = 4 lbs
closed cell foam pad = .25 lbs
1.5 person Clip flashlight tent= 4.5 lbs
Comfort Setup = 18.75 lbs
sleeping bag and dry bad = 4 lbs
stool = 2.5 lbs
2 person Eureka Timberline = 7.5
Big thick Thermarest = 4.75 lbs
Standard BMW System Cases....
how light you get all depends on how much you are willing to spend.
spend good money on a sleeping bag/quilt/whatever you want to keep warm at night. also the place that money most directly affects pack size.
the best shelter setup really depends on where it will be used. Will there e bugs? rain? snow? are there trees for a hammock? My ultralight setup is a big silnylon tarp plus a mosquito net- both from campmor. I spent $75, it packs small enough to fit into a fender bag.
A stove is a necessity for me, I simply do not function without coffee. I got a deal on a gigapower, but any of the small canister type are great for easy coffee or hot water. Alcohol stoves are great, but I am too clutsy to use one in the morning.
Just get one simple water pot that all your cook kit can fit inside. A $5 aluminum coffee pot works fine and is actually lighter than many of the high dollare titanium ones. The ti ones won't bend as easily when they get crunched in a crash.
I'd say canteen boy is about what, a buck thirty?
my tent, on the left, is a Eureka Exo 2 (now called a zeus 2) is a two person tent with vestibule.
Its perfect size for one person with gear.
I need to do a good layer of scotch-gaurd on it, but otherwise it has been really waterproof.
Does not have a rain fly.
Sets up in 2 minutes. It takes longer to take it out of the bag and connect the poles.
Without the front rain flap(vestibule) open it can get a little stuffy.
If I forget to run the side guystrings out to hold the vents open on the side, it can get stuffy.
Thin floor is kind of scary. Worried about something poking through, although nothing has yet, and I have been rough with it.
I have two of them, if someone wants to buy the other.
Though this is my set-up for self-support kayaking, it is bascially the same kit (& accompanying techniques) I'll use once I get another bike.
The two blue dry bags are all the camping gear required for two people.
A Black Diamond tent, Big Agnes bags and pads, Jet Boil Group stove, water purifier, food, etc.
I will attemp to stick to the basics, but I like to be comfortable.
___ air mattress
___ bivouac bag/sack
___ candle lantern
___ candle lantern candles (spares)
___ cordlocks (spares)
___ ear plugs
___ feces shovel
___ flashlights (magnilites (2))
___ flashlight batteries (spares)
___ ground tarps (1 per 2 days - split and trash 1/2 each day)
___ hatchet (for chopping wood)
___ knife (Buck)
___ knife sharpener
___ nylon cord
___ pillow (travel)
___ poncho liner & stuffsack
___ sleeping bag
___ sleeping bag waterproof stuffsack
___ sleeping hood (hat)
___ sleeping pad (insulated)
___ sleeping pad chair/sling
___ sven saw
___ tent rain fly
___ tent waterproof-bag
___ waterproofing spray and seamlock
___ bags (plastic large garbage)
___ bags (plastic small trash, 1 for every 4-5 days)
___ can opener
___ cooler, folding bag type
___ cup & spoon
___ cup/beer stein
___ dish towel
___ coffee bags
___ coffee creamer
___ coffee mug (insulated)
___ coffee sugar
___ energy bars/raisins
___ soy (2-3 small boxes)
___ match case
___ matches (farmers)
___ matches (in sealed plastic bag/bottle)
___ matches (waterproof)
___ paper towels
___ pot gripper
___ soap/scrubber pads
___ stove gas (white gas)
___ stove wind screen
___ water bottle(s) (2)
___ water carrier (1 gallon)
___ boot sock liners
___ boots (canvas mukluks or rubber type)
___ gloves (cold weather)
___ gloves (electric & wire harness)
___ gloves (hot weather)
___ gloves (rubber/rain)
___ gloves (wool liners and dish washing rain gloves)
___ hat (wool)
___ jacket (polypro ski)
___ jacket (wind breaker)
___ jacket liner & stuffsack
___ neck warmer/long scarf
___ pants (leather)
___ pants for riding (Levis/jeans)
___ rain gear (boots, vest, etc.)
___ rain totes & stuffsack
___ rain suit
___ sailor hat for riding without a helmet on hot days
___ shirts (long-sleeve, turtle-neck T-shirts)
___ ski goggles for riding without a helmet
___ ski warm-ups
___ socks (cotton)
___ socks (neoprene)
___ socks (wool)
___ spandex shorts
___ sunglasses (spare)
___ underwear (insulated, long johns)
___ camp shoes/slippers
___ changes of clothes (3-5, rolled up)
___ down vest
___ jeans jacket
___ laundry soap
___ layers of clothing (like cross country skiing)
___ moosehead hat
___ sweat shirt
___ swimming suit
___ warm clothes for evenings/nights
___ washing shorts
___ wind breaker
___ backpack (small)
___ book (paperback)
___ camera & film or memory cards *
___ camera accessories (filters, tripod, light meter, etc.) *
___ campground guides
___ cellular phone
___ contact lens stuff
___ dental floss
___ deodorant *
___ DOD lighter & fluid
___ drivers license
___ ear plugs
___ electric razor
___ fanny pack
___ first-aid kit
___ fishing gear
___ global positioning device (GPS) *
___ grease pencil
___ gun - pistol
___ magazines (loaded)
___ ammunition, extra
___ holster and belt
___ Concealed Carry Permit
___ hand soap
___ hand/nail brush
___ insect repellent/bug spray
___ insurance cards (medical)
___ map magnifier
___ medicines & prescriptions
___ membership cards (AMA, VRC, RPAA, Parks, campgrounds, etc.)
___ mosquito coils
___ negotiable ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
___ cash ($25-$50/day/person)
___ credit cards (gas)
___ credit cards (MC/Visa/AmEx/Debit Card/etc.)
___ credit cards (phone)
___ travellers checks
___ personal organizer (PDA) *
___ radios/tape players with mini speakers
___ radios/tape players batteries (extras)
___ reading glasses (if youÕre over 40)
___ sewing kit
___ shower thongs *
___ skin moisturizers
___ snake bite kit
___ sun screen/block
___ suntan lotion
___ television, portable (2.9" Colour LCD screen)
___ toilet kit
___ toilet paper in sealed plastic bag
___ toilet seat covers (paper)
___ toiletries as needed
___ *very* personal effects (condoms, etc.)
___ visine - gets the red out ...
___ wash cloth
___ weapon(s), your choice (optional)
___ weather radio
___ anti-fogger (Fogg-X, detergent, etc.)
___ bags (large, ziplock, garbage, etc.)
___ bike rain cover
___ bug rag
___ bungee cargo net
___ bungee cords
___ chain lock
___ chain lock key (extra)
___ chain lub
___ chain masterlink
___ chamois (to clean windshield)
___ cloth cleaning rags
___ communicators (bike-to-bike radios)
___ emergency equipment
___ fork protectors
___ fuel bottle (backpacking type, 2-quart filled with extra gasoline)
___ glue (gorilla snot, silicon, etc.)
___ glue (super)
___ helmet face shield/visors (clear, tinted, & extras)
___ ignition key (extra)
___ insurance certificate (for Canadian travel)
___ insurance papers & info
___ lamp, headlight (spare No. ______)
___ lamp, instrument panel (spare No. ______)
___ lamp, taillight (spare No. ______)
___ lamp, turn signals (spare No. ______)
___ padlocks & cables
___ radar detector & extra batteries
___ saddlebag key (extra)
___ seatcover (sheep skin)
___ seat rain cover
___ shoe laces (leather -- loop at one end for strapping)
___ sidestand footplate
___ stuffsacks (weather-proof)
___ tank bag
___ tarp (small reinforced or rain parka) (for gear during storms)
___ vehicle registration
___ windshield polish
___ duct tape (flatten the spool)
___ electrical system schematic
___ electrical tape
___ emergency blanket (Space Blanket)
___ emergency warning light (trouble light)
___ fuses (extra)
___ Leatherman Tool
___ Knife, multipurpose (Swiss Army)
___ pliers (channel locks, aka water-pump pliers)
___ pliers (needle nose)
___ pliers (standard)
___ screwdrivers (assorted)
___ socket set
___ suspension adjustment tool
___ tire inflator
___ tire patch/plug kit
___ tire pressure gauge
___ tire pump (small hand/foot)
___ vise grips
___ wire & alligator clip
___ wrenches (combination)
___ wrenches (crescent 4" and 10"; good ones)
___ wrenches (metric allen)
___ wrench (spark plug)
I know its funny, I could not resist. Typically this is not my list, I prepare for a hike through camping jorney> I have not motorcycle camped before, but have camped many times, via vehicle, and backpack. I really, really am looking forward to do it this year on my new strom. I purchased allot of new and used gear a couple of years ago. I use www.campmor.com allot, and ebay. Anyway, this site has an editable motorcycle camping list that is windows compliant you may find very usefull. Its also the place I found for the longest camping list shown above.
Wow thats a lot of stuff (post above mine)
For lightweight camping I go on the theary that if you dont use everything you bring with you at least once a day you probably dont need it (with the exception of 1st aid kit and tools)
I just did a 5 day trailriding camping trip living off the back of my CRF250x.
My main camping gear consisted of a Eureka Solitare tent, Kelty Lightyear sleeping bag, and Thermarest Prolite 4 sleeping pad all packed into a Sealine 30 bag and straped to a Promotobillet rack. I also straped a rainsuit to the front edge of the rack. That was about it. Lasted 5 days off that. Granted we went into town for food and gas every day.
I picked up a Hennessy Hammock after that trip. Next time I will leave the thermarest at home and just bring the hammock and sleeping bag. Simple and light.
Plus those 3 humongoloid hard boxes.
Whew!! I don't have all that stuff at home. You must live pretty good on the road!
You do need one of those big, fluffy bathrobes you can steal from a Hyatt or Hilton hotel, though.
You must ride a sidehack or a Goldwing with a trailer.:eek1
My typical gear is an Ultralight. Believe it's made by Rockwood. This is last year at CroMag.
The hardboxes seem to get filled with tools, bike cover, clothes, computer, 1st aid, rain and cold weather gear, and other stuff we take if we are not camping.
I know this type of roughing it falls some where inbetween sleeping on the ground and those pictures of the Hyatt.......New KLR on the way....soon to be seeing what I've been missing all these years riding on the "Lazyboy Recliner".......Any type of Cycle camping can be fun.