Lets see your lightweight camping setup!!

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by 5 speed, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Is that real bacon flavor or just simulated bacon flavor?
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  2. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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  3. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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  4. ditchbanker

    ditchbanker Owner of dull user line

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    Nice, what kind of saddle bag are those?
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  5. Crusier Dude

    Crusier Dude pavement inspecter

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    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.

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  6. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    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
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  7. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Standard BMW System Cases....
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  8. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    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.
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  9. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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    I'd say canteen boy is about what, a buck thirty?

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  10. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    my tent, on the left, is a Eureka Exo 2 (now called a zeus 2) is a two person tent with vestibule.

    Likes:
    • 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.
    • Drys quickly
    Dislikes
    • 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.
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  11. fishugly

    fishugly Been here awhile

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  12. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb Supporter

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    The two blue dry bags are all the camping gear required for two people.
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    A Black Diamond tent, Big Agnes bags and pads, Jet Boil Group stove, water purifier, food, etc.
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  13. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    I will attemp to stick to the basics, but I like to be comfortable.

    CAMPING/SLEEPING EQUIPMENT
    • ___ air mattress
    • ___ bivouac bag/sack
    • ___ candle lantern
    • ___ candle lantern candles (spares)
    • ___ compass
    • ___ cordlocks (spares)
    • ___ ear plugs
    • ___ feces shovel
    • ___ flashlight
    • ___ 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
    • ___ tent rain fly
    • ___ tent waterproof-bag
    • ___ waterproofing spray and seamlock

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    COOKING/EATING EQUIPMENT
    • ___ bags (plastic large garbage)
    • ___ bags (plastic small trash, 1 for every 4-5 days)
    • ___ can opener
    • ___ cooler, folding bag type
    • ___ corkscrew
    • ___ cup & spoon
    • ___ cup/beer stein
    • ___ dish towel
    • ___ food
      • ___ coffee bags
      • ___ coffee creamer
      • ___ coffee mug (insulated)
      • ___ coffee sugar
      • ___ energy bars/raisins
      • ___ soy (2-3 small boxes)
    • ___ fork
    • ___ jackknife
    • ___ knife
    • ___ match case
    • ___ matches (farmers)
    • ___ matches (in sealed plastic bag/bottle)
    • ___ matches (waterproof)
    • ___ napkins
    • ___ paper towels
    • ___ pepper
    • ___ plate
    • ___ pot gripper
    • ___ pots
    • ___ salt
    • ___ soap/scrubber pads
    • ___ spoon(s)
    • ___ stove
    • ___ stove gas (white gas)
    • ___ stove wind screen
    • ___ vitamins
    • ___ water bottle(s) (2)
    • ___ water carrier (1 gallon)

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    CLOTHING
    • Riding Gear
      • ___ boot sock liners
      • ___ boots (canvas mukluks or rubber type)
      • ___ chaps
      • ___ gaiters
      • ___ gauntlets
      • ___ gloves (cold weather)
      • ___ gloves (electric & wire harness)
      • ___ gloves (hot weather)
      • ___ gloves (rubber/rain)
      • ___ gloves (wool liners and dish washing rain gloves)
      • ___ hat (wool)
      • ___ helmet
      • ___ jacket
      • ___ 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
      • ___ sunglasses (spare)
      • ___ underwear (insulated, long johns)
    • Camp Clothes
      • ___ camp shoes/slippers
      • ___ changes of clothes (3-5, rolled up)
      • ___ down vest
      • ___ jeans
      • ___ jeans jacket
      • ___ laundry soap
      • ___ layers of clothing (like cross country skiing)
      • ___ moosehead hat
      • ___ pants
      • ___ shorts
      • ___ socks
      • ___ sweat shirt
      • ___ sweater
      • ___ swimming suit
      • ___ T-shirts
      • ___ underwear
      • ___ warm clothes for evenings/nights
      • ___ washing shorts
      • ___ wind breaker

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    PERSONAL EFFECTS
    • ___ backpack (small)
    • ___ book (paperback)
    • ___ camera & film or memory cards *
    • ___ camera accessories (filters, tripod, light meter, etc.) *
    • ___ campground guides
    • ___ cellular phone
    • ___ chapsticks
    • ___ cigarettes
    • ___ clothespins
    • ___ 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
    • ___ handcream
    • ___ hand soap
    • ___ hand/nail brush
    • ___ hi-liter
    • ___ insect repellent/bug spray
    • ___ insurance cards (medical)
    • ___ maps
    • ___ map magnifier
    • ___ medicines & prescriptions
    • ___ membership cards (AMA, VRC, RPAA, Parks, campgrounds, etc.)
    • ___ mosquito coils
    • ___ negotiable ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
      • ___ cash ($25-$50/day/person)
      • ___ checkbook
      • ___ credit cards (gas)
      • ___ credit cards (MC/Visa/AmEx/Debit Card/etc.)
      • ___ credit cards (phone)
      • ___ travellers checks
    • ___ pen
    • ___ pencil
    • ___ personal organizer (PDA) *
    • ___ post-it's
    • ___ radios/tape players with mini speakers
    • ___ radios/tape players batteries (extras)
    • ___ reading glasses (if youÕre over 40)
    • ___ sewing kit
    • ___ shampoo
    • ___ shower thongs *
    • ___ skin moisturizers
    • ___ snake bite kit
    • ___ sun screen/block
    • ___ suntan lotion
    • ___ tapes
    • ___ television, portable (2.9" Colour LCD screen)
    • ___ toilet kit
    • ___ toilet paper in sealed plastic bag
    • ___ toilet seat covers (paper)
    • ___ toiletries as needed
    • ___ toothbrush
    • ___ toothpaste
    • ___ towel
    • ___ *very* personal effects (condoms, etc.)
    • ___ visine - gets the red out ... :-)
    • ___ wash cloth
    • ___ watch
    • ___ weapon(s), your choice (optional)
    • ___ weather radio

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    BIKE PARAPHERNALIA
    • ___ altimeter
    • ___ 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. ______)
    • ___ maps
    • ___ padlocks & cables
    • ___ radar detector & extra batteries
    • ___ rain-x
    • ___ 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

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    TOOLS
    • ___ 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)
    • ___ multimeter
    • ___ 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.
    http://www.micapeak.com/info/mclist.html
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  14. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    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.

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  15. duckrider

    duckrider Been here awhile

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    Plus those 3 humongoloid hard boxes.:lol3
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  16. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    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. :lol3
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  17. duckrider

    duckrider Been here awhile

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    You must ride a sidehack or a Goldwing with a trailer.:eek1
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  18. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Keeee-Ripes!:eek1

    My typical gear is an Ultralight. Believe it's made by Rockwood. This is last year at CroMag. :lol3

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  19. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb Supporter

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    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.
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  20. DrBlackbird

    DrBlackbird Adventurer

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    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.
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