My first solo camping trip: bike or truck?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by mylastbike, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Mumbles24

    Mumbles24 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Have you ever slept in a hammock?
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  2. mylastbike

    mylastbike Long timer

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    No but I actually found an outfitters store this afternoon to try to buy one but they were all out of stock.
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  3. Mumbles24

    Mumbles24 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Do yourself a favor, as you're figuring stuff out. Hit up a hammock forum. Find somewhere there near you to let you borrow a hammock. Maybe even take you along and shorten the learning curve. I rarely camp in a tent anymore . Because I sleep so much better in my Warbonnet Ridgerunner bridge hammock. Maybe a bridge or gathered end would put you to sleep.
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  4. -E-

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    Camping in a really cool spot is a bonus to a day of riding. Plus I would rather sleep in my tent than a flea bag motel. You have that right about light and lean. I'm still perfecting the balance between comfort and weight/bulk. A mountaineering friend had a theory to going light. When you get home at the end of a trip spread out all your stuff. Anything you didn't use throw away. Anything you did use drill full of holes. I don't go that far but I do reassess what I carry often. I need a chair that packs smaller than my Joey chair. D1.jpg

    I carry an insulated air mattress. I prefer a thermarest type mattress with the open cell foam inside for comfort, but go with air to get a smaller pack size. Air underneath you can be colder than sleeping on the ground. The insulated pad is a must have. The hammock guys have the same issue. Many use an under quilt.

    If you are still blowing up your air mattress stop and use your trash bag.
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  5. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    Cool video @-E- . If my partner has a chair I know they are more into the camping ‘experience’ than I am.:kumbaya
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