Best Motorcycle Campsite Items, Goodies and Ideas?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Perkio, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I bought those little felt squares that you put on the bottom of chairs to keep the legs from scratching the floor. I cut them to fit and pressed them very firmly onto the feet of the Helinox cot.

    Presto.....no wear and tear on tent floor.

    Super cheap and easy,and you can just toss em if they get dirty or whatever. Also they are small enough to pop a couple of squares into your kit bag in case you lose one. In field repair.
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    theshnizzle Long timer

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    The big thing I took away from my first Alaska trip, a month on the road camping is......

    Really good sleep kit. A GOOD pillow, a good sleep bag, a good mattress. A cot if you have room and the coin for one.

    Day after day of riding, good weather,bad weather,fighting the wind in the prairies, torrential rain for hours, I want a soft but supportive pillow to ease the knots in my neck and shoulders, a bag that will keep me warm and dry and a mat that will support my back and hips.

    I didn't cheap out on my sleep kit but I found out what I could do better...for me.

    YMMV
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  3. 805gregg

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    As for sleeping system, I have found Big Agnes sleep system with wider bags that have a sleeve on the underside to hold your sleeping pad in place, never slide off sleeping pad again
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  4. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I have had this cot for several years have used it in two different tents. Can't say it's damaged either, but have had the same concern . I sometimes slip the cot under the tent floor between the footprint and the bottom of the tent. They are a little fiddly to put together and repack. But sleep great!
  5. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    What?
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    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I simply put the cot under the tent floor and the foot print. Your still laying on the cot, its just under the floor of the tent. Works fine!
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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Bluetooth speaker (when no one is around)
    headphones (when others are)
    ear plugs (when the batteries die but Perle are still around)
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    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    So it's one of those really low cots, right?
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    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Luxury Lite Cot from Areostich.
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    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    scootac Just a Traveler

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    And they are a bitch to get out of when you wake up in the middle of the night with a cramp in your leg!!!!!!
    :yikes

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  16. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    Fleabay has the same kind of chair for 1/3 the price. I've had one for over a year now. It stays set up in my living room.
    Just be sure to rough up the ends of the legs with sandpaper and glue the feet to it.
    As far as tents go. I think a 1 man tent is inadequate. In my experience a free standing two man with dual doors/vestibules is required. You're going to need place to store your riding gear (helmet/pants/jacket etc) that keep them dry and critter free.

    This tent is popular:
    https://www.rei.com/product/878519/rei-co-op-half-dome-2-tent

    STP has some great deals. I've had several Eureka tents. They are built well. My Timberline lasted 20 years as well has the Half Moon model I owned.
    https://www.sierratradingpost.com/e...n-3-season~p~195pt/?filterString=tents~d~228/
    https://www.sierratradingpost.com/j...n-3-season~p~9990a/?filterString=tents~d~228/

    Al
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  17. Friz Freleng

    Friz Freleng Religious zealot

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    Funny you should mention this. For motorcycle camping I always bring calcium/magnesium tablets. I take one before hitting the sack to prevent leg cramping. They work well, plus, they help me fall asleep.
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    Thank you for the tips and suggestions, I did not even think about storing gear inside with me as well, glad you brought that up.

    I was also looking at this one man
    https://www.amazon.com/Winterial-Pe...nt&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin:2204488011

    But now perhaps 2 man is better for the storage of any gear.
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    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    You're welcome.
    Definitely a two man, at the minimum. Two doors are good for when it's very hot and/or humid. You're going to want to have air moving through the tent or you will be incredibly uncomfortable.

    Al
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    WaywardSon Long timer

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    You will likely find that a two man tent is none too big. By the time you get your "stuff" in it, you will not have room to turn around.
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