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#1013723 - 06/29/18 04:52 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Yeeha! Stephen]  
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Predictive typing...I meant Petzel!


I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.
#1013750 - 06/30/18 03:22 AM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: BigTup]  
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Originally Posted by BigTup
Predictive typing...I meant Petzel!



Nice try. But too late. We're all carrying pretzels now. Pretzels and scotch.


I'm a man, and I can change, if I have to, I guess.

Eric
#1013763 - 06/30/18 03:26 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Whip]  
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Sorry if these are already mentioned. Some are a little obscure, but I found to be very handy.
Tool kit - Minimum to access battery to jump start, and fuses.
SPARE KEY - Hidden but accessible.
Wash clothes and Baby wipes. Athletes foot lotion.
Clean underwear and socks for each day.
Good fitting Rubber Sandals - For around the camp site, or when hiking and expecting river / creek crossings.
Red Light flashlight or light stick - To preserve night vision, and not disturb nearby people.
Safety Pins - Good for hanging stuff up to dry when windy. Surprisingly handy for other uses.
Duct Tape rolled onto a pencil (space saving)
Journal - To make notes on how to improve the next trip, track costs, draw or sketch (if that's your thing), log your adventure. I try to make entries nightly.
Collapsible ice chest for the adult beverages you might come across.
Good Book!

Johnny J

#1013788 - 06/30/18 10:49 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: elkroeger]  
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Originally Posted by elkroeger
Originally Posted by BigTup
Predictive typing...I meant Petzel!



Nice try. But too late. We're all carrying pretzels now. Pretzels and scotch.


Always wondered what I needed but didn't have, now I know. Pretzels!!! clap


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1013805 - 07/01/18 07:40 AM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Whip]  
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I bought the big agnes insulated air pad and stunned by how well though work.

https://www.bigagnes.com/Insulated-Air-Core-Ultra

#1013817 - 07/01/18 02:26 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Shibui]  
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Originally Posted by Shibui

I bought the big agnes insulated air pad and stunned by how well though work.

https://www.bigagnes.com/Insulated-Air-Core-Ultra



I'm sold on those as well. I have an Exped down mat and they are wonderfully comfortable. In addition to having insulation value, they're also very lightweight and pack down to the size of a Nalgene bottle. They're great for winter ski mountaineering! The Exped comes with an ingenious inflation system called the Schnozzle Pumpbag. It's basically a large nylon bag with a valve that connects to the mat. Open the bag to fill it with air, then close the top and squeeze the air out through the valve and into the mat. Usually takes about four cycles to fill the mat.


Life happens...you control your reaction.
#1013824 - 07/01/18 03:28 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Whip]  
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I also have that BA air mattress, and it’s a great product.


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#1013855 - 07/02/18 02:02 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Whip]  
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I have several of the Thermarest mattresses that I've used for years camping in the US and Canada. Several years ago I bought 2 each of these cots on fleabay and they are MUCH better than any pad on the ground. The ground is always lumpy (unless you're on sand), whether you're on deep moss in Ontario or a wood platform in the Okefenokee or an apple orchard somewhere on the BRP. And my experience is that Thermarests can't smooth or move the lumps. Both of these type cots have enough ground clearance and "give" in the fabric deck to keep you off the ground and comfortable whichever way you turn during the night. They also provide airflow underneath you in hot weather. A Thermarest can be added for insulation in cold weather.

The big difference between these two cots is the number of parts to assemble. The fabric "deck" and side rails for both are basically the same. But, the round leg cot on the left has six "legs" and each leg has 6 individual parts = 36 pieces. The T leg cot on the right has 5 legs, 4 pieces each = 20. Much faster and easier to set up and take down.

The T leg cot is slightly bulkier to pack and weighs a few ounces more, but it's worth it to me. And neither setup themselves like a Thermarest: unwrap it and walk away. But I'll pay that price for the comfort. I found 27-30 inch wide (760mm) versions of both on fleabay which are much better than 23-24" standard width. Extra leg parts can be bought for replacements or added for more support if you're 200 lbs or more.

More specs on both here: Round leg and T leg Cot specs

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#1013856 - 07/02/18 02:17 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Whip]  
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I'm a rather large guy. A while back I found a used one of THESE Outrageously expensive new. Don't show up used very often.


Easy to set up and take down, along with a Big Agnes mattress and a down bag, I'm good to go.


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#1013930 - 07/03/18 02:55 PM Re: Motorcycle Camping? [Re: Smoky]  
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I had a Big Agnes, don't remember which one, but it was a pain in the butt to blow up. the air would not flow through the chambers. It was especially difficult to deflate. Plus I kept hitting the ground even if I really tried to fill it up with air. I bought a Sea to Summit. I got the best one, insulated, and with 2 separate layers to blow up, sort of a top and bottom. It's fantastic, blows up quick, deflates immediately, and I don't hit the ground.


I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.
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