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post #1 of 16 Old 04-10-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Whos got a piture of their bike in camping mode? I am working on my 08 set-up for a future trip and would love to see what works for you.
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-10-2012, 01:46 PM
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Since I can carry more with a sidecar I recently upgraded to a 3 man tent.

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post #3 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Wow

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Thats over the top for what I was looking for but a grand setup none the less. I like it and you could pack just about all you need.
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post #4 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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I carry a tent, a sleeping bag, a NeoAir mattress, a SVEA123 or Coleman 442 stove, a coffee pot, a butterfly chair, a plate, and some cutlery. The usual med kit, a collapsible water jug, candle lantern, jack stick, erm, that's about it, save for variables like fishing gear, guns, clothing and the like.



Forgive the sweaty look, it was hot. Kind of an old picture. This is before the NeoAir and the Columbia tent. Bike's the wrong color, too.



Here's the two-legged Butterfly chair. After seriously imbibing, just lay on the ground so you don't crash it.



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post #5 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 05:01 PM
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With the bags, I'm able to have the bike fully packed for a week's worth of camping and not have anything strapped to the bike. People have no idea if I rode 10 miles or 1000 miles to get there..

I carry a fleece and a down sleeping bag, a twin size regular air mattress with blower to fill it which plugs into the bike. On that trip to the UP of Michigan, I had cooking gear to make coffee in the morning, or whatever at night.. I carry a small first aid kit, clothing for 3 days and everything for comfort...

Since that trip I ponied up for a Kermit Chair and strap that to the back seat.. At campgrounds you normally have access to a picnic table, but at bike rallies seating off the ground can be a bit hard to get, so the chair is nice to be able to get off your feet..
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post #6 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Tom and Paper, thats what I am talking about. I have my eye on a Giant Joop bag that a guy might not be able to live without if you know what I am saying. I have a Pelican 1500 for a trunk and the Happy Trails soft bag rank gaurd deal for lack of the exact name.
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Add some Cortech bags (sport or the large, you choice) and some quality straps and you are well on your way.

The only caution I would throw out is not go overboard on what you take. Remember that warm and dry are top priorities, and that most other things are nice to have. If your excursions are going to take you off the beaten path, weight is going to work against you.

Most of the gear I pack is focused on keeping me warm and dry. Outside of that, I pack light and have died yet, not even once.

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Add some Cortech bags (sport or the large, you choice) and some quality straps and you are well on your way.

The only caution I would throw out is not go overboard on what you take. Remember that warm and dry are top priorities, and that most other things are nice to have. If your excursions are going to take you off the beaten path, weight is going to work against you.

Most of the gear I pack is focused on keeping me warm and dry. Outside of that, I pack light and have NOT died yet, not even once.

T
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post #10 of 16 Old 04-12-2012, 07:34 PM
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Good Evening All Nimble and Wise,

I am sure you have seen the post about the Yosemite Trip in late April. I have found that all I need is the 1.5 person tent, Big Bertha sleeping cushion, Cats Meow mummy bag, water filter, COFFEE, stove, freeze dried food, folding X chair, Fist aid kit, Bug spray and a pair of jeans. OK, and a nalgeen bottle of nice cabernet.

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P.S. Pictures to come.

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