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post #231 of 325 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 08:50 AM
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Well some have seen me arrive solo loaded to camp. Here's the gear list.
Tent (9x9 four man), Cot, sleeping bag, propane stove, propane cartridge, stove top drip coffee maker, coffee mug, drinking glass, folding camp chair,3 pair socks, 2 each t-shirt, under pants, jeans, long sleeve shirt, 1 set rain gear, 1 set thermals, jacket, vest, helmet.
Except the tent, chair and cot everything is packed into the side bags and top box. Tent, chair and cot are secured to passenger seat.
That set-up is good for a three day weekend or a week long trip if I visit a laundry.

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I have to laugh at how spoiled we've got as we've aged.I remember when I was in my twenties (or younger) it was like this.
Spread out a ground sheet. Place a sleeping bag (open) on top of ground sheet. Place 1 jean, 1 long sleeve shirt, 1 under draw, 1 t-shirt, 1 pair sock on sleeping bag. Close sleeping bag, fold ground sheet over sleeping bag. Roll ground sheet/sleeping bag compo as tight as possible and tie to front forks.

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I have to laugh at how spoiled we've got as we've aged.I remember when I was in my twenties (or younger) it was like this.
Spread out a ground sheet. Place a sleeping bag (open) on top of ground sheet. Place 1 jean, 1 long sleeve shirt, 1 under draw, 1 t-shirt, 1 pair sock on sleeping bag. Close sleeping bag, fold ground sheet over sleeping bag. Roll ground sheet/sleeping bag compo as tight as possible and tie to front forks.
I still do that for day trips when I know the weather is going to be nice

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I have not read all the post but has anyone recommended a hammock once you use a good hammock like a Hennessy or blackbird you will not go back to a tent.
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I have not read all the post but has anyone recommended a hammock once you use a good hammock like a Hennessy or blackbird you will not go back to a tent.
Since you have posted this about the hammock. I have been doing more and more thinking and looking at them. There are times, where I have pulled into the campground at 9 pm after a long day on the road putting up the tent is almost too much of a hassle since I plan on being on the road first thing in the morning. There have been times where I just throw the sleeping bag and pad down and sleep wherever.
The hammock would have really been convenient for times like that or in sweltering hot nights.

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I recently picked up a coleman instant up tent. Does take up some room but the tent is up and staked in under 3 minutes by myself.

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We got one of the instant tents as well. However we have a trailer it fits in. It sets up fast. How it would do if we had "weather" I do not know yet.
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My 3 inch camp pads are $90 each and they work nicely on my $75 sturdy cots. I am up off the ground and very comfortable.



Obviously these pads take up some serious room.

My cots are these:



These also take up quite a bit of weight. What is a good nights sleep worth? Every ounce of 23 lbs each. When traveling two up, that is times two of this gear.

Yea, for my gear selection, a trailer is necessary.

When I travel solo.... my gear is reduced but I still haul a cot.... and I use this cot tent. This is setup at the Grand Canyon in June 2012:



Here is my cot in New Mexico on my way to Mission Texas in Dec. 2012.



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I am not knocking anyone's style of motorcycling. FOR ME, two up moto-camping requires a trailer, or a credit card and a budget for motel over nights.

Now, nothing wrong with moteling, except when I do the motel thing, I find myself watching tv in the room. When I am camping, I am busy setting up camp, cooking some dinner and meeting my neighbors. A little camp fire companionship and then it is into the tent for a good nights sleep.

Hell I got to do something..... I eat like a family of 4. Here I am at the West Coast Round Up in Sept 2012 cooking for 6 people.... cuz I had a trailer and could haul enough food for the campsite.





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I recently added an inflatable kayak for my camping pleasure. I have not hauled this yet, as I picked this up in Nov. of 2012. I used a solid kayak for years but never hauled it camping on a motorcycle.



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