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Plan on hitting the road for two weeks and use camping gear.Sleeping bagis Big Agnes Lost Ranger-down bag that so far I really like. Tent three person Limelight. Same with tent like it. Exped Synmat 7 LW and it works well too. Spoiled so I carry a ThermA rest compressable pillow. Using compressable bags for the above and swear by those too--gets it all pretty small. But my duffel bag is too small=so I have to get a bigger one. Suggestions?? I ride solo so it will go on passenger seat.

How do you all secure that duffel bag?? I am thinking about when you go into store, restaraunt, or go for a long hike at a national park.like the Arches, Yellowstone back to Pendleton for Gwrra meeting back to GR I am thinking about bicycle cable with padlock.



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But my duffel bag is too small=so I have to get a bigger one. Suggestions?? I ride solo so it will go on passenger seat.


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1st off ... good to see you getting back out and around, Ken!

What is the size of your current duffel?

I'd be looking at either a roll topDry Bag, or a waterproof duffel to go on your back seat. Check out your local Wally World, as I believe they have the large Dry Bags for around $20 (?)

Just secure it to your seat with some bungee cords, or straps. I've never had anyone touch anything on my bike while parked. Use the cable lock if it makes you feel better.






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Ken .... you could also use just a 'plain' duffel bagand just cover it with a garbage bag in case of rain.

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I carry too much stuff and rarely use it but when I ran out of room on a trip a couple of years back I picked up a cheap knapsack from Wally World. The straps clip around the various handholds on the bike. In it I keep less valuable stuff so if it gets stolen someone just ends up with my dirty underwear and a stinky knapsack. Nothing that couldn't be replaced for $20-$30.

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Well I dug around and found larger duffell--yeah no cost and it even had space on the ends for odds and ends. Just got back from Wally World and have a bycyle cable with lock. Seems that it will work ok. So...pretty much set now...just cancelled my treatment for tomorrow so I just have to get healthy enought to put in the miles. Someone told me last year that I had to expand my horizon--some come the 5th we are off.
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Of all the places I've vacationed, I've never had anything stolen. Maybe once in the 80's I overheard one incident.
But these days you can't be to careful.

This looks interesting, small, lightweight and adjustable.
WOW, quick search says $12.00 + shipping.

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"How do you all secure that duffel bag??"

Possibly put ssomething like this inside that duffel bag?
HERE (page middle)

Looks like you can make one out of chicken wire, twist the ends so no points stick out. Like a wicker basket.

I was wondering if I could make a bag with chicken wire already embedded.
So I did a little Net-search and found
pacsafe.com
They make bags with wire embedded in the backpack. $80


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I've been all over North America, with either a pack, or a gear bag on my rear seat and a trunk rack bag on the trunk rack and have never had anyone touch anything when left unattended for a couple of hours.





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I use kayak bags like this one. They are waterproof.

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