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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:51 pm 
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Location: Port Clinton, OH
Let me first state, I've been camping, hiking, all disciples of mountaineering (rock, ice, snow, alpine & nordic skiing), and bicycle touring since the age of eleven. Boy Scouts, the gateway drug!

Over the years I've run fast and light for 25-30 miles in a 12 hour day - 50 min hour, not including photo stops - and I've pack muled 80 lbs of expedition grade equipment. I road trans continental on a 35 lb bicycle with 40 lbs of daily riding weight. Not to mention, climbing frozen waterfalls and hanging off icicles (damn BIG icicles!) and somewhere in there I even managed to crash an airplane.

So, without further adieu, my list of motorcycle camping equipment:

1 Tent, 2-person, self-standing dome
1 Small tarp, 5' x 8'
1 Sleeping bag, 15F 3-season mummy
1 Sleeping pad, self-inflating 1.5" open cell foam
1 Small folding camp chair (18" packed length and yes folks, it has a back!)
1 hank 550 ( never anything less) 'chute cord


1 Stove, backpacker's butane burner head
Fuel, (2) 8.6 oz butane cartridges, 4 season mix
6pc Backpacker's cook set
3pc Nesting flatware set
1 Cup
1 Bowl
1 Plate
1 Water bag, collapsible, 5 gals
1 Camp towel
1 roll paper towels, in bread bag

Backpacker's 1st aid kit
Shaving kit
(No toilet paper, use paper towels)

1 Flashlight, dbl A
1 Headlamp, dbl A
1 Mini lantern, dbl A
Spare dbl A batteries, LOTS

Leatherman, original
Opinel camp knife (had it since '82, best damn camp kitchen knife I've found)

1 DSLR camera w/ 50mm lens
1 70-300mm lens
1 camera accessory bag (every charger cord, memory card, lens caps, and who knows what else gets thrown in) packed in small belt pouch
1 tripod

1 camp rain jacket
1 bucket hat
1 pr slip-on sneakers
Other clothing and protective riding gear as required for trip's season and duration

I do have a printable camping/touring equipment check list - chalk it up to my charismatic, uptight, detail-oriented, anally retentive, teutonic personality.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:55 pm 
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Minnesota mining magnate has diversified.
Us poor southern hemispherians are still forced when at a pinch to using a soft looking rock.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:05 am 
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Location: New Hampshire
These Gotcha Straps are great.

Finally you can get them on Amazon in Black, Blue and Camo

First saw them in Australia and they are well made and very useful

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... cha+straps


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:42 pm 
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So, since the Essential Camp Tools derailment has a new, and more appropriate, home I edited out the off track stuff. :s_wink

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:43 pm 
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Location: Waikato, New Zealand
methanol wrote:
Essential

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Prior to using that I sometimes need to use this:
http://www.amazon.com/Military-Backpack ... ge_o03_s00
Handy for digging a hole when needed.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:29 pm 
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Location: Wilseyville, Calif.
Going through my packing list and tried to narrow it down to 10 essential items. Things that get used every single day other than the bike, riding gear and usual camp gear. The stuff you truly bond with after spending a bunch of time together.
1. Multi-tool- half the time I don't even need to dig into the tool belt with this handy.
2. Hydration pack- water and all the little stuff you will need throughout the day on your back.
3. GPS- Do almost all my ride planning on the computer then send to the GPS. Makes alternate routing a breeze.
4. All terrain sandals- Something to slip into after the ride and packs into the size of a tennis shoe. Wear them swimming or into a restaurant.
5. Sleeping bag- The best you can afford. "Wish I had a cheaper colder sleeping bag"... said no one ever.
6. Sleeping pad- See sleeping bag comment.
7. Folding camp chair- Sitting comfortably leaned back after a days ride it like hitting the reset button.
8. Head lamp- Hands free light everywhere you look, who'd-a-thunkit.
9. Plastic flask of bourbon- Won't break, doesn't need to be cold, painkilling properties. Takes Folding Camp Chair to the next level.
10. The Camp Knife- Not just any knife, The Camp Knife. The one for this particular trip with all the peculiar idiosyncrasies in mind including weather, terrain, geography, foods, travel restrictions and security. AKA , an excuse to buy a nice knife for every big trip. :drinks:

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 2:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 3:27 pm 
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I too am a fan of all terrain sandals. :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:30 pm 
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methanol wrote:
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:drinks: number1 tool right there... no one wants a dirty bunghole

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:47 pm 
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OK, so heres what I carry, Non bike related


8x10 tarp --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cwc-Regular-D ... e/46860641

Coleman twin single high air mattress --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Twin-Airbed/23374676

Intex quick fill 12v DC electric pump --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Recreat ... p/23894708

Esbit pocket stove --- http://www.amazon.com/Esbit-Pocket-Stov ... B01BBMVKUY

Aluminum mess kit (i picked aluminum because it heats much faster) --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Produ ... t/17017899

Camper's utensil --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Campers-Knife ... n/33697780

Tea Infuser (for coffee) --- http://www.walmart.com/ip/House-Kitchen ... r/47615508
Note (tea infuser and campers utinsel fit inside my mess kit)

parahatchet ---http://www.walmart.com/ip/UST-Para-Hatchet-FS-with-Orange-Paracord/40369794

I also just made a tow strap using some old hooks from a broken tie down, and 50 ft of 550 paracord. I made my center 4 lines strong, and then covered it with a standard Solomon knot for quick dismantling if I need it.

first aid equipment, bandages, gauze, bandaids, tylenol, superglue....yup superglue.... it can seal most wounds

some velcro strapping wrapped around various things in excess in case I need some to hold a bag down or secure a busted strap.

in a ziploc bag I keep 2 pairs of nitrile gloves, and some blue paper shop towels incase I have a fluid emergency, after they are dirty they can go right back in the zip loc bag.

I also carry a backup battery to charge my phone.

and a small bottle of hand cleaner.

I use my cell phone as a gps heres a link to how I do it......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqXt5p4CyP8

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