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Gas Man
02-13-2013, 11:09 AM
I'm up to 3 tents...

I have a 20 year old 2 man. It's awesome with it's built in collapsable poles but the bottom is tent nylon NOT tarp. So it don't hold up well to water.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/CopperHarbor2012/IMG_1309.jpg

Then last year I bought, when I was at the army supply store for some MRE's and found this nice 5 man/10x10x5.5'.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/7860aace.jpg

I set it up so I could seal the bottom 2 seems just to play it safe.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/f7ec953e.jpg

The 5 man should be good for 3 guys with gear.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/348ba9f0.jpg

But it is a big one... so I bought a single pole tent for "me". $53 is a good price. It's suppose to be a 2 man, but I thought that would be 1 man. But it's good sized and can fit 2 guys in it. It carries a great amazon review rating.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016HMBN0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

And always get some of the coleman tent stakes. They are way better!!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HU086C/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

A good tarp is always addition to your camping gear.

I also have a few tent lights, a tent fan, and flashlights.

A nice ground pad is a must. But I have heard there are some nice compact air matresses now.
I saw these pillows at REI, and man they were nice! So I'm going to order one soon.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermarest-Compressible-Pillow-Denim-Small/dp/B002PW8SF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3UTW2ZVEPDDZE&coliid=IUMK06LMTQL75&psc=1

I have a cheap thiner sleeping bag I've had since I was a kid, then I have a nice new 20*. I don't like mummy bags.


If you're crazy HD makes camping gear (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?3712-HD-camping-gear). It's stupid pricey for what you're getting.


But through it all, I use Don's Rok Straps (http://www.valueteck.com/page11.html)to hold it all down!!! THIS IS A MUST!


I know Dave wants to buy a bunch of gear and I'm always looking for camping gear. You guys have suggestions? What do you use? What to avoid? Links would be great!!

Tents
Pad or matresses
sleeping bag
heaters?
Lights?
etc???

Mudpuppy
02-13-2013, 11:31 AM
I have a whole shelf above my garage door dedicated to camping gear. The best addition to my gear was a back rack that goes on the trailer hitch of the truck and holds coolers or something like that on the back of the expedition saving room inside. Has to be something you don't care gets wet or dirty, etc. But super easy to use and when you are trying to fit 6 people and camping gear into a truck it is a big help:

http://www.amazon.com/Highland-1042000-Hitch-Mounted-Carrier/dp/B003NBFKDK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360773064&sr=8-4&keywords=trailer+hitch+cargo+carrier

Caveman
02-13-2013, 12:03 PM
I saw these pillows at REI, and man they were nice! So I'm going to order one soon.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermarest-Compressible-Pillow-Denim-Small/dp/B002PW8SF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3UTW2ZVEPDDZE&coliid=IUMK06LMTQL75&psc=1



I have two of these pillows for me and the wife. they work great.

RedneckMedic
02-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Too me the number one priority is a warm sleeping bag. I've been out in some cold weather on a few canoe/rafting trips and froze my ass off at night. My next and almost equal priority is a water proof tent. I've also gotten wet way too many times camping. It never seems to fail that no matter what time of the year I end up going I get rained on and its never a light drizzle its an all out thunder storm.

And chris didn't you post a similar thread last year.

Gas Man
02-13-2013, 03:10 PM
I have a whole shelf above my garage door dedicated to camping gear. The best addition to my gear was a back rack that goes on the trailer hitch of the truck and holds coolers or something like that on the back of the expedition saving room inside. Has to be something you don't care gets wet or dirty, etc. But super easy to use and when you are trying to fit 6 people and camping gear into a truck it is a big help:

http://www.amazon.com/Highland-1042000-Hitch-Mounted-Carrier/dp/B003NBFKDK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360773064&sr=8-4&keywords=trailer+hitch+cargo+carrier

I have one of those too
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Vechicles/img1220047690354.jpg



I have two of these pillows for me and the wife. they work great.

Good to know.


Too me the number one priority is a warm sleeping bag. I've been out in some cold weather on a few canoe/rafting trips and froze my ass off at night. My next and almost equal priority is a water proof tent. I've also gotten wet way too many times camping. It never seems to fail that no matter what time of the year I end up going I get rained on and its never a light drizzle its an all out thunder storm.

And chris didn't you post a similar thread last year.

I do have a similar thread but it got clogged up with a ride talk... so I make a new one.

My tent I bought on Amazon is suppose to be crazy good water proof.

Mad Dog
02-13-2013, 06:30 PM
I have been using this tent for about 6 years now.
Even use it for hunting in winter weather.
Good vinyl floor and the zippers are all in good shape.
Tent is watertight. I apply camp dry every spring.
This is a 1 man if you bring your gear in with you.
http://www.amazon.com/Wenzel-South-Sport-Yellow-Black/dp/B002LSVE5O

Just a couple things I pack.
Tent heater. Will raise the inside temp by about 20 degrees when on high setting.
you can get abpout 8 hours out of a bottle of gas.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/15720472?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem

Air Matterss. Had a coleman and it started to leak the first year.
Bought this one and will be entering 3rd year and it was cheaper.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2813937&clickid=prod_cs&cp=4406646.4413993.4414966.12669405.4415010#green

Little pocket stove i've had for a few years.
Can make coffee, heat water, cook some foods.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/271121963721?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Gotta have a coffeepot.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/330864275426?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Fire Starter Sticks. Real handy if wood is damp or no kindling.
http://www.coleman.com/product/fire-starters/2000009657

Every man needs a good compact folding camp chair. Looked at a lot
for a lot more money and found this to be the best.
The folded dimensions are wrong on the link.
The actual dim. are 44x44x3
http://www.rei.com/product/783457/gci-outdoor-xpress-lounger-chair#video-inner

Stainless steel camp mug. A must have for gettin drunk and fallin over.
Virtually Indestructable. Not sure how it would hold up to gunfire though.
http://www.campmor.com/texsport-insulated-stainless-steel-mug.shtml?source=CI&ci_sku=86837WC&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

Always bring a good camera for them incriminating forum posts!

sprink
02-13-2013, 07:38 PM
Eureka made good tents. They are a little pricey compared to some, but not top shelf pricey. I have a two (one) man version that is small and packable and a five (three) man version that really isn't for a bike trip. I have slept through hellish rainstorms and stayed dry for the most part.

Gas Man
02-13-2013, 10:01 PM
I like the fire starters!!

How small does that air mattress get and what does it weight?

Bagger Dave
02-13-2013, 10:12 PM
yeah...I have a few things that I need to pick up :lol:

Mad Dog
02-14-2013, 10:09 AM
I like the fire starters!!

How small does that air mattress get and what does it weight?

You could probably fold it flat to the base of your tourpack and it would 1-2 inches thick.

Mudpuppy
02-14-2013, 10:39 AM
liquid nails works well as a firestarter - little expensive but works really well.

Gas Man
02-14-2013, 01:42 PM
You could probably fold it flat to the base of your tourpack and it would 1-2 inches thick.

Hmmm... So it don't roll up so much?


liquid nails works well as a firestarter - little expensive but works really well.

Found a knock off brand on amazon for cheaper.

Mudpuppy
02-14-2013, 02:42 PM
well it works quite well because you goop it on the wood and unlike gas or charcoal fluid it doesn't burn right off and go out.. it will burn for a long time.. but it is probably toxic..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSQT1cqtPX8

or you could use this:

http://www.instafire.com/

or this:

http://wisefoodstorage.com/one-gallon-wisefire.html

Gas Man
04-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Guys... don't forget to get your camping gear so you can expand your riding fun!!

Need to get Nate to post up the goods he got. He just bough a bunch of sweet stuff at REI... top dollar jazz!!

Gas Man
04-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Here's my newer, better bag... forgot it was actually a zero degree

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/4BAE7E86-DD3D-4317-A5B1-72698C2EED85-1967-0000016BACD2E11B_zpse5a980b0.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Ultra%20Classic/4BAE7E86-DD3D-4317-A5B1-72698C2EED85-1967-0000016BACD2E11B_zpse5a980b0.jpg.html)

Bagger Dave
04-20-2013, 10:22 PM
cool! I will definitely be getting some camping gear...and checking into this thread more often :rockwoot:

Nobody
04-22-2013, 02:20 AM
one man tent,
army blanket
Mylar emergency blanket (wrapped over the army blanket, it's got me through some damn chilly nights)
small tarp,
coleman fork, spoon, knife, swiss army knife style doodad
small stainless steel cup,
pint stainless steel cup
finely ground coffee (i just drink 'Quick Turkish' coffee, boil water, take off heat, add a scoop or 2 of grounds, stir, let cool a bit, chug whole)
MRE coffee packets instead of coffee grounds if I'm going for lowest weight
camel bak
pocket stove + bic + storm matches (planning on adding a magnesium fire starter)
just ordered a mini stove like MadDog linked, thinking about getting an adapter to use it with a propane cylinder since i have an arm load of them I got for very dirt cheap
hatchet
and if I'm not too worried about weight I'll bring my 1969 army entrenching tool. It's heavy but it has pickaxe spike and is sturdy enough that you'll brain someone rather than give them just a headache w/ the flat of the shovel.

I'm still tweaking my setup for my trip in july A bit more weight & space concerns to work with than when i last went on a camping road trip with my Festiva back in 2000.

Bagger Dave
05-21-2013, 07:05 PM
I have been using this tent for about 6 years now.
Even use it for hunting in winter weather.
Good vinyl floor and the zippers are all in good shape.
Tent is watertight. I apply camp dry every spring.
This is a 1 man if you bring your gear in with you.
http://www.amazon.com/Wenzel-South-Sport-Yellow-Black/dp/B002LSVE5O

Just a couple things I pack.
Tent heater. Will raise the inside temp by about 20 degrees when on high setting.
you can get abpout 8 hours out of a bottle of gas.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/15720472?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem

Air Matterss. Had a coleman and it started to leak the first year.
Bought this one and will be entering 3rd year and it was cheaper.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2813937&clickid=prod_cs&cp=4406646.4413993.4414966.12669405.4415010#green

Little pocket stove i've had for a few years.
Can make coffee, heat water, cook some foods.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/271121963721?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Gotta have a coffeepot.
http://compare.ebay.com/like/330864275426?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Fire Starter Sticks. Real handy if wood is damp or no kindling.
http://www.coleman.com/product/fire-starters/2000009657

Every man needs a good compact folding camp chair. Looked at a lot
for a lot more money and found this to be the best.
The folded dimensions are wrong on the link.
The actual dim. are 44x44x3
http://www.rei.com/product/783457/gci-outdoor-xpress-lounger-chair#video-inner

Stainless steel camp mug. A must have for gettin drunk and fallin over.
Virtually Indestructable. Not sure how it would hold up to gunfire though.
http://www.campmor.com/texsport-insulated-stainless-steel-mug.shtml?source=CI&ci_sku=86837WC&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

Always bring a good camera for them incriminating forum posts!

Hey Don....
I just ordered that chair....the Midnight color for $38.28 with free shipping....
http://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-Xpress-Lounger-Directors/dp/B0026VQC0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1369176935&sr=1-1&keywords=GCI+Outdoor+Xpress+Lounger+Director%27s+C hair

next will be the sleeping bag....that Quest Twin air mattress...link that you put up and 1 of those medium Thermarest Compressible pillows...link that Chris put up...:rockwoot:

TopShelf Scott
05-21-2013, 08:05 PM
Hey Don....
I just ordered that chair....the Midnight color for $38.28 with free shipping....
http://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-Xpress-Lounger-Directors/dp/B0026VQC0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1369176935&sr=1-1&keywords=GCI+Outdoor+Xpress+Lounger+Director%27s+C hair

next will be the sleeping bag....that Quest Twin air mattress...link that you put up and 1 of those medium Thermarest Compressible pillows...link that Chris put up...:rockwoot:

Hmmmm It's called a directors chair....Need to borrow the camera again....:lmao:

Bagger Dave
05-21-2013, 08:38 PM
Hmmmm It's called a directors chair....Need to borrow the camera again....:lmao:

:lmao::nf:

Mad Dog
05-21-2013, 09:27 PM
That's a great deal Dave!

Gas Man
05-22-2013, 03:10 AM
Don't forget camp towel, and some other random camp crap.

Bagger Dave
05-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Don't forget camp towel, and some other random camp crap.

yep yep

Bagger Dave
07-02-2013, 06:15 PM
Just about got all my camp shit now....looking forward to camping off the bike :rockout:
I have still a few more things to get...
a bunch of stuff was on sale and 30% off at Dick's Sporting goods...
sleeping bag
twin air mattress
GCI outdoor chair
med Thermarest compression pillow
compact xl 35x62 camp towel
water shoes for white water rafting :rockwoot:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x59/davessleeve/2011%20Harley%20Davidson%20Ultra%20Limited%20FLHTK/2011HarleyDavidsonUltraLimited102_zpsb998daeb.jpg (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/davessleeve/media/2011%20Harley%20Davidson%20Ultra%20Limited%20FLHTK/2011HarleyDavidsonUltraLimited102_zpsb998daeb.jpg. html)

Gas Man
07-02-2013, 11:59 PM
NICE setup there!!

Mad Dog
07-03-2013, 07:31 AM
Lookin Good Dave.

Mudpuppy
07-03-2013, 11:37 AM
here is my camping gear:

http://gossipextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/obama-toilet-paper.jpg

That's all I need and pretty much all that fits on the R1.

Mad Dog
07-03-2013, 11:43 AM
Damn, Thanks for the reminder. I knew I forgot something.

Caveman
07-03-2013, 12:33 PM
That MF'er isn't even worth wiping the crap off my @$$.

Mudpuppy
07-03-2013, 02:32 PM
That MF'er isn't even worth wiping the crap off my @$$.

Amen to that

Ultra AL
07-03-2013, 04:13 PM
That MF'er isn't even worth wiping the crap off my @$$.

Come on Cave. Don't hold back like that. Tell us how you really feel....

Caveman
07-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Ugh!!!!

Gas Man
07-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Hey Don, where did you get that magnet light for your tent?

Mad Dog
08-01-2013, 08:32 AM
Ebay. Just got it this year. It's a great little light that is very bright. Has 3 settings, Low, High and a low intensity yellowish ambient style light. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-COLEMAN-CPX-4-5-LED-Magnetic-Adjustable-Water-Resistant-Camping-Tent-Light-/390547415353#ht_5042wt_1400

Gas Man
08-01-2013, 10:29 AM
Awesome.

Ultra AL
08-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Hey, not really a sales plug, but I am a dealer for the NEBO brand, so if anyone is looking for work lights, outdoor lights, etc. I can take care of you.

Here's the NEBO site:

https://www.nebotools.com/

Gas Man
08-04-2013, 03:09 AM
Good to know Al!!