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    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.


    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'.


    I set it up so I could seal the bottom 2 seems just to play it safe.


    The 5 man should be good for 3 guys with gear.


    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/B00...ls_o00_s00_i01

    And always get some of the coleman tent stakes. They are way better!!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_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-Com...6LMTQL75&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. It's stupid pricey for what you're getting.


    But through it all, I use Don's Rok Straps 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???
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
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    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-10420...+cargo+carrier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    I saw these pillows at REI, and man they were nice! So I'm going to order one soon.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermarest-Com...6LMTQL75&psc=1
    I have two of these pillows for me and the wife. they work great.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudpuppy View Post
    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-10420...+cargo+carrier
    I have one of those too



    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I have two of these pillows for me and the wife. they work great.
    Good to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by rugby66x View Post
    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.
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    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-S.../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?w...l5=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/pr....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/2711219...Types&var=sbar

    Gotta have a coffeepot.
    http://compare.ebay.com/like/3308642...Types&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/gc...ir#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-insu...ci_kw={keyword}

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    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.

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    I like the fire starters!!

    How small does that air mattress get and what does it weight?
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    yeah...I have a few things that I need to pick up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    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.
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