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Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
Two completely different tools for two completely...

Two completely different tools for two completely different tasks. I would think hard about how, where, and under what conditions I intended to use the tent and let that guide the decision.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Okie Preacher
My '09 used a half liter every thousand miles...

My '09 used a half liter every thousand miles right up until 12,000 miles.

Doesn't use a drop now between oil changes.

Takes forever to get the rings and the cylinder walls broke in on these...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,825,646
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have two buddies that hunt and fish extensively...

I have two buddies that hunt and fish extensively in the Yukon Territories and Alaska. Both highly recommend the personal size ThermaCell devices for mosquito and biting fly control in those...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Okie Preacher
Thanks for the link to the parks! We will be...

Thanks for the link to the parks! We will be moving through the area in the middle of the week, so hopefully there will be less competition for space.

And be careful what you offer, as you might...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Okie Preacher
I appreciate the advice. I have been using an...

I appreciate the advice. I have been using an App called "AllStays" to locate good campsites and it has worked great across the Continental US. I can set a filter to screen out the RV-Heavy...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Okie Preacher
Perfect! That is exactly what I am looking for. ...

Perfect! That is exactly what I am looking for. Traveling in August, is it possible (advisable?) to try and get reservations for the night, or can a guy generally count on finding a spot to pitch a...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Okie Preacher
Campground Recomendations:

A friend and I are looking at making a run north this coming summer and I was hoping for some recommendations as to Campgrounds along the route.

In the Regina area we are looking at Rowan's Ravine...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,019
Views: 526,608
Posted By Okie Preacher
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Great Pic!

^^^^^^^^^^^^

Great Pic!
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have looked at the AltRider bag, Some...

I have looked at the AltRider bag, Some interesting changes from the GL, but it only carries about 45 liters. If I was on a XR or an EXC it would be a great choice, but I am needing a bit more...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 32,213
Posted By Okie Preacher
That's funny right there! My parents have a...

That's funny right there!

My parents have a neighbor up past their mountain house in Colorado. A crusty old fart that pours his bacon grease on a stump out in front of his porch. Sits in his...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By Okie Preacher
It is a clean solution, but my GS is good for a...

It is a clean solution, but my GS is good for a comfortable 185 miles (and an uncomfortable 200) on a tank of gas. I am looking for a solid 275 mile range or so which is going to take at least an...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By Okie Preacher
Looks like a well sorted out setup. Keeps most...

Looks like a well sorted out setup. Keeps most of the packing weight low with the exception of what I am considering with 4 gallons of fuel/water storage--call it 40 pounds with the pair of Rotopax....
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By Okie Preacher
Soft Bags and Extra Fuel:

I am making plans for a 2015 trip that is going to require more fuel than my GS carries, and there will be enough dirt and gravel that I would prefer soft bags rather than my Zega Pro's. (The Zega's...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,825,646
Posted By Okie Preacher
I use a flat tarp and a bivy when backpacking or...

I use a flat tarp and a bivy when backpacking or when traveling light. The bug net deals easlily with skeeters, gnats and biting flies.

Campsite selection and tarp setup is important as a guy...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By Okie Preacher
If you have the front end opened up, change the...

If you have the front end opened up, change the alternator belt.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Okie Preacher
Actually, the K60 / TKC80 combo has worked pretty...

Actually, the K60 / TKC80 combo has worked pretty well for me. I have run two sets 10,000 miles each and could have probably stretched them a bit further. Went back to TKC's on both ends this...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,509
Posted By Okie Preacher
Great review on the Borah Gear Cuban Fiber Bivy...

Great review on the Borah Gear Cuban Fiber Bivy here: http://hikeitlikeit.com/2014/borah-gear-cuben-bivy/
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,509
Posted By Okie Preacher
Lots of good info here. I enjoy cold weather...

Lots of good info here. I enjoy cold weather camping more than fighting heat and humidity in the summer. For me, controlling condensation and perspiration is key to staying warm. I use a 15 degree...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
Black is bullet-proof, but Black is also heavy. ...

Black is bullet-proof, but Black is also heavy. Love my Staika as long as my GS is carrying the load, but nine pounds certainly isn't a backpacking tent.

As a certified tent-aholic: Redverz for...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
$1,700 worth of tent in one order! Anxious to...

$1,700 worth of tent in one order! Anxious to hear how & what you find when they arrive and what suits you when assembled. I will be particularly interested to hear what you think are the practical...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
Ha! I have both the Staika and the Redverz. Was...

Ha! I have both the Staika and the Redverz. Was going to sell the Redvers when I bought the the Hilleberg but the wife forbade the deal as she loves it when we are car camping. For a base camp...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
I did look at several of the Hilleberg models,...

I did look at several of the Hilleberg models, particularly the Nammatj 2 GT. What swung me toward the Staika was the fact that it is completely freestanding and it didn't require as "long" a tent...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 41,866
Posted By Okie Preacher
6'4" as well and really appreciate my Staika. No...

6'4" as well and really appreciate my Staika. No worries as to touching the inner tent on either end. Toss it out, three poles, fasten the clips, stake as the situation dictates, and done.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By Okie Preacher
Cheap, simple, and works like a charm! :thumb

Cheap, simple, and works like a charm! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,425
Posted By Okie Preacher
No problem with standing with hard panniers (my...

No problem with standing with hard panniers (my experience is with the Zega's), the challenge comes during a dump. Things happen quick and it is easy to find a leg trapped by the pannier and mashed...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,425
Posted By Okie Preacher
Yep. Love my Zega Pro's when touring on...

Yep. Love my Zega Pro's when touring on pavement. But, they are ankle-biting bitches in sand, mud or gravel. Glad I had my Sidi Adventure's on and not a less substantial boot. Just a sprain not a...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,332
Posted By Okie Preacher
I would take a hard look at Motoport's AirMesh...

I would take a hard look at Motoport's AirMesh Kevlar.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,962
Posted By Okie Preacher
I guess I never notice. With the liners I stay...

I guess I never notice. With the liners I stay dry on the inside, and the AirMesh seems to dry quickly as soon as the rain stops.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,962
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a Marathon Jacket and pants in AirMesh...

I have a Marathon Jacket and pants in AirMesh Kevlar and use the rain liners (top and bottom) and an electric jacket as well. I have about 45,000 miles on the set and they have performed well in all...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 95,062
Posted By Okie Preacher
As the guy that made the original "Donner Party"...

As the guy that made the original "Donner Party" crack at the beginning of your trip, I will eat my words and say, "Well played, sir, well played." :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By Okie Preacher
Sorry about your loss. Enjoy the bike and keep...

Sorry about your loss. Enjoy the bike and keep her around as a part of your good memories of your father. At 26K she is almost broken in and will take you many thousands of miles in the future.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,267
Posted By Okie Preacher
http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_pho...

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_photo?mv_session_id=qVVipGif&mv_arg=Z2418&search_model=bm-062

Tall Ztechnik. Love mine.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,525
Posted By Okie Preacher
That pic alone makes this RR worth the price of...

That pic alone makes this RR worth the price of admission. I had the opportunity to backpack Rim-to-Rim last summer from the North to the South. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking from top to bottom....
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have the Air Mesh overpants. Wear them over my...

I have the Air Mesh overpants. Wear them over my suit commuting to the office. Wear them with some sort of long underwear when touring. Extremely flexible in use.

I have not had the...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a yellow one and it is a great piece of...

I have a yellow one and it is a great piece of kit. I swap between it and a Hilleberg Staika depending on the situation.

The Pro's:

Comfort. The ability to stand up to dress and move around...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Okie Preacher
40,000 Miles in my Motoport AirMesh Kevlar (Quad...

40,000 Miles in my Motoport AirMesh Kevlar (Quad Armor upgrade with the hip armor as well) in the last three years. Been great gear with no complaints. Comfortable (enough) and as protective as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 95,062
Posted By Okie Preacher
The Donner Party was having a blast as well and...

The Donner Party was having a blast as well and was loving the challenge.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,525
Posted By Okie Preacher
An auspicious start! I'm in.

An auspicious start! I'm in.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Okie Preacher
I picked up a Micro-Start XP-1 for a recent solo...

I picked up a Micro-Start XP-1 for a recent solo backcountry Colorado trip. Didn't need it for the GS (this time) but it sure did a great job keeping my electronics charged up. Great peace of mind.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Okie Preacher
Should be a message in your inbox.

Should be a message in your inbox.
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