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Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dusty Boots
I've had a 4 litre one for eons. (20+ yrs) Very...

I've had a 4 litre one for eons. (20+ yrs) Very durable and can double as a pillow.
The red Dromedary Lite is not as rugged, so if thinking of buying, get the black version
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Dusty Boots
Depending on your needs .... Here's one in...

Depending on your needs ....

Here's one in Gladstone, MI - http://www.motocampers.com/forums/showthread.php?7549-Gladstone-Bay-Campground-Gladstone-MI&p=125487#post125487


More rustic,...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,429
Posted By Dusty Boots
Have you thought of using bear bangers...

Have you thought of using bear bangers (http://www.mec.ca/product/4007-146/tru-flare-pen-launcher-kit/?q=bear%2Bbangers), instead?
Cheap and widely available once into Canada.
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dusty Boots
I wear/pack 2 pair of nylon convertible hiking...

I wear/pack 2 pair of nylon convertible hiking pants with gusseted crotch under my mesh riding pants on long tours and if it's hot out, I'll just wear a pair of nylon gym shorts underneath.
A tight...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,449
Posted By Dusty Boots
encircled in photo ...

encircled in photo




https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7642/16731601749_05b40ac1f5_z.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,144
Posted By Dusty Boots
Ahem! ..... :deal

Ahem! ..... :deal
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dusty Boots
My bike (1992 Goldwing 1500) has a tank capacity...

My bike (1992 Goldwing 1500) has a tank capacity of just over 6 gal US and I average 35 - 37 mpg US when loaded for touring, giving me a range of around 200 mi.
I have toured extensively all over...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,144
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks, MB! Yes, sometimes I'll strap on a...

Thanks, MB!

Yes, sometimes I'll strap on a Polar Bear soft sided cooler loaded with ice and perishables inside it, along with just the bladder to keep my fluids cold while on the road and at camp....
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,144
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thumb Hydration Pack/Bladder

By far a good hydration bladder is the way to go to keep hydrated, especially in the west and SW, not just due to temps, but due to higher elevations where dehydration occours quicker! :clap

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
Agreed with using a Kelty Staff pole as a main...

Agreed with using a Kelty Staff pole as a main support pole, even on a 9 1/2' x 13' tarp. Any kind of a breeze/stress and it is starting to bend/flex!!! :eek1
Dropping a length out drops the pole...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
Nope, my measurements for the poles are correct...

Nope, my measurements for the poles are correct .... unless my tape measure is out by 2" :huh

I bought the poles state side .... Strange! :eek1

...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,449
Posted By Dusty Boots
Like a few others here, I drilled a couple holes...

Like a few others here, I drilled a couple holes in the garage floor to temporairly mount the tire changer when needed and remove it to store it elsewhere when it isn't.
When levering a heavy...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
Ah, but you can!! If I need a shorter...

Ah, but you can!!

If I need a shorter length, I remove the bottom section of my Kelty Satff pole and secure it against the remaining sections with an elastic band and all is good!

Note the...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
Here's my collection of tarp poles for tent...

Here's my collection of tarp poles for tent camping .....


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/12102326066_73c4a96dd3_z.jpg


The Kelty Staff Tarp Poles (16mm, non adjustable, 78" in length) ...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15113748585_d5...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15113748585_d536d4f4b0_z.jpg


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14927097530_8dbab52597_z.jpg


My poles and Kermit Chair fasten to the underside of my...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 298,048
Posted By Dusty Boots
On a good day .... ...

On a good day ....


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15487294335_46e2c1cd42_z.jpg


On a bad day ....


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8265040070_552e33fa8b_z.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Dusty Boots
before you try a boot cobbler, clean the affected...

before you try a boot cobbler, clean the affected area with alcohol and then apply some McNett/Gear Aid Seam Grip.
Let cure for 4 - 5 hrs and then apply a light dusting of talc/baby powder to kill...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'll use trees when available but at some camps...

I'll use trees when available but at some camps they are either not placed conveniently, or non existent, so poles, or even branches work well to elevate your tarp over your picnic table/kitchen...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks, T-L-U! I just checked out Ramsey...

Thanks, T-L-U!

I just checked out Ramsey Park and they want $15 plus tax for tenting, or $24 plus tax/night for a site with electric.

Think I'll stick to Memorial Park in GF, as it is less than...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI...

I'll be leaving a cmpground at Gladstone Bay, MI that morning, heading along US 8 over to Elk River, MN, then down through Monticello and picking up US 12 at Litchfield. Taking that over to Wilmar,...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
Thanks for your response, t-l-u!! Not that I...

Thanks for your response, t-l-u!!

Not that I need/require city/town services, but heading further downstream leads me further away from my intended route and I have deviated my route a bit already...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
While that may be true, I have toured all those...

While that may be true, I have toured all those areas before, especially the UP and WI. Hwy 2 is a nightmare with all the heavy equipment out n about. Besides .... I'm banned from Superior stemming...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....

I'm heading out from Home to Gillette, WY....
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

I posed this question in the Regional Forum, Central Division and although I have 124 'hits' no replies yet, so I thought I'd try here.


Looking for any info on the above named park on the edge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By Dusty Boots
Question Memorial Park, Granite Falls, MN - any info?

Looking for any info on the above named park, specifically the campground.
Anything I can find on the WWW just lists it as $7/night with electric, $5 tenting, twenty some odd campsites.

Any...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dusty Boots
Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying...

Yes, 8 days is very doable, especially if staying in Motels

We left north of Toronto and crossed over at the 2 Soos and headed west to Port Orchard WA (http://goo.gl/maps/8NSpt) in 7 days, while...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Dusty Boots
You don't mention if it's off road or pavement...

You don't mention if it's off road or pavement adventure you are looking for.
Depending on what part of WI you are located in, as already mentioned MI's UP, or the Black Hills Region of SD.
Some...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Dusty Boots
Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1)...

Two things about Rose Valley Campground is 1) there is no water available at camp 2) you need to purchase a Rose Valley Access Pass in order to camp there.
No deal breakers, but hassles nonetheless.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Dusty Boots
Hey Jerry! In the Ojai area, you might want...

Hey Jerry!

In the Ojai area, you might want to try Wheeler Canyon (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lpnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=11027&actid=29) Campground, as it is just 8 mi up 33 from Ojai.
...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Dusty Boots
Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline...

Alex .... if you decide to skip the Skyline Drive due to weather conditions or what ever, this route (http://goo.gl/maps/F4Le8) is a good alternative, especially north from Luray, with a very nice...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Dusty Boots
Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep...

Make sure you have a hydration bladder to keep hydrated. Southern UT will/can be warm enough allright, but the best route to cross NV IMHO, is across 6/50, as it's cooler than the more southerly...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,996
Posted By Dusty Boots
Tarp Tent

Check out any of Henry's offerings at TarpTent (http://www.tarptent.com/allproducts.html) for a lightweight, compact shelter.

I first bought the original Cloudburst, (no longer available) which...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dusty Boots
The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of...

The Backwoods Mapbooks are not quite the size of a Rand McNally Road Atlas and if it were me, I'd keep it all together as there is quite a bit of good info such as Forest Service Campgrounds in them....
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,683
Posted By Dusty Boots
This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV! ...

This is what Hwy 50 looks like out in NV!


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6161/6266505389_334521a792_z.jpg


http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6102/6267033670_3861cf8e13_z.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dusty Boots
From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to...

From Ottawa to the Maritimes and back to Montreal, I would suggest this route...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dusty Boots
If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area,...

If you want to get a bit of a 'feel' for an area, click on the terrain feature on Google maps and then zoom in to check out the contour lines, that will give you a better indication of the type of...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By Dusty Boots
What's your time frame to get to Toronto? Have...

What's your time frame to get to Toronto?
Have you done Chief Joseph/Beartooth/Bighorns Scenic Byways before?
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dusty Boots
17 is by far the better choice over 11, which is...

17 is by far the better choice over 11, which is only mildly scenic from Nipigon to Beardmore and then it is basically swampy area with extremely high moose collision hazard over to east of...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dusty Boots
Radar detectors are illegal to posses (never mind...

Radar detectors are illegal to posses (never mind use) in Ontario.
Although I can't remember anything outstanding to visit in SK and MB, the prairies do have their own sublime beauty.

In ON,...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Dusty Boots
Agreed .... Hwy 2 west of Duluth is not very...

Agreed .... Hwy 2 west of Duluth is not very interesting, has a lot of heavy equipment on the roads (especially around Williston) and camping is somewhat limited. I refuse to ride Interstates when...
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