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Old 06-15-2012, 08:47 AM   #3001
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First solo trip and first week long trip on the moto (went to Laguna Seca last year)

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Been camping once on the new to me bike R1150gs, but no pictures.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #3002
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #3003
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could you re-upload that? where are you heading to? is there a RR?
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #3004
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Great website BigDog!

Any pics of your campsite setups you could post?
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #3005
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Great website BigDog!

Any pics of your campsite setups you could post?
Well not specific-------but bunches of them throughout ride reports on my website.

I've got 2 main tents I use----never a one man tent---got to have room for some gear.

My favorite is the REI quarter dome plus---2 man---but is extra big for big tall guys----and my
favorite part is that the walls go almost straight up so if it's raining you not apt to touch the walls and
bring in moisture. Only downside---the poles are a little longish.
I took it to Alaska as it's so roomy and it rains so much up there I thought I might be spending
extended periods of time in it-----turns out we didn't have to---we were lucky with the rain---and skeeters.

Here it is up in British Columbia---it has 2 large vestibules.



Here it is without the fly.



My other tent packs smaller---it's a 2 man Eureka BackCountry II.



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Old 06-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #3006
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Thanks BigDog ..

.. great vid .. like your camping rig and packing ideas .. I learned a few new tricks there .. I'm still in the "BigPig 650" category and pack heavy .. you'll end up saving me a few pounds at least ..

.. I am also seriously looking at a smaller bike for the mountains and back country camping .. with the way I pack it was pretty doubtful I could make that work .. your setup makes that possible for me to seriously consider now .. so a BIG THANK YOU ..

.. though my wallet/bank account may be unhappy with you in a little while .. lol ..
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #3007
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Just a shot of the new StealthCamping tent I received. Great kit with fast set up/pack up and light travel....



Created by our ADV friend Boer of South Africa. Fine quality and materials and made to move quickly. Really love'n it
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #3008
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Looks good. How about a bit of a review?
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #3009
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Looks good. How about a bit of a review?
I'm working on a review and will post up soon.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #3010
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Just a shot of the new StealthCamping tent I received. Great kit with fast set up/pack up and light travel....



Created by our ADV friend Boer of South Africa. Fine quality and materials and made to move quickly. Really love'n it
I think I'd attach the tent to the RIGHT side of the bike. Call me paranoid, but I'd be afraid of the bike tipping over in the middle of the night and squishing my pumpkin.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #3011
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3 night weekend camping trip.



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Old 06-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #3012
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I don't think I would want to tow a trailer, but I really dig some of the trailer setups I have seen on here. You defenitally could bring some extra comfort with you!
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #3013
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3 night weekend camping trip.

Wlfman, is that a Hammock Bliss No See Um No More hammock? I have one of those...haven't seen many others using it, even on hammock forums. How do you like it? I have yet to use mine overnight, just napping and relaxing.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #3014
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This is the setup I use, it might be a little overkill but it actually fits on my bike quite nicely and I have plenty of space for extras if I wanted some:

The Gear:
Givi T479 saddlebags
Givi T470 Magnetic Tankbag
Walmart tent fairly lightweight
Some kind of tail bag I got for Christmas (the sleeping bag fits good in it)
Blue sleep pad (cheap)
Tripod camp chair

This is a picture of the campsite, there were 6 of us the orange tent is the one on the bike in the previous pic. and you can see the little red camp chair.

I dont have any small camp stuff yet like personal cookware and such so for me the bags fill up quick but if I start to do more camping which I probably will I will have to invest in more compact cookware.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #3015
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One more question for you BigDog. In you packing video you said you have the small Wolfman Exoidition dry bag which is listed on the Wolfman web site as being 20inches wide. How well does your REI tent poles fit in it since the quarter dome tent is listed a pack size of 20 inches wide? I saw that you pack your tent and poles separately, but I'm guessing the poles are 20 inches long folded. My Marmot Limelight poles are 20 inches long and want to make sure I get the right bag on the first shot.

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Well not specific-------but bunches of them throughout ride reports on my website.

I've got 2 main tents I use----never a one man tent---got to have room for some gear.

My favorite is the REI quarter dome plus---2 man---but is extra big for big tall guys----and my
favorite part is that the walls go almost straight up so if it's raining you not apt to touch the walls and
bring in moisture. Only downside---the poles are a little longish.
I took it to Alaska as it's so roomy and it rains so much up there I thought I might be spending
extended periods of time in it-----turns out we didn't have to---we were lucky with the rain---and skeeters.

Here it is up in British Columbia---it has 2 large vestibules

Here it is without the fly.
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My other tent packs smaller---it's a 2 man Eureka BackCountry II.


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