ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2011, 03:32 PM   #23626
FYYFF
Forever young...
 
FYYFF's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 1,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by novos View Post
WOW 215 bucks!

that's a bit out of my budget.

I thikn I'll just be cold, instead. Even though I'll be burning $20 bills all night while Joel sleeps warm in his REI bag.
Ed, you have a girlfriend that comes to rides with you. Who needs a warmer sleeping bag, what the heck, who needs a sleeping bag at all. Period...
__________________
- 2010 KTM 990 Adv. -

My Smugmug
Follow me with SPOT
My YouTube
FYYFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:43 PM   #23627
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,874
Joel, Do the following. Get a GOOD ground pad, next get a GOOD bag liner, and finally wear a warming layer at night and get a cover for the bag to keep the dew off. That with your beanine cap and you will be roasting. In the morning after you get out and when it is warm open the bag and let the moisture out.
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #23628
fudgypup
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Oddometer: 2,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by h8chains View Post
i have the ba rated at 30F and wasn't warm enough. ended up fighting the cold throughout the night (gc, wmrs and km).

ersin and i will pay whatever is needed just to get the right color bag....

plus this packs to the size of a football and $172 starting tomorrow.

Matt and I have the same BA "Lost Ranger" bag rated for 15 degrees. I was warm only when I finally covered my head. I learned from a friend that you have to make sure you eat enough calories to keep yourself warm at night. I was FREEZING the first night at WMRS most likely because I skipped dinner and only had a few strips of jerky before going to sleep.

I like the BA bag because I'm a big guy and like to sleep on my side. It gives you enough room to roll over if you have to.
fudgypup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:51 PM   #23629
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by h8chains View Post
i have the ba rated at 30F and wasn't warm enough. ended up fighting the cold
When I did Search and Rescue I had a +30 bag that I used for almost everything. I also had an air pad that I put underneath to get me off the rocks, wore my thermal layers with my beanie and I had a plastic ground cloth that I put under the air pad and covered the sleeping bag with it. I spent several nights in YNP above the treeline and no issues.

+1 to eating dinner and a bigger +1 to staying hydrated.
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:56 PM   #23630
fudgypup
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Oddometer: 2,199
Redverz (formerly Nomad) has a new Series II garage tent for just $449

fudgypup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #23631
FYYFF
Forever young...
 
FYYFF's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 1,988
Hold on, what happened here? I think I heard a "nuke". Joel????
I was just getting ready to reply that with my next only riding and camping gear.
You said "less is better" right???

__________________
- 2010 KTM 990 Adv. -

My Smugmug
Follow me with SPOT
My YouTube
FYYFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:06 PM   #23632
novos
Gnarly Adventurer
 
novos's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Oddometer: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by FYYFF View Post
Ed, you have a girlfriend that comes to rides with you. Who needs a warmer sleeping bag, what the heck, who needs a sleeping bag at all. Period...

I think she's OK with camping because I've got cots inside the tent.

At WMRS it was so f'n cold we were both on one cot trying to stay warm.

I think next time: http://www.campingcomfortably.com/mr...as-heater.html
novos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #23633
FYYFF
Forever young...
 
FYYFF's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 1,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by novos View Post
I think she's OK with camping because I've got cots inside the tent.

At WMRS it was so f'n cold we were both on one cot trying to stay warm.

I think next time: http://www.campingcomfortably.com/mr...as-heater.html
Rich has something like that I guess. He was talking about a heater for the tent.
__________________
- 2010 KTM 990 Adv. -

My Smugmug
Follow me with SPOT
My YouTube
FYYFF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #23634
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by novos View Post
These are only guaranteed to work below 7K feet. I have two, my buddies have several between them, about 50% work above 7K. Read the fine print. Other than that they are great. We had one in a GP Small in Colorado last year 9K feet. Two feet of snow on the tent, 0 degrees outside, the tent was in the mid 20's
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #23635
NSFW OP
ktm's "the tourist"
 
NSFW's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Oddometer: 16,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by FYYFF View Post
Hold on, what happened here? I think I heard a "nuke". Joel????
I was just getting ready to reply that with my next only riding and camping gear.
You said "less is better" right???

hahaha.

true in many ways. allow the body heat to warm up the sleeping bag. if wearing a sweater or jammy, the heat is contained locally and there will be warm or cold spots. getting nekkid, as long you don't leave a streak mark is the way to go. the negative, getting in the middle of the night to pee becomes a chore and cold air will get in.
NSFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #23636
spafxer
Beastly Adventurer
 
spafxer's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 2,591
Quote:
Originally Posted by h8chains View Post
the upcoming rides:

not so full moon night ride - sept 16-20



So, you've given up on going to the KTM Rally?
spafxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #23637
NSFW OP
ktm's "the tourist"
 
NSFW's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Oddometer: 16,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by spafxer View Post
So, you've given up on going to the KTM Rally?

i have a big trip in october and saving my vacation days.

wanna go, but don't want to ride nor drive. plus, where are we going to sleep?
NSFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 06:14 PM   #23638
TUCKERS
the famous james
 
TUCKERS's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA.
Oddometer: 11,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by novos View Post
I think she's OK with camping because I've got cots inside the tent.

At WMRS it was so f'n cold we were both on one cot trying to stay warm.

I think next time: http://www.campingcomfortably.com/mr...as-heater.html
I've found cots to be colder than sleeping on a Deluxe Thermarest It seems to me the cold passes underneath. Worse still was an air bed in the Astro van, it was colder than sleeping on just the carpet of the van.
__________________
James and Colleen Tucker.
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
DMV work/insurance/registration/titles/address use/room rental/motorbike&vehicle buying/travelers help/problems solved
TUCKERS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #23639
DannyG
I have the waypoint.
 
DannyG's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Oddometer: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by traveltoad View Post
Depends if you ever want to arrive at your destination...
it is not the destination but the road.....
__________________
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)
My toys: 00 GS1150; 84 Ericson 30+
DannyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 07:04 PM   #23640
DannyG
I have the waypoint.
 
DannyG's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Oddometer: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonestar2112 View Post
So you are telling me that if I folow Danny that I may to use the magic button my SPOT?
in the 3 years i have SPOT and set phone, it was used 2 times due to rider mishap...
__________________
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)
My toys: 00 GS1150; 84 Ericson 30+
DannyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014