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Old 09-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #9031
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I can't believe I'm going to say this......................................

I'm thinking about buying camping gear. I've never done the riding and camping thing, any tips?
Don't share a tent with Dan if you smell like latex.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #9032
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I can't believe I'm going to say this.....................................I'm thinking about buying camping gear. I've never done the riding and camping thing, any tips?
You are sliding down a slippery slope with no off ramp.
Connie wants to ride and camp?

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #9033
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before my next overnight bike trip (i currently have none scheduled) I will buy one of these.


I have one of these, just spent 3 nights on it while going to the Twin Valley Rally.
Expensive,,, but I got a very good night's sleep on it!!!
No lumps or bumps, no leaks, just good support. Laid my Therm-a-rest on top, used the sleeping bag unzipped as a blanket.
Aerostich has 'em too,,, probably close to same price as Cabelas.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #9034
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Don't share a tent with Dan if you smell like latex.
Thanks for the tips, I believe the one above is the best so far.

I hate sleeping in a tent, but it will allow me to attend more gatherings. I really enjoyed the ones I went to this year, so even though I hate sleeping in a tent, I may have to go that route. Did i mention I hate sleeping in a tent? That I can't stand the smell of one? Yes, they all smell the same, like LuLu on a cheap hotel heater. I can't believe I'm even entertaining this idea.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #9035
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Tracy--
Get one 2x bigger than they say,,, a 4 man if there's 2 of you. I don't know what kind of midgets they use,,,, but you'll need the space to be comfy and to hold gear.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #9036
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Connie wants to ride and camp?

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Way back when we used to sleep in a tent, 20 years ago. I don't think I could convince her to ride hundreds of miles and then sleep in a tent. This is just for me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #9037
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Here is cabelas tent buyers guide.
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/searc...mation&x=0&y=0

But what I was looking for was they have a web page that shows size of tents when they are in the bags. Some tents are long packed, some are short based on how short the poles fold up.
If you call cabelas they can give you the URL. I recall it showed all the tents they sell, not just cabelas models.

only recommendation I can make is get one with the fly over the top. it stops the tent walls from forming dew in the middle of the night.

as for sleeping bags, I think the temp number printed is what you can actually survive in them at.I think I read you add 20 deg to see what you will be comfortable at. (I think that number was even as high as add 25 deg for girls).
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #9038
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I wish you guys would STFU about this gathering.
So that is it.
Contemplating to become a camper.
Messing about with a smelly tent.
Ugh!

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #9039
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So that is it.
Contemplating to become a camper.
Messing about with a smelly tent.
Ugh!

George
That is it. All my fake internet friends are going on a boy scout trip and I'm left behind because of my tent phobia. And I'm toilet shy dammit.

I will however be camping this weekend. Only it will be Majestic.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #9040
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Look here for tents too,,, probably a better selection of backpacking tents which are going to be smaller packing. If need too,,, poles can be put in a PVC holder and strapped on the bike rather than inside the saddlebags.
Clips are probably faster and easier than sleeves for the poles. Aluminum poles are good,,, a little more $$$.

http://www.campmor.com/
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #9041
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Tracy--
Get one 2x bigger than they say,,, a 4 man if there's 2 of you. I don't know what kind of midgets they use,,,, but you'll need the space to be comfy and to hold gear.
They obvious assume people who camp together really like each other.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #9042
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They obvious assume people who camp together really like each other.
Yea,,, but it's hard to ''really like each other" all night long!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #9043
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Dans got a big tent now. Tracy can sleep with him.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #9044
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Dans got a big tent now. Tracy can sleep with him.
I've seen the pics of Eddie covered in frost, I'll arrange for my own sleeping needs thank you.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #9045
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I think I'm gonna like this tent...
Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 2 Camp ($349.95)

http://www.rei.com/product/830973/bi...il-2-camp-tent

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/De...mingtrail2camp




The sleeping area is big enough fo a twin size air matress (wich packs down petty small just a little heavy) and has two entrances. one entrance with a small vestibule and the other with a huge vestibule (big enough to fit two folding chairs (and I can almost stand up in).. plenty of room to get into you sleeping atire before getting into the sleeping area. then you can just leave all your goodies and gear in the lage vestibule till morning so it's not cowding your sleeping.


















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