What do you take camping

Tents, Sleeping Bags, Oxygen Chambers...that kinda stuff
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What do you take camping

Post by Mike101 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:51 pm

Evening all,

I'm enjoying my new toy and going camping soon. I used to go camping on my bike years ago which was fine but now I'm older...fatter and with a bad back I want a bit more refinement.

So I have the bike....I have the big touratech tins....I have a good tent....got an air bed and a good sleeping bag.

The question is this...what do you take...what are the best things that fit well on a bike.
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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Brenhden » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:17 pm

Hi Mike,

http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum ... e-kit.html

read this for the months of agonising trails and deliberation I had before a big trip. Apart from what is mentioned I took a tub with salt, pepper, a herb mix of powered garlic, oregano and parsely. A jam jar of fairy WUL. Some olive oil. A few packs of instant noodles and some pasta.

I took trainers and sandals but with hindsight just a pair of converse would have been better. I took fancy camping trousers with zip off legs but a pair of jeans and a pair of sorts would have been better.

Hope this all helps. Really I packed light for camping but I could weighed the bike down with more comfort stuff...

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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Lord Vader » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:28 pm

As much as i can fit on :blink:

Our bike ready to roll for 2 weeks 2up camping

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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Steve T » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:43 pm

Too much ;)
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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Lord Vader » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:45 pm

Steve T wrote:Too much ;)
Only the basics B)
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Re: What do you take camping

Post by siddhartha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Depends on where you plan on adventuring to - and what kind of gear you interested in - and whether doing your own cooking.

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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Mark1961 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:59 pm

Ask a 1000 different ABR members and they'll give you a 1000 different answers. My suggestion is make a list of requirements i.e. shelter, sleeping, cooking/food, wet weather, dry weather etc.

Then look at trip duration, 3 day, 7 day or weeks away. If you will be away most weekends then spend on quality. If you are only away twice a year then save your money and buy cheap. If your rich, waste all you want, it's your money.

We all like different things personally I use a petrol stove. Others like gas canister type. A few will cook on wood burners etc.

Sleeping bags always go for down, again my preference. Tent, 2 to 3 man as the extra space is nice to have.

Try YouTube there are loads of vids of campers telling you why this kit is better than that kit.

Finally remember any fool can be uncomfortable. Enjoy camping.
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Re: What do you take camping

Post by hornet » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:23 pm

I work on this rule of thumb

Even when you pack extra lite you could have left half of it at home.

Only by going and doing it do you really find whats important to you.
Some sit on a pannier other want a comfy chair, I like my little cooking table but others just use the ground.

Can anyone else hear lord Vader's suspension groaning :)

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Re: What do you take camping

Post by Gripper1974 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:38 pm

hornet wrote:I work on this rule of thumb

Even when you pack extra lite you could have left half of it at home.

Only by going and doing it do you really find whats important to you.
Some sit on a pannier other want a comfy chair, I like my little cooking table but others just use the ground.

Can anyone else hear lord Vader's suspension groaning :)

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Totally agree with this, just go out and do a couple of days and try stuff out. Find out what works for you. I take a bottle of Tabasco sauce with me, no matter how sh#te the food is that I or someone else prepares is :sick: at least I can eat it with a splash or two of this :pinch:

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Re: What do you take camping

Post by David Nimrod » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:50 pm

Gripper1974 wrote:I take a bottle of Tabasco sauce with me
For me it's a bottle of Encona West Indian hot pepper sauce B)

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