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Well for tents I like Northface. I got one of the two man tents and my wife and I were able to fit with all the important gear inside as well. It was a little tight but not too bad.

I have some of the Army issue sleeeping bags that compress down and are good to 20F.


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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming,"'WOO HOO! What a ride!"
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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming,"'WOO HOO! What a ride!"
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I love to camp at racetracks, but for trips where you want to maximize riding time, it's hard to beat a cheap hotel. I use a Mag's Bags Journey bag when camping, plus the system cases.
Sierra Designs synthetic sleeping bag. I'd go for a down bag next time.
Thermarest Prolight 4 pad. Packs nice & small
Mess kit
A bunch of instant oatmeal and raisins
2-Kermit chairs. ONe for me, and one for my buddy with the '79 CBX who hauls the tent. He brings a small camp stove to warm water for oatmeal and coffee.

Bring a tire plug kit with extra CO2 inflators! It saved my butt on this past trip.

My friend with the Yamaha V-Star hauls a ton of stuff, but also cooks up some mean camp meals.

However, on this trip, after hauling all that stuff, we changed plans and hit cheap motels most of the time.


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I'm with the hotel room guys...for riding. I do a lot of climbing and camping though and this is the lightest shelter I've seen. I have the regular megamid, but this one weighs less than 2 lbs!

http://www.bdel.com/gear/backcountry/mega_light.php
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Moss Stardome III tent
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US Army mountain mummy bag (cold weather)
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Much lightweight nesting mess gear
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No compression sack? They double saddlebags!

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I know this is an old thread, but if you want to go really lightweight camping:

This:


Fits into this:

Single standard saddlebag, <10lbs

SD Clip Flashlight 2man gore-tex single wall + footprint, 4lbs
NF 30 degree down bag, 2.5lbs
Thermarest + thermarest sling chair, 2lbs
Jetboil, 1lbs (only good for freeze dried and hot drinks)

In summer, I can get the camping gear into a single city lid case (4 lbs) by swapping tent and bag to a Hennessey Hammock (mentioned above) and a 1lb, 45 degree down bag (don't need thermarest or chair with a hammock).
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Looking for a new 20 degree bag that will pack smaller... What is the difference between down bags?? I am seeing terms like 550 power fill 600 down fill



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+1 on -Thermarest mattress
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-North Face and Sierra Designs tents

Nothing beats a nice campsite high in the mountains or near the lake or ocean.

I carry a hammock I bought in Mexico 20 yrs ago. A must .

I fit a small ice chest that is perfect for 6 pack can size in a side bag
Any where I buy drinks they allow me to fill it with ice from the drink fountain area

If your in remote areas . have at least a few freeze dried meals on hand

I usually do 3 wks down West Coast to SF, over to Sierras thru Nevada to S. Utah to Colo. up thru Wy. and Mont. and Idaho then home. Or clockwise. Usually before or after summer travel season.

The weather is usually with me favourably.

If lousy weather or tired from long day grab a motel.

A great alternative to a motel are cabins or tent cabins (yurts)
Most state and national parks have them
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Looking for a new 20 degree bag that will pack smaller... What is the difference between down bags?? I am seeing terms like 550 power fill 600 down fill

Not being xenophobic or anything, but you'll find the down fill claims to be greatly exaggerated on most of the Chinese down products. My old (purchased when I was 12, so it's north of 30 years old!) REI 10" loft long bag still packs down to an 8" sack and amazes friends with the latest North Face gear. Could lose a few ounces, but have never frozen down to -20 - used to winter camp a lot. Must be that good old eastern European commie down that "only" had an (honest) 550 fill but kept it all these years.

I'm looking at country of origin on everything I'm buying these days.

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Oh yeah. compression sacks and stuff sacks.

REI is a good source for gear
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we finally changed out our ubiquitous ThermaRests for some Coleman air mattresses. Ahhhhh! Pack smaller, cost less, sleep better, pump works off accessory outlet on bike- all is good. The entire house fits in the MagBag, (CamelBak and cooler bungee netted onto the back seat)
and with two bikes for carrying crap-well, we can carry a buncha crap if we wanna.
NIce house, pretty comfy for 2, and easy to set up- Rottenbiker owns the mortgage on this one. Think it's paid off.
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I have the Journey bag and for solo camping it works great. Can you actually ride 2up with the MagBag on an S?
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The MagBag is designed to keep the passenger space empty. Does fine when asked to do so (which is admittedly rare).

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