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Old 02-11-2018, 10:26 PM   #1421
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Re: MC Camping on the Cheap

Thanks. I don't plan on carrying it on my back. At least not very far.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:32 PM   #1422
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Yeah, I figured. I'll save you the trouble of digging back through 73 pages of posts. My main tent packs at 22" long and about 6" thick. My main concern is length, because a tent tied across the back of a seat catches air & creates drag. The tent weighs just under 6 lb. A bit heavy, but it's also quite warm on Colorado evenings at 8,000 feet, so the extra pound or two is well worth it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:39 PM   #1423
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Thanks . How does it do in warm weather ?
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:05 PM   #1424
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I actually have two tents. I have a 6 y/o Eureka that's a nice tent, but strictly 2-season. It's all mesh, with a rain fly. No way to keep cold air from creeping under the fly and freezing me out. So I bought a 2nd tent, brand name Moose Country, and spent a little more. It's a true 3-season and has solid sides with zippable windows. Also has a very sturdy, heavy rain fly. I've used it in moderate weather, say nights in the upper 50s, and it was fine for that. For a 70ish night in Texas, it would probably be too hot unless I pulled the fly way back for more air flow.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:29 PM   #1425
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I need to get a tent by the end of March. Do I really need to be worried about how much it weighs ?

Sl350 , do you have a link for the academy tent you have? I searched your posts and couldn't find which one it is.
This is the current version of mine:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...dCatid=3496509

I bought some velcro tape to close the hole designed for a power cord. Also, late this summer I used seam sealer on all tent seams and seams on the rain fly. Still happy with it but too heavy to backpack.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:05 PM   #1426
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This is the current version of mine:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...dCatid=3496509

I bought some velcro tape to close the hole designed for a power cord. Also, late this summer I used seam sealer on all tent seams and seams on the rain fly. Still happy with it but too heavy to backpack.
Got the same tent. Self inflating pad and compact cot all fits in this Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:15 PM   #1427
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Re: MC Camping on the Cheap

More gear

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/ven...dCatid=3562895

Academy used to sell version of this https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/rogu...ofile-camp-cot but don't seem to offer it any more. Super compact and gets bones about 3 inches off ground.

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:50 PM   #1428
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Re: MC Camping on the Cheap cheap Wal-Mart stuff

Propane stove
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-P...&wl13=&veh=sem
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-O...s-Kit/21783658
Mess kit

Some ramen noodles and coffee bombs (scoop of coffee wrapped in a coffee filter tied with small plastic tie wrap...like a coffee tea bag.)

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:03 PM   #1429
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https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...dCatid=3761067

Wide (roomy) 30 degree bag good for texas camping with extra one of those synthetic blankets for cold insurance from walmart.
And find a place to stuff your pillow
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The skillet on the mess kit tends to tip over on mine. Do you attach a weight or just hold the handle all the time?
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:10 PM   #1431
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The skillet on the mess kit tends to tip over on mine. Do you attach a weight or just hold the handle all the time?
Yes, cheap classic design and easy does it (burn yourself) . I just use it to boil water. Much better stuff on the market but im cheapo and only camp a couple per year. Want to start more however. You know how you always have to inprove the gear the more you experience stuff.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:03 AM   #1432
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Academy used to sell version of this https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/rogu...ofile-camp-cot but don't seem to offer it any more. Super compact and gets bones about 3 inches off ground.

Take 25mg of Benadryl and all's well
Man, that doesn't look like it packs very small, any pictures of it on a bike?
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:11 AM   #1433
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Built for comfort, not for speed. Found one. Kinda hard to see
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #1434
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This is at the Kerrville park when I just bought the bike
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