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Old 12-07-2018, 12:31 PM   #21
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Dang, that sounds expensive


Says the man with the rv and 5 bikes in 6 months lol
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:14 AM   #22
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Hello from Denton

I just picked up one of these. It kept my fat *** off the ground for three days in relative comfort. And MrK can attest to the fact that Iím no little guy.

Luxe Tempo Luxury Self Infalting... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XX2KXQJ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


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Old 12-08-2018, 02:39 PM   #23
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Welcome to TWT. We do some camping around here when it is doable. Maybe we will run across you down the road at a gathering. KP
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:16 PM   #24
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Hello from Denton

I forgot. Welcome to TWT. There are lots of folks with lots of different schedules on here and Iím yet to have a bad ride with any of them. The meet and eats and slackers rides are fun. I keep missing the pie runs but I bet they are great, maybe I can actually make some next year. If you get down to central Texas give me a holler and I will be glad to join you for a while.


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Old 12-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #25
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Says the man with the rv and 5 bikes in 6 months lol
Went and blew some dough at REI today. Ready to give it a whirl.

I think my Border Collies are more ready than I am.

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Old 12-08-2018, 06:49 PM   #26
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Went and blew some dough at REI today. Ready to give it a whirl.



I think my Border Collies are more ready than I am.





You bought the wrong tent............LOL


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Old 12-08-2018, 06:51 PM   #27
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I just picked up one of these. It kept my fat *** off the ground for three days in relative comfort. And MrK can attest to the fact that Iím no little guy.

Luxe Tempo Luxury Self Infalting... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XX2KXQJ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


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Absolutely no little guy

I think this has become the longest welcoming post. Mabie @Jarrett should start a ďthinking about a dual sport bikeĒ thread.


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Old 12-08-2018, 07:07 PM   #28
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Jarrett has the touch. He posts or responds, we follow and respond also... doh! Did it again


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Old 12-08-2018, 07:52 PM   #29
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Went and blew some dough at REI today. Ready to give it a whirl.

I think my Border Collies are more ready than I am.

I need to be in whatever line of work you are!

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Old 12-09-2018, 04:17 AM   #30
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I think this has become the longest welcoming post.
It kinda morphed into a camping gear discussion after your manifesto several posts back

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Mabie @Jarrett should start a ďthinking about a dual sport bikeĒ thread.
Been there, done that
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #31
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I use the Big Anges Q core for sleeping pad. Itís inflatable insulated. And roll s up super small, fits in my panner.


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Welcome Ulfhednar. Like you I'm a newbie in this forum and looking into the mind boggling camping gear universe. And thanks for kicking off a dandy camping gear conversation. Lots of sage advise from the experienced moto-campers.

Dutch: it appears the Big Agnes Q is not self inflating or include a built in pump. How do you typically inflate it? Do you carry along a pump?
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:43 AM   #32
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I have a cheap battery operated Coleman pump at also fits in the panner. The biggest problem I have is getting all the air out of the pad, so I can roll it up to fit in itís small bag that it came with. Having used the Big Anges for three seasons now. I wouldnít change a thing. The bag when compressed and rolled up is not much bigger then a soda can.


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Old 12-09-2018, 01:23 PM   #33
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I have a cheap battery operated Coleman pump at also fits in the panner. The biggest problem I have is getting all the air out of the pad, so I can roll it up to fit in itís small bag that it came with. Having used the Big Anges for three seasons now. I wouldnít change a thing. The bag when compressed and rolled up is not much bigger then a soda can.


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That little Coleman pump - and its Walmart brand companion - are reversible. I spent about 3 MC camping years on an air mattress that was impossible to inflate without a pump. But I quickly learned to reverse the pump (by moving the air nozzle) and it very effectively DEflated the mattress.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:26 PM   #34
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Yeah I figured it out also,still doesnít make it any easer to put it back in the original bag it came with. Luckily when Iím out camping on the bike m in no hurry.


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Old 12-10-2018, 12:12 PM   #35
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Pads have not changed much, some will be insulated.

You can’t “imagine” sleeping in a hammock. You just have to try it. You will either love it or hate it. All hammocks are comfortable for the first two hours.


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I agree with this.

I've been backpacking for years and have quite a bit of high end gear, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads. I got to the point where I could get through the night and get some rest but never actually was comfortable on the ground. After years of doing it, I had decided that lousy sleep was just part of the cost of being able to camp in great places and just accepted it for what it was.

I got a hammock last April. I've only spent 4 nights in a hammock now but it only took me one night in a hammock to know I'm never going back to a tent.

So far, my worst night in a hammock was more comfortable than my best night in a tent. (worst night was the 2nd night or our Arkansas ADV ride this August because it was a bit hot outside so I didn't really get cool enough to sleep well until about 2am.....but it would have been even hotter in a tent)

Now...what I haven't done is hammock camping at the other end of the temperature scale where it's close to or below freezing. I've done it in a tent and know how to stay warm. I've got an underquilt for my hammock, but would probably need additional insulation to camp below about 40 degrees.

ps.... a duffel bag with some clothes or your riding jacket under your knees is a game changer in a hammock. Kevin showed me that one. It keeps your knees from feeling "hyperextended" when you lie on your back all night.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:54 PM   #36
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Glad this thread took off, lots of great camping advice keeps flowing.

Ok - the hammock stuff is really tempting, been doing a bunch of reading/watching on the topic. The tensa stand looks like a great bit of engineering too. About the only bit of good fortune is being recently single, I don't have to justify random appearances of gear in the house.

Will have to decide if I want to start tent camping first which can be done on a bit more of a budget it seems if there aren't two large trees handy.
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