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Do you motorcycle camp?

My boss told me about this idea: *http://www.kruegerservices.com/fritz/osp/

Check out the PASS Stove. *He and his father-in-law built one and said it works really well.


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Interesting... "Girl Scouts" using a Miller Beer can... very, "progressive".... just kidding..

That is a good idea... now I know what those cans are for.. I bet using a screwdriver to punch the holes before cutting the can would work..

Only need to find some "denatured alcohol".... do they sell it at paint stores?

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This is supposed to be something new??? I was doing stuff like this as a Boy Scout back in . . . . . well never mind.

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Imho...camping Sucks :d
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At the price of drugs vs "motels" these days, the old campground days are looking mighty good. Take a couple of painkillers before you nap off and it will hurt less when you wake up..???? maybe. Last time I 'camped', I just slept on the picnic table at a roadside rest area.. up, off the ground, level, no sticks or varmints (at least none of the 'natural' type varmints).

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My little place in the country - I can get the tent, 2 self inflatin sleeping mats, and 2 sleeping bags all in one pannier (side bag) - enough room left for clothes & toys. . .

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Wooly.. not to be too observant here.. but I can't help but notice your boots are downwind of the bike... with your rear drive troubles, you might want to keep them closer...

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Imho...camping Sucks :d
Camping is cool!

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Sure, I motorcycle camp. When a BMW rally is held at a relatively close campground, my wife drives the RV and I ride the bike. When the campground is half way (or more) across the country, I trailer the bike behind the RV.

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Wooly.. not to be too observant here.. but I can't help but notice your boots are downwind of the bike... with your rear drive troubles, you might want to keep them closer...
Ah but, if you check out the seagul, the boots are actually upwind of the bike - must admit, after a long days ride, it was bliss just walkin around on the cool grass with no boots on - never mind smelling the roses

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Ah but, if you check out the seagul, the boots are actually upwind of the bike - must admit, after a long days ride, it was bliss just walkin around on the cool grass with no boots on - never mind smelling the roses
Ah.. I see.. the gull seemed to be going against the wind and the bike antenna and tent fabric must have been caught in a gusty condition.... hehehe...

Before I forget.... it's good to see your bike all together... I know you agree..

What I'd like to see is your "packing" method and specifics of the tent, etc... I find the "storage" space on the LT very limited... Do you lay it over on one side then the other to fill the pannier? =) Seriously, I can't get that much stuff in there.. Guess my having all the extra fabric fouls up the planning.. hehehe.

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Cowboy Bob is a WIMP!!!!!

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Cowboy Bob is a WIMP!!!!!
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I LOVE to go camping....camp Hilton, camp Sheraton and we really rough it at camp Holiday Inn.
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Leesure Lite pop up trailers are really fun to camp in.

I pull it with my R1200RT, no problems. It's a blast.
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Heck yea !!

Seldom do I over night in a motel ... Pull the trailer & live in the moment
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Camp setup at Willville Motorcycle Camp, Meadows of Dan, VA
www.willvillebikecamp.com Check it out if you get a chance.
All campgear strapped to rear seat in a dryseal bag.
Haven't had to figure out how to pack for two-up.
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What I'd like to see is your "packing" method and specifics of the tent, etc... I find the "storage" space on the LT very limited... Do you lay it over on one side then the other to fill the pannier? =) Seriously, I can't get that much stuff in there.. Guess my having all the extra fabric fouls up the planning.. hehehe.
I just worked out that in the last 20 years I have spent 40 days+ a year on average camping off a motorbike.
Packing for a long trip is 2nd nature now, but each trip requires one very special custom procedure;
It isn't what I take but how I pack it - more specifically - each trip needs it's own packing order: if it's raining during making or breaking camp, the tent needs to be packed last - not good if it's heavy. Only last year I discovered the joys of packing the differently weighted parts of the tent in different places!
You also have to take into account what you wear when breaking camp - do you want to be wearing your riding clothes while packing up? I don't, I always wear leather.
Worst? The Mrs always says she has given me everything out of the tent - she never does and I have to find extra room for shoes, a bag or a towel.
The K12lt is far more challenging than my ST1100 in this respect due to the hard cases, but since I put a rack on the back box I have found it far easier.

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