I'm trying to keep my gear low-tech, low-buck & multi-purpose.
Just added a second-hand G.I. poncho liner for use as an extra tent floor cover/sleeping bag layer/what-not.
(something I've been meaning to do forever)
Unfortunately, with the sleeping bag, sleeping mat, backpack & tent --- I may have to end up getting a bigger motorcycle just to lug all this SHIT around on.
The camping gods SURELY hate ironhead pilots...
Here's some photos of the trip a buddy and I took to bonneville for speedweek last august. Rained HARD Friday and turned everything into a soupy, muddy mess, but it was still worth it. I'll be back next year for sure.
For anybody looking for a new tent or something for camping Poler is having a sale. It's 20% off everything. www.polerstuff.com I think Billdozer has a Poler tent. I've seen some of their stuff and it's super nice. Now I have to decide what tent to buy.
I like to travel light, but I also respect the motto of: It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
I like the built in garage tent, if you're meandering around the site away from camp, you can lock up your bike in it, with a little lock running through the zipper holes. Then you don't have to worry about some Curious George retard fucking with your shit...one of those out of sight out of mind things.
I get out on a lot trips where were camping at one spot for the weekend. For me I have to make room for a fold out chair. Nothing like sitting around a campfire... on the ground. Doesnt take up too much space really. Sleeping bag, tent, chair, and a bag for tools/clothes/food or whatever. I pretty much take the same stuff if im going for two days or if im going for a week.
Another thing thsts often overlooked on long trips is a pillow. I spent a year and a half camping and my pillow and camp hammock were my two favorite things. A rolled up jacket just sucks after a few days. Real pillows are kinda bulky, but worth it.
Another good thing to have is some of that box wine stuff. Gets you drunk, then the bladder can be used as a canteen or inflated for use as a small pillow. Put a shirt around it and you're ready.