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Old Buck
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06/04/2020 11:39 pm  

I am planning a motorcycle camping trip.  The State parks are open (& FREE!) but their campgrounds are still closed for the season.

There are other places I could go as well.  I am thinking one week intervals, keeping things minimal.  I can pack a weeks worth of food and water easily.  Several cans of corned beef hash, beef stew, and soup go a long way.  Recipies that use just hot water are great such as instant rice or potatoes, tea, coffe, etc.

I picked up a Sawyer .1 micron water filter.  I can use it several ways to get clean water.

I also am using a Jetboil stove.  Damn thing boils 2 cups of water in 2 minutes!

 

My bike is a cruiser, and I have slowly been setting it up for long rides.  I installed a passenger backrest last year, and this morning installed the leather wrapped Viking hard bags.  I can carry 3 gallons of water in each side.  These bags are awesome.  The cloth protecter bags they came in are going to be used for laundry bags.

I do not have a tent yet, but spring is here and rummage sales will yield some great finds.

 

Anyone with a story?  Ideas on essentials?  

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07/04/2020 12:50 am  

Buck, Great time to be traveling as the highways are clear and so are the parks.  Be safe and enjoy

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Don Keyknob
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07/04/2020 4:52 am  

Camping?? 

Bloody Hell Buck....we aren't even allowed out of the house at the moment!!

If we get caught even looking out of our windows we are stripped naked, tied up to the 'serves you right post' in the middle of the street  - and everybody is allowed to take mobile photo's of your genitals for 10 minutes!!!

The idea sounds wonderful though - except I haven't got a bike.

 

 

 

 

 

Or a tent.

 

 

 

 

 

Or any food. 

 

 

 

I've just had to suck off a neighbour for a bottle of mouthwash - and I had to use all of it after I'd finished. Kinda defeats the object doesn't it???????????

 

 

To be honest, I'm just waiting to die now. 😉 

 

 


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07/04/2020 5:21 am  
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Camping?? 

Bloody Hell Buck....we aren't even allowed out of the house at the moment!!

If we get caught even looking out of our windows we are stripped naked, tied up to the 'serves you right post' in the middle of the street  - and everybody is allowed to take mobile photo's of your genitals for 10 minutes!!!

The idea sounds wonderful though - except I haven't got a bike.

 

 

 

 

 

Or a tent.

 

 

 

 

 

Or any food. 

 

 

 

I've just had to suck off a neighbour for a bottle of mouthwash - and I had to use all of it after I'd finished. Kinda defeats the object doesn't it???????????

 

 

To be honest, I'm just waiting to die now. 😉 

 

 

Wait, is what you've described supposed to bad? It actually sounds like the central activity of a really great evening.  Fuck yeah! I would absolutly love to take pictures of someones crotch and to perform sexual favors for some mouthwash, or gum, or whiskey, or nothing at all for that matter.  I would actually be naked myself except for a Skeletor mask and a big red shwastika painted on my chest when all of this goes down.  Damn, all it took was a freaking frenzy brought on by a mildly destructive virus to get the party started.  I'm now going to the store to get some condoms and cheap vodka, possibly some diapers too just to be safe.  This is the beginning of the rest of my life, and I can't wait!

 


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07/04/2020 5:23 am  

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Old Buck
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07/04/2020 8:10 am  

Guys are too late.  Woke up yesterday morning in a storage shed laying in a kiddie pool with a couple goats, cocaine and booze bottles EVERYWHERE!

Holy fuck talk about temperal distortion...

 

The lesson from Don's fable is always look on the bright side of life.

 

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07/04/2020 2:42 pm  

@don-keyknob

Sounds like Canada, were in the same boat.


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07/04/2020 10:05 pm  

Sporteman's Guide has some great tents cheap. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/


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08/04/2020 7:28 am  

Beer, weed, cigarette papers and a lighter.

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Old Buck
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08/04/2020 8:41 am  

Already packed Hog!

Besides a 10x12 tarp, 200 ft roll of para cord, my hatchet, p38 can opener, and knives, not much else is needed.

I stopped again at the camping store, picked up a collapsable water bag and a couple cans of butane for the Jetboil stove.

 

Pete- I checked them out.  I found this which peaked my interest.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-10039-x-10039-teepee-tent?a=2211136

 

Rummaging around I was hoping to find a deal on some high end one/two person arctic tent.  They are better at keeping out rain, and it may be used in winter.

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09/04/2020 8:45 am  
Posted by: @old-buck

 

Pete- I checked them out.  I found this which peaked my interest.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-10039-x-10039-teepee-tent?a=2211136

 

Rummaging around I was hoping to find a deal on some high end one/two person arctic tent.  They are better at keeping out rain, and it may be used in winter.

A tent like that??????
Are you taking your girlfriend with you...?

Nahhhh, a real bloke would make do with hessian sack as a sleeping bag, some newspapers for a ground sheet and an old tarp to keep the rain off. If winter is a problem then two hessian sacks should suffice.

In all seriousness, don't forget the Leatherman multi tool:
https://theindependentman.org/Forum/cooking/got-a-new-multi-tool-today/#post-54901

Maaaate, I'm envious, almost feel like getting another bike myself.... No. 18
Hope your trip is the best thing ever and watch out for women drivers.

 

 

 

 

 

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09/04/2020 1:06 pm  

Peter Fonda.  I always wondered how the hell he changed that tire in the barn.  He must've owned a set of magic tire spoons!

The teepee was a funny, but I could sleep with the bike in it.  Okay Don, cue up the ugly kid jokes!  The tarp and rope provide enough shelter for warmer weather.  By the time you need to tuck a tent under the tarp, riding season is about over.

I could add some tent pole sections and tent stakes to the kit, turn the tarp into a tent.

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13/04/2020 6:46 am  

From my experience, the minimum I would recommend is an LS swapped bike.


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15/04/2020 7:32 am  

I think the above is a good place to start. In regards to motorcycle touring. A cruiser motorcycle has about as much towing capacity as as economy car. 

Heck, if you include some heavy duty hand tools in your cart. Bowsaw, machete, mallet, shovel, and a couple of boxes of deck screws. You could be Johnny Applecabin all over the US. 


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20/04/2020 1:36 pm  

Great idea Narrow Road!

For longer term camping that is ideal.  Also good for stays at a campground.  I am thinking more of riding to a spot and then hiking to the camp site.

If you pack your gear for hiking, it works on the motorcycle.  It may not work the other way around.

I am trying to figure out ways to heat food with minimal cleanup afterwards to preserve water.  I have a couple ideas and am working on them now.  

I am eating out of the can now, without heating.  I need to be able to cook low sodium meals as my blood pressure is already too high.

Has anyone tried canning food, but instead of glass jars, used a plastic bag vacuum sealer?  Maybe I just need to repackage cans into lightweight bags!

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20/04/2020 2:38 pm  

Man, what a great bunch of ideas.  I will admit that I am with Hog; plastic under the sleeping bag, tarp extended over, reliable fire and multitool, and all other space for desireable consumables!  Have fun Buck and be careful.

 

Gotta love all the trailers.  Can't remember how many times I've camped out under a pickup truck's bed cover. Anything to get off the ground and away from the rain.  👍 

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20/04/2020 7:35 pm  

I picked up the last Ziploc vacuum sealer ftom FailMart.  I portioned 1 cup servings of instant rice and instant mashed potatoes into vacuum sealed bags.  Makes cooking easy, just open and go...

i can use these bags to cook at 170° or less.  I could vacuum seal a steak in the bag, then toss in hot water for a couple hours until the meat is up to serving temperature.

 

https://lifehacker.com/sous-vide-101-how-to-cook-the-most-tender-and-flavorfu-5868685

 

 I also bought a 2mil drop cloth and some para cord, using the sealer to make some dry bags!

 

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Great idea Narrow Road!

For longer term camping that is ideal.  Also good for stays at a campground.  I am thinking more of riding to a spot and then hiking to the camp site.

If you pack your gear for hiking, it works on the motorcycle.  It may not work the other way around.

I am trying to figure out ways to heat food with minimal cleanup afterwards to preserve water.  I have a couple ideas and am working on them now.  

I am eating out of the can now, without heating.  I need to be able to cook low sodium meals as my blood pressure is already too high.

Has anyone tried canning food, but instead of glass jars, used a plastic bag vacuum sealer?  Maybe I just need to repackage cans into lightweight bags!

Sorry bud, salt and sugar are nearly everywhere. Those are the two main additives to prolong food viability.

A mid-range work around for your situation. I think is to stock up on cabbage, carrots, and onions. Those are cheap, and have a room temperature shelf life of a month+. For flavoring use salt free garlic powder and lemon pepper. 

Those three ingredients, plus instant rice and potatoes. Should keep you well fed throughout the day. Add some tuna, or canned chicken to round out your protein. And offer flavor variety to recipes. 

When you choose to return to civilization. Then get great American cuisine. BBQ, burgers, and pizza brother. That should satisfy your cravings for the good stuff. 

Last but certainly not least. Moderate, consistent exercise will greatly improved your health. We westerners have become accustomed to life in a series of sedentary boxes. 

Your house is a box, your job is a box, your car is a box, your restaurant is a box, your bed is a box, then poor bastards they put us in a box in the ground.


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26/04/2020 2:06 pm  

Great advice Narrow Road.  My normal diet included instant rice or potatoes, canned tuna and chicken, along with low sodium seasonings (and sea salt).

The garden is being prepared and will provide food in two months.  I will freeze or can any extras and help feed my friends & their families.  It will also give you something to barter with, another form of currency.

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