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#1 catsbum

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:30 am

Morning Campers

The last time I went camping was with my Dad in a 1962 VW Camper. We went to 'Sidges' Every year via Andorra. 1976. ohmy.gif

So, you'll understand why I'm a tad nervous about this run.

Here's my list of why I have:

Tent
Sleeping Bag
1 Ltr Kettle
3 piece cooking pots
Single cooker with 2 gaz


Still to get:

Roll Mat
Compression sack for bag
Tins of food
Mug
Knife n fork



What else?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:25 am

I believe they now have food in France, Cats. Prolly no need to take it with you. And the water is largely drinkable. wink.gif




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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:43 am

Torch.

Water bottle, just a cheap plastic bottle of water will do but you don't want to have to wander off to the stand pipe every time you want to top up the kettle. I use one of those metal Sigg ones 'cos I know it won't break in my luggage and work paid for it anway.

I always keep sun cream and insect repellant with my camping kit.

Matches or lighter.

Tin opener (as you plan to take tins), or better yet Swiss army knife so you have knife, tin opener, bottle opener and corkscrew (well it is France) all in one.
I don't tend to carry much food with me, other than some form of coffee, and maybe one meal in case I can't get to a shop. If we're based in one place for a while it's easier to get food there.

Some form of plate can be usefull, but may be included in you pan set (mine has an ally frying pan I use as a plate and I lug a seperate frying pan.

If your pans are non stick you'll want something plastic to stir them with.

A cloth and a small bottle of washing up liquid can be very usefull, but doesn't need everyone to carry one.

A good camper always knows where his towel is! Microfibre towels are great as they pack really small,
but if you're taking a normal towel they're also quite usefull for stopping things rattling about in your panniers.

Camping in the UK I usually take plenty of gore-tex, hopefully I won't need this for the RTT

Worth getting one of those insulated thermal mugs as I find I tend to have a drink on the go while wandering around doing other things on campsites so it's nice if my coffee keeps warm for a bit.

Basic foam rollmats are quite thin. Z-Mats pack up about as small but the eggbox design means there a lot more comfortable, self inflating ones are even more comfortable but bulkier and heavier, for ultimate comfort I used to travel with a double airbed and electirc pump but I've switched to a self inflator to reduce the luggage.


I decided to invest in some new kit this year too. Khyam biker tent and my new petrol powered stove turned up the other day, just waiting on the groundsheet and fuel bottle. Was suprised to the tents seams aren't all sealed in the factory, you're supposed to put it up, apply some sealant to the seams, and then not pack it away for 48 hours.

Oh and I've started on the French CDs to see if I can improve slightly on my hazy recollections of 20 year old GCSE French

Edited by ChrisG, 23 May 2009 - 08:45 am.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:22 am

QUOTE(ChrisG @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Torch.


Camping in the UK I usually take plenty of gore-tex, hopefully I won't need this for the RTT


Dangerous assumption there, Chris ! - We do the trip every year to SOF & it inevetibly pisses it down at least one way dry.gif

Edited by sidestand, 23 May 2009 - 09:23 am.

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96 MkII in yellow & silver with bluespots, braided lines, Remus 2 into 1, Hagon rear shock & fork springs, bashplate, heated grips,Motech pannier racks, Road Attacks, Jockoiler, Baglux tank cover & bag. Gone to a far better place - hasn't it Remo?
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'76 Suzuki GT500 Stroker in need of a rebuild
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:22 am

Dont forgat to pack one of These and a handy lecky pump.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:42 pm

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The last time I went camping was with my Dad in a 1962 VW Camper



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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:19 pm

Toilet paper. The one camping essential.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:10 pm

Dont forgat to pack one of These and a handy lecky pump.


Then you'll definitely want a tube of this; http://www.plastidip...e_solutions/VLP

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:43 pm

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Morning Campers

The last time I went camping was with my Dad in a 1962 VW Camper. We went to 'Sidges' Every year via Andorra. 1976. ohmy.gif

So, you'll understand why I'm a tad nervous about this run.

Here's my list of why I have:

Tent
Sleeping Bag
1 Ltr Kettle
3 piece cooking pots
Single cooker with 2 gaz
Still to get:

Roll Mat
Compression sack for bag
Tins of food
Mug
Knife n fork
What else?


Cooking pots etc want to be stainless, Teflon is ok, but will wear off, aluminum ends up in your stomach. IMO take stainless pots pans plates and KFS and a brillo pad.
Kettle is important if your brewing a lot ally will leach into the water (you can taste the difference).
Stainless will last a life time of SERIOUS abuse.

I'd use a petrol cooker as you're unlikely to run out of fuel rotflmmfao.gif , and most of them will work on Diesel, meths , practically and liquid fuel, and you're not carrying a pressurized gaz cannister around excl.gif .

Kip (roll) mat >probably want a self inflatable one as it's easier to deploy and packing away isn't likely to be rushed. You can wrap your sleeping bag up in it (practice this), and do away with a stuff sack, then strap it across the back of the bike.
Take many bungees, you can twist two together and string them up between two points and you have a clothes line rolleyes.gif
Wash kit >wrap in your towel or put in a plastic box
Towel > get a micro porous type that wicks the water away or cut a hand towel in half.
Flannel Ditto
Toothbrush > chop it in half
Toothpaste > half a tube
Sewing kit
Basic first aid kit plus Burn-ese, and insect repellent

tent repair kit
Socks >put them in a ziplock placcy bag with some talc in, swop them regular.
Food> take only stuff you REALLY want and know you can't get over there plus coffee /Tea sugar and milk powder.
Water> get a hydration pack, these can be used as a water carrier, and with a filter you can get clean potable water from almost any source, plus you can have a swig whilst your riding if you want.


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:51 pm

What about a barbeque, its a must have!!!





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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:37 am

QUOTE(Paddy900 @ Sun 24th May 2009, 12:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about a barbeque, its a must have!!!



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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:18 am

BMW really DO think of everything, don't they ? laugh.gif

I give that a maximum of 3 trips out before it tears the pannier to shreds & drops off !

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96 MkII in yellow & silver with bluespots, braided lines, Remus 2 into 1, Hagon rear shock & fork springs, bashplate, heated grips,Motech pannier racks, Road Attacks, Jockoiler, Baglux tank cover & bag. Gone to a far better place - hasn't it Remo?
Another 96 Mk2 in yellow & silver - absolutely standard & pristine ( apart from a butchered rear mudguard - but I'm looking for a new one
'76 Suzuki GT500 Stroker in need of a rebuild
'80 Yamaha XT250 mudplugger
another '81 XT250
'91 BMW R80GS - this one really will do a RTW trip
'05 BMW K1200S - inline four with a shaft
'10 BMW R1200GSA Anniversary Edition
'02 Fazer 1000 - 4 carbs are better than 2 ! - water pump rebuilt by Mr Ramrod Engineering
'00 Triumph Adventurer - Cruiser with a difference - British & a triple
Gary's Bathtub - '99 BMW K1200RS in luvverly pillarbox red . Now been Waspycycled to Nuneaton
And the Latest Addition - a nice BMW G650 XCountry greenlaner - on long term loan to Boy Wonder

1996 Kawasaki KH125 Stroker

2000 TDM Mk2A - nicely Studleyfied - Modified by Masterbrewer, but we've fixed that now !

BMW K1300R

2004 TDM 900 in Silver/Blue - heated grips, MRA vary screen, Wilbers rear shock & engine bars to fit 

BMW S1000XR in white 


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:17 am

I'm sure somebody will have mentioned this but I'll say it again - Head torch, they're bloody brilliant!

My local Aldi has some camping stuff in at the moment - head torches, folding cutllery, that sort of thing. Might be worth a look.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:34 am

Also what about a light weight camping chair,

Something i seen on e-bay FOLDING ALUMINIUM CAMPING GAS STOVE / COOKER WINDSHIELD,

Handy for keeping the wind from blowing your stove out.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:36 am

Ive been trawling through thr tinter net and not found a decent stainless pan set as yet. Could do with one that all goes into the biggest pot and still fits into a pannier. Defo going to have to do a dry packing run before the trip just to work out what goes where. Tis easy enough to pack away but I need a system that allows me access with out tipping the lot out.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:23 pm

Awful lot of survivalists going on this one - I seem to remember lots of eating in inexpensive bars and cake shops being the norm on other RTTs.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:56 pm

QUOTE(Dannyboy @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dont forgat to pack one of These and a handy lecky pump.

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QUOTE(stu @ Sun 24th May 2009, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awful lot of survivalists going on this one - I seem to remember lots of eating in inexpensive bars and cake shops being the norm on other RTTs.

yeh i noticed that too, its gotta be the credit crunch....
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:10 pm

QUOTE(stu @ Sat 23rd May 2009, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toilet paper. The one camping essential.


Wet wipes - can wipe bum or have stand up shower with no water.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:52 pm

And of course in Marks case don't forget your garage laugh.gif

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:57 pm

Just noticed this p.m. Argos's monthly sale has a load of camping gear in it.


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