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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 09:27 AM


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Use the cot and put your air mattress or a pad on it, make it as soft as what you are using on the ground. Much easier to get up off the cot. Pull it outside the tent for star viewing.


I have the high ride air mattress. It doubles as a couch in my tent, as it is as high. But, great idea for others!




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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 10:54 AM



ice chest air conditioners are a big help as long as you have access to ice




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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 11:35 AM


If you can't take the heat... yadda yadda yadda :cool:

Anyway, this post was just sharing how I do very simple camping on my expedition trips. One night stops, nothing glamorous beyond an air mattress and a tent.

I read of so much prep and expense for some to go camping. It just doesn't have to be that complicated or take a lot of supplies (if you can get by without gourmet meals and air conditioning)!

It has yet to be hot on my trips this year! In fact, it has been painfully cold in January and February, trying to sleep!

Bring on the heat!:light::bounce:

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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 12:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bkbend  
Use the cot and put your air mattress or a pad on it, make it as soft as what you are using on the ground. Much easier to get up off the cot. Pull it outside the tent for star viewing.


Im trying this next time. My cot works great but isn't what I would call comfortable.
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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 12:51 PM


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I read of so much prep and expense for some to go camping. It just doesn't have to be that complicated or take a lot of supplies (if you can get by without gourmet meals...



Funny. I think one of the best parts of car camping is making and enjoying gourmet meals! Great camping food doesnt take much effort or supplies
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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 01:38 PM


Hey, let's go, you can cook! How much gourmet can you take on your bicycle?



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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 07:44 PM


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Hey, let's go, you can cook! How much gourmet can you take on your bicycle?


More than you think. I eat real food. Rice, carrots, tuna, pasta, eggs. Those freeze dried things are not very delicious. They are for people who climb big mountains. Just to hard to carry carrots and rice on your back up thousands of feet. Also, do not poor boiling water into a plastic bag, bad for your health.

not what I am here to type about.

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I like my tent low to the ground. The wind on that big thing, ahhch.




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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 07:47 PM


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Funny. I think one of the best parts of bike camping is making and enjoying gourmet meals! Great camping food doesnt take much effort or supplies


Food tastes better when you cook it on the coals.
why¡?
Takes a little while. Good and hungry by the time it is ready.




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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 07:50 PM


Great report , naysayers ....quit being so negative -write your own report with your own ideas of what you like when you go camping .
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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 08:30 PM


Thanks.

This is not about regular camping it's about easy one night stops. I am in no way telling anyone to do this. I just am letting you know it can be that easy.

Boiling water is not put in plastic bags. They are metal bags.

I like to stand up in my tent. Easy to get dressed.

Those backpacking meals are very tasty. Beef stroganoff is our favorite.




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About the blue jugs. The main failure is the large closure with the valve. Failure after several years is a given. The fix it to have a spare which is low cost and available on the web.
Of course an un-restrained jug can be damaged on those bumpy Baja roads
Sure enough over the years I have found both failures

Simple camping.. I pretty much do it like David. My stuff of course fits in the pickup, but also inside the Jeep.
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[*] posted on 5-5-2017 at 01:26 PM


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Great report , naysayers ....quit being so negative -write your own report with your own ideas of what you like when you go camping .


Naysayers?
Is this a public forum with a thread about camping gear?




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[*] posted on 5-5-2017 at 01:39 PM


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About the blue jugs. The main failure is the large closure with the valve. Failure after several years is a given. The fix it to have a spare which is low cost and available on the web.
Of course an un-restrained jug can be damaged on those bumpy Baja roads
Sure enough over the years I have found both failures

Simple camping.. I pretty much do it like David. My stuff of course fits in the pickup, but also inside the Jeep.


The blame is really mine... bungees allow things to bounce, and I don't drive slow enough (lol). The last trip I used cinch straps on the water and gas cans... I still got a couple corner dents, but no crack. The gas can uses thicker plastic so it didn't get dented. I also emptied it on my first overnight stop down there, once the tank was below 1/4 burned (5 gallons = just under 1/4 of the 21-gallon Tacoma tank. I use very little water and mostly have it for emergencies and to give to others in need. So, it stays more full than empty and that keeps it heavy until the end of my trips.

As a Jeep Wrangler or CJ owner, you MUST learn to pack light!!! My wife has a neat off road trailer used to pull behind her 1979 CJ-5 Renegade, with the 304 V-8. The Jeep is gone, but the trailer lives on!




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