Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
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Emergency Camping Gear for Day Trips?
What are the thoughts on emergency camping gear for day trips?
Last Sunday I got a bit of a late start for my ride, and it started getting dark at about mile 80 of 140 miles. I had good lights, but it did give me plenty of time to think. At sunset, I was really in the middle of nowhere, and hadn't seen a car pass for quite some time, although I did start seeing a few campfires a little later. And it started getting a bit chilly, especially at the higher elevations.
A major break-down could have been bad.
Anyway, I was thinking of an old down jacket. Something to keep the upper body warm at night. Maybe an inflatable pad to sit on. Rain or lack of rain is generally predictable around here in the summer so that isn't a big concern... now.
I've got pants, not shorts so the legs are moderately protected.