I need some advice on which camping equipment to consider .... I won't be doing any long distance bicycling, due to serious health issues, but am working up to bicycling to the nearest camp grounds ... which will be around 15-16 miles each way.
I want to invest in a good quality tent that will give me sufficient protection from the rain, with room for three people (myself and my two boys). I'm hoping that I can find a lightweight tent for around $200.00, or less. Also would like to have a good tent repair kit ....
Also, I need a good lightweight sleeping bag. Our weather here isn't too bad. Even the coldest nights around our area will only be in the mid-20s, but mostly the coldest will be in the high 20s, to low-mid 30s.
And I need a good ground pad. I have a bad back, and I've suffered many sleepless nights, sleeping on the ground. If I was driving, I would take along our heavy-duty army cots, which are very comfortable, but I won't be packing anything that bulky on my bicycle!!!
I'm still undecided on which stove to get ... Lots of people are giving the inexpensive alcohol burners good reports, but I'd like to have some control over the flame. I'm still considering the Primus EtaPower EF Lightweight Trail Stove
Also, I'd like to have a good quality water container (bag?). I've always just carried several water bottles, which might still work out ok.