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Old 07-06-12, 03:18 PM
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Recent Hill Country tour, REI QuarterDome UL2

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is this Veteran's Park in Monterey?
Sure is lol That trip sank in the fact that I needed a stiffer frame for my touring bike. Just put down a K on my 2012 Disc Trucker I can't wait to pay it off and get out on the road
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Old 07-10-12, 04:13 AM
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Here's one taken a couple of years ago in Miranda do Douro, Portugal, on a rainy day. I was using my Hennessy hammock, which kept me and my gear nice and dry, even though I didn't have the tarp pitched quite as taughtly as it should have been.

I haven't been using the hammock much of late, as I often tour in arid regions and fear that I won't be able to find two trees close enough together to string it up. Looking at this photo makes me think I'd like to start using it again. I could always bring a bivvy bag along so I could handle nearly any situation.

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Old 09-26-12, 10:24 PM
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Tarptent Scarp 1 in the Northern Territory, Australia.

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Old 09-26-12, 10:45 PM
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Sept 2012

Tent: Sierra Designs Lightning H2 minus rain fly.

Bike: Fuji Silhouette 3.0 with pet food bucket panniers (ver. 1.0)

Campsite: Hike and Bike in day-use area of Green Valley Falls, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, California.

Note that this has been a campsite for many years, as the boulder is covered with Native American mortar holes.
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Old 09-27-12, 11:19 AM
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My tent is a Big Agnes Seedhouse 1... I've noticed a lot of people here have the same tent.

It's a 2009 Trek 520.


This is at Lago Falkner in the Lake District of Argentina.


This was taken in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Camping in the dessert is awesome as long as you have lots of water.


This is at 4200m at Paso Agua Negra between Chile and Argentina. Not so awesome to camp here. It was really windy and at this altitude life starts to not be as enjoyable.
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Old 09-27-12, 11:40 AM
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packing up by mbeganyi, on Flickr


my tarp tent contrail by mbeganyi, on Flickr


almost time to turn in... by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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Old 09-27-12, 08:49 PM
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mine is just over there.

(this was in New Brunswick, on the Baie des Chaleurs side of the Gaspe penninsula, on a supported trip I did with my wife this summer. Most people camp, so there's a crapload of tents in every joint that we stopped and setup, usually colleges or community centres/hockey rink areas with large fields)

hadnt gotten this picture off my phone until just now, and figured I just had to put it up here.

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Old 09-27-12, 09:33 PM
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Camping off a logging road North of Mammoth Lakes, California September 2012. The net tent is of my own design without need for the tarp over it.

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mine is just over there.
A new take on stealth camping

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Old 09-29-12, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
A new take on stealth camping

Andrew
definitely a "can't see the forest for the trees" sort of situation. We've done this trip a few times now, and there are always a few people who stick a little LED red light on their tent to find it easier when coming back late after doing the social thing.

it was actually fun just walking to the showers or the outhouses and checking out different tents, asking people how they liked their "x" tent. Kinda like a big giant store floor display every night. I need to get a new 2 person tent so it was nice to check out various brands and models and get opinions on diff aspects of them directly from the owners.
The range of bikes too was fun to gawk at and talk about too, everything from 25 yr old dt shifter touring bikes to box of kleenex heavy carbon fibre jobs.
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A SilTarp and Bibler Bivy combination that I've used. Bike is behind the tree.
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Old 10-01-12, 01:09 AM
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I loved my Gelert Mongoose, it was perfect for one person on the road, although next time I might try something more compact. Then it got stolen in Sudbury ON. Ahhh well.
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Old 10-01-12, 09:45 AM
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My tent in use, with bike as prefered. Tent is Sierra Design Clip Flashlight and campsite is at Porteau Cove, a few kilometres north of Vancouver.

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Erick, your bike has become a shadow of its former self.

nice shot.

so, how do you find that Sierra Designs model. How is the vestibule in terms of if you open the door during rain, does rain come onto or into the meshed area, or is the door far enough forward for it to be ok to get in and out and not too much rain come in?
As I said, Im looking into getting a new tent, so asking. I find some of the MSR models interesting, the ones with two doors. I realize we should always follow the rule of a "2 person" tent is really good for 1 person etc etc.
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Yes, rain can get in when the door is open. Can't say it's a big problem. I bring more water inside from my wet clothes. If it's windy, I try to set-up with the low end into the wind. I must like the tent since I gave away my old Clip Flashlight and replaced it with a new one. I describe it as "one of the best tent ever made". It's been around for 30 years, maybe more. The newer model is lighter, is all mesh and has a little more "headroom" at the feet, so I often sleep with with head at the low end. I've looked at MSR and Big Agnes and didn't find the weight to room ratio any better, while costing nearly twice as much (I think MSR stuff is overpriced and overrated ****, to be polite). The Clip Flashlight usually sells for 200$ but you can find it for 160-170$ with a little shopping. Tunnel tents are cheap, light and roomy but I think people are put off by the "non-freestanding" tag.
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Old 10-01-12, 09:32 PM
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nice shot..
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Camping in Yellowstone during my 2012 TransAm. Probably not the best place to set up my tent.... I think I was a bit tired and really wasn't thinking, even though I put my food stuffs in the bear box.

Kelty Grand Mesa II. It served me well for my whole trip.
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Gus, that makes me think of how at the grocery store they purposely place chocolate bars and The National Enquirer right near the cash for impulse purchases for customers waiting in line. ;-)
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fulton, miss. underground railroad ACA route. 2010.

tent: sierra designs lightning
bag: big agnes encampment
pad: thermarest
bike: trek 520
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Gus, that makes me think of how at the grocery store they purposely place chocolate bars and The National Enquirer right near the cash for impulse purchases for customers waiting in line. ;-)
Yeah, that is my thought too, thinking like a bear might!

A better view of my Kelty Grand Mesa II, and the advantage of a free standing tent are most appreciated!
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Another Seedhouse 1. Great little tent.
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A better view of my Kelty Grand Mesa II, and the advantage of a free standing tent are most appreciated!
FWIW, a non-freestanding tent of the sort that can be staked out by tying out the end points (like the Eureka Spitfire, Kelty Crestone, or similar) could be used quite easily as well in those situations you pictured.
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