Author Topic: Your bike camping kit  (Read 100179 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #75 on: 12 December, 2013, 09:18:06 pm »

Tent: Vaude Hogan (2002 model)
Bag: Snugpak SF1 or SF2 depending on season
Mat: Exped Synmatt UL 7
Stove: MSR Whisperlite International

But progressing towards:
Tent: Vaude Power Lizzard UL
Stove: Evernew TI Solo set

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #76 on: 16 February, 2014, 07:27:10 pm »
I was sorting out my cooking gear and thinking about getting a new panset, to try and fit all my gear into it, but I decided to experiment with the already nicely-nested Trangia bowls I have (and nick DFTW's idea). Seems to work alright, though it's not especially lightweight:



The fuel bottle will be slung under the downtube, and the folding bowl can fit down the side of a pannier easily enough.

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #77 on: 16 February, 2014, 10:16:57 pm »
I have a similar setup (I think.) MSR Whisperlite invernational stove (gas or white gas) trangia steel pans an Auzzie folding bowl, but no cup. Are those telescopic latex cups any good?

I like the steal trangias but the pans only fit in one another the same way round. I have the shallow frying pan but its a pain as a lid as there is no great way to tie it to the pans. The MSR stove doesn't fit in the pans but the folding (w/p fabric) bowl does with scotchbright and small bottle of washing up liquid.

Edit. Oh and I ditched the matches for a spark striker. Much more reliable than matches as I always seem to break the heads off instead of lighting them when they are struck.
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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #78 on: 16 February, 2014, 10:49:36 pm »
It's not an ideal set-up, but with the foil heat shield in the frying pan to act as padding and the Trangia strap around it, it seems to hold together quite well.

I do like the xmug. Mine has a crack in the lip, but so far it hasn't widened, and I'm happy to keep using it. It does have a slight aftertaste which I haven't managed to shift, but it's simply a morning caffeine delivery system, so I'll stick with it for the mo'.

Fire - I'm still on the fags and haven't quit (yet), so I always have alternative means of sparking a flame. I'd usually chuck my Zippo in there, as that creates enough of a spark, even without fuel in the lighter, to ignite the stove.

Dave_C

  • Trying to get rid of my belly... and failing!
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #79 on: 06 March, 2014, 11:20:39 pm »
Updated.

Tent.  Wild Country Zephros 1500gms
Bag. Rab Neutrino 400 520gms
Mat. Hylite Peak Oyl lite petit.  380gms
Stove. MSR Whisperlite. 300gms.
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interzen

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #80 on: 06 April, 2014, 02:33:54 pm »
Tent: Generally, no - Alpkit Rig 3.5 tarp with titanium pegs and 2.5mm Dyneema guy lines and a Hunka XL bivvy bag. I do have a Vango Banshee 200 for when I do need to use a tent, though.
Bag: Snugpak Traveller Lite with silk liner. I also have a Vango 3-season bag of some description but rarely use it
Mat:Thermarest NeoAir Lite, medium
Stove: Depends - varies between an Esbit Ti stove (9g), a Whitebox meths burner (29g) or a Ti Pocket Stove if I'm in biomass burning mode.

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #81 on: 01 May, 2014, 09:50:26 am »
Tent: Eureka Moonshadow Solo XP
Bag: Eurohike down bag
Mat: Gelert self inflating (sort of) matTherm-a-rest Neoair Camper
Stove: Trangia Mini
216km from Marsh Gibbon

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #82 on: 13 June, 2015, 04:01:32 pm »
Tent: Wild Country Zephyros 2 Lite
Bag: Karrimor X-Lite 1-2 season
Mat: Karrimor X-Lite full self inflating (ish)
Stove: Primus ETA Lite

Why can't any company spell 'light' any more?
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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #83 on: 14 June, 2015, 12:37:25 am »
Tent: Coleman Epsilon 2
Bag: Karrimor Global 700 or 900 (unless it's quite cold, in which case I have some heavier ones)
Mat: Thermarest
Stove: Don't really need one of those 'cos, after I've cycled to camp, either the Scouts cook for the leaders on wood, or someone has taken a gas double burner ;D
However, I do seem to end up carrying loads of stuff I wouldn't have if solo, such as walking boots and paperwork, so I typically need front and rear panniers, plus a rack pack and sometimes a bar bag.

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #84 on: 25 July, 2015, 09:41:57 am »
Updated:

Tent: Wild Country Zephyros 2 Lite
Bag: Karrimor X-Lite 1-2 season
Mat: Karrimor X-Lite full self inflating (ish) Exped Synmat Hyperlite M + Schnozzel Pumpbag UL M.
Stove: Primus ETA Lite

Nothing wrong with the Karrimor mat at all.  I just needed to recover a bit of volume for other kit on an upcoming longer trip.
2020 targets: None
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Aunt Maud

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #85 on: 26 July, 2015, 08:43:22 pm »
Tent:         Terra Nova Laser Comp 1        0.97kg
Bag:          Thermarest Auriga duvet        0.67kg
Mat:          Thermarest NeoAir XTherm     0.57kg
Stove:       MSR Pocket Rocket gas stove  0.11kg

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #86 on: 06 June, 2016, 10:34:20 am »
@Aunt Maud.
How good is that Duvet system? I like the idea of some leg room, mummy bags kill me.
Going to pull the trigger on an Xthrem also, large size.
Is your's large or medium? Will duvet work with both you reckon?
Thanks.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #87 on: 08 June, 2016, 09:07:25 am »
How good is that Duvet system? I like the idea of some leg room, mummy bags kill me.
Going to pull the trigger on an Xthrem also, large size.
Is your's large or medium? Will duvet work with both you reckon?
I've been using the duvet for about 4 years.  I like it because I used to have to have a mummy bag spread open and then fight the baffles, hood and zips all night.  Lack of these features also makes the duvet very compact for packing.  The xtherm mat has a tapered end so will easily fit in the foot of the duvet.  I have a large square ended Neoair Trekker mat which just about goes in.  I have also used it with a tapered regular mat, no problems.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #88 on: 08 June, 2016, 11:54:17 am »
Maybe I don't need the XL then.
I'm only 170  / 5'7"  :D

Ps. Just remembered.......it's the extra 5" width I'm interested in.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #89 on: 14 June, 2016, 11:58:37 am »
For two

Tent:         Hilleberg Nallo GT
Bag:          2x Snugpak Travelpack lite - opened up and zipped together as a duvet, with an elasticated bedsheet over the mats
Mat:          2 x Exped Synmat UL7
Stove:       Trangia 27 with gas conversion and hard anodised pans.

Luxuries:   2 x Mayfly Alite chairs
                Tesco 8 cup cafetiere (yes it's glass but I try not to drop the bike on that side)
                Folding picnic rug to use as carpet in the tent porch

Probably not the lightest set up but enough to cope with for the short(ish) tours we do at present.         
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #90 on: 14 June, 2016, 01:58:08 pm »
I like the idea of some leg room, mummy bags kill me.

The Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher bags are another solution to this:  It's an approximately rectangular bag (with shaped foot and hood areas) with elasticated baffles in the leg section, so it shrinks up and defaults to a mummy shape for warmth, except when you lie with your legs apart.  I find it invaluable for being able to stretch my knee during the night, but it's also a massive win for general wriggling, and works somewhat better as a duvet than most mummy bags (the hood still gets in the way thobut).

It's a brilliant idea, so obviously they've discontinued them.   :(

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #91 on: 21 June, 2016, 06:14:08 am »
I was out at the weekend and found my Deuter  bag, end, surprisingly roomy after all.
Might hold out for a while actually.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #92 on: 02 December, 2016, 10:56:16 pm »
Tent - MSR Hubba Hubba or a 3x3m DD tarp.

Sleeping bag - Robens 300 down bag or a Snugpak synthetic filled thing.  Both are too thin really, so I ought to upgrade or try the two together.  Fake silk bag liner.  I also have an ex-Army Arctic bag which I have yet to use, but it weighs the best part of 2kg.

Mat - Thermarest Z-lite.  I need something thicker really as a side sleeper.

Stove - A choice of many:  MSR Whisperlite, MSR Dragonfly, Optimus SVEA 123R, Optimus Polaris, Optimus 8R, Optimus 111, Soto Muka, Alpkit Brukit, Jetboil Flash and a few screw in gas stoves including an Optimus Crux.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #93 on: 23 December, 2016, 04:28:49 pm »
~5 lb/10 L ultra-light kit


Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #94 on: 05 January, 2017, 12:23:41 pm »
~5 lb/10 L ultra-light kit



That's an impressively light and compact kit.

Is that a convertible quilt/poncho?

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #95 on: 08 January, 2017, 01:57:20 am »

That's an impressively light and compact kit.

Is that a convertible quilt/poncho?

Thank you, yes it's a down quilt with velcro head hole for a poncho/serape - just for chilly evenings/mornings at the campsite.  Jacks-R-Better Sierra Stealth 2 season, they have warmer versions.   The tent also doubles as a rain poncho, but for bicycling, that's not such a great thing if you are a fast rider (I'm not).

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #96 on: 09 January, 2017, 01:33:27 pm »
Thanks.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #97 on: 13 April, 2017, 09:15:10 pm »
Simply light designs Trail lair hammock and a Trail Haven tarp. Montbell down hugger #5 sleeping bag (left unzipped and used as a topquilt) and a UGQ underquilt.  I sleep like a baby, and it is all too light to bother taking out the scales.

Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #98 on: 07 November, 2017, 11:44:00 am »
Tent: Eureka Spitfire 1 Or Hunka bivvy (s) and tarp if wet.
Mat: Thermarest Neo Air Trekker (r) or old 3/4 Thermarest self inflator
Bag: 1 or 3 season Vango or Thermarest Corus quilt
Pillow: Spare clothes in a stuff sack.
Stove: Trangia with meths, Primus with white spirit or Krakau with gas

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Your bike camping kit
« Reply #99 on: 11 November, 2017, 03:56:25 pm »
just completed my '1st  cycle camping kit'   purchases. 

TENT:  Coleman Aravis 2  2.4kg  ( on special £60 free p+p) new!

MAT:    Thermarest Prolite regular  480g  ( on special £51.82 free p+p) new!

BAG:    Eurohike 500 down 3/4  1.18kg  (on special £42 free p+p)  new!

could have spent soooo much more, bit its a learning curve for me.