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Trip posponed

Postby tom84std » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:45 pm



Only put off a couple of days due to logistical complications. Gave a chance to buy a package of bungees and pack a little tighter. My sleeping bag is so fluffy! Remember that nice little bedroll Mike Parks had tied over his headlamp on that Sportster in the TV show "And Then Came Bronson"?




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Re: Trip posponed

Postby Sidcar » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:34 pm

Have you thought of stuffing sleeping bag, etc, inside a polythene sack and then lashing it to the bike. Might keep that "fluffy" bag under control.

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Re: Trip posponed

Postby Possum51 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:34 pm

Sidcar wrote:Have you thought of stuffing sleeping bag, etc, inside a polythene sack and then lashing it to the bike. Might keep that "fluffy" bag under control.

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exactly and dry too
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Re: Trip posponed

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:07 pm

You can get vacuum bags at pretty much any big store - Wal-Mart, etc. They have a one-way valve in them. You put the sleeping bag in it, close the bag up, then squish/roll the bag as much as possible. As the air gets squished out, it doesn't get let back in, so the sleeping bag ends up taking up a tiny fraction of the space it otherwise would. I've used them many times.

Here's what I'm talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Space-Compressibl ... ref=sr_1_7

They don't last all that long - a few trips is all you'll likely get out of one, then they develop a hole and they're useless. But they work great while they work.

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Re: Trip posponed

Postby Possum51 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:33 pm

WingAdmin wrote:You can get vacuum bags at pretty much any big store - Wal-Mart, etc. They have a one-way valve in them. You put the sleeping bag in it, close the bag up, then squish/roll the bag as much as possible. As the air gets squished out, it doesn't get let back in, so the sleeping bag ends up taking up a tiny fraction of the space it otherwise would. I've used them many times.

Here's what I'm talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Space-Compressibl ... ref=sr_1_7

They don't last all that long - a few trips is all you'll likely get out of one, then they develop a hole and they're useless. But they work great while they work.

Thats a great idea !!!
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Re: Trip posponed

Postby redial » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:23 am

What about a large flagpole and flag so that you can set it up as a mast, and use it as a sail to assist in the tail/side wind times? With all that stuff flapping around on the back, and exposed to the weather, I bet your fuel consumption with rise.
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Re: Trip posponed

Postby themainviking » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:22 am

I'd reverse the sleeping bag and pack so I could use the sleeping bag as a back rest, also. However, first I would put it in a waterproof stuff compression sack as WingAdmin suggested. He may be young, but he gots some good idees. :lol:
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Re: Trip posponed

Postby tom84std » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:35 pm

What a wonderful idea! I found a set of three bags with plenty of room for the sleeping bag AND the tent in only one bag with two bags left over for $9 at Wallmart. Good thinking WingAdmin!

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Re: Trip posponed

Postby wally » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:39 am

They sell the vacuum bags at Harbor Freight too, don't know if the quality is different or not.

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Re: Trip posponed

Postby riffraff » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:48 am

I just use a stuff sack that you can get at any camping store. they're waterproof and take a pretty good beating too!
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