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Old 05-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #61
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enjoying this thread while I'm bored at the office. Great stories LOL!
Must be a fun adventure being free of the corporate world and just wondering aimlessly. Kinda like that old 70s show KungFu. haha!!
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this is a of a thread. sub yo!

question, what was all the contents in your cases?
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this is a of a thread. sub yo!

question, what was all the contents in your cases?
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Most of it should be obvious.
Green sack....shoes
above that, tent
Black bag= sleeping pad and therma-rest (rolled up)
Clear sack = two sleeping bags. It would get pretty cold, even in July. I wanted to sleep good, Which I did.
Blue bag 7 days of clothes.
Black flat box = netbook
far right black bag = mess kit. 1 qt. cooking pot, MSR pocket rocket, etc.
Cant remember what was in the orange bag....
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Obviously, a survival knife. Came in pretty handy and would not leave without it...ever.

left of that (green thing)= Multi-tool
behind the knife, green ting, Ins. and Reg. papers
below the knife, silver thing = hand air pump
black tube below that, prop rod for any tire changes, and chain lubing.....no center stand on the bike.
upper right corner = LED light.

Contents of the bottom part:
MREs and when they were gone, food
battery charger, small inverter (charging netbook, camera batteries, etc.), Head lamp (as on your melon), misc. nuts and bolts,washers, etc.
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Left side case

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steel rope lock.....I would lock up the bike if I went hiking or something.
black bag.... Misc. . stuff for emergencies, trinkets I found along the way.
Green bag, was more than likely shoes and or rain gear.....it changed along the way.
Lid:
Camp shovel.......must have tool for fire building, angry honey badgers, unruly two legged idiot creatures.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #68
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right side case:

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Jet boil and the maroon thing was a camping coffee press/ mug. every damned day use item
jetboil/MSR fuel
rope
yellow thing was a sleeping bag, which I later took out of the box and put on top of the left case.
Orange bag.... cant remember, probably more I would use from time to time...
Blue bag was packets of sugar, and other mess kit items.
Lid:
Tire spoons, multimeter, first aid kit, and bug spray..
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under the seat I would have enough tools to rebuild the sumbitch on teh side of the road if need me. extra nuts/bolts.

It took me a few go arounds, but I finally got all the stuff I needed well organized and always loaded it the exact same way.

These pix were from version 1.0.
I made more room by moving a few things out of the boxes and into waterproof bags.
EVERYTHING was water proof.
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Oh yeah, that little green LED, was the indicator for the aux lights.
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The longest ride I have done was 21 days, camped most nights unless the weather was bad. M.N., Colo. and Ark. The thing I missed most and stopped often to get was ice. Bet you thought I was going to say beer. can't buy ice and not buy beer.
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How far in advance would you plan your route?
Plan?


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He planned what was in line of sight lol
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I would wake up, crawl outta the tent, look around and decide if I was gonna stay put, or pack up and go somewhere else.

While drinking my coffee, and poking the fire.....did I say it gets a bit chilly in the NW in the middle of July?.....anyways, I would break out the net book, open up mapsource and see what I was near.

Ok, lets head to Craters of the Moon.......get there....now what?

Go west? Sure.......30 miles I might see a sign...."cool ------------> that way" guess what I did.

Sometimes I had to double back a couple hundred miles because I "thought" it would be a short cut.

ask a guy who spent almost 2 years living off a motorcycle, anything you would like
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Did you ever run out of gas on the side of the road with no gas station for miles? If so, how'd you end up getting out of that predicament?
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Did you ever run out of gas on the side of the road with no gas station for miles? If so, how'd you end up getting out of that predicament?
no, never ran out of gas.

IIRC it had 4.5 usable (before the light)
and 1.3 reserve.
I have, on occaision, pumpe 5 gallons.

Here is a good rule of thumb for thos that want to travel.

East of Dallas (from Mex to Canada), generally gas stops are, at an avg., 50 miles apart.

When you start going West of DFW it CAN be 100-125.

I did see many signs that claim "Next gas, 100 miles".
Unless you route yourself really up, and cannot read a map.....you should not run out of fuel.

I was heading to Vegas to meet another inmate, and see if I could live in that place. I came out of DFW then to Soccorro NM to visit another Inmate. I spent a bit too much time hanging out, but had fun doing it.

This was one of a VERY few times I had a deadline, as the fella I was meeting only had a day off to goof off. Hard working man he is.

Anyways, I had a LOOOOOOOONG ride to get there by 0800 the next day.
Well, as it usually goes, I see a bike on the side of I-40. This was one a a very few days I was going to ride the interstate, I was in a bit of a rush.

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They just about lost a wheel due to a bad bearing, which they had been on the side for about 15 minutes and could not figure out was was making all the noise. I had been there less than 5 and figured it out. We proceeded to go on the smart phones and find a hook and succeeded. 1 hour later the hook showed up and towed them off.

Really cool older couple.

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