New Member and Camping Q's
Terry J from Ottawa Ontario Canada in the Great White North.....looking forward to some advice on camping and tents....I'm going to be new to camping from a motorcycle perspective and will ned some ideas on what king of tent to buy that will fit on the bike comfortably....I read the article on this site and it was very salutary but neglected I think to get into details about brands, models and prices of tents that would/should be recommended....so here's the question; I need to purchase a tent...just me sleeping in it..what brand should I look at, what king of mat do need and would be recommended? I have a sleeping bag so i don't need that....I would like some that doesn't require to much mucking about to get together.......so, please let me know your thoughts!!
Some sleeping system ideas -
I like to use a Big Agnes inflatable / Down sleeping pad - far more comfortable than Thermarest and packs down much smaller.
I use a Northface Tadpole 2 person tent, sleeps one with extra room and has a vestibule for storing your riding gear out of the elements.
I use a 20 degree rated down bag - down compresses better then synthetic materials and is more comfortable.
This entire kit probably weighs less than 9 pounds and takes up minimal space. :thumb
I suggest you do not skip on quality with these selections. Cheap tents are no deal in a soaking 2AM downpour.
Campor is a good source for many of these items. My other hobbies include wilderness camping so I tend to be quite demanding of my gear.