I can't believe no-one said this. MAPS!!! I never go anywhere without at least my atlas along. I don't know about any of you, but I just can't resist that twisty road wandering off to my right or left so I need maps to find my way home.
OldBull write: SpeedyJerry, Check my age,your still a kid lol
Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment,(from one grandpa probably to another)and I STILL go 185 mph on my scooter too, lol. These youngins on their Busa's around here ain't got NUTTIN on Ole Speedy unless they got a turbo or sumpin.
blondeharleygirl write: Now us Okie girls are used to packing lite.. Ivory soap floats, we can wash in the rivers, streams, ponds; small bedroll, few personal hygiene things, a few clothes, good to go.
backpack tent less than 5lbs
sleeping bag -20..I have been camping when it dropped below zero at 3am and the bag failed..learned sun worship.
camp seat..air mattress
journal, camera, harmonica, clothes, toiletries kickstand puck and of course the ghost in the machine..
Being a backpacker as well most of the gear translates really well inlcuding the cooking utensils but it is easier to find a place to eat on the road than pack food you need like in the wilderness.
Since I have a hitch on the Chief and have a trailer, I can pack all that catchme and seeme need, including tiedowns for the dog kennel. Plenty of room. One day I might even buy one of the pop-out tent trailers for the bike.