Great comments folks. One of the reasons I took up hanging is to reduce my load on the m/c. I agree with ice cycle you may need the tent in some locations. Sometimes it's better to have than to want and I've been stuck in "the want" a couple of times.
Last edited by L.D. Cakes; 11-17-2013 at 18:56.
Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb
I'm planning on an almost month long mc trip through Alaska next summer. I can't wait. I'm hoping that there are some serious holiday sales so that I can gear up.
I met a few folks from HF at a campground here in SC that some of us are considering adopting to keep it open (or, more accurately, to get it re-opened).
I packed my gear on the bike for the two-night hang.
I just read the comment that if it works for backpacking it will work for motorcycling camping, and yes I agree other than the gear needs to be protected better on a bike. Every thing is so subjected to vibration on the bike that it does not see in a back pack. It will get rattled around on a backpack, but I also off road or at least bad road with the gear loaded. Then there is also getting your gear to survive the mishaps that it will go through when the bike goes down in dirt mud water.
That also leads to water proofing your gear a back pack or stuff sack is not going to keep the water out of your stuff when doing a 16 hour day in the saddle when it rains 8 of them. Dry bags for every thing, and dry things go with dry stuff and wet stuff goes with wet stuff. On a recent trip a friend pack all his stuff in dry bags and one morning he packed his dew covered tarp in with his sleeping bag, guess what that night he not only had a moist tarp, but he had a moist sleeping bag also.
Keeping hard things away from soft things that might not do well being rubbed together all day. The spreader bars for my Ridge Runner will wear right through a nylon stuff sack and after that right through what ever they are packed agenst, think tarp or hammock. So they are packed with cooking gear or tools.
Motorcycle camping is such a small market that there is not very much specialized gear out there so we do have to borrow from backpacking and boating. And use what work best for what we are trying to do.
One of the biggest help tips I got was from Helon2Wheels (if it ain't tight it ain't right)