Oct 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm #1240468
Here's the copy of a gear list I made for my uncle, who tours on his BMW motorcycle. He has wide shoulders and wanted to cook more than just water.
The big 4 for you are going to be (1) Tent, (2) Sleeping Bag, (3) Sleeping Pad and (4) Cookset/Stove. I've chosen all the lightweight stuff. Each item below has a less expensive normal weight brother.
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– MSR Hubba Hubba
– $299.00 REI http://www.rei.com/product/781511
– Sale $239.96 Freeship Moosejaw
– Western Mountaineering Megalite for wider shoulders
– $354.95 Backcountry.com Freeship
– $355.00 MooseJaw.com Freeship
– $299.00 Montbell Spiral Down Hugger #1 or #3
– Thermarest NeoAir Size Regular
– $149.95 Backcountry.com Freeship
– $149.95 Moosejaw.com Freeship
– Thermarest Prolite Plus Size Regular
– $99.95 Backcountry.com Freeship
– $95.96 Moosejaw.com Freeship
Can go so many ways: Gas, Canister, Solid Fuel or Alcohol. Depends on whether you want to just boil water for boil in the bag meals or fry up fish and eggs. This post at BPL has some good info:
I'll assume canister would be best for you. No fuel to spill, super easy setup. Refills can be found on the road or trail:
– Snow Peak Gigapower Canister Stove
– $74.90 Backcountry.com FreeShip
– Snow Peak 700 Titanium Cookpot
– Snow Peak 900 Ti Cookpot with Lid
– $47.90 Backcountry.com
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/SNO0030M.htmlOct 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm #1538598
With wide shoulders, and where weight is not as much an issue, he would probably be better off with the large NeoAir. It is 25" wide compared to 20" for the regular.Oct 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm #1538609
@antigLocale: Pacific Northwest
I found that the Coleman Dual-Fuel stoves are better than anything else for motorcycle trips. Since weight is not too big of a factor, the capability of using gasoline as fuel is incredibly helpful.
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