Re: Where to place sleeping bag, tent and sleep roll

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.rides' started by theophanc_yahoo, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. How about a hammock tent assuming there are trees around. They offer bugnetting and Rain Flys....

    www.speerhammocks.com
    www.hennessyhammock.com


    > > I am thinking of doing some light weekend touring and will have a rear rack
    > > and panniers. Where is the best location to place the sleeping bag, tent
    > > and bedroll? How are these cinched down, and what is the best way to
    > > protect them from the rain?

    >
    > Trial and error to some extent are the best method. What works for you
    > may not work
    > for the next person. Bungie cords are commonly used for strapping down
    > to a bike.
    > You don't say what other stuff you will be taking which may affect where
    > items are placed.
    > Are you eating out or bringing stove/pots/food? I have, for instance
    > put my tent, sleeping bag and roll
    > in small backpack - slipped a garbage bag over that and strapped it to
    > the top of the rear
    > rack. But with panniers, one has to worry about weight - rear weight.
    >
    > One of my favourite methods is to carry a tarp and just sleep and cook
    > under the tarp. The advantage
    > is that everything stays dry including you. Tents can get wet and stay
    > wet after the first rain. Now you see
    > why it is all about individual experience and what works for one person
    > may not work for another. Will you be staying in the bush or in
    > recognized camp sites with some amenities?
     
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  2. gianni

    gianni Guest

    > I am thinking of doing some light weekend touring and will have a rear
    > rack and panniers. Where is the best location to place the sleeping bag,
    > tent and bedroll?


    I have sofar done 2 weeks tours with 2 Ortlieb panniers and a
    handlebar bag. What has always worked fine for me is to put the
    sleeping bag in one of the panniers to ensure it stays dry and tie the
    tent with 2 bungee cords on the top of the rack between the bags. The
    tent is waterproof at least I have always assumed this! I am still
    able to squeeze some clothing into the pannier with the sleeping bag
    and the other is all I need to fit in the rest.
    You will find out by trying what works best for you.

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