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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #180 on: March 13, 2019, 11:41:09 am »
I notice some of the camp sites were in dry river beds...?
I read somewhere that more people in the Sahara Desert die drowning in flash floods (camping in wadis) than die from thirst.  :eek7:
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #181 on: March 13, 2019, 12:40:22 pm »
I had that experience many years back in Botswana. I had grown up with dry river beds. All I knew as a child. I could clearly distinguish where water had run recently and where water had not run for ages, or any at all. Now I am not so sure anymore.
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #182 on: March 13, 2019, 03:46:56 pm »
I notice some of the camp sites were in dry river beds...?
I read somewhere that more people in the Sahara Desert die drowning in flash floods (camping in wadis) than die from thirst.  :eek7:

Yes, you shouldn't just camp in any old riverbed willy-nilly. I've heard of plenty rude awakenings wild camping in Namibia. Know where you are and keep an eye on the weather along it's catchments.
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #183 on: May 01, 2019, 05:29:30 pm »
Knights Rally...camping...some time ago...on my old bike
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #184 on: July 20, 2019, 04:17:04 am »
Bike - KTM 1290R - we have a love hate relationship

Tent - Snugpack Scorpion 3 - 2 person -  4 season Expedition tent - 2 tent design - outer fly first setup independently of the inner tent for weatherproof protection while allowing airflow on warm nights.  Inner mesh tent clips to the outer tent for insect proof protection.  I have yet to own a tent this stable in high winds. https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3  https://www.amazon.com/Snugpak-Scorpion-3-Tent-Olive/dp/B003U9853C

Cooler - Pelican SC24 - too expensive but the best most well built soft cooler I've ever owned.  Tough and sturdy Ti-Zip zipper.  I dragged mine for 2 miles down a gravel road before I heard it, 1 strap was towing her along  :imaposer:  No damage whatsoever, these coolers appear indestructible, probably bomb proof.  https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/coolers/soft-cooler/sc24

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Coordinates - 37.805425, -107.775052




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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #185 on: July 20, 2019, 05:12:54 pm »
Bike - KTM 1290R - we have a love hate relationship

Tent - Snugpack Scorpion 3 - 2 person -  4 season Expedition tent - 2 tent design - outer fly first setup independently of the inner tent for weatherproof protection while allowing airflow on warm nights.  Inner mesh tent clips to the outer tent for insect proof protection.  I have yet to own a tent this stable in high winds. https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3  https://www.amazon.com/Snugpak-Scorpion-3-Tent-Olive/dp/B003U9853C

Cooler - Pelican SC24 - too expensive but the best most well built soft cooler I've ever owned.  Tough and sturdy Ti-Zip zipper.  I dragged mine for 2 miles down a gravel road before I heard it, 1 strap was towing her along  :imaposer:  No damage whatsoever, these coolers appear indestructible, probably bomb proof.  https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/coolers/soft-cooler/sc24

*disclaimer - I'm not affiliated nor sponsored by either company, simply telling others what has worked best for me.  :deal:

Coordinates - 37.805425, -107.775052






Wow! What a spot! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #186 on: July 22, 2019, 02:23:32 am »
Bike - KTM 1290R - we have a love hate relationship

Tent - Snugpack Scorpion 3 - 2 person -  4 season Expedition tent - 2 tent design - outer fly first setup independently of the inner tent for weatherproof protection while allowing airflow on warm nights.  Inner mesh tent clips to the outer tent for insect proof protection.  I have yet to own a tent this stable in high winds. https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3  https://www.amazon.com/Snugpak-Scorpion-3-Tent-Olive/dp/B003U9853C

Cooler - Pelican SC24 - too expensive but the best most well built soft cooler I've ever owned.  Tough and sturdy Ti-Zip zipper.  I dragged mine for 2 miles down a gravel road before I heard it, 1 strap was towing her along  :imaposer:  No damage whatsoever, these coolers appear indestructible, probably bomb proof.  https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/coolers/soft-cooler/sc24

*disclaimer - I'm not affiliated nor sponsored by either company, simply telling others what has worked best for me.  :deal:

Coordinates - 37.805425, -107.775052




Wow! What a spot! Thank you for sharing.

You're very welcome, Miss Sardine.  :occasion14:

South Mineral Campground is located just a few klicks out of a historical mining town named Silverton, in the beautiful state, well, the west half anyway, of Colorado.

Tons of dual sport and jeep trails that connect Alpine ski towns such as Telluride and Ouray, all in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  :ricky:

Hint - camping is free and legal between the river and access road to South Mineral Campground, you do NOT need a permit.  :biggrin:

South Mineral charged me $30-$35 per night for 5 nights and it's a rustic campground, meaning no hot water, electricity, or showering facilities.  :xxbah:

I found out at the cafe in Silverton, the morning I was LEAVING, that camping was FREE between access road and river  :dousing:

Don't worry about anyone bothering you, you're safe, well, unless you have any kind of food in your tent with ya, I'm certain with your intelligence you know better than that in bear country!

See my upcoming RR of my trip out west, if you please, including a couple weeks in Colorado, funny story about a camper that forgot about leaving a teenie weenie bit of food in the wrong place  :imaposer:
 
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #187 on: September 18, 2019, 04:54:33 pm »
Bike - KTM 1290R - we have a love hate relationship

Tent - Snugpack Scorpion 3 - 2 person -  4 season Expedition tent - 2 tent design - outer fly first setup independently of the inner tent for weatherproof protection while allowing airflow on warm nights.  Inner mesh tent clips to the outer tent for insect proof protection.  I have yet to own a tent this stable in high winds. https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3  https://www.amazon.com/Snugpak-Scorpion-3-Tent-Olive/dp/B003U9853C

Cooler - Pelican SC24 - too expensive but the best most well built soft cooler I've ever owned.  Tough and sturdy Ti-Zip zipper.  I dragged mine for 2 miles down a gravel road before I heard it, 1 strap was towing her along  :imaposer:  No damage whatsoever, these coolers appear indestructible, probably bomb proof.  https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/coolers/soft-cooler/sc24

*disclaimer - I'm not affiliated nor sponsored by either company, simply telling others what has worked best for me.  :deal:

Coordinates - 37.805425, -107.775052





Frikken gorgeous place to camp @big oil.
I would love to spend some time in the States, so badly want to
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2019, 05:31:07 am »

Coordinates - 37.805425, -107.775052


Frikken gorgeous place to camp @big oil.
I would love to spend some time in the States, so badly want to


Thanks, I agree, though too pricey!  Free camping between the river and access road until the road ends at U.S.550 aka Million Dollar Highway in Colorado, when you visit the states someday.
 

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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #189 on: September 19, 2019, 09:48:35 am »
Orange River, 10km From Alexander Bay river mouth
 

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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #190 on: September 19, 2019, 10:01:03 am »
This is a concept we made, turned out a tad too bulky too make it practical....
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« Reply #191 on: September 19, 2019, 10:06:15 am »
One of the trips, Blyderivier
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Re: Your bike/tent/camping pics.
« Reply #192 on: September 19, 2019, 11:36:18 am »
Who needs a tent? South Western Mozambique.........
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