indrish wrote: »
In this thread we discuss camping equipment for the lowly pleb.
I'm a cheap bastard and need a system to stealth camp (i.e. without paying and in questionable locations). This is what I've come up with so far:
1. Ground insulation: http://www.cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/mattresses/trek-and-travel/ridge-rest/product
I just bought this thing a few days back and haven't had the chance to try it outdoors. But it's damn warm laying on it.
2. Air insulation: I'm still deciding between synthetic and down bags. I know the pros and cons of both. This is one I'm looking to buy: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441775397&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302701709&bmUID=1280274769590 (infact I bought it and returned it because of a rotten smell but MEC is good with returns so I'd buy from them again).
I'm thinking I'd layer with wool base layers and fleece blanket as temps drop.
3. Shelter: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442505747&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302702975&bmUID=1280274916042
Just a properly staked tarp should be good.
What else does one really need? Soldiers rough it with a waterproof bivy and sleeping bag.
PS: This is a system in planning. I've stayed awake through nasty wet weather with no shelter in an urban area. I've never camped before. What I'm planning this for is riding mah motorbickle across Canada and camp places. The initial investment is high but it's better than paying to stay in motels for a month or two.
Also, any direction and guidance or any type of advice at all regarding sleep and shelter systems would be appreciated.
So, what do you bastards use?