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Offline bloodline

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How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 07:43:53 am »
That bag is longer than the aero stitch.

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 01:12:32 pm »
What's a tent pole?

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Do you have this tent? 

My experience of one person tents has been bad.  Tents always claim to hold one more person than can actually fit in them, which means that a one person tent won't hold any people at all.  Nemo's advertising says that the one person version is roomy enough that you don't need an extra person's worth of space for your riding gear, and some of the reviews agreed with this.  I'd have been interested in at least looking at it if there were any stores where I could go see them, but since I have to order it I decided not to risk getting a useless tent.  I ordered the two person version.

I will use it this weekend for the first time.  I did set it up in my backyard when it arrived a few days ago.  It went up easily and it is nice inside.  But we'll see how I feel about it when I get home on Sunday night.

They claim that this larger version packs down to 14" x 7" but in the sack they sent I couldn't get it down anywhere near that small.  I put it in a fancier compression sack with four straps, without the stakes and pump, and got it down kinda close to the claimed size.  But it was quite a workout to do that.  Maybe with time and use it will soften and get easier to compress.
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 09:03:30 am »
I would like to re-activate this discussion.

I have two 2up camping trips planned for the near future.  A 3 day and 6 day trip.  Just curious to whether anyone has any updates on where to stash my tent poles for these trips?

I'm thinking I will fasten them somewhere on the rear frame of the bike on the right side, somewhere between the frame and my right pannier.  Any ideas for fastening to the bike welcome!

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 06:19:15 am »
the first time I went camping on my bike I had everything in a big duffle bag strapped across the bike .. made for a nice back rest but was a general pain in the ass.... the second time I went camping I decided that I would actually try and fit everything inside my touratech boxes... low and behold everything fit inside , so much nicer..... didn't even try to see if it would fit the first time..... if your older tent with longer pole will not fit strap them anywhere that is not going to interfere with riding safely....maybe they will fall off and you can tell the wife why you need the new tent....

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 08:06:09 am »
I specifically shopped for my current MC tent by packed size.
I have a Big Agnes Fairview 2 2-person tent that works out great for me when I'm solo.
It's packed size is 16x6.5" and fits nicely in the Yamaha Panniers on my Super Tenere or the Pelican 1520 cases I have on my KLR.
On either of my 2 bikes, I can solo MC camp with my gear entirely inside on the panniers and top case, unless I'm bringing a lot of food.  but normally, I either buy as I go along or eat out.
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 08:06:23 am »
I've been able to get mine inside of the old Givi 52L top box, but have also bungled them across the front of the top box.


I also saw a guy with a simple and unusual idea for long pieces on each side of the bike. One was for tent poles and the other was a folding camp chair. For each, he had a piece of PVC water pipe with an end cap on the bottom, presumably with a drain hole or two. Each was mounted on the inside of the pannier mounts and he'd painted the PVC black to match.
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 04:40:33 pm »
I use the mosko moto 40 duffel, it has a tent pole pouch! Works great!


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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 05:58:27 pm »
I have a length of poly water pipe, end cap glued on one end push fit on the other, going to get a screw cap. The smallest diameter for all my tent and tarp poles and just cut to the right length.. It lives under the bag on the back seat
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2018, 10:39:21 pm »
I have an ortlieb dry bag that holds my tent, poles, sleeping pad, chair and stove. All my camping stuff in a single spot. Want to go camping just throw bag on bike.

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 04:04:00 pm »
I'm like Powershouse - everything in 1 medium Wolfman water proof duffel bag. Easy on/off operation.

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 06:13:13 pm »
Some of you are ignoring the actual question.  Some of you are just strange.   :-*

When I camped solo, I bought a tent that would pack in the panniers.  Camping with the wife transformed into a 6 man tent she could stand up in and cots.  That all takes more space and wouldn't realistically fit inside any pannier known to man.  So I bought a plain canvas duffle at the local ACE hardware store that was long enough to fit the cots and the big tent.  Yes, it's a big heavy bag strapped across the back of the bike.  Oh well.

And BTW, I am firmly in the camp, (pun intended), of those that pack the poles with the tent.  Specifically wrapped up in the tent, just like they came from the factory.  Along with everything else needed.  Nothing gets lost or broken that way.  I upgrade the stakes on every tent I buy.  Sucks to have wimpy stakes and hard ground.

Oh, and schedule 40 ABs pipe comes in dark grey.  Plus conduit comes in grey too.  Conduit is thinner and easier to glue, (no purple primer needed, just glue).  Plenty strong for the task at hand if you go that way.
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2018, 06:49:33 pm »
Military surplus 81mm mortar tube. It's 3.5" diameter 22" long, heavy plastic with a threaded cap. Tent poles, stakes and some misc. tools fit inside. It doubles as a water container. It fits in my Ortlieb dry bag with tent, sleeping bag, air mattress and camp chair. $20 at the Sportsman's Guide.

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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 04:50:15 pm »
My 2 man tent that realistically only fits one man is also from Cabelas , the reason I bought it is because it seems pretty waterproof and packs small, it very easily fits in a saddlebag .
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 06:17:15 pm »
2017 Kelty Gunnison 2. Its a two man or as like like two call it a slightly roomy one man.

Bought it for the small pole size. Easily fits panniers.

Although most of the time it goes in the dry bag.
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Re: How do you carry your tent poles?
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2018, 06:40:57 pm »
My wife and I have done a lot of camping on motorcycle.  We tend to split the poles seperate from our Big Agnes UL 3 person tent.  A coiuple years ago we went from Colorado to Glacier and back.  It was about 4 weeks of camping.  At the time we had the larger GIVI top case and we would put the poles there.  The tent went into a side pannier with the food and cooking gear (all ultalight hiking gear).  We combined our clothes into one bag and it worked well.   Tight but fun.
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