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Today only deal on Woot for those wanting a hammock. I got the double the last time this came around. The one with the net looks pretty cool as well.

Yukon Outfitters Hammock, 2 Choices
 

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So you are taking a long leave of absence and heading west on a motorcycle solo. Wow that's the pioneering spirit. I'd go with you if my schedule allows this.
.... you're more than welcome to ride
I'm planning to leave at the beginning of September...
No specifics yet. I'll be starting a new thread asking for suggestions, though.
 

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You can get that Exped really small. I'm sure there are smaller ones out there though. I would say the size of 2 nalgene bottles side by side, maybe a little smaller especially if you put it in a compression sack.
Good to know!

I was looking at the synmat and comparing it to this self-inflating pad from Alps Mountaineering. It has great reviews. Not sure if this is a knockoff product of the exped synmat or something totally different.

Amazon.com: ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self-Inflating Air Pad: Sports & Outdoors
 

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This is the trip I would more or less dream of going on but who has the time. It's about 5800 miles so it would take 3 weeks averaging close to 300 miles a day.
 

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This is the trip I would more or less dream of going on but who has the time. It's about 5800 miles so it would take 3 weeks averaging close to 300 miles a day.
That's a nice loop...I'll need to get some specifics on that from you.

From my starting point, though, I think my trip will be around 9K to 10K miles....
 

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You can get that Exped really small. I'm sure there are smaller ones out there though. I would say the size of 2 nalgene bottles side by side, maybe a little smaller especially if you put it in a compression sack.

I had a Eureka tent. It leaked the third time out. Recoated it and resealed the seams, was good for another 2 trips before it leaked again. Never had to reseal my REI tents, even the one I bought very used. YMMV of course. REI also has a lifetime warranty.
I did go to a REI today to look at the Synmat. It's quite impressive in terms of its packing size--very compact--especially the 7 UL (ultralight) version. It's the size of a 750ml mountain spring water from Trader Joe. There's also another version of the Synmat called the "Synmat 7 with pump" which is a little bulkier, about twice the size (in terms of packing diameter) of the 7 UL version, but still quite small.

The half dome 2 looked pretty good. I think it comes down to the size of the tent. Basically, the length of the half dome 2 at 21 inches packed will be too long for my side cases and can barely fit into my topbox.
 

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I keep the camping gear in a dry bag in my passenger seat. Like to leave room in my cases. Plus it makes it easier to unpack/pack cause I can bring the bag over to where I'm setting up.

I don't have the synmat with the pump.
 

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Most climbers realize that the heaviest thing that they will pack is normally their drinking water supply. As water gauges a gram for every milliliter, a one-liter water jug can add an entire kilogram to the heaviness of your knapsack. Contingent upon the length of your climb, one liter probably won't be sufficient drinking water. You should find the Best Car Camping Sleeping Pad for a better tour.

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Welcome @michealkeating to the forum. FYI this message thread is going on 7 years old :)
 
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