|Preparation - Camping Gear
- Eureka! Timeberline 2-person tent: Deluxe model (ie, heavier fabrics and fittings
than the standard weight model) about
- Thermarest pad: the 2.5” thick luxury model, brand new.
My logic was that although bulky,
if I was
going to be sleeping on it for nearly
I was going to be comfortable.
- Medium weight sleeping bag with synthetic fill, plus a couple extra
blankets just in case of colder weather.
- Coleman single burner backpacking stove with a priming / pressure pump, designed
to run on white gas or automotive
Joe’s gear was similar to my own; the
difference being that he used a dome
and an inflatable sleeping pad with
air pump ( powered from the accessory
on his GS ) instead of a Thermarest
- Various small pots and pans that my wife was throwing out over the years,
nested within each other, with the handles
removed - I (very carefully!!) used my Leatherman tool as a handle.
- Sierra cup: two, nested
- Silverware: one set
- Scotchbrite pad: for washing dishes
- Matches: carried in with stove
- Mini flashlight
- Candle lantern
- Hatchet, small
- 4 - 1 quart gasoline cans
- 2 - 2 quart plastic canteens
- Sewing kit
- Shoe Goo
- First Aid kit
Pros and Cons of our two different
/ tenting approaches? No difference
I could see. We were both equally well
each morning; and setting up / breaking
took us about the same amount of time.