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    Tips and Tricks

    Thought I'd start this thread to cull the wealth of knowledge out there on all the tips and tricks that members use to make motocamping easier.

    Like on this last bibical rain trip to Tennessee, Ernies camera got soaked in his jacket pocket. Mr. Guy's wife suggested putting it in a bag of rice to absorb the moisture. I bought some bags of the boil in bag Minute rice, sealed the camera up in them in a zip lock bag and the camera was dry in two days! Though I think Mr. Guy's camera was soaked beyond repair...

    I also noticed that Mr. Guy uses those blue shop towels rather than paper towels. They are much sturdier. He folds them up in a bag. I hang mine from a bungee cord off the bike when in camp.

    Come on folks...share your knowledge!

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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    I put my camera and case in a zip lock bag as the rain cover on my old tank bag balloons up and blows off at any speed over 45.

    Don't use the Zip Lock freezer bags with the "One Zip" seal, they are only good for about one zip and they're done. I use the double zipper bags now.
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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Okay...just so you all don't think this has to be a boring thread.

    Here is a tip.

    Keep the rubber side down.

    (That is my drop with the hubby standing there wondering how the heck I did it)

    I still blame Mr. Guy. But, that is another story.


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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    GET OUT OF THE RED ZONE!!!!

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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    When riding with a full face helmet on .... Don't sneeze with the visor down ...

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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Here is one. When getting up in the morning stuff your sleeping bag while it is still warm from your body heat it will be easier to do.

    Stay out of the red zone.
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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by G wizz View Post
    When riding with a full face helmet on .... Don't sneeze with the visor down ...

    G wizz
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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by G wizz View Post
    When riding with a full face helmet on .... Don't sneeze with the visor down ...

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    Especially if you have a mouth full of tobacco juice that you needed to spit out miles ago!

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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Stomp a soda or beer can and use it under a kickstand(if you dont already have one) to keep it from sinking into the ground. Especially if camping in wet weather.

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    Re: Tips and Tricks

    Extra clothes stuffed into a tent's carry bag can make a good pillow.

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