Ken wrote:You and I pack the same Eric. A few clothes...mattress, bag...food and gas.
Maybe we have the same background: did you do backpacking? That teaches you what you need and don't need in a hurry. I once wandered around Desolation Wilderness for 6 days with just that green backpack that is on my front rack in the first pic. I even had an entire low-power ham radio HF station in the pack. Way too much crap, I could have half-filled the pack and been fine.
I actually carry all that I need for an overnight trip in my rear bag at all times. No sleeping bag, but with a tent and plenty of clothes you really don't need one. I add a bag and the gigantamous round Cabela's pad if I know I'll be camping just for the comfort factor.
blm510 wrote:WHAT NO BEER?
Beer is too bulky so I go with tequila. Actually pre-mixed margaritas in a chilled Sig bottle. Yummy and I'm usually passed out by dark:
Those trailers are cool, but they slow you down and limit your mobility. I'd still like to have one (or have you guys have one) for a ride from here to Oregon and back. I can't find enough gas stations along any route I've considered, so being able to carry an entire expedition's worth of gas in one of those trailers is the only way I can think of to make it possible (other than stashing gas along the route which would be a hassle).