The key is, probably, that he doesn't "have to"; rather, he has chosen to find a way to do so.If I had to take all that stuff with me I'd just take a U-haul.
Agreed. It's nice that I can re-task my backpack hunting gear with my motorcycling adventures.One of the things I like about motorcycle travel is less is more. If it doesn't fit in the 3 panniers or less I don't need it.
Well, that's one difference between you and me. I've been traveling like this for sixteen years. I've taken this setup on various bikes three times to the west coast, three times into Canada, and most points in between. I set up a very comfortable place to live and I live there for a few days. It's all worth it s far as I'm concerned. And as far as the weight is concerned, it's all comparable to the average-sized wife. And it's a lot quieter.
In other words, I don't have to. I want to.
Something nice about spending a day or so riding in an area, and knowing you have camp already set up when you get back. I too like to be comfy as possible when camping, but many times I opt for glamping!!!! Do what works for YOU, to hell with anyone else and what they think or do. I try to be minimal when I ride and camp or travel, but I always still seem to bring too much. :grin2:
Yeah, I use everything I take at least once on every trip. We have tables and chairs and a folding grill so we can cook steaks on a picnic table if we have to. Two cook pots and a coffee press.My friends make fun of all the crap i have.... until they have a need for it. But NO, they would carry that stuff.