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    This system solves a lot of problems

    http://www.ventura-bike.com/videos.aspx?video=overview
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    Insanity crept back in, in the shape of an R1200R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    This system solves a lot of problems

    http://www.ventura-bike.com/videos.aspx?video=overview
    Awesome set up but quite pricey for me

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    Take a look at OzTrail tents.
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    Available at iWarehouse and PackRat.

    I'm going to be getting myself the Oztrail Flinders 3P soon - R349
    Avoid the "Switchback" series as they are those pop-up style tents that you'll NEVER fit on a bike...

    They're generally the same price as the Game/Makro stuff, but SO much better. The main advantage being the water column of the fabric; 1000mm - 3000mm instead of Campmaster's 300mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus View Post
    Also look at the http://www.campmaster.co.za/product.htm?productID=92 I have one like these and they are great. Slightly larger size on the inside, but more than enough space for a helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, backpack, sleeping bag, pillow, 3 bottles of rum, 2 bottles of coke and charcoal for a weekend....and if you are so inclined you can also fit a carton of cigarettes in it.
    Had a look, and absolutely kakked myself laughing at the description for the mosquito section (pasted below):
    Taped seams on flysheet for improved waterproofing.
    Mosquito protection to keep insect.
    Built-in groundsheet.
    Large D door for easy access.
    Inner tent ventilation.
    Interconnected poles for quicker assembly.
    Now why the living hell would we want to keep a mosquito?????

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    You keep mozzies to feed them rum

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    I decided to go with

    http://www.campmaster.co.za/product.htm?productID=91

    Just picked one up now, I have one sleeping bag from back in the day that folds up really small, the ones at Game were HUGE so they did not really fit what I needed. They also did not have bags so still shopping for that.

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    How much did you pay and what size does it fold up to? Will you carry it in a back back or strap it to you back seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne08 View Post
    How much did you pay and what size does it fold up to? Will you carry it in a back back or strap it to you back seat?
    I paid R399 for it. It folds up alot smaller than I expected, around 45cm long when packed in the bag. I would ideally like to find a rucksack that I can either put it in or clip it onto, I know they exist, just need to find one.

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    Hi Any advise on mattress which is good value for money and compact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoinette View Post
    Hi Any advise on mattress which is good value for money and compact?
    LOL Hello Antoinette , if it's for the bike , a blow up mattress is prob the best idea . then use your bike to power up a little compressor to blow it up.
    outdoor warehouse sells them and i think i saw at sportsmans warehouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by hei ew View Post
    a blow up mattress is prob the best idea . then use your bike to power up a little compressor to blow it up.
    outdoor warehouse sells them and i think i saw at sportsmans warehouse
    Indeed. This is the best advice. I have one and it fits nicely with my tent, sleeping bag and clothing and all inside a water proofed duffel bag. So, I just strap the duffel bag to my bike and all set for camping

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    perhaps an alternative option - I use the ATG Camp Sleeper (https://www.atgear.co.za/5-camp-sleeper) instead of an inflatable mattress

    fits nicely into a one-man tent, very light and packs into its own carrier bag which easily bungee-cord to the bike, saves me the hassle of inflating/deflating (i.e. doesn't interfere with my drinking time ) - and it keeps me off the "floor" especially when the weather/terrain is dodgy

    expensive but well worth it IMO in terms of durability, useability and comfort
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    Have used both types mention here.
    The bonus of the air mattress is that you have a compressor for your tyres (I have needed that more than for the bed on trips).
    Air mattress can also be fun in a river...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBro View Post
    Air mattress can also be fun in a river...
    ahhh - that's clinched it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q View Post
    I use the ATG Camp Sleeper (https://www.atgear.co.za/5-camp-sleeper) instead of an inflatable mattress
    That's an awesome stretcher. I'm getting one of those for sure. Thanks Q!

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