I started a new thread, but I have several methods of camping now and I'm kinda going through them to see what really suits me best. My first camper was a Scooter Schooner. I like it but it's hard to set up. Takes about 15 minutes. if I had to do it in the rain I'd probably get everything wet. but if you are at a base camp for several days it has a place to sit on the inside so you can stay dry. It has several compartments around the outside that are accessible with he unit closed. I like that! The second one is an Aspen Classic. The the weight is about same around 350lbs dry). it sets up in about 2-4 minutes depending on the weather conditions or how tired you are. It has lots of storage space under the bed and is accessible, not quite as easy as the Schooner, but you can get to your stuff with the tent up or down. The problem with the campers as I mentioned in my other thread is towing that weight around with you everywhere you go. I'm in the process of vetting a hammock system including a rain-fly and bug net by ENO. The jury is still out on that one and I'll have to use it a few times to work out the bugs. The upside is that it sets up easy, packs away easy, is light weight and you don't have the camper swinging around the curves behind you. I'll let you know how it works out in a couple of weeks. Watch the want adds for a system for sale!.
So to make this more about what I take along, I just bought a French Coffee Press. I'd never used one before and I tried it out this week and it makes **** good coffee if you follow the directions. I like my coffee strong and black (No jokes please). and a flashlight by Nebo. 15 bucks and it has adjustable brightness and a red light as well. So here are the pictures of the campers and the hammock.
The first two pictures are taken at Iron-horse Motorcycle Lodge in NC. The hammock picture was taken at Mitchel Lake in Al.
Last edited by sandyoneal; 03-19-2017 at 02:52 PM.