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I was dropped off in the burn area for three days this febuary. I wanted to camp above Slick Creek Cave on a cliff edge.

I set up my tarp shelter and enjoyed two quiet nights alone. It was clear and cold, my coffee can stove burned for hours.

I brought a sleeping bag and two thermarests and a ridgerest mattress. I used my platapus bags filled with boiled water for extra warmth.

Food was pre cooked at home and warmed by the can fire. I love popcorn, I enjoyed the jiffy pop washed down with a 12pk of PBR. Six per night. Pee jug in bed, no need to get out of bed to expell those beers.

I packed, it all up in my old bob sack. My bike and trailer were stashed safely below.
 

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Shelter with fire

I really enjoyed the fire in my little shelter, the smoke went right out. It was unaffected by the breeze. I sat in my crazy creek chair eating, drinking and watching my cave man TV. I went outside with a hot water bag in my lap, poncho and chair to watch the stars.
 

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Awesome again. Lef-t!

Personally I'da brought a magazine. You know.

Hey, there's a Disciples of Dirt ride happening on Fall Creek this Sunday. Don't think anyone's planning to spend the night, tho...

--Sparty
 

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The cliffs have always interested me

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Awesome again. Lef-t!

Personally I'da brought a magazine. You know.

Hey, there's a Disciples of Dirt ride happening on Fall Creek this Sunday. Don't think anyone's planning to spend the night, tho...

--Sparty
Think of me when you blaze by the cave, Lef-t camped up there, you can tell em. I've always wanted to climb up those cliffs, now I have. Good place to find sun in that shady canyon.
 

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Awesome

That looks like a real nice trip. Thanks for the pix and ride report, I enjoyed them.
 

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Good job Lef-t! I really feel like a wimp now.

I love to see your unique perspective of riding in the woods.
 

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Awesome trip Lef-T! Keep up the good work!
 

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lef-t,

Curious about your choice of gear. Do you take the tarp & hobo stove over a lightweight tent and camp stove for any particular reason? Is it a financial thing, using what you have? Very interesting set up... cool photo's thanks for sharing. Everytime I see pix posted on this forum I want to move up there.
 

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lef-t,

Curious about your choice of gear. Do you take the tarp & hobo stove over a lightweight tent and camp stove for any particular reason? Is it a financial thing, using what you have? Very interesting set up... cool photo's thanks for sharing. Everytime I see pix posted on this forum I want to move up there.
It's hard to imagine Lef-t camped out using the fanciest new softshell jacket, 3-D microfleece layers, a Sil-nylon tarp, jetboil stove and titanium mug. His missions seem to be as much about living the "hobo" lifestyle as they are about biking.

He's also a bit of a retro-grouch, even though he's not grouchy.

In other words, he fits in well around here, even if everyone thinks he's crazy.;)
 

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It's hard to imagine Lef-t camped out using the fanciest new softshell jacket, 3-D microfleece layers, a Sil-nylon tarp, jetboil stove and titanium mug. His missions seem to be as much about living the "hobo" lifestyle as they are about biking.

He's also a bit of a retro-grouch, even though he's not grouchy.

In other words, he fits in well around here, even if everyone thinks he's crazy.;)
Right on, I apreciate someone who makes due with what's on hand, although I'm a self loathing label whore. I've found that in many cases the latest & greatest is typically more marketing hype and that the basics are where it's at. I discovered wool for cycling in the early 90's which worked great, but fell out of fashion, only to make a huge come back when people realized it actually works great. I'm going to have to make my own hobo stove out of a couple of coffee cans, looks interesting in a holy crap I melted the tent kind of way :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the compliment

Sasquatch said:
It's hard to imagine Lef-t camped out using the fanciest new softshell jacket, 3-D microfleece layers, a Sil-nylon tarp, jetboil stove and titanium mug. His missions seem to be as much about living the "hobo" lifestyle as they are about biking.

He's also a bit of a retro-grouch, even though he's not grouchy.

In other words, he fits in well around here, even if everyone thinks he's crazy.;)

My boss says I'm in my own unique catagory. I'm glad I don't come off grouchy.

I don't like to be too uncomfortable even living the hobo lifestyle. Thanks for all your tree leasons and great photos. I really love Oregon, especally these parts.
 

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SPD simple, practicle, duarable

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lef-t,

Curious about your choice of gear. Do you take the tarp & hobo stove over a lightweight tent and camp stove for any particular reason? Is it a financial thing, using what you have? Very interesting set up... cool photo's thanks for sharing. Everytime I see pix posted on this forum I want to move up there.
I spent a alot of money over the years on nice camping equipment. I like to practice using my can stove and don't want to burn my tent down.

I like to see how simple, practicle and durable in can make my bike and camping gear. I am on a budget so cheap and free things that really work well appeal to me. I like to play a little survivor man without shivering or starving.

The little can stove is fun to use, I love staring into a fire. It warmed my whole shelter. I'll post more on the stove, I made a much better one.

I moved here five years ago, I really love playing in these woods.
 

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I spent a alot of money over the years on nice camping equipment. I like to practice using my can stove and don't want to burn my tent down.

I like to see how simple, practicle and durable in can make my bike and camping gear. I am on a budget so cheap and free things that really work well appeal to me. I like to play a little survivor man without shivering or starving.

The little can stove is fun to use, I love staring into a fire. It warmed my whole shelter. I'll post more on the stove, I made a much better one.

I moved here five years ago, I really love playing in these woods.
lef-t,

Similar thought process. I hate the idea of wasting $ or resources for specialty goods when there are abundant multi purpose items that will work just fine. Lately I've been contemplating a more simple life, free from the trappings of modern society. It's funny because I worked so hard to get where I am, only to continue to strive for things just outside of my reach. If I lived more simply would I be less happy? As reflect back to the simpler days, the greatest adventures I had were when I barely had enough to scrape by.

Where did you move from? Have you always had a little hobo in you? What part of OR are you in?
 

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Always had hobo in me

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lef-t,

Similar thought process. I hate the idea of wasting $ or resources for specialty goods when there are abundant multi purpose items that will work just fine. Lately I've been contemplating a more simple life, free from the trappings of modern society. It's funny because I worked so hard to get where I am, only to continue to strive for things just outside of my reach. If I lived more simply would I be less happy? As reflect back to the simpler days, the greatest adventures I had were when I barely had enough to scrape by.

Where did you move from? Have you always had a little hobo in you? What part of OR are you in?
I live near the mouth of the Mckenzie River. That sounds better than Springfield.

I moved from Phx Az to northern AZ in 1978, I lived in Show Low Az and ran a bike shop.

We camped out almost every week, we used a big trash can for our fires and built earth shelters.

I tried the coffee can two years ago in an attempt to make fire tending and starting easy in wet wood country.

I strive for simplicity, the Indians who used to live here got along with less. Our culture has forgotton simple ways
 
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