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Old 12-13-2018, 08:07 AM
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It's been a while, but my wife & I used to do SNF & OSH in a -4, camping with 'big box store' gear. Queen air mattress, zip-together sleeping bags, 5-6 man tent (big enough for the queen mattress plus all our gear & tall enough to dress with some semblance of dignity), & a soft side cooler. IIRC, the tent weighs around 12 lbs & the mattress another 5 or so. Sleeping bags weren't particularly light,either. I'd put the tent & mattress in the 'tunnel' between my legs (extended up & toward the firewall) to keep CG reasonable. I don't remember all the numbers, but the 1st few trips were soon after I bought my 1st -4, and I was careful to stay within GW & CG limits, which are much more limiting than a -6. (I did have the advantage of a light weight wife.)

Funny thing about those $60 tents (I've had maybe three of them, over 20+ years) is that they seem to survive about as well as the $400 ones (and are a lot more comfortable). We went through some storms at OSH where the tent would lay over on top of us in the wind, and never had any damage or leaks. People around us with high$ gear would be ordering new high$ gear overnight because of failures in the storms.

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:11 AM
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I use a Wisperlite stove. It will burn avgas but the lead really clogs it up fast. I usually carry the fuel bottle full of mogas or coleman fuel but will use avgas in a pinch.

Check out ebay for lightly used ultralite gear 'specially in the winter.

The little Coleman stove is bullet proof and cheap. I have one that is probably 30 years old in an aluminum container that doubles as two cooking pots.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:43 AM
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I can totally agree with you about the pressurized canisters, Is this the model you recommended?
Thanks https://www.campmor.com/c/msr-whispe...lti-fuel-stove
That one works but I have seen people leave the hose behind or drop it in the sand.

This is my preference, if you can still find one:

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-550B7.../dp/B0009VC7QK
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:51 AM
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I use a Wisperlite stove. It will burn avgas but the lead really clogs it up fast. I usually carry the fuel bottle full of mogas or coleman fuel but will use avgas in a pinch....
Be very careful, if you ever use 100LL! Be sure to cover your food or you will be eating and drinking sone led.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:31 AM
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Default Lightweight Tie-Down

As for your tie-down kit, we offer a nice ensemble of four aluminum chocks, a dozen aluminum spikes, and three nylon webbing "cinch straps" with S-hooks. Go to: https://www.skydesigns.aero/tie-down-chock-set for pricing and a photo.

The entire set weighs only 4.5 lb and allows you to:

Tie-down & anchor your airplane when you're camping on dirt/grass or...

Chock your airplane & tie-down at airports with lugs anchored into the ramp or...

Just chock your airplane when not tied down.

The 7075-T6 Aluminum spikes are 3/8" diameter and 12 inches long and can also be used for self-defense by you and up to five of your friends in case of a zombie apocalypse

A hammer is not included but if you’re traveling with an engineer, his/her forehead can be used to drive the spikes into the ground, otherwise a large rock will suffice.

[ed. Ken, welcome aboard! ;^). Folks....THAT is how you do a first post as an advertiser....reference zombie apocalypse! <g>. v/r,dr]
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:21 AM
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Ken, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:10 AM
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Default Stowage

We can carry a figurative ton in our 7 by keeping dense heavy things out of the baggage area. I made brackets that are secured by the spare carry-through cover screws under your knees, either side of the fuel selector box. These have slots for lashing down goodies like tie down stakes, guns, ammo, water jugs (filled when crossing desert/remote) anything short and heavy, or even long, across the face of the selector box (provided you don't have a big FI pump housing). If you don't have the 6's battery box aft of the firewall, long things can be secured between the peddles and fuel selector. Make anchor points that are held by the center cover retention screws. It's all quite comfortable, your legs extend over the load top.

Having the heavy stuff forward doesn't so much bias the c.g. forward as it helps not biasing the load c.g. aft on the longer baggage area arm.

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Old 02-15-2019, 09:48 AM
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Airplane Camping Equipment List
Using UL (Ultra Lite) backpacking gear mostly bought at REI, we fit all this, plus clothes and food and keep under gross with full tanks in our RV-8. This list weighs 43 lbs. total, but to give you an idea of UL gear; the tent, bags and pads weigh 9 lbs. total. Some will say we spend too much on gear, but we are comfortable...

3-man tent
Sleeping bag for 2
2 inflatable sleeping pads
Extra down blanket
2-person hammock
2 camp chairs
LED camp light
Flashlight
Camp stove and fuel
Cooking and eating utensils for two
Matches, fire starters
First aid, bug repellent, sunscreen
2 inflatable float mattresses (could double as sleeping pads)
Battery pack charger for phones
Pocket camera
Usual airplane emergency gear, first aid, small parts, tools, oil, cover, tie-down stakes, ropes and gust locks bag. (18lbs)

Then we add clothing, shoes and food. We pack a couple Mountain House freeze dried meals, coffee and some oatmeal packs to fill in the gaps between our group meals. Then all we do is boil water for these easy meals.
Any suggestions on brands and models for?:
3 or 4 man tent
Camp chairs
LED camp light:
inflatable sleeping pad
Battery pack charger for phones
I will be going to AirVenture this July, my first time, in my RV9. So I am looking for gear that is light, easy to pack in a slider RV and in the case of the tent waterproof and wind resistant for Wisconsin in July.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:41 PM
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Any suggestions on brands and models for?:
3 or 4 man tent
Camp chairs
LED camp light:
inflatable sleeping pad
Battery pack charger for phones
I will be going to AirVenture this July, my first time, in my RV9. So I am looking for gear that is light, easy to pack in a slider RV and in the case of the tent waterproof and wind resistant for Wisconsin in July.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks
I've been happy with all of these products:

Tent:

https://www.rei.com/product/130090/m...with-footprint

Camp Chairs:

https://www.amazon.com/MARCHWAY-Ultr...277344&sr=8-2-

Camping Pad:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Camp light:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:42 PM
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My wife and I have transitioned from car camping with the boat to backpacking and airplane camping over the course of seven years. We now have spare everything as we settle into comfortable but light weight gear.
Here’s pics of the main gear with brands and models mostly showing.
And a link to our our tent. Getting a tent down to a 16oz per person ratio (assuming you actually cram a third into our “3 man”) means you pay more but get thinner material. We take precautions with our tent and in two seasons have never had a seam rip even when tripping on a cord. YMMV We have always stayed dry with Oregon rain and even a high pressure midnight sprinkler cycle complimentary of Sisters Airport.
Our pads and sleeping bag is a matched system. More of a bed, sheet and down comforter system. We love it and only add the cheap Costo down blanket shown in photo for our dog/bed heater.
The camp light is USB recharging but also you can crank it for a quick charge. A gift from Germany though, so have not locally sourced it.
Also pictured is our two person Hammack and our battery pack.
We have two new products to try this year; From Costco, Klymit pillows seen in the photo, and the Klymit pack raft. I’ll give you the link to the raft. We visit lakes and rivers when airplane camping but it could come in handy for float planers, or those really big rain storms at Airventure.
Cheers!m

https://www.bigagnes.com/Fly-Creek-HV-UL3-person

https://www.klymit.com/litewater-dinghy.html






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