Don't know if many know but I'm planning a trip this summer to the land of the OZ and i figured i'd make a thread for brainstorming as well as gathering a need to get list so I'm not shocked(as much) as i would be if i didn't.
The trip will prob happen in between June-July for a max of 21 days round trip. I plan to stop several times along the way (from SC-Canada) to meet up with members in the area, camp, sightsee, take pics that sorta thing. Just to get away from South Cakalacky fro a while and see something else.
Im currently trying to cover all my bases necessity wise.
My roof top tent will be my primary home. It's waterproof(for the most part) and after spending several weekends in it and waking up refreshed it's not a bad choice, i'll save a ton of money on hotel fees and i can pretty much setup shop wherever my truck will fit.
I honestly haven't sorted this out yet, i don't want to eat out(at all if any) and i don't want to eat my MRE's(for absolute emergencies) so this is still a tossup.. I got a coleman stove with a dual burner for pots/pans to cook on so i'll just have to keep propane on me and i'll be good there.
Suggestions are more than welcome
This will consume the majority of my budget obviously.
* I overestimated my distance/average fuel cost to account for discrepancies*
2100 miles round trip
@14mpg(On a really bad day i'll get this)
150 gallons of fuel used
divided that by 18(when the light goes on generally i have 3 gallons left maybe more, again worst case scenario)
8.3 tanks of gas @ a cost of 65$/tank
= ~540$ in gas alone.
This could be variant on a variety of things but I'm hoping it's no more than 600$ tops in fuel costs.
Camping stuff i currently own
-Queen size sleeping bag rated at 0*(just in case it gets cold as ball sacks and it's a 2 person so if theres a lucky rendezvous i can get lucky )
-Lights for inside the RTT for light(it'll be quite the luxury i think)
-Coleman 2 burner stove that runs on the propane containers(my primary source for preparing my food, unless someone suggests a better way)
Thats really it i think... I know I'm missing some stuff that'd be helpful, hopefully someone can sort me out.
-Iphone(as a hotspot so i can stay connected with the world)
Im thinking being in remote areas i may not have service/internet but the option to have it will be nice
-2 24 Gallon action packers
1 of the containers is filled with recovery gear and my tools. figured it'd be a good idea.
the other is filled with whatever else i had useful(MRE's, spare clothes, ect.) that i normally kept in the truck.
Things Im missing(This list will be updated as ideas that are worth using come in)
-Spare gas container
-A Decent Camera
-Signaling for Help(emergency situation)
I made this thread in hopes the Camping gurus will sort me out haha. Here's some current pics of my rig for reference.