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    2 week road trip - I could use some guidance..

    So I'm thinking about cashing in my vacation time for a 2 week fall season road trip. I'd be heading to New Mexico (from Texas), might even venture as far as Colorado.

    I plan on roughing it the entire time. Only problem is I've never roughed it before. As sad as it is to say, I've never been camping. I need to know the essentials that I'll need to take with me. Both for camping purposes and riding.

    I have a pickup truck with a camper shell. I'm going to buy an air mattress and sleep in the camper. I'll need to buy a sleeping bag also.

    As far as food, I'm thinking I can survive most of the trip off of raw oats and whey protein. Not sure how I'd clean/rinse out my protein shaker without using precious bottled water though. Is it not a good idea to have dry food goods like that in your vehicle when in bear country?

    Other bare essentials I'll need? Flashlight? Duct tape? Road flares? Grenade launcher?

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    Living in Texas you don't need a warm sleeping bag but Colorado and NM are different. You can buy differnt types of sleeping bag liners for added warmth or a normal width bag and bring your blankets and pillows. You'll need soap and towels and a solar shower works if you have time to leave it in the sum a few hours. The difference between the cheap ones, $10 and higher endo ones, $40 is resistance to leaks. Just fill the cheap one when you need it and don't drive around full and you're ok, but that can be a pain, too.
    You'll want an ice chest, prefer the kind that's super insulated so ice lasts for days. (and other sites) have camping check lists. Start packing a couple days ahead and keep a list of what you need, I always forget something, silverwear recently.
    SOme neat trails in NM:Cloudcroft has a bunch, Santa Ana north of Las Cruces. North and South Boundary by chilly Taos (my NM favorite, skier). White Mesa is unique.

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