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Even before I bought my motorcycle, I was thinking about motorcycle camping. Last season electricity related words was just about getting used to the motorcycle and riding in general before I went on any trips. This season, I intend to take some short weekend camping trips (I will be taking a pretty full load of graduate classes this summer, so extended trips are probably out of the question). Some of the packing threads that are up right now got me thinking, I should probably run my thought process on this by some people who may have experience with this, and even if they haven’t gone camping on the motorcycle, they may have experience having to pack small for the bike.

Both for electricity prices over time camping and for hotel weekends on the bike, I’m thinking that I should think like a backpacker. They have to fit everything they need for their trip in a bag they can carry. Small and light is the order of the day. Trying to fit everything on the back of a motorcycle, small (though not necessarily light) is important to us too. Also, because it is a popular hobby, there is plenty of stuff made for their needs and there is no need to re-invent the wheel (though it tends to be more expensive than the bigger and heavier versions made for car camping, so when I can get away with it I’ll probably go with some regular camping things too).

I will probably not bring food and cooking gear (except maybe a coffee pot, and maybe one small camp pan). I might consider a small backpacking stove, but probably not. Food is bulk as is fuel for the stove. I won’t be taking my cruiser on any trails, only civilized campground camping- most campgrounds are near grocery stores and they wd gaster battle have some food at the camp store as well. Hot dogs on sticks cooked over the camp fire are pretty darned good, sandwiches and picnic foods are easy (buying only enough for the next meal, or using improvised coolers to keep it from going bad- trashbags and ice, or maybe the small insulated lunch boxes), and canned foods can be heated in a camp fire pretty easily. Since campgrounds are usually near civilization, I could also just hp gas eat at restaurants like if I was at a hotel. I might bring one or two freeze dried backpacking meals just in case things don’t work out as planned so I won’t starve, but it won’t take too much room.

I’m undecided about the luggage. Motorcycle trunks/sissy bar bags- whether permanent hard trunks or sissy bar bags tend to be on the expensive side, and they are very specialized so I can’t really use electricity usage calculator them for other purposes (I do need a new suitcase anyway). I’m leaning towards either a nice backpack (either an internal frame backpacking pack, or a large daypack- around 2000-3000ci either way), or a medium to large duffel bag. The advantages of the duffel is cost and size- you can easily pay half as much as you would for the pack and get twice the space- much more value. Some are water resistant, but usually that’s as good as you’ll get. The packs are a lot more money, but they often have waterproof covers (if they aren’t waterproof themselves), and they have frames, tensioning straps, straps to hold your gear, lots of compartments, and other features designed to keep the load stable (which can be important on a motorcycle). The duffel will probably work better as regular luggage when not on the bike, but 1940 gas station photos the pack can be used for that and I suspect it will work much better on the bike, and when I’m down another 25-30LBS I do want to get into light hiking anyway. The cost advantages of the duffel bag are quite a consideration right now however and the extra room would be nice. Some discussion and suggestions here that are based on experience would be nice.

Great thread; am brand new to motorcycleforum and have not yet introduced myself gas definition physics but saw this thread and wanted to weigh in! I also had visions of moto-camping before I got my first bike; at first I was on a SERIOUS budget and could not afford anything other than used soft luggage from craigslist and other forums…eventually invested in two Helen2Wheels waterPROOF bags that I was able to securely strap to the back of my VFR, along with several other items (chair, tent, soft cooler…also used saddle bags for cookware and toiletries…I do cook while camping electricity notes pdf but only pack sauces and spices; as noted above almost all state campgrounds are close (enough) to civilization to buy groceries as needed…ziplocs for marinating, a fork, a sharp knife, a plate and a coffee cup are all I packed for eating; paper towels and alum foil are a little bulky but very handy. I also just buy ice daily and stuff (food, water, beer) that is already cold to put into the cooler; not the most cost effective approach but I think most efficient. As someone above said, bungees are super versatile and yes, a towel is a good idea as well. At first I fashioned a plywood shelf affixed across the back of my seat to support the H2W bags; this worked well as a platform on which to stack firewood as well although again as someone above mentioned most campgrounds were electricity and magnetism notes happy to deliver firewood…emphasis on most, though.

New to the forum, too. I’ve done a fair bit of moto-camping, as an avid outdoorsman, I love to get off the beaten path. I set up my bike last year for just such rides. As you mentioned, I set up everything as if I was backpacking. I didn’t necessarily go light, but I did gas hydrates are used go small. I live out in the sticks a bit, so a lot of what I bought was purchased from Amazon. I was able to buy everything for under $250. I would include links, but given my post count, I can’t.

Cooking: I have a backpackers mess kit that includes two small pots, a pan and a couple of utensils. I also carried a small stainless grill that breaks down into a small tube. This was handy for cooking fish and meat directly over the fire. It’ll also easily hold up the old style percolator style coffee pot I have. An 8 melamine plate fits just about anywhere. I took a small bottle of palmolive dish soap that also doubled as body shampoo along with a sponge and rag to wash and dry dishes. I found a nifty spice holder for backpacking that worked well gas line jobs in wv. Of course, a jetboil for heat. Accept no others for that. I kept a bottle of whiskey in the tank bag, good for spicing food and getting gas after eating pasta warm on colder nights.

Misc: Small folding camp saw for firewood, hatchet, spice kit, tarp to cover bike or put on the ground, tent poles to hold up the tarp, LED tent light, LED headlamp, waterproof matches, windproof torch, fire starter cubes, 30′ of paracord for clothesline or whatever might need tying up, a couple of extra bungee cords, and a chamois towel to dry off with after swimming. Find a good camp chair. This makes a lot of difference in being relatively comfortable. I ALWAYS carry a firearm, but that’s just me.

Food: I like the Mountain House brand of freeze dried foods. They taste pretty good, pack small, and you don’t need anything but hot water to eat them. Try a few before you take them out into the sticks. They aren’t cheap, but they do fit the bill nicely. I would supplement those with fresh fish and occasionally some cottontails taken with a .22LR Ruger Mark electricity use in the us IV. Coffee is easy to pack along with high protein food bars. I’d get two large bottles of water at the end of the day from a convenience store before I made camp for the night.