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u/grahamsmacker · 10 pointsr/motocamping

I do a lot of motocamping. I prefer to stay in camps with bathroom facilities--a hot shower and a modern toilet are great after riding twisty roads all day. I did the primitive thing when I was in my early 20s.

The foundation of my motocamping setup is my riding suit and gear. I often spend more hours riding than sleeping/camping. My suit is the Aerostitch Roadcrafter. In addition to crash protection, this suit really helps you deal with wet and/or cold conditions, while still being bearable in the hot, southern summer. When motocamping, I always take both my mesh summer gloves and my waterproof winter gloves regardless of location or season. I have a Shoei Neotec helmet and Cardo G9 bluetooth headset. I don't listen to music much, but audible GPS prompts and rider-to-rider communication are helpful in unfamiliar territory. Finally, I wear Dainese Nighthawk boots because they are all-season comfortable and waterproof.

  • Aerostitch Roadcrafter
  • Shoei Neotec
  • Cardo G9
  • Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots

    Now in terms of actual campsite gear:

  • Kelty Gunnison 2.1 This tent packs small and light, but is very long when setup. I'm 6'1" and I can sleep without my toes or head touching the tent walls. It also has two vestibules which are handy for gear storage. I purchased the optional tent footer as well. I usually grab some 7 mil plastic sheeting at Walmart for less than $2 to put under the footer--it keeps sand and dirt off your tent and therefore out of your luggage.

  • I prefer mummy-style backpacker sleeping bags. They pack very small and keep you warm, but are fine in warmer climates when left unzipped. Mine is a Kelty Light Stalker, but options abound online. I also use a Thermarest inflatable sleeping pad--essential in cold weather to prevent the ground from making you cold.

  • Browning makes a very comfortable camping pillow that packs fairly small. It's worth the space in my opinion. 10 years ago, I would use my clothes for a pillow, but these days I prefer a pillow.

  • A headlamp is essential. When you arrive at a campsite after dark, a headlamp gives you vision and two free hands at the same time. I prefer this model because it has a red-light mode that will preserve your night vision and is less obstructive to other campers.

  • Always take a knife and a multitool. My multitool of choice is the Leatherman.

  • I carry two JetBoil cooking systems. I take a canister for each. That lets me boil water for food and coffee at the same time, and gives me a backup if one of the stoves breaks. I can santize water if needed with these, and I know I can have a hot meal anywhere.

  • I use Starbuck Via instant coffee. I've done the french press thing, but the via packets are smaller and ready faster.

  • I take Mountain House freeze-dried food packs. They pack very small, and are easy to prepare.

  • Two plastic coffee mugs and some plastic utensils are always in my pack.

  • If cold weather is expected, I take a jacket and a fleece sweater with a neck on it. Layering these with the RoadCrafter keep me comfortable on the bike all the way down into the 20s.

  • I always take a cargo net. That way I can pack my wet towel outside the bags and let them dry while I ride.

  • Likewise, I always take a 60L and 30L dry bag. They are absolutely tiny when empty, but give you options if your bags get full or you have to pack in a hurry. They can always be strapped outside your bag.

  • I have both hard luggage and soft luggage. I very much prefer hard bags due to better fuel economy and improved handling. My hard bags are the Honda OEM bags for my bike. My soft bag is this one. It comes with a lot of straps, and mounting options.

  • Take a first aid kit.

    This is all off the top of my head, so I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

    Here's an imgur album with a few of these things visualized.
u/raven457 · 3 pointsr/motocamping

It just so happened that a lot of Eureka stuff was on sale at the time I was shopping, so I look like something of a fanboy.

u/loki_racer · 20 pointsr/motocamping

Last year a buddy and I took a 1300 mile trip around Colorado /r/dualsport ride on a Husqvarna 701 and a Yamaha WR250R. Here's a photo of the gear from last year.

This year we are adding one person (riding a monster, brand new, KTM 1090 Adventure R) to the crew and moving a little farther west to see some of the amazing sites in Utah. I put together a 1500 mile route, and will tack on White Rim Trail (if we can get passes) and wander around in Beef Basin for a bit.

A few of my friends have started using Polar Steps, so I've setup a trip and will try to keep it updated. I also maintain a simple website and will post photos on my flickr account.

Now, on to the fun, because sorting out gear and packing is half the fun of a /r/motocamping trip.

I'm involved in volunteer search and rescue (/r/searchandrescue) so a lot of this gear comes from my callout pack and extended incident command packs. The more experienced riders will notice that I'm lacking any tools, spares, tube slime, etc. I'm fortunate enough to be riding with 2 other riders that are packing all that jazz.

Two mottos:

  1. buy once, cry once
  2. high speed, low drag


u/zombiebunnie · 2 pointsr/motocamping

For that trip I would then definitely steer away from the KLR 650, and lean to the CB500X. You're going to do be doing practically nothing but long terrible stretches of highway going 80+ mph across kansas for probably two days as road fatigue will get ya on I-70 hard. The reason the KLR is the ak-47 of bikes is they are "indestructable" and universal. They aren't however, the most comfortable, and especially not when cruising at those speeds on the highways for any length of time. They go anywhere and do anything, but nothing exceptionally well.

This is why I recommend the honda as its less torquey, lighter, better gas milage, and more comfortable on the highways, where you will be spending the majority of your time. Going south of the border? Then absolutely go KLR, roads are sketchy at best in a lot of places and that is where the KLR has gotten its legendary reputation, but middle of the US? You're much better going with a more comfortable bike.

Personally I have all my gear (backpack, sleeping bag, tent, gun, machete, air pad thing, pillow, medical kit, flashlight, glowsticks, rope) fit into one bag that I clip on the back and go in <10 minutes. Travel light, you're traveling through the US where wally world is never more than a few hours away, and just stop at the local grocery spot to grab food/beer/whatever.

u/doitskippy · 1 pointr/motocamping

Yeah that's the idea, just a little hard flat thing that you can turn into a cooking/eating surface using what you'll have. The campsites may or may not have amenities provided. I almost always camp at places that have potable water, a picnic table with benches, a critter-proof food locker, and a fire ring in each site. They take a little bit of the isolation and manliness out of the experience, but I'm usually camping with a couple girls in the group and girls seem to appreciate having toilets and showers even when they're off in the woods somewhere. For a first trip you'll find things like not having to pack clean water really handy, so if that's an option I'd go for it.

Another thing you might find really handy is [this little charger] ( that plugs right in to a battery tender plug. If you don't already have a battery tender plug for keeping your battery charged when you aren't riding for a bit, I recommend picking up one of those too. This thing will let you charge your phone or camera. A phone doesn't suck up a ton of juice, but since you may not have a jump handy I'd just idle the bike while charging to make sure you don't end up with a flat battery.

Take loads of pictures, man! Let us know how you liked the experience. Best of luck.

u/locustt · 2 pointsr/motocamping

You have lots of good selections in your list. Dunno about the shoes, do they really have lots of holes? Mosquitos will LOVE that!

Here are some camp kitchen suggestions that add value w/out hassle

Thin cutting/prep surface

Cheap kitchen knife with sheath for easy stowage(pick one or two)

Cheap non-stick frying pan(I got one for a few dollars at a grocery store)

Cheap heat-resistant spatula

Exxxxtra loooong tongs for cooking over a fire. Them coals get HOT.

The amount of different meals you can make with these is amazing. Eat a steak or salmon instead of MRE's... Cook bacon, sausages and scramble eggs for the camp...

I also recommend a small vise-grip for when you're wrenching and need a third hand. I splurged on the Leatherman Crunch and I love it.

And to jump on the bandwagon, go for smaller tent and a hatchet.

u/deckyon · 3 pointsr/motocamping

I wanted to have a stove do double-duty. Especially when it came to fuel. I have the MSR Whisperlight International stove. I carry 2 fuel canisters (30oz ea). I had one back when I was backpacking and it never let me down, but sold it when I left Colorado for the midwest where camping just didnt hold up to the Rockies.

It will use Unleaded fuel. As will the bike. So, in case I get stuck somewhere with an empty bike, I can use the stove fuel to get me another 40+ miles to a gas station where I can refuel everything.I have never had any issue with the stove heating water or making soup or rice or anything else, and the burn rate on the gasoline is fairly good, I didnt even use half a tank all year last year camping.

MSR Whisperlight International Stove

MSR Fuel Canisters

No matter what, it will come down to preference. Jet Boil works great, but it is quite a bit larger and you have to have special fuel canisters and all. The MSR is just what I happen to like the best and suits my needs.

u/oh2ridemore · 1 pointr/motocamping
This is the one I have been using, not as big as my old 3, but the poles are perfect sized. In super hot, could use more mesh, perfect 3 season tent. Enough room for all my gear and vestibule for boots, and drybag.

u/BurdenedBeast · 1 pointr/motocamping

Ya know I actually put that tent and the footprint in my cart online, but I was wondering what was better about it.

Do you have some insight on what ways it is better?

Edit, for additional content: is it safe to say that the REI Half Dome 2 Plus is worth over 50% more than the Alps Lynx 2?

u/idontcarethatmuch · 1 pointr/motocamping

I have the one person version of this and love it. Great value and pole size is small so it's a pretty short package. And all mesh under the fly, so it's nice in fair weather.

u/Socializedintrovert · 1 pointr/motocamping

I'll help. That's an Alps Mountaineering tent, probably a Meramac model. I have the two person version of this and really like it. As a 6'3" guy who seems to enjoy camping in the rain, this tent has served me very well for 2 years so far.
Edit - like someone posted earlier this seems to be the Lynx

u/erik29gamer · 1 pointr/motocamping

Personally, I just grabbed a 30 Oz MSR bottle. I would be actively searching for stations with ~25 miles left in my tank, and I figured this would be enough to limp me along if I ever cut it way too close. It's also very easy to pack.

You have clearly planned your trip much more than I did, considering I decided about 30 minutes before I left with no clear route, so I think it would be pretty easy to figure out available gas stations given your route.

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u/davidsson · 2 pointsr/motocamping*Version*=1&*entries*=0
is a great way to charge electronics. For camping entertainment or just otherwise. Also look for camp sites with good hiking or hotsprings nearby. Nothing is better than soaking after a full days ride.

u/darkhorse85 · 1 pointr/motocamping

ive had good charge rate with anker 21W 2x usb port solar charger. the panels arent rigid. so, it feels reliable.
i seem to get better efficiency charging to a lithium battery then using the battery to charge my devices.

took it on a 7day hiking trip and my phone & camera never died.
i wouldnt attach it to my bike though.
This is what i use on my speed triple. 2.1A:

u/uneakbreed · 4 pointsr/motocamping

It's the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent. Got it on amazon for a good price. Fast set-up, mostly mesh for ventilation but has a waterproof fly you can put over very quickly.
If you're on a budget, fantastic tent.

u/vinnard · 3 pointsr/motocamping

I've had this for over a year and it works great

If you buy a battery tender it comes with one of these that the usb thingy hooks right up to. I just have it hanging out the side of my bike and I can easily tuck it up under the fairings.

u/nitroracertc3 · 2 pointsr/motocamping

I have the ALPS Zephyr 2 tent. It packs pretty damn small. only 2 poles so it goes up fast, and its pretty cheap. I would definitely say a 2 person cause it give you room for all your gear too.

u/Tymanthius · 6 pointsr/motocamping

Yea, spend more. I bought mine online, but I don't recall where now.

It's designed similar to this one, but is classed as 2 man. It is, if you snuggle. But good enough for me & gear. It rolls up to about 18" long, 6" diameter. Probably a little smaller.

I saw a similar one for $20 when I was browesing, but no idea how good it is.

What you want are 'backpacking' tents.

u/cortechthrowaway · 6 pointsr/motocamping
u/Rtem8 · 1 pointr/motocamping

Do not cut into or splice off of your wire harness. Get a battery tender pigtail that connects directly to your battery ( Then use a 'Battery Tender SAE to USB adapter to plug a USB cable into ( This was you can charge you bike when parked for a while and have the freedom to run the USB cable to your bars for your ram mount or into your bags to charge extra gear.

u/Raptor01 · 7 pointsr/motocamping

This is a good relatively cheap tent that packs small because of the short pole lengths (short poles are hard to find in a tent): That's the cheapest short-pole tent I was able to find when I was looking.

Any Amazon inflatable sleeping pad will do for Summer camping. For winter camping, if you don't want to freeze, get a good insulated inflatable pad.

Any 'ole pillow.

This stove:

A chair like this one:

The complicated part is the sleeping bag. I spent big bucks on mine because I wanted a zero degree down sleeping bag that packed small but wasn't a mummy bag. For your first kit, just look for something that packs small and is rated for 15 degrees less than what you'll think you'll encounter on your trip.

u/Ginfly · 3 pointsr/motocamping

Amazon sells a few different fuel bottles:

u/Lokky · 2 pointsr/motocamping

the model I bought doesn't seem to be on sale anymore but it's the one that came with this pot

I think the reason it got discontinued is that the top lid tended to warp with heat and not seal very well, so it doesn't boil water as fast as some of the other systems. I am planning to get one of the vertical jugs for this summer and still bring my pot with me to cook traditional food in.

u/croy_00 · 2 pointsr/motocamping

I posted a list on your other thread, but you might also want to invest in a slime kit.

u/coppermouse69 · 1 pointr/motocamping

Old thread but thought I'd share in case someone finds this.
This is what I use to charge my phone. Plugs into your battery tender port. It generates 1amp I believe but it's enough to keep the phone charged while using it for GPS. Cheap, light, works.
EDiT: probably not useful for all the stuff you want to charge.

u/Rick___ · 3 pointsr/motocamping

You might pull some ideas form this: Motorcycle Journeys Through North America.

Also check out Butler Maps.

And if the timing works you might check out Thunderdome in Detroit.

u/UncleHiViz · 3 pointsr/motocamping

I use this, strapped across the pillion with ROK straps. It is big, waterproof, durable, and relatively inexpensive. The x-large is $5 cheaper right now. I have one of those too, but it ended up being too big for me and gets used for canoe camping now.

They have a semi-rigid bottom, so they don't droop over the seat.

It usually holds my tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag and other soft items that I don't need to get at while riding. At camp, my jacket, pants, boots, and helmet get stored in it to make more room in the tent.

u/worldDev · 3 pointsr/motocamping

I'm cheap so I got this pup tent. It packs small enough when you separate the poles and the tent, but you'll want a tarp if it rains. You can spray it with waterproofer, but I would avoid doing that if you ever camp below freezing (breath snow will form).