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Motorcycle camping is nothing like RV-ing, or taking a road trip. There's no bedroom, alarm clocks, television, internet, heat, air conditioning, showers - none of that. It's just you and nature. Pack up your gear, and stay where you like.
About Motorcyclye Camping
If you like back-packing, motorcycle camping will be right up your alley. They are very similar. You can take on all types of terrain (some similar to hiking trails), yet cover a lot more ground. You’ll also expend a lot less energy. Instead of the supplies being on your back, they are on the bike. Instead of carrying all of your meals, you can make the occasional run to the store for supplies. If you’re traveling long distance, it’s even better - stop in to a diner or restaurant when you’re hungry!
The Motorcycle Camping Checklist
Check out our camping equipment checklist page for items you'll need nearly every trip. In addition to those, you will need to consider purchasing:
- The proper bike
Every motorcycle is not going to suit your needs. If you're going to camp across a state, a cruiser would be more suitable. If you're going into wooded or unpaved areas, you would want to consider a dual-purpose bike.
- A tire repair kit
You don't want to drive 16 miles into the woods, just to get a flat and walk back to civilization - no fun.
- Tool kit
Just like you want to be able to fix your tire, you want the ability to fix other parts of your bike, as well.
- Remember this
Organization and simplicity are the key. In most cases, you'll only need a few supplies. Having an engine leaves the door to civilization wide open. You'll most likely be able to travel back, when necessary.
If you’re looking for more information on gear (no pun intended) specifics, check out our motorcycle camping trailers and motorcycle camping gear pages. Here are a few more sites that have good information:
- This Blog has a good, brief article on supply specifics.
- Wetleather.com has an exhaustive article with nearly everything you could possibly think of for your next trip. It is quite long.
- Road Runner has a lot of good, succinct information.
- Biker Camps is a really good resource for general information - places to camp, bike types, etc.
A few vids before you get on the road:
- These guys look like they had some fun. This is a good way to get started - utilizing an actual campground. After you gain some experience, you can test yourself with more remote locations.
- Not a lot about the actual practice of motorcycle camping, but it's got the right vibe. Personally, I prefer the more rugged, remote locations!
- Here's an idea for a tent. Quick, easy, and light.