For outdoor enthusiasts, creating a camping equipment list for motorcycle camping can be the start of a great and fun adventure. Bikers already enjoy the exhilaration of fresh air and the wind in their face when taking road trips. Adding a camping component to the mix only heightens the enjoyment and adventure. There is a significant difference between going on a road trip and camping however. On a road trip, bikers will typically spend the nights in a hotel thus requiring few items to bring along with them. If you’re going to camp out on your trip, then there are additional planning and preparation that must be taken into consideration to ensure your comfort and safety.
You must do your research on your intended destination. Some camp grounds are not particularly friendly to motorcyclists. If your destination requires a reservation, make yours a few weeks in advance. Find out about the rules and regulations of the campground as well as what amenities are available. You should plan to arrive during daylight hours so that you can have plenty of time to setup your tent before it gets dark.
The camping equipment that you will need largely depends upon the type of adventure you are planning. Motorcycle camping equipment should be small and lightweight. Packing lightweight equipment and securing it properly can help ensure that you have a journey free of accident caused by items falling off of your bike. Here is a list of a few of the essential items that you will want pack.
- Lightweight tent
- Plastic covering (to keep the floor inside the tent dry in case of rain)
- Small travel kit with toiletries
- First aid kit
- Sleeping bag
- Water bottle
- Air mattress with small portable air pump (optional for your comfort)
If the activities you are planning require more equipment or if you are planning a lengthy stay, you may consider renting a motorcycle trailer. Depending on the type of bike you have, it can be easily hitched and pulled along.