What to Pack on a Motorcycle Camping Trip

When it comes to getting ready for a motorcycle camping trip, the last thing you want to do is be scrambling and wracking your mind for what you need to take. Especially if you are gunning off on a spur of the moment adventure, you want to be sure you have everything you need and want ready to go. Having a comprehensive list can mean the difference between having a smooth trip and missing that one crucial item that could make made the entire trip easier. Don’t go without and don’t try to guess. We’ve got the perfect list to make packing for any kind of trip easy and quick.

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  1. Spare parts. Some people will bulk up their packs with extra parts, even if they keep their bike in great shape and know that these parts have been replaced recently. Knowing how long your parts last and when they were last replaced can help you eliminate what needs to come and what needs to stay home. Take only what you really thing will need replacing once on the road.


  1. Focus on planning for the weather. There’s nothing worse than being out in the rain and the cold without the right gear. When it comes to packing for the bike, make sure you have whatever you need to keep it safe, and then pack plenty of warm layers. Even if your planned stops aren’t expecting cold weather, the places you right through might be.


  1. Don’t over-pack, instead plan to wash clothes. Clothes take up a lot of room, especially if you need to take enough clothes for a week or longer. Instead of stuffing all of your space with clothes, bring only things you know you will wear and plan in trips to the Laundromat. This not only makes packing easier, because you don’t have to think about whether or not you will really wear something, if the time comes, and because you’ll free up room for other necessities.


  1. Don’t try to pack all the food you need for the trip. While you probably want some food and water on hand, just in case, buying what you need before you get to the night’s campsite is a much better option. Not only do you not have to be weighed down with food that might spoil, you get to pick what sounds good in the moment, after a long day of riding.


  1. Camping Essentials to remember, which are often forgotten.
  1. Towel
  2. Socks for three days
  3. Underwear for three days
  4. Work gloves
  5. Earplugs
  6. Sunglasses & Goggles
  7. Compass
  8. Swiss army knife
  9. Razors
  10. Locks for gear
  11. Bungie cords
  12. Mirror
  13. Bag for dirty laundry
  14. Dental floss
  15. Pain killers
  16. Air gauge for tires

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