5 Super Tips For a Better Motorcycle Camping Trip

Posted on December 31, 2015 By

Close your eyes and imagine a typical campsite. In all probability, you will visualize certain items. There is probably a tent. There is very possibly a campfire. There may even be some critters walking, crawling, or jumping around the area. Furthermore, we typically consider feet, cars, or trucks, as the standard means of getting to a campsite. However, following some basic guidelines can help to make a motorcycle camping trip just as successful:

  1. Search for campgrounds before your camping trip
    When searching for a campground, provide enough time for your search. In fact, your search could even begin prior to your camping trip. Although it clashes somewhat with the concept of motorcycling epitomizing “freedom,” you could surf the Internet for campsites prior to hitting the road. While this method may seem somewhat wimpy at first, you could ultimately save a lot of time and energy, providing you with more time and energy for your motorcycling.
  2. Visit campgrounds before making a judgment
    As we know from experience, “looks can be deceiving.” When choosing a campground while on the road, make sure to check each and every one you pass. By actually examining a site, you may consider it to be more favorable, than by merely zipping by it. However, to make this approach successful, start your search before you become too exhausted. The more tired you are, the less willing you will be to stop and walk around the campground.
  3. Consider cooking options
    When camping, you have several options for cooking, which can be done with or without a stove. Many campsites include barbecue grills, so you could forego hauling a portable stove with you.

However, you also have the option to carry various types of stoves with you, such as gas or propane models. While the obvious advantage is that you can cook anywhere, a few drawbacks exist as well. Propane stoves that are small enough to strap onto your motorcycle, tend to require twice the cooking time as larger portable stoves. Furthermore, gas stoves can become quite messy, making them challenging to clean up.

  1. Use convenient food
    Convenience is the name of the game, on motorcycle camping trips. Instant foods and drinks, (i.e. oatmeal, soups, powdered beverage mixes, etc.) and canned goods are some of your best options. Depending on where you travel, you may be able to buy fresh foods at a market, and then prepare them yourself.
  2. Consider how to tote your stuff
    You have many options when selecting motorcycle luggage. Saddlebags are one of the most popular types of luggage for choppers and motorbikes. This luggage provides many advantages:

o It is lighter than hard luggage

o It can easily be removed when not in use

o It is less expensive than hard luggage

o It will not break if your motorcycle tips over

o It will not bend the frame

When planning for a camping trip, you should certainly consider a motorcycle camping trip. You will never feel detached from the Great Outdoors, while traveling through it!