First Moto Camping Trip

Rigger

Finally made it
Location
McPherson, KS
I have my first camping trip upcoming and I’m just trying to mitigate any problems now. I went with a Wingman Goose tent, have a flat pack camp stove as well as a hatchet and magnesium block for my fuel and fire needs. Water is more problematic. I plan to take 2 gal. in the Bags and another on my back in a camel back. I’m packing a water filter to replenish. Garlic and onion are easy to carry but fresh and frozens not so much. I will start with frozen meats and a cold brick but unless I can find farm fresh eggs I’m not sure how they’ll do over 3 days with the heat we’re dealing with.

Does anyone carry motor oil or brake fluid on their camping trips? Any other helpful suggestions?
 

Morgan60

Well travelled
Location
NW USA
I like to keep it light. Freeze-dried food, Clif bars, nuts, and dried fruit.


Motor oil 1/2 qt or so.
 
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Rigger

Finally made it
Location
McPherson, KS
Is there a preferred container to carry oil in or would something like a squeeze bottle do? Pad of paper already in my tank bag! Just thought about a kick stand pad. I’ll have dried fruits and nuts. Feel free to drop suggestions as the come to mind.
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
Is there a preferred container to carry oil in or would something like a squeeze bottle do? Pad of paper already in my tank bag! Just thought about a kick stand pad. I’ll have dried fruits and nuts. Feel free to drop suggestions as the come to mind.
Nothing wrong with the bottle the oil comes in.👍
A soup can with both ends cut out and crushed flat makes a nice "Lilly pad" to stop the kick stand from sinking in on soft ground. They're cheap or free, recyclable, biodegradable and fit in a jacket pocket.
 

puttbutt

Well travelled
Location
NY
Any other helpful suggestions?
a pot holder, if your cooking pot doesn't have an insulated handle. a good book to read, a small lantern or head lamp. and last but not least, a good alcoholic beverage to encourage sleepiness. counting sheep doesn't work for me. discovered all this on my "first" camping trip a few weeks back. planning another trip, now that the weather has cooled off a little.
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
a pot holder, if your cooking pot doesn't have an insulated handle. a good book to read, a small lantern or head lamp. and last but not least, a good alcoholic beverage to encourage sleepiness. counting sheep doesn't work for me. discovered all this on my "first" camping trip a few weeks back. planning another trip, now that the weather has cooled off a little.
Nothing better than watching the sunset while reflecting on things and sipping a liquid of choice is there ?
Watching the sunrise while sipping coffe is the other fave.
 

Rigger

Finally made it
Location
McPherson, KS
a pot holder, if your cooking pot doesn't have an insulated handle. a good book to read, a small lantern or head lamp. and last but not least, a good alcoholic beverage to encourage sleepiness. counting sheep doesn't work for me. discovered all this on my "first" camping trip a few weeks back. planning another trip, now that the weather has cooled off a little.
I tried to find a skillet like the one included in the Wingman Road Kitchen which has a 3 pronged removable handle but I literally can’t find one so my small cast iron skillet is coming. Good call on the potholder. The kindle and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon are on the list. Picking up a headlamp tomorrow and perhaps a small led lantern. All the while reminding myself that all I have is 2 saddle bags and my backpack to fit it all in!😣
 

Caspice

Well travelled
Location
Here and There
I was reminded today that I come from a time before everyone had a super computer in hand. Smart phones are handy only as long as they have power. If your bike is not set up for charging electronics take a battery pack and appropriate charging cables.

I also like to have an actual map of areas being traveled and a compass. I do have a dedicated GPS (old Garmin Legend HCx) but really only use it track where I have been.

Have a great camping trip.
 

Remnar the bold

Getting there...
Location
USA
I bought a Dane military surplus fuel bottle holds a liter of gas, a Harley tool roll for xtra tools. Headlamp. A Glock 81 field knifes. This fits on one side of surplus Romanian saddle bags. The other side has a combo east german canteen cook set . A knife fork spoon combo and I use a 1955 small Swiss pack with front pouch that holds wet wipes and a folded waterproof sheet and paracord too build a rain shelter I secured a old mosin nagant ammo pouch too grab handle with fire makeing fixings in it. The main pouch Carries Rations. And a flask of wine , beers and ice.
 

Rigger

Finally made it
Location
McPherson, KS
I was reminded today that I come from a time before everyone had a super computer in hand. Smart phones are handy only as long as they have power. If your bike is not set up for charging electronics take a battery pack and appropriate charging cables.

I also like to have an actual map of areas being traveled and a compass. I do have a dedicated GPS (old Garmin Legend HCx) but really only use it track where I have been.

Have a great camping trip.
The Meteor does have a usb charge port but I also have a 20Ah and 12Ah backup. Being a HAM I’ll have my HT though I’m considering a QRT rig. The paper map is a good call. I’ll also download the area to my phone and iPad for off line use.
 

Eatmore Mudd

Moderator
Staff member
I bought a Dane military surplus fuel bottle holds a liter of gas, a Harley tool roll for xtra tools. Headlamp. A Glock 81 field knifes. This fits on one side of surplus Romanian saddle bags. The other side has a combo east german canteen cook set . A knife fork spoon combo and I use a 1955 small Swiss pack with front pouch that holds wet wipes and a folded waterproof sheet and paracord too build a rain shelter I secured a old mosin nagant ammo pouch too grab handle with fire makeing fixings in it. The main pouch Carries Rations. And a flask of wine , beers and ice.
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