I was scrolling through my Facebook page. And I noticed that one of my high school pals was on a motorbike camping trip throughout the Western United States with several of his lifelong buddies.
While I hadn’t seen my buddy Eric since we graduated, my jealousy immediately turned to curiosity. And I was anxious to hear about their journey. They saw magnificent landscapes, met new people, and were exposed to the weather along the route.
They also discovered a lot about themselves and one other. Therefore, before looking for the best camping backpacks, let’s start!
Make a Chart of the Course – Carefully
If you intend to go by motorbike, plan your route based on your riding skills. Eric and his buddies were not all experienced riders. So they made a conscious effort to stay as far away from major roads and highways as possible.
Backloads made the trip a little longer. But they were able to focus on safety and see sights they might have missed otherwise.
Preparation Is Essential
After you’ve plotted your route, make a plan for where you’ll camp along the way. Because mobile service is likely to be intermittent in many regions, contact ahead to book a campsite and ensure that the campground is still open.
Some camps have limited hours and availability during the season. Permits have required in advance for several national parks. A particular mention: after a hard day on the bike, a warm shower does wonders.
Pack Appropriate Clothing & Equipment
Long hours on the bike across substantial geographic areas will result in a wide range of weather conditions. Prepare for all weather conditions, including rain, sun, wind, and heat. Take the best survival packs with you.
Even though Eric’s journey took place in the spring, they met factors that necessitated the use of suitable equipment. You’ll need layers, dry socks, sun, wind, and rain protection.
When spending time outside, it’s always a good idea to plan for the worse and hope for the best. It’s far easier to remove layers than not have any at all. A motorbike camping vacation may be made or broken by this.
Perform a Local Test Run
Check that your gear will fit on your bike and that you can ride without losing your balance or vision. To figure out the most effective method to pack your stuff, go on a few test rides and schedule a nearby overnight excursion.
Make a Budget Ahead Of Time
Plan ahead of time how much you want to spend on bike rentals, transportation, petrol, hotel, meals, gear, and so on. Borrow equipment if feasible. With proper planning, a journey like this may complete for less than $1500.
Choose the Right People
Presume long days, cramped quarters, and exhaustion. Add to that the possibility of camping, trekking, and sleepless nights. When those components have combined, they might cause tension for any or all of you on the journey. If possible, spend some time alone.
Make sure one or more of your companions is a strong motorbike rider if you aren’t. If you run into problems with the motorcycle, make sure one or more of you has camping experience and some basic mechanical knowledge.