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Motorcycle Camping: Facts & Fallacies

Some people assume that you can only go camping if you’ve got a large car. After all; you need a load lugger to transport all the things you need for your outdoor adventures, right? Well, it turns out that if all you’ve got is a motorcycle, you DON’T need to leave it at home and take a car instead!

With a little thought and preparation, plus the right gear, you can go on a camping vacation with your motorbike! Let me share with you some myths and facts about doing just that:

Myth: You can’t possibly carry everything you need on a bike

In short, the answer is yes, you can! You might not think it, but there are a plethora of accessories you can get for your motorcycle to carry extra cargo. Of course, it also depends on the type of two-wheeled transport you have. But, for the most part, you’ll be able to carry everything you need for a solo camping adventure.

Myth: You have to sleep directly on the ground


The fact is somewhat far away from the myth! Sure, you have to pitch your tent up on a solid ground somewhere. The thing is; that doesn’t mean you have to sleep directly on an uncomfortable hard surface.

Walk into any camping goods store today, and you’ll discover there are mats you can spread out on the ground. Gone are the days where you’d have to blow up an air mattress, only to wake up in the morning with it partially deflated!

The good news is that today’s camping mats are just like mini-mattresses! And best of all, they are easy to roll up and transport. In fact, you can conveniently store them in backpacks like the ones on the BikersBasics website!

Myth: You can’t transport a tent on a motorcycle

Wrong! The market is awash with tents of all shapes and sizes. You only need a tent that’s suitable for one person rather than a family of five. And that fact makes life easier from a transport and cost point of view.

If you hate spending a long time pitching or taking down a tent, there are pop-up tents that you can buy. They are useful if you’ve just arrived at your destination and you need to get your tent up because of unfavorable weather, for example. Take a look at the Pinnacle Tents website to see a few examples.

Myth: Camping with a motorcycle is stressful

The reality is that motorcycle camping is a breeze compared to cars or RVs. For a start, they take up a small footprint on the ground, meaning you have more camping choices. And, second, it’s quicker to unload or load the things you need from a motorcycle.

Last, but not least, you don’t have a family or other people to worry about while you go camping. All you need to do is decide where you want the road to lead you, and how long you wish to go camping. Motorcycle camping is the ultimate road trip adventure!