Camp shoes are a must-have for any motocamper. Whether it's flip flops, Crocs, or slip-ons, the joy of kicking off your sweaty motorcycle boots after a long ride is unparalleled. Consider different sleeping arrangements – from traditional tents with covered motorcycle parking to hammock setups in forested regions. And don't forget the camp shoes!
A good night's sleep is crucial for a successful trip. Invest in a quality sleeping bag, and for added comfort, use a sleeping pad or cot. Whether you prefer foam or inflatable options, choose what suits your travel requirements. Some campgrounds even offer cabins for those who seek a bit more comfort.
After a day on the road, riders need fuel. A jet stove borrowed from the backpacking world can be a game-changer. Compact and powerful, it makes cooking dinner a breeze, especially when restaurants are closed. A hot meal, even from a bag, can be the perfect end to a day of riding.
Pack essentials like a headlamp for dark evenings at the campsite, blankets for warmth, and a collapsible chair for campfire gatherings. Don't underestimate the value of extra socks – a pair of clean, dry socks can make a world of difference after a long ride.
While the essence of camping is getting away from it all, staying connected is important. Carry a USB adapter to charge devices, and consider solar chargers for extended trips. Keep your loved ones updated with photos from the road, and ensure communication in case of emergencies.
Before hitting the road, do a thorough load-out dry run. Ensure everything is securely tied down, device chargers are working, and all gear fits where intended. Harley-Davidson's touring models offer great saddlebags, but if space is tight, consider additional soft bags and secure items with elastic bungee cords (we sell good ones at Wilkins Harley-Davidson).
While planning for good weather is ideal, be prepared for unexpected changes. Invest in waterproof bags and a rain fly for your tent or hammock. Being ready for inclement weather ensures your motocamping adventure remains enjoyable, rain or shine. There are not a lot of things worse than being wet when you start a ride in the morning.
Gear up, rev your engines, and hit the road on your Harley-Davidson for an exhilarating motocamping journey through the stunning landscapes of Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. Embrace the freedom of the open road and the thrill of camping under the stars. Swing by Wilkins Harley-Davidson on your ride and let us know how if we can do anything for you. 663 South Barre Road, Barre, Vermont, 05641