My motorcycle camping gear

This post I’m going to show ya’ll what i’ve packed for my trip. I chose these things based on reviews, my experience riding to Alaska and my needs at the time. More details below!

Overview

Almost everything in this picture is what I have brought with me on my trip. I will be going into detail on many of these items in the future. In the meantime, their Amazon pages will be linked up from here. See the pictures below for details.

Everything

Every item unpacked and ready to go.

  1. Topo Designs Klettersack - this pack has been on my back for more than 3 years of rigorous use. Detailed review on its way!
  2. Kelty Gunnison 2.3 Tent with Footprint - bought this tent brand new on EBay with ‘Used’ pricing. A more detailed review coming soon!
  3. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp - I have used this headlamp for 3+ years. I finally replaced the first set of batteries back in May 2016. Detailed reviewing coming soon! Black Diamond has come out with a newer version. Check it out here.
  4. Mosquito Headnet - I used this head-net when I went to Alaska. It was 100% worth it. Always wear one with a hat.
  5. Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
  6. Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
  7. BAHCO 396-LAP 9 Inch Laplander Folding Saw
  8. Duct tape
  9. Medications
    1. Imodium
    2. Aspirin
    3. Codeine
    4. Antibiotics
    5. Benadryl
  10. Medical kit
    1. Steri-strips
    2. 2x 2x2”
    3. 2x 4x4
    4. Bandaids (varius sizes)
    5. Roll Gauze/Cling
    6. Triangle bandage (Cravat) & Safety pins
    7. Gloves (Nitrile)
    8. Antibacterial ointment
    9. Medical tape
    10. Alcohol pads
    11. Tweezers
  11. Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite Regular
  12. Sea To Summit - Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner
  13. Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Spark 35 Sleeping Bag

  14. Haynes BMW R850/1100-1150 Manual M3466
  15. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottle with 3.0 Sport Cap and Regular Cap
  16. O’Reily Octane Booster

  17. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap, 32oz
  18. Stainless Bottle for Alcohol storage

  19. Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet)
  20. Plastic bag with dryer sheets
  21. BMW Motor Oil (20W50)
  22. Loctite Liquid Professional Super Glue 20-Gram Bottle
  23. Emergency thermal blanket

  24. Tank Bag (See below)
  25. Treasure Notebooks, Classic, Notebook, Hardcover, Journal
  26. Food bag (See below)
  27. 1-gal extra gas (91 octane)
  28. Channel lock pliers
  29. Aerostich Triple Digit Covers
  30. Square paper

Food Bag

All the items that started in my food bag.

  1. Cigars (as gifts and the occasional splurge)
  2. Glass/pyrex type tupperware container
  3. Emergency meal (Mountain house dehydrated meal)
  4. Tupperware with Tea
  5. Raisins
  6. Fire tinder - a combination of cotton swabs and petroleum jelly
  7. [Removed from pack] Matches - the matches I had were waterproof but after a few years of sitting in storage they did not work
  8. Bic Lighter - These lighters are a bit fickle. They don’t do well with sitting in storage over time.
  9. Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel
  10. Light My Fire Spork (one plastic, one titanium) - More info soon. I highly recommend the titanium version
  11. Sharpie
  12. Lighter - Generally not reliable enough. More on this soon.
  13. Candles
  14. Hand wipe
  15. Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700 Mug
  16. Penny stove inside old irish oatmeal can
  17. [Removed from pack] Chocolate hazelnut spread

Tank Bag

Items that I foresaw staying in my tank bag.

  1. Zip ties (medium sized)
  2. Tire repair kit (sorta)
  3. Nitrile gloves
  4. Sony Camera + Camera Sock
  5. Fuses
  6. Windex wipes for face shield
  7. Passport
  8. Kindle Paperwhite
  9. Headphones
  10. Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger PowerDrive 2 + Iphone cable
  11. Apple 5W USB Power Adapter + iPhone cable
  12. Right angle adapter for gas
  13. Replacement headlight bulbs
  14. Replacement fog lights
  15. Sun Screen
  16. Fastrak
  17. Shea butter lip balm
  18. Ear plugs
  19. Tire gauge
  20. Pen + Sharpie
  21. Multi-purpose knife

Purchased afterwards

  1. Tire repair kit - turns out I didn’t have all the necessary tools.
  2. Baking soda - I purchased the baking soda to combat the smell of my gortex boots + sweaty socks. Since I doused everything in the baking soda, I haven’t had problem!
  3. Air pump - For flat tires
  4. Food
    1. Soups
    2. Jerky
    3. Tortilla
    4. Canned sardines
    5. Canned chicken
    6. Hot sauce (Tapatio)
  5. Gas can replacement - The gas can I originally had was from 3 years ago. Also, the design was not up to snuff and ended up leaking gas all over my pillion seat. No bueno.
  6. Oboz Firebrand II Hiking Shoes - I purchased these at REI. A more detailed review soon.

Downloadable Checklist

I put everything in a downloadable format here. Feel free to download and use for your trip!

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