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Default First Motorcycle Camping Trip..

I don't camp. I have never really found a reason to camp. However, a recently acquired full-time teenager has reprioritized my motorcycle vacation budget... and if I don't get a long ride in soon, I just might murder the little shit. (I'm not proud of that comment, btw)

Anyway.. I'm looking for wisdom from my fellow RO camping veterans. I have a tent and a portable grill, if I need it. Other than that.. I have a small folding saw for gathering tinder and burnables. Aside from what I just mentioned, and my 9mm, I really have no idea what else I should bring along. Camp sites can be primitive, as I have electrics for my phone and GPS on my bike. I do draw the line at burying my feces. Flushing toilets and fresh water are a must. A lake does count as fresh water, if I'm actually allowed to bath in it... I don't know the rules.

Any advice, gang? This would be a solo trip with minimum spending in mind. Most likely, if it isn't absolutely essential, it isn't coming with me.
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The most essential thing I take camping is a air mattress.

Really all you need is a tent, air mattress, and something to keep you warm at night. Don't really need a sleeping bag if you take blankets from home. I have been know to just wear my cold riding gear to bed at night to keep warm.

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...I have been know to just wear my cold riding gear to bed at night to keep warm...
I hadn't thought of that. I like it. I may need to acquire a sleeping bag, though. I don't believe I own one. Lyns does, but I'm sure it's child-sized.. and is either purple, pink or covered in HelloKitty.
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It is actually kind of nice because when you wake up on a cold morning you don't have to get out of a warm sleeping bag and go out into the cold world.
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Late September/early October is probably when this will happen. That means cold gear AND a down sleeping bag, probably.
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All of my questions answered...

http://www.reddit.com/r/motocamping
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Have you lodged here, guys? I'm thinking about using this place for my first camp trip. Kind of like the idea of having amenities available if I need them. $15/night for tent sights with showers available to use.

http://www.ironhorsenc.com/index.html
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Camel backpacks are nice.the ones that hold water.then you have.your drinking and camp water with you.the mre dried food just add water.coffee pkts.sleeping bag and tent.
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Got one. Used it for my IronButt ride and it was most excellent. I hadn't thought about MRE style food. I'm not sure I like the sound of it, honestly. Dehydrated food?

Oh, and I don't drink coffee. I do enjoy a nice cup of tea, now and again.. but it's not something I must have to get moving in the morning. A glass of orange juice and a bagel would be perfect. I wonder if I can run a toaster from my bike's stator.

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Iron Horse is a terrific place to camp. You wont find a place that makes camping on a motorcycle easier.

I am going to be at the Gap the nights of 09/22 - 09/27. If I have a open bunk on the nights you two will be there you are welcome to it. I do snore and fart in my sleep, but a room for about the same price of camping might make it worth it.
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