Gear

I'm not rich, so I started off with some very basic gear, and over time have added newer and improved items. I used to stay in hotels while riding, and if you think of the cost of one night in a hotel compared to the cost of a decent sleeping pad which you can use over and over again, then spending a bit more on gear begins to make sense, and of course it has to perform for you. The gear I use is middle of the road in terms of expense, and it has all been tested by yours truly over and over starting in 2006 when I began moto camping for the first time.




Tent

  • Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2
  • Alps Mountaineering groundsheet / foot print
  • tent repair kit
  • hammer/hatchet multi-tool (used primarily for driving tent pegs)
  • tent pegs (MSR Groundhog clone, ebay purchase)
  • Dry bag, 35L MEC Canoe Bag (keeps the tent dry or wet)

Sleeping

  • Chinook Thermopalm Hooded Rectangular (10C/50F) synthetic fill
  • Thermarest ProLite self-inflating mattress
  • Pillow - inflatable insulated (ebay purchase)

Kitchen

  • Coleman Max Aluminum HA pot with lid 800ml
  • Lixada Titanium 750ml mug with lid
  • SVEA123r white gas stove (also runs on unleaded gasoline)
  • SIGG 600ml fuel bottle with a small kitchen funnel attached to it with string 
  • Snow Peak titanium spork
  • Can opener - folding army style
  • lighter - bic
  • flint & steel (meh... lighter works)
  • stuff sack for the above
  • j-cloth
  • tea towel
  • scrubber copper foil
  • soap
  • Water Bladder, 4L "MSR Dromedary"

Tools

  • OEM tool kit
  • tire pressure gauge
  • Gearwrench MicroDriver ratchet, socket and screwdriver set with Metric Hex bits added
  • 3" and 6" 1/4" drive extensions for above
  • Sockets deep, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm
  • adapter, 1/4" drive to 3/8" drive
  • adapter, 1/4" drive to hex bit
  • Wrench, combination, stubby, assorted
  • Socket, "Gator Grip" 7mm to 19mm
  • Pliers, needle nose, locking "Vise Grip"
  • Motion Pro spark plug socket and extension
  • Hex key set
  • rag oil
  • Electrician's pouch to store the above
All of the above is stored under the seat, the items below are part of the touring load:
  • Endurostar TS2 trail stand/jack
  • Maxima chain wax
  • cable, bicycle spare
  • digital multi-meter
  • Quik Steel epoxy putty - not the liquid type, this is important
  • Stop Leak - radiator leak repair
  • gloves, vinyl
  • rag oil
  • gauge, air pressure 
  • tape, electrical
  • fuses, assorted sizes
  • utility knife blades

Motorcycle Gear

  • Mesh jacket
  • Leather jacket - (spring/fall)
  • Riding pants, "Cortech" cotton duck with aramid, water resistant 
  • Hydration backpack, 2L "Camel Back"
  • Gears heated jacket - (spring/fall)
  • Gears heated Vest
  • gloves summer
  • gloves leather gauntlet
  • gloves cold weather water resistant - (spring/fall)
  • balaclava snowmobile - (spring/fall)
  • neck tube light
  • neck tube knit acrylic - (spring/fall)
  • Overalls, insulated cotton duck - (spring/fall)
  • boots - Icon Super Duty
  • boots - Alpinestars Web Goretex - (spring/fall/wet weather forecasted)
  • Arai XD4 with Cardo Scala G4
  • MSR Hydroshell rain jacket - (wonderful, but of course they no longer make them)
  • Teknic rain pants - (horrible, can't wait to replace them)
  • Kimpex rain over boots

Electronics


Misc


  • Aotu Camp Chair (ebay purchase)
  • Rok Straps for securing loads

Clothing

  • jersey, motocross long sleeve or T-shirts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • pants - zip-off - (only for trips longer than a couple of days)
  • top, long sleeve polar fleece
  • thermal layer - summer weight
  • thermal layer - winter weight - (spring/fall) 
  • Stuff sacks and helmet bags for the above
  • Sandals, Keens, for camp shoes or a night on the town.
  • drybag, 5L, used for dirty laundry
For trips longer in duration, I will add more clothing as needed, and launder the clothes with what means I have to hand. 

Toiletries

  • Camp Suds soap 
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste - travel size
  • nail clippers
  • dental floss
  • foam ear plugs (for when your tent mate snores to wake the dead)
  • shaving foam
  • razor, disposable
  • deodorant
  • insect repellent, 30% DEET
  • MEC small toiletry bag to contain the above 
  • towel, small micro fibre with stuff sack attached to the toiletry bag

Medical

  • First Aid Kit - Coglhans's Trek
  • Lantus Insulin pen and needle tips
  • pill boxes
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • pepto bismul
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