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Motorcycle Camping List - By Ren Withnell

This is a complete list of things to take camping.  It does NOT mean you should take ALL this stuff with you, you should alter the list according to your needs and how long you are camping for.  I print it off, cross out what I don't need then pack what I do.  IT stops me sitting on the campsite with my stove, billy can, a tin of beans and some bread...wondering how the hell I'm going to open the tin with no can opener...DOH!

Please let me know of anything you would add to this list.  renwithnell@hotmail.com

Actual Camping Gear
1. Tent
2. Sleeping Bag(s)
3. Airbed / Ground Roll / Ground Mat
4. Torch
5. Hammer (for tent pegs)

Cooking
1. Stove
2. Pipe To Fill Stove
3. Billy Can / Pan
4. Knife / Fork / Spoon
5. Cup
6. Teabags / Milk / Sugar
7. Food
8. Soap For Cleaning
9. Lighter for Stove (thanks Wolfy)
10. Can Opener (thanks gazza)
11. Spare stove gas


Toiletries
1. Paracetamol
2. Toothbrush
3. Toothpaste
4. Soap
5. Sponge / Flannel
6. Earplugs
7. Shampoo
8. Towel
9. Dressings and Tape
10. Lip Balm
11. Hair Brush
12. Immodium (Anti Bad Guts Medicine)
13. Toilet Roll (thanks "Flying" Cyril Benn)


Clothes
1. Trousers
2. T-shirts
3. Shorts
4. Leggings / Long Johns
5. Jumpers
6. Hat
7. Sunglasses
8. Walking Boots
9. Socks
10. Bike Jacket
11. Bike Trousers
12. Bike Boots
13. Scarf / Neck Warmer
14. Helmet
15. Bike Gloves

Tools
1. Spanners Various Sizes
2. Screwdrivers Various
3. MultiTool
4. Zip Ties
5. Insulation Tape
6. Small Superglue
7. Pliers
8. TyreWeld
9. Cable Repair Kit
10. Allen Key Set
11 Spare Fuses
12. Spare Spark Plug(s)
13. Spare Light Bulbs
14. Lubricant for chain (I take a small pot of grease)

Security
1. Lock And Chain
2. Spare Set Of Keys For Everything

Miscellaneous
1. Camera
2. Batteries
3. MP3 Player / Recorder
4. Mobile Phone
5. Mobile Phone Charger
6. Wallet Including Cards And Money
7. Emergency Phone Numbers
 8. Documents (Driving Licence / Insurance / Tax / MOT / Green Card / Tickets / Passport)(
9. Compass (thanks merciel)
10. Map(s) (thanks zedder )
11. Reflective/Flourescent bib/jacket (Legal requirement in France now - check online)
12. Breathalyser (Legal requirement in France now - check online)
 13. Photocopies of documents (Handy for authorities in some countries)(Thanks Badger)

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Reader's Comments

Russ said :-
Dude...you need a car! ;)
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EclecticDawn said :-
Whenever we camp, we use biodegradable soap. It comes in a tube and can be found in the outdoors section of department stores or at camp supply places. It can be used for dishes, hands, hair, face, etc. This way we can clean up right at the campsite without hurting Mother Nature.

Another tip would be to remove the batteries from your flashlight before packing it on your motorcycle. Sometimes the switch will turn on from being moved around in the luggage, which could result in dead batteries and no light when you need it!

http://www.eclecticdawnarts.com/blog
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"Flying" Cyril Benn said :-
I always take a loo roll, it gets used on most camps.
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merciel said :-
Hi I'm just starting to get my stuff ready for summer and your list has helped I have just added cumpass/cable handsaw depending wear your going
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zedder said :-
take a map of the area you visiting, they keep working when the sat nav stops.
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Badger said :-
Take a couple of copies of all documents and offer with the originals to save the officials some time.
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Wolfy said :-
Omg do you really need that lot?

get rid of Soap, Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Ear plugs, Shampoo, Lip balm, Hair brush, Spanners (replace with 2 adjustables)
Add:- loo roll, AA / RAC coveage, wind proof lighter
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gazza said :-
great basic list for camping,we used this list for the tt,now we are going to the farmyard party tomorrow thought i would just post a thankyou.

ps only thing i would add is an army type can opener :)
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Gary said :-
I always sew my spare keys into my bike jacket. That way they should never get lost - unless you lose your jacket, of course.
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Doug said :-
I would add...
Wet Ones. Handy for a quick freshen up before crawling into the sleeping bag, or cleanup before eating.
Alcohol hand gel. Cleanup, and fire starter.
Dental floss. As well as tooth duty, handy for kit repairs - tent, sleeping bag, clothes etc. Take a needle too.
Duct tape, paracord, brass wire. More repairing goodness.
Bin bags or if room, rubble sacks. Sit on them, wear them, put things in them, cover things with them. Also emergency roadside toilet for when the Immodium fails when cycling around the Somme. Don't ask.
Pack of cards. Small notepad and pen.
Small string of IKEA LED fairy lights. Just a personal fave, not as harsh as a lantern or torch, and lasts ages.
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Ren - The Ed said :-
Doug...your emergency toilet sounds like one bad, rough and thoroughly unpleasant day...eeeeeewww!

The gf takes wet wipes for a "wash". I like the Alcohol hand cleaner idea, when cooking it'd be nice to know at least my paws are germ free it nothing else.

As for the fairy lights this very weekend we both struggled with the regular torch, too bright in one spot, no light elsewhere. My worry though is how much space would a pack of fairy lights take up? Maybe the narrow "string" lights could pack up real small. Hmmmm got me thinking there.
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Doug said :-
The ones I have pack small; whilst I can't see them on the IKEA site any more here are the same things on Amazon :-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battery-Operated-Fairy-Lights-Lights4fun/dp/B000W6TS3M
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Ren - The Ed said :-
TOP MAN DOUG! I'll set the gf onto that...she'll love 'em.
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