Motorcycle Camping Alone, Suggestions?

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Hi….ive taken several week-long trips on my bike, but never camped; I’m a bit reluctant, as I normally travel alone. I have a trip coming up next month, & if really like to camp. Any suggestions?

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  1. Just pack light and just go…If you stay off the Interstate there are many places to camp. Most county and city run parks are cheap of free. \n I pack a lot of Ramon noodles, and canned chicken (to add to the noodles). \n Find a good travel cot or sleep pad. Sleep Is Paramount. If you don’t get a good night’s sleep you are fatigue and can’t travel as far the next day…

  2. You will be fine if you stay in campgrounds.

  3. I have a different approach. I have a small trailer I got from harbor freight. I have a tent sleeping​ bag. Small cook stove, fishing equipment. I can just pull off the road and hang for a few days

  4. so where you heading?, um riding up to cotton hill public campground in Ft. Gaines Georgia end of month

  5. from Vero Beach

  6. Im in Ft. Pierce…..gonna make a circuit of AL, MS, LA, AR, OK, TN, NC, SC, GA, back home.

  7. Don’t forget toilet paper and a small shovel. The more remote you are, the less you have.

  8. Just get on the ride and do it.

  9. Don’t be scared. I’ve camped both in campgrounds and primitive and at the side of the road all over the US and Mexico. Never carried a weapon, unless the bear spray I don’t know how to work counts. Here’s the deal about solo camping: no matter where you camp follow this rule: make sure that either NOBODY knows you’re there or that EVERYBODY knows you’re there.

  10. Set some trip wires with cans & a few rocks to give you time to reach your weapon. Hahaha????

  11. My first choice of campgrounds are usually state parks. Usually they are reasonably priced and retain a natural feel. Not a trailer park feel like most KOA and commercial campgrounds. I am good with remote camping, but my wife insists on bathhouses with hot water. Most of the time, state parks keep us both happy.\n\nOn the rare occassion we can find a motorcycle only campground with hot showers… they would be our first pick.

  12. Here is our summer trip. Almost all state parks. A few koa’s near the popular places like yosemite and glacier because all others were too primitive for my bride.

  13. I belong to a group called bunk a biker it’s a free site and there are a lot of bikers that offers their property for tent camping and farms no cost to you

  14. Man or woman, solo camping requires some intelligence. If you feel it’s unsafe, or if you sense the people around you don’t add up, head on down the road to somewhere more populated. I camp solo often. I regularly ask friendly motorhome campers if I can camp nearby, usually gets me a cold beer or a glass of wine, or camp so far out, nobody could find me. In the dark, someone need light to find their way to you. You can see them. Try one or two nights until you get the hang of what to bring. Most motorcycle campers bring far too much crap, making for a heavy ride.

  15. I typically travel alone and most often camp. I will use a motel if the weather looks bad or if I’m in a hurry for some reason but otherwise I mostly use my tent. Get a KOA card and their camping atlas. They are handy for the laundry if nothing else.

  16. Thanks very much!!!!! I feel more confident about it already ????

  17. KOA’s are good. They are clean, have showers, etc.

  18. Most people camping are good people….I have many,many friends because of camping…I am a guy though…and I travel alone alot….I have met women that travel alone and enjoy it….just make sure you are safe….

  19. I always pack a tent and sleeping bag, you can camp at many places where you can’t find a room, especially off the beaten path

  20. One thing to be careful of with KOA. Check out the type of campground it is that you are planning on using. Some are more expensive than others. I paid US$60 for a night in the one in South Lake Tahoe and it turns out I could have stayed in one of the casino hotels about 10 miles away on the Nevada side for around the same price. There are three basic styles of campground and I haven’t noticed any difference in what is offered at each one. It seems to be more about location.

  21. Army Corp of Engineers parks are usually cheap ($12 range) and immaculately maintained, if you have one around where you are staying.

  22. I usually travel and camp alone, my tips: In the beginning camp at a KOA. Let two people you trust know your itinerary/route. Go with your gutt feeling when talking to strangers. Put your big girl boots on and walk like you mean it!!! Most times you will want to get away from people at campgrounds, most are eager to meet a biker chic and to offer food, etc. I am in Socal, if this way hit me up, we can ride and camp!

  23. One of the best places i stayed was at a laundromat, late at nite, soaking wet, put all my clothes, jacket and boots in a dryer, washes in the sink, slept on a table and at 7:30 all the lights, radio and open sign turned on, sunshine well and rested, i was on my way

  24. I’ve been camping all of my life and I have yet to run into a problem with people. I do carry a gun and I’ve been LEO but have never had to resort to it. Not that things can’t happen but, I would suggest planning ahead for where you are going to stay and pick campgrounds that have attendants on duty just so you will feel more comfortable. Most of what you find in a reputable campground are great people, friendly, helpful and sometimes curious. You might also plan a short trip with your new gear. Maybe just an overnighter to get a feel for things you don’t need or need to add. You might also consider a mentor if you know someone who is an avid camper to go along the first time or two. I sure wouldn’t head off on a two week trip green with new equipment. Your going to be amazed at the things you see. I love it!

  25. let your bank know that you are traveling, and in what states you plan to be in. Nothing worse, then having a card shut off.

  26. You should speak with Zee Traveler . I think she’s from Florida and rides and camps alone

  27. Kompact Kamper

  28. You can do this! Carry a gun and wasp spray. I know…..Wasp spray?! WTH?! It’s better than mace and it can spray upto 6ft in the eyes.

  29. At any rate, do post about your trip when it’s done.

  30. just my opinion and not in any particular order: Make sure you know how to set your tent up, get a \

  31. I recommend looking at backpacking videos, maybe going somewhere like REI for a backpacking/bicycle touring class. You can apply those technics to motorcycle touring/camping.

  32. Bear spray works on people too.

  33. Loves travel centers, you can get a private bathroom with a shower for about 11$.

  34. Just pack light and just go…If you stay off the Interstate there are many places to camp. Most county and city run parks are cheap of free. \n I pack a lot of Ramon noodles, and canned chicken (to add to the noodles). \n Find a good travel cot or sleep pad. Sleep Is Paramount. If you don’t get a good night’s sleep you are fatigue and can’t travel as far the next day…

  35. You will be fine if you stay in campgrounds.

  36. I have a different approach. I have a small trailer I got from harbor freight. I have a tent sleeping​ bag. Small cook stove, fishing equipment. I can just pull off the road and hang for a few days

  37. so where you heading?, um riding up to cotton hill public campground in Ft. Gaines Georgia end of month

  38. from Vero Beach

  39. Im in Ft. Pierce…..gonna make a circuit of AL, MS, LA, AR, OK, TN, NC, SC, GA, back home.

  40. Don’t forget toilet paper and a small shovel. The more remote you are, the less you have.

  41. Just get on the ride and do it.

  42. Don’t be scared. I’ve camped both in campgrounds and primitive and at the side of the road all over the US and Mexico. Never carried a weapon, unless the bear spray I don’t know how to work counts. Here’s the deal about solo camping: no matter where you camp follow this rule: make sure that either NOBODY knows you’re there or that EVERYBODY knows you’re there.

  43. Set some trip wires with cans & a few rocks to give you time to reach your weapon. Hahaha????

  44. My first choice of campgrounds are usually state parks. Usually they are reasonably priced and retain a natural feel. Not a trailer park feel like most KOA and commercial campgrounds. I am good with remote camping, but my wife insists on bathhouses with hot water. Most of the time, state parks keep us both happy.\n\nOn the rare occassion we can find a motorcycle only campground with hot showers… they would be our first pick.

  45. Here is our summer trip. Almost all state parks. A few koa’s near the popular places like yosemite and glacier because all others were too primitive for my bride.

  46. I belong to a group called bunk a biker it’s a free site and there are a lot of bikers that offers their property for tent camping and farms no cost to you

  47. Man or woman, solo camping requires some intelligence. If you feel it’s unsafe, or if you sense the people around you don’t add up, head on down the road to somewhere more populated. I camp solo often. I regularly ask friendly motorhome campers if I can camp nearby, usually gets me a cold beer or a glass of wine, or camp so far out, nobody could find me. In the dark, someone need light to find their way to you. You can see them. Try one or two nights until you get the hang of what to bring. Most motorcycle campers bring far too much crap, making for a heavy ride.

  48. I typically travel alone and most often camp. I will use a motel if the weather looks bad or if I’m in a hurry for some reason but otherwise I mostly use my tent. Get a KOA card and their camping atlas. They are handy for the laundry if nothing else.

  49. Thanks very much!!!!! I feel more confident about it already ????

  50. KOA’s are good. They are clean, have showers, etc.

  51. Most people camping are good people….I have many,many friends because of camping…I am a guy though…and I travel alone alot….I have met women that travel alone and enjoy it….just make sure you are safe….

  52. I always pack a tent and sleeping bag, you can camp at many places where you can’t find a room, especially off the beaten path

  53. One thing to be careful of with KOA. Check out the type of campground it is that you are planning on using. Some are more expensive than others. I paid US$60 for a night in the one in South Lake Tahoe and it turns out I could have stayed in one of the casino hotels about 10 miles away on the Nevada side for around the same price. There are three basic styles of campground and I haven’t noticed any difference in what is offered at each one. It seems to be more about location.

  54. Army Corp of Engineers parks are usually cheap ($12 range) and immaculately maintained, if you have one around where you are staying.

  55. I usually travel and camp alone, my tips: In the beginning camp at a KOA. Let two people you trust know your itinerary/route. Go with your gutt feeling when talking to strangers. Put your big girl boots on and walk like you mean it!!! Most times you will want to get away from people at campgrounds, most are eager to meet a biker chic and to offer food, etc. I am in Socal, if this way hit me up, we can ride and camp!

  56. One of the best places i stayed was at a laundromat, late at nite, soaking wet, put all my clothes, jacket and boots in a dryer, washes in the sink, slept on a table and at 7:30 all the lights, radio and open sign turned on, sunshine well and rested, i was on my way

  57. I’ve been camping all of my life and I have yet to run into a problem with people. I do carry a gun and I’ve been LEO but have never had to resort to it. Not that things can’t happen but, I would suggest planning ahead for where you are going to stay and pick campgrounds that have attendants on duty just so you will feel more comfortable. Most of what you find in a reputable campground are great people, friendly, helpful and sometimes curious. You might also plan a short trip with your new gear. Maybe just an overnighter to get a feel for things you don’t need or need to add. You might also consider a mentor if you know someone who is an avid camper to go along the first time or two. I sure wouldn’t head off on a two week trip green with new equipment. Your going to be amazed at the things you see. I love it!

  58. let your bank know that you are traveling, and in what states you plan to be in. Nothing worse, then having a card shut off.

  59. You should speak with Zee Traveler . I think she’s from Florida and rides and camps alone

  60. Kompact Kamper

  61. You can do this! Carry a gun and wasp spray. I know…..Wasp spray?! WTH?! It’s better than mace and it can spray upto 6ft in the eyes.

  62. At any rate, do post about your trip when it’s done.

  63. just my opinion and not in any particular order: Make sure you know how to set your tent up, get a \

  64. I recommend looking at backpacking videos, maybe going somewhere like REI for a backpacking/bicycle touring class. You can apply those technics to motorcycle touring/camping.

  65. Bear spray works on people too.

  66. Loves travel centers, you can get a private bathroom with a shower for about 11$.

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