Motorcycle Camping Checklist

The complete list of the Motorcycle Camping Checklist is given below:

Motorcycle camping trip significantly differs from any other trip you take with other recreational vehicles.

It gives the ultimate feeling of freedom and is perfect for those who don’t need too much equipment to bring.

Before starting your motorcycle camping odyssey, you must first accomplish some preparations.

Indeed, to make the trip successful and enjoyable, you must know what you may need on that trip and what are the most necessary items you ought to bring with you.  For this purpose, motorcycle camping checklists are pretty handy, provided they are prepared by an experienced motorcycle adventurer. 

Having such list will guarantee not only that you will have everything you need on your trip, but also that you will not have unnecessary “stuff” just taking place….

These checklists should include several pages such as camping equipment, camping supply, camping food, clothing, camping packing list….

It may be also useful to prepare the planned activity list. When you have made your checklists, you should be able to pack without worrying that you will forget something; good plan will also help you to pack in a short time.

It takes only about 14 minutes to watch this video " How to pack for a motorcycle trip", but it may save a lot of time (and money) later :-)

Bare Essentials

  • Basic tools
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hat
  • Knife
  • Lighter/Matches
  • Maps
  • Medical insurance
  • Money/ID/credit card/ATM
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tarp
  • Tent

Toiletries Tote-bag

  • Antacids
  • Antiperspirant
  • Aspirin,Tylenol, or some other pain receiver
  • Bug Repellent
  • Comb/brush
  • Compass
  • Finger nail clippers or nail file
  • Lip balm - some come with U.V. protection
  • Metal Mirror
  • Mouthwash
  • Personal medications
  • extra Quarters for the Showers
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Accessories
  • Skin lotion
  • Small flashlight
  • Small-diameter nylon rope
  • Sun screen
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Tweezers
  • Watch
  • Whistle

Good Idea

  • Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot
  • Air pump (If bring air mattress)
  • Bike
  • insurance information
  • Bungi cords/straps
  • Camp towel
  • Cell phone/charger
  • Compression sacks
  • Duffel/Utility bags (Clothes)
  • Extra batteries/bulbs
  • Extra stakes
  • Fire-starter
  • Motorcycle maintenance basic list
  • Repair kit for air mattress
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles (Collapsible)


  • 2-way radios/walkie talkies
  • Axe
  • Bandana
  • Battery powered radio (with batteries of course)
  • Board for your kickstand.
  • Camera/battery/film/video
  • Cup
  • Duct tape/electrical tape
  • Lantern with fuel/mantles
  • Laundry bag
  • Long Underwear
  • Multimeters
  • Notepad/pen
  • Plastic mallet for tent pegs
  • Rock works if you can find one
  • Reservations info./confirmation
  • Sewing kit- scissors, thread, a few needles and safety pins will do it.
  • Shovel/scoop
  • Small roll of surveyor's tape
  • Stoves (I use a dual-fuel stove)
  • Sweatshirt/jacket
  • Swim suit/towel
  • Waterproof Storage Bags
  •  Zip-lockbags


  • Aluminum foil
  • Backpack/fanny pack
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Books/magazines
  • Bug Head Net
  • Camp chairs
  • Campfire grill/BBQ grill
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Cards/games/toys
  • Clothes Personal
  • Clothes pins
  • Coffee
  • Collapsible buckets
  • Collapsible cooler
  • Compact camp chair (Thermachair)
  • Containers for food storage
  • Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon
  • Cooking oil/Pam spray
  • Cooking pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cup-O-Noodles
  • Cutting board
  • Dish pan
  • Dish rags/towels
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfectant
  • Drinks/snacks
  • Fishing gear/license/bait
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner
  • Footstool
  • Freeze-dried food
  • Granola Bars
  • Guidebooks/trail maps
  • Hammock
  • Hand wipes
  • Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee
  • Mat for tent entrance
  • Measuring cups
  • Musical instruments/song books
  • Napkins or paper towels
  • Pillow
  • Popcorn
  • Potato peeler
  • Potholders/ovenmitts
  • Scissors
  • Scrub pad/brillo
  • Seasonings/sugar/condiments
  • Silverware/plastic silverware
  • Single serving coffee bags or tea bags
  • Thermos
  • Tissues
  • Tongs
  • Trash bags
  • Travelers check receipts
  • Water filters/purification/treatment
  • Waterproof marker
  • Windbreakers
  • Work gloves

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