Travel essentials.


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Travel essentials.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:00 pm



I couldn't find anything like this in this section of the forum, so I thought I'd start one. Forgive me if there is one somewheres else.
Just wanted to ask, what are the "must have" when you take your 2 wheel vacation?
Not how many pair of socks or underwear you pack, but other convenience or emergency or just in case things.
I stay in my tent each night because when I'm traveling, I don't (usually) spend 2 nights in the same place.
I just recently bought a little one burner "stove". I'm thinking it might be nice to fix my own coffee in the morning while I'm packing everything else.
Everyone will have their rainsuit, a few tools possibly, what else is on your "must have" list? ;)


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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:10 pm

I normally carry the following items if I am going camping (on the bike), but having access to a trailer I tend to load up the list below on the bike, but then pack other things in the trailer like tent,chair, gas stove, canned food, spare tyre etc etc

Multi meter
Gaffer tape
Insulting tape
Spare fuses
Spare wire
Bike cover
Side stand assist (flattened can)
Tyre puncture repair kit
Drinking water
Torch
GPS
Basic tools with wire stripper – small socket set, multigrips, test light, 2 decent screwdrivers (phillips)
Sunglasses,
Sunscreen
Hat
Cleaning cloths
Spare key
First aid kit
Tarp/ground sheet
A few octopus straps (normally 4)

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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Where do you put your souvenirs when you head back home? :)
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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:30 pm

That's what the trailer is for - but I don't buy many souveneirs. :D

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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:44 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Where do you put your souvenirs when you head back home? :)


In the mail..... :lol:
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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:57 am

Medication because I am old and diabetic
Microfibre Bath Towel
all the other personal items (toothbrush, paste, soap, shampoo, bandaids, needles, thread etc) in a kit that fits in the trunk
coffee
one burner stove and small kettle
french press
water - goodly amount
plate, knife, fork, spoon in case I run up on a free BBQ (I hate paper and plastic)
TP and garbage bags
laptop (to watch a movie at night if I want to :lol: )
Rain gear
bike cover
cable ties and linesman pliers
Bikes included tool kit
side stand big foot plate
trailer has most of the other stuff I might need like my table and chairs, :lol:
Credit card, debit card and some cash
some bungies in both straight and four ended
clothing in a trunk top bag (bindle)

This is assuming I will be more that a three or four day weekend.

For just weekends, a tent instead of the trailer, and add an air mattress and sleeping sac, but delete the clothing bindle and the laptop, coffee, kettle, stove, french press and water.
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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby Dusty Boots » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:59 pm

A mug for coffee/tea/hot chocolate

Depending on length of trip, an extra gas canister for stove
A compact water bucket for water storage at camp
A compact folding kitchen sink for washing dishes/pots etc.
Some clothes pegs for hanging items to dry.
A small, soft sided cooler for cold drinks, meats etc
A vinyl table cloth
A small plastic cutting board
Essential utensils for cooking. A bowl or SS plate to eat out of.

This is my complete kitchen outfit I take for MotoCamping off of the bike - minus my thermal plastic coffee mug








A small compact stool, or chair to sit on in case it's rained and the picnic table is wet, or to sit inside your tent waiting out the rain.
A compact tarp!




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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:50 pm

Interesting assortment and I hope others, like me, are making a few notes on what would be nice to have. :D
I read a lot. So I always bring my paperback book and I have a rechargeable flashlight to read with.
I don't shave every day so I charge up my razor battery and it usually lasts long enough just shaving every 2 or 3 days. If it goes dead, oh well.
Got to have trash bags for the sleeping bag in fowl weather.
A pair of tennis shoes if I'm doing a lot of walking around somewheres interesting.
And 30-50 feet of parachute cord for whatever. :D
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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:52 pm

Oh, always carry TP. When 5 miles is just too far. :lol:
It happens.
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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby ayassa » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm

Lots of good idea for travelling. I personally like to travel light and a hammock with mosquito net and a waterproof tarp packs neatly.
As a bulimic reader I need my Kobo e-book and with the "glow" model, I can read without a flashlight.

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Re: Travel essentials.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:24 pm

Just got back last week from a ride. A little over 4,000 miles. I've got a battery powered razor. :D.
The second time I went to use it, the battery was dead. :(
Somehow it got turned on in the saddlebag. :oops:
Next time I'll bring the charging cord. :lol:


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