Reports about Kevin
Basso's cross-country offroad motorcycle trip.
Boy Scouts of America
camping is a great benefit of being on such a long trip. The thing to
keep in mind is that in the summer it rarely rains out west and you
don't really need anything more than a tarp, sleeping bag and a bivy
sack. Depending how you like to camp, you can bring a super light tent.
I had a 2 person backpacking tent that weighed 6lbs. Way too much weight!
Next time I will bring a bivy sack and tie my tarp to my handlebars
and sleep next to the bike. Trust me on this one, after 350 miles for
riding some days, you will welcome the motel hot shower and soft bed.
Your body is beat at the end of the day, but smiling ear to ear.
Some items I have used and can recommend are:
remember to take as little as you can, you can always stop somewhere
and get something, it may take you off the trail, but it is worth
it compared to tiring yourself out. I learned my lessons pushing too