Because sleeping in the dirt isn't the most fun in the world, Moto-Camp has a ton of sleeping accessories for different comfort levels. The Moto-Camp folks suggest a good sleeping bag (A) like this 5-pound Base Camp model from Stansport that retails for $58.95 and features a built-in hood and packs easily on the bike. Located in the sleeping bag pocket are earplugs and eye mask ($4.95) for sleeping through the night undisturbed. For even more comfort, go for an über-comfy Therm-a-Rest mattress (B) for $61.95 that measures 6 feet long by 20 inches wide, but more importantly rolls up to only 7 inches in diameter and weighs a mere 2 pounds 9 ounces. Add a Therm-a-Rest pillow (C) into the mix, available in small or large sizes and starts at $14.95. And lastly, for $38.95, place all of the aforementioned on top of this steel leg cot (D). The resting area is made from durable canvas and it measures 6 feet 4 inches long by 30 inches wide and 8 inches tall, and weighs only 8 pounds and will hold up to 250 pounds. With all this gear, you'll sleep sounder than at home in your own bed.
When hanging around the campfire, Moto-Camp offers this full-scale Ultra Light traveling electric guitar ($284.95). This is a great solution for those of you who love to strum the six-string on your travels, but obviously a full-size guitar can take up quite a lot of room on a motorcycle. The Ultra Light weighs only 3 pounds and measures 5 1/4 inches wide by 28 inches long. To amplify the sounds of your favorite guitar tunes is this '57 Fender Mini Twin-Amp ($44.95) that features the old-school tweed design and weighs only 1 pound 8.6 ounces and measures 7 inches wide by 5 inches tall and 3 inches deep. An AC adapter or 9-volt battery can power the Mini Twin-Amp. It's really a nice gizmo that makes camping that much more enjoyable.
Nomad Ténéré Expedition-Two-Man Tent with Motorcycle Bay
Would you believe this is the same tent (opposite page) all folded up nice and neat, ready to be packed? This tent compacts into something smaller than a breadbox for stowing on your bike, and it's great for two people and your bike. The three-season tent has a 30 square-foot floor area and measures 100 inches wide by 177 inches long and 76 inches tall. Plus, the Ténéré Expedition ($399.95) weighs only 13 pounds. This multi-function tent comes with guy lines and tighteners, stakes, pole bags, stake bags, and an easy-to-use compression stuff sack. Also recommended by Moto-Camp are the Stansport 9-inch aluminum tent pegs ($9.99). The heavy-duty aluminum stakes will withstand the elements (wind) better than the standard stakes that come with the tent.
If you chose to be your own gourmet chef on your travels, then you should definitely check out some of the cooking gear that Moto-Camp has to offer. This handy little two-person cooking set ($22.95) is a great little setup. The pots are made of non-stick black granite, so cleanup is easy and you get a 1-quart boiling pot with lid, a 1-1/2-quart boiling pot with lid, one frying pan, and two plastic measuring/drinking cups. You'll probably want a set of travel utensils, which Moto-Camp also supplies. Another desirable item for your travels is this Stove Pocket Rocket ($34.95) for cooking. It's small at 4 inches by 2 inches by 2 inches and claims to boil 1 liter of water in less than 3 1/2 minutes. You will need a fuel canister that's sold separately, but Moto-Camp has 4- and 8-ounce canisters available. For cooking your breakfast, lunch, etc., is this Micro Table ($27.95), which measures 15 1/2 inches by 11 1/4 inches and collapses to 15 1/2 inches by a little more than 2 inches. And finally, there's nothing like a hot cup of java outdoors, especially on those cooler mornings, and this three-cup percolator ($24.95) is great for making coffee. It's made of stainless steel, is corrosion and heat resistant, and comes with a silicone handle that stays cool to the touch. There are more great kitchen type items on the Moto-Camp website.
After you set up camp, rest your bones on this TriLite Stool ($21.99). It takes up very little space, which is great for motorcycle camping, and is available in two versions: Large and Extra Large. We chose the Large which measures 8 inches wide by 16 3/4 inches long, and 17 inches tall. The best part is that it can handle up to 200 pounds and the Extra Large can handle 275 pounds.