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A Few New Items For My Motorcycle Camping Trips

Posted in Bushtec, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Clothing, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Trailer, Motorcycles with tags on September 10, 2013 by DRF

It seems like every time I plan another motorcycle camping trip, I find a few new items to take along. Some items need to be replaced as they wear out, and there’s always a few new things I’d like to try.

My next trip is in the planning stages, and I’ve already made a few purchases (Why should my next trip be any different that the last?).

I pull a small cargo trailer behind the motorcycle, so I have the luxury of taking quite a few extra things I wouldn’t normally have room for.

Here’s a few items I’ve purchased for my next adventure:

new camping items

– Big Agnes Insulated Air Core to put under the sleeping bag (I’m not getting any younger!).
– MSR Alpine 1.6L Stowaway Pot (replacing an old camp set).
– GSI Outdoors Plate, Bowl, Cup and Cutlery (replacing an old set).
– GSI Outdoors Stainless 6 Cup Percolator (replacing an old one).
– GSI Outdoors Java Press (I’ve never tried one of these. The reviews are positive and it seems easy to use).
– Thermarest Camp Pillow (Rolls up nice and small. My old one was several years old).
– Fixedblade Knife with Sheath and Fire Starter (Never have enough knives).
– LED Flashlight (Small and very bright).
– NALGENE 1 quart Water Bottle x 2 (trying not to use so many plastic throw-aways).
– Safety Whistle (just in case).
– Bear Spray (for tent camping in Yellowstone National Park).
– Pepper Spray (Small and can be attached to a belt or backpack).
– DryLite Towel (Compact and holds a lot of water).
– Waterproof Matches Holder (In case the lighter doesn’t work).
– Small Salt and Pepper Shaker (Very small design).
– Podsacs Stuff Sack (for dirty cloths).
– Hanes Men’s Thermal Pants (I could only find these in Red).
– Coghlan’s Camp shower (I’ve never tried this but the reviews are very positive).

Nothing extravagant, just some items to make the camping a little more enjoyable/comfortable/easier/safer… you get the idea.

These items were purchased at some of my favorite places for camping gear. Bass Pro Shops, Sportsman’s Warehouse, REI and Amazon.

Motorcycle Camping with a Honda Inverter/Generator

Posted in Bushtec, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Trailer with tags , , , on September 7, 2012 by DRF

A new addition for my next motorcycle camping trip.  A 1000 watt Honda inverter/generator.  Now I can keep the cell phone, camera battery, DVD player etc. charged up.  No more asking a waitress if I can plug in my cell phone when I stop for breakfast or lunch!  This thing is as quiet as a mouse and it fits nicely in the motorcycle trailer.  I’m not exactly roughing it when I go camping these days am I?

Thank You Bushtec – Performance Sport Trailers

Posted in Bushtec, Bushtec Hitch, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Trailer, Motorcycles on April 26, 2011 by DRF

A big thank you to Bushtec for adding a link to this motorcycle blog on their webpage. Click on the logo above to see their blog. Then click on the Yellow License plate to see the trailers. If your considering purchasing a trailer to pull behind your motorcycle, take a look at what they have to offer.

I’m an owner of one of these trailers and I highly recommend their product. It pulls like a dream. I don’t even notice it’s behind me.

Are you planning a trip to Sturgis this year?  If so, stop by their tent and see what they have to offer.

Note: I’m not a salesman and this link does not generate any compensation for this endorsement, I just think they have a wonderful product.

Bushtec Photo Contest – I Was So Close…

Posted in Burro Creek Campground AZ, Bushtec, FLHTC, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Trailer, Motorcycles, Ultra Classic on April 21, 2011 by DRF

I entered my motorcycle and trailer in a contest that was sponsored by Bushtec, the trailer manufacturer.  They gave out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.  I didn’t win a prize, but I did receive 1 “Honorable Mention” and 1 “Thanks for Playing” as one of the finalists. Click HERE if you want to see the winners and those who almost won!

My two photos were taken on a ride out to California earlier this year. They have palm trees in the background. The 1st photo was taken Fletcher Cove with Solana Beach in the background. The 2nd was taken in San Diego at Mission Bay.

California to Arizona w/My Bushtec Trailer

Posted in Arizona, Bushtec, California, Carlsbad CA, Del Mar CA, Encinitas CA, Fletcher Cove CA, FLHTC, Harley-Davidson, Hwy 101, Imperial Sand Dunes CA, Marina Village Seaforth AZ, Mission Bay CA, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, Sand Dunes, Solana Beach CA, Sunset Point CA, Torrey Pines CA, Ultra Classic, Wind Turbines on March 9, 2011 by DRF

I headed west from Escondido to to Pacific Ocean.
This stop was in Carlsbad, CA along Pacific Coast Hwy 101.

Still along the beach in Carlsbad, CA.
A beautiful day for a motorcycle ride.

Heading South this stop was in Encinitas, CA.
A Lot of bicycle riders out today.

Same location in Encinitas alone Pacific Coast Hwy 101.

Solana beach at Fletcher Cove.
This looked like a nice place for a photo shot.
After all, this is a Motorcycle Blog.

Del Mar beach.  Another nice photo opportunity.

This stop was along the beach in Torey Pines.

Mission Bay at Sunset Point looking East.

Mission Bay at Sunset Point looking Northwest.

Mission Bay  Marina Village Seaforth.

Heading back to Arizona.
It’s getting windy again climbing over the mountains.

Climbing over the mountains and windy.
Good place to put some wind turbines.

Riding East over the mountains towards Arizona.

Rest stop at the Imperial Sand Dunes in CA.

Entering Arizona in Yuma.  About 200 more miles to go.

Total miles ridden on this trip was 860.

Arizona to California w/My Bushtec Trailer

Posted in Arizona, Bushtec, California, FLHTC, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Imperial Sand Dunes CA, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Sand Dunes, Ultra Classic, Wind Turbines, Yuma CA on March 6, 2011 by DRF

Still in Arizona.  Time to stretch and drink some water.  Only about 200 miles to go!

I stopped in Yuma along I-8 at Bobby’s Territorial Harley-Davidson.  I’ve been here before but never got the t-shirt.  This time I had to get one.  My t-shirt collection needed just 1 more!  You can never have enough different H-D t-shirts.

Still at Bobby’s Territorial Harley-Davidson looking South.  I tried to get the train engine passing buy but wasn’t quick enough.

Imperial San Dunes between Yuma, AZ and El Centro, CA.

More sand dunes at the Imperial San Dunes Recreation Area.

Climbing over the mountains East of San Diego along I-8.  Elevation sign showed 4181 feet above sea level.  It started to get cold and as you can see by the flags on the motorcycle, very windy.


Ride to Tortilla Flat w/New Bushtec Trailer

Posted in Arizona, Bushtec, Canyon Lake AZ, FLHTC, Four Peaks AZ, Gold Field Ghost Town AZ, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, One Lane Bridge, Superstition Mountains AZ, Superstition Saloon AZ, Tortilla Flat AZ, Ultra Classic on March 1, 2011 by DRF

Superstition Mountains on the way to Tortilla Flat.

Gold Field Ghost town on the way to Tortilla Flat.

A view of Four Peaks on the way to Tortilla Flat.

Canyon Lake, only a few more miles to go.

One lane bridge #1.

One lane bridge #2.

Self photo by Canyon Lake.

Riding into Tortilla Flat from the West.

Tortilla Flat Superstition Saloon.


Motorcycle parking.

Tortilla Flat looking East.

Tortilla Flat looking West.




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