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CAMPAIGN TENTS FOR CAMPING IF YOU GO BY MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

October 24, 2022 0 Comments

The trail motorcycle or trail adventure is a classification given to motorcycles that are versatile for traveling on both asphalt and dirt roads. The appearance of this class of motorcycles dates back to around the year 1900 when most of the roads and paths were still dirt, these motorcycles had to be light and with an engine with enough power so that they were able to ride at a good speed and comfortably. on earth or mud.

CAMPAIGN TENTS FOR CAMPING IF YOU GO BY MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

Over the years the roads, paths and trails were paved, so from the 40s onwards new heavier trail models emerged with the aim of being functional on asphalt as well as dirt.

There are debates about which bike is best for riding, but there are many that can run on asphalt and overcome a dirt trail, some of them are Suzuki DRZ400, Yamaha TTR250, BMW R1200GS, Honda CRF250L or Honda MSX125.

Small displacement trail bikes are best suited for dirt roads, while larger adventure bikes are better suited for pavement, however they are also capable of riding dirt roads, especially with a good rider behind them. On board, when the trails get rocky or bumpy, the weight starts working against you. In that sense, they are probably not the best trail riding for a novice but for a more experienced rider.

CAN YOU CAMP ON A MOTORCYCLE TRAIL?

Road trips are relatively straightforward; Generally, you need to know the terrain and conditions that the trail bike will have to endure. Trail riding, on the other hand, involves many more variables, it will not only influence the type of bike you want to ride, but it will also determine how you plan your trip, what you will take and how you will take it.

You don't often know how difficult a trail can be unless you hike the terrain frequently or have a guide. This adds to the unpredictability of trail riding and is compounded by changes in the weather; For this reason, people who are starting out in the world of trail adventure are advised to travel through a terrain that they know or join a local group where they can learn the conditions of the terrain and the suitable places to camp.

The necessary protection for the trip must also be taken into account, where it must be ensured that the vulnerable parts are protected (knees, elbows, shoulders) and pay attention to footwear. Sturdy off-road or adventure boots are essential to prevent breakage or sprains, and eye protection is also crucial. Also, you need a helmet preferably with an extended chin guard, with the visor close at hand to keep the sun out of your eyes, gloves as they help with dexterity, and waterproof clothing to keep you warm and dry.

WHAT IS A CAMPAIGN TENT?

The budget often influences when choosing accommodation, which can range from hotels, inns, hostels, camps, among others. However, to achieve that true sense of adventure, a motorcycle camping trip is most appropriate. In addition, it is an experience that you can experience alone or in the company of a couple, friends or hiking groups.

Tents, being structures that form a portable house, are ideal and fundamental for camping since they provide protection, cover from rain, sun or wind, protect the supplies and equipment that have been taken.

KEENFLEX ULTRALIGHT DOUBLE LAYER 2 PERSON TENT

Main characteristics of the tents

There are various types of tents that can be taken during the adventure to be carried out on the motorcycle, some are classified by their shape, size, utility or material, which makes them more resistant to certain climates than others. However, all must meet a minimum of characteristics to be functional:

Armor or metallic structure : they are the rods that support the tent, these can be made of fiberglass, aluminum and polyethylene.

Canvas that includes floor, roof and walls : It is the house, it must provide protection, sufficient ventilation and comfort.

Canvas fastening : It is the way in which the canvas is fixed with the rods. It can be through covers which are on the outside of the canvas and is where the rod passes or through clips that are attached to the rods.

Soil : Protects the interior of the house from the ground.

Seams : It must be verified that the seams of the tent are sealed, otherwise water and humidity will seep into the interior.

Ventilation : Prevents heat from condensing inside the tent on hot days and the formation of water droplets wetting the interior of the tent. To do this, they place mosquito nets in the tent that help with air circulation.

Impermeability : It is the resistance to water or liquids in general that a material possesses. Tents should be made of waterproof fabrics to prevent the inside from getting wet.

Door : Allows entry and exit from the home, as well as contributing to ventilation.

Anchorage: It is the way in which the tent is secured to the ground through stakes or steel rods.

Overroof : It is located on the outside of the tent and the roof, it protects from rain, sun and wind.

Transport bag : It is the bag that contains all the elements for the assembly of the tent and it is essential for its transport.

When camping on a trail motorcycle, it should be considered that, if possible, the store has a special space to protect the trail and that it can be camouflaged with the motorcycle. Among some models of this type of tents is the MotoTent v2, Atacama Expedition, Spirit 300, Nomad Tellem, Khyam Rider Tent, among others.

CAMPAIGN TENT FOR 1 / 2 PERSON WATERPROOF

WHAT SHOULD BE PACKED FOR MOTORCYCLE TRAIL CAMPING?

• Tools in case you get a flat tire

Tent

sleeping bag

Kitchen equipment

• Meal

• Waterproof

• Phone

• First aid kit

• Map or GPS in case of going to an unknown place

Lanterns





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