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Tips For Packing On Your Next ATV Camping

It may be your first time to go camping with your ATV or you may have already done it before. Either way, knowing what to pack for your adventure can help you better enjoy the experience.

In a previous post we talked about how to pack and transport your ATV for riding adventures. In this one, we’ll be talking about what to pack when going for an ATV camping adventure.

Sure you can just use your ATV but there is so much more to enjoy when you also camp with it. Camping will mean you’ll need more storage because of your gear.

If your camping with friends, remember than you can split the extra gear with them. Also, know that your ATV racks can hold a lot especially when you secure them in place.

Tips For Packing

1. Trial packing

If you’re unsure if your gear would fit or not, you can try it out. Complete all the things you will need and try to pack them a few weeks before your trip.

2. Minimize your clothing

Be careful about packing your clothes because it’s easy to overpack. Note that you won’t be needing too much especially if you’ll have access to a washer and dryer along the way.

3. Buy the things you forget

There is a chance that you forget something but remember that there are stores along the way. They expect that some people forget to bring or they simply didn’t know that they needed those things. It can be more expensive but at least they have what you need.

4. Pack the boxes fully and tightly

Make sure that you fill the boxes and pack them tightly so it doesn’t have spaces for your gear to bounce around. This can help prevent damages to your gear.

Items To Pack

In this section, we’ll give you a list of important things that you should pack. This list will just give you an idea on what to pack. You can adjust the list to make it more suitable for your needs. Also, don’t forget to check the list with your friends so you won’t bring duplicate items.

  • Item Checklist – Check items off the list as you pack them so you won’t forget anything.
  • Dust mask – Use this with your helmet to protect your face against inhaling dust or dirt.
  • Air Compressor & Tire Patch Kit – Just in case you encounter a flat tire.
  • Spare Fuses
  • Tool Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gas
  • Phone
  • Dry Bags – Waterproof bags keep your gear and clothes clean and dry.
  • Bungee Cords and Ratchet Straps
  • Duct Tape
  • Mini Fire Extinguisher
  • Bug Spray
  • Extra Shoes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Food & Water – Carefully pack frozen meat and water in a cooler. Also, take water breaks regularly.
  • Firesticks, waterproof matches, lighter and lighter fluid
  • Camping supplies – These would include your tent, sleeping gear, pillow or air mattress.
  • Lights – Portable lights, flashlights and don’t forget batteries
  • Plates, cooking and eating utensils
  • Garbage bags – Always take your garbage back with you to keep any ATV camping destination beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

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Fred Willett

Fred Willett, an off road junky from Memphis who, from the best of his recollection, was born on back of an ATV riding the trail north of Hotsprings, Arkansas. In addition for writing for a couple other ATV blogs including this one, Fred spends whatever money & time visiting Offroad hotspots throughout North America.

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