Bill Johns' Excellent Motorcycle Camping List

From the M/C Checklists Web page.

With reference to the original at, this is Bill Johns' version of a rather comprehensive list of stuff you might want to take on a motorcycle camping trip, provided you have luggage space. It's a big list! There are other smaller checklists here too, including one for credit card camping should this one prove too big for you.

obTrivia: This list was originally created by Vic Swan in the early 1990s, and for awhile he maintained a more up-to-date version — but is disappeared from the 'net some years ago so this is probably the best starting point for your own camping list.

Here's how it works:

  1. Uncheck the checkboxes of the items you do not plan to take. (This is easier than having to check the boxes of the things you do want).
  2. Use the blank items at the end of each section to add special items which don't appear in the given list.
  3. your options (font, size, title, etc.)
  4. Click the  Make a Checklist  button at the bottom of the page and you will get a custom page suitable for printing which you can use on your trip.
Happy trails!



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Last updated on January 8th, 2008.

Hint #1: The checklist will appear in a separate window, so you can keep this window open and tweak the options until the final result looks like you want.

Hint #2: Save the final HTML page via the FILE -- SAVE AS menu function. That way you can reprint it whenever you like without having to come back here to regenerate it.

Hint #3: Annotate the list on your trip to add missing items, or delete items you took but didn't use. That way you can refine your list and make it better. The "two checkbox" option gives you a way to mark the items you actually used, not just packed.

Hint #4: Ziploc bags are your friend! All sizes are useful, particularly the 1 and 2 gallon size. Use them to organize your stuff -- they keep it dry, and you can see what's inside without having to open it.

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