This is How One Motocamper Likes To Pack For A Two-Week Journey


Let’s face it, loads of riders fantasize about packing their issues and getting away on their bikes for weeks or extra at a time. Whereas a few of us get to do that infrequently, I’m going to guess that the majority of us don’t get to do it as typically as we’d like. When it comes time to ‘get out and do the factor’ as motovlogger Amanda Zito typically cheers her fellow riders on to do, that’s in all probability a part of why it could appear a minimum of a bit overwhelming. 

That’s the place packing movies, like this latest one posted by moto traveler and vlogger Runa, can come in useful. Like loads of moto vloggers who journey, she does have a few sponsors for a few of her gear—however as you’ll see, most of it’s stuff that she bought out of pocket, along with her personal cash. (She’s helpfully included a full checklist of all of the gear proven on this video within the description on YouTube, in addition to marked which gadgets are sponsored.) 

Runa is a solo motorbike traveler, at the moment tackling a load of two-week (give-or-take) journeys on her Yamaha Ténéré 700. She’s based mostly in Norway, and to this point, has primarily been taking journeys to locations in Europe. That features her most up-to-date adventures in Iceland (in truth, considered one of her facet luggage on this video is filled with black licorice candies that she introduced again for her household, who loves that taste).  

Runa does loads of motocamping, so her primary considerations are tenting gear, in addition to light-weight layers that she will be able to placed on or take off to maintain herself at optimum temperature. She additionally has a set of rain gear packed as effectively, simply in case she wants it. Most of her tenting and cooking gear is light-weight, extraordinarily compact stuff, with technical particulars that should carry out effectively whereas taking over as little house as doable.  

This features a two-person Large Agnes tent, a sleeping bag that’s packed inside a compression bag to make it as small as doable, a thermo liner, an air pillow that she augments along with her jacket and stuffs inside a pillowcase for consolation/compactness, a sleeping mat, a footprint, and a light-weight tenting towel. 

The cooking gear setup is equally compact, with a small gasoline burner, a windscreen that helps protect her cooking from the wind, and a cool collapsible Sea to Summit cooking set that you just’ve in all probability seen in different moto tenting movies as a result of it appears fairly very best for the duty. She additionally has a minimal variety of utensils for consuming and cooking, in addition to a small bottle of dish detergent for cleanup afterward. 

The tenting, cooking, and clothes for Runa’s journeys goes in her two Big Loop waterproof, roll-top facet luggage, whereas all her electronics go within the arduous prime case on the again of the bike. Runa is a giant believer in skinny, light-weight wool layers to optimize physique temperature in every kind of circumstances. Different technical materials are current within the combine, however every part is as light-weight and compact as doable as a result of it needs to be. 

Different gadgets embrace a primary support package (a should), her Garmin InReach beacon for added security when she’s out of cellular phone vary, insect spray, chain lube, tire puncture package, a small assortment of instruments in a zip-top bag, and a bit bottle of wool laundry cleaning soap since she wears a lot wool.  

What do you prefer to pack in your journeys, and the way do you prefer to pack it? Tell us within the feedback. 



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