I am sure there are many more experienced biker campers than myself, but I recently did a trip to Alaska and this is some of what I learned; whatever clothes you are planning on bringing, cut it in half (if not more), you dont need them. Just make sure you do bring something warm and use your jackets for double duty, dont hesitate to just where the jacket liner (when needed) or use rain coat as windbreaker instead of bringing different assortments. Of course you will be wearing boots, but bring one pair of softshoes (sandal, flipflops, sneaker or something like that)Divy up things among the group for the ride(when you can), no reason for each person to carry the same items, ie, tools, pumps, duct tape, wire, wire ties, repair kits, stove , etc etc. definitely bring a roll pad (get a good one) for under your sleeping bag. Double check you have all your required charging adapters for electronics, bring extra memory for your phone or camera. get the smallest tent possible, I brought a big commercial grade tarp (costco) that saved me several times in bad storms for quick shelter, we used the bikes as posts and then set the tents up underneath it. i brought a small micro stove, this thing was excellent, and a soft cooler. I used the stove everyday for breakfast (usually oatmeal) and a couple of times for other small meals. Those small meals were typically purchased on the road, knowing it would be eaten that day (kept in small cooler). Always, I repeat ALWAYS have some water with you(at least a half a gallon). If you are going to be drinking booze, dont bring it with you, purchase it in the area you are staying, if you must bring it, then only one bottle, buy your beer and a "throw away" cooler there as well. Dont forget a towel and toiletries. Dont leave valuables at the camp site when you leave it unattended. If you are buying(everyone does) assorted crap, ie shirts, dont hesitate to mail stuff home. Lastly, packing is everything, this can not be stressed enough, ALL heavy stuff needs to be as low on the bike as possible and evenly spread out left and right and make sure your rain gear is always with you and easily accessed. I am sure there is a bunch of other stuff I am missing, but Good Luck.
2012 CCT- stage 1, Lloydz A/F, PCV, cams and dyno by Kyle, Lloydz ATS wheel,
sat radio w/ RAM mount
air horn(fairing), high beam HID,
RF amp w/polk db6501 frnt spkrs, Vic drvs backrest, 7Jurock 15" flip,
Cree LED lights on custom aluminum light bar.
Vic saddlebag covers, AirHawk R,
JEGS Heat Tape, AMSOIL 10W40
Rear Saber Lights
2012 Suzuki Vstrom
2006 Vulcan Nomad- sold
2003 Honda Spirit-sold
Long Island, NY