Why not, Minot? Freezin's the reason...... (Camp tips?) - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums
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WE MADE THE PRAIRIES! Familiar ground this....riding all day under an uncertain sky, bucking a steady 1/4 headwind of 20-25 mph, which has been blowing since before the days of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull! We'll be in Montana this time tomorrow, which would be just a skip, hop, and a jump from home....if it didn't take three days to get across Montana!

We're all camped up in Minot, with two cans of pre-cooked mac/cheese ready to go on the butane...yuk..... (Dusty Boots! I'm thinking of your spare ribs tonight, ol buddy......lol...!). I've been thinking of some things about motorcycle camping, things I've just learned, or relearned...feel free to contribute.

(1.) Always carry vinyl or latrile gloves to put on under your leather ones when it rains....this tip occurred to me as I was trying to scrub black dye off my hands!

(2.) Carry a big bag of beef jerky and assorted nuts somewhere on the bike for emergency rations when you make camp where there's no restaurant or store nearby. The stuff is filling and will get you through to morning...put the bag in a hard place to access, so's you don't eat it just for fun! This tip occurred to me as I lay in my sleeping bag one night....one hungry night!



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I feel like giving a tip to you would be like hauling snow to Alaska. You guys are making good time. Enjoy.

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I learned the beef jerky rule a few years ago and live by it today. Golf bag, tackle box, glove compartment in the cage (if I can keep it from my son), etc.
My tip for you: enjoy the ride!


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Hey Cuz, we just camped at Minot not 2 weeks ago at the "Roughriders campground" Nice place 'til the trains started. Horns all night long. I like trains ....... but began to reconsider.

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I am a firm believer in the Beef Jerky rule for any long road trip, m/c or cage. Don't matter, it stretches out the stopping points when necessary, or makes that sudden "over night stop right here!" much easier to deal with.

I have spent many a night in a rest area sleeping in the car to get six winks.

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think MRE's. there sealed, keep along time, very filling, and most come with the water powered heater might make a good stash meal for you.

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I always take along some plastic garbage bags of several sizes. Great for putting on over your socks to keep your feet dry. Put your dirty clothes in then set on them to crush out all of the air so they fit in tiny places. Make temporary rain jackets and bag covers etc.

Write down all of your emergency information, medications you are taking, alergies, blood type etc. Keep a copy on you and a copy in the bike.

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cuz, giving you tips on camping would be like bringing a hot dog to a banquet! be like whats the use, anything we say, you either allready know or have forgotten!!!! hey you two be careful, and remember to keep the rubber side down, and the chrome side up!!!hollerin atcha!!!! keep on rick

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Hey Cuz, we just camped at Minot not 2 weeks ago at the "Roughriders campground" Nice place 'til the trains started. Horns all night long. I like trains ....... but began to reconsider.
The woman who hangs around here and I discovered the "train law" years ago and it seems to be true. If there's a campground, there will be trains heard. Apparently it's illegal, especially for commercial campgrounds to build in a location free of train horns.

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Hey Cuz, we just camped at Minot not 2 weeks ago at the "Roughriders campground" Nice place 'til the trains started. Horns all night long. I like trains ....... but began to reconsider.
The woman who hangs around here and I discovered the "train law" years ago and it seems to be true. If there's a campground, there will be trains heard. Apparently it's illegal, especially for commercial campgrounds to build in a location free of train horns.
Seems like it. We came 'cross country on US2 from Superior, Wisconsin to Monroe, Washington and I swear the same track followed us most of the way. We had horns from trains on the same track several nights in a row. We expected that when we got home a crew would be laying track up my driveway.

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