So my Portland Trip was quite the excellent motorcycle adventure as a whole, but I’m breaking it down in to many pieces so I can actually post them with out them being a really long wordy post (that then no one will read). However, if you like reading you can always check out my MotoCamping Packing List and my MotoCamping Guide.
I love camping and one of the things I was most excited about on this trip was the fact that I was going to get to do a little camping. It did not disappoint, and it pretty much was everything I was hoping it would be.
It’s been ages since I’ve been able to go camping, growing up my family used to camp every summer and as a teenager I was in the Boy Scouts and we would go backpacking nearly every month. So it’s definitely something that I have some experience with.
I didn’t go hard core I decided early on that I wouldn’t be cooking at my campsite, not because I’d forgotten all those years of scouting experience of how to cook while backpacking, but because I didn’t have the space to pack all the stuff that would make it possible.
So I ate before getting to the campground and both nights had a bottle of wine to make getting to sleep a bit easier.
I haven’t been camping on my own in ages if ever and while I missed my Lovely Wife, it was very nice to be completely by myself with no distractions. Plenty of time to think and catch up on some reading.
I did learn (or relearn) somethings about lighting fires, and next time I’ll bring a hatchet or larger knife for making kindling since the wood did not come with enough (though I’m not sure I’d be able to find room for it in my luggage).
Thankfully all those years of backpacking means that I wasn’t caught out needing anything else besides that. Like I said, it was a great time, and I’m trying to figure out how to do it again.