Have you ever considered adding an overnight camping trip to your ATV recreational riding? If so, you are not alone. In fact, a whole new cottage industry has popped up around this idea known as “overlanding”. As with any fun outdoor hobby, gear and gadgets are part of the fun. If you’ve ever thought about overlanding or ATV camping, here’s a quick list of the type of ATV camping accessories you may need.
What Is Overlanding?
Before we jump into the specific pieces of ATV camping accessories you will need, let’s get a quick overview of overlanding.
“Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by vehicle (often with four-wheel-drive capability) or adventure motorcycle. It’s long been a traditional way to describe safaris in Africa or exploring in Australia. Brits head “overland” to Africa and Asia and across the Continent.”Blue Ridge Outdoors
Overlanding can be for a few days or a few weeks, but either way, it’s a truly fun and unique way to explore the great outdoors.
ATV Camping Accessories
So what kind’ve ATV camping gear will you need to go ATV camping or on an overlanding expedition? It all depends upon your camping style and ability to pack well. You will definitely need to pack less than you would on a typical RV camping trip, but you just might be surprised at all the innovative ways companies have come up with to help you have a great time in the outdoors and still keep a few of your creature comforts.
Front Storage ATV Camping Accessories
As you can imagine, you will want to utilize every inch of space you can to maximize your camping storage possibilities. Your front storage is for quick access items you may need when on the trail.
- Trail Mix/Snacks
- Daily Water Supply
- Water canteen(s)
- Personal Items like your Wallet, Keys, Gloves
- Bungee Cords, Paracords, and Zip Ties
- Cell Phone (We recommend investing in a waterproof heavy duty case like one made by Pelican)
- Dry Bag With Clothes If Room
- Toilet Paper
Rear Gear For ATV Camping
Your rear storage area will be where the bulk of your camping gear and supplies will be stored. You may wish to think of this area as where you will store the things you will only need access to once you stop to set up camp.
- Sleeping Bag
- Air Mattress
- Camp Stove/Jetboil
- Fuel for Camp Stove
- Dry food
- Ziplock Bags/Carry In Carry Out Bags
- Fire Starter
- Extra Rags
Other ATV Camping Accessories To Remember
Now that we’ve covered the basics for your front and rear storage, here are a few more things to remember. In the rush to remember all the “camping” gear, don’t forget these important ATV riding accessories as well.
- ATV Helmet
- ATV Gloves (extra pair of gloves also recommended for cold nights as well)
- ATV Goggles
- Air pump
- Tire plugs
- Jumper cables
- Tow rope
- Gorilla Tape
- Electrical Tape
Interested in ATV Camping With An RV?
If tent camping isn’t for you, but you’d love to take your ATV on an RV camping trip, then you might want to consider renting a toy hauler from Outdoorsy.
Be sure to sign up and get your FREE RV trip planner and check out our RV checklists page to help you get ready for your RV and ATV camping trip.
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