I just got back from living off the grid for a week.
I toured along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and the UP, camping in the boonies along the way. I rode back roads all the way up and back. Surprisingly, there was not much traffic at all. During some of the rides near the lakes, I did not see another vehicle for quite a bit of time which was quite nice.
Fully loaded along RT 119 in Michigan (Tunnel of Trees):
Breakfast via Mountain House:
Lunch along the way...beef jerky and a banana worked well!
One of my campsites (I carry a tarp too):
Of course, had to get one of the bridge!
Fun road to a campsite on a fully loaded motorcycle!
There was no cell phone reception for most of the time. I did have several offline apps for maps that were very helpful and did copy a road atlas. I really missed the weather apps but did not miss email at all. I had to watch my iPhone battery life having no power. I could charge it with my motorcycle battery but wanted to limit it to once a day. I tried a solar battery and a solar battery charger and three cell batteries. The solar battery worked well but the other one did not do so well and is more for 12v systems.
I LOVE Dragging the Tarp along on camping trips it's the best way I know to keep it from raining
It did rain on me...I really hit some heavy storms my first day out and then had to break camp early due in coming rain the following morning..
It did rain one evening and night and it was nice being able to cook and eat dinner out of the rain. It is much better than staying in the tent during the rain. The tarp is nice to keep the motorcycle dry too.
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