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Stainless Steel Mug & Instant Coffee Enjoy your morning coffee in an American original: a Jacob Bromwell Stainless Steel Camping Mug. This 14-ounce cup can go directly over the campfire for heating up soup too. Jacob Bromwell has discontinued it, but you can find them for a cool $2.99 on SierraTradingPost.com. Speaking of coffee, while whipping out fresh grounds and a French press is sure to impress your riding buddies, instant coffee is much quicker, easier and lighter to pack, and it tastes pretty good too. We like Alpine Start Coffee, currently $8.99 for 8 single-serve packets. TOURING TIPS Motorcycle Camping Gear Guide Packing When it comes to packing a variety of types and brands of luggage (not to mention solving the "How do we get the firewood back to the camp?" question), our go-to choice is Rok Straps. Rok Straps Motorcycle Stretch Straps are versatile, sturdy and come in two widths/lengths: 5 /8-inch by 42 inches, or 1 inch by 60 inches. They use loops rather than hooks, so they work on just about any motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile, and they won't damage the finish. MSRP is $18 for a pair, but deals can be easily found. rokstraps.com Camp Tools & Tricks Take the stress out of starting a campfire with firestarter pucks or, our preference, Coghlan's Fire Paste ($5.50 on rei.com). It's safe and easy to use, and creates a reliable flame that will get your fire going in no time. As for the flame itself, why mess with "waterproof" matches that don't work? We just carry a simple Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter, or if you want to get really fancy, one of those blow torch-style ones are pretty fun too. Once the fire's burning, it can be hard to resist cooking (or burning) a hotdog or marshmallows. (Pro tip: For a delicious twist on the classic s'more, try subbing a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup for the Hershey bar. You're welcome.) Hold that 'dog or 'mallow securely with a Coleman Rugged Telescoping Fork ($6.99). It extends out to 32.5 inches, and collapses to 14.2 inches for transport. coleman.com This is something the guys take for granted, but the ladies will understand. The pStyle ($12) is simple and robust, and it works great. No more squatting over who-knows-what in the dark, no more stripping off layers of motorcycle gear when you've really gotta go, no more "hovering" over questionably clean gas station toilets or Porta-Potties. Yes ladies, you can pee standing up. pstyle.com www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 96 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02

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