Babes Ride Out

What to Bring to Babes Ride Out

Jetboil Cooking System | A Necessity for Motorcyclists Who Ride, Camp, and Repeat

Sponsors, DIY TipsAshmore Ellis

Motorcycle camping for days at a time, riding from national park to national park is one of our absolute favorite things to do.  Traveling on a bike means you are limited to what can fit on your moto, and space is reserved for the essentials. One of our all time favorite and most used items is a Jetboil. These small camp stoves can boil water within a few seconds which makes dinner so much easier and a quick cup of coffee possible. A lot of us have dietary restrictions, some of us NEED that hot cup of coffee when we wake up, and since a lot of national parks do not allow fires, this unit is perfect if you need to heat up that gas station Chef Boyardee or that can of soup you picked up at the last gas stop.  In the spirit of wandering countless miles and always starting with a hot beverage and ending with a warm meal, we have partnered with Jetboil to gives away some of their MiniMo Cooking Systems at the Moto FAM raffle. 

We've got some amazing food trucks heading to Babes Ride Out 5 but we know some of you are traveling multiple days or some of you rather make your own food at camp. Here are just a few roadside recipes make with a Jetboil that we LOVE! There are a ton of ways you can use this unit to make meals and beverages while motorcycling so get creative, test them out, and let us know you if have a good one you'd like to share. 

Packs down perfectly for easy transport. 

Packs down perfectly for easy transport. 

Pizza In A Pot

From: Trail Cooking Website (www.trailcooking.com)
"Italian inspired couscous tossed with meat and cheese."
Sounds yummy to us!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of couscous
  • 1 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp diced dried bell peppers
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 Tsp dried garlic, powder or diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (1 packet)
  • 4 oz shelf stable pre-sliced pepperoni slices (see notes)
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese (see notes)

Directions:

  • Add 1 cup of water to your cooking system and bring to a boil
  • Turn off the stove and add in the dry ingredients, oil and pepperoni.  Stir well, put the lid on tightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Dice the cheese, fold in and let sit for a minute.

Notes:

  • Shelf stable pepperoni is often sold next to the deli meats in grocery stores but doesn't need to be kept cold until opened.
  • For the mozzarella cheese, use 2 pieces of string cheese. It is fine to carry for a couple days, it will get soft but is edible.

Jetboil Mac & Cheese

Everyone needs a little comfort food - even on the trail. Here's a quick, light and easy way to enjoy your macaroni & cheese. 

Ingredients: One box of Mac and Cheese

Directions:

  • For one serving, boil 2 cups of water and add 2 packages of noodles.
  • Keep an eye on the noodles and stir often so they don't stick, allowing them to simmer until soft.
  • Put your Jetboil lid on and drain some of the water (no all as you need some to make the sauce)
  • Add cheese packets and stir.  Mmmmmmm!

30 Second Hot Chocolate

When hot chocolate takes 30 seconds to make, you might start drinking a lot more of it. We won't hold it against you if you buy the packets of Swiss Miss or Carnation, but here's a good recipe if you're a diehard do-it-yourselfer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: instant coffee

Directions:

  • To one cup hot water, add 1/3 cup dry mix (about four to six heaping tablespoons) and stir well. Add a little instant coffee for mocha. Life is good.

Mmm S'mores Cocktail | Love at First Sip!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp dry milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur (Kahlua or Amaretto)
  • 2 Tbsp mini marshmallows

Directions:

  • Add 1 cup hot water to the cocoa mix, stir in the liquor and top with marshmallows.
  • Note: A packet of hot cocoa mix can be substituted for the cocoa and milk powders.

Suggested Packing List for Babes Ride Out 5 | Joshua Tree, CA

DIY TipsAshmore Ellis

Coming to Babes Ride Out 5 in beautiful Joshua Tree, CA? We can't wait to have you join us for a weekend of riding and good times. Our private campsite is located 10 miles from the heart of town where you can easily find gas, a liquor stores, ATMS, a Walmart, grocery stores, little bars & grills, incredible places for lunch or snacks, and some locally owned shops. There is also a camp store on site that has literally everything you may have forgotten to bring as well. We've got world class food trucks on site (menus coming soon for even the most sensitive eaters) and all the FREE water you can drink thanks to our hydration stations! Even though the town has a lot to offer it's best to ALWAYS come prepared so if it's been a minute since you have been camping we have put together a quick list of must haves and things to consider.

Image is of Corinne Lan Franco. We packed up and headed to Yellowstone with everything we needed for a week. If we forgot it, we picked it up on the road! 

Image is of Corinne Lan Franco. We packed up and headed to Yellowstone with everything we needed for a week. If we forgot it, we picked it up on the road! 

•    Have your bike serviced BEFORE you come to the event. Make sure that baby is tuned up and roadworthy! You are responsible for your own bike to, from, and during the event. Go through the S&S Cycle check list and fix all the issues. Click HERE
•    Check your motorcycle insurance (does it have roadside assistance? get familiar with your options before you come) If not, add the $35 100 mile moto towing to your AAA package. It's good for a year and YES, I have had to use mine before and it's saved me a ton of cash. If you bike breaks down, this is like having a guardian angel. We are not responsible for towing your bike or getting you to the event or home after the event. 
•    Tent (there are no trees for hammocks at the campgrounds). 
•    Sleeping Pad
•    Sleeping Bag
•    Headlamp
•    Water bottle and camp mug (psst pre order ours and pick up at the event!! This is such a great way to reduce waste and are only $20 for the set (we have plenty of clean water for you to keep refilling with and proceeds go to the Mojave Land Trust. Click HERE to pre order and have the set waiting for you when you arrive). 
•    Wet wipes / face wipes
•    EXTRA toilet paper. It's for your own good. 
•    Pillow (camp size)
•    Extra fuel (check out Lowbrow Customs fuel canister at $19.95)
•    Clothes for warm days and cool nights (HOT TIP! Waterproof compression sacks can fit everything you need and more at a fraction of the space). Don't pack too much, clean underwear is key. Pants, shirts, etc can be worn over and over. 
•    Zip ties
•    A couple of sandwich bags in case it rains and you need to create a waterproof way of carrying your iphone.
•    Multitool
•    Tool kit / roll
•    Swimsuit + micro fiber towel for showers (they dry super fast and pack down great!)
•    Flip flops (super shitty ones for the shower)
•    $$ always have cash on you no matter what. A lot of times banks will cut off your card as you nickel and dime your visa at the gas pump or a state park will require a small fee. 
•    $$ for merch (wait until you see the exclusives we have for you!)
•    $$ for food truck (menus launching soon for vegetarian, vegan, non gluten folks, and those of you who are "I can eat anything" style campers. 
•    $$ for coffee and presses juices (chase a cappuccino with a green juice for maximum cleansing of the system)
•    Camera or GoPro (tag your grams #ProgressiveDarkRoom to get your images printed on site for free)
•    Positive mental attitude. Be nice, say hello to your neighbor, and remember, ladies are here for ALL different reasons so respect each other :) 

Toiletries: I typically go nuts at the Target mini's aisle. Tiny shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, lotion, razor, deodorant, advil, hand sanitizer, tooth paste, compact toothbrush, chapstick are all a must. The desert is incredibly dry. Forget something? The campstore on site will have it! There are an over abundance of portos that are cleaned daily, real flushing toilets (hell yeah!), and showers on site. We got you girl! 

Packing Your Motorcycle Safely: Packing your moto safety is one of the most important things you will do. Reading this can save your life or someone else's. Please take the time and click HERE

Hot Tips

  • Keep a printout of directions and emergency #s on you
  • Plan your gas stops (ALWAYS)
  • Give your travel plans to a family member
  • Bring a battery pack to charge phones. My moto has an adapter so I can charge while riding. See if that is an option for you, it changed my life! 
  • Call your bank and let them know you are traveling
  • HYDRATE! Drink water at every single stop you make and stay hydrated at the event. I drink about a gallon of water a day while at BRO. 
  • Create a icloud folder to share your trip amongst friends! These memories will last a lifetime

Weather: As always, check the weather before you roll to know if you will need rain gear during your journey to BRO5. Click HERE to see what the forecast is calling for at the campsite. If you need to get anything, we highly recommend going to backcountry.com or REI  they have it all and you still have time to order these supplies online before the event. Happy camping! - Ashmore
 

I didn't even wear those extra pair of shoes! 

I didn't even wear those extra pair of shoes! 

Enjoy the adventure!! 

Enjoy the adventure!!