Hi This is my first ride report. It is 6:30 in the morning and I am going to leave by 8. Although I have traveled to various great places by motorcycle (New Zealand, Cabo San Lucas, Tuktoyaktuk etc.) , I stopped taking my cooking gear with me along time ago. I'll be travelling with Flatlander who is a coffee drinker and freeze dried cook specialist with his mighty Mo to Virginia from upstate Ny for a 5 day trip. However little does he know I might leave him in Virginia and travel down to Texas to see my sister. He is a great riding partner that I met at Cromag about six years ago. He always brings cooking gear I don't. However this trip I’m going to bring all my cooking gear and a bunch of food to see if it is worth it. I have had a svea stove and used it but I am bringing that relic and all the other pots pans and cooking gear that I have in my inventory that I purchased brand new and haven't used. Pictures will soon follow of my gear and what a pain in the ass it is to cook and clean. My usual method is to stop maybe for a breakfast sandwich after breaking camp and then to pick up dinner at a restaurant before I pull into camp or bring a take out meal back to camp. Two meals a day. I'll be sending pictures of my trip and cooking meals and you Guys and Gals can chime in to see if I am having a good time. I am trying to be total efficient so I am stealing all of the food from my refrigerator that I froze and whatever put it in a cooler and see how long will it last. Comment on my method of camping prowess and cooking gear and of course on this site everyone is an expert and knows the right way and wrong way to do it. I can feel the weight of my bike already........ Pictures to follow. Oh by the way I'm switching to my Iphone for all future correspondence on the trip so forgive the English mistakes as I try to type or speak into the phone and it messes up it's not me.