I just tried motorcycle camping yesterday for the 1st time, less than 200km from home. It was not pleasant. I got completely soaked from sweat the 25 minutes it took to setup tent and inflatable mattress, something I practiced before but without the black flies and such... Then condensation kicked in, nothing was drying, and nocturnal visit and lightning from a distance kept me up til pass midnight. Then the storm came closer and I was at a high point for the view, which is risky for lightning. I had enough; I pulled my front lamp packed up everything and went home (in 2 hours of thunderstorm on the hazard barely able to see the road lines). I was home by 3h30 am finally. Yes, I was a wuss, that night. Problem 1, restless. I can't imagine resting at all on a motorcycling trip if camping. How do you do it (without drugs...)? Problem 2, re-planning. My intention was to have a plan B in case all hotels are booked where I want to end up. But rustic camping will obviously not occur near the cities I planned for, it would be in some national forest a fair distance away from my plans. That throws off the breakfast plans too. Problem 3, exhaustion. I normally wake up for sunrise and ride early, but I like to be done by 4pm. But with camping, that's a good 3-4h before sunset and cooling of the air, and thus possible sleep. I typically would find dinner and ride further and so it pushes me 3-4h deeper in fatigue, instead of a shower, a meal and some tv. I feel I not cut for it. But I really like the idea of not spending 30 minutes on websites to book the next hotel and have to pay 400$ a night because everything else is booked... Or worse, NOT FIND a place. What am I doing wrong here? how could people like motorcycle camping at all, rest and not get exhausted and uncomfortable?