Arctic Cat’s SpeedRack system, which is standard equipment on most Arctic Cat models, is capable of carrying a wide assortment of attachments that slide into the front or rear rack for a precision fit similar to that of a receiver hitch system on an automobile. Add a pin for security and away you go with no rattles, shimmy or shakes. You can use the rack and its attachments to tote tents, sleeping bags, portable stoves, coolers, shovels, guns, and even canoes. Some people even add cargo boxes and fender bags to hold food, water and clothing they’re bringing into the woods.
Once you reach your destination, all the supplies are easily unloaded and set up at the campsite. You could even use some of Arctic Cat’s SpeedRack attachments to transform your ATV into a portable cooking station with fold-out work tables and portable Coleman stove attachments. Campers are bringing more than you may think on these modern day camping trips: Here’s a checklist put together by the National Parks Service.
* Shelter -- tent with a waterproof floor, rain-fly and bug netting, stakes and cord to secure it to the ground, axe or hammer, mat for tent entrance.
* Bedding -- sleeping bag, sheets/blanket, pillow.
* Cooking -- large water jug , coolers, ice, thermos, gas or propane stove and fuel, matches/lighter, pots and frying pans with lids, plates, eating utensils, cooking oil, measuring cups, aluminum foil, paper towels, dish soap, containers and Ziploc bags for food storage, potholders/over mitts, canned food, can opener, seasoning, condiments.
* Clothes -- shoes, boots, pants, shorts, t-shirts, socks, hat, bandana, sweatshirt, underwear, sleep clothes, rain gear, swim suit/towel, laundry bag.
* Personal items -- Shower shoes/flip flops, towel/washcloth, soap in plastic case, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, comb, razor, feminine products, toilet paper, medications.
* Miscellaneous -- sunscreen, bug repellant, lantern with fuel, flashlight, extra batteries, compass, whistle, water purification system, candles, maps, pocket knife, binoculars, bungee cords/straps, reading material, cell phone/charger, small shovel, travel alarm clock, scissors, etc.
Packing all these things will help ensure a great trip; loading them onto an ATV instead of carrying them on your back will give you the energy to concentrate on having fun rather than soothing your aching muscles. Please check local laws and riding regulations when operating an ATV in certain areas for remote camping use.
For more information about Arctic Cat ATV’s and accessories, log on to www.arcticcat.com.
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