Last summer 2 friends and I went on an overnight trip for 2 nights. We strapped our tents and sleeping bags to the racks and 2 of us took air mattresses. The other guy slept on the ground for 2 nights.
We had extra gas, some Sterno and cans of food, along with canned fruit and some snacks like chips. I took my GPS and a map of one of the trails we rode on (Rose City Trail). DNR - ORV/ATV Trail Maps
We really didn't take much else that we didn't have with us every ride.
The first day we rode to a state forest campground at the end of the trail that didn't allow ATVs to drive in so we had to go elsewhere. On this website it says it's an ORV trail head at the campground but the signs when you pull up say no ATVs Ambrose Lake State Forest Campground | Michigan
We found a deer camp that someone had set up in the middle of the woods that had a table, a fire ring, and an outhouse.
We made a campfire and heated up some cans of chili-mac and whatnot with the Sterno. We had to balance the cans on a small grate from inside the bottom of a charcoal grill on top of some cans with the Sterno underneath. Every time we stirred the food it felt like everything would come crashing down. I should have taken my 2 pocket sized camping stoves but when I packed for the trip up north I didn't know we would be going on an overnight trip. It's not exactly legal to camp in the woods like we did but if other people can set up a deer camp and go there year after year we weren't going to worry about it. I saved the coordinates on my GPS so we can find it again if we go on another overnighter in that area.
The second night we stayed at a national forest campground much closer to "home". https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/f...V%20Campground
We could have just ridden back that day but decided to camp out and have short trip the next day. I didn't swim in the lake but the other 2 guys did. They said it really felt good after so many miles of riding dusty trails. I took a baby wipe bath instead. We found some fire wood already cut up and made another campfire. The next day we hit The Meadows Trail and went back to my friends cabin and used his outdoor heated shower after we unpacked. It was a nice trip. Nobody broke down or ran out of gas or anything like that.
P.S. One of my friends took some pics but I didn't even take my camera so I don't have any pics to share with you.