Equipment

Equipment

It’s always interesting to see and compare what other travelers are taking on their bike touring adventures. I benefited from reading equipment lists and gear reviews on other people’s websites, so I decided to do the same. Of course the list will evolve, especially the clothes that I take with me. Since the first week or so requires winter gear, I carry extra clothes that I will eventually leave behind.

The whole thing, including the bike but not including water, weighs… just over 100 lbs!

Bike stuff

  • 4 Arkel panniers (Orca 45 and Dolphins 48)
  • Ortlieb handlebar bag
  • 700 ml insulated water bottle
  • 2 x 1L “disposable” plastic water bottles
  • Cateye Velo 7 cyclometer
  • 2 big bungees
  • 6 small bungees
  • Bike lock
  • Helmet
  • Take-a-look helmet mirror
  • Blackburn USB rear light

 

Repair kit

  • Saddle bag
  • Set of Allen keys
  • Tube repair kit
  • Spare tube
  • 3 tire levers
  • Mini pump
  • Long nose pliers
  • 13-15 mm and 8-10 mm wrenches
  • ParkTool chain tool
  • 2 chain pins
  • Union cassette lockring tool/spoke wrench
  • 2 presta-schreider adaptors
  • 4 spare bolts
  • 2 cable caps
  • 1 brake cable
  • 1 gear cable
  • 5 spokes
  • Swiss army knife
  • Chain lube
  • Chain cleaner
  • Rags
  • Cleaning brush and tooth brush
  • Gloves
  • 2 set of brake pads
  • Electrical tape
  • Duct tape
  • Seam Grip
  • Tie-wraps

 

Electronics

  • iPhone and cable
  • Portable keyboard
  • InReach Mini and cable
  • Kindle and cable
  • Small camera and AA batteries
  • iPod Nano and cable
  • 2 USB wall chargers
  • 2 small battery packs (Goal Zero)
  • 2 USB sticks

 

Bedroom

  • MSR Hubba Hubba tent (2 person)
  • Blue tarp to be used as footprint
  • Sea to Summit Comfort Light insulated sleeping mattress
  • Mountain Hardware -18C down sleeping bag
  • Sea to summit silk sleeping bag liner
  • Hammock

 

 

 

Kitchen

  • MSR Whisperlight stove
  • 591 ml fuel bottle
  • Gloves to play with dirty stove
  • 1.5L MSR titanium pot with handle (with cozy pot)
  • 0.85 MSR titanium kettle (with cozy pot)
  • 500 ml Nalgene container (used as bowl to eat or to save leftovers for the next day)
  • Lighter/matches
  • Scrubber/very small dish towel
  • Campsud soap
  • Plastic spoon, fork and knife + bamboo spork
  • Pro Hiker Katadyn water filter
  • Iodine/Aquatabs
  • 4L MSR Dromedary bag
  • Kevlar bear bag (for the Alaska/Yukon/BC portion): ¬†Replaced by a full size bear canister after squirrels destroyed the bear bag. Will be sent home once I am outside of bear country.

 

First aid/Toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Bandaids/Hypafix/Steristrips
  • Waterproof first aid tape
  • Pain killers
  • Gastrolytes
  • Probiotics
  • Cipro/Azythromycin
  • Malarone (when in malaria country)
  • Immodium
  • Arnica ointment
  • Anti-inflammatory ointment
  • Zinc oxide
  • Thermometer
  • Essential oils (maleleuca, eucalyptus, thyme)
  • Tweezers
  • Eye drops
  • Eye shades (mask)
  • Q-tips
  • Ear plugs
  • 2 diva cups
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Floss
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
  • Razor
  • Thread and needles
  • Latex gloves

 

Other stuff

  • Journal
  • Pens/pencil
  • Money belt/wallet
  • Sunglasses/safety glasses
  • Passport and photocopy
  • Immunization record
  • Money
  • Credit cards/bank cards
  • Passport pictures
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Family/friends pictures
  • Sudoku book
  • Mini playing cards
  • Headlamp
  • Bear spray
  • 1 small towel/2 face cloths
  • Soap
  • Mosquito head net with ball cap
  • Muskol
  • Rolling pin! Yes, a rolling pin! It’s to massage my legs… Helps my knees.

 

Clothes

This  will vary a bit according to the area where I travel:

  • Goretex jacket
  • Reflective vest
  • Rain pants
  • Shoe covers
  • 2 bike shorts
  • 2 convertible pants
  • Long johns
  • 3 pairs socks
  • Goretex socks
  • 3 underwears
  • 2 tanktops (built in bra)
  • 1 quickdry shirt
  • 2 merino long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece jackets (one thin and one thick)
  • Small insulated synthetic jacket
  • 1 T-shirt
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • 2 Buffs
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 tuque
  • Thin fleece mittens
  • Neopren mittens
  • Bike gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Bikini

 

Plus water and lots of FOOOOOOD!!!

 

I am not a light traveler. But it could be worse…