GEAR

 

Below is a list of most of the gear I bring with me on a trip. Although the amount of each might differ depending on the length, the below items would always accompany me.

Electronics

  • Camera - Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR

  • Lenses - Canon 17 - 40mm IS II lens & Canon 50mm II lens

  • Cards - 1 x 64gb/1 x 32gb & 1 x 16gb Sandisk PRO memory cards

  • Cables - USB cable & charger

  • Tripod - Manfrotto travel tripod

  • LaptopMacBook Air/power cable and USB hub/mouse

  • Books - Kindle/USB cable

  • External hard drive - 1tb

  • Phone - Smartphone/USB cable

  • Head torch - Energizer head torch & batteries

  • Music - MP3 player & headphones

Electronics cycle touring

Camping

  • Tent - Vango Banshee 200 2 man tent. Waterproof and sturdy

  • Sleeping bag - Merrell synthetic bag rated to minus 10 degrees

  • Cushion - Thermarest compressed pillow

  • Roll mat - Thermarest self inflatable mattress

  • Sleeping liner - silk sleeping liner to add an extra 2/3 degrees of warmth

  • Extra - tent pegs/glue & patches and metal sleeves for broken tent poles

Sleeping gear cycle touring

Cooking

  • Water filter - Katadyn hiker pro water filter

  • Stove - MSR Whisperlite International and fuel bottle

  • Pans - MSR 1.6 litre cooking pot & mess tin

  • Utensils - 1 x spork and spoon and knife

  • Cup - lightweight and sturdy

  • Chopping board - small and light

  • Extra - Scrubbing pads/washing up liquid

Kitchen equipment cycle touring

Clothes

  • Footwear - Hiking boots, trainers and sandals

  • Jacket/cycling - 1 x wind/waterproof jacket

  • Jacket/off the bike - 1 x warm down jacket

  • Headgear - head band and fur hat

  • Hands - cycling gloves and winter gloves

  • Rain gear - waterproof rain trousers

  • Cycling - 2 x vests and 1 pair of shorts

  • Other - 1 pair of lightweight trousers and 2 x shirts

Clothes bicycle touring

Repairs

  • Brakes - 4 x brake pads and 1 x break cable

  • Spoke key and extra spokes

  • Set of Allen keys

  • Chain breaker

  • Rear cassette tool

  • Adjustable wrench

  • Puncture repair kit

  • Four inner tubes (more on a long tour)

  • Multi tool

  • Cleaning - latex gloves, oil and a rag

  • Cable ties

  • Pump

  • Extra nuts, bolts and washers

Bicycle tools cycle touring

Miscellaneous

  • Navigation - Compass and paper maps

  • Monetbelt

  • Passport and photocopies of ID page

  • Passport photos

  • US dollars/Euros

  • Debit and credit cards

  • Emergency contact list

  • Pepper spray

  • Phrasebook, pens and notebook

  • Multi vitamins, omega 3 tabs and Glucosamine 

  • Toiletries and a lightweight towel

  • Intro letter (translated into various languages)

First aid

  • Plasters - lots of and different sizes

  • Bandages - different sizes & antiseptic wipes

  • Deep cuts - sterile wound dressings and clips/tape

  • Deep cuts - butterfly closures, tape

  • Bites - after bite pen

  • Other - compressed gauze dressing

  • Other - splints, scissors, tweezers and surgical gloves

  • Iodine and betadine

Other things to carry when cycle touring

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