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Bike Touring Packing List

This is what I am carrying for my trans-Asia bike leg

Bike

  • '91 Specialized Stumpjumper w/Comp Chromoly steel frame and Shimano XT components (hardtail, no shock)
  • Delta Mega rear rack
  • Lavoie rear panniers (convertable to backpack)
  • Jandd front rack
  • Jandd Mountaineering front panniers
  • Discover pannier dry bags
  • Terry Liberator seat
  • Continental Top Touring 2000 tires
  • Mt. Zefal pump
  • Rear LED tailight
  • Waterbottles
  • Solar battery charger
  • Cycle computer
  • Cool tool
  • Gerber tool
  • 1.5mm wrench
  • Spoke wrench
  • Tire irons
  • Freewheel tool
  • Spare spokes
  • Spare chain links
  • Spare tube
  • Spare brake cable
  • Spare shifter cable
  • Patch kits + patches
  • White Lightening wax chain lube

Clothes

  • Yellow lens biking glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Polarfleece hat
  • Helmet
  • Balaclava
  • 300 Wt. fleece jacket??? (down?)
  • Gore-tex shell
  • Lightweight top
  • Grey cotton T-shirt
  • Blue poly T-shirt
  • Green poly short sleeve button-up shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Fingerless biking gloves
  • Full finger (lobster) biking gloves???
  • Wool gloves
  • Nylon, removable leg pants (Royal Robbins Zip n' Go)
  • Nylon pants shell
  • Poly shorts
  • Biking shorts (2 pair)
  • Biking leg warmers
  • Tevas
  • Biking shoes (w/cleats)
  • Shoe covers (for rain, cold)
  • Underwear (5 pair)
  • Biking Socks (3 pair)
  • Tholo Socks (1 pair)

Medicine

  • Ibuprofin
  • Doxycycline
  • Larium
  • Cipro
  • Zithromax
  • Demerol
  • Albuterol
  • Flovent
  • Tinizadol
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Immodium
  • Sominex
  • Sudafed

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Comb
  • Gel
  • Earplugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Moleskin
  • "Bus kit"
  • Insect repellant

Computer

  • Flashpath
  • Flashpath driver floppy
  • ImageN floppy
  • Work floppy
  • Spare Flashpath batteries (2)
  • Pocketmail
  • CDs for doing freelance work
  • Garmin Vista GPS

Camera

  • Nikon F100 body
  • Nikon 20mm f2.8 lens
  • Nikon 35-70mm f2.8 lens
  • Nikon 70-210mm f4-5.6 lens
  • Nikon SB-28 flash??? SB-23???
  • Slik tripod
  • Filter bag
  • 62mm Polarizer
  • 62mm 81B warming filter
  • 62mm 80A tungsten filter
  • 62mm FLD Fluoro corr. filter
  • 62mm 25A red filter
  • Cokin filter holder + 52, 62 converters
  • Cokin P .6 hard ND grad filter
  • Cokin P .9 soft ND grad filter
  • Fuji Finepix 4700 Digital camera
  • Notebook
  • Lens blower
  • Labels
  • F100 reference card
  • Pen
  • Waterproof cover
  • 35-70 lens hood
  • 20mm lens hood
  • Leader retriever
  • Lens cloth
  • Lens cleaning fluid
  • Lens cleaning papers
  • Extra end cap
  • Photosecretary cable
  • 15 rolls Velvia
  • 15 rolls Provia 100F
  • 5 rolls Sensia 400
  • 5 rolls E100S
  • Domke F-3X shooting bag

Paperwork

  • Passports (2)
  • Copies of passport (2 ea.)
  • Health documentation
  • Emergency information
  • Cash
  • Traveler's checks
  • Traveler's checks receipts
  • Passport photos (2)
  • Wallet
  • Driver's license
  • Driver's license copy
  • Int'l driver's license
  • Prescriptions
  • Health insurance card
  • Student ID (fake)
  • Mastercard
  • VISA debit card
  • Mastercard debit card
  • "Business" cards
  • Hostel card
  • Plane ticket
  • Mini atlas
  • Asia map
  • Middle East map

Misc

  • Sleeping bag
  • Bivy sack
  • 1/2 size Thermarest
  • Towel
  • Princeton Tech LED Headlamp
  • Spare bulbs (2)
  • 220 battery charger
  • plug converters (2)
  • 6 spare batteries
  • Sewing kit
  • Pepper spray
  • Pocket knife
  • Safe Water water filter bottle
  • Duct tape
  • Travel journal
  • Personal journal
  • Platypus 1L + tube
  • Platypus 2L
  • Watch w/alarm
  • Lighter
  • Epoxy paste
  • Ultralight umbrella
  • MSR Dragonfly stove
  • 1.5L pot
  • Permaware cutlery
  • Plastic cup
  • Cards
  • Straps
  • Loctite
  • Zipties
  • Pack cover

Backpacking Packing List

This is what I carried for my European and African travel legs (not bicycle touring.)

Clothes

  • Motorcycle jacket
  • Light fleece jacket
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Thermal pants
  • Grey cotton T-shirt
  • Blue poly T-shirt
  • Green poly short sleeve button-up shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking boots
  • Nylon pants shell
  • Motorcycle gloves
  • Tevas
  • Polarfleece hat
  • Jeans
  • Nylon, removable leg pants
  • Poly shorts
  • Underwear (5 pair)
  • Socks (4 pair)

Medicine

  • Doxycycline
  • Larium
  • Cipro
  • Zithromax
  • Demerol
  • Amoxycilin
  • Albuterol (3?)
  • Flovent (3?)
  • Kenacort
  • Tinizadol
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Immodium
  • Sominex
  • Sudafed

Toiletries

  • Dr. Bronners
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Comb
  • Gel
  • Earplugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Moleskin
  • "Bus kit"
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellant

Computer

  • Flashpath
  • Flashpath driver floppy
  • ImageN floppy
  • Work floppy
  • Spare Flashpath batteries (2)
  • Pocketmail

Camera

  • Nikon F100 body
  • Nikon 20mm f2.8 lens
  • Nikon 24mm f2.8 lens
  • Nikon 35-70mm f2.8 lens
  • Nikon 70-210mm f4-5.6 lens
  • Nikon SB-28 flash
  • Slik tripod
  • Filter bag
  • DX-10 digital camera
  • Notebook
  • Lens blower
  • Labels
  • F100 reference card
  • Pen
  • Waterproof cover
  • 35-70 lens hood
  • 20 lens hood
  • 52mm stepup ring
  • Cokin filter holder + 52, 62 converters
  • Leader retriever
  • Lens cloth
  • Lens cleaning fluid
  • Lens cleaning papers
  • Extra end cap
  • Photosecretary cable
  • 15 rolls Velvia
  • 15 rolls Provia 100F
  • 5 rolls Sensia 400
  • 5 rolls E100S

Paperwork

  • Passports (2)
  • Copies of passport (2 ea.)
  • Health documentation
  • Emergency information
  • Cash
  • Traveler's checks
  • Traveler's checks receipts
  • Passport photos (2)
  • Wallet
  • Driver's license
  • Int'l driver's license
  • Prescriptions
  • Health insurance card
  • Student ID
  • Mastercard
  • VISA debit card
  • Mastercard debit card
  • "Business" cards
  • Hostel card
  • Walgreens phone card
  • Plane ticket
  • Mini atlas

Misc

  • Sleeping bag
  • Bivy sack?
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Headlamp
  • Spare bulbs (2)
  • 110 battery charger
  • 220 battery charger
  • plug converterss (2)
  • 6 spare batteries
  • Sewing kit
  • Pepper spray
  • Pocket knife
  • Water filter
  • Duct tape
  • Gerber tool
  • Travel journal
  • Personal journal
  • Fisher pen
  • Platypus 1L + tube
  • Platypus 2L
  • Europe guidebook
  • Africa map
  • Watch w/alarm
  • Lighter
  • Epoxy paste
  • Ultralight umbrella
  • Permaware cutlery
  • Plastic cup
  • Cards
  • Straps
  • Loctite
  • Zipties
  • Pack cover

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