So did I forget anything?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 23 Jun 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Here is my list of stuff I have ready to pack for my tour. It would help me if I could have your comments on the stuff and particulary if I forgot something obvious. I am not looking to go extreme lightweight, or ultra comfortable...a happy medium is what i want. The plan is to do germany, then I may head sowf to southern france...not sure yet...time is on my isnt necessarily! Anyway take a look and speak your mind:biggrin::


    • Dawes galaxy 2007, schwlable marathon+ 28 tyres, two water bottles, front and rear carradice overlaner panniers and bar bag with liners. Topeak mini morph pump, led front/ rear lights.Plenty of bike ties Brookes saddle, spd pedals.

    Camping gear

    • Quecha ultra lite pro 2 person tent from decathlon
    • Tarp footprint
    • Pegs
    • Alpkit self inflating sleep mat
    • Carry sleep mat
    Blacks XXL sleeping bag and silk liner
    • Inflatable pillow
    • Trangia 27 non stick cookset (meths) with additional lid/pan
    • Eating utensil
    • Swiss army knife
    • Bic lighter
    • Bag of pre mixed herbs, chile, garlic and onions (dried)
    • Bag of porridge for emergency
    • Length of nylon string
    • Small bottle olive oil

    Wash kit

    • Tooth brush,paste, razor, small shampoo/conditioner bottle, sports towel (compact)
    • Disinfectant wipe sachets
    • Comb
    • Contact lenses and cleaning liquid
    • Tissues
    • Pain killers
    • Vitamin pills
    • Anti depressant MEDS
    • Mosquito repellent wipes
    • Sun cream small


    • Cyclechat jersey short sleeve
    • Btwin jersey short sleeve
    Nike wicking T shirt
    • Bandanas
    • Nike shorts long
    • Nike running shorts short
    • Altrua padded long bike shorts
    • Gore tex windstopper bib longs
    • Nike neoprene over shoes
    • Nike walkable road shoes
    • Socks x 3 pairs
    • Pair of plastic croc shoes
    • Altrura night vision jacket
    • Pair of cycle gloves
    • Giro helmet
    • DHB waterproof overtrousers
    • Cycle glasses x 2 sets lenses
    • Specialized arm warmers
    • Hi vis vest
    • Long sleeved merino wool off bike jersey


    • Mobile phone charged with credits
    • Ipod shuffle & headphones
    • Digi TV& aerial
    • Minolta digital camera
    • Free loader solar power pack and adapters
    • Lucozade energey tabs
    • Ear plugs
    • Passport
    • Euro medical card
    • Hol/med insurance details
    • Visa cards x 2 & cash
    • Small compass whistle gizmo
    • Maps
    • USB memory stick
    • Pen/pencil paper for journal notes
    • Elastic hair bands
    • Chain lube small bottle
    • Inner tube x2
    • Multi tool with chain splitter
    • Chain links
    • Tyre levers
    • Puncture repair kit
    • Pedal spanner
    • Combination bike locks x 2
    • Cycle computer
    • CTC bike bag for outward flight
    • Drivers license
  2. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    Well I can't think of anything you've missed, it looks very comprehensive. In fact I can't help you at all but I'm going to keep a copy of your list for my next trip as a tick-sheet. :smile:
  3. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    summink to read?
  4. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    Oooh ooooh is there a headtorch there or did I miss it?
  5. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i'd keep the meds in a box with the chemists sticker on, just in case anyone gets nosey.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    fiddle mags?
  7. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    A book is something I should try to read I suppose...although I'm not a great reader and on my last tour I took a book all the way around and never really got into it....except to name my bike after the Donkey in the book...shinto!
    headtorch...yep.. I might do that...only I tend to just use my front bike light in the tent at night. Th eneds are clearly marked so the sniffer dogs can read them!
  8. pinkkaz

    pinkkaz Senior Member

    Loo roll! (or is this covered with "Tissues")

    Hey this is great, just this morning I was compiling my very own camping list for my Loire Valley trip next month and have just added a couple of things from your list!

    How about something to bang tent pegs in with?
  9. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Do you need a mug of some sort or are you not a tea/coffee drinker?
  10. jags

    jags Veteran

    leg warmers ,candle,break and gear cables brake blocks emergency food .
    have a great tour keep safe,.
  11. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I will use a stone/rock if I need to to bang in pegs. Nightlight candles I had forgotten so thanks I will add those to the list...they are very homely in a cold dark tent. Gear cables, brake blocks etc I will leave to a LBS because I would not know how to fit them anyway.
    I could take a camping mug...last time I just made the tea in one of the trangia pots .

    loo roll...yep..covered with the tissues so to speak...I prefer the floral patterns and perfumed variety on my delicate arse...and you just cant get that with a bog roll:biggrin::biggrin:

    I am still in 2 minds as to if a need both the bib longs and the over trousers though.
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Might have missed them but all chargers for phones etc and the cable that connects your camera to your memory stick...downloading thingy.
  13. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Ta...I have the solar charger with me which has lots of connections and can power all my gear...the memory stick I think i need an internet cafe for.
  14. When I first saw your list I thought 'What a long list' and then I read it, and its a long list of very small things! Being into touring means that you can buy small versions of everything, which is excellent. Small things rock! :smile:
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Will you marry me? :biggrin:
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