I am getting be gear together for my tour. As a beginner i thought I'd post up my gear list and see what you chaps reckon....too much? Forgotten anything?...all comments welcome. Hopefully the exercise might also help other touring 'newbies'...anyway her is my list: Panniers front & rear & bar bag Puncture repair kit & Multi tool with Chain tool Inner tubes x2 Pliers Chain repair links x3 Bike cable locks x2 Cycle computer Cycle helmet white Cycle fingerless gloves Presto pump Front & rear Smart lights and spare batteries Lube oil High vis Bib Water bottles x2 Goldeneye maps Details of campsites, bike shops and hostels on route Mobile phone & charger Plastic spoon Trangia 27 cookset Bottle of Meths Length of line (tie up bike to tent and washing) Nike walkable SPD road shoes Spare cleats for shoes Head sweat band Socks x3 Cycle jacket (likely Altura nightvision) Cycle shorts x2 Cycle shirts x2 Track suit trousers x1 Sunglasses (cheap mirror shades) Contact lenses & x2 spare sets & cleaning liquid Glasses and cleaning cloth Razor Toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste Lightweight hairbrush Sleeping bag and stuff sac Sleep mat (in refuse sack) Tent, pegs and pole & tarp footprint (leave stuff sac behind?) Swiss army knife Small torch with spare batteries taped to it hotel style sewing kit Pain killers (no box) Bin liner bags x4 Matches Digital camera (palm size) & charger Sports lightweight towel Cash/cheques/cards T-mobile top up card Bacterial/disinfectant wipes for public bogs Bog roll (no tube) Tea bags Porridge/dried soups/nuts and raisens/muesli/dreid bananas Salt sachets small Boil in bag rice Book ipod Hairbands Hotel style shampoo bottles x2 Plasters Insect repellent spray Small freezer bags (for food) J cloths Compass Chopping board (small) Vitamen C tabs Knee support bandage Mini TV?