Gear preparation2014-04-29T20:35:06+00:00

I’m getting all my stuff together. Let’s make a list of all the things I’ll bring on my 2 week camping trip.

Tank bag:

  • small notebook + pen or pencil
  • map (always take a map with you in case your GPS dies)
  • knife
  • camera + accessories
  • manual of the F800GS
  • USB charger for my mobile phone
  • LED light on batteries
  • lock + cable to secure my helmet/luggage to my bike (very handy, so you don’t have to drag all your gear with you when going somewhere)

Tent bag

  • tent

Ortlieb dry bag (Large):

  • ground sheet
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping mat
  • rain gear
  • spare gloves
  • camelbag
  • light pair of hiking shoes

Lockbox on my skidplate:

  • set of tire iron
  • 1 spare ratchet strap

Left Touratech pannier (31l):

  • toolkit
  • WD40 lubricant (also good for mounting tires on your rim)
  • zip ties
  • duck tape
  • 1 large tire iron + bead braker
  • pillow
  • 2 piece mess tin + drink cup
  • toilet paper
  • 3 compact towels
  • 4 emergency rations
  • swim short
  • 1 fleece
  • toiletry bag (shower soap, toothbrush/paste, razor, small mirror)
  • candy + energy bars

Right Touratech pannier (38l):

  • air compressor
  • spare tire tube (17″ + 21″)
  • tent repair kit
  • first aid kit
  • 1 spare fastening strap
  • 5 long riding socks
  • 5 normal socks
  • 6 boxers
  • 2 pants (you can zip the legs off)
  • 5 T-shirts