Touring Kit

For me gearing up for a big trip is always an exercise in compromise.  My approach has always been to be comfortable and safe, without bringing the kitchen sink.  I’m well aware of the difficulty that every additional gram brings especially in the beginning when you aren’t in long distance shape.  Inevitably this list will change during the tour.  I’ll likely send items home if I haven’t used them in the first two weeks, excluding items that I consider emergency items.(bike parts, tools, first aid)

Below is an overview of the gear that I’ll be bringing along on my Alaska Tour. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Bike

  • Surly Cross Check-Stock
  • Surly rear rack
  • Surly front rack

 

Bike Parts

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  • Spare tubes x 2
  • Electric tape
  • Toothbrush
  • Loctite
  • Allen wrench
  • Tire levers
  • Air pump
  • Replacement buckles for compression straps
  • Replacement compression straps
  • Chain link
  • Extra bolts
  • Chain oil
  • Patch kit
  • Spare tire
  • Multi-tool
  • Metal Clamps
  • Zip ties

 

Hydration

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  • 26 oz water bottle x 2
  • 6 liter MSR dromedary bag
  • Katadyn hiker pro water filter
  • Iodine tablets

 

Camping

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  • First Aid kit
  • Tent stakes
  • Tent Poles
  • 1 Person Marmot Tent
  • Sierra Designs 15 degree down sleeping bag
  • Big Agnes Q-core sleeping pad

 

Clothing

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  • Croaks
  • Cycling shoes
  • Warm hat
  • Baseball hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Over booties
  • Warm gloves
  • Short socks x 2
  • Wool socks
  • Pair of boxers
  • Light gloves
  • Hiking pants
  • Warm pants
  • Rain pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Riding shorts
  • Padded shorts
  • Long sleeve wool shirt
  • Short sleeve shirt x 2
  • Fake down Jacket
  • Marmot windshirt
  • Hooded Fleece
  • Rain Jacket

 

Kitchen

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  • Wind screen
  • Alcohol stove(back up if no fuel can be found in DH)
  • Soto stove
  • Lid
  • 1 liter Pot
  • Lighter
  • Spoon
  • Leatherman Skeletool
  • Sponge
  • Dr. Brommers(Not pictured)
  • Cup
  • Fuel

 

Electronics

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  • Headlamp
  • Rear light
  • Gorilla Pod
  • Extra battery/Charger for Camera
  • Sigma bike computer
  • Iphone w/lifeproof case and charger
  • Canon Powershot SX500(not pictured)
  • Acer Chromebook r11(not pictured)

 

Other

  • Journal
  • Maps
  • Passport
  • Cash/Credit Cards
  • Book
  • Pen
  • Water proof sleeve
  • Wet Ones
  • Floss
  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brush
  • Chap Stick
  • Chamois Glide
  • Sunscreen
  • TP
  • Bug net(not pictured)
  • Deet(not pictured)
  • Bear spray(not pictured)

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