Sunday, 4 July 2010

Packed to go....

on another micro adventure...

heres everything im taking for 3 days and 2 nights camping...

on bike as well as the frame bag;
orange 15 litre drybag has my 3 seasons down Blacks sleeping bag,
blue 10 litre drybag has the henessey hammock,
15 year old map holder, waterproof,simple,brilliant...

in the frame bag goes cooking gear and food: enough food for 2 days here...
gas stove with removable cylinder,simple,clean,controlable for simmering pastas,
Tiso 1 litre non stick pot & lid....storing my paclite montaine jacket & trousers,
plastic cup with sealed container and fruit tea bags (no milk) and pot cleaner cloth,
food,2 pasta meals,4 cup-a-soups,3 porrige packs,in sealed bag...
fire strike,lighter,clothes pegs,
spork,
6 cereal bars,
midge net and Avon skin so soft works for me...

and in the Karrimor rush backpack backpack;
the usual bike tools, and air shock pump and an old eye droplet bottle full of squirt dry chainlube...

and for the next trip...
hip flask, (glenmorangie)
first aid kit, plasters,paracetamol,steriden strips,bandage,sting relief,
travel tooth brush/tooth paste,ear buds,and eye drops,
buff,now swapped for my new merino buff,
camera film case in cling film with vasaline (if you cycle you know why!)
mobile and wallet both in sealine bags,,
and a 5 litre drybag with evening/sleeping change of clothes-merino socks,long johns and longsleeve top...

in the now renamed epic designs gastank bag the cannon compact camera sealine bag and tachyon 2010 xc sports camera and a gorila pod tripod that fits both cameras...

and my usual cycling gear;
shimano MT90 goretex boots,
hub in the forest socks and scree gators,
Endura 3/4 humvee trousers and liner,
Endura baa baa merino wool short sleeve top,
troy lee gloves,
giro xen helmet,

the modified front bag mount...

made from an accessory mount with a section of flat bar,ODI bar ends and bar plugs now has 2 plastic reflector mounts which the straps go through stopping the bag moving and avoids contact with control cables...

there is no end to purposes for those reflector mounts, usually get them free at bike shops and as meerkat says on tv... simple!...

at last i can now go camping comortably on a bike that is easily rideable offroad while still doing decent daily miles...taken 3 years and this bike and gear to do this...
as you can see the frame bag is not protuding at all...and still has room in it...


still a weeks summer holidays to go yet...

4 comments:

  1. Good skills mate! Reminds me of packing my Bergan and belt kit when I was in the Army.

    Looking forward to reading all about this one!

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  2. I was supposed to have been off on a bike tour this week but as I still can't ride i'm stuck in work instead. Highly jealous of this post.
    btw, love the frame bag

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  3. Cool, Just wondering though, what are you packing for shelter if it rains? Bivvy bag, or just a basha sheet. It would be a bummer if your down bag got wet even in summer.

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  4. just back!, pics and posts to follow...
    clive; will get some spics posted soon...
    red bike; hope your injury heals soon...been a while for you,and your missing summer!...
    jack; i survived a washout evening and slept dry by cooking under the hennessy hammock then changed into spare clothes kept dry in a 5 litre dry bag, lucky though as although torrential rain it was warm,will post the trip soon!

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