Journey to the East – Packing List

This packing list was at the bottom of my epically long Kit Considerations post. I was doing some editing and decided that this information would be better served as it’s own post. The two posts are linked to each other so nothing should be lost to the reader.  This allows the packing list to be in a nice short post for those who like to see what others have used. I’ve also updated and added a few items to the list.

Packing List

• Rivendell Atlantis
•  Racks: Rivendell/Nitto Big Front and Rear
•  Rear Panniers: Arkel GT-54
•  Front Panniers: Arkel GT-18
•  Berthoud Micro Seat Bag
•  Baggins Hobo Bag

Bicycle Sundries
•  4 Tubes
•  Spare Brake Cable
•  Spare Shifter cable
•  Chain Lube
•  Patch kit
•  Spare Brake Pads [I replaced the front pads in Fort Wayne]
•  Spare E6 lightbulbs
•  Replacement Brake/Shifter cable

•  Multitools:  Topeak Alien IILeatherman
•  Topeak Mini Morph Pump
•  Tire Levers
•  Fibre Fix Spoke x2,
•  ABUS Lock
•  Brooks saddle tool

• Tent: Eureka Spitfire
• Sleeping Bag: Kelty Light Year CD 25 [this seems to not be made anymore]
•  Pad: Therm-A-Rest® Backpacker ¾ Length [updated link; but not exactly the same pad]
•  Inflatable pillow [can’t recommend this enough]
•  Katadyn Mini Water Filter
•  Collapsible Sea-to-Summit Kitchen Sink
•  Nalgene water bladder
•  Backpackers towel

•  Trangia Cookset
•  Trangia Kettle
•  Cooking miscellany: Spice jars, bottles, etc
•  Utensils: Titanium Spork,  Victorinox Knifesheath
•  Backpackers cutting board
•  Kitchen Towel x2
•  Spatula [bought this at an outfitters in Forks; lost it ~a month later]

•  Bottoms:  Convertible Pants, MUSA Riding Shorts x2, laundry shorts, wool tights
•  Feet:  Ecco Yucatan Sandals, 3 pairs Wool Socks (different weights)
•  Undies:  MUSA Wool Undies x3, Wool Tights
•  Torso:  Railroad Shirt, Seersucker (x2), wool undershirt, long sleeve shirt, Flannel shirt
•  Head:  Cycling Cap, Helmet, Wool Hat, bandanas x2
• Extremities: Ibex Wool Leg Warmers, Ibex Arm Warmers [sent these back]
• Raingear: Showers Pass Touring JacketJ&G Rain Paint, MUSA Splats, MUSA Windshield.
• Hands: Summer Gloves, long fingered wool gloves, fingerless wool gloves

•  Teeth: Floss/holder, tooth brush/paste
• Skin: Deodorant, Dr. Bronners All-In-One Soap, Tiger Balm
•  Pills: Multivitamins, Advil
•  Protection: Lip balm, Sunblock, Insect repellent

•  Emergency kit [not sure how necessary this is]
• First Aid Kit with Moleskin

•  Apple iPad (third generation), Griffin Survivor Case, charger, cable and headphones
•  iPad Camera Connection Kit
•  Canon PowerShot A580 and two 2GB memory cards
•  Samsung T245G cell phone and charger
•  Sanyo USB Battery Charger
•  Spare AA/AAA batteries
•  New Trent Portable Battery
•  Eton Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio [bought mid-tour]

•  Maps: Northern TierWashington Parks
•  Books & Journals [had three journals by the end – couldn’t risk mailing them]
•  John’s Irish Straps (2 large, 2 short)
•  Zip ties
•  Length of cord
•  Ziploc bags (quart and 2 quart) [can’t stress how useful these are]
•  Waterproof stuff sacks
• Bungee Cords x2 [these I sent back]
• Duct Tape [and later a small roll of electrical tape]
•  Nail file
•  Small sewing kit [got more use than you might think]
Konus Field Glasses [These seem to be the closest to the ones I bought these on my very first tour.]


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