June 2, 2008

Canada Packing List

Below is my gear/equipment list for my bike tour across Canada. I've refined the list during 14,000-miles of bike travel, along with a few changes due to my 3,200-miles of backpacking.

Gear List (my choices)
post-trip remarks in red

BIKE (Acme Bicycle Company custom-built)
[ ] Cyclocomputer (Cat Eye Cordless 7)
- [ ] new batteries + spare
[ ] Frame Pump (Zefal HP-X)
[ ] Seat Bag (Jannd underseat bag)
- [ ] Spare Inner Tube
- [ ] Tire Levers (Park)
- [ ] Patch Kit {check glue!}
- [ ] Tire Boot {piece of Tyvek}
- [ ] Bike Multitool (Topeak Supreme Folding Tool)
[ ] Water Bottle {2}
[ ] Fuel Bottle
[ ] Red Blinker Light {rear}
- [ ] ‪rechargeable batteries
[ ] Lock & Cable (Krypotnite KryptoGrip)
[ ] Mirror
[ ] Wallet
- [ ] Driver's License/Passport
- [ ] Emergency Contact Info
- [ ] Health Insurance Info (WorldNomads.com)
- [ ] Cash/Change
- [ ] ‪Credit Card
[ ] ‪Clothing
- [ ] Shorts (Columbia Titanium Shorts)
- [ ] Linner: bike shorts (Performance Classic Cycling Shorts)
- [ ] Helmet with visor (Giro Gila) + Solar Batter Charger (homemade)
- [ ] ‪Shirt: short sleeve/sleeveless (Under Armour)
- [ ] Socks: wool (SmartWool hiker short length)
- [ ] Cycling Shoes (Lake Cycling Sandals)
- [ ] Sunglasses

HANDLEBAR BAG (custom made)
[ ] Extra Pen & Pencil
[ ] Red Pen + Yellow Highlighter
[ ] Guidebooks
[ ] Address List/Card {spare}
[ ] Eye glasses
[ ] Pressure Gauge
[ ] Spoon {steel}
[ ] Small Knife: (Swiss Army)
[ ] ‪Insect Repellent (Ben's 100% Deet)
[ ] Battery Checker
[ ] Compass
[ ] Gloves
[ ] Arm Warmers (Pearl Izumi)
[ ] Knee Warmers |didn't really need|

BACKPACK (Osprey Daylite Pack)
[ ] Water Bag & Hose (2-liter Platypus) |water bottles were enough|
[ ] Knife (Leatherman Juice)
[ ] Journal
[ ] Pen & Pencil
[ ] Address Card/List {original}
[ ] Emergency Contact Information
[ ] Camera (Canon Ixus 70)
- [ ] Camera Case (Swiss Army)
[ ] Windbreaker (Marmot)
[ ] Deodorant
[ ] Hand Lotion
[ ] Sun Screen
[ ] Bandana
[ ] ‪Hat (Outdoor Research Drifter Cap)
[ ] ‪Toilet Paper {small roll}
[ ] Hand Cleaner
[ ] Radio/MP3 Player + headphones/ear buds

FRONT CENTER RACK
[ ] Tent (REI Quarter Dome UL)
- [ ] ‪Tent Poles
- [ ] Tent Stakes + {2} spares
- [ ] Tent Footprint/Groundcloth
[ ] Running/Hiking shoes |only used a couple of times|

REAR CENTER BAG:
[ ] Sleeping Bag (Marmot Arroyo 30ยบ 775+ fill Goose Down)
[ ] ‪Sleeping Pad (Therm-a-Rest ProLite)
[ ] ‪Sheet Sack
[ ] Boxers/Pajamas {silk}
[ ] Camp Shoes
- [ ] extra socks {2 pair} (Coolmax)

RIGHT REAR PANNIER: (Arkel OverDesign XM-28)
[ ] Cooking Gear
- [ ] ‪Pot (Evernew .9 liter titanium pot)
- [ ] Knife for cooking
- [ ] Lighter {2}
- [ ] ‪Spoon & Fork: Lexan {spare}
- [ ] Can Opener
- [ ] Salt/Pepper
- [ ] Stove (MiniBull Designs Atomic alcohol stove)
- [ ] Windscreen (home made)
[ ] Tool Bag
- [ ] Spoke Wrench
- [ ] Brake Pads {2} pair
- [ ] Cables {1 each: brake + derailer}
- [ ] Chain Links or Powerlink
- [ ] Assorted Bolts/Nuts
- [ ] Kevlar Spoke
- [ ] Nylon Tie Wraps
- [ ] Chain Lube + rag
- [ ] Bailing Wire
- [ ] Duct Tape
- [ ] ‪LocTite Threadlocker
- [ ] Grease {small amount in film cannister}
- [ ] Chain Length Checker {optional}
[ ] Personal Kit
- [ ] Soap in zip-lock (Ivory)
- [ ] Nail Clippers
- [ ] Disposible Razor {2}
- [ ] Toilet Paper in zip-lock
- [ ] Dental Floss
- [ ] Toothbrush
- [ ] Toothpaste: small tube
- [ ] Towel/Sponge
- [ ] Wash Rag |not used|
- [ ] Ear Plugs!
[ ] ‪Camp/off-bike Clothing
- [ ] ‪Pants: long with zip-off legs (Galyans)
- [ ] ‪Short: running (Nike Dri-FIT shorts)
- [ ] ‪Shirt: short sleeve (Ice Breaker Kent shirt)
- [ ] Shirt: long sleeve (wicking long-sleeve t-shirt)
- [ ] Shirt: t-shirt (Acme Bicycle Company t-shirt)
- [ ] ‪ Underwear {2}
[ ] Camp Shoes/Sandals
[ ] Bug Head Net

LEFT REAR PANNIER (Arkel OverDesign XM-28)
[ ] First Aid Kit
- [ ] Scissors/Tweezers (Leatherman Micra)
- [ ] ‪Band-Aids {10} various sizes, gauze {2"x2"} & Ace wrap
- [ ] Tape (3M Silk Tape)
- [ ] Alcohol Wipes {10}
- [ ] Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)
- [ ] Upset Stomach Tabs (PeptoBismol)
- [ ] ‪Antacids (Tums)
- [ ] Pain Relief (Ibuprofen)
- [ ] Athlete Foot Ointment (Micatin)
- [ ] Jock Itch Ointment/Powder (Lotrimin & Gold Bond)
- [ ] Cough Drops (Halls)
- [ ] Vitamins (Chewable Adult Multi)
- [ ] Misc (Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold tablets)
- [ ] Hand Cleaner
- [ ] Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
[ ] Bike Clothing
- [ ] Wind Pants (REI Hurricane Ridge Pants) |never used|
- [ ] Liner: extra bike shorts (Performance Classic Cycling Shorts)
- [ ] Shirt: short sleeve/sleeveless {extra} (Under Armour)
- [ ] ‪Shirt: long sleeve
- [ ] Socks: wool {2}
- [ ] Gloves {optional}
- [ ] Vest (REI Wind Vest) |never convenient to put on|
- [ ] helmet liner {optional}
- [ ] Rain Pants (Red Feather Full-Zip Rain Pants)
- [ ] Rain Jacket (Marmot PreCip Jacket)
- [ ] Jacket: fleece (Early Winters Windstopper)
[ ] Misc Stuff
- [ ] Repair Kit:
- - SeamGrip, sewing kit, safety pins, patches, Superglue
- [ ] Clothes Pins & Clothes Line
- [ ] ‪Candle {citronella} |didn't need|
- [ ] Headlamp (Black Diamond Gizmo)
[ ] ‪Trowel {optional} |didn't need|
[ ] Folding Tire {optional}

Other options:
[ ] Emergency Cash {hidden on bike}
[ ] Spare Lock Key {hidden on bike}