Gear

This is the gear I’ll be taking. Food and water load will vary day to day.

(Post mortem: Major change would be the cooking setup. All I needed was a hot cup of coffee. Change the sleeping bag for something a bit warmer, 40-45 degree bag.)

Bruce Gordon Rock & Road Loaded for Big Bend

  •  2 – 24 oz water bottles
  • 1 – 20oz water bottle
  • Edge 500 bicycle GPS computer
  • Vista Hcx with map SD card. (when the batteries went low put the unit away and did not use.)
  • Seat bag with flat fixings
bedroom gear

Bedroom and misc

  • Water bottles
  • Travel Sack 55 degree (was a mistake. Needed more warmth)
  • Exped air mattress
  • Exped pillow – pump
  • pillow case (not shown)
  • miscellaneous straps  (took more than was needed)
  • cable and lock (I will drop the lock next trip)

Black Diamond Lighthouse Tent

  • tent
  • ground cloth
  • guy lines,
  • aluminum stakes
  • titanium stakes

 

Tools and Tubes

I will drop the spoke repair stuff along with the CO2 inflation kit.

  • 2 spare tubes
  • tail light
  • spokes and zip ties
  • Co2 inflation tool with 3 cartridges
  • Stein Tool
  • Chain Tool
  • 8 & 10 mm wrench
  • Fiber Spoke
  • Patch kit
  • Allen saddle  wrench
  • Allen wrenches
  • spoke wrench and spare nuts and bolts
  • combo tool (great tool used by everyone)
  • tire iron
  • shop cloth
  • Topeak Road Morph Pump (not shown)
  • chain lube (not shown)

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • folding Bucket (used often to wash clothes in)
  • insect repellant
  • mobile boost for cell phone and Edge 500 with ac adapter. (did not need or use)
  • duck tape
  • 550 nylon cord
  • clothes pins (need more clothes pins)
  • trash bags
  • air mattress patch kit
  • water purification tablets
  • Sting  Ease
  • shower cap
  • wet wipes

Cooking Gear

I will replace all of this cooking gear with a cup and tablet stove(Esbit)

  • cozy with bowl and lid (did not use this setup. Replace with tablet stove.)
  • two alcohol bottles
  • tea pot
  • sierra cup (use with tablet stove)
  • alcohol stove
  • lighter
  • fueling syringe
  • spork
  • fire starter striker
  • dish cloth

 

  • Medications
  • pack towel
  • tooth brush
  • witch hazel
  • electric razor (used often but not worth the weight)
  • mic tweezers, mirror, tooth picks, Q-Tips, dental floss, nail clippers
  • tooth paste
  • Q-Tips (not shown)

  • 3 dried meals
  • 4 instant oat meal packets
  • 2 Swiss Miss Hot chocolate
  • 10 Emerg-C re-hydration packets (used every day)
  • 10 Kroger re-hydration packets (used every day)
  • 6 Clif Bars (could have reduced as Fig Newtons were available)
  • 10 Via instant coffee packets.(nice morning treat)

 

 

  • hat
  • bicycle jacket
  • bicycle jersey
  • wind jacket (did not use)
  • cycling bibs, socks and jersey (used only one set of bike clothes)
  • running shorts
  • underwear
  • hiking shorts
  • 2 – pair cycling socks
  • tee shirt (took 2)
  • bandanna and handkerchiefs
  • Hiking socks (may not take)
  • trail shoes (not shown)

 

 

 

  • first aid kit
  • card wallet
  • bandanna
  • map
  • toilet paper
  • glasses with spare mirror
  • extra camera battery with two SD cards
  • spoon
  • cell phone
  • misc knfe, scissors, lip balm, compass, magnifier glass, pen, ear plugs, lens cleaner
  • P38 can opener
  • zipper light
  • lock keys
  • bicycle front light also rear light
  • Face sun screen
  • Leg sun screen
  • camera (not shown)
  • wallet (not shown)

 


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