I have to admit I’ve been enjoying shopping for all the gear that I’ll need for the trip! Luckily, thanks to the odds and ends I’ve picked up over the years on my backpacking excursions, I don’t really need too much. I have all the essentials like the tent, sleeping bag, portable stove, etc.  So really all I need are some other small things like a handlebar bag and new tires.

After doing a lot of research on what to pack, I’ve come up with some preliminary lists:

BIKE
  • Spare tube
  • Allen wrenches
  • Tire levers
  • Pedal wrench
  • Patch kit
  • Pump
  • 2 Back panniers
  • Back bag
  • Handlebar bag
  • Tail light
  • Front light
  • Extra batteries for lights
  • Helmet
  • Lock
CLOTHES & TOILETRIES
  • 2 pair underwear
  • Long bike pants
  • Shorts
  • Shoes
  • 2 pair socks
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Gloves
  • Snow hat
  • Sweatshirt/fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Ear warmers
  • Chamois cream
CAMPING
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent & poles
  • Tent ground tarp
  • Head lamp
  • Stove
  • Camping fuel (need to have delivered)
  • Fork/Spoon
  • Metal cooking cup
  • Plate
  • Toilet paper
  • Matches
FOOD
  • Trail Mix
  • Oats
  • Water
  • Beef Jerky
  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bananas
  • Gel stuff
  • Granola/Energy bars
OTHER
  • Battery charger pack
  • USB cable
  • Wall plug
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito head net
  • Bug spray
  • Pocket knife
  • Bungee cord
  • Plastic bags (trash/misc)
  • Zip ties
  • Umbrella?