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:

  • 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