XVT Bikepack Route Pack List

Sleeping:
  • MSR Hubba 1 person tent – I prefer the original Hubba over the NX for the stealthy green color
  • MSR Hubba footprint – enables pitching the tent with just the fly.
  • DAC J-Stake tent pegs – these have proven to be almost indestructible
  • NEMO Siren down quilt 30 degree rating and only 19 ounces
  • Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack keeps the down dry
  • Klymit Static V sleeping pad – a cheaper and more durable alternative to the NeoAir
  • Sea to Summit Ultra Light Aeros Pillow 2 ounces of comfort
Clothing:
  • Button down short sleeve shirt
  • Mountain Hardwear synthetic t-shirt
  • Cut off shorts
  • Ibex Leg Warmers
  • 1 pair of cycling socks – I prefer a wool and synthetic blend
  • 2 pair of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) synthetic underwear – I prefer regular underwear over cycling shorts
  • RAB Boreas Pull-On half zip shirt – very light, a bit wind resistant, and most bugs, including mosquitoes, don’t get through the material
  • Patagonia ultralight wind vest thrift store find
  • The North Face Thermoball Hoodie – great warmth to weight ratio
  • Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Gore-Tex cycling jacket – the best cycling rain jacket I’ve found
  • Cannondale cycling rain pants
  • Eastern Mountain Sports half finger cycling gloves
  • Mesh trucker hat
  • Alpaca wool winter hat bought at a market in Peru years ago
  • Chaco Z2 sandals I do most of my bike touring in Chacos.
Cooking and Eating:
  • Snow Peak Trek 700 titanium mug – I use it as a mug or bowl
  • Snow Peak Titanium Spork
  • Ursack Minor Kevlar food bag I empty my frame bag into this every night
Hygiene:
  • Half used tube of toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Q-tips
  • Small pair of scissors – lots of uses from altering cloths to trimming my beard
  • Nail clipper
  • Roll of TP
  • Wet Wipes
  • Small pack towel – I store this in my cook pot to reduce the rattling noise
First Aid:
  • Assorted dressings, bandages and band-aids and gauze
  • Steri Strips – wound closure
  • 4-0 disposable suture kit
  • Ibuprofen – pain and swelling
  • Loperamide – anti-diarrheal
  • Benadryl – antihistamine
  • Rescue Essentials Mini Tweezers
  • Leukotape P tape
  • One razor blade
  • Nitrile Gloves
Tools and Repair Kit:
  • Leatherman Rebar multi-tool – used for everything from food prep to opening faucets without handles.
  • Fix It Sticks Replaceable Bit Multi Tool
  • Stein Mini Cassette Lock – allows cassette removal without a chain whip
  • Park Cone Wrenches DCW-3 and DCW-4 – For hub adjustment and pedal removal
  • Spare shifter cable – works as a brake cable as well in a pinch
  • Fiber Spokes – I carry two
  • Replacement spokes – two front and two rear with long and short nipples, stored in my handlebar
  • Random tire levers
  • Generic patch kit with extra patches
  • Presta to Schrader valve adapter
  • Schrader valve core remover
  • 1 extra Surly fatbike tube
  • A few miscellaneous nuts, bolts and washers
  • 2 chainring bolts that also double as Rohloff disk rotor bolts.
  • A few chain links and a master link
  • Lezyne Micro Drive HV pump with gauge
  • Chain lube, an old toothbrush with a chopped handle and a rag
  • Gorilla Tape
  • Tyvek tape– for fabric repair
  • Zip ties
  • Small tube of Aquaseal UV– repairs fabric, sleeping pads, and small packraft punctures
  • Small sewing kit – nylon thread, one straight and one curved needle, 2 safety pins and some rivets
  • 2 hose clamps
  • 2 feet of baling wire
  • Tent pole splint
  • 20 feet of 2mm cord – for extra tent guy lines or general repair
  • Extra lighter
Camera and Electronics:
  • Olympus PEN EPL-3 micro four-thirds camera
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens – this stays on most of the time.
  • Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R zoom lens – stored in a vintage Olympus lens case
  • Olympus VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder with EP-9 eyecup – allows image composing like a DSLR
  • 2 Olympus batteries
  • Tiffen 37mm and 58mm polarizing filters
  • Lens pen and cleaning cloth
  • Motorola Moto G4 – an unlocked, dual SIM Android smartphone / phablet that I’m also using as my computer and GPS with the apps Maps.me, Gaia GPS and Maplets.
  • Skullcandy Ink’d flat cable earbuds – decent sound, cheap and durable
  • Brunton Ember 2800 solar charger power pack – power booster for my USB electronics.
  • Assorted chargers and cables
Bags and Racks:
  • Defiant Pack Custom Ziperless Framebag – holds food and tools
  • Defiant Pack Daily Top Tube Bag – a zipperless top tube bag
  • Revelate Designs Jerrycan– holds a spare fatbike tube and a blinky light
  • Revelate Designs Harness – Holds my Revelate Saltyroll
  • Revelate Designs Large Pocket– clips into the Revelate Harness and holds my camera gear, wallet, and headlamp
  • Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbags– handlebar snack bag
  • Old Man Mountain PHAT Sherpa rear rack– made for the offset rear triangle on the Surly Pugsley
  • Carradice Camper Longflap saddlebag
  • Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cage – mounted under the downtube with hose clamps
  • Delta Megarack Cargo Net
  • Lots of extra straps to keep things from rattling around
Miscellaneous:
  • Planet Bike Superflash rear blinky light
  • Aardvark reflective triangle
  • Jandd waterproof saddle cover– I always try to keep my Brooks saddle dry
  • Black Diamond Cosmos headlamp
  • SteriPEN Freedom – USB rechargeable UV water sterilizing pen
  • Tyvek postal envelopes – free stuff sacks for organization.
  • Two Zefel Magnum 164 1 liter water bottles – mounted on the fork legs
  • One Nalgene 48oz water bottle – strapped to the underside of the downtube
  • Lip balm
  • Waterproof notebook and pen
  • Sharpie marker
  • Cheap cable combination bike lock

 

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