Friday, December 09, 2011

My Bikepacking Kit

You wanted it, you got it.   I don't know weights of anything,  I purchased lightweight gear because it was lightweight and durable.  One day I might add it all up and see how much it weighs,  or maybe not, its my gear, I'll do what I want to.... 

The current bike is a Cannondale Caffeine 29er,  my dream bike is a steel frame hard tail,  mounted with a Reba Rock Shock.

On the top tube is the Revelate Desingns Gas Tank.  Easy access to snacks.
 On the top tube down by the seat tube is this Transit gas tank that I found on the road.  I keep camera, tools and lube in here.
 The Seat Bag is a Revelate Designs Visacha
 Inside the Visacha are the following: First Aid Kit, SOL Emergency Bivy, Thermarest inflatable sleeping pad, Lafuma Extreme 950 sleeping bag, tarp stakes, 5x8 sil nylon tarp, Tyvek ground cloth.  There is extra room in the Visacha where I can stuff cold weather gear and/or a water filter.

 For the handlebars, I went with the Revelate Designs Harness System with large Handlebar Bag.  This bag has plenty of room for snacks and misc items. 
In the harness I have a 20 litre drybag, stuffed with more food, cook kit,  extra riding clothes and camp clothes: hat, gloves, socks, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, loose fit running tights, Stoic Luft insulated jacket.  I use a 13 litre bag in the summer.
 On the stem is the Spot Tracker

 My cook kit is a Ti pot with Ti cup that fits inside.  The stove is an Esbit stove that also fits inside the cup and pot.  I have been pleased with this stove but need to find a way to carry the Esbit fuel tablets without contaminating food and clothes.
And that about sums it up.  Simple yet functional.   Now I am itching to get out again!!

1 comment:

Arleigh said...

great write up! Looking forward to camping out with you soon!