My Gear

Whenever I'm talking to others about my travels, they always ask what I bring with me on my bicycle.  The normal question is "What do you bring, like a backpack?". I have minimized year after year, but, unfortunately, I cannot squeeze everything into a backpack.

Here is the list of everything I currently bring, divided into categories, with what I paid (The majority of my gear was bought on Amazon):


CAMPING:

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent, Citron Green, w/ Footprint - $136.19

KLYMIT KLB 20 Down Sleeping Bag - $170.79

Thermarest Compressible Pillow, Denim, Medium - $15.75

Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout Air Mattress - $48.55

Ultra Bright LED Headlamp - $28.97

MSR Dromedary Water Bag with Fill Handle, 4 Liter (Black) - $24.53

Thermos Vacuum Insulated 25-Ounce Compact Stainless Steel Beverage Bottle - $24.35

Viking Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel - $9.18

Olicamp Space Saver Cup - for boiling water w/ homemade campstove - $8.91

4 in 1 Stainless Steel Camping Utensil Set - $5.36

Homemade Camp Stove - $0

Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol - $1.00

3 x Tupperware small containers - $3.00

Microfiber hand towel - $1.50

Small Flashlight

2 x BIC Lighters


CLOTHING:

Pearl Izumi Men's Quest Jersey, True Blue/Black, X-Large - $30.00

Louis Garneau Lemmon Cycling Jersey, Yellow, X-Large - $39.20

2 x Pearl iZUMi Men's Quest Cycling Shorts, Large  - $52.14

Halo Anti-Freeze Skull Cap, Black - $18.99

Vbiger Men's Cycling Bike Bicycle Anti-shocking Gel Silicone Sport Gloves - $16.59

Canari Cyclewear Men's Razor Convertible Jacket, Killer Yellow, Medium $25.69

Mens Columbia Rain Jacket, Large - $38.00

1 Pair of Jeans - $35.00

1 Pair Long Athletic Pants - $12.00

2 Pairs of Shorts - $40.00

5 Pairs of Quick-dry ankle socks; 1 Pair Thick Cotton Socks - $6.00

2 Short Sleeve Shirts - $18.00

2 Microfiber Long Sleeve Shirts - $25.00

1 Pair Havaianas Flip-flops - $14.00

1 Pair Merrill Running Shoes - I cycle in these - $85.00

1 Hat - $0.00

Sunglasses - $4.00


BICYCLE & ACCESSORIES:

Icebiker White, Aluminum Mountain Bike -  $600 - Shimano components, front suspension, 3 gears upfront, 9 in the back, 27.5" tires (getting more popular in S. America though would have a tough time looking for tires/tubes in Bolivia. I recommend 26" tires)

Giro Trinity Cycling Helmet - $21.59

Sigma Sport BC8.12 8 Function Bicycle Computer - $19.73

Mirrycle Incredibell Brass Duet Bicycle Bell (Chrome Plated) - $7.11

Bell Clinch Universal Mount and Cage, Black - $7.56

Colorful Bike Saddle Bag by BikeSoul - $9.90

Zefal Touring Raider Front Bike Rack $37.87

Bright Eyes Headlight And Taillight Combination - $14.96

4 x Homemade Cat Litter Bucket Panniers - $11.50 (for the hardware; my 2nd making of them I got the buckets for free from my Mom & sister)

Liberty Mountain Quick Release Straps for my panniers - $9.06

Ortlieb 49L Weatherproof Rack Pack, Grey - $95.00

Homemade Handlebar Bag - $13.44

Stanley Stubby Ratcheting Multibit Screwdriver - $5.33

2 x (1) Liter Water Bottles

Bicycle Pump

Patch Kit

2 x Extra Tubes - 27.5" x 1.9/2.125

5 x Extra spokes - 27.5"


ELECTRONICS:

Motorola Xoom Android Tablet - $600 - I bought this about 6 yrs ago when tablets were 1st coming out. I would actually leave this at home next time because my Samsung Smartphone is sufficient

Samsung Galaxy S5 16 GB Smartphone - Verizon - $150 with contract - I turn off this smartphone & switch my # to a cheap Verizon flip-phone while I'm traveling now.  What's crazy awesome, I'm still able to text everyone as normal for free when I'm connected to WiFi with my Smartphone even though the phone does not have service.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera - $139.99

Kindle Paperwhite 6" w/ Built-in Wifi - $107.00

Sandisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player w/ 32 GB micro SD Card - $25.42

eneloop Ni-Mh rechargeable battery charger - $14.02

8 x Rechargeable AAA Batteries

4 x Wall Chargers for Tablet, Smartphone, Kindle & MP3 player

Camera battery wall charger


OTHER:

Leatherman Multi-tool Knife

Lewis N. Clark Waterproof pouch - $8.83

Laminated Peru Map by Borch - $11.62

Laminated Peru Map by Borch - $11.62

Earplugs

20 ft thick string for laundry line

Small pipe for smoking things - $7.00


TOILETRIES / MEDICINE:

Chamois Butt'r Original 8oz tube - $11.97

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Small bottle of shampoo

Deoderant

1 bar of soap

1 Razor

Magnesium Pills for sore joints

Ibuprofen


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