KIT LIST

What essentials to pack for our big trip has been an ever evolving list that we have researched and narrowed down over the past year or so. We are both use to travelling but I’m definitely not use to carrying all of my belongings on a bike.  With this in mind, we are packing light and hopefully have remembered all the basics. So..as it stands with two and a bit weeks to go, this is our Kit List. Have a scroll down – and please let us know if we have forgotten anything 😀

DOCUMENTS
Passport
Passport photos x 3 (For Nepal Visa and Annapurna Circuit Trekking Passes)
Purse – Cath Kidston (Small and Bright for easy find)
E11 card (European Health Card)
Flight info
Travel insurance info
Vaccine card – (We have both had 16 jabs. It’s good to keep a record of what we have had and what dates we need boosters.)
Journal / Crayons (We both want to draw and write)
Hello cards (for all the people we meet so we can keep in touch)

TOILETRIES
Pills (assortment of travel tablets, antihistamines etc)
Paracetamol
Antiseptic cream
Sterile kit – Hypodermic Needles, First Aid etc.
Tick tweezers x 2
Shampoo / Soap
Deodorant
Sun cream (Factor 50)
Tweezers / Mini scissors / Nail file / Clippers
Toothbrush / Paste
Razor / Heads
Travel Mirror
Pack towel
Mini Hair brush
Wet Wipes
Bertie bees lip salve ?

ELECTRONICS
MacBook & Charger (11″ to share for our Photos, Emails, Blog Posts etc)
iPhones & Chargers
Camera & Chargers (I have a Canon M50 and Mat has a Lumix G80) + Lenses.
3 x Camera Batteries each
Camera Battery Pack USB x 2
Solar Panel (Goal Zero Nomad 7 + 13)
Head torches (Petzl)
Anker Powerpack (20,800 – will charge iPhone roughly 8 times on a single charge)
SD cards
External Harddrives
Card Readers
Travel Plug adapters
Kindles & Chargers
Bank Card Readers

TENT
Sid Tarptent StratoSpire 2
Poles & Pegs
Repair kit
Groundsheet
Camp mats (Exped)
Sleeping bag (Cumulus Quilt XL700) A couple’s dream 😀
Sleeping bag liners
Pillows (Exped)

COOKING
MSR Whisperlite Stove (This delivers the ease and simmering capabilities of canister fuel, and switches easily over to liquid fuels for longer trips, cold-weather, and international use.)
Primus Pot Set
Swiss Army Knife
Spork / Mugs

WATER
Kleankantines x 2 64 oz Insulated. Black & Silver
Gravity water filter (Allows to filter water so it is safe to drink)
Tablets – Water purifying just incase.
Plastic bottles x 2 (Mounted to handlebars)

CLOTHING
Bikini & Bottoms (For all those wild swims)
Endura Padded pants (I had longer ones which I split, these are much more comfortable)
Patagonia Lightweight and Wicking Knickers x 2 (Expensive but they need to be capable of this kind of trip. Bye bye lace pants)
Sports bra x 2 (M&S sale £7 each)
2 x Craghoppers Nosilife and 50UVA T-shirts (Important to keep me sun protected)
Endura Merino Wool Base layer
Craghoppers Nosilife Erin Top (Bugproof but not sunproof)
Patagonia Fleece
Merino Base Layer Leggings
Craghoppers Nosilife Luna Leggings. (Nosilife means Lifelong 100% Bug Protected)
H&M Linen Shorts
Rap Down Jacket (Very warm and packs down so small)
Patagonia Torrentshell Waterproof (Perfect if you wear a helmet as the hood fits over)
Socks x 3 (Merino, Nosilife, Waterproof – one for each occasion)
Teva Trainers & Sandals (great bargains, very comfortable and lightweight)
Polar Outdoor Stuff Wool Beanie
Patagonia Hip Bag – (Great for carrying money, passport, tickets.)
Warby Parker Haskell Sunglasses (bought in Nashville 100% Sun Protected)
Sarong – A perfect gift for a multitude of functions.
Gloves – Merino and Biking Gloves.
Bombtrack T-shirt (Representing the Team with Pride) 🙂

  TOOLS & BIKE PARTS

Multi-Tool
Swiss Army Knife
Tire Lever x 2
Spoke key x 1
Topeak Mini Pump
Chain Lube
Cable Ties (Pack)
Gorilla Tape
Patch Kit
Tire plugs + Tool
Tubeless Valves
Spare inner tubes
Quicklinks
Brake Pads
Spokes
Spare Mech Hanger

I hope that this Kit List helps anyone who is thinking of setting off on a bike adventure in the future. It has been super helpful reading and researching what other bike packers have recommended on their adventures so I thought it would be fun, in turn, to share ours.

Clare & Mat