Packing List

The day before my scheduled departure I had one more load of odds and ends to take to storage, leaving a mostly empty bedroom to pack, junk, and re-pack. This picture comes after cycle two. Since this picture, I’ve had to make the hard choice between hammock camping and a tent, but I’ll need the tent for more of the trip when I can’t hammock camp so the tarp and bugnet had to go. I’m sure there will be additional cycles on the road (and no, the double tall queen sized air mattress is not going with me).

It feels like too much, but I’m running out of things I’m willing to part with. The computer and accessories are the biggest space hogs beyond what I usually pack. I hate to part with any tools, and I’ve already got the clothing down to two changes of riding clothes, one set of thermal layers, and one nice t-shirt and flannel shirt.

It all fits with just a few awkward empty corners, breaking my usual rule of leaving space to expand into. Parting with the camp chair would probably solve all my problems, but that’s the one camp item I’m most excited to include for the first time. The camp chair and hammock will be duking it out for space like it’s the last seat on a United flight.

The general packing list is below:

  • North Face BaseCamp Duffel (large)
    • Timbuk2 Messenger bag
      • Netbook and charger
      • 2TB External HDD
      • Samsung Galaxy S4 (backup GPS with offline maps and tracks)
      • Binoculars
      • Books
      • Notebooks
      • Pens
      • Assorted power cords
      • Batteries
      • Headphones
      • USB drives and SD cards
    • Kelty Gunnison 2.1 two man tent
    • Big Agnes 15ºF sleeping bag
    • Big Agnes insulated air core sleeping pad
    • ENO double nest hammock and straps
    • Throttle cables
    • Paracord and zipties
    • Toiletry bag
  • Wolfram Rocky Mountain Saddlebags
    • Helinox Chair One collapsible camp chair
    • GoPro Hero4, case, and accessories
    • PacSafe 120L bag protector
    • Cable lock
    • Hand pump
    • Sven saw
    • Gerber backpacking hatchet
    • Flasks
    • Steel insulated camp cup
    • Steel cup and shot glasses
    • Camp spoon
    • Calipers
    • Tool rool
    • Clymer manual
    • Replacement CDI
    • RH mirror
    • Rags
    • Jumper cables
    • Slime 12V air compressor
    • OP sack
    • Bear bag
    • Multimeter
    • Battery charger/maintainer
    • NGK spark plugs
    • Oil filter
    • Front/Rear tubes
    • JetBoil Flash camp stove
    • Chain cleaner
    • Chain lube
    • Grunge brush
  • Wolfman Enduro tank bag
    • Scott dirtbike goggles
    • Olympus stylus tough point and shoot camera
    • Compass
    • Tube repair kit
    • Inhaler
    • Ibuprofen
    • Ear plugs
    • Wetstone and knife sharpener
    • USB to USB mini/micro cables
  • Camelbak 3L backpack
    • Camelbak bladder
    • Passport
    • Camp knife
    • Bandanas
    • Contact lenses
    • LED flashlight(s)
    • Headlamp
    • Swiss army knife
    • Spare keys
    • Water purification tablets
    • Emergency medkit
    • Snacks
  • Clothes (distributed)
    • 5x boxer-briefs
    • 2x compression shorts
    • 1x scarf
    • 1x thermal pants
    • 1x thermal shirt
    • 2x athletic shirts
    • 2x Prana hiking pants
    • 1x belt
    • 1x cotton t-shirt
    • 1x flannel shirt
    • 1x Marmot fleece
    • 5x Fox motocross socks
    • 1x REI rain jacket
    • 1x Berghaus rain pants
    • 1x beanie
    • 1x cotton gloves
    • 1x Merrel hiking boots
    • 1x Smartwool hiking socks
    • 1x flip flops
    • 1x Braves baseball hat
  • Shoei Hornet X2 Helmet
  • Klim Carlsbad Honda Jacket
  • Klim Carlsbad Honda Pants
  • Fox Titan upper body armor
  • Fox Instint Motorcross boots
  • Oakley M-frames
  • Fox Bomber motorcross gloves
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 and waterproof case with RAM mount
  • Xena alarmed disc lock
  • Straps
  • Bungie net
  • 3x 1L Nalgene
  • Kershaw folding knife
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox the white labbit