Gear for Middle East Trip

For six weeks in winter. Left to right (more or less) from top:

Tent poles, tent, sleeping bag/pad, riding/hiking shoes, sandals, Patagonia Puff pullover, merino gloves

Digital SLR, fleece sleeping bag liner, headlamp/knife/spork, passport/novel/eticket, goretex socks, first-aid kit, goretex jacket w/zip off sleeves, softshell pants.

Pack towel, steripen, purification tabs, silicon cup, ultralight daypack, toiletries, passport photos/pen/paper/cards, Garmin GPS/adapter plug/lightbulb socket adapter plug, sunglasses, earbuds/charge cord/iPhone4, Blackburn Flea bike light/usb charger/spare SD card, shop rag, tubes, tools, brake pads, quicklink, patches, lube, cable lock.

2 pairs Rapha padded briefs, Prana nylon board shorts, Prana travel pants, watch, Bicycle Fixation hemp knickers, Ibex ls merino top, Ibex ss merino top, Ibex ss polo shirt, wool socks, merino buff, wool socks.

23.5 lbs/10.7kg , including panniers, excluding minimal kit drawn from this list worn while riding.