South America Gear List

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(Photo: Tom Walwyn)

It is a staple of our genre to post packing lists at the beginning of a tour. This is the gear that I had at the end of traveling in South America. It thus represents the outcome of vicious culling of anything that I wasn’t using, and will be the starting point for future big pedals. (Also see Scott Felton’s video and list and Fixie Dave’s video.)

FRONT POCKET

Merino Buff
Gore-Tex hooded rain jacket
Panasonic GF1 camera w/ 14-45 lens
Earbuds
Wet wipes
TP
Current map
Passport

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Gore-Tex waterproof mitten shells clipped on to front pocket
Snacks stashed in mittens

eVent COMPRESSION SACK IN SLING

15 degree Sierra Designs sleeping bag
Thermarest 3/4 mat
Pot and lid
Pot scrubby
Lighter
Tarptent Moment tent

GAS TANK

Mini cable lock
Princeton tec LED Headlamp
Space pen
Gerber Portlander pocket knife
Cash
Snacks

SEAT BAG

Tights
Defeet merino gloves
Gore-Tex rain pants
Gore-Tex booties
1pr. Smartwool underwear
1pr. cycling shorts
Ibex LS merino shirt
Prana pants
Patagonia Puff pullover
Ibex merino polo shirt
Smartwool socks
Glasses in rigid case
Maps not in current use
Airline ticket
Medical insurance paperwork
Passport photocopy
Credit cards
Immunization record
Flip flops
Meds in mesh bag

  • ibuprofen, azithromycin, malarone, zolamide, benadryl allergy, immodium, dayquil sinus, caffeine tabs, pepto bismol tabs, steri strips, transparent dressing, antiseptic wipes, bandaids, latex gloves

Toiletries in mesh bag

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant flakes, tweezers, nail clippers, q-tips, earplugs, travel soap, small bottle conditioner, contact lens case, spare contact contact lenses, tiny bottle saline solution, hair tie

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Titanium cup secured outside seat bag

FRAME BAG

Pump
Tools

  • loose 5,6 Allen keys, torx wrench, tire irons, chain tool, chainring bolt tool, spoke wrench, stein hypercracker cassette tool, bottom bracket tool, zip-ties, Park MT-1 (backup)

Spares

  • 1 tube, 4 spokes, shifter cable, brake cable, 4 brake pads, quick link, serious Patch kit (5 big patches 10small patches, shop size tube of glue)

MSR multifuel stove + screen + pump (fuel bottle on bike)
MSR coffee filter
Spork
Lube
Water purification tabs
Camera battery charger
3 spare memory cards
Memory card USB reader
Blackburn Flea USB light charger
Steripen
Spare Steripen batteries
iPhone charger/usb cable
Shop rag
Cash stash
Blinkie
Food

WORN

Futbol jersey
Nzo Dobies shorts
Ball cap
Sunglasses
Smartwool socks
Lowa hiking shoes

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iPhone in pocket
Money for immediate use in pocket