Adventures Guaranteed

Kit List

A list of things you should take on a biking adventure. This list has been “borrowed” from a BMW owners club page but I personally feel that it is a little on the girlie side. Maybe if you were trekking through the wastes of Siberia you might need some of this stuff but for the average 2-3 week adventure holiday I can’t see that you’ll need most of this… so I’ll cross things off as and when I have the time. – Aidy

CAMPING/SLEEPING GEAR

  • air mattress
  • bivouac bag/sack
  • candle lantern
  • candle lantern candles
  • compass
  • ear plugs
  • shovel
  • flashlight
  • flashlights (2)
  • flashlight batteries (spares)
  • ground tarps
  • garbage bags
  • pocket knife
  • knife sharpener
  • nylon cord
  • pillow (travel)
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping bag waterproof-bag
  • sleeping hood (hat)
  • sleeping pad (insulated)
  • sleeping pad chair/sling
  • sven saw (folding wood saw)
  • tent with rain fly
  • waterproofing spray and seamlock

COOKING/EATING EQUIPMENT

  • bags (zip-lock food bags)
  • can opener
  • cup & spoon
  • cup/beer stein
  • dish towel
  • food
  • coffee bags
  • coffee creamer
  • coffee mug (insulated)
  • coffee sugar
  • energy bars/raisins
  • soy (2-3 small boxes)
  • utensils
  • match case
  • napkins
  • paper towels
  • salt & pepper
  • plate
  • pot gripper
  • pots
  • soap/scrubber pads
  • stove
  • stove fuel
  • stove wind screen
  • water bottle(s) (2)
  • water carrier (1 gallon)

CLOTHING

  • Riding Gear
  • boot sock liners
  • boots (canvas or rubber)
  • chaps
  • gators
  • gauntlets
  • gloves (cold weather)
  • gloves (hot weather)
  • gloves (rubber)
  • gloves (dish/rain gloves)
  • hat
  • helmet
  • jacket
  • neck warmer/long scarf
  • poncho liner & stuff sack
  • rain gear (boots, vest, etc.)
  • rain totes & stuff sack
  • rain suit
  • shirts
  • socks
  • spandex shorts
  • sunglasses
  • sunglasses (spare)
  • long johns
  • camp shoes/slippers
  • changes of clothes (3-5, rolled up)
  • down vest
  • jeans
  • laundry soap
  • hat
  • shorts
  • socks
  • sweat shirt
  • sweater
  • swimming suit
  • underwear

PERSONAL EFFECTS

  • backpack
  • book (paperback)
  • camera & film
  • campground guides
  • ear plugs
  • shaving kit
  • first aid kit
  • fishing gear
  • grease pencil/hi-liter pe
  • insect repellent/bug spray
  • maps & magnifier
  • prescription medicines
  • membership cards
  • MOAAnonymous Book
  • Travelers Cheques
  • cash ($25-$30/day/person)
  • checkbook
  • credit cards (gas)
  • credit cards
  • radios/tape/CD w/speakers
  • batteries (extras)
  • sewing kit
  • sun screen/block/lotion
  • toilet paper in plastic bag
  • towel
  • wash cloth
  • watch
  • weather radio

BIKE PARAPHERNALIA

  • extra bike key
  • extra saddlebag key
  • anti-fogger (detergent
  • bags (large ziplock garbage)
  • bike rain cover
  • bug ra
  • bungee cargo net
  • bungee cords
  • chain lock
  • chain lock key (extra)
  • chain lube & master link
  • chamois
  • cloth rags
  • communicators
  • helmet face shield/visors
  • insurance papers & info
  • lamp, headlight
  • lamp, taillight
  • lamp, turn signals
  • fuses (extra)
  • padlocks & cables
  • seatcover (sheep skin)
  • stuff sacks (weather-proof)
  • tank bag
  • tarp
  • vehicle registration
  • windshield polish

TOOLS

  • duct tape (flatten the spool)
  • electrical system schematic
  • electrical tape
  • emergency blanket (Space Blanket)
  • road emergency warning light
  • Leatherman Tool
  • multimeter
  • BMW toolkit
  • tire inflator
  • tire patch/plug kit
  • tire pressure gauge