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10 May 2008


  • surly long haul trucker
  • camelbak bag
    • titanium spork
    • petzl zipka led headlamp
    • gerber multitool
    • swiss army knife
    • crank bros. multitool
    • disposable lighter
    • waterproof matches, paracord, whistle, compass
    • 2x 700×35 tubes
    • 2x tire levers
    • topeak road morph pump
    • pentax option w10 camera
    • keys, wallet, phone
    • ex officio airstrip shirt
    • shaun deller hat
  • bucket pannier (l)
    • hennessy hammock
    • feathered friends snowbunting “+20″ bag
    • exped pillow pump
  • bucket pannier (r)
    • mountain hardwear softshell
    • wool socks, extra underwear and t-shirt
    • rei travel towel
    • gladware with screw-on lids x2
  • water bottle x2
  • or exped downmat 9 deluxe
  • chaco z/1 terreno sandals

i should probably weigh this configuration. this is my current “default pack” for trips and i’m trying to minimize it down. i can clearly save some weight in a few areas – i’m carrying some redundant tools, for example: gerber, swiss army knife, leatherman micra. if only they made a true camping/cycling multitool. the right bucket has tons of room leftover for more food or clothing as necessary. for true “camping” trips i’d also bring a stove and water purifier. now to get a few hours of racktime before the big ride!