The Gear is always a topic of concern on this trip. Making sure that I have what I need but not bringing everything that I can possibly think of. I spent countless hours leading up to this trip attempting to think through  all possible scenarios and what I might need with me. I’ve organized this list of “stuff” into three sections. Tools, Camping, Clothing, Electronics, and Other.

Halfway through the trip I mailed two boxes of stuff back to my house to help lighten the load and make some room for potential gifts that I might bring back with me.

George Carlin on Stuff



My bike did not have a tool kit when I purchased it. I assembled a pile of tools that covered a number of repairs that I might need to make on the bike. This list contains:

  • Hammer
  • Socket and Wrench Set
  • Small hacksaw
  • Metal Pipe Hanger – Pannier Attachment Repair if needed.
  • Torx Screwdriver
  • Ratchet Wrenches
  • Flexible Magnet
  • Para-cord
  • Repair Wire
  • Socket Extention
  • U-Bolts
  • Lighter
  • Nuts/Bolts
  • Washer assortment
  • Electrical and Gorilla tape
  • Allen Wrenches
  • 12v Air Pump
  • Tire Gauge
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Heat Shrink
  • Electrical Connectors
  • Small and large flat heads and Phillip heads
  • Extra copper washers
  • Bungee Cords
  • Zip ties
  • Snips
  • Aluminum for back box repair
  • Other things I can’t think of

CampingGearNotPackedCamping Gear

  • Hennessy Hammock
  • Eno Hammock
  • Two sets of hammock straps
  • Tent Spikes
  • Extra tarp
  • Inflatable Pillow
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Solar Led Light
  • Two Disc Golf FrisbeeCampingGearPacked
  • Army Pot/Pan
  • Camping Drip Coffee Maker
  • Small Saw
  • Cards
  • Matches
  • Carabiners
  • Two Handheld flashlights
  • Headlamp
  • Cook Stove
  • Can of Propane
  • Fork/Knife combo
  • Dryer Lint
  • Multiple Slingshots and Ammo


My clothing for the trip is minimal. I’ve actually shipping back almost half of the clothing that I brought since the weather has been so warm up north.

  • ClothingForMotorcycleTripBig Boom Design Hoodie
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Boxers
  • Socks
  • Thermals
  • Boots
  • Keens
  • Multiple Pairs of gloves. Riding and work gloves for repairs
  • One Pair of Shorts
  • One Pair of Carhartts
  • One Dress Shirts
  • 3 Tee shirts
  • Riding Jacket
  • Riding Pants


  • Helmet Lock
  • 8 Big Boom Design Stress Reliever Hand Grenades
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Passport
  • Water Bottle
  • Coffee Thermos
  • Heated Pad to put in the jacket


  • Bike computer
  • Toshiba Laptop
  • 1Gb Solid State Drive
  • Sony Bluetooth speaker
  • Phone
  • Cables Galore