Thursday, August 21, 2008

Changes after 10 weeks on the road

Send home:
-fleece sweater (had 2, one is enough)
-windstopper (forgot this, bought new one, got first jacket back, so send new one home.
-shorts, swimmingsuite is enough
-2 unused cans for soap and rice (ziplocks instead)
-packsafe (didn't use it, not practical, will by bicycle lock instead.
-set ondergoed (3 sets is genoeg ;-)
-set thermo underware, had 2.
-diner plate, not used for months, eat from pan...
cheap mug, doesn't keep stuff hot, replaced with titanium one.
-hiking boots and Teva slippers ; replaced them with lightweight day hikers. should have done that way earlier. will buy cheap flipflops if required.

Left behind:
-plastic wineglass and metal kitchen utensils. i use plastic utensils instead. hadn't used it at all.

-Asus eeepc, nice gadget, but i can live without.
-coffeepress bulky but nothing beats a good cup of coffee in the morning :-)
-binoculars - nice to watch wildlife and stuff
-better petzl light. now it gets dark early, more light is better!

Will probably do:
-Replace tent for lightweight tent when leaving US
-add bead breaker or slime

Went busted:
-Exped down air 7. Started leaking on seals. Cannot repair it. Still think of replace it for another, or a therm-a-rest prolite 4.

Friday, May 16, 2008


This picture shows all luggage except clothing, toiletbag, photo equipment etc. There's about 10kg in each pannier. Panniers are 5kg each, so total of 30kg.

This, and my motorcycle gear is crated with the bike. And is picked up this morning and on its way to Anchorage.

With me on the plane i take an Ortlieg bag with sleeping bag, clothes, matrass and tent.

This is how it fits in the panniers.
Even some room left! As a golden rule for travel: Always leave with 1/3 of your storage space unused. Strangely enough luggage expands on-route.

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