This is by no means a minimalist list of camping requirements, there is a trade-off between lightweight and comfort. My preference is for a slightly heavier and roomier 3-man dome tent so that I don’t have to contort myself getting into a hiking tent. Comfort is also the excuse behind the three legged camp stool and air mattress being included. My head may well keep telling me that I am still twenty something, but the body disagrees and vocally reminds me at times that I am actually in my mid-sixties.
My advice is to pack for a low level of comfort but be prepared to “donate” some of this extra weight along the way if it turns out that the bike is too heavy regardless of what you convinced yourself.
But, having scaled your list of gear down, sometimes the reverse is required.
A big factor for my Desert, Dust and Dingoes ride in 2016 is that I will be hundreds of kilometres from the nearest corner shop most of the time. The list above will by necessity, have to be stretched to provide food and water for 5-6 days while in-between restocking options.
2016-12-20T12:58:37+00:00 September 24th, 2016|
Retailing at around $20, it is made from stainless steel and has a lockdown handle. I wouldn't use the lockdown feature as a pressure cooker or to seal food inside while cycling, but it will be a good storage area for packaged hers etc. Being able to pack inside items is certainly a space saver and makes getting the next meal ready a whole lot easier
The Soto OD-1NP Muka Stove is an improvement on earlier liquid fuel stoves in that the burner does not need priming and it burns with a strong intense heat, cooking food very quickly.
The Soto OD-1NP Muka Stove is an improvement on earlier liquid fuel stoves in that the burner does not need priming and it burns with a strong intense heat, cooking food very quickly. Fill the fuel bottle (sold separately) with methylated spirit or Shellite, pump it until the gauge shows the red marker and you are good to go. From the 3-4 times I have had it out on trips with me, I must say that I am very impressed.
As a solo cyclist, it is imperative that we making sure that our drinking water is safe; a dose of dysentery with the associated diarrhoea and vomiting for days will not only stop us cycling, it will deplete what could be finite water reserves. It may even lead to acute respiratory infection in which case we may not be able to get to hospital; a dangerous situation for anyone out in the bush on their own.
2016-08-23T21:39:07+00:00 February 12th, 2016|
Before getting my Blackwolf Grasshopper 3 hiking tent, I was using with a small two man tent that although very convenient to carry on the bike, it was clumbsy to erect, cumbersome to get in and out of as well as being very short on inside room.