What’s in it?

Many people  asked me what I was carrying in all those bags. Most people did not understand that I carried my whole household with me. So let me explain without too many words what I am taking with me, still too much though…

Heel wat mensen bleven me vragen wat ik toch allemaal meesleep in mijn tassen, de meeste niet begrijpend dat hier mijn complete woonst in zit. Zonder al te veel woorden laat ik je meekijken wat ik meezeul, nog altijd te veel…

Front Right/Voor Rechts

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  • Blue bag: electronic wires, plugs, batteries, chargers, pencils
  • Black case: two sunglasses, one sport, one fancy
  • Black case: hard disc
  • Plastic bag: cloth to clean the bicycle, oil, nail polish to protect scratches on the bicycle
  • Rolled up cloth: all the tools rolled up in one handy tool bag
  • Orange map: documents for Focus on Education, visa forms

Handlebar Bag/Stuur Tas

The camera is not depictured as I had to take a photo with it. De camera staat er niet op omdat ik daar de foto mee heb gemaakt.

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Back Right/Achter Rechts

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  • Black mesh bag: medicines, plasters, bandage, thermometer, eardrops, iodine…
  • Plastic mesh bag: medicines against malaria (not used)
  • Yellow roll: air mattress
  • Orange bottle: vitamin B2 and multi vitamins
  • Black roll: silk liner
  • Dark blue roll: sleeping bag
  • Black rolled up bag: toiletries (way too much!)
  • Red tin: Mooncup

Back Left/Achter Links

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  • Mesh bag underneath hoody: underwear
  • Plastic mesh bag: spare parts for air mattress, needle & thread, glue
  • Orange sleeve: notebook and charger
  • Salmon colored cloth: shirts, used as a pillow
  • Yellow cloth: trousers, used as a pillow

Front Left/Voor Links

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  • Red bag: utensils
  • Pan: stuffed with spices and stove

Dry Bag/Grote Zak Achterop

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  • Grey mesh bag: ground sheet for the tent
  • Green bag: tent
  • Plastic bag: spare tire and inner tubes
  • Black mesh bag: spare parts such as Magura brake pads, Rohloff parts…

By Cindy

Years of traveling brought me many different insights, philosophies and countries I needed to be (over 90 in total). I lived in Pakistan, went over 15 times to India and when I stopped cycling the world, that was after 50.000 kilometer through 45 countries, I met Geo. Together we now try to be more self-sustainable, grow our own food and live off-grid. I now juggle with the logistics of being an old-fashioned housewife, cook and creative artist loving the outdoors. The pouches I create are for sale on

3 replies on “What’s in it?”

I have to say I have almost the same setup! Same sides. Coincidence, or?
My tent replaces your toiletries bag, my toiletries take the space of your LP book (which I have in PDF on my phone, but use it only to read about the country history summary before passing the borders). And I have no dry bag on top, just a rolled ground sheet.


Hi JB,

That’s funny, the same set up?! Perhaps we have the same logic and thinking.

If your tent is as big as my toilet bag, then I am definitely doing something wrong. I know I always have too much with me…

For the Middle East I got everything on PDF as well. No more books with me.

How many kilogram do you carry, if all is rolled up in a sheet instead of a dry bag?

Enjoy the road, check; Ghana has the same feeling if it comes to people as Cameroon : ) I am curious if you think so too…


Don't just stop here, I appreciate your thoughts too : )

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