Updated April 2017

The list is divided by what I use and not use. Initially I bought too much, a waste of money…

The bicycle, a steel Santos:

Here’s a list of all things I bought for the bike trip:

  • Ortlieb Backroller Classic
  • Ortlieb Frontroller Classic
  • Ortlieb Ultimate Classic
  • Ortlieb Mapholder. Broken and replace
  • Axa Defender plug 180 (lock)
  • Nalgene bottle, both bottles are gone, use supermarket bottles now
  • Elastic luggage net
  • VDO microcomputer (used 3 in total)
  • B & M Cycle Star mirror (broken)
  • Fitted two extra bottle cages, one on handlebar

Here’s a list of all things I bought and left behind:

  • Massive bicycle bell from Bangladesh removed because of too many things on the handle bar
  • Bike Buddy (to hold bottle). Changed it for Zéfal bottle cage

Camping gear:

To sleep

  • Tent North Face Meso 2 replaced by North Face Talus 3. Hilleberg Soulo
  • Groundsheet, a sturdy construction sheet
  • Exped Synmat UL M changed for Therma-A-Rest Women’s ProLite plus
  • Sleeping bag Cumulus Quantum 450 (send to factory for new filling)
  • Cotton liner, fleece liner (depending on weather)
  • Self made pillow cover (broken)

To cook

  • Plastic stock bottles for peper, salt, herbs and masala
  • Ortlieb waterbag 10 Ltr.
  • MSR deep dish (also used as cutting plate)
  • MSR frying pan, replaced for MSR Alpine fry pan
  • Primus Eta Power pot 1.7 Ltr.
  • Spoon, knife and fork
  • Immersion heater
  • MSR Seagull titanium cup
  • Optimus Svea 123 stove (broken). Replaced by gas cylinder. Replaced by a new Optimus Nova.
  • Fuel bottle 0.75 liter

This is the camping gear I left behind

  • Exped mini pump
  • Self made down pillow (use clothes as pillow)
  • Vaude narrow silk liner
  • Thermo flask
  • Immersion heater
  • Vegetable oil bottle
  • Sea to Summit kitchen sink 10 liter
  • Ortlieb water bag, 10 liter (I used it in Africa and USA)
  • MSR Autoflow Gravity Microfilter
  • Primus Omnifuel, service kit and bottle
  • Primus fuel bottle 1 liter
  • Opinel knife (replaced twice)
  • Rosti Mepal bowl with lid


  • several kind of different underwear
  • 2 bra’s, a ShockAbsorber and a normal one
  • Buff
  • Keen sandals, Adidas trainers, Lowa leather GTX low replaced by mid Renegade
  • 1 pair of woolen socks
  • Bicycle gloves (replaced over and over)
  • 2 leggings
  • 2 cycling T-shirts, and a blouse
  • Waterproof rain gloves
  • Rain jacket Fjallraven, replaced for Patagonia Torrentshell jacket
  • Rain covers for shoes

Winter Clothing

  • Icebreaker real fleece Igloo hood. Replaced by a Mountain Hard Wear hood
  • Fleece gloves
  • Down jacket
  • Down mittens from Outdoor Research
  • Woolen hat
  • ‘Icebreaker’ woolen chute (buff)

Clothing bought, not used or left behind

  • Fjall Raven raincoat
  • Icebreaker Pace hipsters (2)
  • North Face rainpants
  • Icebreaker legging 260
  • Odlo slip
  • Bikini
  • Regular slippers/traditional Indian shoes
  • Hat
  • Thermo long sleeve shirt ‘Icebreaker’
  • 2 padded shorts
  • Helmet
  • Smartwool sportbra


  • Parktool AWS-10 Allen keys
  • Parktool TB 2 (quick repair for tire)
  • Toppeak Road Morph pump
  • 10 spare spokes
  • Oil, grease
  • Mini chain tool (chainsplitter)
  • Spokey
  • Powertape
  • Quick links, key nr. 8, spare screws
  • 2x Schwalbe inner tubes and 2 Slime Tubes
  • Magura 4 brake pads
  • Rohloff easy fit-set, oil change-set, sprocket and -removal tool
  • Spare glue
  • Tie rips

Tools and spare parts I can do without

  • Leatherman multitool Wave
  • Shimano chain HG 91
  • Schwalbe Mondial
  • Magure service kit


  • Comb
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss
  • Mooncup
  • Shampoo in little sachets
  • Towel 120 x 60 cm.
  • Sun cream
  • Lipbalm
  • Mirror
  • Jack Wolfskin toiletbag
  • Tea tree oil
  • File to remove callus from feet
  • Some kind of cream/oil for skin care

I go without these toiletries

  • Tiger balm
  • Purol ointment
  • Deodorant

All kinds of

  • Julbo Tracks sunglasses. Replaced by cheap Polaroid and fit little prescription glasses into it with the use of velcro. 
  • Ordinary diary
  • Cotton ‘hand bag’
  • Petzl Tikkina 2 headlight (once stolen and replaced)
  • Sea to Summit Ultra Sil stuff sack (for electronics) x 2
  • Sea to Summit Dry Bag 35 liter
  • Small scissor
  • Therm-A-Rest ‘bubble’ mattress small (lost)
  • Universal sink plug
  • Powermonkey Solar Panel (broken) Replaced by a power bank 10400 mAh

All kind of things I can really do without

  • Leather handbag
  • Therm-A-Rest foldable chair Z-seat
  • Lowe Alpine Nanon backpack 45:50
  • Camelback isolation bottle sleeve
  • Ortlieb coffee filter
  • Recta compass
  • Plastic safety blanket
  • Sea to Summit washline
  • Fancy sun glasses with prescription
  • Moleskin little notebook
  • Money belt

Paper Works

  • Maps
  • Many copies of passport size photo’s

Extra’s I have left behind

  • Vitamin B1
  • Anti malaria: doxycycline (which comes standard with gyno-miconazolnitraat cream), Malerone 8 emergency pills
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Some books to read
  • Rohloff manual
  • Booklet bike repair
  • Color copy of passport


  • Camera Nikon D90 with Tamron 18 – 270 mm
  • iPod
  • Haglöfs laptop drybag
  • Notebook Samsung, broken and replaced
  • Extern memory 500 GB
  • SD cards, cables, memory sticks
  • Smartphone

Electronica left behind

  • Nokia mobile
  • Spot GPS tracker
  • Samsung DVD writer
  • Flip Video 4GB (with action mount) Lost!
  • X-mini loudspeaker

Medical kit

  • Ibuprofen
  • Iodine
  • Band-Aid
  • Bandage (1 for support, 1 for securing)
  • First-aid dressings, -clips, ointment compress
  • Gauze swaps, Betadine
  • ORS
  • Tweezer, tick removal tool

Medical stuff I don’t take with me anymore (or buy when I need it)

  • Talcum powder
  • Kliniplast
  • Syringes
  • Antibiotic  
  • Thermometer
  • DEET and Citronella

Weight of handle bar bag: 2 KG

Weight of dry bag: 6 KG

Weight of left front bag: approx. 5.5 KG

Weight of right front bag: approx. 5.5 KG

Weight of left back bag: approx. 7.5 KG

Weight of right back bag: approx. 8 KG

Total Weight: approx. 34 KG about 25/28 kilogram (not included water, food and fuel for stove)

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