July 30, 2012

Bike Touring Gear

Pruning the gear you bring along is a process that may evolve over a few trips. Yet, the first trip goes far in helping you figure out what is necessary and what is superfluous. Once you get back (and have caught your breath), sort out the items you didn't use and ask whether they couldn't be left at home next time.

1. Water bottles 2. First aide kit 3. Spare tubes 4. Multi-tool 5.Tire changing tool 6. Helmet 7. Map 8. Rear and front lights 9. Small pump 10. Sunglasses 11. Bike lock 12. Knife and lighter 13. Phone 14. Wallet with cash and Wisconsin State Trail Pass

1. Sleeping mat 2. Tent 3. Food 4. Sleeping bag 5. Camp pillow 6. Clothing 7. Small towel 8. Toiletries 9. Head lamp 10. Collapsible bucket 11. Rope (for hanging food out of the reach of gluttonous raccoons)


  1. I am a big time fan of biking, especially backcountry touring, and I always prune my gear after every trip to check if I need any additional camping gear. There are so many new gadgets on the market that can make bike touring more interesting. See more: http://survival-mastery.com/skills/camp/best-camping-pillow.html