Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Packing List

OK, the list looks a little long at first glance but I have jettisoned as much as I think I can at this stage. What remains, all fits in my panniers, but the weight issue is yet to be realised as I have not fully loaded up yet. I am pretty sure I have not missed anything out but it's also possible that I am taking a little too much. As it turns out though, my father will be holidaying in the Loire Valley when I am there, so anything that I feel is superfluous by then, after my first three months on the road, I can give to him to take home. I guess I will only come to realise just what I need once I have set off.

Clothing - Working / Walking / Hiking
Trousers Long x 2
T-Shirts x 4
Underpants x 3
Socks x 4
Swimming Shorts x 1
Fleece Hat x 1
Waterproof Trousers x 1
Waterproof Jacket x 1
Walking / Hiking Boots x 1
Hiking Sandals x 1

Clothing - Cycling
Cycling T-Shirts x 2
Cycling Base Layer / Long Sleeve Tops x 2
Cycling Padded Shorts x 2
Cycling Over Shorts x 1
Cycling Thermal Sleeves (Legs & Arms)
Cycling Socks x 6
Cycling Shoes / Walking Shoes x 1
Cycling Gloves x 1
Cycling Mitts x 1
Cycling Base Layer Gloves x 1
Cycling Skull Cap x 1
Cycling Neck Tube x 1
Cycling Waterproof Overshoes x 1
Cycling Helmet
Cycling Jacket x 1

2 Person Tent
Groundsheet / Footprint
Inflatable Mattress
Soft Pillow x 2
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag Fleece Liner
Bivvy Bag
Ear Plugs & Eye Mask
Tent Peg Hammer / Extractor
Washing Line / Spare Cord

Bike Specific
Spare Tyres Folding x 2
Spare Tubes x 2
Puncture Repair Kit
Tyre Levers
Tyre Boot
Spare New Chain
Allen Keys
Spoke Key
Spare Spokes (Rear x 12 / Front x 6) (Stored in Seat Post)
Spare Spoke Nipples
Latex Gloves
Hand Wipes
Pannier Spares Kit
Spare Nuts & Bolts (For Pannier Rack and Mudguard Attachments)
U Lock x 1 & Keys
Cables x 3
Water Bottles x 3
Lights x 6 (Front x 2 / Rear x 2 / Spokes x 2)
Brooks Saddle Spanner
Brooks Saddle Proofride
Brooks Saddle Waterproof Cover
Wet & Dry Lube
Spare Cleats x 2

Sat Nav & Laptop Cable
Battery Charger & Rechargeable Batteries (AA for Sat Nav)
Solar Panel & Battery & Cables
Laptop & Charger
iPhone & Charger
Digital Camera & Charger
Euro Plug Adapter
Camera Mini Tripod
Wind Up Head Lamp / Torch
USB Keys

Hygiene / Health
First Aid Kit
Chamois Cream
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Washing Powder Tablets
Hand Sanitizer
Facial Wipes
Hand Cream
Shaving Gel
Razor & Blades
Sun Lotion
Sun Burn Cream
Insect Repellent
Plasters & Bandages
Pain Relief Gel / Cream
Antiseptic Liquid
Paracetamol Tablets
Antihistamine Tablets
Cough Sweets
Lip Balm
Nail Clippers
Travel Towels x 2
Travel Tissues
Toilet Roll
Baby Wipes

Knife / Fork / Spoon
Penknife (inc. Bottle Opener / Corkscrew etc)
Stanley Knife & Blades

Rough Guide To France
Lonely Planet Phrasebook Europe
In Europe - Travel / History

Documentation / Money
Passport & Laminated Photocopy
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Travel Insurance Policy Photocopy
Bike Cover / Home Insurance Policy Photocopy
Translated Travel / WWOOFing Letter
Notebooks & Pens
Document Pouches x 3
Debit Card
Credit Card

Jubilee Clips
Cable Ties
Bungee Cords
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Clear Storage / Food Bags
Canvas Storage Bags x 2
Rubik's Cube


  1. Replies
    1. How do you mean? I am going cycle touring...

  2. I usually use a 3/4 length Thermarest Neo Air what is it that you purchased?
    Also...Do you have any idea where you are likely to be on your trip between 22nd April/5th May.?


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