Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gear List

*This list is from the first attempt. It will be updated eventually--a lot will stay the same.

Here is the list of gear that I have as of now. For such a long trip, no doubt things will change. I don't know how much all of this weighs and to be honest, I'm a little afraid to find out. What I don't know won't hurt me...right? :)

Clothes:
2 Pair Cycling Shorts
1 Pair Board/Swimming Shorts
1 Wool Long Underwear
1 Wool Ibex Long Sleeve Shirt
1 Wool Icebreaker Short Sleeve Shirt
1 Columbia Titanium Short Sleeve Shirt
1 Columbia Titanium Convertible Pants
2 Pair Wool Socks
1 Showers Pass Touring Rain Jacket w/ Hood
1 Pair Rain Pants
2 Pair Cycling Gloves (Fingerless, Med. Full-fingered)
1 Pair Merino Wool Boxer Shorts
1 Cap
1 Balaclava
1 Helmet
1 Pair of Sunglasses
1 G-Shock Watch
1 Pair Neoprene Cycling Booties
1 Pair Shimano Cycling Sandals
1 Pair Mt. Bike Cycling Shoes


Camping:
1 The North Face Tadpole Tent
1 Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag
1 Thermolite Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner
1 Big Anges Insulated Air Core Sleep Pad
1 MSR Whisperlite Internationale Stove
1 Evernew Titanium Cook Pot
1 Titanium Cup
1 Titanium Spork
1 Coffee Press
1 Fuel Bottle
2 Stainless Steel Water Bottles
1 Katadyn Pocket Water Purifier
1 Bottle of Water Purification Tablets
1 Head Lamp
1 Quick dry Towel

Tools:
1 Small Leatherman
1 Long 6mm Hex Wrench (For Stem)
1 Force Wrench Multi Tool
1 HyperCracker Cassette Tool
1 Master Link
1 Patch Kit
1 Spoke Tool
1 Chain Tool
4 Spare Spokes (2 Drive side, 2 Non-drive side)
Spare Kool Stop Brake Pads (Enough To Replace all once.)
Lube

Other:
1 Tooth Brush
1 First Aid Kit
1 Small Roll Duct Tape
1 Pack of Zip Ties
1 Journal/Pen
Deodorant
Soap
Shampoo
Floss
Sunscreen
Passport
Id
Overseas Indian Citizen Card
Immunization Card
Book
Maps
ATM/Debit Card
Credit Card (Emergency)
Bill of Sale for Bike

Electronics:
1 Canon XT Digital Camera
2 Rechargeable Batteries
2 Lenses 28-55, 75-300
2 2 GB Memory Card
1 Card Reader/USB Cable
Set of Outlet Adapters
1 40 GB Ipod w/ charger
1 Electric Beard Trimmer w/charger (To cut my Hair as well)

Edit May 2, 2007:
After some consideration. I've decided to not take the Ipod, but instead I will bring along a Shortwave radio (Sony's ICF-SW35 Digital Tuning World Band Receiver)that runs off of AA batteries.

3 spokes:

Gaurav said...

just wondering sir, what will u do for countries where there are less people speaking english. and also, is any one who will join u on the trip, or u r alone.

eric vithalani said...

Hi gaurav-
I should get by just fine; I hope there will be at least a few people that can speak English. If not, I'm pretty good at explaining things with the use of my hands and gestures. I do speak and understand a little Spanish so in Spanish speaking countries I should be ok.

Yes, I'm going alone, but I imagine that I will meet people along the way doing the same thing, especially in Europe. There's a possibility that I will have friends visit me while I'm gone and I am meeting my parents in India.

Anonymous said...

I do have to agree with you and say that the spork will be by far your most useful tool of this trip.

-Jason k