Presentation on theme: "What to take and how to pack it by Charles Fellowes UK to Australia 2007-08 Raising money and awareness for the Make a Wish Foundation www.planitearth.co.uk."— Presentation transcript:
What to take and how to pack it by Charles Fellowes UK to Australia 2007-08 Raising money and awareness for the Make a Wish Foundation www.planitearth.co.uk
What to take Can be divided into: Clothing and riding kit Tools and spares First aid / medical Camping and cooking Electronics and gadgets Paperwork
… a balance between Home comforts and weight / size. Remember that most things are available in places that you’ll visit. Low value in case of theft but high quality for sustained use in harsh environment. High quality is not always available on the road.
Clothing Riding outerwear (protection vs. comfort) Helmet / Gloves (spares/waterproof) Riding clothing (number of days worth) Boots (off-road / hiking type) Casual / off-the-bike clothing …evolves with nature of regions being travelled in
Tools and Spares Every day jobs (quick access) Wheel maintenance Service and tyre repair (occasional) Consumable parts (tyre tubes, filters etc.) Bag-o-bolts Spares and parts known to fail on specific bike
Electronics and Gadgets GPS / Sat Nav Laptop computer (take a USB hard disk and cable lock!) Camera (pocket or SLR) iPod Torch Walkie talkies / comms Each item that you take: is relatively high value and may be stolen must be charged may break
How to arrange luggage Frequently used at the top Ability to access stuff at bottom tidily (you don’t everything to be loose when you’re repairing your bike by the side of the road) Stuff sacks for each day’s clothing Tupperware for charging cables Cargo net for excess or temporary storage Grab pack for quick dis-mounting at end of day