Old Gear List

What’s In All Those Bags?

Here is a detailed list of what I packed for my 6-month all-season US motorcycle trip I took in 2014/2015!

This is an old list. Click here to view my current gear list, complete with links!

 

motorcycle camping

My tent was $20 and from Walmart!

 

Riding Gear

  • Doc Marten boots (I use them for hiking too!).
  • ICON “chainbrain” helmet (because it looked cool, and glows in the dark).
  • Cowhide leather jacket (with armour).
  • Leg armour.
  • Down jacket.
  • Blackjack heated vest.
  • Leather gloves.
  • Neck warmer.
  • Balaclava.

 

Motorcycle Stuff

  • 40 L magnetic tank bag by Cargo Endurance.
  • Overboard! Yellow waterproof duffel bag.
  • Cargo net and bungee cords.
  • Motocentric sport saddlebags.
  • Plush cardinal (stuffed in the windshield, lol).
  • Paper and Marker (for writing directions to put in tank bag’s clear pocket).
  • Mini WD40.
  • Multitool.
  • Mini chain lube.
  • Disc lock with alarm.
  • Stock tool kit.
  • Waterless car wash.
  • Motorcycle cover.
  • Spare keys.
  • Tire pressure gauge.
  • Kickstand pad.

 

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Gadgets

  • iPhone 5s unlocked (mostly used as a GPS).
  • iPhone 4s unlocked (spare phone.. shhh).
  • LifeProof case.
  • Flash drives.
  • Portable battery charger.
  • Nikon p7000 (advanced “point and shoot” camera).
  • Sony earphones (that always survive the washing machine).
  • 13-inch Macbook Air SSD (used).
  • Kindle.
  • Mini portable speaker.
  • Collapsable headphones.
  • Headphone splitter.
  • 1TB WD external hard drive.
  • iPhone chargers.
  • Battery Tender USB Charger.

 

Apparel

  • Flip flops.
  • Sandals.
  • Blouse.
  • Dress.
  • Pants & shirts.
  • Swimming clothes.
  • Unmentionables (which I basically just mentioned).
  • Socks.
  • Hoodie.
  • Chain.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Bandanas.
  • Extra shoelaces.

 

kids motorcycle travel

One of them kept asking if I had a boyfriend.

 

#JustGirlyThings

  • Small mirror.
  • Jewellery.
  • Make up.
  • Nail polish.
  • Razors/shaving gel.
  • Tiny hair brush.
  • Red contact lenses.
  • Dry shampoo.
  • Baby powder.
  • Perfume.
  • Lotion.
  • Basic toiletries.
  • Wet wipes.
  • Tiny towel.
  • Diva cup.
  • Deodorant.
  • 100 SPF Sunscreen.
  • Ear plugs.
  • Eye mask.

 

Camping Gear

  • 150L Flashlight.
  • Walmart junior dome tent.
  • Sleeping pad.
  • North face -18C sleeping bag.
  • Bug spray (doesn’t seem to work on me!).

 

motorcycle travel

Cardinal, my motorcycle, fully loaded.

 

Health & Safety

  • Water flavour enhancer (so I drink more water).
  • 3 days worth of food (mostly tuna and bread).
  • 750 ml water bottle.
  • “Dog spray”
  • Assorted knives.
  • Other self-defence items.
  • Fox 40 whistle.
  • Caffeine pills.
  • Vitamins & supplements.
  • First aid kit.
  • Naproxen and Advil.
  • Emergency blanket (the ones that look like tinfoil).
  • Medical tape.
  • Can opener.
  • Tea tree oil.
  • Locker lock (for hostels?).

 

Miscellaneous

  • Envelopes and cards.
  • Passport and all other important documents.
  • Cards and cheques.
  • Tiny scissors.
  • Goop and crazy glue.
  • Zip ties.
  • Ziplock and garbage bags.
  • Boot polish.
  • Sewing kit.
  • Wire cutters (long story).
  • Lighter.
  • Gorilla tape.
  • Sketchbook & colour pencils.
  • Spare batteries.
  • Road atlas.
  • Rubber bands.
  • Mini calendar.
  • Canadian flag (eh!?).
  • Rubber gloves.

 

stripper heels biker chick

Yes, that’s me. No, I don’t ride with those!

 

Items I Did Not Use

  • Rainsuit (I’d rather get wet?).
  • Road atlas (I used my phone instead).
  • Battery tender trickle charger (um… who the hell told me to pack this?).
  • Dark face shield (They make me feel claustrophobic).
  • 6-inch heels (stop laughing!).
  • Curling iron (It looked so small at first…).
  • Stove (like I have time to cook?).

 

This is my old gear list. Click here to view my current gear list!

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