Australia: The Gear List.

I tried to minimise my load a bit, compared to the South-America trip. Less cold weather gear and less rain gear, a lighter sleeping bag, etc… to create some space for extra food and water.

I’m still a big fan of Hilleberg tents, but the large Nammatj 2GT would be overkill for Australia, and it would be a pity to expose it to the Australian burning sun. So I will be leaving with the same small Salewa Micra tent I also used for my trip up and down to Spain last summer. It’s a freestanding tent, which makes life easy when I have to pitch it in loose sand or on rocky surfaces. Meanwhile, I keep dreaming of a small Hilleberg Unna.

Carrying water will be a big issue. I have two 10 liter and one 4 liter water bags. Together with the bottles on the frame and maybe some extra plastic bottles, this allows me to carry 30 + liters.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bicycle:

  • Frame: Santos Travelmaster 2.6 alu, 19inch
  • Rims: Front Exal 36 spokes – Rear Rigida Andra 30
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 2.0
  • Gears: Rohloff hub (chain rings: front 43, back 18)
  • Breaks: Shimano Deore-XT V-breakes
  • Front Racks: Tubus Ergo + Racktime Topit
  • Rear Rack: Santos travel rack (made by Tubus)
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls
  • Handle bar grips: Ergon GP5 BioKork

Bags:

  • 2 Ortlieb front roller classic panniers (25 L)
  • 2 Ortlieb back roller classic panniers (40 L)
  • 1 Ortlieb rack pack (31 L)
  • 1 Ortieb PS490 dry bag (13 Ltr)
  • Ortlieb Ultimate  6 L Plus Handlebar Bag with camera insert & Map Case
  • AcePac Fuel Bag
  • 2 AcePac Fat Bottle bags
  • Small Saddle Bag: Decathlon
  • Daypack: Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil
  • Various dry bags
  • Big bag to transport panniers on plane: Tatonka

Camping / sleeping:

  • Tent: Salewa Micra II + footprint
  • Matrasses: Thermarest Neo Air + Thermarest Z-Lite
  • Sleeping Bag: Cumulus Panyam 450
  • Liner bag: Cocoon Travelsheet (Egypt Cotton)
  • Pillow:  Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Cooking:

  • Stove: Optimus Nova multifuel expedition stove
  • Fuel bottle: Optimus 1L
  • Windscreen: Allcamp
  • Pots: Optimus Terra Lite HE cook set
  • Plate:  Plastic supermarket plate
  • Mug: Primus 4 seasons
  • Cutting board: no brand
  • 2 lighters
  • Water filter: Katadyn Hiker Pro
  • Cutlery: Primus
  • Large plastic Ikea spoon
  • Sponge
  • Small towel

Jackets:

  • Rain jacket: Gore Bike Wear Paclite
  • Down jacket: Ayacucho 
  • Fleece jacket: Haglöfs

Shirts:

  • T-shirts: 1 short sleeved & 2 long sleeved t-shirts
  • Long sleeve merino wool shirt: Icebreaker Pursuit GT260

Pants:

  • Cycling shorts:  2 Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0
  • Rain Pants: My 14 year old North Face rain pants
  • Casual pants: Quecha
  • 1 pair light running shorts (doubles as swimming pants if needed)
  • 1 Boxer shorts

Hand & head gear :

  • Cycling gloves
  • Warm Gloves: Sealskinz (All Weather Cycle XP)
  • Beanie
  • 2 Buffs
  • Field hat
  • Helmet: Zero Rh+ Zy carbon

Shoes & socks:

  • Cycling / hiking / every day Gore-Tex shoes
  • Sandals: Keen Newport
  • Overshoes: Gore Bike Wear Road Thermo
  • Thin socks: 3 pair cycling socks
  • Waterproof socks: Sealskinz

Photography:

  • Camera 1: Sony A5000 system camera with 16-50 mm & 55-210 mm lenses
  • Tiffen 40,5 mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Camera 2: Nikon Coolpix S5200 compact camera
  • Tripod: Joby Gorillapod
  • Batteries for Sony camera (3)
  • Camera & lens cleaning sets

Electronics:

  • Laptop: MacBook Air 11”
  • Laptop sleeve: Case Logic
  • External hard drive: 2 x Western Digital Elements 1TB
  • E-reader: Kindle Paper White 6”
  • Phone: Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • Gps: Garmin Etrex 30x
  • Cycle computer: VDO M4 + spare battery
  • Mp3-player: Sony NWZ-A15 16gb + extra 16gb micro sd-card
  • Headphone
  • Head Torch: Petzl Tikka Xp + 3 spare AAA batteries
  • Rear bicycle light
  • Solar pannel: Goal Zero Nomad 7 + Guide 10 plus recharger
  • Power Bank: Xtorm power bank 9000 Mah
  • 10 rechargeble AA batteries for gps
  • Various chargers, cables & SD memory cards
  • Usb stick: Maxell 32 gb (usb + mini-usb connectable)
  • World travel adapter
  • Small distribution plug

Bicycle Spare Parts & Tools

  • 2 tubes
  • 1 brake cable
  • 1 Rohloff shifter cable
  • Rohloff oil change kit (5 refills)
  • 5 Rohloff Oil Drain Screws
  • 1 Rohloff ‘easy-set’
  • 2 pairs break pads
  • 1 chain + chain lock
  • Spare spokes
  • cable ties
  • screws
  • Optimus, Thermarest & Ortlieb repair kits
  • Multitool: Topeak Mini 9
  • Swiss Army knife ‘Huntsman’
  • 2 small screw drivers (flat + Philips)
  • Allen key nbr….
  • Spanner nbr 8 & 15
  • Small pliers
  • 3 Tyre levers
  • Pump: Lezyne pressure drive
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spoke tightener
  • Chain breaker
  • KMC missing link opener & remover
  • Chain oil
  • Chain brush

Toiletries:

  • Shaver: Philips PT927
  • Tootbrush + toothpaste
  • Shampoo (used for hair, dishes & laundry)
  • 2 Washcloths
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Lipbalm
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Tick remover tool
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • earplugs
  • Toilet paper
  • Dental floss
  • Imodium
  • Plasters
  • Bandage
  • Disinfectant
  • cloven
  • Thermometer

Miscaleneous:

  • Nite Ize gear ties (to attach solar panel on the bike)
  • Elastic luggage net
  • Bungees
  • Bicycle lock
  • Sunglassess
  • Binoculars: Celestron 8 x 21
  • maps (Hema maps Australia + Reise-Know-How maps Myanmar & Thailand)
  • Book: Birds of Australia (Dean Ingwersen)
  • Pen
  • Waterbladders: 2 x Ortlieb 10L + 1 x Msr 4L
  • 5 Water Bottles
  • Wallet
  • Duct tape
  • Passport + ID card
  • Passport pictures
  • Drivers license
  • Debet cards Maestro
  • Credit cards
  • Small device for ‘Home Banking’
  • Health Insurance cards
  • Rope
  • 5 clothespins
  • Spare shoelaces

 

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