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    Senior Member Jonathon's Avatar
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    Mine is way too handy I guess...


    On a long ride, its filled with:
    3 liters of water
    1 first aid kit
    1 sos whistle
    1 poison ivy relief stick (only purchased it because it put me over the 100 dollar mark to get free shipping at campmor)
    2 powerbars
    1 checkbook
    1 wallet
    1 set of keys
    2 spare tubes
    1 tire change kit
    3 CO2 carts
    1 CO2 pump


    yeah, man purse


    what's in yours?
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    The man purse is a messenger bag. I've only seen camelbaks on people engaged in sports, hikers probably use them, too, is hiking a sport? Women don't carry purses when working out but may use a camelbak. It's an item that men and women use, not a substitute for a women's bag. Anyway men like to carry stuff too, so I think it's great that messengers made it ok for men to carry a shoulder bag. Heck, it's downright macho!

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    Mine:

    6 Liters of water(Two bladders)
    4 bandaids
    1 cellphone
    3 spair tubes
    Allen Wrenches
    15 MM Wrench
    Pocket Knife
    Wire Cutters
    Keys
    Frame pump
    Duct Tape
    Tire Levers
    Bannana
    Grapes
    Old T-Shirt
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Here is what I carry in my MULE on every ride:

    - Water (quantity to suit length of ride)
    - Food (quantity to suit length of ride - usually compromised of: Figs, Bananas, Dates, and/or Power bars)
    - 1 pump
    - 1 tube
    - 3 glue-less patch kits
    - 2 tire levers
    - 5 (different sized) allen keys
    - 1 tire pressure gouge
    - 5 zip-ties
    - 1 set of keys
    - 5 bandages
    - 1 disinfectant

    and on some rides:

    - Cellphone
    - Wallet with $5 and I.D.
    - 1 more tube
    - Shock pump
    Last edited by DMulyava; 08-17-04 at 03:05 PM.
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    bike tools,cellphone,water,extra tubes, co2 dispenserand 3 cartridges, multi tool,first aid kit, benadryl( im highly allergic to stinging insects),NO checkbook but ID, coins and Visa card,patch kit,tire lever, some duct tape(tire boot),el cheapo poncho, Kudo bars, empty lunch bags for trash,multi grain bars, and if my kids are along Ill put their stuff in and also have their stuff hanging all over the place from D rings etc.. theres probably stuff in there I dont remember I have cuz Ive never needed it but thats all I remember
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    • 100 oz of water
    • 1 space blanket
    • pill bottle of matches / lighter
    • 1 spare tube
    • Topeak Mcguyver multi-tool
    • Old plastic gift card wrapped with about 15 ft of duct tape
    • Another plastic gift card wrapped with about 20 ft of duct tape
    • Leatherman tool
    • Bundle of zip ties
    • Keys
    • Mini pump
    • FRS radio
    • 2 Tire Levers
    • Spare Teflon Shifter cable
    • Spare Teflon Brake cable
    • Glueless patches
    • Spare Power Link
    • Energy bar(s)
    • Spare batteries for radio or lights
    • Bug spray
    • Cash
    • ID
    • ATM Card

    That's fairly standard for me
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    Camelbak = Man Purse?
    In my case, absolutely. I've had my MULE for five years now, and have used it for biking and hiking on three continents. I even use it as a daypack when I am exploring a new city on foot. (In the city, I take the water reservoir out). It's the perfect size for carrying my compact camera, maps, guidebook, etc., and it easily fits into my main backpack when I am moving from place to place. One of the best purchases I ever made.
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    Mine:
    -2L water
    -Wallet
    -Mobile phone
    -Puncture repair kit
    -pump
    -Tiger Balm (aka Deep Heat) for my dodgy muscles in my right leg and shoulder.
    -Multi tool- soon to upgrade to one with hell gadgets in it

    This is in a Camelback Rogue, thge little one. You can also fit a DVD or video in there with the other stuff or a camera, depending on where your going.
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    In mine:
    - 2L of water
    - Wallet
    - Phone
    - Multi tool
    - One allen key (the one that fits most holes!)

    And sometimes:
    - Pump
    - Spare tube
    - Bandaids
    - Muesli Bars etc.

    Yep thats about it. I put in/yake out stuff depending on where im going
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    In addition to the camelback, I also wear a waistbag. It puts the multi-tool (and inhaler) at the ready when they are needed.

    The reason is simple. Mosquitos are quick to come and a little tweak shouldn't require taking off the Camelback. That's only for REAL repairs, not tweaks.

    BTW, two things I ALWAYS carry now are:

    1) A bottle of Muskol 40% Deet skeeter spray.
    2) A folding handsaw for pruning back brush and fallen branches on my favorite trail whenever I find them.
    3) Crank wrench (the multi-tool variety just break under the necessary torque).
    4) Needle nose pliers (for mending bent chain/cassette cogs).
    5) Chain Lube
    6) Spare thudbuster elastomers (I had to change one just the other day).
    7) Tire Levers
    8) Multi-headed wrench (the kind with the square shapes on each end).
    9) Flat and Phillips Screwdrivers
    10) Glueless and Vulcanizing Patch kits.
    11) Radio (affixed to shoulder strap opposite the water tube).
    12) Extra set of allen wrenches.
    13) Robo Grip pliers

    Things I need to add:
    1) A flat pack of duct tape.
    2) Brake and shifter cables.

    I'm using a 1999 Mule but I really need a Hawg to hold everything right.

    BTW, it's only a purse if you take it to the Gap with me. And my wallet/keys goes in my wastebag so I have easy access to my pocket knife and leatherman. The bike shorts don't have pockets and the wastebag holds onto that stuff before and after riding. So I guess that qualifies as my "man-purse" since I wear it in and out of stores when I'm in bike regalia.

    Finally, I run into far too many people who don't want to wear Camelbacks because of the "extra-weight". Well, this is fine for race-day (well, I'd still wear it, just take out some of the tools). But training with the Camel back is 100% appropriate since you SHOULD be introducing resistance training to your workout.

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    Camelback Slingshot.

    I have one of these that I use of light walks. But I also take it to football games now. It's like all those alcohol flasks the students bring in, except mine is filled with water and has a hose ;-)

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    I love people like all of you who load down your packs with goodies I'm always finding along the trails. I found a allen wrench set along with a tube repair kit (brand new) just on yesterday's trek. I've found items ranging from LeatherMan Multi-Tool sets in leather sheath, to wallets with over $100, yet with no ID to return to owner. I suppose they didn't want to loose their license, or Ccards...

    Thanks again everyone!

    BTW, Blackburn & others make better packs than CamelBack, and they cost less $$$ because you're not paying for the name.... What's in a name ?

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    And I love those people that head to the trails with nothing to fix up a flat, and just hope they don't get one!

    By the way, even though a Camelbak (the brand, that is) is expensive - it's worth it. If you look at the pack you can tell it's VERY well made, and everything has been thought out.

    Plus, they stand behind their product. My reservoir cracked earlier this year and they sent me a new one for free - without me even sending my old one in! Is that customer service or what?
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    That was nice of them to replace the bladder, but kinda like LL Bean, you pay enuf initially to allow them to afford a lifetime replacement gimmick. Don't get me wrong, Camels are damn good, it's just that I'll only buy them when they're clearanced out on last years model.

    BTW, I carry a SuperFlat CO2 inflator, along with a spare tube. Cell Phone, and boomerang (just kiddin').

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    Inside my messenger bag:

    keys
    wallet
    gel packs, usually caffeinated
    BBQ pork sandwich from the vietnamese store by my house (excellent and dirt cheap)
    allen key set
    leatherman PST2
    6" adjustable wrench
    cellphone
    city map
    bicycle relevant parts of the CA vehicle code.
    Spare set of lights.
    chain lube
    heavy zip-loc style pouch for holding stuff I don't want to get wet.
    wooden matches
    change
    claritin (allergy meds, ragweed IS a terrorist plant )
    4 spare AA batteries, just in case someone ever needs some.

    add in anyhting for the weather, such as a sweater or rain jacket.

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    Umm, talk about overkill on the junk in the packs.

    Hmm lets see:

    Water
    1 Topeak Hummer
    Wallet: Money and some gift cards to borders(Never know when your going to want some good reading materials!)

    THATS IT! none of that crap. Cuts bleed, i don't get poison ivy. I'm just unsafe.

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    Water. is the only thing in my camelbak.
    Cell phone, wallet & keys are in a saddle bag

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    Mine:

    1 bag of H2O
    1 tube
    1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
    1 health insurance card
    1 park tool kit
    6 Vicodin
    12 pack condoms
    .40 cal Glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
    Mine:

    1 bag of H2O
    1 tube
    1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
    1 health insurance card
    1 park tool kit
    6 Vicodin
    12 pack condoms
    .40 cal Glock
    Your loaded. Literally. I swear I will never mess with you on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
    Mine:

    1 bag of H2O
    1 tube
    1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
    1 health insurance card
    1 park tool kit
    6 Vicodin
    12 pack condoms
    .40 cal Glock
    Remind me to never confront you.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    12 Pack, planning on getting really lucky or wrapping it 12 times?

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    Raiyn, what are the gift cards wrapped in duct tape for?

    My camelback:

    Water
    spare change of clothes(only when I ride to grandparents house)
    cell phone
    gauze bandages and tape(if its bleeding enough for gauze bandages then its worth bandaging)
    multi-tool
    $5
    patch kit
    Energy bar(on rides over 25 miles)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    12 Pack, planning on getting really lucky or wrapping it 12 times?
    I started with 24 last Friday...sometimes I double up if the trail is really gnarly.

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    My HAWG is sometimes a man-bag. In fact, I'll admit to flying across the country today with my Camel as my only carry-on. Yes it was my purse. No bike related stuff in it today, except for the new issue of DirtRag.

    Normally, on a long mountain bike ride, here is what I carry in it, and I don't think this counts as a man-bag, does it?

    100 oz H2O
    2 tubes
    1 Pump
    1 tire lever
    1 patch kit
    1 First Aid Kit (assorted bandages, medical tape, a splint, bandaids, Ab ointment,
    handywipes, alcohol wipes, ibuprofen, diphenahydramine, electrolyte tabs)
    1 Shifter cable
    1 Crank Bros 17 tool
    1 bic lighter
    1 Cateye white LED light, or Petzle LED
    1 Rain shell
    1-5 beers (depending on ride length)
    1 energy bar
    Cell phone and/or two-way
    Car keys with Leatherman minitool attached.
    ID and Credit card

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    For my typical 15-25mi rides (inc. 8-9mi roads RT to/from 8-16mi intermediate trails)
    In Camelbak Classic:
    H2O (70oz)
    wallet
    cell phone
    keys
    Topeak multitool (Hummer)
    Swiss Army knife
    Park patches

    In seatbag:
    spare tube
    2 granola/energy bars
    bandaids
    Powerlinks

    Frame pump (Topeak mountain morph- cheap frame pumps suck!)

    I started to question my need to carry all of this, but no more. I flatted on my last ride. The tools, spare tube, and pump saved me an 8 mile hike home with the bike.
    Besides- carrying the extra weight gives me a better work out.

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