I am a complete newbie at all of this, I have never toured on a bike before and I know this is a long trip...but I say go big or go home and I got some time to fill before September (school).
I do not think I post my exact trip plans trip plans until back because knowing me they will change like crazy.
I am just looking for tips on what I am missing or do not need in this list of stuff I’m bringing already. This is only a days gathering of stuff so I know I forgot something.
Oryx T-Line 6 year old mountain bike
Bob Yak trailer
A set of Panniers (with rain covers) IGNORE THESE
2 sets of pants (one for rain and one quick dry)
Set of Helly Hanson long sleeve and pants (these condense very small and are great if cold at night in the north)
2 regular T-shirts
Fleece Sweater with zipper
1 rain jacket and pants
2 pairs of socks
Shoe covers for when raining and also helps when cold
Ear cover when cold
Light cycling gloves
Winter Cycling gloves
1 or 2 tube(s) for bike
1 tube for trailer
Cable and something to cut the cable
Small cable lock
Extra nuts, bolts and washers
Axe..I know it is over the top but I want to pitch tent for a week or so up north and take in the beauty of the north
I small pot that has a gas can inside of it with a stove (so little room it takes up)
I will eat mainly spaghetti and trail mix and if there is produce near I’ll get apples and bananas
Bio Degradable Soap for anything
Tooth Brush with cover
A GPS unit called the SPOT I bought so my mom would worry less.
But that I guess was not enough because now I am bringing a GPS unit to cheat (instead of maps (I’ll still have a couple maps though)) (Early B-Day present from her)
She is also giving me a solar panel to charger electronics….yet this trip is to get away from electronics…
I will avoid using electronics unless lost beyond my imagination
Although I will use my bike computer that has only 4 functions just to see my distance and speed
Utility Knife Thing
Front and rear bike lights
Phone charger and Cell phone
A Few Toe Warmers
Passport, Alberta health card, Social Insurance Card, debit, etc.