My brother is planning a circumnavigation of South American, starting in March sometime. I think he's a silly person, but, well, that's me. I only bike in the rain in Tacoma, so he thinks I'm silly.
As his birthday and Christmas are rapidly approaching, I'm thinking about what gadgets, clothing, gear I should get him. What will he need that he won't be able to get down there? What would make all the difference about it being successful.
Currently he has
Surly Long Haul Trucker
Panniers & Rack
His existing clothing selection is pretty bad. He's very cheap so he won't buy this stuff for himself. I'm unsure what he has for bike tools, besides I know he has a pump attached to his frame. I think his plan is to mainly stay in hostels but maybe occasionally camp.
What would be really helpful for him?