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On The BikeTouring BikeArguably the most important component is a touring bike capable of withstanding the route you have in mind. $1,200.00
https://www.rei.com/product/874998/novara-safari-bike-2016
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Rear RackThis usually comes stock with a touring bike, but you want to ensure you have a back rack capable of supporting the weight of rear paniers and gear for the trip.
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Rear PanniersWaterproof bags for your rear rack. These will hold a bulk of the gear you bring.$180.00
https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.us/p/ortlieb-back-roller-classic-pannier-ql2-1-pair-P4114098.html?channable=e57118.ODQzMTg&colour=4525&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhNDyto3m3gIV9iCtBh1gfwU7EAQYASABEgIS4PD_BwE
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Front PanniersNot necessary, but a "nice to have" especially if you have a ton of weight on the back rack and want to be more evenly distributed. $130.00
https://www.moosejaw.com/product/ortlieb-bike-packing-gravel-packs-pannier-set_10359586?hybridPLA=true&ad_id=GooglePlusBox&utm_source=GooglePlusBox&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=Ortlieb&scid=scplp4013945&sc_intid=4013945&adpos=1o5&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-SC_Shopping_Promo_Brand_Terms|SC_Shopping_Promo_Brand_Terms-_-google|811012745|45578135167|192297388028|pla-294357559827|c|9032687|4013945&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhNDyto3m3gIV9iCtBh1gfwU7EAQYBSABEgI1KfD_BwE
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Front RackIf you need front panniers, you are going to need to install a front rack to hold them.
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Handlebar BagThis bag is going to get the most use opening and closing and is key to being able to quickly access your essentials while on the bike. It's also helpful in storing valuables, since it is smalll and can be stored in the tent with you.$100.00
https://www.moosejaw.com/product/ortlieb-ultimate6-classic-handlebar-bag_10340813?hybridPLA=true&ad_id=GooglePlusBox&utm_source=GooglePlusBox&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=Ortlieb&scid=scplp3611642&sc_intid=3611642&adpos=1o3&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-SC_Shopping_Promo_Brand_Terms|SC_Shopping_Promo_Brand_Terms-_-google|811012745|45578135167|192297388028|pla-294357559827|c|9032687|3611642&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4ZD2y47m3gIVEh6tBh3s9ghYEAQYAyABEgJLd_D_BwE
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Roll BagIt's good to have a waterproof roll bag on the back to hold bulkier items like your tent. This helps keep things dry that don't fit into your panniers. We use a kayak bag.
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MapsYou'll want to snag a regional road map whenever you have the chance to ensure what you planned is feasible. Also makes for a good souvenier after the trip is over.$5.00
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GoPro CameraIn no way an essential item, this can be nice to have access to in order to safetly take video and pictures while riding on your bike.
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Spare TubesYou should carry at least 1 spare tupe with you in case you run into trouble reparing a flat or just want to hold off on patching until you get back to camp. $6.00
https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjS8u_7kebeAhU0IK0GHdgaCqEYABAJGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_269a_obsp6blctDN1QyDGA5Gkq2A&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjEx-r7kebeAhX8IjQIHX6zCWYQ9aACCEw&adurl=
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Front LightSomething powerful to keep you safe when riding at night.
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Rear LightSomething powerful to keep you safe when riding at night.
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HelmetSafety first! Helmets save lives, so don't forget to pack a lightweight yet solid helmet for the trip.
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Patch Repair Kits (2)You will no doubt get a flat tire, so be sure to have a patch kit easy to access at all times.
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PumpWhether it's replacing lost air over time or filling up after a flat, you should have a small, easy to carry pump that you keep on your bike at all times.
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Bike ToolComplete with Allen Wrenchs and screw drivers, you'll need a lightweight bike tool for tightening and fixes part of your bike while on the road.$20.00
https://www.rei.com/product/713812/park-tool-i-beam-mini-tool
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Brake Pads (2)Depending on the total length of your trip and what the terrain looks like, you should have a spare set of pads to quickly sub out once the old ones wear down.$10.00
https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiOnc3qk-beAhXDHH0KHdsLAUoYABAUGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_3oWyeIuSmwX4m9L8k9aweuGL3urA&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiAuMTqk-beAhWNFjQIHVZuAsYQ9aACCE0&adurl=
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Chain OilEvery few days, you'll want to add chain oil to keep things running smooth. $5.00
https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjOi-GNlubeAhVvH60GHW_dAL4YABAHGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_0cKuhtwU40mqSwPzHS2fK57pWiqg&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiUnNmNlubeAhWbHTQIHXCqAO4Q9aACCEg&adurl=
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Bike LockFor locking your bike at night or when going into a store, you want to bring a high quality lock with you.
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Waterbottle (3)Be sure to fill every cage possible on your bike with an insulated water bottle.
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Water BladderIf you are going on tour through remote areas, you'll want to bring a bladder to carry extra water with you.
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Camping & CookingTent
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PillowIf you want a good nights sleep, I recommend a decent pillow that you test a few times before any long stretches sleeping on the ground.$25.00
https://www.rei.com/product/127965/rumpl-stuffable-fleece-puffy-pillowcase
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ThermarestYou should plan to take some sort of ground pad with you. There is a huge range here for what you can do, but I recommend working to balance comfort with space/weight and not focus too much on the cost. You'll be happy you paid the extra for this. $120.00
https://www.rei.com/product/126281/rei-co-op-flash-all-season-insulated-air-sleeping-pad
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Sleeping Bag
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Tactical FlashlightIf you bring a headlamp, you might not need this, but I think its helpful for navigating camp at night. $15.00
https://www.amazon.com/J5-Tactical-Flashlight-Hunter-Orange/dp/B013H2U68S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542827351&sr=8-4&keywords=tactical+flashlight+camp
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HeadlampMust have for anyone camping on your tour. Good for use on the bike and everything/anything around camp at night. $30.00
https://www.rei.com/product/109855/petzl-tikkina-headlamp?CAWELAID=120217890003369222&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=15724846360&CATCI=pla-322732919898&cm_mmc=PLA_Google|404_70399|1098550003|none|c36bc40c-0959-44df-9a1c-8ba6e7c3ed2b|pla-322732919898&lsft=cm_mmc:PLA_Google_LIA|404_70399|1098550003|none|c36bc40c-0959-44df-9a1c-8ba6e7c3ed2b&kclid=c36bc40c-0959-44df-9a1c-8ba6e7c3ed2b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItL3Igpjm3gIVwo-PCh1YlwmLEAQYAiABEgKbW_D_BwE
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SpatulaEasy to carry small one for use cooking on the stove.
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HatchetUnnecessary, but really badass and helpful for cutting campfire kindling. $25.00
https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Grylls-Survival-Hatchet-31-002070/dp/B00B0I2DBK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1542827810&sr=8-5&keywords=hatchet
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RopeWho doesn't need real elvish rope? Good for tieing things up and down. $10.00
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MSR StoveThis has been pivotal for eating cheap on the road. Be sure to consider the fuel needed for this and availablity to purchase on the road while doing research.$90.00
https://www.backcountry.com/msr-whisperlite-international-stove?CMP_SKU=CAS0743&MER=0406&skid=CAS0743-ONECOL-ONESIZ&mr:trackingCode=AA9BA7E6-5B42-E111-9FB4-001B21A69EB8&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc001&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&k_clickid=_k_EAIaIQobChMIvLPu_pnm3gIVRBx9Ch0rjwogEAQYAiABEgJpgvD_BwE_k_&rmatt=tsid:1042790|cid:690281696|agid:39323529961|tid:pla-513987982278|crid:154691826213|nw:g|rnd:14711303344768998402|dvc:c|adp:1o2|mt:|loc:9032687&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvLPu_pnm3gIVRBx9Ch0rjwogEAQYAiABEgJpgvD_BwE
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Camp PotsIt's good to bring a set of 2-3 pots to cook out of on your stove. $20.00
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SilverwareWhether a spork, or sold seperately, you'll need this to eat. $2.00
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Camp PlateYou need something to eat on. Consider something that doubles as a bowl.$2.00
https://www.rei.com/product/116121/gsi-outdoors-cascadian-plate-blue
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Camp CupFor coffee, water, juice... and booze. $5.00
https://www.rei.com/product/884337/gsi-outdoors-infinity-backpacker-mug
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Sponge (Cleaning)Something basic for cleaning up after dinner. $2.00
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TarpGood for ground cover and use as a table or shelter. $5.00
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KnifeWe use two on our trips. One for self defense (never needed) and one for cutting things up in meal prep. $20.00
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Med KitYou can build your own or buy it ready to go. Just don't forget to have bandages, antiseptic, and a few other bare essentials in case you get hurt. $20.00
https://www.rei.com/product/113006/adventure-medical-kits-mountain-series-hiker-medical-kit
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Olive OilGood to carry this around for cooking. Don't splurge on a huge bottle, since it'll weigh you down.$7.00
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SunscreenDon't spend your nights in pain, sunscreen often. $10.00
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Bug SprayIf you are traveling through places with mosquitos espectially, dont forget to pack this. $10.00
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Crazy CreekWe love having these as an option to sit back and relx on when off the bike. Not needed, but really nice to have. $35.00https://www.rei.com/product/136449/rei-co-op-trail-chair
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ClothingRain CoatOn and off the bike, something durable and well reviewed. This will make the difference of a cold or wet ride, so choose wisely.
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Cycling CapGood for a layer between hair and helmet.
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Biking Tank Tops (3)For use on the bike. Make sure the material wiks and breathes.
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Bike Shorts (2)For use over your cycling padded shorts, unless you are okay riding right in your cycling shorts.
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Padded Bike Shorts (2)Your butt will thank you for bringing these.
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Bike ShoesIf you have clip in peddals, be sure to buy these, otherwise any high quality athletic shoe will do.
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SweatshirtFor use around the fire at camp.
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SandalsOur "off the bike" footwear of choice.
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Camp TowelFor use cleaning off the dirt from a days ride or drying you after a much needed shower.
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Short Sleeve Shirt (3)For use off the bike.
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Shorts (2)For use off the bike.
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UnderwearFor use off the bike.
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Misc.Chromebook
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Battery (USB)
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Kindle
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Playing Cards
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Travel Guitar
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Smart Phone
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