Packing list

Packing list for my New Zealand tour

Bike gear:

  • Bike – 2012 Surly Disc Trucker
  • Racks – Tubus Tara and Logo
  • Panniers – Arkel T–48 (rear), Ortlieb front rollers (front)
  • Headlight – Cheap Cateye AA battery light
  • Rear blinker – One that screws into rear rack

Bike tools and spares:

Things to wear:

  • Sunglasses (polarized and clear lenses)
  • Bike shorts x 2
  • Athletic shorts x 2
  • Synthetic t-shirts x 3 – Wanted extra to put something on in town at end of day
  • Synthetic socks x 2
  • Helmet – These are actually required by law in NZ
  • Rain jacket and pants – Custom ordered from Lou at (Highly recommend this guy)
  • Wool base layer
  • Swim shorts (hope I can use this if not I’ll toss them)
  • Shoe covers

Camping Gear:


  • Kindle Paperwhite – I get bored
  • Phone – Prepaid dumbphone
  • iPad – To blog and upload pictures
  • Camera

Safety and first aid:

  • Sunscreen (super important down under)
  • Bug repellent
  • Whistle
  • Space blanket
  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Prepacked firstaid kit
  • Quikclot pack
  • Chamois Butt’r


  • Towel – Large PackTowl
  • Nylon cord
  • LED lantern
  • Platypus water sacks
  • Leatherman
  • Super glue


  • Spork – Titanium
  • Alcohol stove – (Hand made zen stove)[]

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