Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:03 pm
How does a girl pack light for biking, cooking & tenting across Australia? I NEED to know, 'cos I have no idea and Andrew is planning our trip!!!!!
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Leave Most of the STUFF at home - you won't need it.Rilda wrote:How does a girl pack light for biking, cooking & tenting across Australia? I NEED to know, 'cos I have no idea and Andrew is planning our trip!!!!!
Ive don a bit over the years - from high speed dashes to slow rambles.Rilda wrote:Thanks Hap.
Have you done much touring on the bike?
Yeah the more uses one item can have the better - like lambs wool for the seat, it can double as a matress in conjuction with those self expaning ones.Layered clothing sounds a good idea and thermals for PJ's.
If you get the right sleeping bag you shouldn't need the hot water bottleI will NEED the hot water bag & VERY warm sleeping bag!
No there not all the same, but you dont have to have the most expensive.I saw chamois towels on the Commonwealth Games swimming & wondered about them. Are they all the same quality and last well or do you suggest a particlular type/brand? I assume you roll them into their container wet. Do they go smelly?
It's all relative, depending on how long and were your going.How about food...? Andrew has a tiny cooker.
I havent used them but enduro (and pushbike) riders wear a harness like a vest that has a bladder and a pipe that you can stick in your mouth and suck on to keep you hidrated.Any nifty ways of carrying water? Are there food grade water bags, which would mould into any space?
PS Hadn't planned on a hair dryer
Most of what I was talking was for bike touring - except maybe the ice bit.Ol Fart wrote:Yeah, that's great Hap, she's on the back of that shovel head chopper.