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Old 04-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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What do you pack for 2-3 day DS trip ??

Just got invited along on a possible 3 day off road trek thru the north woods of WI.

My question is what would you consider bringing. I have a good idea of what I need to bring - just wanting more ideas of things I may have forgotten

Trip:
- 300+ miles of various terrains - as little pavement as possible
- hotel/cabin stays - no camping
- scheduled for Mid July = hot, humid, possible T storm weather

Gear worn:
- Moto boots
- Klim Dakar ITB pants
- vented jersey
- typical knee/elbow protection
- gloves
- chest protector
- helmet/goggles

Bike:
- 09 KTM 690 R
- KTM tank bag
- soft side panniers (optional at this point)
- hydration backpack w/ex storage
- Wolfman rear rack pak
- F fender pak for tool kit

My list of needed items (so far):
- tool kit (basic repair items included:tape,connectors,zipties,etc)
- F&R tubes
- sm first aid kit
- tow strap + bungees
- water (duh)
- suitable trail nourishment
- pkd clothing = Tshirt, shorts, sandals, socks (all rolled up)
- rolled wind breaker/rain parka
- I Phone charger
- extra gloves
- lighter
- whistle
- knife
- tupperware
- bug spray
- sm air pump
- wet wipes + toilet paper
- GPS (Nuvi 500 is what I have)


bonus items if there is room:
- ball cap
- air compressor/CO2
- shoes/hiking (already bringing flip flops)
- Ipod for music
- sunglasses
- communicators


Any other items you pack along please post up - I'll add the fresh ideas in Red Bonus items in blue

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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Wont leave home without it - as long as I can pry it from my wifes freakishly strong grip
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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You can use a front tube in either end if its necessary..

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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Mid-summer north Wisconsin?? Bugspray!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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Compressor or some way to inflate the tires....
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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Bug spray = northwoods cologne = staple

Forgot to mention small bike hand pump is carried in my hydration backpack. I use the same pack for biking too
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #9
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only three days and spending nights in a hotel? You need almost nothing, clean socks and underwear, and a hydration pack that will hold a couple granola bars.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:34 AM   #10
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Get with the group you will be riding with and see who what each of you think you will carry, then eliminate duplication amongs the group. Everyone doesn't need a compressor, etc. It's only 3 days and not roughing it makes it much easier to pack. Are you sure you won't need a sleeping bag/pad in the cabins? Got gas stops figured out, although you will be moteling it. Whats the range for each bike tankful of gas? Sounds like a good ride!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:21 AM   #11
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Tupperware bowl

If you are eating in resturants most of the time you will have left over food. I no longer try to eat ALL the food received. I will pay a good price for a good meal and just split it into 2 meals. I really don't like riding after I stuffed myself. I travel with a bowl and plastic knife, spoon and fork. Most hotels will have a mirowave somewhere to reheat the food.
Styrofoam left over containters don't do well on a bike.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #12
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If you are eating in resturants most of the time you will have left over food. I no longer try to eat ALL the food received. I will pay a good price for a good meal and just split it into 2 meals. I really don't like riding after I stuffed myself. I travel with a bowl and plastic knife, spoon and fork. Most hotels will have a mirowave somewhere to reheat the food.
Styrofoam left over containters don't do well on a bike.

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I like that, thanks. I'll add that two or three cans of sardines can make a big difference sometimes. A lighter and flashlight are handy. I always have a whistle as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #13
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Get with the group you will be riding with and see who what each of you think you will carry, then eliminate duplication amongs the group. Everyone doesn't need a compressor, etc. It's only 3 days and not roughing it makes it much easier to pack. Are you sure you won't need a sleeping bag/pad in the cabins? Got gas stops figured out, although you will be moteling it. Whats the range for each bike tankful of gas? Sounds like a good ride!
The former boy scout in me likes to always be prepared. But I agree with you on getting together with the group so that we have all bases covered.

Im sure we wont be staying in too rustic of places where a sleeping bag will be needed - but Im sure they wont be 5 star either or 4 star or 3 star for that matter.

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If you are eating in resturants most of the time you will have left over food. I no longer try to eat ALL the food received. I will pay a good price for a good meal and just split it into 2 meals. I really don't like riding after I stuffed myself. I travel with a bowl and plastic knife, spoon and fork. Most hotels will have a mirowave somewhere to reheat the food.
Styrofoam left over containters don't do well on a bike. or snowmobiles

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I like the tupperware idea - good one

Flashlight - most definitely
knife - check
lighter - check
whistle - check

Im gravitating towards taking less - just the very absolute basics. Dont want to be the pack mule either. Trying not to need to take my panniers - just my tank bag, backpak, and possibly a rear rack bag - tools will be in a fender bag. Luckily my tank bag is awesome - holds a lot, has multiple compartments, and is not cumbersome to ride with fully loaded (my wife tries to put the kitchen sink in there when we ride together)

Why cant someone make a flip flop sandal that doubles as knee protection, shin guards, or elbow pads
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
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perhpas you have fuses in your tool kit, and a teeny radioshack DVM . . . both have been helpful to me in the past . . . . .

chain lube? lil squeeze bottle of Dupont teflon-impregnatged goodness . . . .
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #15
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have you ever tried to inflate a motorcycle tire with the hand pump? I recommend you try it before you need it. A $10 mini compressor or co2 kit might save you 45min of pumping on the side of a road.
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