What do you pack for 2-3 day DS trip ??

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  1. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Kmart shopper

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    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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  3. wiswoodsguy

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    :lol3

    Wont leave home without it - as long as I can pry it from my wifes freakishly strong grip
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    You can use a front tube in either end if its necessary..

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  5. Botch

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    Mid-summer north Wisconsin?? Bugspray!
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  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Compressor or some way to inflate the tires....
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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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    Teva sandals-after a day in boots my feet need air.
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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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  10. VStromTom

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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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  11. cb1313

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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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  12. Mike Ryder

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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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    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.

    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 :lol3
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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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    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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    ear plugs
    sunglasses
    ball cap
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    Hoping that one of the others in the group has one or CO2. I'll still bring my hand pump - its quite efficient, but no I have not tried in on a motorcycle tire.

    I realize that I cant have everything on my bike to cover every instance - but its nice to be able to handle most of them. If I had to pump for 45 mins - Id just do it - hopefully it is a cure for arm pump when riding :lol3

    Ive come to realize that no matter how much you prepare or pack every needed item, Murphys Law always comes into play and the specific thing you need is sitting on your bench at home :cry

    PS - my ball cap and shades are usually part of my clothing kit :deal Ear buds too so I can listen to musak while riding :drums. I didnt initially include it in my list, cuz a lot of peeps dont have the same need.
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    I was warned that some hand pumps dont work on Motorcycles..I found one that does...Cant find the CO2 things (would rather have) also have a small compressor...size of a baseball
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    CO2 pointless, one time use and won't fill the tire up and still need to finish inflating tire with a hand pump. I would just stuff what little gear I needed in a tail pack and leave the saddle bags home.

    Bring your basic tool kit,of bike clothes and sundry items since hoteling it. Saddles are a must, or possibly hiking shoes.
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    Bug head net (works better than bug spray, and takes up no room).

    Wet wipes....I put a few in a ziplock bag. Great for cleaning your hands/face at lunch, and also for cleaning goggle lens.

    Rzr Dust Mask - got one last summer...a must for when riding in a group. http://rzmask.com/
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