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Something is not right...

So. I'm 11 (oh eck) days away from leaving for Africa for a year on the bike.

Just finished the packing and I've got room to spare. WTF have I forgotten? Every other time, I mean every other time I've been cramming stuff in rucksacs, suitcases and what not...yet I'm not this time.

So I can only think I've forgotten something...anyone know what it is
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Puncture outfit
tye levers
large adjustable spanner
spare inner tube(s)
bandages
power inverter
jump leads
air bed
spare sleeping bag (in case the other one gets wet)
compressor
hand pump (in case the compressor breaks down)
spare drive chain
link extractor
spare summer/winter gloves
phone charger
spare throttle cable
spare tyre(s)
emergency fuel container
malaria tablets
alcohol gel
spare spokes

there must be something in there to make you think!
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stove
tent
fuel bottle
food
water container
solar shower
hand cleanser
solar charger for 12 V socket
documents
money
passport with visas
clothes
footare
foot-powder
knife
eating fork and spoon
hair gel
kitchen sink

I'm jealous - have a great time and ride safe.
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Nope, mostly that has all been got

Still doesn't mean it won't me a mad dash 5 minutes before I go though. I don't like this sense that all is in hand...its un nerving.
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pants 4 pair
t shirt 4
fake docs

I Have good printer for new UK photo licence, also good for US driving licence for central and south america also works for Africa doc BUT NOT THE CANET as it has a weired water mark and die marker when scanned.(makes copies unreadable.


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large maglite torch
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It doesn't matter , you can buy it enroute .
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It doesn't matter , you can buy it enroute .
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The more you carry the more hassle stopping to check something out and the overnight becomes. Not least fuel economy, tyre life etc.
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There's some good packing lists on this HU page.

Have a great time .. BUT won't you miss the weather! ..

NB: Leicestershire forecast = ..




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