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Old 13 Mar 2012
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1. Small alcohol stove kit for making tea.
2. A decoy wallet with a small amount of money, expired credit card and id.
3. Samsung Galaxy I9000 with a local sim card.
4. $800usd in crip ten dollar bills hidden in various places.
5. Dental floss.

And of course the sense of humour and baby wipes are never far away either.
Beer and wine are also important stapples. As are spirral pasta and a bolognese sauce.
I also always pack what many others mentioned, like two headlamps, two leathermans,
Tire repair kit, patches, extra tubes and electric airpump. Chain tool with spare links, assorted cable ties, nuts bolts, jb-weld, stainless steel safetywire, vise grips, comprehensive tool set, circuit tester, fuses, multi-meter, extra wire electrical tape, extra cotter keys, spare ignition/luggage keys, two clutch cables, throttle cable, choke cable, extra boot buckles and laces three pairs of socks, spare brake pads, Heavy lock and chain. Motorcycle cover, a Kermit chair and an ultra-light sleeping cot. I was on the road six months and was quite comfortable the whole time.
I also usually pack a bottle of unpasturized cider vinegar for purifying water and bump my immune system up, I rarely get sick.
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I also usually pack a bottle of unpasturized cider vinegar for purifying water and bump my immune system up, I rarely get sick.
I carry an anti-tiger rock in my pocket. I rarely see tigers here in Europe.
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I carry an anti-tiger rock in my pocket. I rarely see tigers here in Europe.
I would be more worried about those red haired Danish prietessess.
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1. Good sleeping bag
2. Sleeping mattress
3. Pillow
I like a good nights rest!
4. Water
5. Food
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1. multitool
2. headtorch
3. hip flask
4. i pod
5. camera

cameras a defo never used to take pics, wish i had you cant remember everything ?
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Lip seal and
Sun hat

A lot you can buy on your way round.
Puncture repairer out fit. When you need it you need it now. Alway's carry one.
A thick woolly hat. Night time sleeping is good to keep your head warm. In fact take two. If you meet some one on the way round, There is a good chance they wont have one. Present him your spare and you will be friend's for life.
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....bad girls go everywhere with:

1. Teapot and Black Tea
a decent breakfast is essential - how can people get started without 6 cups of tea?????

2. Money in cash and plastic
3. ID/PP
I was told by my mother at 15: two essentials for bad girls who want to go everywhere

4. map
for the bad girl to know where the road goes to everywhere

5. 1 litre of motoroil for my old ones
essential for them to get me to everywhere

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3. ID/PP
I was told by my mother at 15: two essentials for bad girls who want to go everywhere
OK, I'll bite. What's ID/PP?
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1. Wet Wipes
2. Head lamp
3. Sunglasses
4. Money (Cash, debit card, credit card)
5. Book - now I carry a Kindle. Thousands of books (that I actually want to read) at a touch of a button.

Can't say I need much else. If I do need something, can purchase it one the road.
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My Ipod and charger. Can't live without my music
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1. tire - presure meter
2. Electric (12 volt) pump for tires
3. Camelbag
4. 5 liter jerrycan for extra gasoline
5. petzl headlight + extra batteries

6. 2 cold s
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1) passport - I won't get far without it
2) phone - to constantly check everyone at home is ok
3) tool roll - to obsessively check the bike is 'ok'
4) lipstick - to look good anytime, anywhere
5) credit card - for everything else
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1) ......4) lipstick - to look good anytime, anywhere
.....
Wow, Jurassic thread (but a good one)!

Lipsick won't help me, so I'll stick to my 2008 choices. With a bottle of Gin I think I look good

Andy
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Well a towel might be No1 for a hitch hiker to the galaxy but for me

No 1 Head torch - without it you won't find what you want when it gets dark!

2 Sleeping bag .. a good nights rest is essential.

3 Food and water for long term survival.

4 Understanding coupled with humour.

5 Transport, for when you want to leave this place for the next.
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I saw this thread's title, thought "ear plugs", looked at the first page and saw that I posted that very thought already - in August 1999..!

Hilarious. I looked through this thread and now see people suggesting digital cameras, tablet computers, GPS, Ipods, etc. Items that did not even exist back then. :-)
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