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Old 7 Oct 2012
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-The latest and most awesome smartphone (loaded to the brim with nav apps, fuel management apps, games, photos and videos of the family, music, movies, e-books, service manuals, travel guides, etc)

-Rider Repair Kit: Hip Flask with something strong (preferably brandy or scotch), some cubes of sugar, and serving size packets of instant coffee. Enjoy a swig or ten from the bottle after a hard days ride. If it is cold out, then use hot coffe and sugar as a mixer (you allways carry water).

-Any kind of tobacco. It's been many years since I was a habitual smoker, and I hardly ever smoke anymore, except as a special reward for a great acheivement or as a much needed pick me up, or socially.... adventure motorcycling provide many opportunities for all of the above. I find that tobacco and drink is a great way to connect with others. (chew or smoke, it is all good)

-Thermos Cup - Fill it up with hot water for instant hot serials, soups or noodles, tea, or instant coffeee (for instance to compliment rider repair kit).

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And something very unusual, but that I highly reccomend (the rest of the gang on my last trip became addicts):

-Psyllum Husks. And this is when I get graphic: It makes having to take a dump on the side of the road, or using some really nasty toilets, a whole lot easier. You will be firing off all your missiles in no time, your roll of toiletpaper will last you allmost arround the world, and your underwear will get extra mileage if need be. Your stomach and crack will be ready to battle the saddle for hours, days, weeks...
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-Psyllum Husks. And this is when I get graphic: It makes having to take a dump on the side of the road, or using some really nasty toilets, a whole lot easier. You will be firing off all your missiles in no time, your roll of toiletpaper will last you allmost arround the world, and your underwear will get extra mileage if need be. Your stomach and crack will be ready to battle the saddle for hours, days, weeks...
Not sure I fully appreciate the benefits of this miracle product but would love to know what form it comes in and where you get it.
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You should be able to get it in any health food store. It comes in the form of crushed seed husks, in a small packet. It is flavorless, but very very dry and is best ingested with yoghurt or in a smoothie. Juice woeks well, as does jam. This is an extreme form of fiber that also aids glands throughout your digestive system... if you really have to know.

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Great thread, my top 5 are apart from the obvious are as follows,

1. Give away trinkets from your home town, key rings, stickers ect. Great for the good people we meet along the way.

2. Ziplock plastic bags, assorted sizes. Water and dust proof.

3. 3 in 1 anorak / rain jacket.

4. Leatherman.

5. Hip flask. Need I elaborate, ok I will, full of home made hazelnut schnapps ;-)
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1. Jetboil and tea bags
2. Leatherman
3. Cash, lots of!
4. Camera
5. Towrope....ran out of fuel in Croatia and my girlfriend had to tow me 20km for more. Don't leave home without one now!
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5. Towrope....ran out of fuel in Croatia and my girlfriend had to tow me 20km for more. Don't leave home without one now!
She was on a bike, I hope!
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1,Infinite music
2, Wallet
3,Camera
4, Lip salve (dry lips can ruin days)
5,Padlocks (to lock packbacks and my tent through the zipper)
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I am a diva

My 1st post.

1: Heated grips
2: Ecco Gore-Tex hiking boots
3: Smartwool, NO cotton
4: Down fill sleeping bag and jacket
5: Med for stopping and starting travelers diarrhea
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My top 5

1: Enthusiastic Atitude
2: A Zest for Life
3: Patience
4: Reflection
5: A Bloody Big Smile

Thats what I pack and I haven't been caught short yet !!!

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Mine are:
• Power cables and international adapter
• Passport, foreign currency and credit card
• First aid kit
• Camera
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depends somewhat on where I go, but generally:
  1. Beer
  2. Tools
  3. Beer
  4. Swag
  5. Beer
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after looking at these lists i would take the following
1> Sue in her silk underwear
2> Touring Ted in his sheepskin or chaps ( im not fussy )
3> All the above again but with the underwear bit swapped around
4> Camera - to film above and finance the trip
5> Motorbike and sidecar - so i can transport them to various locations for that foreign film effect . If you have ever seen the Seymour Butts series of adult entertainment you while understand exactly what im on about
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after looking at these lists i would take the following
1> Sue in her silk underwear
2> Touring Ted in his sheepskin or chaps ( im not fussy )
3> All the above again but with the underwear bit swapped around
4> Camera - to film above and finance the trip
5> Motorbike and sidecar - so i can transport them to various locations for that foreign film effect . If you have ever seen the Seymour Butts series of adult entertainment you while understand exactly what im on about
Looks like we'll be making YMCA 'The movie'

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depends on the journey but the must pack items are:
1. credit or cash card or both
2. passport
3. sun cream or/and hat as I'm fair skinned
4. anti mosquito stuff as they love me
5. ear plugs and eye mask - work wonders for a good nights sleep
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you will be fine , thats why im bringing Sue , in order to keep things on an even keel ............. and to hold the camera
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