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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



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Old 13 Mar 2012
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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

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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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-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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