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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 29 Aug 2017
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It seems that the top 5 are:-
Toilet roll
Duck tape
Cell phone (with charger obviously).

I'd like to add one if those folding/collapsable survival spades ( that can dig, chop, saw, cut, defend, open bottles, start fires) and which weigh less than 1kg and fold away to 20x15cm

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Old 30 Aug 2017
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In most of the countrys i would skip Toiletpaper for Sunlotion and just use water as in most of the countrys of the world. Also plastic cards should be skiped to US$ or zigarettes...those are more accepted to pay
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Old 13 May 2019
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Cell phone
Cell's charger
Wallet (obviously!)
At least one extra clean t-shirt
And my kindle, for solo trips
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Old 20 May 2019
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Credit cards
One thick vest (or any winter coat like these; I'm not a fan of the cold)
Medicine kit

All else I buy during my stops so they won't be a hassle to bring.
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My "don't leave home without it" list

My "unusual" items to pack:

- Camp chair with a backrest (Bulky but worth it)
- Pillow (For a good nights sleep and it also keeps the goodies in the topbox from bouncing around)
- Plastic tablecloth (When there's no table, it turns an upside down garbage bin into one)
- Bike cover (Best security system there is)
Jo’burg to Cairo (And a bit further): KLR 650
Southern Africa (And still going strong): XT660Z Yamaha
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Five things to take to South America

1. Passport
2. Cash and credit cards, hidden in three different places.
3. Bike with tools.
4. Mobile phone with SIM card and maps e.g.
5. First Aid Kit.
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