Packing list…(a work in progress)

Now onto figuring out how to pack onto a motorcycle so I decided to do some research by reading a couple of books such as Going Small – A Guide to Lightweight Motorcycle Touring by Andrew Pain and Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel by Frazier Douglass even though through the years I have learned how to pack minimally since only having a Toyota Corolla to haul the camping gears and the kids.  However, I figured too much information wouldn’t hurt so I goggled and read as much information I could find.

I began laying out the gears that I needed for this trip and here is a picture of everything.


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Chair
  • Tool bag
  • Oil
  • Funnel
  • Chain lube
  • Tarp
  • 1 jean
  • 3 shirts1 pair of Under Armour
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 5 socks
  • 5 underwear
  • Towel
  • Wash cloth
  • 1 pair of rain suit
  • 1 winter riding pant
  • 1 pair of winter 2 liners for the motorcycle jacket
  • 1 pair of hiking boot
  • 1 pair of flip flop
  • 1 bag of toiletries
  • 1 bag of foods for a week
  • 1 Jet boil
  • 1 camera

It doesn’t seems like a lot in the picture but boy I sure realized how much of the work he did on our honeymoon to prepare for this trip and how he took most the weight onto his bike.  I don’t know if you already noticed in the picture that I was missing one key item need for the Overland Expo but I sure clueless  until I started packing everything up.  Yep, I’m missing the sleeping bag!  Oh geez, I had to go back into the garage to find it under the pile of stuff that I tossed around looking for the camping gears. Then unpack and re-pack everything once again!

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