Gear

This is it!! My Salsa Fargo.

Once I have all of my gear and equipment, I will post the specifics about the items I plan to bring.  For now, here is a picture and description about my new bike (!!!!) and the equipment list provided by the TDA:

My New Bike:
I just bought the highly recommended adventure touring 29’er mountain bike, the Fargo. Crafted of Salsa Classico CroMoly, the Fargo is a bit of a bicycling anomaly: a disc brake only, drop bar mountain bike designed for fully-loaded touring. The Fargo is a monster of a bike–it’s heavy, durable, and super cool and should get me where I want to go! Seriously, how awesome is this bike!?!?

Documentation
six passport sized photos
airline ticket
medical insurance policy
travel insurance policy
ID page of passport
Passport

Camping Gear
2 person tent, good zippers for sand
sleeping bag (3 seasons, zero degrees celcius)
sleeping bag liner
camping mattress
disk kit, mug, cutlery
headlamp with batteries
small tarp or groundsheet
5m of rope and clothes pegs
duct tape
repair kits for tent, poles, mattress

Clothing
3 t-shirts
2 long sleeve shirts
1 set thermal underwear
1 pair long pants
2 pair of shorts
1 fleece jacket
1 wide brimmed hat
1 pair sandals
1 pair lightweight hiking shoes
1 bathing suit
1 towel
1 winter hat
1 pair winter gloves
1 rain jacket
1 pair rain pants
1 set of casual dining wear

Cycling Clothing
3-5 pairs of padded cycling shorts
1 pair cycling shoes (SPDs or rigid walking show)
1 long sleeve cycling jersey
3 short sleeve cycling jersey
3 pairs cycling socks
1 pair short fingered cycling gloves
1 pair long fingered cycling gloves
1 rainjacket, windbreaker or vest
1 cycling helmet with visor
sunglasses
1 pair cycling pants
arm warmers
arm coolers
leg warmers
head beanies
reflective clothing

Bike Accessories
cycling computer
cable lock
on-bike storage bag

Spare Parts
2-3 chains, compatible to drive train
1 cassette
5 patch kits
bike lube
5 spare tubes
spare bottom bracket
chain rings (match the bolt pattern)
spokes (3 lengths: front, rear drive side, rear non-drive side)
brake and shift cables
cable housing
brake pads
bar tape/grip
seat post with clamp and collar
saddle
tires
collection of nuts and bolts

Tools
multi-tool
mini-pump
tire levers
chain break tool
gear brush
degreaser
chain lube
rags

First Aid and Toiletries
antihistamine
acetaminophen
anti-inflammatory
anti-spasmodic
pepto bismol
throat lozenges
anti-diarrheal (e.g. immodium)
laxative
rehydration/electrolyte powder
antacid
anti-nauseant
chamois cream
skin breakdown cream (bepanthen)
elastic/tensor wrap
band aids
sterile gauze, moleskin
spray wound cleanser
lip balm
zinc cream
sunscreen
after sun treatment
insect repellent
first aid tape
instant cold packs
hand sanitizer
baby wipes

Optional
notebook, paper, pens
ipod
batteries
laptop
digital camera
duct tape
ziploc bags
daypack
african outlet adapters

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