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Long-Distance Packing List

Here's a compilation of years of touring as well as day riding.

I use specific brand names where I've consciously chosen that particular product -- usually that means I've done trips with it before and I would recommend it to anyone doing motorcycle touring.

The below is what I take on all long-distance tours (though obviously the camping gear only comes with if I'm camping).

Bike Gear:

Camping Gear: "Wet-Hard" (In a large Helen2Wheels Cord Close Sack)

Camping Gear: "Dry-Soft" (In a medium Helen2Wheels Roll Top Sack)

Clothing and other overnight things (in a Moto-Sport Baja pannier)

Entertainment (in a Moto-Sport Baja pannier) Misc that I want easily accessible (in a Givi E360 delux tailbag) Misc that's always on the bike (stored in on-bike storage) Tankbag (Wolfman Denali)

Toiletries (toiletry bag in a Moto-Sport Baja pannier)

  • Advil Cold & Sinus
  • After Bite insect bite relief
  • Bandaids
  • Contact lenses (plus extra) and solution
  • Deodorant
  • Dr Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Soap (for hair, body, and washing dishes)
  • Earplugs (extra)
  • Eye mask for sleeping
  • Face lotion
  • Girl supplies:
  • Glasses
  • Nail clippers
  • Neosporin
  • Prescription medicine
  • Razor and blades
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss/travel mouthwash
  • Tweezers

Tool Tube (homemade)

  • 1 oz bottle of RuGlude
  • Cable ties
  • Folding hex keys
  • Folding torx keys
  • Fuses (extra)
  • Loctite
  • Rescue tape
  • Screwdriver (13-in-1)
  • Small pounch, containing:
    • A couple each of cotter pins, bolts, and nuts
    • Chain master link clip
    • Motion Pro 3/8" Drive Adapter For Combo Lever
    • Sockets (5-14mm for 1/4" drive, plus sparkplug socket)
    • Socket adapter (3/8" to 1/4")
    • Socket extension (for 1/4" drive)
  • Tire patch kit
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Wire