Essential items

Spares

  • Bolts, nuts, washers, self-tapping screws
  • Spare bulbs
  • Electrical connections, wire
  • Old bulb in a socket with wire for continuity testing
  • Filters (oil and fuel)
  • Mini jump leads
  • Spare keys (bikes and panniers)
  • Pipes: fuel (rubber) and syphoning (clear plastic)
  • Spark plugs
  • Tyres
  • Air filter, pre-oiled in a plastic bag
  • Chain
  • Fuel can
  • Funnel
  • Stockings (to filter dirty fuel)
  • Chain lube
  • Chain cleaner
  • Oil
  • Rope (for towing)

Tools etc

  • Allen keys/torx keys
  • Mole grip
  • Hacksaw with spare blade
  • Multimeter, electric
  • Oil filter removing tool
  • Pliers with wire cutters
  • Selection of screw drivers
  • Spanners and mini socket set to suit all bike fittings
  • Large tyre levers, pressure guage and mini compressor
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Pump
  • Cable ties, wire and duct tape
  • Jubilee (hose) clips
  • Radiator sealant
  • Epoxy glue and metal repair paste
  • Instant gasket
  • Thread-locking cement (Loctite)
  • WD40
  • Connecting links for chains
  • Control leavers and cables
  • Spare bungees and straps
  • Top up oil and rag
  • Thin wire and wire coat hanger
  • Rubber bands
  • Small rubber mallet
  • Gloves to protect hands when changing tyres
  • GPS
  • Spot Gen3 personal satellite GPS messenger, tracker and locator
  • Pacsafe to lock valuables not in panniers
  • Bike wheel locks
  • Motorcycle Manual

Documents

  • Passports
  • Vehicle registrations
  • Carnet
  • Cash currency
  • Debit/credit cards
  • Travel tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Third part insurance
  • Drivers’ Licence and IDP
  • Spare passport photos
  • Address and contacts book
  • Photocopies and online images of all documents
  • Money belt
  • Expired credit cards to give to thieves
  • Notebook for insurance details, contact details of important people and people you meet on the journey
  • Mugger’s Wallet with  dud cards and small change
  • Pen and pencil
  • Police clearance and working with children certification (for UNICEF volunteering)

Camping

  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat/collapsable chair
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ear plugs
  • Head torch
  • Torch or lamp
  • Stove and fuel plus spares
  • Tea towel and pan scrubber
  • Lighter/matches
  • Spork
  • Pots
  • Leathermann multi tool
  • Mugs
  • Water bag
  • Basics: salt, tea, powdered milk, sugar, coffee
  • Tarpaulins
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bag inners
  • Eco friendly dish washing soap
  • Shovel
  • Extension block (multiple plug points)
  • 12 V adaptor for the bikes
  • Vacuum bags
  • Water filter
  • Micro towels
  • Washing line
  • Vacuum bags
  • Water tight bags
  • Water bottles
  • Camelback
  • Tarp

Kitchen

  • Sea to summit 3 pot set
  • Spatula
  • Sporks
  • Stove and fuel (All terrain gear multi fuel stove)
  • Stove maintenance kit
  • ATG fuel canister
  • Water filter
  • Sea to summit kettle
  • Aluminium canisters for air tight and waterproof food storage
  • Tupperware with sugar, coffee tea
  • Salt, pepper, spices, herbs
  • Washing soap
  • Dishcloth
  • Chopping board
  • Olive oil in refillable container
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife, 1 small 1 large
  • Tongs
  • Pot scraper
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Spatula
  • Waterproof bag for coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • Various zip-locks
  • Pot holders
  • Refillable tubes of peanut butter, honey, marmite, jam
  • Lighter
  • Water purification tablets
  • Sea to summit kitchen sink

Toiletries

  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Toiletpaper/tissues
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunblock
  • Soap and towel
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Tampons
  • She-pee
  • Universal basin plug
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip Ice
  • Eye mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Nail clippers
  • Floss
  • Steri-dent
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Toiletry bag
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush cap
  • Nail file
  • Nail clippers
  • Perfume
  • Anti chaff cream
  • Baby powder
  • Small mirror
  • Aqueous cream
  • Portable shower

First Aid Kit

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Rubber bands
  • Safety pins
  • Plasters
  • Bandages
  • Paracetamol
  • Immodium
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Medical tape
  • Cortisone cream and tablets
  • Asthma inhaler (Ventolin)
  • Omeprozole
  • Nurofen
  • Buscopan
  • Electrolytes (Hydrolyte)
  • Sterile Gloves
  • Needle and thread
  • Safety pins
  • Burn Aid
  • Laxatives
  • Broad spectrum Antibiotics
  • Strong analgesics
  • Sterile syringe set with two hypodermic needles
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antiseptic cream/spray
  • Thermometer
  • Antihistamines
  • Magnesium Plus
  • Sleeping tablets
  • Malaria
  • Mosquito nets for face and head
  • Vicks Vapo-Rub
  • Flixonase nasal spray
  • Mosquito repellent with DEET

Clothes

  • Helmets & Helmet linings
  • Boots and thongs
  • Waterproof socks
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Thermal underwear
  • T-shirts, shorts, jeans
  • Fleece or hoodie
  • Riding jacket and riding trousers/jeans
  • One-piece waterproof riding suit
  • Gloves and spare gloves
  • Balaclava, scarf, sun hat, bandana
  • Sun glasses, reading glasses
  • Swimmers
  • Sarongs
  • Track suit for sleeping
  • Garment mesh bags to sort clothing
  • Small dress
  • Kevlar jeans
  • Rain proof outer gear for riding
  • Raincoat
  • Leatt neck braces
  • Down jacket