Be patient, this will take forever
I’ve been experimenting with ultralight and minimalist backpacking since the 80’s preferring my travels to be about the experience rather than the gear. The easiest way to par your load is to simply leave more at home. The Brompton was a sort of accidental find. I never intended to do any sort of bike touring with it but it’s fits my life like a glove and always makes me smile.
Touring bicycle Brompton MR6 2014 with 12% gearing reduction for touring. It’s Basically a stock bike out of the box with the addition of Ergon GP3 bio cork grips and bar ends. I don’t have a single complaint about this bike but if my budget was larger I would opt for the Ti vesrsion only because I am a gram weenie when it comes to carrying my bike. As my load improves I will remove the rear rack which I love but it’s heavy and upgrade to a ti seatpost and lighter pedals. I freaking love this bike.Tent, The North Face Storm Break one
Sleeping bag Western Mountianeering Caribou
Sleeping pad Thermarest Prolight plus short
Relevate Designs pika seat bag
REI down poofy Magma
Patagoochi R-1 hoody
Marmot Precip rainjacket
La Sportiva 3/4 running tight
Terry thermal running skirt
Pink shorty socks 3 pairs, pink is for superstition and safety.
Shit old running shorts would really like to upgrade.
minimalst medical kit lots of Advil
Electronics I-phone 4s for blogging and photography, no phone connection.
Tools and spares Bromoton in frame tool kit, spare rear hinge bolt, 4 spokes, spare frame clamp, spare Strumy Archer internal shifter cable. Lots of patches, frame mount Brompton pump and Lycene mini floor pump.
Miselanious Swiss Army knife, zip lock bags, torn up old guide book from the 90’s two mini whiskeys for emergency or Impromptu roadside cocktails. Tire gauge, handi wipes.