First of all I need to apologise for the terrible pun in today’s blog post. Great, that’s done, now. To be honest, considering Moo and I did very little research (that’s an understatement) about what we would need on our cycle across North America, we think we did pretty well! This post covers everything we carried with us (using two rear panniers each) as well as how much we spent overall, at the end. If you’ve missed the previous two posts (preparing for and the daily recaps) check them out too, especially if you need a giggle. However, if you’re planning any kind of long distance cycle tour, this Southern Tier packing list might be the perfect help for you.
I can’t tell you how much it weighed. Simply because I have no idea. But, you should know we also travelled with a macbook – which isn’t included in the list – we just didn’t know what else to do with it on our trip.
As you know we were planning on buying as much as we could second hand, I put a little * next to each item we managed find pre-loved and a ** next to an item I already had in my backpack. (It does not include Moo’s clothes or bicycle.)
Okay, so we probably bought more than 5% new (I initially claimed we were going to get 95% of it second hand.) Honestly, in the end, it proved tricky with four days to source everything. Overall, I think we did great all things considered.