Brunton 0.8L anodized aluminum cookpot with lid
aluminum windscreen, made from dryer vent
pot support, from stainless steel spokes and baling wire
alcohol Penny Stove, from Ska Brewing beer cans, with simmer ring
cheap stainless steel spoon
seasoning: grey sea salt, ground pepper, blend of cumin and savory spices, garlic
1L plastic drink bottle of alcohol for fuel
16oz. enameled steel mug
0.5L aluminum bottle for olive oil (on Lael’s bike)
Alternatively, the Klean Kanteen or steel mug can be used to heat or sterilize water.
1L plastic drink bottle for overflow capacity, mounted to fork with Profile Design Kage
70 oz. Platypus bladder in arid climates
MSR Hyperflow water filter, field serviceable
large nylon sack
Ziploc-style bags for compressible dry goods
peanut butter stored in bottle cage when necessary
additional food stored in framebag and Carradice saddlebag
50ft. nylon cord, Coughlin’s brand found at most outdoor stores, for hanging food when bears are present
Creative meals are inevitable.
And local delicacies.
Through the kindness of strangers, even a few home-cooked meals along the way.
Meals are some of the most memorable experiences on the road. A moment alone can alter my mood from ragged to revived, and a contemplative apple on the roadside or an awakening cup of coffee can affect the pace of the day. Making time to cook and eat is an important step to a fun, sustainable adventure.
For a nearly complete list of DIY stove designs, visit the Zen Backpacking page dedicated to alcohol and multi-fuel stoves. I will be presenting the items I carried this summer, categorically, for the remainder of the week. Currently, the only place where I have published a packing list is on on the Velo Orange Blog in a post entitled “Packing the Campeur Bikepacking Style, Part 2“.