Wow! That is a deversified question. Depends on what you think you need. As the years and miles go by traveling over the US back roads I think I pack less and less.
I just returned from about a 5 thousand mile trip from California's Central Country. I used a Beta bag by Wolfman instead of hard saddle bags this trip. Also were a JC Whitney Tail trunk, Marsee magnetic tankbag and Aerostich Tank Panniers.
So, lets go with what I packed for the trip and need nothing.
Wolfman Beta Bag > 2 jeans; 4 tshirts; 2 long sleeve tshirts; 4 pairs socks and under shorts; Widder vest , gloves and wiring; Straped to the Beta bag was my bike cover and could stap jacket and overpants to it when not needed as in too hot.
JC Whitney Tail trunk > Coffee and pot; tools, tire kit and compressor; Computer and wiring; handy wipes; chain lube; extra towel for bike.
Marsee Tankbag > Notebook and pens; camera, medications, .380 automatic, 2 washrags: present book I was reading; two small flashlites.
Aero tank panniers > rain gear; coffee cup; shaving kit; water bag w/ tube and bite valve.
Hope this helps you ;-) Oh yes, I quit camping out when I got to 62 years old. If yur gonna do that it add a whole new set up.
Last edited by Andy Chesley; 07-02-2007 at 07:23 AM.