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So I am leaving for a 10 day trip a week from today and I am getting ready to start packing...does anyone have advice on what to make sure NOT to forget?

Thanks for the help!
 

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More than likely you will wind up taking things you will not use or need. My suggestion is to pack light (5 days of clothes) and stop at a laundry-mat mid point.

It's also easier to forget about packing food and just eat along the way keep small items in your tank bag daily (water, snacks, etc...). Try to pack the things you reach for often on top and the least used items on the bottom of your panniers or bags.

Definitely consider rain gear if your gear is not already waterproof.

Good luck and have fun. You're on a Strom... no worries.
 

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Where are you headed?

How often will you see a grocery and hardware store?

Any off road?

Are you alone?

Are you camping?

Are you carrying food?

Are you mechanically inclined?

Is security a concern?

Do you have a road side assistance plan of some sort?
 

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So I am leaving for a 10 day trip a week from today and I am getting ready to start packing...does anyone have advice on what to make sure NOT to forget?

Thanks for the help!
Don't make the mistake I did and forget your koran. You might want to bring a few fine cigars, too.
 

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Credit Card trip:
Cable ties
Scarf and/or CoolTie
Camera
Spare batteries
Cell Phone
Spare bulbs
Change of socks
Spare fuses
Change of underwear
Spare key(s)
Credit card(s)
Sunglasses
Duct tape
Tankbag
Earplugs
Tire patch kit
GPS
Totes
Hat
Visor cleaner
Insurance (proof of)
Leatherman tool
Lock/security stuff
Maps
Mini-tripod
Misc. personal items
Overnight kit
Pocketbook
Radar detector
Rain fly (for tankbag)
Rain gloves
Raingear
Reading glasses
Clothing & Pockets
Driver's License
Gloves
Helmet
Leathers/Aerostich

Motorcycle Camp Trip:

Bike cover
Saddlebags

Boots & socks
Scarf and/or CoolTie

Bungee cords
Spare bulbs

Cargo net
Spare fuses

Chain oil/wax
Spare key(s)

Earplugs
Tankbag

Gloves & spares
Tire patch kit

Helmets
Toolkit

Jackets
Totes

Leathers/Aerostich
Windshield cleaner

Leatherman tool

Lock/security stuff

Oil

Rain gloves

Raingear

Personal Stuff
Antihistamines
Safe sex stuff

Brush
Shampoo

Casual clothes (non-riding)
Shaving kit

Chapstick
Soap

Comb
Sunglasses

Contact lenses & stuff
Toothbrush & toothpaste

Dental floss
Towel(s)

Deodorant
Washcloth

Fanny pack or backpack

Medications

Reading glasses

Clothing
Bras
Sweatshirt(s)

Cycling shorts
Swim suit

Hat/sunvisor
T-shirts

Jeans
Tennies/sandals

Polypro/silk underwear
Underwear

Shirts

Shorts

Socks

Sweater(s)

Information
Binoculars
Palmtop computer

Book(s)
Paper & pencil/pen

Camera & accessories
Passport/ID

Cellphone
Phone List / Rosters

Cellular modem
Radar detector

Diary
Registration papers

Driver's License
Tape/CD/MP3 player

GPS
Tickets/passes

Insurance (proof of)
Travel guide(s)

Intercom

Laptop computer

Maps

Membership cards (AAA, etc.)


Misc.
Bug repellent
Sewing kit

Cable ties
Snake bite kit

Cash and/or traveler's checks
Space blanket

Credit card(s)
Stamps for postcards

Duct tape
Sunscreen

Extra batteries
Superglue

First aid kit

Flashlight

Freezer bags (for packing)

Ibuprophen/Tylenol

Rubber bands


Camping stuff
Air mattress
Sacks and/or bags

Camp saw
Sleeping bag

Candles
Sleeping pad

Collapsible chair
Stakes/rope

Compass
Tent, poles, rainfly

Cord
Toilet paper

Groundcloth

Hatchet

Hunting knife

Lantern

Matches/lighter


Cooking stuff
Camp stove & fuel
Food

Can opener
Garbage/trash bags

Coffee making stuff
Knife/fork/spoons

Condiments
Paper towels

Cooking pots/pans
Water bottle(s)

Corkscrew

Cup(s)

Dishsoap & pad

Dishtowel

Drinks


Foodstuffs
Coffee

Salt & pepper

Sugar & creamer


NOW LETS REVIEW>>>:)
 

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I like the long list....Helps me remember everything!

I am going on a trip where we will be staying in hotels/motels. MN to Virginia and back.
 

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I take my old socks and under wear and toss them out after wearing. Then I dip into my stock of good cycling shorts and socks. I take a cheap dry-tech type polyester shirt or underwear shirt (from Target) for each day.

My travel checklist that got me to Alaska and back with nothing overlooked:

birth, drivers, passport, title copies
MOTOW card
Canada insurance card
passport
dealer phone numbers
cash
owners manual
helmet
rain pants and jacket
3 pair gloves, covers and liners
boots
riding coat
under jacket
vest
riding pants and spare jeans
slippers
daily pair of socks, cycling shorts and shirt
sunglasses
earplugs
watch
toilet kit
toilet paper
towel
wet ones
CPAP
camera
cell phone
spare keys and credit card
map
flashlight and spare batteries
bug dope
mosquito net hat
extra fuel bottle
compressor
tool kit
tire plug kit
jumper cables
bike cover
rear bag and tail bag
bungie straps
poncho
cigars
peanuts, microwave popcorn, pepperoni, trail mix, raisins, chocolate
bourbon
gatorade
water bottle
 

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Light packing for my 22 day trip

All this is including what I wore.

2 pants
4 long sleeve shirts (good one that are light I used Columbia Titaninium)
4 pair of underwear (Under Armour expensive but great and well worth it)
4 pair of socks
Shower shoes
Shower gear
Swim suit
Money belt
Rain gear
Small bottle of laundry detergent
One pair of Under Armour long johns (didn't take because July trip, after freezing I bought them and will always carry them on trips from now on)


Washed clothes in the shower a few times and dried on clothes line I brought. Still didn't dry so put in mesh bag and tied to seat. Went to a laundrymat a couple times and washed everything.

Also took all my camping gear, but not sure if you are camping or not. Like stated earlier take a few snacks and water. Don't forget your camera so we can see where you went. I bought a notebook computer to post my ride on here whenever I could.

I researched a lot before I went and even made two short trips fully packed to see how things would go. DON'T OVERPACK... If you forgot it go buy it!

Good luck and post how it went including what you wish you would have taken or what you took and didn't need.

Ride on.
Guns
 

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OK I will fess up and typically do not share this with anyone!
I always take old underwear with me on my bike trips, then leave them as i go day to day. It makes more room for any extras I may buy, and its out with the old, in with the new..(when I get home!)
In this case, its allot of undies!
 

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Five pair of underwear (I would not take ten pair, you can wash them in a sink if necessary)

Butt powder (very important! leg rash can ruin your trip!)

chap stick

flash light

knife

some tools

Ibuprofen

1st aid kit

camera!

bungie cords

extra bag for extra stuff like rocks and souvenirs you might buy

sling shot in case you have to hunt for some food
 

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Dont' forget a good attitude.

You're gonna forget something you need, and find a whole lot of stuff that you brought will never get touched.

You'll enjoy it all if you bring a good attitude along.

George
 

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Where are you headed?

How often will you see a grocery and hardware store?

Any off road?

Are you alone?

Are you camping?

Are you carrying food?

Are you mechanically inclined?

Is security a concern?

Do you have a road side assistance plan of some sort?
I didn't need to view your profile to guess your profession. You are exactly the kind of person I want working in my IT department! When a customer brings you a vague request, instead of simply offering a salient solution that's convenient for you, you ask detailed questions to determine the customer's actual needs and goals. You, sir, would be hired, if I were hiring.
 

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Spare keys, where to hide them ?

A full set of spare keys in a small leather pouch will fit in the bottom lip of the fairing. I carry spares for both bikes, "we" seemed to be having memory loss on a few rides and I am the savior.
 

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I didn't need to view your profile to guess your profession. You are exactly the kind of person I want working in my IT department! When a customer brings you a vague request, instead of simply offering a salient solution that's convenient for you, you ask detailed questions to determine the customer's actual needs and goals. You, sir, would be hired, if I were hiring.
I can't help myself sometimes. :)
 

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I prefer a headlamp to a flashlight, but carry both most of the time. If it's dark and you need to work on the bike, the headlamp is great if you don't have anyone to hold the flashlight. I use it for reading in the tent too. The model I have is a Petzl Tikka Plus, got it at REI. I carry a Surefire G2 Nitrolon for my flashlight, but I should probably upgrade to the LED version to get longer run time. I carry a spare set of batteries for both.

I know, Stroms do not break down. But I've ridden bikes that do, and am in the habit of carrying my service manual and a dealer list on trips to unfamiliar places.

I buy my next set of tires as soon as the previous set go on the bike. That way regardless of where I am I know that I am 24 hours from a tire if I need to get one fedexed.

I assume that I am going to have a problem in a place where I don't have internet access or cell coverage. If I happen to have one or both that may be a big help, but I don't rely on them.

Enjoy your trip!
 
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