Australia to Africa Packing List
Considering previous experiences, I have refined the contents of my panniers.
Motorbike Gloves Summer & Winter
I am adding winter gloves to my panniers this time as I really felt the cold when riding through Russia. My fingers felt as if they were going to drop off on several occaisons.
My trusty motocross helmet with a built in visor attached (went with me on my last trip).
Buff ® Marino
AXO Cross Over Motorcross Boots
I was happy with my $60 AUS hiking boots I used the last time, but I found the stitching came apart easily, and after a while they stretched and became not so supportive.
Pant & Skirt
Louise Proudlock, has made me an amazing pair of pants out of rip stop fabric. She had designed in special pockets to house my passport
Tee-shirts, Jumper & Gloves
I have used merino wool tee-shirts before, which are fast drying and take a long time to get smelly
Socks, Underwear & Warm Hat
Bamboo underwear are the way to go, they are light weight and fast drying.
I lost my travel towel and replaced it with a large Cambodian scarf. I prefer this as it is fast drying and packs down smaller.
2x1L of four stroke oil in Aluminium bottle perminatly attached to my motorcycle
21” Spare tube
I can folded it over to create 18” if required
Small amount of tie wire
Front & Rear Bearings
Head Torch - My Dad found find a small head tourch that only takes two AAA batteries.
Plastic Hose - Used for Syphoning, new fuel line and for filling up my petrol cooker
Thin Dish Cloths -I wrap these over the air filters to add a skin which is easier cleaned
(on a daily or weekly basis depending on the road conditions).
Spare bolts, nuts and washers
General Medical Kit
Motion Pro Combo Leaver
which has a tire spoon and a hex wrench built into one piece
Motion Pro Tire Combo Leaver
which has a tire spoon, axle nut and hex wrench built into one piece
Tire Pressure Gauge
Tire Pump (short)
Puncture Repair Kit - arrangement of patches and a tube of glue
Spare tubes of glue
Motion Pro Spanners
light weight spanners 8, 10 & 14. Since changing over to Motion Pro, I am able to have single spanners with one open end and one closed. On my last trip I could I take double ended spanners.
8, 10, 14
Motion Pro Interchangeable Screw Driver Hand Piece
Which covered most operations with Flat Head, Philips, Allen Keys and Sockets options. It even has a bottle opener cut into the side.
MSR Hubba Tent
My sleeping bag weighs 0.84kg and is filled with white goose feathers which allows me sleep comfortably at -5 deg Celsius
My Down Mat has an R-Value of 5.9 which allows me to sleep in -24 deg Celsius situations and only weights 0.63kg
MSR Petrol Cooker & Fuel Bottle
(weight 0.460kg) Despite this stove been obscenely loud it cooks dinner in record time. I have the small fuel bottle which i fill from my motorcycle tank every second day.
Small Plastic Cup
MSR Cooking Pot
Knife, Fork & Spoon
Sea to Summit T6 Alloy
The simplest French knife which was given to me by Melanie Graff.
Olympus Pen 2/3 camera, twin lens kit
I’m taking my old trusty phone, with no bells and whistles.