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Frank Angerano

What do you have on your bike or with you before you hit the trails?

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Good info in this thread.

Prior to reading: tow strap, headlamp, folding saw, first-aid kit, bungee cords, radio(walkie-talkie) and beer.

After reading this thread: Small multi-tool, jump box; bug spray; added eye wash to first-aid kit, .22LR pocket pistol.

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I have personal survival supplies in a little zippered shaving kit in an aluminum chest tied strapped to rack (padded with pool noodles to eliminate vibrations, pool noodles are split to wrap around rack tubes … so also double as kneeling pads). there is foldable saw. small hand held butane torch (fuck the matches), magnifying glass, multi-tool, one of those light weight reflective blankets, small bottle of hand sanitizer for cleaning skin scrapes, sanitizing pads, bandages, acetaminophen, ibuprofen.  my asthma meds,  Additionally I carry water and typically granola bars.  bug dope, bug hat, small tarp, roll of nylon twine/chord, hatchet, gallon of gas.  channel locks, adjustable wrench (need a metric socket set in there), 2 sizes of blade and Philips screw drivers.  spare wire, wire crimp tubes, wire stripper crimper, electrical tape, head band led flash light, spare fuses, no spare spark plug (need to remedy that), nothing for tires (need to resolve that), spare tie downs, (1 is 3 ton so can double as tow strap in pinch or mini come-along), of course have the winch.  I also carry a telescoping fishing rod 5' with an ice fishing reel (small) and a few bits of tackle... both for discovered fishing spots or to fee me if really stuck and water near by.

for my phone, as you can tell by my pic I am outdoors Winter, phones die so I bought a water proof neck strap... keep phone warm inside my jacket... screen allows for txting through the plastic.... my 12 volt accessories plug is dead need to replace so I carry a spare phone battery bank.  for GPS I generally use my phone, it is not ideal but better things to spend money on right now than the Garmin which I would love to have (have been lost in northern Ontario bush … not fun)… so I stick to well known or well travelled areas.

a friend told me once that getting a tube to insert into a dead tire, is good enough over a new tire, but is that really a field repair?  

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Air compressor, straps/recovery gear, flashlight, plug kit, basic tools and emergency blanket

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Wow!

you guys pack quite A bit.

back when I road,I just brought money for gas & food.

was thinking of maybe bringing so T-P and a strap.

Wife is coming with me,and I know how she packs!!

we will need a trailer just for her extra stuff!

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Lol. Today’s items that we all pack are much smaller.  When I rode w my friends back in the day it was gas and spark plugs.  After that it was throw it in the truck! 

But todays items like compressors, plug kits jumper packs etc are easy to take a long. Plus the new bags that they have to mount on your bike to store this shit are so cool and easy.  

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4 minutes ago, Frank Angerano said:

Lol. Today’s items that we all pack are much smaller.  When I rode w my friends back in the day it was gas and spark plugs.  After that it was throw it in the truck! 

But todays items like compressors, plug kits jumper packs etc are easy to take a long. Plus the new bags that they have to mount on your bike to store this shit are so cool and easy.  

well since mine is not new anymore,I might need to bring along a few extra.

last time on leagle  trails was 1995,since then it's just been ran on side roads in the country,not far from home

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