Bikepacking


Me before ultralight bikepacking and closeup of bike. Pannier rear set and homemade center box with all equipment and bike gear, weight 40 to 45lbs.


Me ultralight bikepacking and closeup of bike. Weight of all homemade containers, straps and equipment, 21 lbs.


Closeup of bike, showing location of equipment. Bungee cords are used to fasten equipment to the bike. With the bike load like this it was very evenly balanced.


My Current Ultralight Bikepacking List

The Bike
33 lb ------- Schwinn Mesa GS Mountain Bike

Bike Gear -------- 20.0 oz
-------------- Thudbuster Uni-Pivot Suspension Seatpost – on bike
-------------- Blackburn rear trail rack – on bike
-------------- Sleepingbag holder – on bike
-------------- Cyclocomputer – on bike
10.5 oz ---- cycling helmet
-------------- 1 water bottle cage – on bike
-------------- 1 large size water bottle cage – on bike
4.0 --------- 7 bungee cords
3.5 --------- cargo holder
2.0 --------- 4 Velcro straps

Bike Tools and Repair ------ 43.75 oz
6.5 -------- Cool Tool
4.75 ------ Blackburn Kamikaze Mtn Bike Pump
1.5 ------- chain lube – 1 oz. bottle
19.0 ------ 1 spare knobby tire
7.0 ------- 1 spare tube
2.0 ------- tire patch kit
1.0 ------- extra spokes
2.0 ------- bike gear holder

Cooking Gear ------ 16. 5 oz
0.5 ------- open container stove
1.0 ------- 1 fuel bottle
3.0 ------- 1 quart aluminun
pan
1.5 -------- pot holder
1.0 -------- metal spoon
6.0 ------- SafeWater Inline Filter with platypus waterbag and tubing
3.5 -------- 2 water bottle

Camping Gear ------ 108.25 oz
23.5 ------- Tarp – 68 inch by 92 inch – with 8 aluminum stakes
7.25 ------- Ground Sheet – 38 inch by 88 inch
3 lbs. ----- North Face Over Easy Polarguard sleeping bag
26.5 ------- Therm-a-Rest Pad – size
2.0 -------- Space Blanket
1.0 -------- nylon rope – 30 feet

Survival Gear and First Aid Kit ------ 26.75 oz
6.0 -------- Atwater Carey First Aid Kit
0.5 --------
2 photon lights, yellow and blue
5.5 -------- Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool
1.25 ------- Compass
13.5 ------- Book and maps

Misc. Gear ------ 21.25 oz
7.5 -----
Endeavor 210x Zoom Camera and pouch
1.5 ------- 2 rolls of film
2.0 ------- waterproof wallet
9.0 ------- lightweight backpack
1.0 ------- plastic bags
.25 ------- pen

Repair Kits ------ 2.25 oz
2.0 ------ electricians tape
.25 ------ sewing kit

Clothing - Bike ------ 19.25 oz
6.5 ------ 1 Trek mountain bike shorts – worn, not carry
7.0 ------ 1 coolmax short sleeve T-shirt – worn, not carry
5.75 ----- 4 thin nylon socks – 1 pair worn, not carry

Clothing – Street ------ 7.0 oz
7.0 ------ 1 polyester dress shirt

Clothing - Cold Weather ------ 49.0 oz
25.0 ----- Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket
13.0 ----- Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Pants
11.0 ----- lightweight long sleeve polypropylene turtleneck shirt

Foot Wear ------ 30.0 oz
30.0 ----- One Sport Vitess – worn, not carry

Personal -------- 8.0 oz
1.0 ------ bandanna
1.0 ------ shampoo
.5 -------- travel tooth brush
.5 -------- travel size tooth paste tube
.25 ------ 2 disposable razors
1.5 ------ travel size shaving cream can
2.0 ------ sun screen
.25 ------ lip balm
1.0 ------ toilet paper

Total weight of equipment and clothing ------ 307.25 oz ------ 19 lb 3.25 oz

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