The Gear

Packed for Comfort! It’s a Long Way

There’s just something satisfying about putting lists together, so I wanted to share a nice extensive one of what I’ll be bringing with me. I’ve gone over it probably about 50 times now and should have just about everything, but if you notice anything missing, please let me know!!

You can bet my 4 and a 1/2 paniers will be packed to the brim. That said, the space is limited, and I’ve had to make a few tough cuts in to order to ensure that it all still weighs a reasonable amount, that I’ll be able to drag my way up the Rockies with. That said, I’m a bit mind blown that all of this fits.




Bike Stuff
  • The bike – Fuji Touring Disc (probably good to bring hey)
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Bike tool kit
  • Pliers
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Bike lock
  • Extra tube
  • Chain lubricant
  • Back panniers (x2)
  • Front panniers (x2)
  • Handlebar bag
  • Bungee cords
  • Straps
  • Gloves
  • Bottles (x5)


  • Tent (Spark 3 from MEC)
  • Tent footbed
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Compact pillow
  • Bunch of rope
  • Carabiner
  • Clothespins
  • Duct tape
  • Cleaning brush


Fun fact, I had bought the North Face “Storm Breaker 1”, a one person tent. I set it up in my living room, only to realize that I could not even sit up in it without my head hitting the top. For 3 months worth of camping, that might be a little tough. The Spark 3 will feel like luxury compared to that.


  • Pocket knife
  • Cutlery
  • Pot
  • Stove piece
  • Lighters x2
  • Fuel mixture bottle
  • Dishsoap
  • Dish cloth
  • Compact bowl
  • Travel mug
  • Extra ziplock bags


  • Almonds
  • Peanut butter
  • Bread
  • Cliff bars
  • Mr. Noodles (you gotta do what you gotta do)
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Tea
  • Vitamins
  • Electrolytes
  • Fruit


  • T-shirts
  • Hoodie
  • Fleece
  • Rain jacket
  • Pants
  • Sweat pants
  • Biking shorts
  • Regular ol shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Socks
  • Boxers
  • Casual shoes
  • Bike shoes
  • Flip flops


  • Phone
  • Earphones
  • Laptop + case
  • GoPro + mounts
  • Lens cleaner
  • Apple Watch
  • Battery pack
  • Portable solar panel (Anker 21W)
  • Wall plugs (x2)
  • Bunch of charger cables


  • First aid kit
  • Bear spray (hopefully won’t have to use that…)
  • Head lamp
  • Compass
  • Whistle


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wet wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Q-tips
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Portable shower bag
  • Shavers
  • Microfibre towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe vera
  • Toiler paper
  • Garden shovel (hey, I told you this would an extensive list…)


  • Felt / pen
  • House keys
  • Wallet + IDs
  • Coins for laundromats
  • Cleaning rag
  • Plastic bags
  • Dry sacks (x3)
  • Bug spray
  • Day pack


Annnnd that should be about it! Very slowly, but surely, it’s come together.

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8 Responses

  1. Quel beau projet ! Bravo Alexis !
    Prête à suivre tes aventures 🙂
    Agnès Barbot

  2. Salut Alexis, une magnifique aventure en perspective, bon courage pour les derniers préparatifs mais je vois que tu as déjà bien avancé ! 🙂

  3. Dear Alexis,
    Great trip and great project!
    Of course I’ll follow and support you throughout this fantastic trip!
    The link to this blog is already placed in a strategic position on my mobile’s screen 😉.
    I look forward to hearing from you!!
    (Hope you appreciate my efforts to write in English 😅)
    Yves, as big fan and godfather

  4. Bravo Alexis, quel aventurier ! On en profite pour te souhaiter un très joyeux anniversaire ! Quelle bonne idée de s’offrir un trek de 3 mois pour son anniversaire 😀
    Alors Vancouver-Terre Neuve : c’est hyper ambitieux non?
    Le lien est dans nos favoris, on va suivre tes aventures avec plaisir !!

  5. Waouh ! Quelle organisation ! Nous ne manquerons de suivre tout ton voyage ! Bravo pour ce beau challenge ! Bises de nous 5. Have fun and enjoy !

  6. -solar powered lamp collapsible, they are very small and light weight and can hang in your tent nicely.
    -maybe some dehydrated foods including dehydrated fruits. ; rice or quinua to cook; collapsible fishing pole?
    -water filter?? they make small ones
    -I am not one for medicines, but you may want to include imodium AD, they came in packets, in case you get any bad water
    -snake bite kit, just in case.
    -not sure if they have mountain lions, guessing they do, not a bad idea to have a can of hair spray and a lighter handy when you are biking- you can use the lighter and then spray the can and it will be a stream of flame at what ever you need to do to scare something away. just a thought. never underestimate wild animals.
    -looking forward to following you on your trip!
    -they make hats with slip on for nighttime vision or just flashlight in case you get stuck out in the middle of the night.
    -I have camped out in the Rockies for 3 months, even horse packed by myself. I encountered snow and ice in some places so be prepared… there are a lot of mountains in Canada.(they make really light weight and foldable ice things you wear on the bottom of your sneakers or boots (you can literally run on ice) wish I had had those on my trip. 🙂
    -how long will you be gone?

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