Gear

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Packing List

Clothing (Dan)

  • 3 merino t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve merino base layer
  • 1 pair long johns/thermal pants
  • 2 pair padded shorts for cycling
  • 1 pair merino lounging pants
  • 1 pair hiking pants
  • 1 pair hiking shorts
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket
  • 1 fleece jumper
  • 1 pair biking gloves
  • 1 pair running shoes
  • 1 pair flip flops
  • 1 baseball cap
  • 3 pairs of merino socks
  • 3 pairs of merino underwear

Clothing (Erika)

  • 2 moisture-wicking t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve merino thermal shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 merino sweater
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket
  • 1 long sleeve thin moisture-wicking shirt
  • 3 tank tops combo of linen, rayon, elastane material
  • 1 pair padded cycling shorts
  • 1 pair padded 3/4 length cycling pants
  • 1 pair merino thermal pants
  • 1 pair loungy/exercise pants
  • 2 pairs of comfy shorts for bed/off the bike
  • 1 pair of yoga pants
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 4 pairs of merino socks
  • 4 pairs of merino underwear
  • 2 sports bras
  • 1 pair of cycling gloves
  • 1 light/running type baseball cap

Camping

Cooking

  • Trangia alcohol stove with frying pan, 2 bowls, kettle, colander top
  • lightweight cook pot that I found at an opp shop
  • Small cutting board
  • 2 sporks with bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Metal tongs
  • Peeler
  • Wooden spoon
  • 2 camping mugs
  • Pot scrubber

Electronics

  • 1 GoPro Hero 6
  • 1 GoPro combined selfie stick/tripod
  • 1 Canon Powershot Camera
  • 1 Macbook Pro
  • 1 iPad mini
  • 1 Kindle
  • 1 cellphone
  • 1 portable charger
  • 1 portable hard drive
  • 1 20w solar power charger
  • 1 Dynamo hub charger

Bike Tools

  • 1 Multitool
  • 1 extra set of hex keys for when we are split up
  • 1 adjustable wrench
  • 1 set of wrenches that came with Erika’s bike
  • U-links
  • Chain breaker tool
  • Spare brake cable for Dan’s bike
  • Spare gear cable
  • 2 Spare tubes
  • Spare screws
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 pair of lightweight gloves
  • Lubricant
  • Toothbrush for cleaning chain
  • Rag for cleaning
  • A bunch of zip ties
  • duct tape

Other items

  • Toiletry bag with soap, toothpaste, deodorant etc in small quanitities
  • 1 first aid kit
  • 2 books
  • 2 passports
Nallo GT
“Wild camping” in Dan’s parents backyard

Tent

Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT

Relative to everything else we own, we splurged the most on our tent; after all, it’s going to be our home for the foreseeable future. We originally owned a Denali 2 man tent but there was only enough space for us to both lie down in the tent with barely enough room to store our panniers. Also, we noticed that small holes started to appear in the meshing after using it for a while. So we researched our ideal tent with 2 things in mind: quality materials and enough space to live comfortably and store all of our belongings (a bonus if we could store the bikes in it somehow).

The Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT ticks all these boxes for us and more.

First of all, this tent is really well constructed. The fabric of the tent has comfortably endured a lot of conditions we’ve camped in. The stitching, aluminium poles, pegging and guying points and other details are very well constructed. The tent is very breathable, offering multiple ventilation options which include several windows and even the ability to remove the whole front vestibule.

Pitching the tent is easy and quick. Basically it’s 3 steps: peg the tent down at the base, insert 3 poles, peg the rest of it. Packing up the tent is just as easy – you pretty much just roll it up.

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Storage space was a really winner with the Nallo 3 GT. We can comfortably sleep in the inner tent area without being shoulder to shoulder like in our old tent. The vestibule is enough to hold all of our packed panniers and can even fit both of our bikes. When we’re not storing our things in the vestibule, we can cook under it or use it as a spare room when we both want our own space.

So, would we recommend Hilleberg for your adventure? Absolutely, yes!