Central western Russia

Central western Russia


BICYCLE: Surly 1×1 steel frame equipped with Rohloff gear hub, Brooks B17 Titanium saddleSchwalbe Marathon Plus tyres, bar ends, odometer, mirror, bike lock & keys, water bottle cages, water bottles, pump, bungee straps, dry bag, handle bar bag, font & rear panniers, Surly front & rear racks, front & rear mud guards, front & rear lights & batteries, bell, flags.

BIKE TOOL KIT: kit bag, multi tool (knife, pliers, wire cutters, screw drivers +/-, metal file), knife sharpener, sprocket remover, cool tool (adjustable spanner, chain breaker), hex keys, spoke key, tire levers, puncture repair kit, chain lube, grease, rags.

BIKE SPARE PARTS: 1 tire, 2-3 tubes, 6 spokes & nipples, gear cables, brake pads, break cables, cable ends, housing ends, chain links, chain coupling pins, zip ties, nuts & bolts.


GENERAL: tent, ground sheet, *summer sleeping bag, *alpine sleeping bag, inner sheet, sleeping mat, headlamp & batteries, *mosquito net, mosquito head net.

COOKING: Primus OmniFuel stove, Primus EtaPower Pot, stove shield, fuel bottle, cup, tea strainer, CamelBak Better Bottle™ Stainless Insulated water bottles, Katadyn water filter, water bladders, oil container, Ziploc bags, knife (multi-tool), fork & spoon, matches & container (film canister).

*seasonal equipment

Central western Russia

Central western Russia


1st LAYER: Wilderness Wear thin wool socks, *Wilderness Wear thick wool socks, *thermal inner gloves, *wool mitts, *Wilderness Wear wool thermal tops, *Wilderness Wear wool thermal pants, underwear.

2nd LAYER: *Mont Icicle Jacket (down jacket), Mont Lifestyle Shirt, Mont Adventure Light Pants, Mont Adventure Light Shorts, hat, *beanie, *neck warmer, *balaclava, *fleece jacket, belt, cycling gloves.

3rd LAYER: Julbo Race sunglasses, Gore-Tex jacket, Gore-Tex pants, waterproof gloves.

FOOT WEAR: Keen sandals, bike shoes, *hike boots.

*cold climate only


Canon XA10 camcorder, MacBook Air 11″, LaCie Rugged Triple hard drive, RØDE NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone, RØDE Lavalier Microphone,  Suunto Core All Black watchLexar® Platinum II SDHC™ Cards

12 Watt Sunlinq Folding Solar Power Panel, Powertraveller Powergorilla battery pack

Protective bags: Crumpler 8 Million Dollar Home camera bagCrumpler Haven camera pouchCrumpler All and Sundry cable pouchCrumpler Fug laptop sleeve.

Western Mongolia

Western Mongolia


NAVIGATION: Suunto M-3 Global compass, waterproof map case, maps.

PERSONAL EFFECTS: money belt, wallet, passport, passport photos (visas), visas, credit card, bank card, money – local & $US, vaccination card, glasses, rope & case, journal/note/log book, address book, pen, sketch pad, pen & ink kit, book.

TOILETRIES: toothbrush, soap, etc.

SURVIVAL: Respro pollution mask, dehydrated food, flint, sewing kit, whistle, rope.

FIRST-AID KIT: to be posted