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    Survival Tips. What U packing?

    I saw these two postings on a Thread I started and thought we could all share our "Survival Tips."

    Post 'em if you have 'em.
    ~azm

    I carry extra zip ties, and I have Knotted a tube with a hole because no one was around to help.
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    For Arizona:
    Water
    tube
    patch kit
    advil
    water
    TP
    knife
    water
    Cliff bars, or tortillas and beef jerky
    Hemostats for pulling out cactus needles
    a raincoat during monsoon season
    Phone
    GPS (which is now my phone too)
    Sunglasses
    sunscreen

    Colorado:
    All the above, plus enough variety of outwear to deal with rain, snow, burning heat, and freezing cold, all in the same ride.

    I have a big pack.

    Edit: Oh yeah, I carry some zip ties too, and a multitool. I have heard that a little duct tape is good to have, but don't do that, yet.
    Edit 2: Forgot about my pump. I used to carry a tire pump and a shock pump, but never really need shock adjustments on the trail. So now I keep the shock pump in the back of my car for preride adjusting only.
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    ^^Kudos^^ I see a couple of things I am going to add...

    What is with all the TP talkers?

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    I do like the TP in the seatpost idea - not sure on the $20 though - I'd hate to have to keep raiding the bikes when I need some cash.

    My favorite is the little single use packets (the ones that are typically in a work/job medical box) of antibiotic cream. The one time I had gotten rashed there was enough cream to "clean" the area, and then leave a nice protective layer on to keep the bleeding down.
    Yes, I'm the crazy christmas guy!

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    I will add some of the things I don't see above.

    Matchstick heads (for bugs)
    Gorilla Tape
    Lots of TP
    She Wee
    Presta/Shraeder adapter
    Quick link
    Bandana (used for many things, like running out of TP)

    Brenda

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    Oh yeah, forgot about the quick link. Good one.
    What's She Wee?

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    I've been collecting things more and more this is what I have been carrying lately, mainly learning from the "dohs" on the trail. I have been able to fit these comfortably in my Mule...

    Gorilla Tape
    Zip Ties
    Patch kit
    Extra Tube
    Extra Der. hanger
    2 Tire Irons
    Quick link
    Park tool with chain breaker
    Extra allens
    Stubby phillips (for adjusting der)
    1 Long Der cable
    Leatherman
    Bike pump
    Presta adapter (for the presta users that need to use my pump)
    Cliff bar(s)
    Travel kit baby wipes (can work for TP, cleaning hands/ bike)
    Lighter

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    Oh yeah, I have a der hanger and leatherman too!

    Mr. Steve, you won't need a She Wee cuz yours is built in!
    It is a device that allows women to "go" without dropping trou.


    EDIT to add extra bottle of home brew....non alcoholic.
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    I'll add a couple items to the list:

    I wrapped a bunch of duct tape around my tire pump.
    Comb for cactus
    Small first aid kit
    Small flash light

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    Learned from Cenobite...I now carry something called a "boot"...a couple of them. Cut out piece of plastic milk jug the size of a baseball card for tubeless tears. Put on inside of ripped tire and then put in a tube - enough to get you home.

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    Glad I'm getting yet another new pack. Adding to Kubo's list...
    Schrader Valve Tube
    Presta Tube.
    First Aid Kit- check out adventure medical- great company ultra compact and light
    Latex Gloves
    Shot blocks, Sharkies, EmergenC
    Old Tee Shirt- cleanup, sling, tourniquet, ect
    UNIVERSAL Derailleur hanger
    Asprin- good for heart issues as well as pain
    Extra 20oz+ water- mainly for tourons but have used myself after I drained my bladder
    Dog Deuce bags- the little bags to pick up dog sh*t also are great little trash bags and are awesome to get the blown, slimed tube back without trashing your pack and are free at most trailheads!
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you’ll crash.
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    nevermind... I forgot its summer and people don't have a sense of humor
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    Quote Originally Posted by woahey View Post
    Glad I'm getting yet another new pack. Adding to Kubo's list...
    Schrader Valve Tube
    Presta Tube.
    First Aid Kit- check out adventure medical- great company ultra compact and light
    Latex Gloves
    Shot blocks, Sharkies, EmergenC
    Old Tee Shirt- cleanup, sling, tourniquet, ect
    UNIVERSAL Derailleur hanger
    Asprin- good for heart issues as well as pain
    Extra 20oz+ water- mainly for tourons but have used myself after I drained my bladder
    Dog Deuce bags- the little bags to pick up dog sh*t also are great little trash bags and are awesome to get the blown, slimed tube back without trashing your pack and are free at most trailheads!
    I forgot about the first aid kit. That could come in handy with my riding style

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    i've been carrying a very small.22 cal with me. Its invaluable for protecting against MTBR summer doldrums.

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    Tea and Crumpets

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    This is is what I carry in my pack from 20+ years of riding in the southwest. I have it packed all into a small stuff sack that can be easily transferred to different size packs depending on the length and location of of trail and season.



    Quote Originally Posted by AzMntBkr1 View Post
    I saw these two postings on a Thread I started and thought we could all share our "Survival Tips."

    Post 'em if you have 'em.
    ~azm

    I carry extra zip ties, and I have Knotted a tube with a hole because no one was around to help.
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    Toilet paper stashed in a zip lock bag.

    Duct tape.

    Tube and basic tools.

    Rain gear or warm long sleeved layer.

    Cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    This is is what I carry in my pack from 20+ years of riding in the southwest. I have it packed all into a small stuff sack that can be easily transferred to different size packs depending on the length and location of of trail and season.
    All that AND a computer mouse! You got it ALL!!!..........D

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    i carry a couple random tools, extra tube, co2 canister, small first aid kit, phone/gps, clif bars, a multi tool, PARACORD!!!!!! (550lb rated) and water sunglasses, bandana...everything fits in my camelback
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    This is is what I carry in my pack from 20+ years of riding in the southwest. I have it packed all into a small stuff sack that can be easily transferred to different size packs depending on the length and location of of trail and season.
    ...and a computer mouse?!?! WTF!?
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    LOL... I was wondering if anyone was going to notice the micro mouse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    All that AND a computer mouse! You got it ALL!!!..........D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    This is is what I carry in my pack from 20+ years of riding in the southwest.
    Hey Epic, did you ever think of strapping one of these onto the back of your bike?
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    I just carry Barry with me He brings EVERYTHING!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave9 View Post
    I just carry Barry with me He brings EVERYTHING!!!
    He is ready for a zombie attack. Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMntBkr1 View Post
    ^^Kudos^^ I see a couple of things I am going to add...

    What is with all the TP talkers?
    Have you ever looked around for something to wipe with, and all you can see is cholla, prickly pear, saguaro, agave, mesquite, and catspaw? Thats when you wind up riding home with no socks...and put tp in your pack when you get home.
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you’ll crash.
    - Julie Furtado

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