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    My first overnight trip...what am I forgetting?

    Planning for my first overnight trip, here are a few details.

    1. 65miles one way, 130miles rd trip(Mississippi River Trail) via FATBIKE.
    2. Last known fresh water stop will be 30miles in so I'll go at least 70miles only having the water I can carry. (100oz camel back, 3x20oz water bottles)
    3. Camping is primitave (no water source or electricity), I'll have my Hubba Hubba Tent.
    4. Were leaving at 7am (temp about 65, mid 80's by noon).

    - Here is my packing list thus far, see anything I'm missing?
    - See something that could make my trip more enjoyable but not weigh a ton?


    Small candle
    Matches
    Clothes pins 4x
    Zip lock bags gallon size 2x
    Flip flops (***** bath in river)
    Small light for tent
    Headlamp (on helmet)
    Handlebar light
    Multitool
    Hygiene kit
    Water 3x20oz bottles
    Almonds
    Sweets (jelly beans)
    4x gu packets
    2x chomps
    Bug Spray
    MRE meals (donít want to have to mess with a fire or stove, these have heaters to warm it up)
    Change of socks, shirt, cycling shorts
    Air Pump
    Spare tube/patch kit
    Tent
    Sleep mat/bag
    Small Towel
    Camel back (mule)100oz
    Cell phone charger pack

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    Looks like a great list to me. Hope you have a great time. One of my favorite things to bring is my newtrent battery for my phone. Lets me use gps apps all day and watch a movie in the tent at night or if you get rained into the tent for an extended time you have all the juice you need. This is the one I have. Their site looks like they may be making a new version. Amazon.com: New Trent iCarrier IMP120D - External Battery Charger/Power Bank Pack/iPhone Charger, 12000mAh, 5V 3.1A Dual USB Ports for iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini, iPhone 5/4S /4, iPod Touch; Samsung Galaxy Note 2, S4/S3/S2; Google Nexus 10/7/4, HTC ONE se
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    A Couple of water purifications tabsin case your water suply is lost.
    http://www.campingsurvival.com/milwatpurtab.html

    Small bottle of Chain lubricant

    Instant coffee, cup, and a few pieces of chocolate :-)

    Depending on the kind of multitool on your list:
    multitool with knife, newer now when it comes handy
    http://m.campingsurvival.com/lesuto300mu.html
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    Bike multitool

    Small first aid kit

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    A good pistol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan67 View Post
    A good pistol?
    Isn't that only for blind riders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan67 View Post
    A good pistol?
    Ya know...I'm actually considered this....still debating it. I have a permit to carry, we will be camping in a remote location.

    I'm military so I think I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.

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    I would not know, I am from Denmark :-)

    But what I do know is that it is better to be prepared and not need it, then need it and not be prepared :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Cerveza View Post
    I would not know, I am from Denmark :-)

    But what I do know is that it is better to be prepared and not need it, then need it and not be prepared :-)

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    Be prepared and plan around as much as one can based on law enforcement statistics and hope your judgment call was the correct one. Like avoid Luxembourg at night, the locals from Lux are great (all five of them) but the rest is just scum of the earth immigrants from all around doing what ever they can to not follow any law or moral ethics.

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    Screw the hand gun.... where's the booze?!? :P
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    +1 ;^)

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    Food looks a little light...plan on 250-300 calories per hour of riding plus dinner and breakfast. Also, anytime you use MRE's or bring a stove, you'll consume more water. 160 oz may be cutting it close depending on whether you're like a camel or not. Bring tablets just in case assuming you have a treatable water source. I'd skip the spare shorts...riding 2 days in a pair of shorts is no biggie, just bring a few wet wipes to clean up in the evening and turn your shorts inside out to dry overnight.
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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