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    ... and if we just ... What's in our camelbak?

    In another thread I started a few days ago, bikers often hint at what they put in their Camelbak.
    So let's see what's inside!


    Here is my list:

    tubes
    1 foldable tire
    tire levers
    pump
    multi tool
    leatherman supertool
    camera + batteries
    binoculars
    GPS or compass + altimeter
    maps
    phone
    notebook + pen
    petzl myo xp + cat eye rear light
    money
    extra water in summer
    a rope and carabiners because in some areas they can be useful

    Then there are clothes that change depending on the season and place, there may be a swimsuit and a towel or a heavier jacket.
    I've probably forgotten something...

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    I have a Camelbak Lobo ( like to pack light), lacking a little room but it fits my needs for small adventures.

    Tube
    tire levers
    phone
    money & info
    multi tool
    and the occasional rotten banana that i forgot about haha

    ~cheers

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    Heres my contents.

    1.Chloroform
    2.duct tape
    3.2 x wigs
    4. 2 x hand cuffs
    5. thumb cuff
    6. lube
    7. lighter n ligher fluid
    8. compact movie camera
    9. stockings
    10. zip ties, over sized
    11. bowie knife and scalpel
    12. leather mask and gimp mask
    13. police badge
    14, change of clothes
    15. 12ft of rope
    16. fold up military spade
    17. disposable shaver and tube of cream
    18. ball gag
    19. compact tape recorder.
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Rotten bananas? They are the best!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Heres my contents.

    1.Chloroform
    2.duct tape
    3.2 x wigs
    4. 2 x had cuffs
    5. thumb cuff
    6. lube
    7. lighter n ligher fluid
    8. compact movie camera
    9. stockings
    10. zip ties, over sized
    11. bowie knife and scalpel
    12. leather mask and gimp mask
    13. police badge
    14, change of clothes
    15. 12ft of rope
    16. fold up military spade
    17. disposable shaver and tube of cream
    18. ball gag
    19. compact tape recorder.
    You can ride with me anytime mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskywolf View Post
    You can ride with me anytime mate.
    Husky mate, lifes only just started for you friend, you dont wanna disappear just yet do you?
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Heres my contents.

    1.Chloroform
    2.duct tape
    3.2 x wigs
    4. 2 x hand cuffs
    5. thumb cuff
    6. lube
    7. lighter n ligher fluid
    8. compact movie camera
    9. stockings
    10. zip ties, over sized
    11. bowie knife and scalpel
    12. leather mask and gimp mask
    13. police badge
    14, change of clothes
    15. 12ft of rope
    16. fold up military spade
    17. disposable shaver and tube of cream
    18. ball gag
    19. compact tape recorder.

    My English is far from perfection, but it seems to me a list with some extravagant article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toscano View Post
    My English is far from perfection, but it seems to me a list with some extravagant article...
    Bonjour Toscano, Always be prepared, you never know i might run into a French tourist.....
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Vous avez raison, mais je suis italien
    ...French usually beat the police, Italians even worse...

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    cr%p paper, e-pen, tube, pump, multi tool, quick link, tire levers, bandana, 2 gu chomp packs, bladder ful of gu brew or gatorade powdered drink cut by half strength. sometimes I throw in there the HD cam and DSLR pod, but usually just a mini cam on the sternum strap.

    Large Osprey Manta pack.

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    Inflatable midget sex doll (schrader valve)

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddytire View Post
    Pump
    Snacks
    Inflatable midget sex doll
    LOL, great thinking, always take up less space the midget sex dolls, not to mention a lot less blowing up if your in a hurry, your ahead of your times muddytire
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    -Tool roll (spare tube, patch kit+boot, levers, multi tool, pump)
    -Small waterproof first aid kit
    -Shock pump
    -Water and food of some kind
    -Layers, depending on the weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddytire View Post
    Pump
    Snacks
    Inflatable midget sex doll (schrader valve)
    Formidable equipment!!!!
    Also excellent choice about valve. I can see that choosing a midget doll you are a biker who is careful about weight...

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    From a recent photo session:

    What's in our camelbak?-verve_comp.jpg

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    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Heres my contents.

    1.Chloroform
    2.duct tape
    3.2 x wigs
    4. 2 x hand cuffs
    5. thumb cuff
    6. lube
    7. lighter n ligher fluid
    8. compact movie camera
    9. stockings
    10. zip ties, over sized
    11. bowie knife and scalpel
    12. leather mask and gimp mask
    13. police badge
    14, change of clothes
    15. 12ft of rope
    16. fold up military spade
    17. disposable shaver and tube of cream
    18. ball gag
    19. compact tape recorder.
    You forgot two things:
    20. extra large tub of anal lube
    21. fist-shaped dildo

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    I carry a first aid kit. I like patching people up
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    Some months ago I was in an italian forum, it was really boring, but this one is on another planet...!!!
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    First aid stuff in a ziplock
    CO2 pump and cartridge
    tube
    patches
    multi-tool
    pepper spray on the shoulder strap (for people like Tone's.. or as a last ditch effort to get a cougar off me)
    knife
    goo & a cliff bar or 2
    layers/jacket depending on weather and remoteness/length of ride
    emergency blanket (foil like one that weighs nothing)
    fire flint and vaseline soaked cotton balls in a pill case
    duct tape wrapped around the pill case in case I need any
    a roll of electrical tape on a strap on the outside of my pack
    cell phone
    wallet
    keys
    GPS
    map (depending on the trail, don't need one at some local spots)
    compass (depending on the trail)
    ~4 feet of thin line
    camera (depending on the trail, usually my phone is good enough)
    toilet paper in a baggy
    bandana (awesome to wet and wrap around your neck when the sun is frying your neck)
    zip ties
    plastic bag rolled up tight with a rubber band
    individually packed wet wipes

    not in my pack but.. 2 beers in a cooler in my car. 1 for me and 1 for anyone else I may meet that day. If friends are going I bring a handful of beers.

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    In my Camelbak I always carry,

    cell phone
    tubes, 1-26", 1-29"
    multi tool
    master link
    toilet paper
    a few baggies
    pump
    co2
    patch kit
    zip ties
    rag
    wet wipes
    tire levers

    This sounds like a lot, but doesn't
    take up very much room.

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    Wow, compared to the rest of you I travel light. Here's what's in my 14-year-old Mule, besides water:

    Alien II multi tool
    Three tire levers (metal, I'm old school)
    Spare inner tube
    Air pressure gauge
    Cell phone
    Energy bars
    Car Keys
    Wallet

    I have my pump attached to the frame of my bike.

    I also wear a bandana around my neck and have used it several times in the past to help wrap up lacerations and other assorted boo-boos. It also comes in handy when you stop next to a stream...cool water on the back of your neck in the summer reeeeeealy feels good!

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    Hydration pouch
    Multi-tool
    Sog Mini Aegis
    Lighter
    Extra tube
    Tire levers
    M&P9 Shield
    Armordillo Concealment IWB holster
    Extra magazine
    Phone/ID/Keys
    Garmin Etrex 30

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    I thought you meant like...what is growing in the hydro pack.....

    I left one with gatoraid mixed in at the end of the year, stayed in the closet until spring....I did not open it when I found it.

    Science experiment gone wrong! black & green inside....

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    tire levers
    shock pump
    regular pump
    co2 cartridges w inflator
    tube
    patch kit
    sram master link
    shimano chain pins
    jolly ranchers
    cliff bars
    gu
    multi tool
    blue shop towels (have used these for toilet paper, not friendly on the arse)
    small led flashlight and rear light incase i am out too late

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    Quote Originally Posted by toscano View Post
    In another thread I started a few days ago, bikers often hint at what they put in their Camelbak.
    So let's see what's inside!


    Here is my list:

    tubes
    1 foldable tire
    tire levers
    pump
    multi tool
    leatherman supertool
    camera + batteries
    binoculars
    GPS or compass + altimeter
    maps
    phone
    notebook + pen
    petzl myo xp + cat eye rear light
    money
    extra water in summer
    a rope and carabiners because in some areas they can be useful

    Then there are clothes that change depending on the season and place, there may be a swimsuit and a towel or a heavier jacket.
    I've probably forgotten something...
    OP, you forgot the kitchen sink.

    Seriously you bring all this. Are you packing for a week out on the trail.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Tone's, you take packing to a whole new level. I probably don't even want to know what's in your car. Although you probably have a van with dark windows or none at all given your supply list.

    tire levers
    pump
    co2 cartridges
    couple of multi-tools
    jacket
    patch kit
    food
    baby wipes..cleans up mud, grease and other stuff.
    camera
    phone
    ID card in case I can't remember who I am or who I belong to with a list of medications.

    I keep a change of clothes in my car along with a full size tire pump and a couple of extra spare inner tubes. Fat bike inner tubes barely fit in the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    OP, you forgot the kitchen sink.

    Seriously you bring all this. Are you packing for a week out on the trail.
    A sink? Next time...
    I am a biker who uses his bike to visit wild places, I do not care about performance. My rides are few but long, often from morning to sunset. My list consists of normal things.

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    Is this topic brand specific? I don't have a Camelback just a generic hydrator with a 1.5l bladder and that's all it can hold. The rest of the stuff I keep in the saddle pouch:

    - spare inner tube
    - two commonly used allen key sizes
    - a mini dual screwdriver
    - a spare batteries for my LED blinkers and flashlight
    - velcro straps
    - 10 spare zip ties
    - and a pump strapped on the handlebar
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    I think "Camelback" is being used like you'd use "Kleenex" to refer to a tissue.

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    Besides all of the stuff you guys have listened, here's something I did a few years ago.
    I went down to the local pet store and had dog tags made and put on my camelback in case someone finds me knocked out on the trail.
    On one side it says "I.C.E." a commone term for emergency personnel for "In Case of Emergency."
    On the other side is has my wife's mobile number and our ho,e number.
    Luckily I've never had them used, but its nice to know someone has access to that info, since I keep my mobile phone password protected.

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    spare tube
    pump
    shock pump
    gps tracker/ phone
    wallet
    snacks- depending on ride length
    scabs- easy tire patches
    tire irons
    allen wrenches needed
    change of glasses- light or dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany1 View Post
    Tone's, you take packing to a whole new level. I probably don't even want to know what's in your car. Although you probably have a van with dark windows or none at all given your supply list.

    I agree... dark windows or none sometimes can be very useful ...

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    Used to carry in my Osprey (before ditching it for a bottle and an Awesome Strap):

    Park IB-2
    Park mini chain brute
    Park 15g spoke wrench
    Quick link
    Zip tie
    Duct tape
    Small knife
    Small first aid kit
    Baby wipes
    CO2 inflator + extra cartridges
    Spare tube
    Tire lever
    Personal crap i.e. keys, gels, etc.

    Now I just roll a bottle, a spare tube/tire lever/CO2 under my seat using an Awesome Strap and the rest minus the wipes, first aid kit, knife, and duct tape in a Tul Bag in my jersey pocket. Even that is overkill for where I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany1 View Post
    Tone's, you take packing to a whole new level. I probably don't even want to know what's in your car. Although you probably have a van with dark windows or none at all given your supply list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toscano View Post
    A sink? Next time...
    I am a biker who uses his bike to visit wild places, I do not care about performance. My rides are few but long, often from morning to sunset. My list consists of normal things.
    Just a sarcastic american phrase all in fun.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrnicolas View Post
    tire levers
    shock pump
    regular pump
    co2 cartridges w inflator
    tube
    patch kit
    sram master link
    shimano chain pins
    jolly ranchers
    cliff bars
    gu
    multi tool
    blue shop towels (have used these for toilet paper, not friendly on the arse)
    small led flashlight and rear light incase i am out too late
    Been there and done that with shop towels........Not Good

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    It depends for me on whether I am leading a ride or not. If I am leading I will add extra food, a more extensive first aid kit, more tools etc depending on terrain. I don't like to leave people behind for any reason.
    I always carry extra water anyway in case I meet people without enough out there. This happens often in AZ. and I have given it away several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    It depends for me on whether I am leading a ride or not. If I am leading I will add extra food, a more extensive first aid kit, more tools etc depending on terrain. I don't like to leave people behind for any reason.
    I always carry extra water anyway in case I meet people without enough out there. This happens often in AZ. and I have given it away several times.
    That's all great rockeC and I commend you on your humanity for supplying others with what they need. But if you do this all the time these same riders take advantage over and over. They never learn a lesson and come prepared for the next ride. Sure you want to help someone in need but don't become the crutch for someone to lean on. Just my. 02˘
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhh..........!!!!!!!
    My english is poor, and I feel it is getting even worse...

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    Anyone else carry off body in their pack? I used to carry outside the waistband, but went hiking a few times and noticed some chips in the slide of my Sig Sauer... now I just throw it in my pack in a pocket holster (or when it's in my Maxpedition Sitka, in their velco holster). If I do that though, I can't carry a hydration pouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toscano View Post
    ahhhhhhhhhhhh..........!!!!!!!
    My english is poor, and I feel it is getting even worse...
    For being a good sport. +Rep
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    For being a good sport. +Rep
    Thanksssssssssss
    I will use that link, often I suppose...

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    And the single most important item is.........

    .......Toilet Paper!

    For when you absolutely positively have to go!

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    Ooooo forgot the TP... good call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    .......Toilet Paper!

    For when you absolutely positively have to go!
    Yuuup! It's like MasterCard I don't leave home without it.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Just got a new M.U.L.E on sale and cleaned out my old $15 Costco special. Found $2.45 in change in the bottom...I think I dropped a half pound.

    Carry the usual. Spare tube, multi tool, small LED flashlight, very small red LED tail light (just in case), phone, pump, wallet and car keys if I am driving and some form of food for longer rides.

    I always roll with a reservoir, I don't like water bottles. I will sometimes carry a bottle as an extra when riding in the Arizona desert, but that's only for emergencies.

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    i dont like riding with a ruck sack so have a storage bottle with a
    spare tube
    co2 inflator
    stick on patches
    tyre levers
    sticky plasters
    tyre boots
    and an emergency rear light
    i carry 4 co2 cartridges on a holder that fits underneath the bottle cage

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxshep View Post
    Anyone else carry off body in their pack? I used to carry outside the waistband, but went hiking a few times and noticed some chips in the slide of my Sig Sauer... now I just throw it in my pack in a pocket holster (or when it's in my Maxpedition Sitka, in their velco holster). If I do that though, I can't carry a hydration pouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom-dave View Post
    i dont like riding with a ruck sack so have a storage bottle with a
    spare tube
    co2 inflator
    stick on patches
    tyre levers
    sticky plasters
    tyre boots
    and an emergency rear light
    i carry 4 co2 cartridges on a holder that fits underneath the bottle cage
    This sounds like a good idea but where do you carry your water. In a second bottle cage.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    That's all great rockeC and I commend you on your humanity for supplying others with what they need. But if you do this all the time these same riders take advantage over and over. They never learn a lesson and come prepared for the next ride. Sure you want to help someone in need but don't become the crutch for someone to lean on. Just my. 02˘
    I hear you, but some people are ill-equipped for the area I usually lead in. Even tho I post up photos and descriptions, the trails are pretty chunky and technical in places, people do not always take this into account, and mechanicals are fairly common. I am not going to turn anyone away for not carrying stuff, and I am not going to check what they are carrying, and I would rather maintain the momentum of the ride if possible. Usually if I have to use something I am carrying, the point gets across and I doubt the same thing would happen again. Perhaps I am setting too much stock in human nature tho?!? The things I carry extra are an assortment of bits and pieces, nuts, bolts, pins, generic spares that I have collected over the years that could be used in a pinch to get someone up and running. You cannot possibly foresee every eventuality of course, so this is usually down to pure luck and ingenuity if you can use something you have been carrying for ages! I take a shock pump with me these times, because no one ever seems to have one.
    As for first aid, I would rather treat injuries from my own kit than someone else's, and I have done several times.
    As for extra water, that is for the idiots that do not read and learn about dehydration in dry climates before going out to hike or ride. After a young woman died an hour after I met her party earlier this year out on a trail, I will always take too much for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    This sounds like a good idea but where do you carry your water. In a second bottle cage.
    yeah i have 2 bottle cages if it is a really long ride i will use my hydration pack but only if i have too, feels too restricting - i could probably get used to it if i tried though

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    In my Camelbak I always carry,

    cell phone
    tubes, 1-26", 1-29"
    multi tool
    master link
    toilet paper
    a few baggies
    pump
    co2
    patch kit
    zip ties
    rag
    wet wipes
    tire levers

    This sounds like a lot, but doesn't
    take up very much room.
    My exact makeup except with the addition of a BigAir and BandAids.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    And the second most important item is.....

    .....Tecnu (or similar) anti poison oak/ivy goop. I don't worry about the stuff, but for some people it can be a serious issue.

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    Tools
    Tubes
    Toilet Paper
    Chain Link
    Patch Kit
    co2
    Extra food
    Small light
    Lighter
    Safety Meeting Pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWiLRiDe View Post
    Safety Meeting Pack
    WTH? Condoms and wet naps? Triage for Big Foot rampage? Your own kit? No disrespect intended.....crap, I said that again. Always in trouble, sigh.

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    Hakuna matada Fiskare! My safety meeting pack is just a little something something i bring a long in case I eat sheeeit and need to take the pain away, and quickly...or sometimes we use the pack when we're HIGHLY motivated to go nowhere quickly.

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    Hey CCMTB, my father in law stays on Cave Creek Rd.
    right off of hwy.101. What a small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWiLRiDe View Post
    Hakuna matada Fiskare!
    Thanks for the velvet vibes. I have my own safety pack too. And it may, or may not, have any of the stuff I mentioned. Smooth tracks for you!

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    I can't believe nobody said this yet. This has saved me a few times since I learned
    my lesson the hard way. Especially if you ride techy rocky stuff or skinnies alot.

    Spare Derailleur Hangar!!!

    I never leave home without it. Don't get stuck 40 miles from home, or 20 miles from the trailhead.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    water, phone, keys


    let my pack rat buddies carry the rest!! I don't do 40-60 mile road trips but I'm sure they are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa1 View Post
    I can't believe nobody said this yet. This has saved me a few times since I learned
    my lesson the hard way. Especially if you ride techy rocky stuff or skinnies alot.

    Spare Derailleur Hangar!!!

    I never leave home without it. Don't get stuck 40 miles from home, or 20 miles from the trailhead.
    I carried one for years then got a new bike and haven't picked up a spare yet. This is a great thing to have. Even though I have never had to use one myself, I have been out many times when someone has broken one.

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    Osprey pack(s)- Raptors with 100oz of Tailwind fuel/electrolytes
    Tire levers
    Shock pump
    spare tube (29r)
    co2
    patch kit
    multi tool
    Apple Shuffle- W/ 2012 Earbuds
    Rain slicker
    White Lightning
    Spare socks, gloves if it's fall/spring/winterish
    Emergency kit (hey, **** happens)
    Coconut oil (hey, sex happens)
    iPhone (hey, bail happens)
    Sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I thought you meant like...what is growing in the hydro pack.....

    I left one with gatoraid mixed in at the end of the year, stayed in the closet until spring....I did not open it when I found it.

    Science experiment gone wrong! black & green inside....
    mine havent gone that bad only a pair of weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    this is tones van
    LOL. You're fricking killing me

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    Multitool, zipties, Combo CO2/Hand pump, two CO2 carts, tube, patch kit, chain lube, 2 power bars, goggles, windbreaker, elbow pads, celly.

    3 litre hydro pack anywhere from quarter to fully full, based on planned ride and weather, beers for myself and my mates sometimes
    Joy of being the best climber, I get to sherpa up the bevvies... still beat em all uphill!

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    its a little rich in July but gallon for gallon its a great energy drink
    buzzes like a fridge

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    sure enough, I took a right in front of my gf who was following too closely yesterday.
    BOOM broken derailleur hangar within days of posting this. My spare saved the day, and
    a 2.5 hr round trip. Now I need to get a new one . I mean hanger not gf lol.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Tire guage
    multi-tool
    Leatherman
    pad spacer
    Cliff Bar
    insect repellent in-season
    lip medex in cold season
    second set of gloves

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    zip ties
    multi tool
    spare derailleur hanger
    spare chain links
    spare tube
    patches & tire levers
    first aid kit
    whistle & tiny compass
    swiss knife
    money
    kleenex
    cell phone
    dried fruits & nuts
    ...and the knee pads on the way up!

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    Small "Rogue" Camelbak:

    Water
    29r TUBE
    Pump
    Tire Levers
    Multi Tool
    Knife
    Zip-Ties(4)
    Clif Bar
    Peanut Butter Squeeze
    Honey Shot
    Ibuprofen(2pk)
    Misfit Psycles diSSent
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    The distance, time, and remoteness dictates what to bring. I try to pack light.

    The bare essentials are...
    wallet
    keys
    phone
    chain tool
    allen wrenches (I don't like multi-tools)
    Drlr Hanger
    Power link
    Patches
    Tube
    Levers
    Mini Pump
    Tiny Tri-Flow
    knife
    fire
    zip ties and an old-school toe strap (which has been used to hold torn tires together )

    To go farther or be supportive of other riders...
    extra water
    extra food
    extra tube
    Makers Mark (flask)
    extra clothes
    first aid supplies
    map
    extra map

    For the long haul...
    extra brake pads
    spare lights, batteries
    Never went so far as to require water purification, but it's in the back of my mind.

    -F
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    Most important item: Toilet Paper! You don't want to use your nice socks for that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uber_franz View Post
    Most important item: Toilet Paper! You don't want to use your nice socks for that!!!
    I'll save room in my pack for more tasty things...I'll use rocks, thank you!

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    Few tools, Gopro extra battery, Cell phone and maybe a bottle of 32-1 mixed gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Heres my contents.

    1.Chloroform
    2.duct tape
    3.2 x wigs
    4. 2 x hand cuffs
    5. thumb cuff
    6. lube
    7. lighter n ligher fluid
    8. compact movie camera
    9. stockings
    10. zip ties, over sized
    11. bowie knife and scalpel
    12. leather mask and gimp mask
    13. police badge
    14, change of clothes
    15. 12ft of rope
    16. fold up military spade
    17. disposable shaver and tube of cream
    18. ball gag
    19. compact tape recorder.
    You're missing the bag of Lime.

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    water
    phone
    keys
    spare tube
    tire levers
    patch kit
    tire pump
    multi tool
    alan wrench set
    clain breaker
    spare links

    And a ziplock baggie (sealed thank god) of some strange black goo. I cant even begin to tell what it used to be. Discovered this lovely science experiment looking for an alan wrench the other day. As tempting as it was to keep it in my kit, i discarded it. =P

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    few tools, pump, spare tire, water, snack, clothing depending on season. Sometimes throw in a bud light or two!

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    nothing. riding with junk on my back aggravates it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I hear you, but some people are ill-equipped for the area I usually lead in. Even tho I post up photos and descriptions, the trails are pretty chunky and technical in places, people do not always take this into account, and mechanicals are fairly common. I am not going to turn anyone away for not carrying stuff, and I am not going to check what they are carrying, and I would rather maintain the momentum of the ride if possible. Usually if I have to use something I am carrying, the point gets across and I doubt the same thing would happen again. Perhaps I am setting too much stock in human nature tho?!? The things I carry extra are an assortment of bits and pieces, nuts, bolts, pins, generic spares that I have collected over the years that could be used in a pinch to get someone up and running. You cannot possibly foresee every eventuality of course, so this is usually down to pure luck and ingenuity if you can use something you have been carrying for ages! I take a shock pump with me these times, because no one ever seems to have one.
    As for first aid, I would rather treat injuries from my own kit than someone else's, and I have done several times.
    As for extra water, that is for the idiots that do not read and learn about dehydration in dry climates before going out to hike or ride. After a young woman died an hour after I met her party earlier this year out on a trail, I will always take too much for me.
    ^^ You sir are awesome.

    The first summer I started riding I was deep in the woods on new trails (for me). It was 85 degrees and 100% humidity. I had a camel back and water bottle for backup. I had drank all of the camel back and was a bit lost. I stopped to drink out of my water bottle when to my surprise I noticed it was gone!! Must have fell of the bike on the trail.

    I started to panic a bit to be honest. I had my cell phone on me but it was unlikely id would have been able to explain to anyone where I was in the woods.

    Fortunately a couple came along and seeing me looking at the trail map, obviously disgruntled and over heated they stopped and asked me if I needed anything, to which I responded: "you wouldnt have any extra water would you?", the gentleman pulled one out of his pack and told me he always kept a spare for anyone he may meet on the trails that may be in despair.

    He told me to "keep it" and gave me instructions on how to get out of the woods.

    That gentleman may have saved my life.
    People ask me all the time "who beat you up"? I tell them "a tree". They just look at me funny....

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    Cottonelle butt wipes. Individually packed and 1000000000x better than conventional crack wipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    this is tones van
    How'd you get a picture of my shag'n wagon
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    never thought of carrying extra water for other people, thats a great idea though. I'm gonna start doing it. I've run out of water before on an all day ride in 95 degree weather, I thought I had enough but underestimated.... I barely made it back to the car... had some bottles in the car and have never been so happy as when I got to drink em!

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    Water in my reservoir, small led light, tire patches, levers, topeak multi tool w/chain breaker, spare tube, air pump, trail mix for slightly longer rides, kryptonite series 2 mini if running errands, band aids
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    Co2 Cartriges
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    I find myself using my Camelsack as a carry-on bag more than anything anymore.

    Toiletries
    Phone/camera chargers
    Clothes
    Toothbrush
    Beanie
    Maps
    Condoms
    GoPro
    Glasses
    Norelco

    And if I can sneak it.....Booker's bourbon.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    Does anyone carry a jump pack? I have a small (2"x4" or so) Kodak jump charger. Has a USB port for charging cell phones/cameras/whatever. It's small, lightweight and only cost me $7. Comes in handy for all day rides when your phone is draining because of the gps too.

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    I say we all chuck our CBs and just have this dude hop on the bars when we ride. He has all the real essentials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    I say we all chuck our CBs and just have this dude hop on the bars when we ride. He has all the real essentials.
    i'll tie him to the outside of my cb. He could come in handy

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    Let's see. In my Platypus you'll find:

    1. Patch kit
    2. Tire levers
    3. Multi-tool
    4. Pedal/Rear Drop wrench
    5. Money/ID
    6. Phone
    7. Food, snacks, and water
    8. And NiteRider and blinky if I'll be out after dark.

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