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    What do Eagle Scouts pack on a ride?

    Happy Labor Day to me; I broke the der. hanger after 10 mls of a 25 mlr and got reacquainted with a past love, hiking. Now I'm having nightmares about broken crank arms and shredded UST tires.

    I'm interested in hearing what others pack on their epis. I think it will aid the newbs and the chronically unprepared... like me.

    crammed into a 2 liter hydration pack
    - multi-tool
    - 2 gel packs
    - power bar /fruit
    - 3 co 2 and 1 inflator
    - 1 tube (I ride tubeless but just in case)
    - 2 sram power links
    - 6 pack ??? (Is this bad)

    Best!

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    small LED in case you get stuck out late

    lighter

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    cell phone
    health insurance card
    a 10, a 5, and 5 ones
    hope

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    Contents of my pack:

    GPS
    First Aid kit (in white box)
    Matches (in waterproof tube)
    Crank Bros. Multi-tool
    Schrade Mult-tool
    Gerber lockblade
    CO2 cart
    Pump
    Patch kit (in old school Fat City box)
    Tube
    Steel tire levers
    15mm wrench(Singlespeed)
    Surly Jethro Tule(SS & beer!!!)
    LED Maglite
    Insect repellent
    After-bite pen
    Waterproof notepad/pen
    Cell phone
    Porta-pod(camera tripod)
    Camera
    Cash

    Overkill? Maybe, but it helps me sleep at night
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    pack of cigs, lighter and flask of 100 proof firewater (1/5th for longer rides)

    sometimes take a cell phone and phone book to find closest bar / beer dist.

    PS - they like it better when you call them 'CUB' scouts

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    WTB - not overkill, smart. What do you hold all this in, what kind of pack(s)? no d. hanger?

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    Yeah I was about to say I take a spare derail. hanger, pump, tube and tire lever.

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    beat up pump, tube, 2 plastic tire levers, old crank brothers multitool, couple of spare suspension bolts, couple of spare power links.

    If I was so worried about getting hurt or lost... it wouldn't be fun anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chestercospinner
    WTB - not overkill, smart. What do you hold all this in, what kind of pack(s)? no d. hanger?
    The pack is actually a short bucks model by High Sierra (a brand sold in the wholesale clubs) The bladder was junk (replaced it with a Nalgene) but the pack is suprisingly well made, both in design and construction. I use this pack for rides 2 hours or less, anything longer and I break out my Wingnut pack.

    No derailleur = No derailleur hanger. I haven't ridden a geared bike in 4 years.

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    Pictures of bags required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyDean
    beat up pump, tube, 2 plastic tire levers, old crank brothers multitool, couple of spare suspension bolts, couple of spare power links.

    If I was so worried about getting hurt or lost... it wouldn't be fun anymore.
    Do you do a lot of riding in unfamiliar areas? Ride with a kid? I do both (never at the same time though) Walking a broken bike 10 miles out of unfamiliar woods in the dark with a gaping wound dosen't sound like a hell of a lot of fun to me but if it works for you, more power to you.

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    Here's my take (just my opinion):

    Three multitools? What do you do with the other two?

    Bugspray? I have that. In my car. I put it on before getting on my bike.

    Afterbite? I don't know what that is... but if it's something that you put on after being bitten by a bug... then I don't need it.

    A pump AND a co2 inflator? Why? If you just need to inflate a tire in the event of a flat, then all you need is a pump. co2 inflators are for racers, right?

    First aid kits? There is nothing that I've ever seen in a small portable first aid kit that can really do any good. The only thing I've ever seen that made sense was smelling salts and clotting agents, and most first aid kits don't carry them. A piece of shirt can act as a bandage if you really need one (and the joke bandages that come in first aid kits are only really good for scratches small cuts).

    A GPS and cellphone make sense if you're out on new trails, although if theres no cell coverage than the cellphone is useless.

    Basically what I'm getting at is that part of the fun is the fact that you have to fend for yourself. If I was worried about bug bites and cuts, I'd take up poker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyDean
    Here's my take (just my opinion):

    Three multitools? What do you do with the other two?

    Where do you see three multi-tools, I count two, and they don't duplicate each other.

    Bugspray? I have that. In my car. I put it on before getting on my bike.

    You put on bugspray at your car, religiously before every ride, whether you need it or not? I hate the stuff and only throw it on as a last resort.

    Afterbite? I don't know what that is... but if it's something that you put on after being bitten by a bug... then I don't need it.

    You may not, but my kid does.

    A pump AND a co2 inflator? Why? If you just need to inflate a tire in the event of a flat, then all you need is a pump. co2 inflators are for racers, right?

    Granted, overkill but I like choices. Plus, I'm an old racer and always carried both. Old habits, I guess.

    First aid kits? There is nothing that I've ever seen in a small portable first aid kit that can really do any good. The only thing I've ever seen that made sense was smelling salts and clotting agents, and most first aid kits don't carry them. A piece of shirt can act as a bandage if you really need one (and the joke bandages that come in first aid kits are only really good for scratches small cuts).

    The first-aid kit I carry is not an off-the-shelf model, I put it together myself, with useful components including a suture kit. Do I know how to suture? Yes, I do. Have I ever sutured anyone on the trail? Yes, I have. Twice, both times we were out in the boonies 7 and 13 stitches respectively. Is my work pretty? No, but it does the job. Could I suture myself, probably not, I ain't Rambo. Yes, these are extremes and and on an easy local ride, anyone in need of stitching is going to a hospital. Minor cuts and scrapes get a squirt of water to rinse the dirt, if at all.

    A GPS and cellphone make sense if you're out on new trails, although if theres no cell coverage than the cellphone is useless.

    The GPS is in the pack for those times(I can't see moving stuff in and out) and while you may not get service on a phone, you won't know it unless you have it. Plus I can make prank calls while I'm riding.

    Basically what I'm getting at is that part of the fun is the fact that you have to fend for yourself. If I was worried about bug bites and cuts, I'd take up poker.
    Basically, what I'm getting at is being prepared IS fending for yourself, it's not relying on others or fate. This is just what I do, whatever works for you is fine with me.As for poker, you'd still have to worry about bug bites from some flea bag casino and then there's always the chance of paper cuts from the cards.

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