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Everytime i empty my pack to clean it, i'm amazed at how many tiny but useful things i have in there. Always helpful to hear what others have, soooo...hope some of you find this list useful and can provide similar suggestions.


sunscreen - .75 oz sample bottle full
small tube of eyedrops
chapstick
some ibus and\or a vicodin
2 oz stans sealant
2 tubes
2 levers
old sock or small rag
small tube of lube
replaceable presta valve core
valve core wrench
spare chain links
chain tool
a couple chain ring bolts
a couple bolts for cleats
spare derailer hanger
truing wrench
patch kit
multi tool
hex wrenches
a small 30 degree plastic shim for positioning a camera
strip of plastic from a milk jug
at least one goo\cliff bar
some TP
small comb
some strands of tape - duct or electrical
brake pads, if the brakes have been acting squirrely
a 4mm wrench, if i've recently adjusted the seat
a paperclip

this collection is very small, my normal pack is a Camelback Mule 100oz, which is a rather small pack but allows lots to be strapped to it. I have had all that plus 2 extra liters, more food, armor, wallet, cell phone, camera and an under-armour shirt. It weighs about 20 lbs like that.
 

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In My Pack

Wow, thats quite the selection... Not too long ago on a ride in payson i had what felt like 35 lbs of stuff in my pack. I cant remember all of what i had in there but i was hold ing a few items for a friend as well.

what would be intersting to know is what the wirdest thing youve ever had in you pack was.

for me... it would be a baby shoe ....(one of my kids put it in there without me knowing :) )
i opened my pack on the ride and i was like.. why the heck is there a baby shoe in my pack?

But usually i carry the following

2 spare tubes
pump
master chain link/ plus extra links
presta valve adapter
bandaids
smelling salt
various trail maps
keys
wallet
phone
all-in-one tool
screwdriver
electrical tape
water 70 oz
sometimes a spare bottle of water
patch kit
small rag
a power bar
sometimes an orange or apple
a pen
under shirt
small compass doohicky

weight = 8-12 lbs depending on the length of the ride.

and thats about it.. just depends on the ride and what i think i will need that day.
 

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sunscreen - .75 oz sample bottle full
chapstick
motrin
2 oz stans sealant
2 tubes
2 levers
old sock or small rag
small tube of lube
replaceable presta valve core
valve core wrench
spare chain links
chain tool
a couple chain ring bolts
a couple bolts for cleats
spoke wrench
patch kit
multi tool
keatherman
strip of plastic from a milk jug
at least one goo\cliff bar
lighter
oney
some TP
small comb
duct tape
brake pad
folding money (10 bucks)
5 quarters
 

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chollaball said:
Everytime i empty my pack to clean it, i'm amazed at how many tiny but useful things i have in there. Always helpful to hear what others have, soooo...hope some of you find this list useful and can provide similar suggestions.

sunscreen - .75 oz sample bottle full
small tube of eyedrops
chapstick
some ibus and\or a vicodin
2 oz stans sealant
2 tubes
2 levers
old sock or small rag
small tube of lube
replaceable presta valve core
valve core wrench
spare chain links
chain tool
a couple chain ring bolts
a couple bolts for cleats
spare derailer hanger
truing wrench
patch kit
multi tool
hex wrenches
a small 30 degree plastic shim for positioning a camera
strip of plastic from a milk jug
at least one goo\cliff bar
some TP
small comb
some strands of tape - duct or electrical
brake pads, if the brakes have been acting squirrely
a 4mm wrench, if i've recently adjusted the seat
a paperclip

this collection is very small, my normal pack is a Camelback Mule 100oz, which is a rather small pack but allows lots to be strapped to it. I have had all that plus 2 extra liters, more food, armor, wallet, cell phone, camera and an under-armour shirt. It weighs about 20 lbs like that.
I can think of one thing you forgot to list: a kitchen sink.
 

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i actually forgot a pump and my keys.

Yeti - what are the quarters for?

weirdest thing also got stuffed in by my little one, it was red:

 

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chollaball said:
i actually forgot a pump and my keys.

Yeti - what are the quarters for?

weirdest thing also got stuffed in by my little one, it was red:

extra weight. phone calls. slots at some casino I may venture into by accident. bartering with money. spacers. penny stove flame adjuster. etc.
 

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I tend to be a pack rat when it comes to storing things in my Camelbak, that's why I don't really use it anymore unless I am planning to ride more than three hours.

chain tool
spare tube
tire levers
cell phone
half eaten mojo cliff bar from ?? months ago
patch kit
miscellaneous chain pieces, valve stem caps/nuts
miscellaneous allen wrenches
my lost arm warmer from last February
gel or cliff bloks (fresh!)
four FOTP pins from various years
Road ID
spare blinkie

(pump is on bike frame)
 

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yetisurly said:
extra weight. phone calls. slots at some casino I may venture into by accident. bartering with money. spacers. penny stove flame adjuster. etc.
eabos' momma...:p
 

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Not much

1 spare tube
1 Gerber multitool
1 multitool - crescent wrench, chain tool, spoke tool, 2 hex wrenches
1 metric hex wrench set
1 patch kit
1 Clif Bar
Driver's licence
health insurance cards
cell phone
 
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2 Tire Levers
Chain Tool
Multi Tool
Small Crescent Wrench
Small Flat and Phillips Screwdrivers
5 Links of Chain
5 Sram Master Links
2 Oz Stans Sealant
Electrical Tape
Universal Derailleur Hanger (great invention)
1 set of Brake Pads
Tube of Super Glue
Various Safety Items
Bic Lighter
Tire/Shock Pump
1 Spare Shifter Cable
Cell Phone
Ipod
Helmet Cam
HD Video Cam
Digital SLR Camera
Couple packs of Hammer Gel
Random Beer Bottle Caps:confused:
Loose Change
Ibuprofen
Darvocet


No wonder this thing weighs so friggin much.
 

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Wow I hope you guys come by whenever I'm stranded!!
Mine:
cell phone, tubes, money, sidewall repair and tools.
I had ti spokes once, and I had to carry extra spokes cause they broke so often
but I don't have those anymore.
Chainring bolts is a good idea I did not think of, and have broken.
hammer Ecaps are good for the mega bonk. Those things are like magic.
 

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Anyone utilize more than 1 pack, such as a 1-3 hour ride pack and the 4-12 hour combat ride pack. I ended off investing in redundant kit to keep from forgetting stuff or forgetting to put it back.

A few 1st Aid items that I carry that haven't been mentioned:

Electrolytes (never know when you or someone else needs them)
Butterflies (to close major gashes)
Curad Spray Bandage (great for dirt rash)
Tequila Flask

Survival items carried inaddition to regular kit in my big pack:

Headlamp
compass
Thermal blanket (big pack)
Magnesium block and striker
iodine tablets
emergency strobe (gift from Mom)

A few other desert items:

comb for removing cholla balls
floppy sun hat (big pack)
 

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SunDog said:
Anyone utilize more than 1 pack, such as a 1-3 hour ride pack and the 4-12 hour combat ride pack. I ended off investing in redundant kit to keep from forgetting stuff or forgetting to put it back.

A few 1st Aid items that I carry that haven't been mentioned:

Electrolytes (never know when you or someone else needs them)
Butterflies (to close major gashes)
Curad Spray Bandage (great for dirt rash)
Tequila Flask

Survival items carried inaddition to regular kit in my big pack:

Headlamp
compass
Thermal blanket (big pack)
Magnesium block and striker
iodine tablets
emergency strobe (gift from Mom)

A few other desert items:

comb for removing cholla balls
floppy sun hat (big pack)
Sometimes I ride all packed out.
 

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Water bladder
Small first-aid kit
Wallet
Keys
Cell phone
32oz or more of electrolyte sugar water in the pack during the summer
Tire pump
Shock pump
Tube (usually schrader)
Powerlink and usually a few extra links of chain
Shimano 9spd master-pin
Spokey
Crackbrothers rust-19 multitool
Presta to schrader adaptor
Small roll of TP
Patch kit or two
Small bottle of lube
Small bag of cashews
Small bag of trail mix
A powergel
Sometimes a camera
Sometimes an extra tube

Why are all you tubeless guys carring extra tubes and sealant?
 
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