Our main thing is our bike, a 2013 Kawasaki KLR 650 which we bought in Santiago
We have full camping gear which consists of a Doite Aconcagua Pro 3 tent we picked up in Peru, we chose it as we do a lot of hiking and we need a tent that will be able to withstand many conditions, but we also planned to sleep in it a lot so we wanted plenty of space so chose a 3 man tent, it’s a comprimise as it’a bit heavier than we’d like when hiking but is suitable for when we have the bike also. We have 2 Mammut sleeping bags rated to -5, they are super comfy and have taken all the conditions we thrown at them so far and stayed warm and comfy. We have as well couple of cheap camp mats. We like to hike where we can and with the bike we stay in more remote places so this gives us the flexibility to stay anywhere we like, and also in more expensive countries we camp a lot to save money, some hostels have some camping also so you can have the facilities and comfort of a hostel, but a lot cheaper as you’re camping.
<tent and sleeping bag pics>
Since getting the bike for ID we both wear RoadID with all the essential information so if anything were to happen our families would be informed and they could also give details on our travel insurance. These are great and come in a variety of forms, I have a bracelet and Aiden has a dog tag.
<road Id pic>
We both have cameras, I love taking pictures both on land and underwater and so the perfect choice for me was a Micro 4/3rds camera, I chose an Olympus EPL-7 with 14-42mm and 76-300mm lenses and underwater housing. Aiden is more of a happy snapper and is a bit rougher with his cameras, he has the Olympus tough TG3 and its underwater housing. The combination of the 2 cameras mean we can face any situation and get good pictures, in the rougher environements I sometimes leave my camera at home and just rely on Aidens, and for the ones that require more manual control or a zoom, my camera is perfect.
<camera and underewater housing pics>
We love coffee, and even have a page devoted to all the places we’ve made, and drank coffee, so we travel always with a Jetboil and Aeropress that we use lots, it started off with just being a way to make coffee but now with all the camping that we do we also do almost all our cooking on Jetboil, with that and the addition of the associated Jetboil pan we have cooked a wide variety of meals that draw plenty of envious looks from other campers!
<jetboil, aeropress, and cooking equipment pics>
Along with all this we also carry a few gadgets that we love and use lots – a SteriPen, a small top up charger, solar charged inflatable lamp we use for our tent, solar usb charger, telescopic fishing rod, garmin watches we used to have for running but use to track hikes as well now, we both have diving computers.
After this all we have are clothes, we have sandals, trainers and hiking boots each, we try and pack as light as we can, but since we are carrying clothes to cater for all seasons we have a lot more ideally we planned although with the bike it’s not too bad.
<bags of our clothes and big bag>