There was more. There should be less. But packing for such a long journey is a dilemma. Some travelers carry more, others carry less. I’ve narrowed down my list to bare necessities and a few minor luxuries. My technology and photography items are certainly more than many, but documenting this trip is a big part of my objective. We’ll see how long I can keep it up.

Riding Gear

  • Bacalava
  • BMW ComforTemp Jacket & Underwear
  • BMW Heated vest
  • BMW Rallye2 Suite and Goretex Liner
  • Camelback Hydration Pack
  • Earplugs
  • Glove Liners
  • Light Gloves
  • SealSkinz Waterproof Socks (1pr)
  • Silk Convertible Scarf
  • Winter Gloves

Clothing

  • Capilene Long Underwear (set)
  • Long Pants (2)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Marmot rain jacket
  • Oakley Sandals
  • Oakley SI Assault Shoes
  • Oakley Sunglasses
  • Short Pants/Swimsuit
  • Short Sleeve button down shirt
  • Sock Liners (2)
  • Socks (2)
  • Socks (3)
  • T-Shirts (2)
  • Underwear (5)

Camping Gear

  • Camp Towels (sm & lg)
  • Campstove
  • Clothesline
  • Cocoon Mattess / Bag liner
  • Cookware set & Silverware
  • Folding campstool
  • Fuel bottle for Stove
  • Mosquito Net
  • Norhtface Tadpole 23 2-person tent & footprint
  • Petzl Headlamp
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Thermarest Cushion

Documents

  • CA Drivers License Copies (10)
  • CA Vehicle Registration (10 copies)
  • California ID
  • Carnet de Passage
  • MedJet Assist
  • Mexican Auto Insurance
  • Misc Papers
  • Passport
  • Passport Copies (25)
  • Prescription copies
  • Title Motorcycel 25 copies
  • Yellow Fever Immunization Card

Technology

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15″
  • Batteries (AA, AAA)
  • BMW Accessory socket plug to female cigarette adapter
  • CAT5 Enthernet Cable
  • DC-AC converters
  • Firewire Cables (4-6,6-6, 800, 400-800)
  • GPS w/cables and memory cards
  • iPod 60GB & 1GB Shuffle & cables
  • iSight Camera w/FW Cable and mounting hardware
  • Kensington Bluetooth Mouse
  • Westone MH-1 audiophile in-ear headphones
  • Misc Software & Blank Discs
  • PC Card to Compact Flash Adapter
  • Sennheiser PXXC 250 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • SmartDisk 80GB HardDrive
  • USB Storage Devices 128MB (2)

Personal Hygiene & Health

  • Advil
  • Antibiotic (Levoquin)
  • Transderm (motion sickness)
  • Water Purification tablets
  • Baby Powder
  • Chapstick (outside)
  • Dental Floss
  • Deoderant
  • Eagle Creek hanging toiletry pack w/mirror
  • Face Cleanser
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand cleaner towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Imodium
  • Lotion
  • Mefloquine (Larium Malaria Pills)
  • Pepcid AC
  • Reader glasses
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Shampoo
  • Shave Cream (tube)
  • Small Mirror
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Vicadin
  • Westeone ER Hearing Protectors
  • Wet Ones Wipes

Writing & Reading

  • Pens & Sharpie
  • BMW Riders & Maintenance Manuals
  • Guide books
  • Misc. Maps
  • Moleskin Journal
  • Pens & Memopads
  • Spanish Dictionary/Phrase Book
  • Spare “D” Wallet

Photography

  • AKG D230 Microphone
  • AKG MicroPen RTransmitter
  • AKG PR40 Pocket Receiver
  • AKG SnapOn Transmitter
  • Compatct Flash and SD Cards
  • Digital Camera (SLR & Pocket), w/charger & lenses
  • DVC video tapes (4)
  • Manuals for Cameras
  • Video (camera, charger, cables)
  • Carbon fiber 4-section tripod w/still & video heads

Spare Parts

  • Brake Pads (front & rear)
  • Chain tensiioners
  • Clutch & Brake Levera
  • Fork seals
  • Fuel Filter
  • Fuses (misc)
  • Hose clamps (2)
  • Jesse lock clips/hardware
  • LightGuard Velcro
  • Misc nuts & Bolts
  • Oil filter kits (2)
  • Sidestand switche
  • Tube 17″
  • Waterpump impeller

Supplies: Handy Items & Gear Maintenance

  • Airhawk Repair KitZip Lock Bags
  • 1.5L Sigg Fuel Bottle
  • Bike Cover (AEROstich)
  • Bike/Helmet/Jacket cable lock
  • Eagle Creek Pac-it Sacs (sm & med)
  • Chain Lube
  • AEROStich Bike Cover
  • Jumper cables
  • PacSafe XL
  • ROK Strap (spare)
  • Tie down straps
  • Woolite pocket packs (2)
  • 18 Gauge Wire (10 ft)
  • Aqua Seal
  • Black Tape
  • Dry bag patch material
  • Duct Tape
  • Latex Gloves
  • Spare zipper pulls
  • Zip Ties

Tools

  • Aerostich Tire Irons (Titanium)
  • BMW F650GS Service Manual on CD
  • Digital MultiMeter
  • JB Weld
  • Leatherman WAVE pocket tool
  • Motorcycle Grease
  • Plummers Goop
  • Siphon Hose
  • Socket Kit Metric, Torx, Hex
  • Tire pressure gague
  • Tire tube patch kit
  • Tire Tube Patches
  • Two in one screw driver
  • Valve stem remover
  • Vice Grips
  • WD-40