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Gear List & Budget

The gear list is long and in hindsight there are things we didn’t use but we didn’t really feel over packed either. Each trip has its own lessons of what to bring or not bring on the next trip. It is a continual process of refinement. We have put the full list below.

The budget – always the real important question – how much did it cost. There is, of course, the initial investment of the bikes including kiting them out (crash plates, etc) and riding gear. But, that is an investment and lasts over many years and is sometimes acquired over time. Our trip budget totaled $6,531.54. The most expensive component was travel that included the Alaskan Ferry trip (2 people, 2 bikes, and we got a cabin) and the flights/tour from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk (but we couldn’t travel all the way to Inuvik and not fly the last bit to put our tootsies in the ocean). We also stayed in hotels when the mood stuck so we wouldn’t say we were trying to travel on a strict budget. Here is our breakdown:

  • Food: $1,302.85
  • Fuel: $1,039.80
  • Lodging: $1,162.35
  • Misc.: $323.35
  • Travel: $2,703.19

Gear List is as follows:

Clothing
Socks/undies
Shorts x1
Tank top
T-shirts (cotton and performance)
Long-sleeve shirts
Pants x1
Gloves
Hats and mosquito head nets
Fleece pants
Fleece tops/coats
Motorcycle pants/jackets
Boots
Camp shoes or flip flops
Swimsuits
Long-johns
Ditty bag for dirty clothes
Hankies
Rain gear

Kitchen
Stove and fuel
Kitchen sink
Sm. Garbage bags
Spoon/knife/fork
Swiss army knife
Spices
Coffee
Pots /pan
Bowl with bits
Water maker
Water bottles
Dish towel
Matches/lighter
Nalgene shaky cups
Mugs
Hanging dish dryer
Dr. Bronners liquid soap
Ziplock baggies

Misc.
Muzzie coils
Poop trowel
Rope and string
Tarps x2
Headlamps x2
Batteries
LED lantern
Camp stools x2
Helmet visor cleaner
Camp towels x2
Fishing kit
Hatchet
Extra tent stakes
Sewing kit
Sunglasses
Waterproof backpack
Shopping bag (packs tiny)

Bedroom
Tent
Sleep bags x2
Sleeping pads x2
Sleeping cocoon x2
Pillows x2

Paperwork
Licenses
Insurance papers
Wallets and cards
Phone numbers/addresses
Motorcycle papers

Bathroom
Mosquito repellant
Soap
Anti-itch cream
First aid kit & medicine
Toothbrush/paste/floss/
Sunscreen
Lotion
Shampoo
Nail clippers
Scissors
Razor & blades
Chapstick
Toilet paper
Tampons
Deodorant
Shower and baby wipes
Tweezers
Contact lens items and glasses
Q-tips
Face cleaners
Clothesline & clips
Washing powder

Electronics
Camera
Chargers
Batteries
Phone
Communication system
SPOT Beacon

Office
Playing cards
Pen/paper/notebook
Maps

Motorcycle Bits
Flat tire repair
Tools
Spare parts (levers, cables, assorted gaskets and o-rings, spare air filters)
Fuel canister
Fuel siphon
Cam straps
Tie-down straps
Bike crutch x2
Tow rope
Fluids (oil, coolant)

Sm. Dry-BAGS for organization