No nonsense adventure kit list.

I think a lot of people don't realise you don't need this much to get started,this is just stuff that works for me.


Tent - MSR Freelight 2, light as light can be.

Sleeping Bag - Rab Accent 500, a cracking lightweight "down" sleeping bag

Stove - We use something like this Vango

Ortlieb Panniers - Expensive, but these have taken all the abuse we have thrown at them and kept everything dry through horrendous rain

Drybags - Cheap and cheerful

Headlamp -Bombproof, rechargeable with AAA backup


Anker Powerbank - For charging things on the go

Solar Powerbank - For greener charging and for making the most of good weather

Kindle Paperweight - Lighter than a book - carries thousands of them

Drone - Mavic Mini

Some of my favourite travel books

Cycling the Earth - Sean Conway

The Man Who Cycled The World - Mark Beaumont's around the world adventure

Around The World in 80 Days - MB's 2nd performance-based around the world

Long Way Round - The book from the amazing TV series

Around the World By Bike - Alastair Humphreys I enjoyed the audio version of this book

Jupiter's Travels Pretty old now (1970s) but good

Coffee first and then the world - Jenny Graham and her honest and frank account of her adventure around the world.

Some of my favourite travel videos

Long Way Round - Probably the greatest adventure series ever made

Long Way Down -The next instalment

GCN - has some fantastic bikepacking content