Bikepacking

StayOutThere kit changes for 2012

by Andy Amick

Last week, the changes to the GetOutThere and CommuteOutThere kits was highlighted. This week, it’s on to the StayOutThere which received the most updates for 2012.  The kit contains more first aid items, an optional refill kit, and a redesigned survival add-on.   Refill Kit options As mentioned last week, all kits are now available […]

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Gear Review – ZPacks Custom Rain Pants

by Andy Amick

Women have capris Men have man-pris Crazy nutty cyclists have rain-pris. Why would you want rain-pris? 1. When cycling in in the rain, your shoes and socks will get wet even if you have full length rain pants.  So go with a shorter length which will make them lighter and useful in a wider range […]

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Gear Review – County Comm EDC Pocket Knife

by Andy Amick

CountyComm specializes in tactical and EDC (every day carry) gear.  They have many innovative solutions for EDC and lightweight camping.  Browsing their site will get the creative juices flowing and have you thinking of how you can use all of the cool gadgets.   The item reviewed in this post is the EDC Pocket Knife […]

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5 Camping Lessons I Learned By Visiting Disney World

by Andy Amick

My family and I just got back from our first trip to Disney World.  There is not anything that is simple, practical, biking, or camping related about the trip, but somehow they convinced me to spend 6 days in the “happiest” place on Earth.  We did have fun, and as usual, I still managed to […]

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What is your most important piece of gear?

by Andy Amick

Today’s post is a poll with a simple question on your gear choices. I thought it was an easy question, but trying to decide on my single answer was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. When it comes to preparing for a bikepacking or camping trip, what do you consider to […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – Time for the big adventure

by Andy Amick

This is the final installment of the “Introduction to Bikepacking” series. I initially thought this post would be more of a ride report, but instead I’m going with an informative post.  The post announcing this series has some links to trip reports.  You can also head over to bikepacking.net for more information. So far, the […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – the first overnight trip

by Andy Amick

It’s time to put the theory into practice and enjoy a night camping under the stars.  For this first overnight trip, you want to keep things close to home to test your setup.  Being 50 or more miles from home when you realize your ideas don’t work as well as you imagined is not a great way […]

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Introduction to bikepacking – how to pack your gear on the bike

by Andy Amick

The previous post walked through a first backyard overnight trip to try out bikepacking.  If you are here from that post, I’m assuming you thoroughly enjoyed yourself in the “wild” for the night and want to continue on the bikepacking path. Where does all of the gear go if there are no racks? Based on […]

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Introduction to bikepacking series – getting started

by Andy Amick

This is the first of four posts in the “Introduction to bikepacking” series.  This post is intended as a very basic introduction to the world of bikepacking.  Maybe you read an article about bikepacking, or your nutty friend keeps talking about the Tour Divide race so you want to discover bikepacking for yourself. What is […]

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Current bikepacking setup

by Andy Amick

This post was supposed to be the first in the bikepacking series and introduce backyard bikepacking, but I got sidetracked.  There was family in town, work, trying to finish Jill Homer’s TourDivide book, and a few other excuses I could throw in.  The end result is I don’t have that post completed, so here is […]

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