Bikepacking

Bikepacking Gear Spreadsheet

by Andy Amick

Part of the fun of bikepacking is trying to figure out the ideal gear kit for a trip.  Each trip gives you a chance to try out new gear or a new way of organizing gear on the bike.  Being the numbers geek that I am, I decided to build a gear list spreadsheet that […]

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Simple Lightweight Gear Repair Kit

by Andy Amick

Recently, I updated the items I carry for gear repair on bikepacking trips.  All items are now packed in a single ALOKSAK bag making my gear repair kit more organized and waterproof.  The idea for this came from Stick’s Blog and his post on his updated ditty bag which comes in at a very light […]

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3 Ways To Carry Additional Water When Bikepacking

by Andy Amick

Ever need to carry additional water for dry stretches of trail or need a separate water container for treating water without contaminating your hydration pack?  Here are there lightweight and versatile options.  All three of these containers are made with thick plastic and are fee standing when filled. Sure, an extra water bottle or empty […]

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Tip – Secure Your Hydration Tube

by Andy Amick

The No Logo frame bag has been on my singlespeed bike for several weeks and it is working great.  But there was the lingering issue of how to route the hydration tube coming out of the frame bag be to make it easier to grab and take a drink.  That problem now has a solution. […]

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Why I Bikepack – A Photo Essay

by Andy Amick

Some people may ask why you would load up your bike with lots of gear and go bikepacking?  Is it about finding the best tricked out bike or finding the coolest gear? Nope.  So what is it all about?  Here is the answer – the trail, the people, and the scenery as told through the […]

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Happy Friday – Labor Day Edition

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  It’s the start of a long Labor Day weekend and it’s still blazing hot here in the Denver area.  It won’t be long until Fall is here, but for now we can enjoy a few more hot days.  By the time you read this, I’m hoping to be out on the trail for […]

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NoLogo Bikepacking Frame Bag Review

by Andy Amick
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Earlier this year, I decided to upgrade my singlepseed bikepacking setup to use a full frame bag instead of a partial frame bag.  I wanted to carry my hydration bladder in the frame bag to get that weight off of my back – literally.  I had been following the NoLogo Bikepacking Bags blog for a […]

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A Frame Bag For Full Suspension Bikes

by Andy Amick

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for a bikepacking trip with my oldest son.  We were riding on the Colorado Trail and he was riding on the tag-a-long.  The weight of the camping gear, a 7 year old, and the tag-a-long meant that I couldn’t use my singlespeed bike because I needed lower gears […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Applesauce Style

by Andy Amick

If you have young kids, you have probably seen the new trend towards the squeezable packets of applesauce.  They work very well for kids that can’t seem to get the spoon to their mouth without having applesauce end up flying in a 10 foot radius.  Ok, that’s probably almost all kids. My five year old […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  Hopefully it has been a great week.  My family is headed out for a second weekend of camping in a row, which doesn’t happen often enough for us.  And this trip will be 4 nights in a yurt.  Not exactly ultralight backpacking, but it will be fun to stay in a yurt for […]

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