Bikepacking

How To Live Your Dream Of Riding The Divide

by Andy Amick

Ever Dreamed But Never Acted? All of us have probably had visions of our head of acting out some incredible lifelong dream whether it’s travelling, completing a sporting event, or living our life the way WE want to live it.  But in the end, very few of us actually turn those dreams into reality. We […]

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Happy Friday – Links From The Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun July 4th.  Colorado cancelled almost all fireworks celebrations due to the dry conditions and many fires which is a fine restriction if it results in fewer fires.  If you are camping anywhere in the western US this year, please obey all fire bans and restrictions because […]

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MYOG – Coroplast Seat Bag

by Andy Amick

This is a follow-up to the Political Sign post to show the detailed steps of how to make a custom bikepacking seat bag from all of those signs that will be taking over yards and roadsides during this election season. Overall cost for the bag is under $15 with most of the cost coming from […]

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Finally, A Good Use For Political Signs

by Andy Amick

It’s election season again and we are beginning to see some yards that resemble this: Or worse: I’m not a political strategist, but I think the second one is a yard full of junk and won’t lead to any votes for any of these candidates.  But all is not wasted if the candidate’s supporters choose […]

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Happy Friday – Interesting Links For This Week

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday.  No need to stay here.  Go explore a few of the articles and products that I have run across this week. Hans Bagworks – Wallets made out of re-purposed Adventure Cycling maps.  Great idea and the map material is very sturdy. Our “No Cotton” Philosopy – This post from Mountain Mama details how […]

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Paracord Waist Strap Using Cross Knots

by Andy Amick

For 2012, I’m using my Marmot Kompressor pack for my bikepacking setup.  It has a bit more room for gear than my Lezyne pack.  The one thing it did not come with was a waist strap.  That was fine for hiking, but when biking, I prefer a waist strap to keep the pack from bouncing […]

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3 Easy And Inexpensive Ways To Save Weight On Your Bikepacking Setup

by Andy Amick

Trying to save weight by cutting the end off of a toothbrush is the wrong way.  We’ve probably all been there, but there are much more effective ways to save large amounts of weight in your bikepacking setup. And they can be done with little to no cost.     1. Stove For a 1 […]

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Use A Gear List For Your Trips

by Andy Amick

In the last few days, I came across a couple of articles on gear lists for backpacking trips. Brian Green – Gear Lists – Not Just For Gram Weenies! Andrew Skurka – Gear Lists – Past Trips Both of these articles have great information on how and why to use a gear list.  Here are […]

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Can You Outfit Your Bikepacking Adventure With Only Homemade and Cottage Gear?

by Andy Amick

Earlier this week, I read Brian’s post on Planning for Unplanned Hikes describing his backpack that is pre-packed and ready to go for a weekend adventure.  That post made me think of my own gear organization and my Go Box for bikepacking.  It’s not pre-packed because I don’t always have the bikepacking bags on the bike, […]

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Goofy Gear Day – Ultralight Camp Coffee

by Andy Amick

What do you get when you combine Red Bull, coffee and beer?  A full featured make your own (MYOG) bikepacking coffee maker of course.  You didn’t expect a party did you?   For me, morning coffee while camping or bikepacking is a must have.     Kit Setup The total kit weighs in just under […]

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