• Thorn Nomad Mk.1 (see ‘My Bike‘ page for complete set-up information)


  • Ortlieb Ultimate 4 Handlebar Bag (with detachable Ortlieb map holder)
  • Rear Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus Panniers (2008)
  • Porcelain Rocket Custom El Gilberto Frame Pack
  • Porcelain Rocket Custom Seat Tube Pack
  • Porcelain Rocket Top Tube Pack
  • Porcelain Rocket Booster Rocket Seat Pack
  • Revelate Designs Jerrycan
  • Selected drybags including Ortlieb 13 Ltr Cordura Dry Bag


  • 1000ml Zefal Magnum bike bottle
  • 1500ml Nalgene Bottle
  • MSR 10 Ltr dromedary bag
  • SteriPEN Freedom (rechargeable)
  • Chlorine Dioxide water treatment drops


  • MSR WhisperLite International Stove
  • MSR fuel bottle (20 Fl. oz)
  • MSR Solid Heat Reflector and Windshield
  • Primus EtaPower 1.7Ltr pot
  • Vango stainless steel 1.4Ltr pot and pan set
  • Pot handle
  • Sea To Summit Delta insulated mug
  • MSR Mugmate Coffee filter
  • North Face 3.5 litre travel cannister containing:
    – Toothbrush, & toothpaste
    – Sea To Summit Titanium cutlery set
    – Lighter & wet weather matches
    – MSR WhisperLite maintenance kit & spares
    – Washing liquid and sponge


  • Hilleberg Akto tent (with MSR Groundhog pegs, additional poleset, footprint groundsheet & pole holders)
  • MSR Dew Rag
  • Marmot Helium EQ 15 degree down sleeping bag
  • Silk Sleeping bag liner
  • Thermarest ProLite Plus Regular


  • Sea To Summit Ipood Pocket Trowel
  • PackTowl Ultralite (L) Towel
  • North Face 3.5 litre travel cannister containing:
    – Dental floss
    – Natural soap
    – Moisturiser
    – Lip balm
    – Suncream/block
    – Chamois Glide balm
    – Chinese Muscle liniment


  • High UV protection Buff
  • Outdoor Research folding cap
  • Specialized BG fingerless cycle gloves
  • Endura MT500 cycling shorts
  • Endura Singletrack 3/4 length baggies
  • Endura Singletrack II shorts
  • Jack Wolfskin Mountain Stretch shirt
  • Gore Vista II Windstopper Unpadded Tights
  • Mountain Hardware zip off trousers
  • Craft Pro Warm long sleeve baselayer
  • IceBreaker BodyFit 260 long sleeve 100% merino base layer/ mid layer (thick)
  • Swimming trunks (Adidas)
  • Cotton T-shirt
  • 2 x underpants
  • Smartwool hiking socks
  • DeFeet WoolieBoolie cushioned merino socks
  • Trek summer ankle socks

Cold & Wet Weather Gear:

  • Berghaus Kangchengjunga Gore Tex Pro hard shell rain jacket
  • Endura Superlite Over trouser
  • Craft Performance XC Windproof light jacket
  • Berghaus Extrem Primoaloft Jacket
  • Mountain Hardwear Polartec hat
  • DHB ear warmer
  • Gore Bike Wear Mistral long fingered gloves
  • Berghaus Gore-Tex warm gloves
  • Silver emergency blanket


  • Specialized Rime MTB shoe with BG insole (formerly Mavic ‘Alpine’)
  • Scarpa Vortex XCR hiking shoes
  • Trek Mates ankle gaiters
  • North Face Base Camp flip flops


  • Kindle electronic book & charging cable
  • Spot satellite messenger
  • Black Diamond Icon headtorch
  • Ipod Classic (with spare earphones) & charging cable
  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook in Thule Gauntlet sleeve
  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB external hard-drive
  • PowerAdd Apollo 7200mAh Solar Charger
  • SD card reader
  • 8GB USB Flash Drive
  • Cannon Power Shot G-12 Camera with spare battery, charger, Lowepro case & Gorilla camera tripod
  • Spare CR2032 batteries for bike computer & spare lithium AAA’s for Spot

Spares & Tools:

  • Leatherman Wave
  • Lezyne Pressure Drive S (90g) mini pump
  • Crank Brothers ‘multi 19’ multi tool (includes chain tool)
  • Teng Tools TS/TX20 Torx T key for Rohloff hubs
  • Rohloff sprocket removal tool
  • Phil Wood BB removal tool
  • Lightweight S&S coupler wrench
  • Schwalbe Marathon Mondial folding tyre 26 x 2.15 (55-559)
  • 2 x tubes with Presta valve
  • Puncture repair kit with tyre levers and patches
  • Park Tool Emergency Tyre Boot
  • 6 x Spoke nipples
  • 3 x 262mm spokes
  • 6 x 238mm spokes
  • Gear cable set for Rohloff hub (2 x inners & 1 housing)
  • Brake cable (2 x Shimano XTR inners & 1 Shimano M system housing)
  • 2 x complete sets of Swisstop Blue Brake Pads (for ceramic & Rigida CCS Rims)
  • 6 Scram chain links & 2 powerlinks
  • Rohloff 16T sprocket 
  • 2 x Rack, bottle cage & chain ring bolts
  • Finish Line wet lubricant
  • Rohloff oil change kit (including drain plug)
  • Shimano Grease
  • Finish Line Extreme Fluoro grease
  • Electrical insulation tape
  • Zip ties
  • Brooks Proofide & rag
  • Seam Grip
  • Ortlieb pannier repair kit with PD 350 patches
  • Ortlieb Lower QL2 Anchoring Hook
  • Tent zip sliders
  • Old toothbrush and cleaning rag


  • LAS Squalo Cycle helmet
  • ‘Click-stand’ bike support
  • Paracord
  • Abus 1950/120 coil lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel documents (Passport, Certificate of Vaccination, receipt of purchase for bike)
  • Pictures of people I love
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Nike Seige sunglasses with clear and brown removable lenses
  • Berghaus sunglasses case
  • Diary (Moleskin)
  • Small notebook (Moleskin)
  • Pen
  • Wallet

Luggage Montage


Tent Montage

One response to “Equipment

  1. You do not mention which brand of silk liner you have? You have all the best kit so I would like to know so I can get one. Thanks Nathan, you seem to be really blazing some trails.

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