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The
Primus Omnifuel stove can run off virtually any fuel - LP Gas, naptha, gasoline/petrol, diesel, kerosene - even aviation fuel. Designed to work well in the most demanding conditions; extreme altitudes and high or low temperatures. A real gem! Mine came from UK importers, Rosker.


I'll be camping quite a lot on this ride. After considerable research I settled on the
Force Ten Argon 200 semi-geodesic tent. It ticks all the boxes: can be pitched inner only on hot nights; is free-standing and is very strong thanks to its unique pole structure. At just 1.75KG it's also very light. Roomy enough for all my bike gear and me, it's by far the best tent I've ever owned. Force Ten Tents website


A self-inflating mattress is essential for comfort and insulation. UK based manufacturer Multimat make the best! I used a Summit 25/38 mat that's a comfy 38mm thick at my torso, weighs just 895g and packs into a very compact fleece lined sack that doubles up as a pillowcase.


I needed a down sleeping bag that was lightweight (880 gms) and would pack really small (25x16 cm before compression). The
Vango Venom 300 fit the bill perfectly. With a comfort range of 0 to +25 C, it kept me cosy throughout the journey.


Lightweight camping shouldn't be without its comforts. I use a
Multimat Chair Converter so that I can use my Multimat sleeping mat as a seat. Its packed weight is just 495g and it's only the size of a small folding umbrella.


For convenience and to be prepared for the worst, I carry a tasty selection of
Travellunch high energy, freeze dried meals. Made in Germany by Reiter, each meal weighs just 125g before adding water... even my low powered Matchy can carry that!


I will use a robust and durable
Vango stainless steel cook kit on this journey. They are manufactured tough to provide years of use with little or no maintenance - perfect for me! The 1 person set includes a frying pan, 2 pots and a cup that all nestle into each other to save space.


I've found
Leatherman multi-purpose tools invaluable in the past. The Leatherman Blast saw, scissors and bottle / can opener tools are ideal when camping. The file and needlenose pliers come in handy on my bike too. An essential piece of kit.


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