Packing list for USA – Southern Border run


  • Two pairs of jeans, one nice for social occasions (from presidential inaugurations to bail hearings), and an old one for riding
  • A few old t-shirts, some of them will be discarded during the trip
  • Two good shirts, for going out at night
  • Underwear, socks
  • Sneakers
  • Riding boots
  • Wool hat
  • Jacket appropriate for riding motorcycles, with body protection and liner for cool weather
  • Riding gloves

Personal items

  • Towel
  • Nécessaire with bathroom items
  • Small Targus bag with netbook, portable harddisk, cables, chargers, papers, documents, headset, cables, accessories
  • Small first-aid kit, several packs of Teraflu, Aleve, Advil
  • Italian Salami. Funny, huh? But then you stop by the side of the road feeling a bit hungry a couple slices of salami keep you going for another few hours without having to eat any junk food
  • Sun glasses
  • Cigars, gas lighter
  • Several ziplock bags (the greatest invention after sliced bread)

Camping gear

  • Small, 2 persons tent
  • Yoga mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Knife: Aitor Jungle King II
  • Small folding knife small enough I can carry it in my pocket
  • Two light sticks
  • Small MagLite flashlight
  • Army canteen
  • Box of baby wipes

Motorcicle items

  • Paratool
  • Spray to inflate and seal tires
  • Small roll of silver tape
  • Chain lube spray

In case you are wondering what kind of trailer I am using to carry all that stuff, see how it it can be nicely packed in just a Cortech Sport saddle bags and one 5000 cu backpack, all secured with just a set of 6 small bungee cords and 3 little carabiners from Home Depot: