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Historical Packing List

Old 10-12-19, 10:23 AM
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That list looks pretty good...I'd leave the pipe and tobacco at home though. This seems like a good opportunity to post this classic video about historic touring.

I started touring with a similar saddlebag set up on a Claud Butler back in the 1970's and strapped a tent and sleeping bag to the outside. My bike has changed from steel to carbon and I've gone over to an Ortleib handlebar bag and there's more high tech fabric than wool in my gear list now, but the principles and the list are very similar...It makes getting onto trains just as easy too.

Here's the old set up using new technology after a night's camping in New Hampshire and a rather fuzzy photo taking the Downeaster train back from Portland ME.

Pawtuckaway State park NH on a misty morning

Drying some shorts and socks on the saddle bag.

Baggage car on Downeaster train

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