BikePacking Feedbags DIY Cheap!

Let me show you how I made a sturdy set of BikePacking Feedbags for $16.95.

Dynamo Chargers Outside of the Hub

Dynamo chargers don’t have to be in the hub. Let’s look at some new designs of bicycle dynamo chargers that mount on the bicycle. All of the dynamo chargers in this review are not hub dynamo chargers. I am not against using a hub dynamo charger. I love my current set of wheels and am not open to any changes to accomodate any hub dynamo chargers. So what are the new developments in non hub dynamo chargers.

Worst Bicycle Touring Product Ever

I give you the Kamp-Rite Midget Bushtrekka Bicycle Camper Trailer with Oversize Tent Cot complete in it’s lunacy and available for purchase at Amazon.com. This is the worst bicycle touring product ever conceived because of it’s weight, price, complexity, and inability to solve any problems.

Stealth Camping

Stealth camping is finding a free, usually illegal, always inconspicuous campsite, spending the night and leaving without being noticed. Questions on forums abound on the practice of finding a free camping spot. It’s usually called stealth, ninja, hobo, guerrilla, urban, vagabond, whatever camping. People talk about it’s morality, legality, practise, and execution. I have successfully stealth camped 100’s of times in many different conditions. I’m fairly adept at it because I am usually very prepared with equipment on a bike trip. There are people who make a life out of stealth camping and spend every night for years this way.

Shimano XT Thumb Shifters

Shimano XT Thumb Shifters are perhaps the finest bicycle component ever engineered. For the bicycle tourist riding a mountain bike style bar Shimano XT Thumb Shifters offer the perfect blend of functionality, reliability, adaptability, and ease of use.

How Much Does It Cost to Bicycle Tour

On all of the ‘Bicycle Touring’ sites I visit there is always a question about the costs associated with bicycle touring. How much does it cost? What is your daily budget? How do you get the time?

Bicycle Touring Toolkit

What does your bicycle touring toolkit look like? The proper bicycle touring toolkit depends on a number of factors. Who I am riding with and where I am riding. A group bicycle tourists that demand the same tools can spread out an extensive bicycle touring toolkit across their panniers quite easily. Credit card bicycle tourists on established routes can get away with a spartan bicycle touring toolkit. What do you use?

Thermarest Old School vs New School

When I saw that Cascade Designs, maker of Thermarest sleeping pads, modified their Neo Air line, trimming the corners, to fit into a mummy shaped bivy, I penciled it in as a goto piece of gear for my next trip; however, I’m not so sure anymore.

Luci vs Luminaid: Solar Light Showdown

I saw mpowerd.com‘s Luci solar powered light on a gadget site and instantly made the purchase. Small pack size and internal solar power would make for the perfect tent light. After purchasing I saw someone had commented on LuminAid‘s entry into the same market and I also had to have it. Get set for the LuminAid vs. Luci stand off.

Eureka Backcountry 1 Review

The Eureka Backcountry 1 is a freestanding, 1 person, double wall, tent that assembles in minutes, and boasts a roomy interior. When I say freestanding I do mean “truly freestanding”. You can completely erect this tent without using any stakes or guidelines.