Video: Packing Bromptons for Extended Tours
As we get ready to take off on the next leg of our adventure, we thought we’d make some videos showing how we pack and what we carry when we tour on the Bromptons. This is all the stuff we’ll need for months of touring in mild weather. Since we share resources and our tools of the trade are a little differnt, our packing methods aren’t exactly the same. So here they are back to back, how Laura packs and how I pack our Bromptons for extended touring.
Laura’s Packing Method
Russ’ Packing Method
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John Whitman December 2, 2011 at 6:55 am
Music vs Dialogue
You might think your readers/video watchers tune in to your posts so they can hear some cool jazz and relaxing banjo noodling. Speaking for myself, I like to hear what you have to say. Lately the music soundtrack has been battling with the dialogue, and the soundtrack has been winning, making it difficult to decipher what the speaker is actually saying.
It may be difficult when presented with a bag of tricks to focus on what in the bag actually works, the natural tendency being to use everything you’ve got, all the time. Being minimalists, you more readily than most should be able to snap to “less is more”. If I can’t hear what you’re saying, I’ll probably stop trying to listen. (and I’ve been listening long enough to know that the answer to Scott’s question is “with a dowel”)
Ladia skladaci kola December 2, 2011 at 7:35 am
Funny thing Russ, Laura is a better camera operator then you – photo prof 🙂 Video of her is way to much focused on her (I understand you why 🙂 she is beautiful Woman a kind hard to find 🙂 ) than on things from her backpack about which she is speaking.
Othervise thanks a lot for this details. You both are real minimalists! Love the way of packing into small sacks. Both backpacks looks really organized.
Piskian December 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Nice set-up!Perhaps drysack liners for the famous Kiwi wets?I found those cheap showercaps good for helmmet raincovers!Have a good one.
Kellie Stapleton December 3, 2011 at 10:04 am
Congrats on your trip to NZ. These videos were great. I think to do a segment on what bike tools and spare parts you take, and essentials like kitchen equipment would be good too. Thanks.
Sean December 18, 2011 at 11:27 am
since you mentioned GH2 in your kit, why do you carry EP3 as well. Is there anything EP3 does that GH2 can’t?
Russ December 18, 2011 at 11:45 am
I like to pack two cameras for redundancy. I actually prefer shooting stills with the EP3 better than the GH2, but the GH2 makes a good allrounder. Sometimes I shoot with both simultaneously with a wide angle on one and a tele on the other.
Marcey January 2, 2012 at 9:20 am
I loved the videos. I also laughed hard at Laura’s comment about being a napkin horder, as I am one as well. These videos helps me with my packing plans for a 6 month tour of the intermountain west. Keep up the wonderful blog posts and enjoy your days.
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Nice job of reducing your lives to a couple of bags and a Brompton each. 🙂 How do you attach your backpacks to the rear of the bikes?