I will start out by saying that I am a firm believer in spending money upfront on high quality gear. That does not mean that I condone wasteful spending as there is a certain “realm” in which you can venture where return on investment just isn’t there.
I am fully aware that you could potentially complete this journey with a poncho and a pair of flip flops but I couldn’t commit to that up front. A lot of my gear/equipment is new to me and I will be writing a review on certain articles when I feel that they are well deserved. If I don’t cover an item feel free to inquire about it.
Helmet: Arai XD4
Communications: SENA SMH-10-11
Jacket/Pants: KLIM Badlands
Boots: SIDI (these are 15 year old motocross boots…I almost bought the SIDI Adventure boots but figured that $500 would be better spent extending my journey)
Luggage: Wolfman Expedition saddle bags, medium sized duffel, two bottle holsters, and front fender bag. Also a Giant Loop Tank bag modified to fit the Safari Tank. Pelican hard cases for laptop and SD memory cards.
Electronics: GoPro 3 Black Edition, Canon Powershot SD1200 IS, Dell 1100 Inspiron Notebook, iPhone 4, Garmin 60CSX GPS unit, SPOT Tracker,
Camping Gear: REI Radiant 0* Sleeping Bag, Silk sleeping bag liner, REI two man something or other tent, Thermarest sleep pad, MSR XGK stove, SteriPen,
Media Services: SmugMug photo hosting account, Skype for phone calls, THIS blog that you are reading, Youtube account, hopefully some good support coming from ADVrider,