This site lists most of my equipment. I had a decend stock of the items that are just basic outdoor equipment. For example, tent and sleeping bag count more than 5 years. The mat, however, is brand new and was a present from my family (I guess they were pitying me). The panniers and the cooker are new, as well (but I had to buy them ;-)

Here, I will upload pictures of the items as soon I shot some of them in action!


After a long period of search and consideration, I chose to buy a really good bike that is made for endurance and robustness. In order to save some money for the trip the best you can do is to get a used one. 

Frame: Rotor Komet Size M, 26"

Rims: NEW: Sun Ringle Rhino Lite XL Rigida Sputnik (Front), Mavic CPX 33 (Rear), 32 holes

Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo

Fronthub: Schmidt Original Nabendynamo SON28

Rearhub: Rohloff Speedhub 500/14, external control

Bottom Bracket: Token

Headset: FSA "The Pig"

Brakes: Avid BB7 Mountain Disc Brake

Saddle: Brooks Flyer Special

Handlebar: PRO mtb Riser 15

Grips: Ergo GP2

Light: B&M IQ Cyo senso plus (front), ...(rear)

Carrier rack: Tubus Logo

Lowrider: Tubus Tara

Power supply: B&M E-Werk

Panniers: Ortlieb front roller classic, back roller classic

Bar bag: Ortlieb Ultimate 6

Lock: Abus Bordo 6100 Combo

bottle cages: another great find in the bike shed of my father.



GPS Device: Garmin Dakota 20
Maps: Digital OSM based from different sources
I will get paper maps as well. I hate travelling without paper map.



Tent: MSR Hubba Hubba HP
Mat: Therm-a-rest NeoAir X-Lite
Sleeping Bag: Yeti V.I.B. 250 (for warmer regions; will be changed to a Mountain Equipment Glacier 750 if it gets too cold)



Olympus OM-D E-M5, with 45 mm f=1.8 & 14-42 mm f=3.5-5.6



Edelrid Hexon multifuel
2 small Trangia Duossal pots (I think these are the oldest items in this list, around 15 years)
Stainless Steel Cup
Falcon centrifugal tubes from the lab for salt, sugar, spices, oil, soap etc.
Cutlery: Edelrid Spof + Spatula, edelrid titanium cutlery
Opinel Nr. 7. Inexpensive. I don't buy expensive knives  since I always loose them.

I hesitated a looooong time, but I finally decided to leave my Bialetti Moka at home. I know I will regret it at some point, but when I was staying at my parent's house before takeoff, I really got used to Cowboy-coffee. Not too bad, I'm serious! And way better than german filter coffee.



Black Diamond Cosmo
Petz eLite (as backup)



uh, I'm not gonna list that in detail, but apart from some socks and boxers, the most important things are:

2 Bike shorts
1 jersey
2 T-Shirts
Down Jacket (I will regret leaving it at home)
Fleece Jacket
Softshell Vest
Rain Jacket
Rain Pants
Rain Covers for the shoes
Patagonia Merino shirt
1 pair of zip-off-pants
1 normal pair of pants
custom knitted cuffs


Spare parts

2 Tubings
tubing patches
1 Tire
screws (2 of every size and length)
cable ties
patches for tent, mat,


Other stuff

First Aid Kid
some antibiotics and anti-shitting-pills
Anti-Brumm forte mosquito repellent
Ipod Shuffle loaded by Jäcky (special thanks)


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