Below are three photographs showing all the gear and equipment I arrived in Africa with on my bike.

I have since got rid of the MSR stove and fuel bottle as I had problems with this and I forgot the bike helmet in Bissau (although I never actually strapped it on my head before then anyway).

Main equipment
Main equipment

Regarding photographic and electronic equipment – this is all holding up exceedingly well on the bumpy Africa roads.  No complaints here.

Photographic and Electronic Equipment
Photographic and Electronic Equipment

And then there’s the few items that didn’t really fit in the first photograph – namely my money belt, passport and other documents plus reading material and maps.

Important documentation and literature
Important documentation and literature

I have since finished reading Graham Greene and have expanded my reading collection to, at it’s height, seven reading books in my panniers.

I shall be including a comprehensive list of all the equipment I have, as shown in these photos, in a future update.