Bikepacking – How to do stuff and MYOG

MYOG – Make your own gear

Over the last couple of years, bikepacking has grown in popularity and more people than ever are getting bitten by the bug. With this passion comes a hunger for knowledge and inevitably, a desire for new gear. I understand.

Throughout my life, I’ve been making things and recycling bits and pieces into useful objects. I enjoy coming up with ways to save a few pennies and especially love a bit of tinkering.

I make mistakes and like to think that I learn from them at least some of the time. When I succeed, I share useful and occasionally useless findings here.


How to make a custom dry bag

 


How to do a ghetto tubeless conversion


How to make a frame bag


How to pack for bikepacking – what’s in the bags?


How to wild camp – a beginner’s guide


How to pack a bike in a CTC bag for flight –  includes links to bike policies with up-to-date information from the airlines


How to make beard and moustache wax – doubles up as lip balm


How to make a DIY Schnozzel to inflate an Exped Synmat sleeping mat – VIDEO


How to stay warm when cycling

From Pogies to woolly knickers, tips for staying snug when cycling on a bleak winter’s day.


How to recycle underwear into a trendy top 

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