The equipment

For the benefit of those pondering whether I've thought this through or for those wanting this information for their own use, the following is the exhaustive list of what I'll be carrying throughout the majority of the journey. I do however plan to shed non-essential items en-route, to make space for some large stone curious.

Mounted on handlebars

On person & in hidden money belt

  • Passport & drivers licence originals
  • Money (plastic & $USD)
  • Mobile phone 1
  • Pen knife

Handy bits in small tankbag and small backpack.

General items in small top box

Camping items rolled-up in waterproof bag

Food in panniers

  • Soya mince or tuna
  • Cous cous or noodles
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Ground coffee & sugar
  • Nuts
  • Energy bars

Kitchen items in panniers

  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Cooking pots
  • Bialetti coffee pot
  • Lighter
  • Penknife. Spoon & fork
  • Dishwashing soap & cloth
  • Drinking water
  • Hip flask of fire water

Bike spares in panniers

  • Spare fuses
  • Mr funnel
  • Loctite blue
  • 4 x oil filter kits
  • Steel sprockets & X-ring chain
  • 2 X spark plugs
  • Spare sump plug
  • 2 X tyre leavers
  • Foot pump
  • WD40

Tools in bashplate tool boxes

  • Rachet & sockets
  • Spanners
  • Allen keys
  • Pliers
  • Multi screwdriver
  • Shifting spanner
  • Hacksaw blades (2)
  • Mini file
  • Feeler gauges
  • Electric wire, insulation tape & connectors
  • Duct tape
  • Metal epoxy & superglue
  • Cable ties
  • Hose clamps

Clothing in panniers

  • Cap
  • Havaianas
  • Desert shoes (Veldskoen)
  • 7 x underwear & socks
  • Lightweight trousers with zip-off leg
  • Jean pant
  • 2 X Shorts
  • 5 X T-shirts
  • 2 X Button shirts
  • Deet mosquito spray
  • Top hat
  • Brogues
  • Sports blazer

Toiletries in panniers

  • Nail clippers & tweezers
  • Shampoo & shower gel
  • Comb
  • Toothbrush, paste & floss
  • Mirror
  • Towel
  • SP20 Sunblock
  • Small nivea cream
  • Zambuk
  • Deet mosquito spray
  • Multivitamins

First aid kit in panniers

  • Plasters, bandage, tape & wound gauze
  • Eye drops
  • Germaline & cuticura
  • Savlon
  • Potassium permangenate
  • 4 X Sterile syringes
  • Painkillers
  • Malaria treatment kit
  • Electrolyte sachets
  • Imodium
  • Small sewing kit
  • Deet mosquito spray
  • Latex gloves
  • Lighter
  • Lots of other stuff I can't remember now

Puncture repair in fender bag

  • Puncture repair kit
  • Pressure gauge
  • (2 x spare tubes strapped to luggage)

Fluid in exterior cannisters

  • Motorex engine oil (2l)
  • Drinking water (2l)

Auxillary fuel tank (In Sudan)

  • 5l litres of bush fuel

Riding attire on person