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When people ask me what to bring for a day sail, that’s my response.

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Packing list for the "credit card touring" (no camping, no cooking).

Bike gear
* spare inner tubes
* tire levers
* patch kit
* multitool
* lights: front (helmet mounted, doubles as a flashlight) and rear
* emergency repair: electrician tape, zip ties
* bungee cords, the more the better
* bike lock
* hand pump (on the bike)
* chain oil

* plastic plate/bowl, cup, spoon/fork
* knife
* corkscrew

Personal/hygiene
* toothbrush
* toothpaste
* floss
* soap
* toilet paper

Medical
* antibiotic ointment
* bandaids
* gauze pads
* stomach remedies
* ginger cookies
* insect repellent

Documents
* if traveling internationally:
- passport
- for children: birth certificate; other parent consent letter (notarized?)
* driver's license
* medical insurance
* credit and debit card
* cash + coins

Electronics
* camera
* cellphone
* chargers

Food
* water bottles: at least 2 (on the bike)
* energy bars: many
* food for the first 1-2 days: sandwiches, fruits
* tea

Clothing
* shorts: 2
* t-shirts/jerseys
* underwear: a few
* socks: 1 pair, wool
* sweater
* bike gloves
* rain coat
* pants?
* rain gloves?
* rain pants?
* sun hat
* bandana

Beach
* towel (!!!)
* swim suit
* sunglasses
* sunscreen

Misc
* maps; route notes; addresses/phone numbers of potential overnights
* list of bike shops along the way
* pen and paper
* compass?


Pre-departure checklist
* tires pumped
* chain oiled
* water bottles mounted
* pump mounted
* reset odometer
This list has started as a packing list for a week-long summer vacation in Buzzards Buy, so it is somewhat more involved than needed for a quick overnight, but it's a good starting point. Things it doesn't cover, but the actual packing list should: food; drinks; clothing; entertainment (books/games/toys/music); first aid kit/medicine. For trips with potentially more demanding sailing one should also start thinking about some safety equipment, starting with a personal life vest.
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