Gear

Bicycle

Stevens P18 2016 bicycle with Pinion P18 Hub and a Gates Carbon Drive belt
Tyres: Marathon Mondial 47-622 (28 x 1.75 Inch) Folding tires
Weight:15 kg(including all accessories)

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Stevens P18 bicycle equipped with an 18-gear Pinion hub, and Gates Carbon Drive belt. (Photo: Ole Zimmer/Pinion)

Total weight of Gear = 30 kg

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All gear

Bags (5.2 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Orlieb front Roller Plus 1350 Rear rack
Ortlieb back roller plus 1590 Front rack
Ortlieb rack pack M 700 Rear rack
Ortlieb Ultimate Pro E Handlebar bag 800 On handlebar
Ortlieb Airflex rucksack 650 Off-bike usage
EagleCreek pack-it cube 67 For organizing
EagleCreek pack-it half-cube 18 For organizing

Electronics (4.3 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Sigma bike computer 24
Laptop + Charger + LAN USB 2400
Mouse w/ batteries 106
Laptop softshell 364
GPS + USB charger 188
External HDD 2TB 235
AGPTek 16GB MP3-Player + Ear phones 40
Smart phone + 128 GB card + charger + headphones 200
Powerbank RAVPower 26800mAh powerbank 460
RAVPower 4-Port USB charger 300

Photography (6 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Sony Camera 1 + battery + 128GB SD card 490
Sony Camera 2 + battery + 128GB SD card 344
Ayex S2 intervelometer 150
Sony camera charger 98
3x spare camera batteries 168
Lens 24-70mm + UV filter 450
Lens 10-18mm 281
Lens 55-210mm 345
Samyang 85m/1.4 480
1x Extra 64 GB microSD card including adapter 1
GoPro 4 silver + 64GB microSD + 3x battery 150
FY-G4 gimbal for GoPro + charger 350 For smooth video
Camera Plus timelapse timer 240 for GoPro
3x Polar filters 161 67mm, 62mm, 49mm
ND 1.8 filter 50 67mm
ND 1000 filer 50 67mm
Sirui Tripod 1200
Gitzo tripod video head 560
L-plate for tripod head 118
Rode Mic 144 For capturing sound on camera
Audio-Technica ATR3350 lavalier mic 20 for interviews
Rode TRS-TRRS Adapter 10 microphone adapter
Air blower 50 for sensor cleaning

Camping (5.7 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
MSR hubba hp with footprint 1570
The North Face Blue Kazoo long 1220 sleeping bag
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus 800
Meru Sport Towel 40 x 90 90
Sunix LED headlamp 74 charged via USB port
Water filter 95
Water purification tablets + Antichlor 30
Wenger Swiss army knife w/o case 131
Paper soap 14
Shaving razor 41
Tooth brush and paste 68
Compact mirror 27
Platybus 1L bottle 40
Optimus Stove Ligher 45
Cooking gear (stove, repair kit, pots) 925
Primus empty fuel bottle 0.6L 143
2x water bottles 234

Clothing (6 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Cycling gloves 47
Gore Windstopper gloves 121
Marmot Precip Trouser 260
Cycling shorts 160
Gonso Bicycle pants + padded underwear 545
Maier long pants 394
Gore bib tight 450
GoreTex Jacket 250
Marmot Down Jacket Zeus 410
Stevens Thermal winter jacket 450
1x Shirt long sleeve – Blue 171
1x Stevens Shirt long sleeve – Blue 171
1x Pinion T-Shirt 145
1x White T-Shirt 145
2x underwears 140
1x Sealskinz socks 75
3x Biking socks 105
Keen shoes 950
Mashall hiking shoes 900
Giro Pneumo helmet 280
Baff headscarf 38
Baseball cap 41
Bicycle seat cover 25

Personal (0.7 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Contact lenses + cleansing solution 350
Chapstick 20
Nobite lotion 63
Eye glasses prescription 0
Sunglasses with case 156
Belt 20
Waist belt 72
Casio W-59-1VQES wrist watch 18

Emergency (0.3 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Ibuprufen (fever & pain killer) 16
Tablets for Diarrhoea treatment 8
Malarone (Standy tablets against Malaria) 8
Rehdydration sachets 82
First aid kit 190

Repair (1.7 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Lezyene HV Micro floor drive pump 200
TipTop Patch Kit Tour 20
Toppeak Multi-tool 235
2x spare tubes 280
Brake pads 4x 35
Duct tape 42
Pressure guage 45
Spare belt 300 2x
Gear Hub oil 80
Gear Hub spare parts 200
Gear Hub tool 250
Books Proofide saddle fat 40
Small scissors 20

Documents (0.3 kg)

Item Weight(grams) Notes
Passport 50
Photocopy of passport
ID card + Driving license 13
10 Passport photos
AOK Health Insurance Card
Bank cards
Bank phone numbers
Pakistan Origin Card
Notebook + Pen 145
TAN + PIN numbers
Scan of vaccination ID
Flags 100

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41 comments

  • wish you good luck for your journey and may God help you whatever you wanted to achieve in a smooth way. TC Thumbs UP !!!

  • I have not good experience with big memory cards with canon & Sony cameras. When the pics start building up the memory geting slow, specially when you take out the card to computer & deleate some & put it back to camera. It then keep reading & reading it. My last 32GB Sandisk which came with the canon 70D is dead & I was in Las Vagus & lost all unbackuped pics. Now I got 16GB memory’s. Big 64-128GB are ok for videos as they are big files but not many on the card. Like 10k pics on the card but only 100 videos on the card. So I suggest, use small card for camera but u can use big cards for Gopro.

  • ALLAH ap ko kamyab kare kamran sahib. apne nam ke tarha app kamran hoon for ever.

  • Dear Kamra ,

    You are really great adventurer of this Time , Have a great Time , wishing you all the best for your travel to Pakistan , You are gonna make a history … Once again best of Luck and thanks for portraying such a great soft image of Pakistan.

  • Greetings from India. I too live in germany. Hopefully some day I will make a similar journey.

  • all the best u r an inspiration u hve made this nation proud someone with huge courage can do this and all the best all u rise Pakistani flag all around the world we wish and pray for ur safety success and strength to complete ur goals
    Pakistan zindabad

  • What sort of bicycle did you use for this? How much is the weight of the bike itself

  • Man … This was of great help as I’ll be planning for my Journey from Istanbul to London on my CBR ๐Ÿ˜€

    Genius

  • Hallo Kamran,

    Es muss eine sehr anstrengede Reise gewesen sein. Ich wollte auch schon immer von Deutschland nach Pakistan eine Reise mit dem Auto unternehmen. Habe aber nie die Gelegenheit bekommen. Zeitlich und auch finanziell. Ich hatte mich mit einigen poteziellen Sponsoren mein Vorhaben besprochen, leider wollte keiner darin investieren. Aber eine Reise mit dem Fahrrad! Das ist wirklich ein Abenteuer.

    Ich freue mich fuer dich, dass du sowas verwirklichen konntest.
    Wuensche dir weiterhin viel Erfolg.

    LG

    Asad

    • Danke Asad, dass mit Sponsoren kann ich schon verstehen. Ich hatte auch kein Sponsoring fรผr diese Reise bekommen.

  • Dear Brother Kamran,

    Ma sha Allah, got no words to say – i really enjoyed the tour but you should have taken 2 many pictures i would love 2 c

  • Congratulations dear Kamran for making your dream come true. Its indeed a life-time proud and wonderful achievement. Thanks for promoting Bright side of Pakistan. Looking forward to see many more adventures by your side. ‘God bless Kamran’

  • Kamran, Thank you for documenting your wonderful trip. It’s truly inspiring and I wish you all the best in future endeavors.

  • You’re a good man … I’ve wanted to visit the Ex-russian ( current muslim) states for a while now … Hopefully someday i;ll be able to take a trip too … In Shaa Allah ..

  • Your journey is well documented and inspirational. Normally we in India don’t get to see the bright side of people from Pakistan

    • Thanks, Deepak. It is unfortunate that people from both India and Pakistan are not able to freely visit the neighbours. Making new friendships and knowing each other will help resolve the tension.

  • It’s a very inspirational journey that you have embarked on. Wish you all the luck and awaiting to see more pictures.

  • Hey Kamran,
    Thanks a lot for the very detailed documentation of your gear! This is very useful for other bikepackers.
    Just to ask a quick question, how has your experience been with Pinion gears? Especially with traveling to far flung places. Has repairing been a serious issue?

    Also, what other bikes have you used in the past? Any reviews there are appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks! Congrats and good luck with the future rides…

    Chintan

  • best wishes kamran… i hope one day u will make a new world record of cycling and make the flag of Pakistan shine and shine…
    i always love to c ur pics… and daily i visit ur page to c ur new pics…… stay blessed…..

  • Dear Mr. Kamran,

    Your journey is really a motivation for us Pakistani cyclist. BTW I’m currently in Dubai and have been planing a cyclist tour from Islamabad/Lahore to Kaghan Valley starting from 1st March and might be completed within a week or 10 days in sha ALLAH.

    I would be happy if any adventurer or rider gets the chance and time to join me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d be happy to welcome. Kindly do watsapp or call me @ 0332 2196510.

  • You don’t know how much you have inspired me and my friends. I just love that how you are following your dreams and enjoying your life. Best wishes from me and my friends. Stay blessed, stay riding.

  • Brave Kamran. You deserve an lifetime achievement award. Salut.

  • Thank you sir these these things will help me alot on my trip from karachi to china border

  • Hi Mr Kamran

    I regularly read your picture stories. and all pf them are awesome.
    I have a question, may be you have answered this earlier. Do you use any photo editing software before posting your pictures, if yes whats the name of that tool. I believe it must be handy as i am impressed by the pictures you have posted so far.

    Regards

  • Kamran, being a photographer i loved every bit of the detailed gear sheet you mentioned above, but what gave my adrenaline the real rush was the that 100 gms of our Pakistan flag that travels with you across the globe. Kamran you are a national hero and a pride for the country. You are that good news that I so anxiously share with my friends and colleagues to show what Pakistan is all about. Allah Bless you. You rock ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is SO inspiring! Maybe not the exact kind of journey, but I hope to do something as inspired someday! Lots of luck and wishes for the remaining portion of your tour to Alaska.

  • Great life…. Hope you are always Hale and healthy and enjoy your great and awosame lifestyle. If I were you be sure had my dear wife beside… not married travel with a opposite sex gender.
    Anyway hope you enjoy as you wish.

  • Hi Kamran,

    I have been following your photo journal religiously and I have to say, I’m a big fan. I see that you are on your way traveling through the Americas. I live in San Francisco and would love to have an opportunity to host you or at least get a chance to meet you. If you do swing by here, I hope that happens.

    Cheers and Safe Travels
    Nadeem

  • according to my self you are the only person in world who had enjoyed his life. the rest of world including me is very boring and afraid of doing adventure in their lives. the only question i would like to ask is your source of income???? how you manage the expenses while you are not doing any JOB. Is their any business????

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