Something You Forgot to Bring (1 Viewer)

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What's something that you wish you had brought on your last bike tour but forgot to bring?

Alternatively, what's something you've brought along that you wish you hadn't?
 
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Mrcharwe

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I feel like I always end up bailing stuff more than wishing I had brought more.

Things I've shipped home or left behind: heavy lock, extra shoes, extra books, extra clothes, tools for things I probably won't fix on the road(if the bike breaks just hitch to a bike shop)

Things I've upgraded on tour:
Larger tent. Being stuck in a small 1 person tent for days of rain is no fun
Warmer Sleeping bag, being cold at night sucks.
 

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What's something that you wish you had brought on your last bike tour but forgot to bring?

Alternatively, what's something you've brought along that you wish you hadn't?
I wasn't biking, but i went to a lil music festival, and i forgot a mess kit / metal pot (to boil water for coffee). Just cut the top off an aluminum pint can, and that was enough to make it happen. (My campstove is very small.)
I usually regret it if i forget bug spray. That is a must. Sometimes i wish I'd brought a bug net too.
Things i end up not using often fall into the 'but what if i get bored' category - books can be heavy if you're not reading them. Camping usually keeps me occupied; there's always firewood that need to be gathered, or trails/nettles to be hacked.
 

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