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Equipment

© Copyright by Dennis Kanter & Johan Elmdal / Velove © Copyright by Dennis Kanter & Johan Elmdal / Velove


for the Armadillo Expedition Quad Recumbent Bike
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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier
I know exactly what I will take with me and what not!
Some things had worked very well, others not at all …

I will limit my total additional weight on the Armadillo to 100 kg, which includes all my travel gear and food. That's a breeze for the Armadillo. And it's still manageable for me, even with the engine off for support!

That's about the same weight I had on the trike on my Alaska & Yukon tour!

Water and food alone are a lot of weight. Since I don't like to travel in populated areas, I'm more attracted to the people-free north. It will probably be about the same weight, with the difference that the Armadillo has a lot more space to work with, and a way better suspension and an e - motor !

© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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That's my gear so far!

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© Copyright by Garmin © Copyright by Garmin

Garmin Varia Vision In -sight Display

Very good glasses where you always have the important data in front of your eyes. I wouldn't want to be without them!

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Garmin Varia RTL515 rearview radar

Very good system, especially on roads with little traffic, where you are warned early enough if a vehicle appears behind you!

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Garmin Edge 1000 GPS

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Garmin Zumo 390LM GPS

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Garmin GPSMAP 620 GPS

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Garmin Topo Maps

I have been using them for years and am more than satisfied with them

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Garmin bike speed sensor

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Garmin bike cadence sensor

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Garmin heart rate sensor

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Garmin wireless temperature sensor

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© Copyright by NASA © Copyright by NASA

Nasa Barometer Meto Man

It's always good to know how the weather is developing en route and to be warned early enough if it deteriorates rapidly! !

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© Copyright by Thunder Bolt © Copyright by Thunder Bolt

Thunder Bolt Storm &Lightning detector

I have been using the system for many years. It warns me reliably and with almost minute precision when a storm / lightning is moving in my direction!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier


Panasonic Toughbook

For me one of the best travel computers

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Infiray Thermal Scanner

A thermal imaging camera is extremely useful on the road, I wouldn't want to be without it! This unit is very light and perfect for a Recumbent!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier


Leica Geovid 7x42BDA

For me the best binoculars

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier


Leica BIG 35/4 Night Vision

Excellent low light amplifier with high resolution and gain!

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© Copyright by 4Z5LV © Copyright by 4Z5LV


AFEDRI SDR Receiver

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© Copyright by Sdr Play © Copyright by Sdr Play


SDRPlay RSPduo SDR Receiver

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© Copyright by dazer © Copyright by dazer

DAZER II ultrasound dog defense device.

Saved me from getting bitten many times in Alaska & the Yukon!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Katadyn Hiker Pro — Water filter

Katadyn Expedition — Water filter

                  MSR Water Filter

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© Copyright by Optimus © Copyright by Optimus

OPTIMUS Primus Mimer DUO cooker

© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

OPTIMUS Polaris cooker

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

105 watt detachable wind turbine

A wind generator is very helpful to charge your batteries even in bad weather or at night when there is no light for the solar panels!

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© Copyright by Petzl © Copyright by Petzl



Petzel headlamp

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LED emergency light

An emergency flasher is a great way to attract attention in remote areas. Especially in the north, where you have to drive for many hours, it is advisable to turn it on so that approaching traffic sees you early!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Ventisit ventilating seat pad

I would never set off without these seat mats, it's a difference like night and day!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Hand rest

Relieves the forearms enormously on long journeys and makes driving much easier!

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© Copyright by Fjällräven © Copyright by Fjällräven

Fjällräven G1000 Pants and Shirts

There is no better clothing for on the go! Especially when going to mosquito infested areas ! A real live saver !

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Icebreaker-Merino underwear & socks

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier


Geoff Anderson 3 Layer Gore-Tex rain suit

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Various cycling shorts and shirts

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Cycling Helmet

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Cyclists gloves long and short

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Cyclist MTB shoes

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Fleece Vest

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Fleece pullover

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© Copyright by Wiggys © Copyright by Wiggys

Wiggys sleeping Bag

Even at minus 50 degrees Celsius it keeps me warm and in the summer I use it as a blanket! A good sleeping bag can never be too warm...

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

If I will use cycling bags on the Armadillo, then some Ortliebs!

 

© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

If I will use some sort of Sun & Rain protection, then  for sure a Veltop!

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Hopefully I can use some TerraCycle side pocket holder on the Armadillo!

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

I'll be making food myself and repacking it, for the sake of the environment. There will be lots of freeze-dried food, Protein powder and of course mountains of pasta…

© Copyright by Ch. Breier © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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More info to come…


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