OK, since writing about forgetting my pack and how important it is to me, I have gotten a lot of questions. Like, "What's in your pack?" Or, "I've done stupid shit like that too...blah, blah." Actually, I don't really remember the exact questions. Now, I normally consider my pack somewhat sacred and haven't really felt the need to share details. However, the people have spoken and I'm here to try and help.
First, this is my pack and packed my way. It has evolved over time as I encounter issues and feel I should have had such and such. Or just think of something new. I see other riders pack way less and other riders that pack way more. I have been fortunate enough that I have not had to use many of the items in my pack. However, I have used many of them to help out fellow riders. This is not the BIBLE of packing, merely my way. Got that? Good.
My pack is heavy, that is what happens when you load it up. My pack always goes with me regardless of where I am going to ride or how long the ride may be. Very few of the contents change. It is always filled with 3 liters of water.