Having the right gear can often make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of your trip. Likewise, having the wrong gear can take away from your enjoyment of a trip, or depending on how wrong or bad your gear is, be downright dangerous. What makes me think of this as I'm in the middle of nowhere sitting next to another camp fire? It's simple, I have lots of gear along, and while I thought I had all the right gear, it is turning out that I was not 100% correct in that belief. Most of what I brought has performed great, but over the last week, I have been plagued with a disturbing number of gear failures. With this in mind, I'm going to run through what I brought, and what I would do differently the next time I ride to Ushuiaia, based upon usefulness, durability, and price.