Usually I kept a standard Travel packing list for various kind of travels. You may have one list for long trip oversea and another for day trip to nearby location. I find that it really handy & helps you to pack quickly. You just need to add extras item when you think you may need to cover special activities.
So for typically Motorbike day trip, a daytrip backpack, basic first aid kit, sunblock & GPS are my essential. Not shown in photo are the extra T-shirt, water bag, energy snacks). I only need to thrown in extras like insect repellent since i anticipate I may trek a little.
One of the more useful gadget I acquire is this portable GPS. While I may not have use them frequently for short trips & familiar routes, I still find them useful in helping to remember POI (Point of Interests) as well as occasion location verification just to ensure I’m right on track. Previously, I have relied on map & compass. But after my driving trip around North Thailand (Mae Hong Son Loop), I find the compass & map to be difficult to use especially on winding terrains / roads.
So there, just sharing some of my travel experiences … have a good weekend!