Hi everyone. Before heading out tomorrow I thought it might be of some interest to a few to see what equipment I will be carrying on the trek so post below the general list. It looks ridiculously long to me but am struggling (aside from the chocolate maybe though that is debatable) to reduce it down much.
As the trek continues it will be interesting to see what I use and what remains in the bag or gets discarded along route in favour for a lighter pack. Total weight is a slightly worrying .17.5kg including 5 days of food (I hope I find more before then and water (I have links to a website which tells me where I can get more throughout the length of the routes.
Oh, and I guarantee I have forgotten at least one thing from the list and from the bag when I set off 🙂
CAMERA & TECH KIT
LEE 75 filter Holder and adapter rings
LEE 75 grey grads x3
LEE 75 Big Stopper
LEE 75 Polariser
Slik Carbon Travel Tripod
Really Right Stuff Ball Head and Accra Swiss tripod mount adapter
Anker 21w solar panel
Battery Pack (recharges from solar panel)
Head torch – pretzel actik inc spare batteries
Earphones (so I can learn Italian en route)
Credit card & cash
Italian laminated learning sheets x3
F-stop gear Shinn Rucksack
Camelback 2Ltr bladder
Hilleberg 1 Man Tent – outer only (750g lighter without inner fly)
thermarest sleep mat & patch repair kit
RAB down 3 season sleeping bag
MSR stainless 1 Ltr pot
MSr portable camp stove & gas
Alpkit titanium Spork
Super Wash 89ml -does clothes, pans, me, cars, tractors and bikes!!!
ROHAN salt, pepper, chile, oil containers
Swiss Army Knife (locking)
FOOD – enough for 5 days
High5 berry flavour sport drink
Various couscous, noodle, egg noodle “instant meals (average 350kCal).
Garlic – one clove
Tortilla wraps x15
Peanut Butter x1 jar
Munching bars x6
Chocolate – don’t worry, it won’t last long!
Shampoo, Moisturiser, Toothbrush, Toothpaste
Blister/First Aid Kit inc compeeds, felts, antiseptic, plaster (long length of), ENGO blister prevention patches, anklewrap. This is my biggest fear!!!, Diorylyte, Lavender Oil, Paracetamol
Sewing kit inc needles (straight from the hotel!)
Dental Floss (many uses!)
Spare lace – could be handy couldn’t it?
CLOTHES x inc what I will be wearing
Tee shirt – merino x2
Long sleeve Mid Layer – merino -x1
Montane lightweight hiking trouser x1
Paramo Fuera Smock x1
OBOZ hiking boots
Decathlon hiking shorts x1
Underwear x 1 x going commando when washing each evening! OK, too much data
Rohan Thermal leggings – merino – ok, I feel the cold.
Light walking socks x2
Mammoth lightweight rain jacket x1
GORE waterproof overtrouser x1 (very old!)
mountain Hardware man made down jacket x1 – very light and can get wet!
Plastic bags – cheap “dry bags!
RELEVANT SOFTWARE – on iPhone
MapOut mapping software (excellent so far) – including entire route and location finder
Open source 1:25,000 maps – for entire route downloaded so no need to be online
Panasonic G9 Manual & Image app – for remote control of camera, image download from camera and helping me when I get lost with the technology.
Alta Via die Monti Liguri H24 website – for all sorts of relevant info including water & Refugio locations, services etc
Ligurian weather forecasts – which seem to change by the minute!
WordPress – for blogging
Facebook & Instagram – for social media
iTunes – so I can learn Italian en route and maybe sing to myself when the mood takes
Find My Phone – set up so Mog can check I am not staying in a hotel!
The Emergency SOS function is handy if I get into trouble – and it also holds my health info.
It is a phone too apparently!!!
I just wish the entire list could be virtual 😉