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-9C to +20C possible                  April to May 2020             
 (*Extras carried 1st 2 weeks while walking with my family*)                      
RucksackAtomPacks -Prospector – 60L                          1050g
Pack liner waterproof – Sea to Summit – small80g
ShelterTent – Lightwave S10 Sigma + (*Tarptent Stratospire Li 807g*)978g
Bag for above – Sea to Summit 13L drybag                  28g
Pegs – including bag and spares. various sizes + (*Pegs 102g*)178g
Sleep system        Mat – Thermarest Z-Lite Sole 402g
Mat – Klymit Inertia O Zone +  (*Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm 424g*)        358g
Bag for above 17g
Sleeping Bag – PHD Hispar 400 K series 744g
Bag for above – Dyneema 16g
Socks – EDZ thermal liner 92% merino                   64g
Leggings – EDZ 200gsm 100% merino    215g
Baselayer – EDZ Crew Neck long sleeve 200gsm 100% merino 235g
Balaclava – EDZ 100% merino  44g
Bag for above – Dyneema 12g
Socks – PHD Wafer K series          54g
Jacket – PHD Yukon K series 370g
Bag for above – Dyneema 12g
Icebreaker Bodyfitzone (If it’s looking warm, I may take this to save 177g)418
Cook bagStove – Vargo multi fuel30g
Windbreak and alloy base (cut to size)43g
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92g
Mug – Alpkit Titanium 400ml62g
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15g
Spoon – Sea to Summit10g
Matches – 1 box    8g
Gas Lighter 21g
Bag for above – Sea to Summit extra small 15g
BagFirst Aid Kit + Mirror bag232g
Repair Kit bag170g
Wash Kit bag 128g
USB Plug – 24w 2 port USB charger (2.4A per port)       83g
Power pack – Anker Power Core 20000 mAh 342
Charging leads for the Phone/Headtorch & Ipod33g
Paper + Pen + envelopes/stamps                          50g
Bag for above – Dyneema13g
Outside packPhone/GPS/Camera – Ulefone Armor 3W (2 week battery life)363g
in pocketsCompass 34g
Maps 144g
Map Case 57g
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35g
Sun glasses      20g
Midge Head Net9g
iPod and ear phones  156g
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12g
Rubbish bag – Sea to Summit extra small17g
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     640g
Bag for above – MSR66g
Water bottle –  Evernew 2L                            40g
Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes      (for the day)56g
Toilet trowel – The Duece 2    16g
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12g
Spare clothesSocks – Rohan Liner27g
often in packSocks – Darn Tough Hiker 61% merino           75g
Socks – EDZ waterproof – calf length160g
Pants – EDZ Briefs 100% merino66g
Baselayer – Inov-8 AT/C long sleeve 64 % merino 134g
Bodywarmer – Icebreaker Descender 84% merino                        252g
Jacket – Rab Valiance Down – waterproof               757g
Gloves – EDZ touch screen grip merino 41g
Gloves – Extremerties sythetic insulation89g
Gloves – Extremeties Tuff Bags GTX paclite waterproof mitts 71g
Head Band – Rohan 21g
Hat – EDZ Beanie 100% merino 44g
Dry bag for above – Rab – for dry clothes 38g
Dry bag for above – Sea to Summit Nano 13L – for wet clothes 28g
Insoles – Superfeet merino113g
TOTAL = 9685g
Wearing andBoots – Inov8 Roclite 370 size uk 9.5 with Inov-8 insoles740g
carrying in
handsSocks – EDZ all climate boot socks 34% merino98g
Pants – EDZ boxers 100% merino90g
Baselayer – EDZ zip collar long sleeve 200g 100% merino254g
Midlayer – Paramo Bentu fleece                                                    417g
Jacket – Paramo Bentu windproof                                                   433g
Trousers – Paramo Cascade 11                             481g
Neck tube – EDZ – 100% merino          51g
Gloves – RAB Convertible Mitts 77g
Sun hat – Rohan 100g
Walking Poles – Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z – 120cm – pair  460g
Watch – 64g
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID.    
_____________________________________       TOTAL =3265g
Tooth paste             
Soap/Hair wash/Laundry wash – Soap Leaves      
Fuel – Methylated spirit500g
Spare Loo Roll = 70g  and Wet Wipes = 90g  160g
Food – Maximum 7 days. (emergency or delays if rivers in spate)
Protect the Guardian water filter from freezing
Protect the phone and power pack from the cold to save power loss
Condensation: put Jacket on foot of sleeping bag
Be aware of bank holidays and Sunday closing times of shops
                            The Paramo Bentu windproof and Paramo Bentu fleece worn together are waterproof, as are the Paramo Cascade 11 trousers. So there is no waterproofs in the gear list. The Rab Valiance jacket is also waterproof but is to be worn over everything at stops, and my emergency layer if it’s extremely cold.
Instead of taking my usual sleep system: Therm-a-rest Neoair XTherm, Exped Air UL, Thermarest Pump Sack and Thermarest Z seat. I’ll be taking my Thermarest Z-Lite Sole closed cell foam mat and the Klymit Inertia O Zone blowup mat. This does weigh about 177g more but will cover me if the air mat gets a puncture, I’ll still be left with something to sleep on. Also the closed cell foam mat acts as a ground sheet, protecting the air mat from punctures, plus the above 2 mats are quicker and easier to set up every night.
Personal Metabolism
I’m getting older and I feel the cold more than I used to, so I carry more clothes (especially gloves) than many people.
Recommended reading:
Cicerone Cape Wrath Trail book
                            My Scottish National Trail Walk
My 11 Wild Camping Rules
My Ulefone Amor 3W phone review I’d never go on a long distance hike without it.

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