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This is the gear list for my walk and wild camping trip around Norfolk in March 2020. It was planned so I could be as self sufficient and isolated as possible due to the Covid-19 outbreak. I did make changes to the walk and the gear list during the walk. How the gear performed and the reasons for these changes are explained at the end of the list.

 Around Norfolk Walk                March 2020              0 to +20
Norfolk Coast Path, Peddars Way and Angles Way.
CATEGORYITEMWEIGHT
RucksackAtomPacks – Prospector – 60L                          1050
Pack liner – Sea to Summit  drybag – small80
ShelterTent – Lightwave S10 Sigma      978
Bag for above – Sea to Summit 13L drybag                  28
Pegs – including bag and spares.    various sizes x16    167
Cloth – for tent condensation5
Sleep system        Mat – Klymit Inertia O Zone                          358
Bag for above                          17
Sleeping Bag – PHD Hispar 400 K series 744
Bag for above – Dyneema 16
Socks – EDZ Linner 92% merino64
Baselayer – EDZ crew neck long sleeve top – 100% merino235
Baselayer – EDZ leggings – 100% merino215
Balaclava – EDZ 100% merino44
Jacket – Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer hooded jacket213
Bag for above – Dyneema 12
Cook bagStove – Vargo Titanium Triad multifuel stove (meths)30
Windbreak and alloy base43
Pot + Lid – Evernew 600ml92
Mug – Alpkit 400ml62
Knife – Deejo Naked pocket knife15
Spoon – Sea to Summit10
Matches – 1 box    8
Gas Lighter 21
Bag for above – Sea to Summit extra small 15
BagFirst Aid Kit + Mirror bag218
Repair Kit bag107
Wash Kit bag – inc. Towel and Soap Leaves90
Charging leads for Phone/Headtorch & Ipod53
Bag for above – Dyneema13
Outside pack +Phone/Camera/GPS/Mapping – Ulefone Armor 3W               361
in pocketsCompass 34
Head torch – Petzl Bindi rechargable   2/3/50hrs35
Reading Glasses + soft case35
iPod and ear phones 156
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
Rubbish bag – Sea to Summit extra small17
Water bottle – 2L  Evernew                                  40
Water bottle – 1L45
Waterfilter – MSR Guardian Water Purifier Pump     640
Bag for above – MSR66
Toilet bagkitchen roll and antibacterial wipes      (for the day+)56
Toilet trowel – The Duece 2    16
Dry bag for above – Dyneema 1L 12
Spare clothesSocks – EDZ Liner 92% merino           64
often in packPants – EDZ Briefs 100% merino66
Baselayer – Inov-8 AT/C short sleeve 64 % merino112
Jacket – Rab down bodywarmer287
Jacket – Rohan waterproof325
Trousers – EDZ innershell leggings (windproof & water resistant)64
Gloves – EDZ grip – merino41
Head Band                    21
Hat – EDZ Beanie 100% merino44
Dry bag for above – Sea to Summit Nano 13L – for wet clothes28
                                                                                                                 TOTAL =7580g
Wearing Boots – Inov-8 Roclite G 370 size uk 9.5     740
Socks – EDZ all climate boot socks 34% merino98
Pants – EDZ boxers 100% merino90
Baselayer – EDZ zip collar long sleeve 200g 100% merino254
Jacket – EDZ microfleece full zip278
Trousers – Marmot 395
Neck tube – EDZ – 100% merino          51
Sun hat – Rohan 100
Watch – Lorus64
Wallet – Cash, credit/debit cards, ID.     In plastic bag100
                                                                                                                 TOTAL =2170g
Consumables
Fuel – Methylated spirit500
Food
Loo Roll (kitchen roll)  100
Wet Wipes (Antibaterial)   40217
Resupply package
Power pack – Anker Power Core 20000 mAh         342
Food
Fuel – Meths500
Antiseptic wipes and Kitchen/Loo roll

Reasons for the gear choices

My gear list allows for the fact that I live in the centre of Norfolk. This made it possible for my wife to resupply me every 3 or 4 days. The weather forecast was so good, so I didn’t end up taking the waterproof jacket listed above and I was only carrying a maximum of about 3kg of food, at anyone time. But it’s not always possible to filter water because of the low lying farmland nature of Norfolk, so at times I was carrying another 3kg of water. This would be less of an issue if you were not wild camping and eating dehydrated food all the time. It would have been easy to eat out more and stay in accommodation, if it hadn’t been for Covid-19.

Changes I made during the trip

The weather was dry as forecast but the wind was a lot colder than expected so I swapped the Rab bodywarmer for a Helly Hansen Lifaloft insulated jacket. This worked well and only added 38g to my pack weight.

I also found that I could feel the cold ground through my Klymit blowup mat. (The temperature had been dropping below freezing overnight). So I changed it for a Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm blow up mat, it takes a lot more blowing up, requiring me to take the pump sack as well as a separate pillow. It’s a bit of a pain not having the pillow attached to the mat as it is with the Klymit mat. This all added 168g to my pack weight but I was a lot warmer, more comfortable and I slept better, so I’m glad I made this change despite the extra weight.

Gear performance

The gear list for my walk around Norfolk was good for the weather conditions encountered and I would happily take it all again. But for the reasons described above, I would probably have made the changes from the start.

All the gear performed well and is mostly my usual wild camping set up, used and abused on many previous trips. The only item on the list that I hadn’t used before was the new Lightwave S10 Sigma single skin tent. I’m very pleased with it so far, because it was easy to pitch, stood up well in the wind and only had a minor issue with condensation. You can read my full review the tent here.   


Further Reading

My walk around Norfolk

Cicerone book – The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

My 11 Wild Camping Rules

My Scottish National Trail gear List


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